Southern Miss Public relations & Marketing Department Home    

    

 

Department Home | Contact | Back

 

Press Releases

Bookmark Us
Print this Page Print Page
 
Southern Miss Gulf Coast News Briefs PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, March 02, 2010
Contact Charmaine Williams Schmermund, 228.865.4573   
This briefs package highlights timely news and events from The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast. For more information on any of the stories below or for assistance in arranging interviews, contact the Department of Marketing and Public Relations at 228.865.4573.
          *Katrina
Research Center
to Host Panel Discussion March 8
          *
Issues + Answers Lecture March 11
          *
Cancer Awareness Fair March 13
          *
Artists, Vendors Solicited for Jazz Festival April 3 

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                              
Katrina Research Center to Host Final Journey Stories Events

LONG BEACH, Miss. – The Katrina Research Center at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast will conclude the last week of the Smithsonian Institution’s Journey Stories exhibit with two final presentations.

The first event, a panel discussion on Hurricane Katrina and women in the fine arts, will be led by Melody Golding of Vicksburg. The discussion is scheduled for Monday, March 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the Katrina Research Center, located on the third floor of the library at the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

The final Journey Stories presentation will be made by Charles Gray on the history of Hancock County. The presentation is scheduled for Tuesday, March 9, at 6 p.m. in the Katrina Research Center.

Journey Stories is an interactive exhibit addressing migration and immigration as they relate to the American experience. Using engaging images, audio and artifacts, it tells stories that illustrate the critical roles travel and movement have played in building our diverse American society.

The Journey Stories exhibit, sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution and Mississippi Humanities Council, will be on display at the Katrina Research Center until March 11. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact the Southern Miss Katrina Research Center at 228.214.3423 or visit www.usm.edu/katrina.

                         
Television President, CEO to Present Issues + Answers Lecture March 11

LONG BEACH, Miss. – The Sun Herald and The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast College of Business will present the Issues + Answers lecture “Is the Coast Ready for Hollywood: Lessons Learned on My Journey to Tinseltown… and Back,” with Margaret Loesch Thursday, March 11, at 7 p.m. in the Advanced Education Center auditorium at the Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach.

Loesch is the first president and CEO of the new Discovery/Hasbro Joint Venture, LLC, The Hub. She and her team are rebuilding the Discovery Kids Channel and creating new family entertainment programming for television. She is the founding president and CEO of the Hallmark Channel and supervised production for Jim Henson Television.

Issues + Answers lectures are free and open to the public. The Southern Miss Gulf Park campus is located on Highway 90 in Long Beach three miles west of Highway 49. For more information on this lecture or the Issues + Answers lecture series, online visit www.usm.edu/gc/lectureseries or call 228.865.4573.

                     
Cancer Awareness Health Fair at Southern Miss Gulf Park Campus March 13

LONG BEACH, Miss. - The Southern Mississippi Area Health Education Center (SMAHEC) welcomes the community to the “Cancer Awareness Health Fair” Saturday, March 13 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Advanced Education Center at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

Information exhibits will be available on a variety of topics including breast and ovarian cancer, oral cancer, skin cancer, smoking cessation and nutrition and physical activity.

The health fair, sponsored by the Mississippi Partnership for Comprehensive Cancer Control Coastal Regional Coalition, is free and open to the public. For more information on the health fair, contact Stacey Curry at 228.214.3314 or This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it .

                
Local Artists, Vendors Needed for Southern Miss Jazz and Blues Festival April 3

LONG BEACH, Miss. – Local artists and vendors are invited to be part of the Southern Miss Jazz and Blues Festival Saturday, April 3 at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. The festival, scheduled from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., will be free and open to the public.

The fee to set up a booth at the festival is $30 for a single space and $60 for a double space. Vendor applications must be postmarked by March 6 for consideration.

For vendor forms or additional information on the Southern Miss Jazz and Blues Festival, visit www.usm.edu/gc/jazz-n-blues/ or contact Stephanie Bell at 228.243.9545 or This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it .

About The University of Southern MississippiThe 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/gulfcoast .
                                                                             
-30-
 
< Prev   Next >

Department Home | Contact | Back

 

Copyright 2006, The University of Southern Mississippi
 Email  leighanne.wilson@usm.edu. AA/EOE/ADAI