FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 5, 2004
Contact: Svetlana Ganea
MUW opens its doors during Homecoming
COLUMBUS, Miss. – Mississippi University for Women graduates will return
to their alma mater to celebrate a wide selection of events during
Homecoming, April 15-18.
The celebration will begin on Thursday, April 15, and will feature a
silent auction during the Fant Library Tea gathering from 2-4 p.m. in
the MUW Fant Memorial Library.
“A Celebration of Service” in honor of Dr. Barbara Garrett, member of
class of 1956, will be the theme for the fish fry at Plymouth Bluff
Center at 5 p.m. A ticket is required.
Art enthusiasts will have an opportunity to admire the talent of Clive
Pates during the Art Reception Exhibit, which will take place at 7 p.m.
in the MUW Fine Arts Gallery in Shattuck Hall.
Following the art reception, participants will have the pleasure to
attend the Ghost Tour that starts at Puckett House or enjoy an evening
of music at the Choral Extravaganza in Poindexter Auditorium. Both
events will begin at 7:30 p.m., and a ticket is required for the Ghost
The spirit of Homecoming will continue on Friday, April 16 with a series
of workshops, campus tours, receptions, class reunions and readings.
Dr. Joyce Yates, associate professor of health and kinesiology, will
present the workshop Health, Wellness, and Happiness in 2004 at 9 a.m.
in Parkinson Hall. Jackie DiCicco will follow with the Anti-Aging Skin
Care Techniques workshop at 10 a.m. also in Parkinson Hall. MUW
President Claudia Limbert will conclude the workshop series with
creative writing that will take place between 2-3 p.m. in Painter Hall
Members of the class of 1954 will celebrate becoming Golden Girls at a
luncheon in their honor at 11:30 a.m. in the Banquet Room, Hogarth
Dining Center. A ticket is required.
A ground breaking ceremony for the new recreation center will take place
behind the Fine Arts Building at 1:15 p.m.
Those interested in art will have the opportunity to attend a reception
and alumni art exhibit that will feature works by Miki Turner (’97) and
Kim Holly-Houpt (’96). The reception will take place between 5-7 p.m. at
the Rosenzweig Arts Center in downtown Columbus.
Mavis Lamb, class of 1985, will conclude the day with a reading from
“Debs” at 8 p.m. in Cromwell Theatre.
On Saturday, April 17, Alumnae Achievement Award winners will be
recognized during a reception at 9:30 a.m. at Puckett House.
Following the reception, the guests will assemble on front campus for
The Long Blue Line March, which will lead to the Convocation in Rent
Auditorium in Whitfield Hall.
A retirement party for Dr. Carl Doumit, professor of chemistry, and Dr.
Jon Fortman, professor of biological sciences, will be held in the lobby
of Parkinson Hall between 1-2:30 p.m.
MUW male graduates are invited to a reception that will take place in
Hogarth Student Center between 2-4 p.m.
Homecoming will conclude on Sunday, April 18 with a prayer service at
9:30 a.m. in Carrier Chapel, followed by a Farewell Brunch at 10:30 a.m.
in Hogarth Dining Center.
For more information about the schedule or tickets, contact the Office
of Alumni Relations at (662) 329-7295.