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. 26
Forestry professor to speak at EcoEagle Lecture Series
WHERE: Room A of the R.C. Cook Union building
EVENT: Dr. Glenn Hughes, extension forestry professor for the Mississippi State University Extension Service will lecture on the title, “Impact of Sustainable Forestry Practices on Mississippi’s Forest Economy.” For information call 601-266-5687.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 27
Young to make colloquium presentation
WHEN: 4-5 p.m.
WHERE: Room 103 of the Liberal Arts building
EVENT: Dr. Amy Young, professor of Anthropology, will deliver a presentation during the Anthropology/Sociology Research Colloquium titled, “Resistance and Revolt on Antebellum Plantations.” For information call 601-266-6823.
THURSDAY, JAN. 28
H.U.B. City Steps program to hold reception
WHEN: 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Cultural Center in downtown Hattiesburg
EVENT: Kickoff event to begin the walking intervention phase of the $2 million federally funded program that is a collaboration between Southern Miss and the City of Hattiesburg. For information call 601-266-5091.
Fleming press conference scheduled
WHEN: 11 a.m.
WHERE: Garden Room of the Fairview Inn in Jackson
EVENT: Prelude to the Centennial concert featuring opera star Renee Fleming and the Southern Miss Symphony Orchestra. Q&A with assembled media will last approximately 15 minutes. For information call 601-329-1104.
Authority on No Child Left Behind Act to give lecture
WHEN: 7 p.m.
WHERE: Advanced Education Center auditorium on Gulf Park campus
EVENT: Charles J. Russo, one of the nation’s leading experts on education law, will deliver a presentation titled, “The No Child Left Behind Act: Past, Present and Future under Obama.” For information call 228-865-4573.
Marchand to delivery healthcare reform lecture
WHERE: Holloway Complex Room A at the Gulf Park campus
EVENT: Gary Marchand, president and CEO of Memorial Hospital in Gulfport will present the lecture, “Healthcare Reform – How Did We Get There.” For information call 228-865-4573.
FRIDAY, JAN. 29
Opera star Fleming to perform with Southern Miss orchestra
WHEN: 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Thalia Mara Hall in downtown Jackson
EVENT: Internationally acclaimed soprano Renee Fleming will perform with the Southern Miss Symphony Orchestra as the opening event of the university’s yearlong Centennial celebration. For information call 601-266-6823.
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