Sewanee celebrated Founders’ Day Oct. 17 with the traditional Convocation and the induction of new members into the Order of Gownsmen. Terry L. Papillon was installed as Dean of the College during the ceremony, three honorary degrees were awarded, and Sir Fazle Hasan Abed delivered the Founders’ Day Address.
Seven "junior members" of the Class of 2015 were initiated into Phi Beta Kappa on Friday, Oct. 17; initiated this fall, these students were elected on the basis of their standing through their junior year at Sewanee.
The student-run Investment Club’s first-year performance was good enough that Sewanee's Board of Regents has now placed an additional $200,000 under the club’s management. Including the first-year return on the original funding, the club now manages just over $500,000 of the endowment. And as the club takes on the additional responsibility, its members will have a powerful new tool to aid their investment decisions: access to the Bloomberg Professional Service platform that is used by many of the top investment management firms and stock traders.
Nearly 40 staff members from departments across the College – Academic Services, Admission, Athletics, College Faculty, Communications, Financial Aid, Health Services, Information Technology Services, Residential Life, and Student Accounts – recently held a luncheon to celebrate the success of this summer's Enrollment Project. This project, although nearly invisible to many on campus, set and achieved an impressive goal: to streamline and integrate all summer communications from the College to incoming students and families.
The University of the South broke ground todayon a new wetlands research station in Sewanee. The wetlands research station is in partnership with the Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia and the Sewanee Utility Board. The project was made possible by a $590,000 grant from The Coca-Cola Foundation and Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED, Inc.