Thursday, September 03, 2015
Riverside Rumble Tailgate Riverside Rumble: Millsaps vs Belhaven tailgate and football game.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Arts and Lecture
Arts & Lecture Series: Katrina-Ten Years Later: Annual Ross Moore History Lecture Governor Haley Barbour, Tim Isbell, NancyKay Wessman, and Jere Nash
Tue, September 15, 7pm – 9pm Where: Gertrude C. Ford Academic Complex,1701 N State St, Jackson, MS 39202
Governor Haley Barbour has published America’s Great Storm: Leading through Hurricane Katrina for the tenth anniversary of the storm. NancyKay Wessman’s Katrina, Mississippi – Voices from Ground Zero is the first-hand story of the first responders during Katrina. Award winning photographer Tim Isbell contributed to Barbour’s book and has completed a photographic book, The Coast, which shows the beauty of the Mississippi Gulf coast as it recovers from Katrina. Moderator Jere Nash, political consultant and writer, assisted Governor Barbour with his book on Katrina. Tickets for each program are $10. For more information, contact the Office of Continuing Education at 601-974-1130.
Friday, September 18, 2015
Family Weekend Schedule
Family Weekend 2015
Friday, September 18th
10:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m.
Check in at the A. Boyd Campbell College Center Lobby. Pick up your schedule and name tag and enjoy a cup of coffee from Eco Grounds in the new Leggett Living Room.
Gertrude C. Ford Academic Complex Room 215
The Loving Story – Judge James Graves
When Mildred and Richard Loving were arrested in July 1958, in Virginia, for violating a state law that banned marriage between people of different races, such laws had been on the books in most states since the seventeenth century. But the Lovings never expected to be woken up in their bedroom in the middle of the night and arrested. This documentary brings to life the Lovings’ marriage and the legal battle that followed through little-known filmed interviews and photographs shot for Life magazine.
Judge James Graves, a Millsaps alumnus and trustee and a judge on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, will lead the audience in viewing and reflecting upon clips from this powerful documentary. This program will constitute Millsaps’ celebration of Constitution Day 2015 and is made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities Created Equal Initiative.
Faculty Exhibit Open House
Gertrude C. Ford Academic Complex, Lewis Art Gallery – Third Floor
Sandra Murchison will be presenting works from The Delta Blues Remain, which is a series of prints and mixed-media pieces featuring information from the Mississippi Blues Trail historical markers located in the Delta Region. Many of the works that will be on display in our gallery began while Sandra was a visiting artist at Alfred University (in Alfred, New York) this past year and incorporate a wide variety of techniques and processes, such as encaustic painting, laser engraving, collage and printmaking. For more information, please feel free to visit Sandra's website: http://www.sandramurchison.
Kristen Tordella-Williams will be presenting Knot Work, a series of sculptures and wall pieces that employ the use of weaving yarn, embroidery, and knotting through handmade paper, wood, and mixed media. In this series, she focuses on the manipulations of thread, bound images, varied patterns, and processes that reflect the meditation involved in repetitive action. In addition to the physical pieces that make up the series, there will also be a video component, on display in our Emerging Space (located within the Lewis Art Gallery), that describes the physical processes behind the creation of the sculptures. For more information, please feel free to visit Kristen's website: http://cargocollective.com/kristentordellawilliams
Fraternity and Sorority Open Houses:
Stop by your student’s fraternity or sorority house to meet the chapter and learn about their philanthropic activities.
5:30- “Meet the Majors”
Hall Activities Center Skybox
Tickets $20 per person
Introducing Athletics Director Josh Brooks, fall coaches, hors d’oevres and drinks in the skybox. Bring your student and enjoy a preview of Millsaps fall athletics.
A. Boyd Campbell College Center Living Room
Grab some popcorn and a chair to enjoy a movie with Millsaps students.
Saturday, September 19,
8:30-9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
Getrude C. Ford Academic Complex, Recital Hall Lobby, 2nd Floor
Enjoy a continental breakfast and learn more about our AACSB International accredited 5th year MBA or MAcc at the Else School of Management from Melissa Meacham, Director of Graduate Admissions.
9:00 -10:00 a.m. “Get Connected”
Gertrude C. Ford Academic Complex, Room 215
Join President Rob Pearigen and Millsaps staff in Lecture Hall 215 to hear about the variety of ways that Millsaps parents are vital members of the campus community.
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
“Community Engagement and the Millsaps experience”
Moderated by Kenneth Townsend, Special Assistant to the President and Asst. Professor of Political Science
“Across the Street: 1Campus 1Community and the Jackson Community”
Professor Jenni Lewton-Yates, Director of 1Campus 1Community and Instructor of Classics, will discuss the impact of community based learning on the student and on the community. Joining the discussion are
Liz Allen, 1C1C Fellow for Community Empowerment and AmeriCorps VISTA and
Danielle Buckingham, 1C1C Fellow for Education Initiatives and AmeriCorps VISTA .
“Around the Globe: “Ko’ox Boon: Painting a New Picture”
Mandi Strickland, Class of 2013
Mandi Strickland will discuss the ways in which her Millsaps experience prepared her to help create “Ko'ox Boon”, a non-profit organization with a mission to empower children and adults from underserved Maya communities through the transformative power of art.
Millsaps vs Oglethorpe
11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.
Tickets $15 – Includes a barbecue plate and a football ticket
Hosted by “Sapheads”, Millsaps Football Parents
Sponsored by the Cabot Lodge.
Harper Davis Field
North End Zone
Millsaps Majors vs Chicago Maroons Football Game
Parent’s Reception at the President’s home
Millsaps vs Covenant