Listening, Analyzing, Acting: The W refocuses its student emphasis

 The W Refocuses on its Students

It started in September 2012 with listening. A lot of it. Six campus dialogue sessions, facilitated by Pensacola-based branding and communications firm idgroup, provided insights into how stakeholders view The W and what they value about the university. Some very important messages emerged.

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Marching Forward

Daysha Humprey

On May 9, Daysha Humphrey will proudly walk across the stage of Rent Auditorium to accept her degree in communication.

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Welcome to your home away from home

Welcome Home

You eat there. You sleep there. You study there. You also make lifelong friends there. Just as much learning takes place there as it does in the classroom. Welcome to your residence hall, an integral part of the college experience, which offers cultural, recreational, social and academic growth.

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The Line Starts Here

The Line Starts Here

Every W student has a story to tell. Each story has unique beginning, but all have a common thread that ties them all together - The Long Blue Line.

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Caring in Action

Caring in Action

Jerry Gravat has gray hair, but he holds on to a dream he has cherished since he was much younger.

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A Challenge & An Opportunity

Dual Enrollment

Many high school seniors have their sights set on the end of their final year: graduation, parties and a summer of fun between finishing their last exam and beginning their next academic undertaking.

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A Foundation for the Future

MUW Foundation

On May 31, 1965, Miss Emma Ody Pohl, secretary of the MSCW Foundation, signed the charter of incorporation to be filed with the state of Mississippi for the legal creation of the Foundation with the goal of providing Mississippi University for Women support and encouragement to enhance and enrich The W.

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Outreach & Innovation: A Community Effort

Outreach & Innovation

Chances are if you live in Columbus, Lowndes County or one of the surrounding cities, your life has been impacted by one of the many programs run by the Office of Outreach and Innovation on the campus of Mississippi University for Women.

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An Artist, Recognized

During her junior year of high school in Sumner, a small Mississippi Delta hamlet, Patti Carr Black could count her classmates by using less than 10 fingers. When the county schools consolidated the following year as West Tallahatchie High School, her 1951 graduating class was 30 students.

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Sacred Spaces

Marchita Mauck, a Columbus native, entered The W in 1960 with the intention of becoming an English and history major, a goal she pursued until her junior year. It was then she was assigned a student worker job in the art department and crossed paths with Professor Mary Evelyn Stringer. That meeting changed the course of her career—and her life.

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