More about the Eugenia Summer Galleries
Open to all Student Organization Presidents. Come learn about what your peer organizations are doing as well as hear updates from offices and departments.
Poindexter Hall, Connie Sills Kossen Auditorium
Free and open to the public
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.
MUW Choral Concert
Thursday, March 9th at 7:30 pm
Wednesday, March 8Leadership and Diversity: Why Asking Difficult Questions about the Past is Good for the Present and the Future Dr. Erin Kempker12noon-12:45pmShattuck Hall Gallery, 1st Floor
This session will introduce how students and faculty who engage in historical inquiry answer questions that they have about the past. They "tell the story" of a significant aspect of local history and, in so doing, develop important skills and knowledge that help them gain "real world" experience and expertise. The difficult question these students asked was "Who desegregated MUW and what was their story?" The answer was not an easy one, and didn't always make them comfortable, but it was important for the development of the university community and themselves.
Are you stressed with exams, papers, and assignments? You could start relaxing days before spring break at this event!
SPB is hosting a Relaxation Day for all students!
While there experience 15 minutes of complete relaxation as you recline in our state of the art massage chairs. Feel the tension release from your neck, back and legs. As well as rejuvenate your spirit with our unique spinal exercisers! Relax with a scented eye pillow and soothing music as your spine is gently aligned. The smooth rocking motion not only heals your spine, it calms your mind as well. This activity is safe and enjoyable for every one. Also experience the many benefits of oxygen! Calm your mind and heal your body with our 16 aromatherapy scents for up to 15 minutes of bliss. And there’s no better way to relieve stress than by making your very own stress ball to take with you when you go!
We hope to everyone come out and relax during a stressful time right before spring break!
Faculty Duo Recital
Dr. Julia Mortyakova and Dr. Valentin Bogdan
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Music Student Showcase
Song Fest is an opportunity for MUW's four-year social clubs to compete in a song and dance competition. All dances are choreographed by members of their respective organizations. This is a must see event.