COLUMBUS, Miss. — Mississippi University for Women is celebrating Dr. Beverly Joyce, associate professor in the Department of Art and Design, as its Mississippi Humanities Council Teacher of the Year Award recipient for the academic school year.
Joyce is the first art history teacher at MUW to receive this award. The Mississippi Humanities Council grants Humanities Teacher Awards each year to one faculty member from each state institution, including four-year universities and community colleges. She was chosen through nominations and votes by other humanities faculty members at MUW.
She earned her doctorate in art history from the University of Kansas. She is the international treasurer of the Kappa Pi International Honorary Art Fraternity and the faculty sponsor for the organization’s MUW chapter. As faculty sponsor, Joyce also helped to establish the annual Art in Autumn Auction and Kappa Pi High School Invitational Art Exhibition. She is also the president of the Columbus/MUW branch of AAUW.
Joyce will make a public presentation on Monday, Oct. 15 at 6 p.m. in the Mary Evelyn Stringer Auditorium in the Art and Design building. Her presentation is titled, “Intersections of Gender and Place: Is There a Southern Voice in Feminist Art?” The event is free and open to the public.
October is Arts and Humanities Month as proclaimed annually by the president and governor.