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, JAN. 12
Habitat for Humanity to build home for Southern Miss employee
WHEN: 8:30 a.m.
WHERE: Citizens Bank, U.S. 98 West in Hattiesburg
EVENT: News conference to announce Habitat for Humanity’s plans to build a home for Southern Miss employee Melissa Carpenter. The event also includes announcement of a fund-raising basketball game between the Harlem Ambassadors and a local celebrity team. For information call 601-266-5074.
Monthly War and Society Roundtable set
WHEN: 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Hattiesburg Library downtown Hattiesburg
EVENT: Discussion of the book, “Outwitting the Gestapo,” a gripping memoir of a French schoolteacher and Resistance fighter during World War II. For information call 601-584-3166.
THURSDAY, JAN. 14
Southern Miss to host Economic Outlook 2010
WHEN: 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
WHERE: Thad Cochran Center on Hattiesburg campus
EVENT: The symposium will include noted economic experts who will discuss the status of the state, regional and national economies. For information call 601-266-5049.
FRIDAY, JAN. 15
Lady Eagles host UAB in women’s basketball
WHEN: 7 p.m.
WHERE: Reed Green Coliseum
EVENT: The Southern Miss women take on the UAB Blazers in Conference USA action. For information call 601-266-4503.
SUNDAY, JAN. 17
Lady Eagles host Memphis in women’s basketball
WHEN: 4 p.m.
WHERE: Reed Green Coliseum
EVENT: The Southern Miss women take on the Memphis Tigers in Conference USA action. For information call 601-266-4503.
The 2010 spring semester at Southern Miss begins on Tuesday, Jan. 19. All campus offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 18 in observance of the Martin Luther King holiday.
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.