STARKVILLE - Richard V. Damms was named Mississippi State University's 2011 Humanities Teacher of the Year by Mississippi State's College of Arts and Sciences and the Mississippi Humanities Council.
Presented annually at public and private institutions of higher learning around the state, the award carries a $500 honorarium.
The associate professor of history will present a public lecture today at 3 in the Griffis Residence Hall Forum Room of the Shackhouls Honors College. The presentation is titled "Greeks and Romans: Harold Macmillan, Dwight Eisenhower and the Romance and Reality of the Anglo-American 'Special Relationship.'"
Tate Reeves to be featured in MSU Speaker Series
STARKVILLE - Lt. Gov.-elect Tate Reeves will be featured Tuesday at Mississippi State's Morris W.H. "Bill" Collins Speaker Series program.
The public event begins at 2 p.m. in the John Grisham Room of the university's Mitchell Memorial Library.
Reeves is currently in his second term as Mississippi's 53rd treasurer, the first Republican to serve in the office over Mississippi's 194-year history.
In addition to the campus library system and its Congressional and Political Research Center, the Collins Speaker Series is sponsored by MSU's John C. Stennis Institute of Government and the student Stennis-Montgomery Association, as well as the Starkville-based Stennis Center for Public Service Leadership. For more information, call Lyle Tate at (662) 325-2559.
Scholar to discuss Spanish literature at the University of Mississippi
OXFORD - A distinguished Spanish literature scholar and professor in the humanities at the University of Chicago will discuss the "Spanish Golden Age" on Tuesday at the University of Mississippi.
Frederick A. de Armas is set to deliver the 51st annual Christopher Longest Lecture at 6 p.m. in Bondurant Auditorium. A reception precedes the lecture at 5 p.m., and both events are free and open to the public.
His talk, "Art Made Flesh: Ekphrasis of Incarnation from Cervantes and Lope de Vega to Galdos and Vargas Llosa," focuses on a curious metamorphosis used by Spanish writers from the 17th century to the present, looking at instances where descriptions of a work of art within a text lead to incarnation.
Parents for Public Schools sponsoring lunch with state education advocate
TUPELO - Parents for Public Schools is sponsoring a Lunch Bunch with Nancy Loome on Wednesday, Dec. 7. Loome is the executive director of the Mississippi Parents' Campaign, which lobbies for public education and informs residents of important issues.
The lunch will be held from 11:45 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the CDF Board Room at 300 W. Main St. Loome's topic will be "What Do Schools Need to Succeed?"
The event is free and open to the public. Those wanting to reserve lunch for $8 should contact Sally Gray at (662) 372-0371 or email@example.com. Deadline for reserving lunch is Dec. 5.
ICC Connect Day set for Dec. 10 in the Student Services Building
TUPELO - Itawamba Community College will host its fifth annual Connection Day on Dec. 10 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Student Services Building of the Tupelo campus. No preregistration is necessary, and the event is primarily for adult learners. Child care will be available.
ICC representatives will be available to discuss enrollment; how to balance work, family and school; educational programs; ABE/GED classes; financial aid; flexible scheduling; child care services; support services and more.
Participants will also be able to register for spring semester courses, meet with an academic counselor and apply for financial aid. For more information, contact Carla Rose at (662) 620-5137 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Marcus Simmons at (662) 620-5314 or email@example.com.