Gordy Honors College Forum Series


The Gordy Honors College presents the Forum Series each semester. The Forum hosts national, regional, and local speakers as well as films and special presentations. As one of the premier series in the South, the Forum presents dynamic and stimulating presentations for the MUW campus and the entire community. All events are free and open to the public.


Fall 2014 Series Schedule

All presentations are free and open to the public. All begin at 6 p.m. and are held in Nissan Auditorium, Parkinson Hall, unless otherwise noted.


August 28

"Natural Selection and Altruism: Putting the 'Self' Back in 'Selfless'" 

Dr. Paul Mack

Associate Professor of Biology, MUW






September 11

Study Abroad Opportunities at MUW

Ms. Erinn Holloway

Interim Director, MUW Study Abroad Programs






September 25

“Stolen Art, Nazi Ideology, and the Monuments Men”

Dr. Beverly Joyce

Professor of Art History, MUW




October 9

Film:  The Monuments Men

November 6

“The Hidden Gems of Classical Music: Women Composers”

Dr. Julia Mortyakova

Assistant Professor and Chair, Department of Music, MUW

Poindexter Auditorium


November 20

Gordy Honors College Undergraduate Research Symposium (Part I)


December 4

Gordy Honors College Undergraduate Research Symposium (Part II)



Previous Featured Speakers

Amanda Beard





Amanda Beard, 3 time Olympian, winner of 7 Olympic Medals









 Bill Roseman, editor, Marvel Comics





Rudy Reyes




Rudy Reyes, Marine veteran, author of "Hero Living," star of the HBO mini-series "Generation Kill"




Dick Gregory




Dick Gregory, legendary comedian and civil rights leader







Lieutenant General Russel Honore, Commander Joint Task Force Katrina








Mark Zupan, paralympian and star of the movie Murderball










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