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Southern Miss Gulf Coast News Briefs PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Contact Charmaine Williams Schmermund, 228.865.4573   

Southern Miss Gulf Coast News Briefs
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.

*Exhibit on Gulf Coast Vietnamese Community opens Feb. 25
*Financial Aid Information Night March 2
*GRE Prep Course Offered in March
                        
                      
Katrina Research Center to Open Exhibit on Gulf Coast Vietnamese Community

LONG BEACH, Miss. – 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 at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25 to introduce a new exhibit about the Gulf Coast Vietnamese community. The event will be held on the third floor of the Gulf Park campus library in Long Beach.

The presentation will feature "The People Within" photo project by Sun Herald photojournalist Tim Isbell; Kaitlin Truong of Asian Americans for Change; Southern Miss faculty member and photographer Betty Press; and oral interviews from the "Vietnamese Americans on the Gulf Coast Oral History Projects" by Linda Van Zandt of the Southern Miss Center for the Oral History and Cultural Heritage.

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.

For more information, contact the Southern Miss Katrina Research Center at 228.214.3423 or online, visit www.usm.edu/katrina.
                                     
Southern Miss Gulf Coast to Host Financial Aid Information Night

LONG BEACH, Miss.  – The Office of Financial Aid and Veterans Affairs at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast will host a financial aid information session at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 2 in the Advanced Education Center auditorium on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

The financial aid information is important for students, parents, counselors and anyone interested in learning about funding for higher education. Students planning to attend any college or university will find the information session useful in order to learn more about financial aid options.

Representatives from the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning will discuss application procedures and timelines for anyone applying for financial aid. Admissions representatives will discuss application procedures and institutional scholarships available at Southern Miss.

For more information, contact the Southern Miss Office of Financial Aid and Veterans Affairs at 228.865.4513.

                           
Three-Day GRE Prep Course Offered at Southern Miss Gulf Coast

LONG BEACH, Miss. – The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast is providing a Graduate Record Exam (GRE) preparation course that will be held on the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

The prep course will require participants to meet for three Saturday sessions from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. The meeting dates are March 6, March 13 and March 27. The course will cover all aspects of the GRE which include analytical, verbal and reading comprehension.

Participants must either be a current Southern Miss student or enroll as a Southern Miss student to take the course, which counts as one semester hour. Tuition fees will differ between undergraduate and graduate student status and out of state resident fees apply.

For more information contact the Southern Miss Gulf Coast Office of Admissions at 228.214.3444 or visit online at www.usm.edu/gulfcoast.

About The University of Southern Mississippi
The 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 www.usm.edu/gulfcoast .
                                                                                  
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