Prof. Kimberly Morgan Myles and five of her Creative Writing & Theatre students traveled to Atlanta, GA to compete in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival on February 8-11. Prof. Morgan Myles received an award for “Excellence in Direction” for the fall production of Mississippi playwright Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Jordan Williams and Varah Potter were both selected to advance to the semi-finals of the competition! Join us in congratulating our talented young people and their brilliant director!
Dr. Miranda Freeman and Prof. Ebony Lumumba were accompanied by senior English majors Rae Jean Spears and Khari Johnson on a panel titled “‘All Eyez on Me’: The Complexities of Black Bodies in White Spaces” at the “this is how you are a citizen”: Humanities and Civic Life in Mississippi conference at Millsaps College. The conference, supported by grants from the Mississippi Humanities Council and the Mississippi Arts Commission, took place on February 9-10 and focused on MacArthur Fellow and author Claudia Rankine’s 2014 bestselling work Citizen.