Next generation of women leaders gathers at The W

Mississippi NEW LeadershipCOLUMBUS, Miss. – The second annual Mississippi N.E.W. (National Education for Women) Leadership residential program is under way on the campus of Mississippi University for Women.


The W to offer new master of arts in women’s leadership in fall 2014

The WCOLUMBUS, Miss. – In fall 2014, Mississippi University for Women will offer its master of arts in women’s leadership, which will give students the opportunity to use knowledge of women’s issues as a force for change in today’s world.


Mortar Board Faculty Member of the Year 2015


Every year the MUW Alumni Association and the MUW Star and Scepter Chapter of Mortar Board conduct a campus-wide election to select MUW’s Faculty Member of the Year.  This Award, which is announced at graduation and includes a $1000 dollar check from the Alumni Association, is highly coveted.  It honors those faculty members who exhibit excellence in teaching, advising, and professional activities, in particular those who go beyond all expectations to support MUW’s students and academic programs.  Only full-time tenured/tenure-track MUW faculty members are eligible and must be nominated by AT LEAST one other full-time tenured/tenure track faculty member AND AT LEAST three currently enrolled full-time students.  Faculty who have received the award in the previous DECADE are not eligible, including Dr. James Roth (2005), Dr. Jane Wenstrom (2006), Dr. James Keller (2007), Dr. Bryan Hilliard (2008), Dr. Bonnie Oppenheimer (2009), Dr. George Pinchuck (2010), Mr. Todd Bunnell (2011), Dr. Brian Anderson (2012), Ms. Janice Giallourakis (2013), and Ms. Mary Jo Kirkpatrick (2014). 
    Nominations are NOW OPEN and will close at five p.m. on April 16th, to allow time for a blackboard ballot to be prepared and for a run-off election, if necessary.  A copy of this form, with nominators’ original signatures (and student ID numbers, for student nominators), should be sent to
    Mortar Board Sponsor Bridget Smith Pieschel
        MUW Box number 1634, Painter Hall, campus
OR the form may be scanned and sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the deadline date
OR the form may be handed in person to Dr. Pieschel in her office 103 C in Painter Hall by five p.m. on the deadline date
OR the form may be placed in Dr. Pieschel’s faculty mailbox in Painter Hall, office 111, by the deadline date.

Common Reading Initiative essay contest winners announced

CRI Essay Award WinnersCOLUMBUS, Miss. – Winners of The W’s Common Reading Initiative essay contest will be officially recognized tonight at the opening of the annual Eudora Welty Writers’ Symposium.


$tart $mart workshop focuses on salary negotiation

Start SmartCOLUMBUS, Miss. – Talking about money in most situations usually can be a sensitive matter, but especially when it comes to salary negotiation.


Women’s Health Awareness Week at The W

Women's Health WeekCOLUMBUS, Miss. – The W’s Department of Health and Kinesiology is celebrating Women’s Health Awareness Week with presentations that empower women to make healthier choices.


High school girls to participate in mathematics program at The W

Sonya KovalevskyCOLUMBUS, Miss. -- More than 40 high school girls from area schools will be on The W’s campus to participate in the Sonya Kovalevsky High School Mathematics Day Tuesday, Oct. 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Parkinson Hall.


W student attends National Conference for College Women Student Leaders

Brianna WarnerCOLUMBUS, MS - Brianna Warner, a sophomore majoring in political science at The W, had a busy summer. She attended the Mississippi NEW Leadership Conference on the campus of The W and then spent several days at the University of Maryland attending the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL).


Next generation of women leaders gather at The W

NEW Leadership MississippiCOLUMBUS, Miss. -- Thirty-three women from public, private and community colleges will convene on The W’s campus next week to experience a leadership program unlike any effort that has been seen in the state of Mississippi.


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