W hosts first ever “Music by Women” festival on campus

W hosts first ever “Music by Women” festival on campus

Jessica McHenry

Reporter

The W’s music department hosted “Music by Women” in the Connie Sills Kossen Auditorium to pay tribute to women in the music industry everywhere.

“This is the inaugural festival that is dedicated to highlighting the contribution to women composers throughout history to classical music,” said Dr. Julia Mortyakova, artistic director of the festival and chair of the Department of Music.

Students, faculty battling flu, cold season across campus

Casanda Anderson

Senior Reporter

The weather has been all over the place lately, and it has been affecting students and faculty.

From colds to strep to flu, many people at The W have experienced the battle between immune system and infection. While it has not reached epidemic levels, it is still important to remember how to prevent catching something and what to do once something has been caught.

Governor’s School is more than a line on your resume

Governor’s School is more than a line on your resume

Lauren Shuman

Online Editor

Fresh out of his sophomore year, Achintya Prasad arrived at the Mississippi Governor’s School. His counselor thought it would look good on his resume, and he didn’t have anything else to do.

He expected maybe 20 other students, probably not the type of people he would have anything in common with. But when he arrived at Poindexter Hall the first day, he found himself surrounded by more than a hundred young scholars.

W to restructure College of Education & Human Sciences

W to restructure College of Education & Human Sciences

Casanda Anderson

Senior Reporter

Faculty and staff of the College of Education and Human Sciences were surprised to learn earlier this month that the college is being restructured, and that departments within the college will be moved to other colleges on campus.

The W announced on March 8 that the college will be restructured effective July 1, partly as a cost-saving measure.

Alumni, W celebrate past, present, future with 2017 Homecoming festivities

Alumni, W celebrate past, present, future with 2017 Homecoming festivities

Briana Rucker

Reporter

An important celebration is taking place at Mississippi University for Women this weekend.

Homecoming is a valued event on campus, as alumni and current students unite to enjoy festivities and cherish traditions. Laura Tubb Prestwich, an alumna from the graduating class of 2008, expressed what homecoming at The W means to her.