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Tuesday, November 03, 2009
Contact Van Arnold - 601.266.5568   

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.

Training workshops set for childcare professionals

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies is sponsoring two Project PREPARE workshops for childcare professionals on opposite ends of the state Saturday, Nov. 7.

One will be held from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Itawamba Community College Multi-Purpose building in Tupelo and the other will be conducted from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Southern Miss Gulf Park Advanced Education Center. Both workshops are free. Participants can earn four contact hours approved by the Mississippi State Department of Health.

Project PREPARE, funded by the Mississippi Department of Human Services, provides professional development opportunities, support and resources to enable educational programs to better serve children with special needs and their families.

For more information call 601-266-4471.

Right To Throw Away Day’ set for Saturday

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – The University of Southern Mississippi is joining forces with the City of Hattiesburg, the City of Petal, Forrest and Lamar counties, the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality and Mississippi Power for the “Right Way To Throw Away Day” on Saturday, Nov. 7 at the Bobby Chain Municipal Airport.

Better known as “Amnesty Day,” the event will be held from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

This venture provides an opportunity for individuals to properly dispose of household items that typically cannot be placed in municipal or county pickups. Examples include electronics, pain, other hazardous chemicals, antifreeze, batteries, herbicide/insecticides, motor oil, pool chemicals, poisons, tires, etc.

For more information contact Larry Lee at 601-266-5687.

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