Next summer, faculty from Furman University and Clemson University will lead an effort to reconstruct Black history in South Carolina with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).
The academics, a quality education, the friendly community, a beautiful campus, and support from professors are just some of the reasons members of the incoming class say they have chosen to make Rhodes College their new home.
Congressman David Trone ’77 has given $10 million to Furman University, with $8.5 million dedicated to student mental health services and $1.5 million to support Furman’s Hillel, the Jewish Student Association. The gift makes Trone, a 1977 Furman graduate and a member of the Board of Trustees, one of the university’s largest living donors.
The Furman University Board of Trustees has approved a number of recommendations made by the board’s Special Committee on Slavery and Justice, including removing “James C.” from James C. Furman Hall, and creating a statue and day of celebration to honor the late Joseph Vaughn was the first African-American to enroll at Furman.
Rhodes College is being awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Research grant in the amount of $639,165 to continue research performed by Professor of Chemistry Loretta Jackson-Hayes and Professor of Biology Terry Hill with students in their labs. The research explores cell growth and division of fungi and has potential to find more effective antifungal drugs.
Emma Astad ’21 has joined Catherine Hiebel ’22 and Melina Boutris ’22 as one of Southwestern University’s newest Fulbright award recipients. Astad, a biology major and Spanish minor, will serve as an English teaching assistant in Galicia, Spain.
Registrations are now open for the ACS Summer Virtual Workshop Series
Even though contingent faculty members are critically important to the sustainability of our colleges, these individuals often lack both access to quality mentoring and opportunities for meaningful professional development. This workshop aims to develop concrete and innovative solutions to overcome barriers of accessibility and promote a culture of faculty inclusivity. Guiding questions include: What do we “owe” in terms of mentorship and professional training do we “owe” newly minted PhD VAPs and other short-term faculty? How can institutions elevate the stature of long-term non-tenure-track faculty members and open up leadership pathways for them? Resulting resources will include an open-access idea bank of models, strategies, and best practices for supporting and mentoring contingent faculty and a multi-institutional network (LinkedIn or email group) of faculty and staff who can be queried for advice, support, or future collaborative initiatives.
Hendrix College President W. Ellis Arnold III ’79 will retire from the presidency in June 2023. Arnold was elected the 12th President of Hendrix College by the Hendrix Board of Trustees in November 2019 and took office in December.
The University of Richmond has been awarded a 2022 IIE Andrew Heiskell Award for Innovation in International Education in the category of “Widening Access for International Education” for its EnCompass program.
Catherine Hiebel ’22 and Melina Boutris ’22 are Southwestern University’s newest Fulbright award recipients. Hiebel, a political science and Spanish double major, will teach English in Spain through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, while Boutris, a German and education double major, will serve as an English teaching assistant in Austria through Fulbright Austria.
Morehouse College today announced the appointment of Paula Resley as Chief Brand Officer and Vice President of Strategic Communications, Marketing, and Admissions. She will direct brand and messaging strategy as well as targeted recruitment and digital engagement. Throughout her career, Resley has led marketing and communications strategy across digital and non-digital channels for a variety of industries represented by Fortune 500 companies, publicly traded organizations, companies as they went through the IPO process, and privately-owned agencies, as well as non-profit organizations.
Spelman College announced that it will name the new 84,000-square-foot Center for Innovation & the Arts in honor of Mary Schmidt Campbell, Ph.D., the 10th president of the College.
Gil Villanueva, associate vice president and dean of admission at the University of Richmond, has been named vice president for enrollment at Rhodes College. He will assume the role in July, when President-elect Jennifer Collins takes office, and will provide high-level strategic direction for the college’s admission, enrollment services, and financial aid operations. In addition, Villanueva will be responsible for collaboratively developing and leading a comprehensive, data-informed enrollment strategy consistent with Rhodes’ vision, strengths, culture, and values.
Davidson College Trustees today unanimously named religion scholar Douglas A. Hicks as the college’s 19th president. Hicks, Dean of Oxford College of Emory University, is a Davidson alum who earned a Harvard University doctorate degree and built a career of leadership roles in higher education that stretch from upstate New York to Georgia.
The Spelman College Board of Trustees unanimously voted today to appoint Helene Gayle, MD its 11th president.
Applications due: April 29, 2022
ACS is pleased to put out a special call to ACS faculty and staff members for summer virtual workshop and working group proposals.
Thomas Whittemore, a junior from Easley, South Carolina, and Conor Bready, a sophomore from Highland, New York, have been named Goldwater Scholars, the preeminent honor for undergraduate students studying the natural sciences, engineering and mathematics.
Southwestern University has earned a STARS Gold rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System measures and encourages sustainability in all aspects of higher education.
Two Hendrix College seniors have been named semifinalists for 2022-2023 Fulbright Awards.
Kaylen Holman ’22 and Maggie Kleck ’22 are semifinalists for Study/Research Awards in Finland. Holman plans to pursue a master’s degree in Neuroscience at the University of Helsinki, and Kleck will enroll in the Inequalities, Interventions, and New Welfare State Master of Arts program at the University of Turku.