Gordy Honors Forum Speakers Series
The Gordy Honors College presents the Forum Speakers Series each semester. The Forum Series hosts national, regional, and local speakers as well as films and special presentations. As one of the premier series in the South, the Forum Series presents dynamic and stimulating presentations for the MUW campus and the entire community. All events are free and open to the public.
Spring 2013 Series Schedule
(All presentations are free and open to the public. All presentations take place in Nissan Auditorium
in Parkinson Hall, at 6 pm (unless otherwise noted)
January 24th: "The Internship Experience"
Dr. Brian Anderson, MUW
Karen Lott (TWC Intern), Whitney Russell (Holocaust Museum Intern)
February 7th: Film-"Freedom Riders"
February 21st: "The Life and Work of Fred Gray: Bus Ride to Justice"
Fred Gray, Attorney for Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks
Author, "Bus Ride to Justice"
March 7th: "Rethinking Success for the 21st Century"
Dr. Suzanne M. Bean, MUW
March 21st: "Made in the U.S.A...So What?"
John Regl, General Manager, Superior Solid Surfacing
April 18th: "Super-Heroes On and Off the Page"
Bill Roseman, Editor for Marvel Comics
A Presentation in the Nell Peel Wolfe Lecture Series
April 25th: Gordy Honors College Undergraduate Research Symposium (Part I)
May 2nd: Gordy Honors College Undergraduate Research Symposium (Part II)
Past Featured Speakers
- Rudy Reyes, Marine veteran, author of "Hero Living", star of the HBO mini-series "Generation Kill"
- Dick Gregory, legendary comedian and civil rights leader
- Lt. General Russel Honore, Commander Joint Task Force Katrina
- Mark Zupan, paralympian and star of the movie "Murderball"
- Chuck D, founder of legendary rap group Public Enemy
- Eric Alva, first American wounded in Iraq and gay rights activist
- Arun Gandhi, peace activist
Lt. General Russel Honore, Commander Joint Task Force Katrina
Mark Zupan, Gold Medal Paralmypian, Star of the movie "Murderball"