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Forestry Professor to Speak at EcoEagle Lecture Series PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, January 21, 2010
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Dr. Glenn Hughes, extension forestry professor for the Mississippi State University Extension Service, will serve as guest speaker of the next EcoEagle Lecture Series set for Tuesday, Jan. 26 on the University of Southern Mississippi campus.

The lecture, which is free and open to the general public, will be held at noon in Room A of the R.C. Cook Union building.

Hughes, a Hattiesburg native, serves 21 counties in his capacity, conducting a variety of forestry education programs for landowners, foresters, homeowners, youth, teachers and the general public. His EcoEagle lecture will be derived from the working title, “Impact of Sustainable Forestry Practices on Mississippi’s Forest Economy.”

Larry Lee, director of the Office of Sustainability at Southern Miss, said Hughes’ appearance brings added credibility to the university’s sustainability efforts.

“EcoEagle Lecture Series continues to bring regional and national experts in sustainability fields to Southern Miss in an effort to enhance the diverse dialogue about how sustainable philosophies affect us on a basic, individual and collective level,” said Lee. “We’re lucky to have a scholar such as Dr. Hughes not only in Mississippi, but right here in Hattiesburg.”

For more information about the lecture series or the Office of Sustainability, call 601-266-5687; online, visit

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