Media Advisory: This Week @ Southern Miss: Feb. 4-8, 2008
Monday, February 04, 2008
Contact Jana Bryant - 601.266.4497   


The following 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.

THIS WEEK
More than 250 high school musicians from the Southeast region will participate in The University of Southern Mississippi’s annual installment of the All-South (high school) Honor Band program Thursday-Sunday on the Hattiesburg campus. The four-day weekend of rehearsals and concerts at Bennett Auditorium will feature three concerts by Southern Miss ensembles, Pearl High School and a finale concert by the three All-South Honor Bands. Call Angela Kilcrease at 601.266.4988.

MONDAY, FEB. 4
Sen. Roger Wicker visits Hattiesburg campus

Time: 10 a.m.  Location: Shelby F. Thames Polymer Science Research Center, Hattiesburg
Mississippi Sen. Roger Wicker and his wife will visit the Southern Miss campus where they will meet with Dr. Saunders and tour the School of Polymers and High Performance Materials where former President Dr. Shelby Thames and other faculty members will brief the senator on work being done on an $8 million Department of Defense marine composite project.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 6
Provost candidate visit

Time: 10 a.m.  Location: Advanced Education Center Auditorium, Long Beach
Dr. Donald R. Bobbitt, dean of the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas, is one of four candidates for the provost position. This session is open to faculty, staff, students and media.

THURSDAY, FEB. 7
Provost candidate visit

Time: 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Location: Thad Cochran Center Ballroom, Hattiesburg
Dr. Donald R. Bobbitt, dean of the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas, is one of four candidates for the provost position. These sessions are open to faculty, staff, students and
media.

Provost candidate visit
10 a.m.  Location: Holloway Complex, Room A, Long Beach
Dr. Robert D. Lyman, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Appalachian State University, will visit the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. This session is open to faculty, staff, students and media.
 
Dyslexia and Related Disorders Symposium
Time: 8:30 a.m. symposium begins   Location: Lake Terrace Convention Center, Hattiesburg
This symposium, sponsored by the DuBard School for Language Disorders, is geared toward educators, social workers, marriage and family therapists, rehabilitation counselors, school administrators, speech-language pathologists, parents, and psychologists. Continuing education units and presentations will address the written language disorder known as dyslexia and other related disorders. Call XXXX

Area Health Education Diabetes Conference
Time:  Speakers begin at 8:15 a.m.   Location: Gulf Park Campus, Long Beach
The Southern Mississippi Area Health Education Center at The University of Southern Mississippi will present the first Conference on Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease: It’s Time for a Change in the Health of Mississippi. The conference is sponsored by SMAHEC, Memorial Hospital in Gulfport and the Mississippi State Department of Health. Call Gina Fiorentini-Wright at 601.266.4839.

FRIDAY, FEB. 8
Provost candidate visit

Time: 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.  Location: Thad Cochran Center Ballroom, Hattiesburg
Dr. Robert D. Lyman, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Appalachian State University, will visit the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. This session is open to faculty, staff, students and media.
 
Dyslexia and Related Disorders Symposium

Time: 8:30 a.m. symposium begins   Location: Lake Terrace Convention Center, Hattiesburg
This symposium, sponsored by the DuBard School for Language Disorders, is geared toward educators, social workers, marriage and family therapists, rehabilitation counselors, school administrators, speech-language pathologists, parents, and psychologists. Continuing education units and presentations will address the written language disorder known as dyslexia and other related disorders. Call Missy Schraeder at 601.266.5223.

Area Health Education Diabetes Conference
Time:  Speakers begin at 8:15 a.m.   Location: Gulf Park Campus, Long Beach
The Southern Mississippi Area Health Education Center at The University of Southern Mississippi will present the first Conference on Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease: It’s Time for a Change in the Health of Mississippi. The conference is sponsored by SMAHEC, Memorial Hospital in Gulfport and the Mississippi State Department of Health. Call Gina Fiorentini-Wright at 601.266.4839.

Hildman Colloquium Lecture: "Science and Pseudoscience in Everyday Life: A Field Guide to Evaluating Extraordinary Claims"
Time: 1:30 p.m.  Location: Thad Cochran Center Ballroom
Dr. Scott Lilienfeld is the lecturer for this annual event hosted by the Department of Psychology.  Dr. Lilienfeld will discuss how to distinguish between science and pseudoscience in his presentation. Dr. Lilienfeld is a professor of psychology at Emory University, a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, a member of nine editorial boards, a widely published researcher and a journal editor. 

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