Desribe Image HereOctober 10, 2014 (Jackson) - Dr. Elayne Hayes-Anthony, Professor and Chair of theCommunications Department, is the 2014 winner of the Mississippi Humanities Council Teacher Award. This award recognizes the contribution of humanities faculty at each of the state's colleges and universities.

Dr. Dennis Watts, Associate Provost at Belhaven University, said, “Dr. Anthony has faithfully served Belhaven students since 1998. Not only has she been steadfast in teaching the students on this campus, but she has also organized and facilitated an media ethics conference with members of the local media and worked with the board of directors of the Mississippi Association of Broadcasters in order to improve the opportunities for Belhaven communication graduates and to impact the local and state media for Christ.”

Each award recipient is required to prepare and deliver a public lecture and recipients are then recognized at the Mississippi Humanities Council's annual awards banquet in the spring.

Dr. Hayes-Anthony will be giving her presentation on Wednesday, October 29 at 7:00 p.m. in Barber Auditorium. Her lecture is titled ““Breaking News: A Christian Journalist Perspective”. There will be a reception immediately following to honor Dr. Hayes-Anthony. This event is open to the public.

The Mississippi Humanities Council is a private nonprofit corporation funded by Congress through the National Endowment for the Humanities and provides public programs in traditional liberal arts disciplines to serve nonprofit groups in Mississippi.