The theme for this year's symposium is "'So the incident became a story': Tales and Truths Around the South," which is inspired by Eudora Welty’s story "The Hitch-Hikers" from her collection, A Curtain of Green.
For more information: www.muw.edu/welty
On Friday, October 20, at 7:00 p.m., The W family, including students from the Ina E. Gordy Honors College, alumni, and community members, are invited to join us for an elegant evening at the Trotter Convention Center. The Welty Gala begins with a cocktail reception with this year's Welty Symposium authors followed by dinner and a presentation by best-selling author and political commentator Jeffery Toobin.
For more information and tickets, visit www.muw.edu/weltygala.
Industrial Institute & College (II&C), the predecessor to The W, opened its doors to students for the first time on this date in 1885.
On this date in 1884, the Mississippi state legislature passed the charter founding the Industrial Institute and College (II&C), the first publicly funded college for women in the United States. The school would go on to become The W.