The Millsaps College Presidential Inauguration of Dr. Rob Pearigen took place Thursday, October 7, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. in the Bowl. The Inauguration was planned to coincide with Homecoming Weekend so that alumni, parents, and friends could participate in this milestone in the life of the College. It was a celebration of Millsaps' heritage and our future together.
Schedule of Inaugural Events
October - December
"A Tradition of Excellence in Presidential Leadership" and "Documenting the Past: Images and Artifacts from Millsaps' Inaugurations"
The College Archives will host two exhibits related to the inauguration of Dr. Robert Pearigen. Exhibits will be located in the library display cases, main floor and second floor.
Wednesday, October 6
8:00 - 10:00 a.m., Leggett Center
The Else School Forum / Stephen Johnston, the founder and CEO of SmartSynch
Breakfast and the lecture are free to the public. Reservations are required. Contact Martha Lee at 601-974-1250.
2:30 - 4:00 p.m., Leggett Center
"A Shining Light: Millsaps in the Civil Rights Movement: A 50 Year Retrospective."
This roundtable discussion of the Civil Rights Movement will feature Jon Meacham, author, journalist, and former Newsweek editor; former Governor William Winter; Jerry Mitchell, journalist; Jeanne Luckett, owner of Luckett Communications LLC; and Dr. Leslie McLemore, former interim Mayor, interim president of Jackson State University and activist.
For more information contact the Director of Writing and Teaching, Anita DeRouen, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, October 7
10:30 a.m., The Bowl
Inaugural Ceremony of Dr. Robert W. Pearigen as Millsaps College's Eleventh President
"The Liberal Arts in a Global Age" - Inaugural speaker Jon Meacham will reflect on the value of a liberal arts education in today's global society.
For more information contact Continuing Education at 601-974-1130.
Friday, October 8
12:30 - 1:45 p.m., Academic Complex, Room 215
Friday Forum & Summers Lecture by Professor Jack Sasson from Vanderbilt University: "Time and History in Ancient Israel"
Jack M. Sasson is the Mary Jane Werthan Professor of Judaic and Biblical Studies. Sasson retired from the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) as its William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Religious Studies in 1991. He is the author of numerous books and articles and was the editor in chief of Scribner's awards-winning Civilizations of the Ancient Near East, a 4-volume reference set that appeared in 1995. He has lectured widely, including recently as a Visiting Professor at the Sorbonne and as a Distinguished Scholar at Ben-Gurion and Brigham Young universities.
Contact Religious Studies Professor, Dr. James Bowley, with questions: email@example.com.
2:00 - 2:50 p.m., Lewis Art Gallery
2010 Faculty Art Exhibition / Gallery Talk
Millsaps College faculty discuss their work which includes encaustic painting, collagraphs, mixed media, installation and video work. "Sirens and Sonnets" by Visiting Assistant Professor Colleen Keough: New works from old parts: Visual and sonic explorations of the female voice, language and identity. "Discovering the Delta Blues" by Professor of Art Sandra Murchison: An investigation into how the Mississippi Blues Trail constructs a specific past and identity rooted in music.
Contact the Chair of the Art Department, Professor Sandra Murchison, with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
3:00 - 3:50 p.m., Kava House
Student Perspectives on Study Abroad at Millsaps College
Join Millsaps students who have participated in both field-based faculty-led and semester-long provider programs as they share their experiences about living, learning, and exploring the world through study abroad. Refreshments will be provided.
Contact Tanya Newkirk, Associate Director of International Education, with questions: email@example.com
4:00 - 4:50 p.m., Kava House
Honors Students and Ford Fellow Teaching Assistants
Students discuss their independent research and work with faculty mentors in the Honors and the Ford Fellows Programs, two distinctive Millsaps academic experiences that foster academic inquiry beyond the traditional classroom.
Contact the Director of the Honors Program and Chair of the Classical Studies Department, Dr. Holly Sypniewski, with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact the Director of the Ford Fellows Program & Associate Professor of Geology, Dr. Stan Galicki, with questions: email@example.com.
5:00 - 6:00 p.m., Kava House
Millsaps College Carnegie Award Winning Faculty / Reception
Wine and cheese reception with our award-winning professors.
7:30 p.m., Ford Academic Complex Recital Hall
Millsaps Singers Concert / "Our Wesleyan Heritage"
A choral concert featuring the Millsaps Singers choir celebrating the Anglican roots of the United Methodist Church's choral music conducted by Dr. Timothy Coker. Free admission.
Contact Linda Nix, Administrative Assistant, 601-974-1422 or firstname.lastname@example.org.