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The Eudora Welty Writers' Symposium is held each October in honor of The W's most famous alumna. A diverse group of Southern writers and scholars are invited to present their work. A highlight of the symposium is the announcement of the Eudora Welty Prize for an unpublished book of scholarship.

All Symposium events will be held on the MUW campus and are free and open to the public. The Symposium is made possible through the generous support of the Robert M. Hearin Support Foundation.

Beverly JoyceDr. Beverly Joyce, associate professor in the Department of Art and Design, was Mississippi University for Women’s Mississippi Humanities Council Teacher of the Year Award recipient for the academic school year.

Joyce is the first art history teacher at MUW to receive this award. The Mississippi Humanities Council grants Humanities Teacher Awards each year to one faculty member from each state institution, including four-year universities and community colleges. She was chosen through nominations and votes by other humanities faculty members at MUW.

She earned her doctorate in art history from the University of Kansas. She is the international treasurer of the Kappa Pi International Honorary Art Fraternity and the faculty sponsor for the organization’s MUW chapter. As faculty sponsor, Joyce also helped to establish the annual Art in Autumn Auction and Kappa Pi
High School Invitational Art Exhibition. She is also the president of the Columbus/MUW branch of AAUW.



Friends of the Welty Series

Hearin Foundation Department of Languages Literature and Philosophy University Press of Mississippi