Gordy Honors College Forum Series
The Gordy Honors College presents the Forum Series each semester, hosting national, regional, and local speakers and offering films and other special presentations. All MUW faculty and students are invited, and all events are free and open to the public.
Fall 2015 Series
All events begin at 6 p.m. and are held in Nissan Auditorium, Parkinson Hall, unless otherwise noted.
Political Advertising and the Money that Fuels It
Dr. Melissa Smith, Assistant Professor of Communication, MUW
Study Abroad with MUW: Our Community's Passport to the World
Erinn Holloway, Coordinator of Study Abroad Programs, MUW, and guest presenters
Putting the Pieces Together: Uncovering the W’s 1966 Racial Integration through Archival Research
Dr. Erin Kempker and Research Interns, MUW
"Full-Fledged Agitators": Youth Protest in Civil Rights-Era Mississippi
Dr. Daphne Chamberlain, Assistant Professor of History and Coordinator of Civil Rights and Social Justice Initiatives, Tougaloo College
This presentation coordinates with MUW's Common Reading Initiative focus on Anne Moody's Coming of Age in Mississippi.
The Series joins the Eudora Welty Writers' Symposium for the keynote address by author Moira Crone (7:30 p.m., Poindexter Hall).
Eyes on Mississippi
Ellen Ann Fentress, producer and co-writer, screening her recently debuted documentary on Mississippi journalist Bill Minor
Gordy Honors College Undergraduate Research Symposium (Part I)
Gordy Honors College Undergraduate Research Symposium (Part II)
Previous Featured Speakers
Arsalan Iftikhar, human rights attorney and author of Islamic Pacifism
Amanda Beard, 3 time Olympian, winner of 7 Olympic Medals
Bill Roseman, editor, Marvel Comics
Rudy Reyes, Marine veteran, author of "Hero Living," star of the HBO mini-series "Generation Kill"
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