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 MARCH 8-12
“Don’t Be Stupid Week” held on campus
WHEN: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. every day
WHERE: Different venues on Hattiesburg campus
EVENT: Several events/activities planned to raise awareness about the dangers of risky behavior. Sponsored by Student Health Services. For information call 601-266-5390.
MONDAY, MARCH 8
McCarthy Lecture Series gets underway
WHEN: 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Room 101 of the Liberal Arts Building.
EVENT: Dr. Wayne Lee, associate professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will open the series with a lecture titled, “Celtic Warrior and Confederate Soldiers: Putting the ‘Celtic Way of War’ to the Sword.” For information call 601-266-4333.
Katrina Research Center to host panel discussion
WHEN: 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Katrina Research Center, third floor of the library at Gulf Park campus.
EVENT: Part of Smithsonian Institution’s Journey Stories. Panel discussion on Hurricane Katrina and women in the fine arts led by Melody Golding of Vicksburg. For information call 228-865-4573.
TUESDAY, MARCH 9
War and Society Roundtable discussion resumes
WHEN: 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Downtown branch of the Library of Hattiesburg, Petal and Forrest County.
EVENT: The Center for the Study of War and Society will host a discussion on the book written by Tim Pat Coogan titled, “Michael Collins: The Man Who Made Ireland.” For information call 601-584-3166 or 601-266-6196.
Katrina Research Center to host final Journey Stories
WHEN: 6 p.m.]
WHERE: Katrina Research Center, third floor of the library at Gulf Park campus
EVENT: Final presentation will be made by Charles Gray on the history of Hancock County. For information call 228-865-4573.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10
Trombone Choir to present concert
WHEN: 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Mannoni Performing Arts Center
EVENT: University Trombone Choir will present a special concert which includes the premiere of “A Centennial Fanfare,” an original piece to honor the university’s ongoing Centennial. For information call 601-266-6823.
THURSDAY, MARCH 11
TV president, CEO to present lecture
WHEN: 7 p.m.
WHERE: Advanced Education auditorium on Gulf Park campus in Long Beach
EVENT: Sponsored by The Sun Herald and Southern Miss Gulf Coast College of Business, the lecture by Margaret Loesch is titled, “Is the Coast Ready for Hollywood: Lessons Learned on My Journey to Tinseltown… and Back.” For information call 228-865-4573
SATURDAY, MARCH 13
Cancer Awareness Health Fair scheduled
WHEN: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
WHERE: Advanced Education Center on Gulf Park campus in Long Beach
EVENT: Information booths will be available on a variety of topics, including breast and ovarian cancer, oral cancer, skin cancer, smoking cessation, nutrition and physical activity. For information call 228-214-3314.
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