Southern Miss News Briefs
Wednesday, November 04, 2009
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This briefs package highlights timely news and events from The University of Southern Mississippi. For more information on any of the stories below or for assistance in arranging interviews, contact the Office of University Communications at 601.266.4491.

War and Society Roundtable Set for Nov. 10

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – The University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for the Study of War and Society will host a roundtable discussion at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10 at the Library of Hattiesburg, Petal and Forrest County in downtown Hattiesburg.

War and society roundtable series focus on war fiction. The featured novel for November is “The Red Fighter Pilot” by Manfred von Richthofen. The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Jeff Bowersox, an assistant professor of history at Southern Miss.

This autobiography gives the first-hand account of a German fighter pilot in World War I. Von Richthofen, also known as the “Red Baron,” was the most successful combat pilot of the Imperial German Army Air Service with 80 confirmed air combat victories. This novel was written shortly before his death in 1918.

For more information contact Sean Ferrell at 601-584-3166 or Kyle Zelner at This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it

Homebuyers Workshop Set for Nov. 7 in Hattiesburg

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop Saturday, Nov. 7 for residents with and without disabilities in Forrest, Lamar and surrounding counties.

The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Bancorp South at 6668 Highway 98 Suite F in Hattiesburg.

In its 12th year of service to Mississippians with disabilities and their families, HOYO is an award-winning program of The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies. HOYO was created to empower people with disabilities to reach their individual dreams of owning and maintaining their own homes.

For more information or to pre-register for the free seminar, call Heather Steele at 601-266-5163 or toll free at 1-888-671-0051.

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