|FINAL SOUTHEASTERN HONORS PROGRAM LECTURE HIGHLIGHTS LIBERAL ARTS
HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University’s
Honors Program will host the third of a series of lectures on “Reading
the Great Epics for a Higher Education” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30,
in the Music Recital Hall.
Retired Mississippi State University
English professor Jack White, who directed the university’s honors program
for 20 years, will talk on "Sir Gawain: Illustrator of the Liberal Arts."
The lecture is free and open to the
campus and community.
“Dr. White has been a major proponent
of the advancement of the humanities and the arts in the state of Mississippi,
having served as a founding member of the Mississippi Cultural Alliance,
a board member of the Mississippi Alliance for Arts Education, and Chair
of the MSU Performing Arts Committee,” said James Walter, director of Southeastern’s
White has been recognized for his historic
preservation efforts in Columbus, Miss., and awarded the 2003 Humanities
Scholar Award by the Mississippi Humanities Council. He is also an
active scholar who has delivered papers and written articles on medieval/Renaissance
topics, the teaching of writing, and Southern literature.
White's Southeastern lecture is supported
by an outreach grant from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, an
affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and a Student Government
Association grant to the Honors Club. For more information or directions,