March 27, 2014 10:24:20 AM
Mississippi University for Women President Jim Borsig is encouraging everyone to attend the college's homecoming this weekend.
"There are things for the community as well as for the alumni as well as student events," Borsig said.
The events kick off today when Dr. Jeanne Forrester will host "Oh, the places you'll go," and speak about her unplanned travels. The event will be held in the Education Building in Room 212. It begins at 2 p.m.
Tonight, educators and alumni are encouraged to gather for the third annual Education Alumni and Friend event. According to a press release issued by The W, "a panel of school leaders will lead a discussion about their experiences as teachers and women educational leaders." Students from Joe Cook Elementary will also perform at the event. Festivities begin at 5:30 with a reception followed by the panel discussion. The event will also be held in the Education and Human Sciences building.
A piano concert will also take place tonight. Evgeny Rivkin will begin playing at 7:30 p.m. in Poindexter Hall. The concert is part of the Leslie F. Threadgill Lecture and Artist Series.
On Friday night, the university will host a 5K Glow Run. Borsig said 125 people have signed up for the event so far.
Borsig encouraged everyone, not just university alumni, to come and tour the campus as well as participate in the weekend's events.
"There are opportunities for the public to come and see the campus," he said. "The campus is gorgeous right now and really starting to bloom."
He added, "We're just looking forward to having a weekend-long celebration."
Sarah Fowler covered crime, education and community related events for The Dispatch.
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