Annual awards will be presented at Rhodes’ Alumni Convocation on Oct. 20 during Homecoming/Reunion Weekend. Dr. Herbert H. Hill from the Class of 1967 will receive the Distinguished Alumni Award, and Dr. Coby V. Smith from the Class of 1968 will receive the Black Student Association’s Distinguished Alumni Award.
News and information about the Rhodes campus experience.
Dr. Gordon H. Mueller, founding president and CEO of The National World War II Museum in New Orleans, LA, gave a talk on campus Oct. 9 about the impact of World War II on public memory in the United States.
Over the course of the last week, Rhodes College students, faculty, and staff, led by Rhodes Chaplain Rev. Beatrix Weil, joined together to create a communal art project to encourage discussion about sexual assault.
Every week, the Rhodes College Department of Physics invites members of the community to open their eyes to marvels beyond earth’s atmosphere with Observatory Open Houses. Come view the night sky on the sixth floor of the Rhodes Tower on the viewing deck and in the dome.
Anne Farris Rosen ’78 recently gave a talk on campus about her career and new book chronicling the career of her late father, John Herbers, who became one of the pivotal chroniclers of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s.
After thirteen years moving up the ranks of residence life at The University of Memphis, Aretha Milligan has joined the Rhodes College community as the new director of residence life. She hopes to create more on-campus programming and revitalize the residential common areas in order to bring students together and make living on campus an integral part of the student experience.
A committee of Rhodes College trustees, alumni, faculty, students, and friends of the college will begin meeting this fall to consider whether to change or retain the name of Palmer Hall.
The Symposium was held in McNeill Concert Hall Sept. 17. Speakers included Jonathan Rauch, Laura Beth Nielsen, Jonathan Marks, and Allison Stanger. Rhodes political science professor Dan Cullen served as moderator of the event.
This past year, Student Disability Services adopted a new name to better reflect their mission of promoting access and inclusion for all students, in all aspects of campus life: Student Accessibility Services (SAS). The change embodies a more positive, active attitude toward expanding accessibility and counteracts the stigma society often attaches to the word “disability.”