Austin Area Alumni Reception Date:
November 3, 2015 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
You are invited to join Dr. George Bey, Professor of Anthropology and Associate Dean of International Education, and Dr. Robert Alexander, Vice President for Enrollment and Communications for a cocktail reception on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 in Austin!
Metro Chapter Holiday Party Date:
December 3, 2015 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Join the Metro Jackson Chapter for a Holiday party at the home of Holly and Alan Lange, cohosted by Monica and Ray Harrigill.
SYE/Young Alumni Holiday Mixer Date:
December 7, 2015 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Metro Jackson Young Alumni! Join the Millsaps Senior for a Holiday Mixer on December 7th.
Friday Forum-The Loving Story Date:
September 18, 2015 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Friday, September 18
Millsaps Forum: The Loving Story – Judge James Graves
12:30pm – 1:30pm
Gertrude C. Ford Academic Complex, Room 215
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. Event is free and open to the public.
A Solo Acoustic Evening with Paul Thorn Date:
January 12, 2016 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Arts & Lecture Series: A Solo Acoustic Evening with Paul Thorn
Tue, January 12, 7pm – 9pm
Gertrude C. Ford Academic Complex,
1701 N State St, Jackson, MS 39202
Popular roots-rock songwriter and performer Paul Thorn will present a solo acoustic concert featuring songs from his 2014 album, Too Blessed to be Stressed, and earlier works. The Tupelo native’s trademark humor and storytelling is like a running conversation about life between Thorn, a former prizefighter and son of a preacher, and the audience — a conversation leavened with gentle insights, small inspirations and plenty of cheer.
Tickets for each program are $10. For more information, contact the Office of Continuing Education at 601-974-1130 or http://www.millsaps.edu/news_events/arts_lecture_series.php.
Millsaps vs Chicago Date:
September 19, 2015 1:00 PM
Millsaps vs Chicago Football: Kickoff 1:00 p.m. Harper Davis Field
Millsaps vs Centre Football Game Date:
October 10, 2015 1:00 PM
Millsaps vs. Centre: 1:00 p.m. Harper Davis Field
Arts and Lecture Date:
September 15, 2015 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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.
Millsaps Forum: Margaret Walker - Her Life and Times Date:
October 2, 2015 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Millsaps Forums: Margaret Walker: Her Life and Times - Robert Luckett, PhD
Friday, October 2, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Gertrude C. Ford Academic Complex, Room 215
In a 1968 journal entry, Margaret Walker listed the “Five Black Creative Prose Writers Who Have Influenced Black Thought and Expression” and who “have left an indelible and profound impression on the American people.” Her list was impressive and included W.E.B. Du Bois, Langston Hughes, Richard Wright, James Baldwin, and Ralph Ellison. In part because of her own writing, including the great poem For My People and the Civil War-era novel Jubilee, Margaret Walker deserves to be lifted into the national consciousness as part of that elite group, but her scholarship, teaching, and mentorship were equally impressive. This talk, which will be led by Dr. Robby Luckett, Director of the Margaret Walker Center at Jackson State, looks at the remarkable life of a woman who found herself immersed in the 20th Century black arts movement and who took the opportunity to lift up the great artists of her generation and those of the next, particularly through an institution that she founded while on the English Department faculty at Jackson State College: the Institute for the Study of the History, Life, and Culture of Black People. She did all of this while staring down patriarchal, Jim Crow Mississippi. This Millsaps Forum happily coincides with the celebration of the Margaret Walker Centennial in 2015. Event is free and open to the public.
Arts and Lecture: Debut Southern Writers Date:All Events
October 13, 2015 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Arts & Lecture Series: Debut Southern Writers
Katy Simpson Smith, Taylor Kitchings, and Jamie Kornegay
Tuesday, October 13, 7pm – 9pm Gertrude C. Ford Academic Complex Recital Hall - 1701 N State St, Jackson, MS 39202
Jackson native Katy Simpson Smith who lives and teaches in New Orleans, published her first novel, The Story of Land and Sea, this year. Set in waning years of the American Revolution, it follows three generations of a family. Taylor Kitchings, also a Jacksonian, is publishing his first book, Yard War, which is a civil rights based story set in the state and targeted to middle-school age students. Jamie Kornegay, owner of Greenwood’s Turnrow Book Company, has published his first book, Soil, about an idealistic young farmer. Tickets for each program are $10. For more information, contact the Office of Continuing Education at 601-974-1130 or http://www.millsaps.edu/news_events/arts_lecture_series.php.