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This week @ Southern Miss: Oct. 12-18, 2009 PDF Print E-mail
Monday, October 12, 2009
Contact Van Arnold - 601.266.5568   


The following events are being held at various locations in Hattiesburg and present both interview and photo opportunities for the media. You may also want to include some of these in your community or entertainment calendars. For news media who may have questions about interviews or photo opportunities, contact the Office of University Communications at 601-266-4491.

TUESDAY, OCT. 13

Wizard bands kick off annual Big Read event
WHEN
: 4 p.m.
WHERE: Oak Grove Public Library on Old U.S. 11
EVENT: Community kickoff program with special guests Southern Miss President Martha Saunders and Dr. Denise von Herrmann, dean of the College of Arts & Letters. Science demonstrations and wizard-themed rock band performances by “The Whomping Willows” and “Justin Finch-Fletchery.” For information call 601-266-4315.

Jazz Sextet reunion performance to be held on campus
WHEN:
7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Mannoni Performing Arts Center
EVENT: Reunion performance by six original Sextet members and a special performance by the Southern Miss Jazz Combo and current sextet members. For information call 601-266-6121.

Lady Eagles to visit DuBard School for Language Disorders
WHEN
: 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: DuBard School on Southern Miss campus
EVENT: Members of the Southern Miss women’s basketball team will visit with children and sign memorabilia. For more information call 601-266-5223.

Closing reception for American Master of Mississippi Gulf Coast
WHEN
: 5 p.m.
WHERE: Southern Miss Museum of Art
EVENT: Lecture to close out the series by Margaret Rose Vendryes titled, “Richmond Barthe, ‘Black Donatello.’ ” Honored guests include Aubrey K. Lucas, Bobby L. Chain and Harry C. Ward. For information call 601-266-4972.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 14

Panel discussion set in conjunction with Big Read activities
WHEN
: 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Southern Miss Museum of Art
EVENT: The Big Read Speaking of Earthsea is a panel discussion between faculty and students. Big Read Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Nicolle Jordan will lead a discussion about the book. Six professors from three Southern Miss colleges will attend. For more information call 601-266-4319.

Career Fair scheduled at Thad Cochran Center
WHEN:
Noon-4 p.m.
WHERE: Thad Cochran Center on Hattiesburg campus
EVENT: Career Fair Fall 2009 that allows students and alumni to network with a large group of employers. For information call 601-266-4153.

Hitchcock Blonde performances continue
WHEN
: 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Martha R. Tatum Theatre
EVENT: Stage production that explores Alfred Hitchcock’s fascination with blonde leading ladies. For mature audiences only. For information call 601-266-4994.

THURSDAY, OCT. 15

Hitchcock Blonde performances continue
WHEN
: 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Martha R. Tatum Theatre
EVENT: Stage production that explores Alfred Hitchcock’s fascination with blonde leading ladies. For mature audiences only. For information call 601-266-4994.

FRIDAY, OCT. 16

Distinguished Alumnus of the Year to be honored
WHEN
: 6 p.m.
WHERE: Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg
EVENT: The Southern Miss College of Business will honor a distinguished alumnus during the annual banquet. For information call 601-266-4659.

Friday Night at the Fountain resumes
WHEN
: 7 p.m.
WHERE: Fountain in front of the Aubrey K. Lucas Administration Building
EVENT: Pep rally held in conjunction with Saturday’s home football game against Memphis. Band Space Capones will perform live. For information call 601-266-4403.

Annual LETTERS Day program honors faculty
WHEN
: 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
WHERE: Thad Cochran Center Ballrooms I, II and III.
EVENT: Program recognizes outstanding achievement by Southern Miss faculty. Dr. William Scarborough will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. For more information call 601-266-5377.

Hitchcock Blonde performances continue
WHEN
: 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Martha R. Tatum Theatre
EVENT: Stage production that explores Alfred Hitchcock’s fascination with blonde leading ladies. For mature audiences only. For information call 601-266-4994.

SATURDAY, OCT. 17

Golden Eagles host Memphis in Conference USA action
WHEN:
6 p.m.
WHERE: M.M. Roberts Stadium
EVENT: Southern Miss football team takes on conference rival Memphis.  Designated as the Blackout Game. For more information call 601-266-4503.

SUNDAY, OCT. 18

Hitchcock Blonde performances continue
WHEN
: 2 p.m.
WHERE: Martha R. Tatum Theatre
EVENT: Stage production that explores Alfred Hitchcock’s fascination with blonde leading ladies. For mature audiences only. For information call 601-266-4994.

Preview for Pagliacci and Gianni Schicchi opera performance
WHEN
: 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Canebrake Country Club
EVENT: Preview of the upcoming performance will include a wine and cheese reception with more than 100 patrons of the arts. For more information call 601-266-4550.

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