Fifteen members of the Class of 2019 have been elected to membership in Phi Beta Kappa, joining nine classmates who were elected in the fall semester. An initiation ceremony was held on Thursday, Feb. 28.
Dr. Katharina Probst, Engineering Leader at Google, will be the Graham Executive-in-Residence for the 2019 Easter Semester. In her presentation, "Sewanee to Silicon Valley: Lessons in Leadership and Change," Dr. Probst will share insights on how her liberal arts education provided the foundation for a successful career leading engineering teams at Netflix and Google. The public talk is at 4:30 p.m. Monday, February 18, in the Torian Room in duPont Library.
Michael Deimler, senior partner and managing director of the Boston Consulting Group, will be the Bryan Viewpoints speaker for the 2019 Easter Semester. His presentation, “When the Game Gets Tough, Change the Game,” will offer insights into creating business success with agile leadership. The public talk is at 4:30 p.m., Monday, February 4, in the Torian Room in duPont Library, followed by a reception.
The winner of the Sewanee Review’s 2019 Aiken Taylor Award for Modern American Poetry is Carl Phillips. Phillips has authored 14 books of poetry and two books of criticism. He has received numerous literary honors, including the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and was a finalist for the National Book Award.