IVI Hour

IVI Hour

All IVI Hours are free.
Gertrude C. Ford Academic Complex, Room 137 at 3-4pm
Unless otherwise noted

Each IVI Hour sets one hour apart from our busy lives to hear from a faculty member or alum of Millsaps College. In an intimate setting, they share with faculty, students, and staff  about their lives, their work, and lessons learned along the way. IVI Hours are intended to help us think in flexible and creative ways about majors, careers, and our lives in the world. We also highlight our stories to encounter and celebrate one another as whole, complex, and irreducibly unique persons in our community. IVI Hours are currently offered once per semester.

The Initiative for Vocational Inquiry (IVI) embraces vocational exploration as a critical element of an education that forms individual persons in community to cultivate practices for the common good.

The Initiative for Vocational Inquiry (IVI) is part of the academic branch of the Institute for Civic & Professional Engagement. IVI includes four of Millsaps’ interlocking programs: Community Engaged Learning (CEL), the academic minor in Vocation, Ethics, and Society (VESO), the Wellspring living and learning community, and the Center for Career Education.


Fall 2018

Friday, October 12

Rev. Dr. Theon Johnson, Class of 2006

The Rev. Dr. Johnson:

  • graduated from Millsaps in 2006, with a bachelor’s degree in religious studies and philosophy;
  • earned a Masters degree from Wesley Theological Seminary in 2009, and is currently a United Methodist Church pastor in the San Francisco Bay area;
  • earned a PhD in Higher Education from Jackson State University in 2018;
  • is passionate about music, community organizing, and social justice.

Join us for an hour to hear about Theon’s life and work, and all the ups and downs along the way!


See previous IVI hours.

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