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Honors Forum Series

Thursday, August 25, 2022 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Beverly Lowry, Author of Deer Creek Drive: A Reckoning of Memory and Murder in the Mississippi Delta

In Conversation with Novelist Deborah Johnson

https://www.muw.edu/a9c8b58b-251f-499e-8e03-e68879b06487" width="52" height="79" />Lowry was ten and lived mere miles from where society matron Idella Thompson was viciously murdered in 1948. In Deer Creek Drive, she tells a story of white privilege that still has ramifications and reflects on the brutal crime, its aftermath, and the ways it clarified her own upbringing in Mississippi. Lowry is the author of six novels and four other works of nonfiction and her writing has appeared in The New YorkerThe New York TimesVanity FairRolling Stone, and many other publications. She has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Texas Institute of Letters, and the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters. As Lowry reads from her work and talks with Mississippi novelist Deborah Johnson, this will be a great opportunity to learn about the research process and a writer’s creative journey through memory into storytelling.

Nissan Auditorium

Honors Forum Series

Thursday, September 15, 2022 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Abigail Franks

Programs and Policy Coordinator, Southeast Climate & Energy Network (SCEN)

Building Climate Resilience/Dealing with Eco-Grief

A graduate of the Honors College at University of Alabama-Birmingham, Franks is a Udall Scholar and climate policy advocate. While at UAB, she founded WEARE (We Envision Alabamian Renewable Energy), She is now Programs and Policy Coordinator for the Southeast Climate & Energy Network (SCEN), where she works with local communities and drafts climate mitigation and adaptation policies to make the South a sustainable and resilient region. She is also host of the podcast Climate Justice Y’all. She will discuss her work on climate resilience and lead a discussion about climate anxiety, eco-grief, and all the ways we work together to face the climate crisis.

Honors Forum Series

Thursday, October 13, 2022 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Dr. Thomas S. Bremer

Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Rhodes College

American Sacred: Religion in the National Parks 

Religion has been a constant and essential presence in U.S. national parks, although usually not obvious or even visible. Dr. Bremer will discuss the roles of religion in the history of national parks and the importance of the parks in the culture of the U.S. A long-time scholar of religion and tourism, he is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Rhodes College and author of Blessed with Tourists: The Borderlands of Religion and Tourism in San Antonio and Formed From This Soil: An Introduction to the Diverse History of Religion in AmericaI.

Welty Gala

Friday, October 28, 2022 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Scholarship Donor Appreciation Day

Friday, March 03, 2023 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Honors Forum Series

Thursday, March 23, 2023 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Eudora Welty Writers' Symposium: Keynote

Thursday, October 27, 2022 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Eudora Welty Writers' Symposium: Friday AM

Friday, October 28, 2022 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Eudora Welty Writers' Symposium: Friday PM

Friday, October 28, 2022 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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Eudora Welty Writers' Symposium: Saturday AM

Saturday, October 29, 2022 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Honors Research Symposium

Thursday, November 17, 2022 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Gordy Honors College seniors present the first phase of their research projects.

Charter Day

Sunday, March 12, 2023
March 12, 2026

On this date in 1884, the Mississippi state legislature passed the charter founding the Industrial Institute and College (II&C), the first publicly funded college for women in the United States. The school would go on to become The W.

Honors Research Symposium

Thursday, April 20, 2023 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Gordy Honors College seniors present the first phase of their research projects.

Honors Research Symposium

Thursday, April 27, 2023 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Gordy Honors College seniors present the first phase of their research projects.

Charter Day

Tuesday, March 12, 2024
March 12, 2026

On this date in 1884, the Mississippi state legislature passed the charter founding the Industrial Institute and College (II&C), the first publicly funded college for women in the United States. The school would go on to become The W.

Charter Day

Wednesday, March 12, 2025
March 12, 2026

On this date in 1884, the Mississippi state legislature passed the charter founding the Industrial Institute and College (II&C), the first publicly funded college for women in the United States. The school would go on to become The W.

Charter Day

Thursday, March 12, 2026
March 12, 2026

On this date in 1884, the Mississippi state legislature passed the charter founding the Industrial Institute and College (II&C), the first publicly funded college for women in the United States. The school would go on to become The W.