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 university faculty and students are invited, and all events are free and open to the public.  All events begin at 6 p.m. and, unless otherwise noted, will be held in Nissan Auditorium.


Spring 2016


January 28


Ethics Roundtable with Dr. Bryan Hilliard, Professor of Philosophy, MUW

Pope Banquet Room, 6 p.m.


February 11


Dr. Kate McClellan

Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology and Middle Eastern Cultures, Mississippi State University

Developing Multispecies Morals: Pedagogies of Ethics and Care in Jordanian Animal Welfare Work

Nissan Auditorium, 6 p.m.


February 25

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Kelby Ouchley

Former U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service manager, host of Louisiana Public Radio's "Bayou Diversity," and author of Bayou-Diversity: Nature and People in the Louisiana Bayou Country

Oh, Those Troublesome Connections: Ignoring Our Ties to the Natural World

Nissan Auditorium, 6 p.m.


March 10

History Interns

Dr. Erin Kempker and Research Interns

Update on 2016 Commemoration of Integration of The W

Nissan Auditorium, 6 p.m.


March 31

Nell Peel Wolfe Lecture


Photo: Wayne Rhodes, GBCS

Katey Zeh

Writer, Strategist, and Advocate for Global Reproductive Health

Sex, Religion, and Politics: Bridging the Divides through Faith-Based Advocacy

Nissan Auditorium, 6 p.m.


April 14

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The Hand that Feeds (2014)

Best of Fest, AFI DOCS, Washington, DC
Audience Award for Best Feature, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Durham, NC 
Audience Award, DOC NYC, New York, NY

with Co-Director Robin Blotnick

Nissan Auditorium, 6 p.m.


April 28

Gordy Honors College Undergraduate Research Symposium (Part I)

Nissan Auditorium, 6 p.m.


May 5

Gordy Honors College Undergraduate Research Symposium (Part II)

Nissan Auditorium, 6 p.m.