Sewanee senior Klarke Stricklen is one of 32 American students chosen as Rhodes Scholars for 2022, making her the 27th Rhodes Scholar from the University. The awards provide all expenses for two or three years of study at Oxford University in England. The winners were selected from 826 applicants endorsed by 247 different colleges and universities.
The University’s 62nd annual Festival of Lessons and Carols will be celebrated at three services—at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, and at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5. We look forward to welcoming guests back into All Saints' Chapel this year. The seating capacity has been expanded for all three services. On Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon, seating is available without reservations on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors will open for these services one hour in advance. The 4 p.m. Saturday service features reserved seating; no more tickets are available for this service.
Dancewise: Spark! showcases choreography and performances by students, faculty, and guest artists under the artistic direction of Associate Professor of Dance Courtney World. Spark! features the choreography of guest artist Jean Appolon, artistic director of a Boston-based contemporary dance company rooted in Haitian folkloric culture. Admission to the evening performances and Sunday matinee is free, but seating is limited. Reserve your spot!
Sewanee receives grant funding for public interest technology, a vote of confidence to fuel inclusive practices. The grant of $180,000 will be used to expand DataLab, an intensive summer program that offered student interns computer coding training to allow them to solve data problems for local and regional organizations.
Biology prof Kristen Cecala began working with the Kiawah Island Diamondback Terrapin Project as an undergraduate. Now she takes Sewanee students to participate in sampling and continue the work of monitoring diamondback terrapins—the only exclusively estuarine turtle in the U.S.