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.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 24
Reality TV star Conrad to appear on campus
WHEN: Noon-2:30 p.m.
WHERE: Barnes & Nobles bookstore on Hattiesburg campus
EVENT: Television personality and best-selling author Lauren Conrad will be on hand to raise awareness for the m.powerment by mark campaign to fight dating and relationship abuse. For information call 601-266-5170.
Spring Career Fair highlights job opportunities
WHEN: Noon-4 p.m.
WHERE: Thad Cochran Center, 3rd floor.
EVENT: This event is free to all Southern Miss students and alumni of all majors. Employers, organizations and graduate schools will be on hand to discuss full-time positions, internships, cooperative education opportunities and graduate programs. For information call 601-266-4153.
Student Health Services to hold Health Fair
WHEN: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
WHERE: Lobby of the R.C. Cook Union building.
EVENT: Free health screenings will be provided to check blood pressure, blood glucose, HIV and many more. For information call 601-266-5266.
THURSDAY, FEB. 25
Award winners to perform with Symphony Orchestra
WHEN: 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Bennett Auditorium
EVENT: Winners of the William T. Gower Awards competition will perform as soloists with the Southern Miss Symphony Orchestra. The annual “Future Stars” concert showcases the best and brightest musicians in the Southern Miss School of Music. For information call 601-266-5418.
Traveling exhibit features Vietnamese community
WHEN: 6 p.m.
WHERE: 3rd floor of Gulf Park campus library
EVENT: Through the Smithsonian Institution’s Journey Stories traveling exhibit, the Katrina Research Center at the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast will host a presentation to introduce a new exhibit about the Gulf Coast Vietnamese community. For information call 228-214-3423.
FRIDAY, FEB. 26
Ceremony, reception to honor old Demonstration School
WHEN: 3 p.m.
WHERE: George Hurst building on Hattiesburg campus
EVENT: A historical marker will be dedicated to the former Demonstration School during a ceremony on campus. Several local and state dignitaries will be on hand as well as former students of the school. A reception will follow in the Mannoni Performing Arts Center lobby. For information call 601-266-4499.
SATURDAY, FEB. 27
Conference set to help young women
WHEN: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
WHERE: Thad Cochran Center
EVENT: Designed by Miss University of Southern Mississippi Kristen Benigno, the conference focuses on helping young girls in the 5th and 6th grades build self-esteem and character. For information call 601-266-6028.
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