Coats Earns MHC Award


Each year, the Mississippi Humanities Council honors outstanding scholars who have made significant contributions to the humanities in Mississippi. Dr. Curtis Coats, director of the communication studies major and co-director of the film studies minor at Millsaps College, is the 2014 Millsaps College recipient of the Humanities Teacher Award.

As recipient of the award, Coats will give a public lecture entitled, Media, Religion, and the Crisis of Modernity, on Nov. 13 at 4 p.m. in room 215 of the Gertrude C. Ford Academic Complex. The lecture is free and open to the public.

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Curtis Coats


Mock Courtroom Created at Millsaps


To improve the student experience, Harvey Fiser, associate professor of business law at Millsaps College, spent several weeks this summer helping his friend and Norwegian master carpenter Erik Solberg build a furnished courtroom in which the Millsaps College Mock Trial team now practices.

The courtroom is a historic addition to the Millsaps campus. The attorney tables, attorney chairs and witness chairs were reclaimed after being abandoned as a result of federal budget cuts and the closure of the United States federal courthouse in Meridian, Mississippi. The judge's bench and witness stand were custom built using the original tables from the jury deliberation room in the historic courthouse.

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Mock Courtroom at Millsaps


Student Balances Campus Life, ROTC


Amanda Michaud knew at age 11 she wanted a career in the theatre and began working toward that goal at as a teen.

“From the moment I turned 16, I worked for Goodspeed Musicals, a two-time Tony Award-winning theatre in East Haddam, Connecticut,” said Michaud, who is from Southington, Connecticut. “Although I love all forms of theatre, my background and first love is musical theatre.”

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Amanda Michaud


Alum Architect Love-Stanley Recognized for Service

Ivenue Love-Stanley, B.S. 1973, is the 2014 recipient of the Whitney M. Young Jr. Award given by the board of directors of the American Institute of Architects. The award recognizes Love-Stanley's career-long dedication to bringing design to underserved communities and to making design education, and education in general, inclusive and accessible to all.

Reared in Meridian, Love-Stanley earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics at Millsaps, an experience that she considers critical to her success. "I honestly don't think I would have found my way into architecture if it were not for my Millsaps experience," she said. "At Millsaps, I was forced to mature quickly in an environment that encouraged critical thinking."

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Ivenue Love-Stanley


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