Welty Symposium Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Pulitzer Prize winning poet and Mississippi native, Natasha Trethewey will be joined by 12 other authors in honoring the legacy of Mississippi University for Women alumna Eudora Welty during the 21st annual Eudora Welty Writers’ Symposium.

In the summer of 1989, Dr. Clyda Rent, the new president of MUW, asked the academic departments to look for special events that would showcase MUW’s history and women’s issues. One of these events was a literary weekend in honor of Eudora Welty, which has become a highly popular gathering ... Read More

Late-Breaking News Bulletin: MUW is STILL Mississippi University for Women

If you subscribe to the “no news is good news” philosophy and support keeping the name Mississippi University for Women as the name of our university, you’ll appreciate the latest bulletin regarding re-naming MUW: no official action has been taken by the Institutions of Higher Learning regarding changing the name.

Despite administration efforts to create the impression the decision has been made to change the name of MUW to remove the reference to “women,” the IHL “has not taken any official action ...Read More

Foundations, the PEER Report and IHL Proposals for Change

There’s been a lot of news lately about the Mississippi Legislature's Joint Committee on Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review (PEER) Report on the MUW Foundation. Also in the news is the Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL), which governs ...Read More
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21st Annual Eudora Welty Writers’ Symposium
This year’s Eudora Welty Writers’ Symposium will be Oct. 22-24. There will plenty to see and do, including the Champagne & Chocolates Gala Celebration.
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