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Southern Miss Gulf Coast News Briefs PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Contact Charmaine Williams Schmermund, 228.865.4573   

This briefs package highlights timely news and events from The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast. For more information on any of the stories below or for assistance in arranging interviews, contact the Department of Marketing and Public Relations at 228.865.4573.

Katrina Research Center to Present Truck Farming Lecture
Choral Groups to Give Preview of Performance


Katrina Research Center to Present Lecture on Long Beach Truck Farming

LONG BEACH, Miss. – The Katrina Research Center at The University of Southern Mississippi will host a presentation on Long Beach truck farming by Ashley Skellie at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 2.

The presentation, part of the Smithsonian Institution’s Journey Stories exhibit, will be held at the Katrina Research Center, located on the third floor of the library at the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

Journey Stories is an interactive exhibit addressing migration and immigration as they relate to the American experience. Using engaging images, audio and artifacts, it tells stories that illustrate the critical roles travel and movement have played in building our diverse American society.

The Journey Stories exhibit, sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution and Mississippi Humanities Council, will be on display at the Katrina Research Center until March 11. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

The book, “Rosalie and Radishes: A History of Long Beach, Mississippi,” will be available for purchase at the presentation. For more information, contact the Southern Miss Katrina Research Center at 228.214.3423 or visit

Southern Miss Choral Groups to Preview Conference Performance in Gulfport

GULFPORT, Miss. – The University of Southern Mississippi’s Southern Chorale and Spirit of Southern will present their American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) Southern Division program Tuesday, March 9, at 7 p.m. at St. Peter’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church in Gulfport. The program will feature works by J.D. Frizzell, Ross Bernhardt, Stephen Foster, Ruggiero Giovannelli and Benjamin Harlan.

Dr. Gregory Fuller, director of choral activities at Southern Miss, conducts the Southern Chorale. John Flanery, assistant choral director at Southern Miss, directs the Spirit of Southern as well as the Southern Miss Gulf Coast Civic Chorale.

The ACDA conference will take place March 10 – 13 at the Canon Center in Memphis, Tenn.  More than 80 choirs applied to the ACDA Southern Division and the Southern Miss choirs are one of 15 choirs accepted to participate.

This preview performance is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Gregory Fuller at This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it .

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