The Stories A City Tells
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  • Coming of Age in Japan

    Not only was Mississippi University for Women senior Ashley Morgan able to mark her 20th birthday at 20,000 feet in the air, she was also able to celebrate it in a place where turning 20 is like being a rock star.

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  • Getting Out There

    Sarah Lewis had previously traveled all over the United States and Vancouver, but she was about to embark on her first journey across the pond. With Spain on her ticket, she was about to spend almost a month in a new city, at a new school and with a new family.

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  • Location!

    When it comes to Mississippi University for Women’s master of fine arts in physical theatre, it probably doesn’t get much better than studying in the city of Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy.

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If you haven’t been on campus lately, you are missing a real treat to the eyes! The ginkgo trees have begun shedding their bright golden leaves as winter approaches. Grass is green and the campus with its many historical buildings looks as lovely as you can imagine.

Elaine EvansAfter seven years of meticulous planning and work, gone are the construction barricades around Poindexter, and the renovated building is just a magnificent structure. What a delight to hear our inspirational alum, Elizabeth Gwin, Class of 1930 give an extemporaneous speech at its re-dedication telling about her classes and experiences while a student under Miss Weenona Poindexter for whom the building is named.

President Borsig has been busy visiting various groups while sharing the good news of what’s happening at The W and our plans for new growth. New faculty and staff are bringing new excitement to some old programs.

Our membership is growing! If you haven’t paid your dues, please do so. All it takes is at least a $40 contribution to the MUW Foundation to become an active, voting member. Local chapters have either begun meeting again or planning to start soon. If you have questions about your area or would like to start a chapter, Andy ThaggardLyndsay Cumberland, interim director of Alumni Relations, is willing and ready to assist. Please either give her a call at (662) 329-7126 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please know that your co-presidents are excited about all the good news and great leadership we are witnessing. We will be happy to help you or work with you in any way possible. We want each of you to plan to be on campus for April 19-20, 2013, so we can have a wonderful Homecoming!

Elaine Logan Evans, Class of 1970
Andy Thaggard, Class of 1994
MUW Alumni Association Co-Presidents, 2012-2013