With proposals to explore a variety of topics including bike building and cultured foods, four Sewanee seniors have been nominated for a prestigious year-long Watson Fellowship during 2015-16. Pierce Myers, Willem Peglau, Hali Steinmann, and Emily Williams are the nominees.
Elections of new regents by the University’s Board of Trustees occurred on October 16. Those elected by the trustees to serve six-year terms on the Board of Regents are Montague “Cosmo” Boyd III, C’74, and Katherine “Kate” Nielsen.
Announcements of several administrative transitions were made by Vice-Chancellor John McCardell at yesterday’s “The Launching of a New Year” event in All Saints’ Chapel.
The University of the South has announced the appointment of Nicky Hamilton, C’99, as the university’s associate director of community engagement. Hamilton, who served the university in other roles from 2003 to 2010, will begin her new duties July 11.
After a national search, the Sewanee Department of Athletics has named Tom Campbell as the new women’s basketball coach, Athletic Director Mark Webb announced. “Coach Campbell brings many years of coaching success to Sewanee,” said Webb. “He is an outstanding teacher of basketball as well as an accomplished recruiter to a highly selective, small liberal arts college. I am confident that our women’s basketball program will thrive under his leadership.”
Vice-Chancellor John McCardell announced today the appointment of Terry Papillon, director of the University Honors Program at Virginia Tech, as dean of the college effective July 1, 2014, at the conclusion of Dean John Gatta’s service this summer.
Professor of Biology David Haskell has been awarded a 2014 Guggenheim Fellowship in the Creative Arts–Science Writing category. The fellowship will support work on a new book, "Songs of Trees," a study of humanity’s varied roles within biological networks as heard through the acoustics of trees.
Jeremy Rios, a senior Russian major from Philadelphia, Pa., has been selected for a 2014-2015 Fulbright Award for an English Teaching Assistantship in Andorra. He will represent the U.S. as a cultural ambassador while overseas, helping to enhance mutual understanding between Americans and the people in Andorra.
The University Music Department will be well represented at the 11th annual Trails and Trilliums sponsored by the Friends of South Cumberland. It will take place at the Monteagle Assembly Friday night and Saturday, April 11 & 12, 2014.
Jon Evans, assistant provost for environmental stewardship and sustainability, has recently been appointed as a science advisor for an Open Space Institute (OSI) initiative focused on wildlife adaptation to climate change.