Ina E. Gordy Honors College

Forum Series



The W's Ina E. Gordy Honors College presents the Forum Series each semester, hosting national, regional, and local speakers and offering films and other special presentations.  All events are free and open to the public.  


Spring 2017


January 26

Caroline Payne Purvis

Dr. Caroline Payne-Purvis

Assistant Professor of Health and Kinesiology, Mississippi University for Women

Risk-Taking Behaviors in College: The Long-Term Effect

Pope Banquet Room, 6 p.m.


February 9

Meg Hutchinson Headshot 

Meg Hutchinson

Award-Winning Singer-Songwriter, Mental Health Advocate

Moving Beyond That: Illness as an Opportunity for Transformation

Nissan Auditorium, 6 p.m.


February 23


The Series joins the II+C Symposium for the keynote address by Robert C. Robbins, MD, President and CEO, Texas Medical Center, “A Personal Journey: From Mississippi to the Largest Medical Center in the World.”

Nissan Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.


March 9

Film Screening: Planetary (2015)


Nissan Auditorium, 6 p.m.


March 23


Jeanie Thompson

Award-Winning Writer, Editor, Literary Arts Editor, and Arts Advocate

The Myth of Water: Poems from the Life of Helen Keller 

Nissan Auditorium, 6 p.m.


April 6: Nell Peel Wolfe Lecture


Peggy Wallace Kennedy

Civil Rights Activist

closing event in The W's year-long commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the university's desegregation

Nissan Auditorium, 6 p.m.


April 27

Gordy Honors College Undergraduate Research Symposium (Part I)

Nissan Auditorium, 6 p.m.


May 4

Gordy Honors College Undergraduate Research Symposium (Part II)

Nissan Auditorium, 6 p.m.