Last weekend’s Lessons and Carols services marked the end of an era at Sewanee. Longtime professors Gerald Smith and Robbe Delcamp will retire at the end of the academic year. A program note by Christopher Bryan, editor of the Sewanee Theological Review, honored both men.
Visiting Assistant Professor (English and Theatre) Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder has written That I Know for Sure, which was directed by Baltimore Center Stage's Artistic Director, Kwame Kwei-Armah. The short play was filmed in Sanford, Florida on the location where Treyvon Martin was killed.
The University of the South’s School of Theology has received a grant of $600,000 to support the Beecken Center’s SUMMA Theological Debate Camp, established to train high-school students in theological debate.
Provost John Swallow has announced that Kevin Hiers, director of environmental stewardship, will assume a number of additional responsibilities as a safety officer for the University. In doing so he will take up several of the duties that Jerry Smith, Ayres distinguished professor of religious studies, has long exercised for the benefit of the University and residents.