The Rhodes College Department of English co-sponsored “An Evening with Claudia Rankine” on Monday, September 25th, 2017. Professor Rankine read from her most recent book, 2014’s bestselling Citizen: An American Lyric, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry, the NAACP Image Award, and numerous other prizes. An opening reception was held in the lobby of McNeill Concert Hall, with books available to purchase.
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
L-R: Professor Leslie Petty, Justin Davis, Eilidh Jenness, Professor Caki Wilkinson, Brittney Threatt, Professors Ernest Gibson and Scott Newstok.
Brittney M. Threatt Cynthia Marshall Award
Justin A. Davis John R. Benish Award for Excellence in the Study of English
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.