The Jack D. Farris Visiting Writers Series sponsored a reading by acclaimed writer Z.Z. Packer on Thursday, April 06, 2017. Her short story collection, Drinking Coffee Elsewhere, was published in 2003. The book was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award, a New York Times Notable Book, and selected by John Updike for the Today Show Book Club.
Rhodes English majors pursue a wide variety of professional careers, and they find that the critical reading and writing skills they gain in the major are highly valued by employers in business, education, media, and the arts. In recent years, a number of our graduates have joined the Teach for America program or taught in public or independent schools around the world. Others have taken positions in journalism, writing at Business Week, the Memphis Flyer, Memphis Magazine, and other publications.
Chapter: Tau Sigma
Sigma Tau Delta is the International English Honor Society. A member of the Association of College Honor Societies, it was founded in 1924 at Dakota Wesleyan University.
2017 STUDENT AWARDS
Brittney M. Threatt Cynthia Marshall Award
Justin A. Davis John R. Benish Award for Excellence in the Study of English
Austin D. Schmude Jane Donaldson Kepple First-Year Student English Essay Prize
Clare M. Misko Jane Donaldson Kepple Scholarly Essay Prize
Justin A. Davis Jane Donaldson Kepple Senior English Essay Prize
Eilidh C. Jenness Allen Tate Creative Writing Award-Poetry
The Writing Center at Rhodes College is dedicated to cultivating strong, independent writers. At the Center, a trained tutoring staff maintains a peer-to-peer teaching environment in which student writers of all levels can receive assistance at any stage of the writing process and for writing in any discipline. The Center also provides instructional resources and staff support to faculty teaching writing in their courses.