This Week @ Southern Miss: Jan. 14-19, 2008
Monday, January 14, 2008
Contact Jana Bryant - 601.266.4497   


The following selected events are being held on campus at The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg unless otherwise noted. For news media who may have questions about interviews or photo opportunities, contact the Department of Marketing and Public Relations at 601.266.4491. For a complete listing of all events on campus, visit the university calendar online at http://www.usm.edu/calendar/main.php.

MONDAY, JAN. 14
Classes begin for the Spring 2008 semester
Time: All day  Location: All campuses and teaching sites

Weekly Eagle Club Luncheon
Time: 11:25 a.m.  Location: 206 Front, Hattiesburg
Call 601.266.5299 or 601.266.7601 for more information.

THURSDAY, JAN. 17
Women’s Basketball vs. Rice
Time: 7 p.m.  Location: Reed Green Coliseum

FRIDAY, JAN. 18
Groundbreaking ceremonies for Ogletree House renovation/expansion
Time: 2 p.m.  Location: The District, on campus at the northwest corner of Highway 49 and Hardy Street. Officials of The Southern Miss Alumni Association will hold groundbreaking ceremonies for the Ogletree House renovation. The $3 million project will expand the Ogletree House, home of the Alumni Association. Call 601.266.5722 for more information.

SATURDAY, JAN. 19
Free Marine Career Expo for high school students
Time: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.  Location: At the J.L. Scott Marine Education Center at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Research Laboratory in Ocean Springs
This event for grades 9-12 will teach students about professions and trades that connect people to the marine and coastal environments. Participants may choose one of four field trips -- a pontoon trip to Deer Island, Back Bay and Gulf Islands National Seashore; a trawl trip aboard the GCRL’s RV Tom McIlwain; a marine aquaculture tour; a kayaking trip in Davis Bayou. Registration deadline is Jan. 17 at 5 p.m. Registration contact is Michael Carley, 228.818.8884, This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it .  Media contacts are Martha Duvall, 228.327.8775, or Linda Skupien, 228.872.4273. 

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ONGOING EVENTS

The exhibition, “Sculpting America” kicks off Tuesday, Jan. 15 in the Southern Miss Museum of Art and runs through Feb. 14. The exhibit features the combined works of six celebrated American artists.  A closing reception is planned from 4-6 p.m. on Feb. 14. Fusing together a hodgepodge of nontraditional sculpting materials, such as fabrics, glass, iron, human hair and chewing gum, with a diverse repertoire of stylistic techniques, “Sculpting America” will present a tangible illustration of the evolution of art and culture in American society.

The University of Southern Mississippi Museum of Art is located in the Fine Arts Building at the southwest corner of campus. The hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Admission to the museum is free and open to the public. Call the Museum of Art at 601.266.5200 for more information.

About The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi, founded in 1910, is a comprehensive doctoral and research-extensive university fulfilling its mission of being a leading university in engaging and empowering individuals to transform lives and communities.  In a tradition of leadership for student development, Southern Miss is educating a 21st century work force providing intellectual capital, cultural enrichment and innovation to Mississippi and the world.  Southern Miss is located in Hattiesburg, Miss., with an additional campus and teaching and research sites on the Mississippi Gulf Coast; further information is found at www.usm.edu.