"Smartphone Photography: The Community's View of Gender & Place" submissions open (October 1 deadline)
Open Enrollment (October 1 - 29)
October is open enrollment and the time for MUW employees to make changes to benefits effective January 1, 2022! All changes must be submitted by 1:00 pm on October 29, 2021. Review open enrollment information at the following link: https://www.muw.edu/hr/employees/benefits/openenrollment
LGBT History Month (October 1 - 30)
The Office of Student Life will be hosting several events/activities throughout October in honor of LGBT History Month. More details coming soon!
October Birthday Celebration (October 6)
All MUW employees with an October birthday are invited to enjoy refreshments with President Miller on October 6 at 3 PM in Welty Atrium.
Intersections of Gender and Place Art Exhibition (October 6 - November 3)
This exhibition series looks at women artists who live in the South and whose work, in some way, relates to gender issues and issues of (the southern) place / culture. This year’s exhibition features artwork by Jaime Aelavanthara, Cynthia Buob, Denise Stewart Sanabria, and Rachel Wakefield.
Mental Health & Wellness Event (October 7)
In recognition of National Mental Health Awareness Week, the W Counseling Center will be hosting a Mental Health and Wellness Event on Thursday, October 7 from 10 AM - 2 PM in the Hogarth W Room.
Día de Muertos Installation (October 18 - November 4)
The community and campus will join together for the sevent annual Día de Muertos gallery exhibit as part of the recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month at Mississippi University for Women Galleries in Summer Hall. The Day of the Dead is traditionally one of the most important holidays in Mexico. The majority of the festivities take place between the evenings of Oct. 31 and Nov. 2.
Traditional items like skulls, skeletons, candles, and tiny sculptures make up the Dia de Muertos collection that will be on display from Oct. 18 until Monday, Nov. 4. More than 50 paper mache skulls and flowers were contributed by art students to the display.
2021 Welty Symposium (October 21 - 23)
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.
All Symposium events will be held October 21-23, 2021 on the MUW campus and are free and open to the public. Symposium panels are planned to be held in Rent Auditorium to allow for social distancing. The symposium will also be live-streamed on Facebook for those who are not able to attend in person or in the event of renewed COVID-19 restrictions on large gatherings. Learn more at https://www.muw.edu/welty.
Track or Treat (October 25 - 29)
The Office of Outreach & Innovation is pleased to present the 4th annual Track or Treat! This festive celebration will feature various activities and treats throughout the week, culminating in a campus-wide costume contest on Friday, October 29. More details coming soon!
IDEA Book Club (October 27)
Fant Memorial Library hosts an Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) Book Club each month. On October 27 at 12 PM, the book club will be discussing Queer (in)justice: the Criminalization of LGBT People in the United States. More information can be found at https://libguides.muw.edu/IDEA/BookClub.
Music in the Library (October 29)
Fant Memorial Library and the Department of Music are pleased to announce the creation of a new recital series, Music in the Library. The concerts will be held in the lobby of the main library at 2pm on the last Friday of every month. The concert series is sponsored by Bonnie Camp. Mask and social distancing are required.
Fall Choir Concert (October 29)
This concert will take place in Poindexter Hall and is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Please call 662-241-6399 to reserve a spot. Masks are required for entry.