Sewanee’s annual celebration of student scholarship, research, and creativity this year will be held primarily on Friday, April 24, though some events will occur Thursday and Saturday—one day is no longer enough to contain them all.
Professor Jim Peterman is the recipient of a 2015 Harold Love Outstanding Community Service Award. The awards are presented by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission to recognize demonstrated effectiveness in public service.
Carolyn Hoagland has been appointed manager of the university farm, announced Director of Sustainability Integration Marvin Pate. She is a soil ecologist with dedication to sustainability principles and student collaboration.
"Reading Appalachia: Voices from Children’s Literature" opened this week at Sewanee's Jessie Ball duPont Library. This groundbreaking exhibition of Appalachian children’s literature explores books published since the late 1800s.
The Rebel’s Rest research project headed by professors Gerald Smith and Sarah Sherwood continues. The dendrochronology (tree ring dating) has been led by Professor of Forestry Scott Torreano and conducted by Patrick Vestal, C’12. It is allowing researchers to learn more about the history and ecology of the region back to the 17th century.
James L. "Skip" Rutherford, the dean of the Clinton School of Public Service at the University of Arkansas, will be the 2015 Easter semester Graham Executive in Residence, co-sponsored by the Office of Community Engagement, Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society, and the Babson Center for Global Commerce. He will deliver his public lecture, "Non-Profits as Economic Engines," Monday, March 30, at 4:30 p.m. in Gailor Auditorium. In addition to meeting with students while on campus, Rutherford will also consult with community leaders and Americorps VISTAs currently serving on the South Cumberland Plateau.