In the Classroom and Beyond
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Scholarship is Curiosity

On any given day, roughly 3,100 solar panels at the new Allen Natural Gas Plant capture the sun’s light so that it can be converted into usable electricity. Rhodes representatives recently got an up-close view of them because the college is the largest purchaser of the new RECs associated with the site’s solar generation. 

Eleven Rhodes students participated this June in the Rocky Mountain Ecology Maymester through the Teton Science Schools in Kelly, WY. Students also got to meet alumna Mickey Babcock, who established the Rhodes-Teton Science Schools collaboration.

President Trump has announced Rhodes College alumna Amy Coney Barrett ‘94 is being considered to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the United States Supreme Court.

Around campus, William Jirik ’18 is known for his saying, “Where there’s a Will, there’s a way,” and the business and economics double major has shown that, with enough determination, one can overcome obstacles and achieve what they set out to do.

Nationally recognized education expert Kevin Kumashiro spoke to a packed room June 20 at Rhodes as part of the inaugural Urban Education Summer Institute. He also worked with urban education fellows and master’s degree candidates.

Dr. Leslie Petty, associate professor and chair of the English department, was named as the director of this year’s American Literature Association Conference. The 29th annual conference was held May 24-27 in San Francisco, CA. 

Rhodes plans events, panels, and observances around the MLK50 anniversary.

Make plans to join us September 14-16 for Family Weekend 2018!

Watch the the 169th commencement ceremonies at Rhodes.