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 and, unless otherwise noted, begin at 6 p.m. in Parkinson Hall's Nissan Auditorium.   


Fall 2017

August 31

MUW Goes Global: Travel for Study, Service, and Adventure

Student Presentations and Panel Discussion


September 14


Women’s Rights Movements In Pre- And Post-Revolutionary Iran 

Dr. Mona Tajali

Assistant Professor, International Relations and Women's Studies, Agnes Scott College 

co-sponsored by The W's Common Reading Initiative


September 28

Film Screening: Gringo Trails (2014)

award-winning documentary on the cultural, economic, and environmental impact of global tourism


October 19

Daniel Wallace

Keynote Address, Welty Writers' Symposium

The Forum Series joins the Symposium for a reading by the award-winning author of the bestselling Big Fish, which was adapted into a hit film and Broadway musical, as well as five other novels, including his most recent release Extraordinary Adventures.

Kossen Auditorium, Poindexter Hall

7:30 p.m.


November 2

How My International Education Has Impacted My Career

L. Patricia Ice

Director, Legal Project, Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance 


November 16

Fault Lines: Living in Two Cultures

Seetha Srinivasan

Director Emeritus, University Press of Mississippi

made possible in part by a grant from the Mississippi Humanities Council


November 30

Gordy Honors College Undergraduate Research Symposium (Part I)


December 7

Gordy Honors College Undergraduate Research Symposium (Part II)