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February 2022

Art Talks: Manuel Mathieu

Wednesday, February 2

5:00:00 PM – 6:00:00 PM

Location: Virtual event on Zoom. Register for the event. 

Haitian native Manuel Mathieu will talk about his abstract paintings that evoke the trauma of surviving a 1980s uprising and the bloody Duvalier regimes. His own grandfather assisted in the regimes’ violent reign – which claimed the life of several of Mathieu’s family members. Admission is free. All are welcome.  Mathieu artworks are available for viewing on his website.

Sponsor: Department of Art & Art History

Latin American Student Organization (LASO) Monthly Meeting

Tuesday,  February 8

5:00:00 – 6:30:00 PM

Ole Miss Student Union – 323

Monthly meeting to go over past events, upcoming events, and any news relating to LASO.

Sponsor: Latin American Student Organization (LASO)

 Baine Annual Lecture with Honorée Fanonne Jeffers

Wednesday, February 16

5:30:00 PM – 7:00:00 PM

Location: Bondurant 204C 

For over twenty years, Honorée Fanonne Jeffers has been lifting her voice on issues of Black culture, racism, American history, and gender through the medium of writing. Her most recent collection, The Age of Phillis (2020) was long-listed for the National Book Award in Poetry and nominated for the 2021 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work in Poetry. She is also the author of The Gospel of Barbecue (2000); Outlandish Blues (2003); Red Clay Suite (2007); and The Glory Gets (2015). Jeffers is also a prose writer and author of the forthcoming novel The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois (2021). She is the recipient of fellowships from the American Antiquarian Society, the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Vermont Studio Center, the Witter Bynner Foundation through the Library of Congress, and the Tennessee Williams’ Scholarship in Fiction from the Sewanee Writers Conference. She was also the winner of the Emerging Fiction Fellowship from the Aspen Summer Words Conference and recently was honored with the 2018 Harper Lee Award for Literary Distinction, a lifetime achievement award. She is a Professor of English at the University of Oklahoma.

The Edith T. Baine Lecture Series for scholars and writers at The English Department at the University of Mississippi invites the best and brightest scholars and writers to our campus. The Baine lecturers and writers are chosen on the basis of energetic and engaged scholarship and creative work, innovative approaches, and dynamic presentation styles. The lectures showcase paradigm-shifting research and groundbreaking writing. The visiting scholars and writers are intended to expose undergraduates to the fullness of a life deeply engaged in literature while inspiring graduate students to pursue ambitious work.

Sponsor: Department of English

Women’s Basketball: Equality and Inclusion Night 

Thursday, February 17

7:00:00 PM – 9:00:00 PM

Location: Sandy and John Pavilion 

The Women’s Basketball team would like to invite members of the community to join Ole Miss Athletics and the team as we raise awareness for equality and inclusion for all people. 

Sponsor: Ole Miss Athletics 

BSU’s 9th Annual Black History Month Gala

Friday, February 25

6:30:00 PM – 10:00:00 PM

Location: The Inn at Ole Miss

During the academic year for 2013-2014, The BSU Administration saw the need to implement a formal recognition for African American students who had dedicated their time and passion for creating a more diverse and inclusive atmosphere on campus. The administration recognized the lack of acknowledgment for black students involved in making a change on campus. In February 2014, the Black History Month Gala became a reality. Since then, the Gala has served to celebrate the progress of the African American community at the University of Mississippi by recognizing African American achievement on campus. We are proud to continue this legacy with the 9th Annual Black History Month Gala on Friday, February 25, 2022, at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets will be available to all students, whether undergraduate or graduate and faculty and staff. These tickets will be available on the first day of class, January 18, at noon on the ForUM. 

Sponsor: Black Student Union (BSU)