Civil Rights Icon Ruby Bridges to Speak at Methodist University’s Spring Convocation

Wearing a white cardigan, ruffled socks and carrying a plaid satchel at her side, six-year-old Ruby Bridges walked past an angry crowd and into history on the morning of Nov. 14, 1960.

Six years after Brown v. Board of Education had mandated school desegregation, Ruby Bridges would become the first African-American child to break the school color barrier in the South. Accompanied by her mother and four federal marshals, she made her way up the steps of New Orleans’ William Franz Elementary School to pave the way for lasting change and become an icon of the civil rights movement.

Methodist University Kicks Off 2019 Loyalty Campaign

Devan Cox was a freshman at Methodist University when his mother was diagnosed with cancer four years ago. He was afraid he might have to put his college career on hold, but funds raised through the school’s annual Loyalty Campaign for Student Scholarships proved instrumental.

“She wasn’t able to work,” Cox said of his mother. “So the scholarships have meant the world to me.”

Methodist University's McCune Gallery to Host Warhol Exhibit

The David McCune International Art Gallery at Methodist University will bring the genius of an icon to campus with “gallery goes POP: Warhol,” an exhibit of Andy Warhol silkscreen print masterworks, Feb. 7 through April 12.

The exhibit opens with a reception on Feb. 7 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. that is free and open to the public, though a $10 donation is suggested. Nicole Dezelon, Assistant Director of Learning at The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, will highlight the reception with a gallery talk at 7:15 p.m.

MU Welcomes Female Swordfishing Captain Featured in "The Perfect Storm"

Best-selling author and female swordfishing captain Linda Greenlaw will be on the Methodist University campus the week of January 28 as a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow. Greenlaw’s visit will include a Presidential Lecture Series talk, “Lessons From the Sea,’’ on Tuesday, January 29 at 7 p.m. in the Matthews Ministry Center. The lecture is free and open to the public. No tickets are required, but seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. A reception will follow.

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