W alum shares story, advice with Communication majors

Jessica McHenry

Reporter

Beverly Kraft, W alumna and former editor of The Spectator, visited campus on March 23 to share her story with current communication students.

Kraft graduated from the W in 1981 with a double major in Communication and English and now serves as a public information officer for the State of Mississippi Judiciary in Jackson, Miss. raft’s presentation focused on the Mississippi legal system, how reporters should handle legal situations in the media and tips she has learned from her years since graduating The W.

MUW becomes first in state to receive library robot technology

MUW becomes first in state to receive library robot technology

Lauren Trimm

News Editor

Phase Three of construction for the John C. Fant Memorial Library has begun and will include a book robot, a café and coffee shop, a digital classroom and several conference rooms. 

A total of 13 study rooms that can be reserved online will be available for students. The Center for Teaching and Learning will also be relocated to the library. This will provide classroom and computer lab spaces for faculty to meet and share ideas. 

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.