MSLA Regional Honors Institute
July 20-22, 2018
September 7-8, 2018
Hinds Community College, Rankin Campus
We are very pleased to announce the upcoming MSLA Regional Honors Institute: “Watersheds, Great Floods, And Lanterns On The Levee: Mississippi’s Heritage of Response to Transformation And Change," to be held July 20-22 in Vicksburg, MS. As we have for the past four years, we are able to offer each chapter TWO scholarships - one for a chapter member/officer and one for an advisor (though more may certainly attend)!
Expect to tour several historical venues in Vicksburg, the city which has earned the name,"The Key to the South." Certainly, the historical as well as cultural significance of Vicksburg offers a unique opportunity to explore the Honors in Action topic, “Transformations: Acknowledging, Assessing, and Achieving Change." We believe that exploring Vicksburg, a hotbed of activity during the defining war of our nation and culture will offer our institute participants the opportunity to explore multiple research choices from understanding the history of the Civil War to civil rights to more about life on the Mississippi River as well as the changing nature of rivers and culture. Our tours will include visits to the Jesse Brent Lower Mississippi River Museum, which explores the river’s relationship with local society, to Vicksburg's National Military Park as well as a "Ghost Tour of Vicksburg" on Saturday night. Slated speakers include George Flaggs, Jr., the Mayor of Vicksburg, and Greg Raimondo from the Army Corps of Engineers. Other noteworthy speakers will be announced as they accept invitations.
Scholarship deadline: July 6th (one advisor and one chapter member/officer registration fee paid by the region)
$75/person by July 13th
Registration fee covers registration, tours, and most meals