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.  

Unless otherwise noted, all events begin at 6 p.m. and will be held in Nissan Auditorium.


Fall 2016


September 1

 Anderson Head Shot II

Dr. Brian Anderson

Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, and Professor of Political Science, Mississippi University for Women

Civic Dialogue in Campaigns and Elections

Pope Banquet Room, 6 p.m.


September 15


Erinn Holloway, Coordinator of Study Abroad Programs, Mississippi University for Women, and guest presenters

Study Abroad with MUW: Our Community's Passport to the World

Nissan Auditorium, 6 p.m.


September 29

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Dr. Angela Stuesse

Assistant Professor of Anthropology, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Scratching Out a Living: Latinos, Race, and Work in the Deep South

Nissan Auditorium, 6 p.m.


October 20


The Series joins the Eudora Welty Writers' Symposium for the keynote address by author Brad Watsonauthor of Miss Jane, The Heaven of Mercury, Aliens in the Prime of Their Lives, and Last Days of the Dog-Men.

Kossen Auditorium, Poindexter Hall, 7:30 p.m.


November 3

Baird Thomas Head Shot

Dr. Connie Baird-Thomas

Director, Mississippi Health Policy Research Center; Associate Director, Social Science Center for Policy Studies; and Deputy Director, Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities, Mississippi State University

Health Care Disparities 

Nissan Auditorium, 6 p.m.


November 17

Rainey Head Shot

Dr. Chanley Rainey

Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science, Mississippi University for Women

A Contest “Full of Sound and Fury, Signifying . . .” What Exactly?: Reflections On American Politics in the Wake of the 2016 Presidential Election

Nissan Auditorium, 6 p.m.


December 1

Gordy Honors College Undergraduate Research Symposium (Part I)

Nissan Auditorium, 6 p.m.


December 8

Gordy Honors College Undergraduate Research Symposium (Part II)

Nissan Auditorium, 6 p.m.