This anniversary exhibition presents a remarkable collection of children's artwork created in response to the ravages of Hurricane Katrina. In 2005-2006 when these works were made, the young Mississippi artists were in grades K-5 and from Forrest, Harrison, Jackson, Jones, Lamar, and Pearl River counties.
The 63 vivid and poignant pieces in this USM art collection stem from the initial Drawing on Katrina show of over 300 works first exhibited in the summer of 2006 at the USM Museum of Art. Curators for the Drawing on Katrina project include USM professors Janet Gorzegno and Mark Rigsby.
This exhibition is available for loan to qualified venues. For details, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Southern Miss Department of Dance faculty members Meredith Early, Kelly Ferris Lester, Elizabeth Lentz, Becca McArthur, and Stacy Reischman Fletcher formed the modern dance company with a goal to continue choreographing and performing professionally. By bringing cutting edge performances of this nature to the Hub City, Hub City Dance Collective hopes to change the artistic landscape of Mississippi with their performance by adding modern dance to the rich mix of cultural influences for which the state is famous.
Sponsored by the Japanese American Society and the School of Music.
"Everyman is successful, popular and riding high when Death comes calling. He is forced to abandon the life he has built and embark on a last, frantic search to recruit a friend, anyone, to speak in his defence. But Death is close behind, and time is running out.
One of the great primal, spiritual myths, Everyman asks whether it is only in death that we can understand our lives."
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With an enrollment of over 300 students, our university marching band, The Pride of Mississippi, is a sight to see! The College of Arts & Letters would like to thank the band for ninety-five years of music, school spirit, and great times. Come on out to the Preview Concert on the Green in August and show your appreciation for all they do to support Southern Miss!
Camp QuiddLit is a kid's summer camp run by the Department of English (with a ilttle help from the official Southern Miss Quiddicth Team!) Each year, the kids write short stories which are compiled into a book by the camp's leaders. This year's book, Wonderlands, was designed by Paige Gray and Mary Stephens, graduate students in the English Department.
This exciting issue focuses on the Mississippi River as it relates to 20th century southern identity. Articles address steamboats, the maps of Harold Norman Fisk, music, film, and the work of William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, and Shirley Ann Grau.
View this issue at Project Muse.
"As a medium for social change, posters record our struggles for peace, social justice, environmental defense, and liberation from oppression. From the confrontational and political, to the promotional, persuasive and educational, the poster in all its forms has persisted as a vehicle for the public dissemination of ideas....Graphic Advocacy: International Posters for the Digital Age 2001–2012 showcases a selection of posters to offer the public a chance to experience this magnificent body of empathetic and visually compelling messages for our time." – graphicadvocacyposters.org
Founded in 1994, the Tetraphonics Saxophone Quartet advocates a performance style that references and furthers the original tonal intentions of the instrument‘s inventor, Adolphe Sax. Steffen Hass (Soprano saxophone), Elmar Frey (Alto saxophone), Volker Ax (Tenor saxophone) and Noah Bedrin (Baritone saxophone) focus on highly reflective, detail-oriented interpretations of music by composers such as Bach and Mozart as well as contemporary composers, thereby pushing the boundaries of the saxophone's versatility.
"Nominated for three Tony Awards®, The Audience sees Helen Mirren reprise her Olivier Award-winning performance as Queen Elizabeth II, following her Academy Award® win for the same role The Queen. Encore screenings of the original West End production of The Audience, captured live in London in 2013, feature an exclusive Q&A with Stephen Daldry and Helen Mirren." – National Theatre Live
Interested in going to law school when you graduate but not sure what to major in? The College of Arts & Letters is a great place to look. Visit our new Pre-law webpage to explore your options and learn how a humanities or social science degree can give you an advantage in law school and in your future career as a lawyer.
"When all you have is a trombone, everything looks like a fortissimo."
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Philip Dikeman, flute; Jared Hauser, oboe; Bil Jackson, clarinet; Leslie Norton, horn; Peter Kolkay, bassoon
"Described as 'refreshing, alive, and filled with the joy of making music,' the Blair Woodwind Quintet, founded in 1971, has an extensive repertoire and has performed throughout the South and Midwest, on radio and television, and released a critically acclaimed recording." – Blair School of Music, Vanderbilt University
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The BP Oil Spill of 2010 generated stress and financial hardships throughout the Gulf Coast fishing industry. In this episode, Daniel Nguyen of the Mary, Queen of Vietnam Community Development Corporation discusses how that stress affected the Vietnamese Fishing Community.
Dr. Bob Pauly and Robert Harenski, J.D. discuss a range of local, state and national issues every week on Gulf Coast Mornings radio.
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The Telling Project works to deepen our understanding of the military and veterans’ experience. Greater understanding fosters receptivity, easing veterans’ transitions back to civil society, and allowing communities to benefit from the skills and experience they bring with them. Through this understanding, a community deepens its connection to its veterans, itself, and its place in the nation and the world.
Please see www.thetellingproject.org for full information.
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