40 Years of Nursing at The W

40 Years of Nursing at The W

The summer of 1973 was hot. Temperatures consistently hovered around 90 with 75 percent humidity. Not unusual for a Mississippi summer, but culture shock for Sheila Adams, a new faculty member in the fledgling nursing program that had just begun at The W. "By mid-afternoon, we would be dripping," Adams recalled. "It was a real adjustment for someone who grew up in Virginia."

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Sister Eddington's Calling to Serve

Sister Eddington

On a neglected part of West Capitol Street in downtown Jackson, two men are sitting on the steps of a former church, at loose ends on a sunny spring morning.

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A Golden Gift

A Golden Gift

Life is a series of confluences. Just ask Ferrell Tadlock, staff attorney with the Mississippi Court of Appeals.

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A 'NEW' Type of Leadership

Former Lt. Gov. Amy Tuck speaks with students of NEW Leadership Mississippi

Even though Bethany Lindsey is from the small town of Mantachie with less than 1,200 people according to the 2010 census, she has big dreams. Lindsey, who will transfer to The W in the spring, one day aspires to go into public service, working first in her community and possibly making a run as a state senator.

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One Long Blue Line

One Long Blue Line

For a year, he’s been getting to know campus and the campus has been getting to know him. As The W installed its 14th president Feb. 15, it was apparent we’ve all learned a lot together. Here’s a snapshot of Dr. Jim Borsig.

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To Dare. To Dream. To Achieve.

To Dare.

“All serious daring starts from within.” Those words, which appear near the end of Eudora Welty’s “One Writer’s Beginning,” are the inspiration for a thematic branding being undertaken by The W.

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Setting the Record Straight

Alma Mater

It’s a song every member of the Long Blue Line knows, “Serene as the Dawning.” Today, it’s known as the alma mater, but few know its history, or its secret: Who wrote the song we all know?

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Trail Blazers: First-Generation Students

Transfer students Tabby Braswell and Malinda McBride and freshman Taracious Carter all have something in common. As students at Mississippi University for Women, they are pioneers—the first in their families to go to college.

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A Woman's Touch: Alumnae in the Legislature

Mississippi Capitol Building

By definition, a public servant is described as person who holds a government position by election or appointment. While this description holds true for those who have a passion for politics, three Mississippi University for Women alumnae also find themselves serving in a variety of other roles: advisers, marketers, negotiators, caregivers and… experts in a little bit of everything.

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Checking the weather, changing directions

Rob Smith

As he prepared to finish high school near Hoover, Ala., two roads diverged for Rob Smith. A talented trombonist and member of the high school band, he considered a career in music, and the comfortable path of joining his classmates as they chose to attend Alabama universities. In fact, he was offered a music scholarship to the University of Alabama.

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