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Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Contact Van Arnold - 601.266.5568   

This briefs package highlights timely news and events from The University of Southern Mississippi. For more information on any of the stories below or for assistance in arranging interviews, contact the Office of University Communications at 601.266.4491.

Chemistry Department Celebration Includes Medical Symposium

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The University of Southern Mississippi will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a Medical Alumni Symposium on Thursday, Oct. 29 at the Thad Cochran Center.

The day-long symposium, sponsored by Hattiesburg Clinic, will feature speeches from six department graduates who have built careers in areas such as veterinary medicine, cardiovascular research and forensic pathology.

In 1959 the university’s Chemistry Department was established as a separate entity and began granting bachelor’s and master’s degrees at what was then Mississippi Southern College. In 1962 the doctoral program was approved by the state College Board.

For more information about the symposium call 601-266-5910.

Southern Miss Organization Hosts Haunted Halloween Trail

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – The University of Southern Mississippi Roots N’ Shoots chapter is hosting the Haunted Halloween Biology Trail from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30 in the Biological Sciences Center, located in the basement of Mississippi Hall.

The event is free of charge and open to the community. The trail is designed for ages 4-12 but is appropriate for all ages and represents a revised version of the standard biology trail with unique, exciting and spooky twists.

The trail was launched in 2005 to create a hands-on learning activity to engage Southern Miss students in getting children in the community excited about biology and science.

For more information call 601-266-5910.

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