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Media Advisory: This Week @ Southern Miss: Jan. 26-Feb. 1, 2009 PDF Print E-mail
Monday, January 26, 2009
Contact Jeannie Peng - 601.266.5568   


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 Department of Marketing and Public Relations at 601.266.4491.

THIS WEEK

• The Southern Miss Museum of Art presents "Cross Connections 2009," an international graphic design exhibition, today-March 3, featuring. The exhibition represents a significant overview of international graphic design trends, featuring work by professors and students from Southern Miss Department of Art and Design; the Luxun Academy of Fine Arts, Shen Yang, China; die Hochschule für Wirtschaft, Technik und Gestaltung, Trier, Germany; and the University of Texas at Arlington Department of Art and Art History. Special hours for this show are Tuesday-Wednesday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Thursday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Call the Museum of Art at 601.266.5200 for more information.

TUESDAY, JAN. 27
EcoEagle Lecture - Luke Lundemo from The Climate Project

Time: 11:30 a.m. Location: Thad Cochran Center Ballroom
Luke Lundemo from The Climate Project will be guest speaker at this week’s Southern Miss EcoEagle Lecture. The Climate Project is a nonprofit organization that increases public awareness of the climate crisis at a grassroots level in the United States and abroad. For more information about this event, call 601.266.5687.

Gulf Coast Lecture - 50th Anniversary of the Biloxi Wade-ins
Time: 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Location: Advanced Education Center auditorium in Long Beach
Southern Miss Gulf Coast history professor Dr. James Pat Smith will present a lecture commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Biloxi wade-ins to kick off the spring semester academic service-learning courses. Smith worked with Dr. Gilbert Mason Sr. to publish his memoir, “Beaches, Blood and Ballots: A Black Doctor’s Civil Rights Struggle” which chronicles Mason’s work for civil rights on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. His efforts included gaining access for African Americans to Mississippi beaches. For more information, call 228.214.3247.

Cello Recital
Time: 6 p.m. Location: Marsh Auditorium
Emanuel Gruber will perform the cello during this free School of Music Guest Artist Recital. For more information, call 601.266.5543.

Golden Eagles Basketball
Time: 7 p.m. Location: Reed Green Coliseum
Golden Eagles vs. Marshall. For more information, call 601.266.5017.

Saxophone Recital
Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Mannoni Performing Arts Center Auditorium
Dariusz Samol will perform the saxophone during this free School of Music Guest Artist Recital. For more information, call 601.266.5543.

THURSDAY, JAN. 29
Lady Eagles Basketball

Time: 7 p.m. Location: Reed Green Coliseum
Lady Eagles vs. Marshall. For more information, call 601.266.5017.

Future Stars Concert
Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Bennett Auditorium
Students from The University of Southern Mississippi School of Music will compete in the annual William T. Gower Competition to appear as soloists with the symphony orchestra. This year's winners will be selected from string, piano, and voice studios. For more information, call 601.266.5543.

FRIDAY, JAN. 30
8th Annual Issues on Aging Conference

Time: All day, begins 9:15 a.m. Location: Thad Cochran Center
The Southern Miss College of Health and the Pinebelt Association for Families will address the needs of the growing number of Americans age 65 and older at the 8th annual Issues on Aging Conference. Guest speakers will discuss topics like transforming a workforce and service for older adults, exercise and healthy aging, diabetes, the latest research in Alzheimer's disease, social security, end of life issues, and a special discussion with Mississippi Sen. Terry C. Burton on the latest legislation and call to action on aging issues in Mississippi. For more information or to register for this event, call 601.582.0909

Biological Sciences Seminar
Time: 11 a.m. Location: Polymer Science Auditorium
The Department of Biological Sciences at Southern Miss presents this free seminar “The genomic basis of stress tolerance in killifish." For more information, call 601.266.4928.

SATURDAY, JAN. 31
Southern Miss Trombone Day

Time: All day Location: Mannoni Performing Arts Center
The event is open to students of all ages. Participants, who are encouraged to bring their own instrument, will take part in a group warm-up session and a trombone choir and will have access to a display area with instruments, sheet music and accessories. For more information, call 601.266.5543.

Golden Eagles Tennis
Time: 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Location: Hattiesburg Country Club
Golden Eagles vs. Alcorn State at 10 a.m. and Southern University at 2 p.m. For more information, call 601.266.5017.

Lady Eagles Basketball
Time: 4 p.m. Location: Reed Green Coliseum
Lady Eagles vs. East Carolina. For more information, call 601.266.5017.

Golden Eagles Basketball
Time: 7 p.m. Location: Reed Green Coliseum
Golden Eagles vs. UTEP, El Paso, Texas. For more information, call 601.266.5017.

SUNDAY, FEB. 1
Brass Trombone Recital

Time: 2:30 p.m. Location: Marsh Auditorium
Brian Paden will perform the brass trombone during this free School of Music Senior Recital. For more information, call 601.266.5543.

IN THE NEWS TODAY

• Mississippi childhood obesity is at the forefront of discussion, as state officials attempt to solve this growing problem by developing more stringent food policies in schools. At the same time, Southern Miss nutrition experts are combating the problem by scheduling community meetings across the state to teach parents and students on ways to cut back on the fat, and how living a healthier lifestyle begins at the home. To find out more about this initiative, call 601.266.5568.

• Each year brings an increase in the number of people turning age 65 and older. The U.S. Census Bureau predicts a 100 percent increase over the next 30 years. Learn how Mississippi can prepare to meet the needs of this particular group of people. Call 601.266.5568 to speak with a gerontology expert. 

• Community service is on the minds of the many in Washington as President Barack Obama urges citizens to take a proactive step in helping communities across the nation. The Southern Miss Office of Community Service Learning has encouraged students to volunteer more than 40,000 hours annually across South Mississippi. Call 601.266.5568 for an interview with a service-learning expert on the importance of volunteering and its role on future generations.
 
 

 

 
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