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Monday, October 05, 2009
Contact Van Arnold, 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 Office of University Communications at 601-266-4491.
Golden Eagles Hotline with head football coach Larry Fedora
WHEN: 7-8 p.m.
WHERE: Alumni House Sports Grill in Hattiesburg
EVENT: Southern Miss head coach Larry Fedora will talk about his team’s 30-17 loss to Alabama-Birmingham last weekend and Saturday’s upcoming road game against the University of Louisville. He will answer questions from fans at the Alumni House as well as those who call in to the radio broadcast on WXRR-FM (104.5).

President Emeritus Lucas to address University Forum
WHEN: 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Bennett Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus
EVENT: Dr. Aubrey K. Lucas will present, “From Whence We’ve Come: The Southern Miss Journey.” His presentation will examine the university’s rise from a teacher’s college nearly 100 years ago to its current research university status. For information call 601-266-4533.


Annual Comcast Golf Classic set to tee off
WHEN: 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: Canebrake Golf Club
EVENT: Seventh annual tournament that features two-man scramble format. Three teams will earn a chance to compete in the National Championships in Las Vegas Nov. 6-8. For information call 601-266-5767.



Jazz Sextet to hold reunion performance
WHEN: 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Mannoni Performing Arts Center
EVENT: Reunion performance by six original Sextet members and a special performance by the Southern Miss Faculty Jazz Combo and current Sextet members. For information contact Alison Crumpton at 601-266-6121.

Closing reception for American Masters of the Mississippi Gulf Coast
WHEN: 5 p.m.
WHERE: University Museum of Art
EVENT: Honored guests Dr. Aubrey K. Lucas, Bobby L. Chain and Harry C. Ward will be part of the closing ceremony for the exhibit. Margaret Rose Vendryes will lead the lecture titled, “Richmond Barthe, Black Donatello.” For information call 601-266-4972.

About The University of Southern MississippiThe University of Southern Mississippi, founded in 1910, is a comprehensive doctoral and research-extensive university fulfilling its mission of being a leading university in engaging and empowering individuals to transform lives and communities.  In a tradition of leadership for student development, Southern Miss is educating a 21st century work force providing intellectual capital, cultural enrichment and innovation to Mississippi and the world.  Southern Miss is located in Hattiesburg, Miss., with an additional campus and teaching and research sites on the Mississippi Gulf Coast; further information is found at             -30-
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