Students present Historic Buildings Monologues. Alumna Beverly Koch Jones and Girl Scouts Heart of the South CEO Angela Woods
The Center for Women's Research and Public Policy coordinates women-centered programming with other MUW campus units, such as the Ina E. Gordy Honors College, the MUW Common Reading Initiative and The Robert M. Hearin Leadership Program. Off campus, the Center has partnered with The Columbus-Lowndes Bateman Library, The Girls Scouts Heart of the South Board,The Mississippi Humanities Council, The Southern Literary Trail Tri-State Organization, The Tennessee Williams Tribute Committee and The American Association of University Women. In particular, the CWRPP co-sponsors events and activities about women, such as:
- Lectures, dramatic productions, and films for The International Series, Women's History Month and African American History Month
- MUW Student Internships for the John C. Stennis Institute’s Southern Women in Public Service (SWIPS) Conference
- The Eudora Welty Writers’ Symposium
- The MUW Common Reading Initiative, a program which develops intellectual community among students, staff, and faculty outside the traditional classroom. The CWRPP co-sponsors a yearly CRI student essay contest with topics focused on women’s and gender issues as reflected in the selected book.
- Panel Presentations such as: Women Caregivers, Mississippi Women’s Leadership and History, Women in Mississippi Politics, Women’s Financial Fitness, and Women and the Mississippi Catfish Industry
- Leadership Conferences with the Women in Higher Education in Mississippi Network (WHEMN), attended by our students and faculty and alumni, in addition to the statewide members of the WHEMN group
- Girls and Women Leadership events in cooperation with the Girl Scouts Heart of the South Board
- The Cora Norman Lecture in the Humanities, with The Mississippi Humanities Council
- Speakers about the status of women in other countries, such as “The Status of Women in Present-Day Iraq” by Anan Lewis, Fulbright scholar and instructor of English at the University of Baghdad
- A Historic Building Monologues Tour for the campus' 125th Anniversary Celebration, researched and presented by the members of the Honors Residential Learning Community
Common Reading Initiative Essay winner Joseph Musgrove has a book signed by the author, Melissa Delbridge.