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.
Army ROTC 5k Run/Walk to Benefit Wounded Warrior Project
HATTIESBURG, Miss. – The Army ROTC program at The University of Southern Mississippi will host the 3rd Annual Purple Heart 5k Run/Walk Saturday, Nov. 21 at Pride Field on the Hattiesburg campus.
Cadets and cadre coordinated this event to raise funds and awareness about the Wounded Warrior Project, which is a non-profit organization that provides tangible support for physically and mentally wounded veterans of the United States military.
“This is the last Southern Miss home football game, and it is also the Military Appreciation game,” said Teresa Dalgleish, administrative assistant for Army ROTC. “What better way to start off such a day than by raising money for our nation’s heroes.”
Registration begins at 7 a.m. and will end at 8:50 a.m. For more information, contact Teresa Dalgleish at 601.266.4456 or visit http://www.usm.edu/armyrotc.
Art Professor Exhibits Work in Nationally Juried Competitions
HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- Oil paintings by University of Southern Mississippi professor of art and design DeAnna Douglas were recently exhibited in two nationally juried competitions.
“These juried competitions allow me to get feedback on my work and to represent Southern Miss on a national level,” said Douglas.
Her painting “Illinois Coal Mine” was one of 79 pieces selected from a pool of 700 at the 38th annual Brand 38: Works on Paper exhibition presented by the Associates of the Brand Library & Art Center in Glendale, California Sept. 19 – Oct. 23. She received an award of merit for another oil painting titled “Puzzle Piece” in the 13th Annual Rio Brazos Art Exhibition Oct. 11 in Granbury, Texas.
Douglas teaches foundation and graphic design at Southern Miss.
Spring Pottery and Art Sale Set for Dec. 4 and 5
HATTIESBURG, Miss. ¬-- Artwork for every style and taste will be on sale at the Annual Holiday Pottery and Art Sale sponsored by the 3D Arts area of the Department of Art and Design Dec. 4 from 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. and Dec. 5 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Ceramic sculptures and other forms of creative expressions by students, faculty and staff will be on sale at the 3D Arts Building, 2905 West 4th Street on the Hattiesburg campus. A percentage of the proceeds will help purchase a clay mixer for students.
“Last year’s Holiday Pottery and Art Sale was a great success and any folks took home some lovely objects for holiday gifts. Some serious collectors also walked away with quality ceramic works as well,” said Jennifer Torres, associate professor and area coordinator.
Cash sales only, no checks or credit cards will be accepted. Mississippi sales tax is applicable to purchases. For more information, contact 601.266.4972 or email Jennifer Torres at
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