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.
FRIDAY, FEB. 19
Dorian Wind Concert scheduled
WHEN: 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Marsh Auditorium on the Southern Miss Hattiesburg campus
EVENT: Sponsored by the Southern Miss School of Music, the renowned Dorian Wind Quintet will perform in concert. The Dorian Quintet travels the world concertizing in 49 of the 50 states, Canada, Europe and throughout the Middle East, India, Africa and Asia. For information call 601-266-6823.
FRIDAY-SATURDAY, FEB. 19-20
INSPIRIT dance group to perform
WHEN: 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Theatre and Dance Studio 115 on Hattiesburg campus
EVENT: The famous INSPIRIT dance ensemble features a mixture of contemporary styles. The group will perform its signature technique “Liquid Strength.” For information call 601-266-6823.
Saunders to serve as grand marshal in rodeo
WHEN: 7 p.m.
WHERE: Forrest County Multi-Purpose Center
EVENT: University of Southern Mississippi President Martha Saunders will serve as the grand marshal for the Southern Miss/Coca-Cola Classic Rodeo. For information call 601-266-5405.
SATURDAY, FEB. 20
Women’s basketball celebration set
WHEN: 4 p.m.
WHERE: Reed Green Coliseum
EVENT: As part of the university’s yearlong Centennial celebration, the Legacy of Athletics will be remembered with a special ceremony honoring Southern Miss women’s basketball. The Lady Eagles will take on Rice in a Conference USA contest. For information call 601-266-4503.
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.