Everyone seems to be taking notes in class, but what are they writing down? Come learn about effective note-taking practices, study skills, and technology that can help.
This event is part of the History, Political Science and Geography department's Brown Bag series. It is open to all MUW students, regardless of major. The workshop will be held in the Painter Hall student lounge (first floor) from 12-1. Feel free to drop in and out as your schedule requires. Bring your lunch, we'll provide snacks and drinks!
Interested in an internship? Come learn about the internships available locally and nationally and meet actual archivists!
If you're considering graduate school, join us as we discuss important issues related to the decision, including finance, assistantships, and selecting programs.
Ever considered going to law school but not sure what it would entail? Professor Holloway will lay out the details of what is involved and what you should consider.
Join us to celebrate Constitution Day by attending this year's presentation, "What the Constitution Means to Me: MUW Political Science Students Speak," on Thursday, September 17 at 5:00 pm in 113 Painter Hall. Click here for more information.
Join the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Minor for classic movies with a medieval and renaissance theme!
Check the video boards for our upcoming selection.
Medieval and Renaissance Studies Minor
The Medieval and Renaissance Studies Minor at Mississippi University for Women is hosting its first “Medieval and Renaissance Studies Research Symposium” on April 15, 2016. This symposium will showcase the research/creative work of The W students on any topic relating to the Middle Ages or Renaissance.
Professor Alex Stelioes-Wills unveils a campus mural in honor of the anniversary of desegregation created during a class in the summer.
Art and Design will host a reception for the public before unveiling projects related to the Those Who Dared commemoration. As part of the program, Dr. Beverly Joyce will open an exhibit on desegregation at The W created by students during the spring in Gallery B of the Art and Design building.
MUW will celebrate Constitution Day by gathering at the Stringer Auditorium in the Art and Design Building at 3:00 in the afternoon. Dr. Jon Hooks will explain the significance of Constitution Day and Dr. Beverly Joyce will provide a brief introduction to "In Their Footsteps," the walking exhibit that tells the story of the integration of The W. Participants will then view the exhibit.
Join us as we watch the first 2016 Presidential Debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in 303 Cochran Hall at 7:30! All W students welcome!
Lecture by Dr. Joshua Tate in Parkinson 117. Free and open to the public.
2017 marks the 800th anniversary of the Charter of the Forest issued by Henry III of England, which allowed Englishmen to use certain common lands wrongly claimed by King John and his predecessors. This lecture will use both the Charter of the Forest and the Magna Carta as a jumping-off point for a discussion of what rights ought to be considered fundamental and whether Magna Carta deserves its longstanding reputation as one of the most important documents in legal history.
Professor Tate’s research and teaching focus on legal history, property, and trusts and estates. He has been a full-time faculty member at SMU Dedman School of Law since the fall of 2005. He is currently engaged in a study of the development of property rights and remedies in medieval England, focusing on issues of jurisdictional conflict with regard to rights of presentation to churches.
Dr. Phillip Carroll Morgan
Title: Old Culture in the South: American Indians of Mississippi and Alabama. Synopsis: This talk illuminates important relationships between settlers and Indigenous people in Mississippi and Alabama before and after 1817. This historical perspective refutes the oversimplified idea of a white world in conflict with an Indian world and asserts that such a neat dichotomy never existed, and, in fact, each ethnicity shared experiences in one-and-the-same perplexingly modern world.
Title: The Creek War and the Split of the Mississippi Territory. Synopsis: This PowerPoint presentation will provide an overview of the Creek War, discussing its causes, participants, and the battles themselves. The subsequent Treaty of Fort Jackson will be explained and its relationship to the split of the territory.
Jack D. Elliott, Jr.
Title: The Upper Tombigbee River and the Birth of the State of Mississippi.
Synopsis: When the state of Mississippi was established in 1817 it included a small area on the Upper Tombigbee River that had just been ceded to the U.S. by the Chickasaw and Choctaw Nations. In 1816 everyone knew that this was part of the Mississippi Territory, but for a few years after 1817 no one knew whether it was part of the state of Mississippi or the newly founded Alabama territory.
Title: More or Less Arbitrary: The Location of the Alabama-Mississippi Border. Synopsis: Have you ever wondered how the boundary between Alabama and Mississippi came to be? The story of the contentious debate over the border's placement offers a fascinating glimpse into the political, economic, and demographic realities of the region in the first decades of the nineteenth century.
March 3, 2017 marks the 200th Anniversary of the separation of the Territory of Alabama from the Mississippi Territory
Moderator: Dr. John M. Giggie, Director of The Francis S. Summersell Center for the Study of the South at Univeristy of Alabama Introductions: Dr. Jonathon Hooks, Assistant Professor of History at Mississippi University for Women
Sponsored by the Billups-Garth Foundation; MUW Deptartment of History, Political Science & Geography; Mississippi Humanities Council; Mississippi Development Authority; AL Bicentennial Commission; Alabama Heritage and The Francis S. Summersell Center for the Study of the South at the University of Alabama.