Media Advisory: This week @ Southern Miss: April 26-May 2
Monday, April 26, 2010
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.

MONDAY-FRIDAY, APRIL 26-30

“Passion for Fashion” sale in full swing
WHEN
: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
WHERE: Union Building lobby
EVENT: Southern Miss marketing and fashion merchandising students are holding this annual consignment sale as part of their core curriculum and to help raise money. 601-266-4627.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28

Spring Awards Banquet scheduled
WHEN
: 6 p.m.
WHERE: Thad Cochran Center Ballroom I.
EVENT: The School of Mass Communication and Journalism will host the annual event that includes an extensive showcase of student work from all of the school’s academic program sequences. For information call 601-266-4258.

THURSDAY-SATURDAY, APRIL 29-MAY 1

“Crimes of the Heart” continues on campus
WHEN
: 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Martha R. Tatum Theatre
EVENT: The offbeat tragic-comedy tells the story of three sisters growing up in Hazelhurst, Miss. Written by Pulitzer Prize winner Beth Henley. For information call 601-266-5418.

FRIDAY, APRIL 30

Jazz Lab Band to perform free concert
WHEN
: 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Mannoni Performing Arts Center
EVENT: This concert will feature a jazzy blend from the rich traditions of Frank Sinatra to the classic styling of The Beatles. For information call 601-266-6121.

Annual Crawfish Fest set for Pride Field
WHEN
: 4-7 p.m.
WHERE: Pride Field on Hattiesburg campus
EVENT: Sponsored by the Southern Miss Activities Council, this marks the final planned event on campus for the 2009-2010 academic year. Food, live music and fun-filled activities will be part of the free event. For information call 601-266-4403.

SATURDAY, MAY 1

National History Day workshop set
WHEN:
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
WHERE: Armed Forces Museum at Camp Shelby
EVENT: This workshop is designed to help teachers incorporate primary and secondary historical sources into their classroom curriculums. For information call 601-266-4519.

SUNDAY, MAY 2

“Crimes of the Heart” concludes
WHEN
: 2 p.m.
WHERE: Martha R. Tatum Theatre
EVENT: Final performance for the Pulitzer Prize winning play that features three sisters living in Hazelhurst, Miss. For information call 601-266-5418.

ONGOING

Senior Fine Arts students showcase work
WHEN
: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
WHERE: Museum of Art on Hattiesburg campus
EVENT: The exhibit features innovative and creative works by painting, sculpture and art education majors. All part of a required senior project. The exhibit will be open to the public through April 28. For information call 601-266-4519.

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