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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.

 

Spring 2015 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.

 

 

January 22

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Faculty Member of the Year Lecture

Mary Jo Kirkpatrick

Director of the Associate of Science in Nursing program, 2014 FOY

 

February 5

Film: "Spies of Mississippi"

 

February 19

“Spies of Mississippi: The Campaign to Stop the Civil Rights Movement”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dawn Porter

Award Winning Film Director, Author, Attorney

  

March 5

"Blood and Guts but Little Glory: When Military Leadership Fails the Soldiers"

Dr. Thomas G. Velek, MUW

(Part of the World War I Symposium)

 

March 26

Nell Peel Wolfe Lecture Series

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Islamic Pacifism: Global Muslims in the Post-Osama Era"

Arsalan Iftikhar

Author of Islamic Pacifism, Senior Editor "The Islamic Monthly," Human Rights Attorney

Poindexter Auditorium

 

April 9

MUW Faculty Research Symposium

 

April 23

Gordy Honors College Undergraduate Research Symposium (Part I)

 

April 30

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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