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Thursday, November 19, 2009
Contact Van Arnold - 601.266.5568   

This briefs package highlights timely news and events from The University of Southern Mississippi. For more information on any of the stories below or for assistance in arranging interviews, contact the Office of University Communications at 601.266.4491.

Fair Housing Workshop Set for Ocean Springs

JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Development Authority, Disaster Recovery Division, in collaboration with The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies, will hold a workshop on fair housing law at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 1 at the Holiday Inn Express at 7301 Washington Ave. in Ocean Springs, Miss.

The Fair Housing Act protects citizens from housing discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status or disability. Federal laws prohibit any organization, entity or government from violating fair housing laws. This workshop will provide information on fair housing as it pertains to homeowners, homebuyers, landlords, renters and the general public.

For more information contact Cindy Griffin, fair housing coordinator at the Institute for Disability Studies Jackson office at 1-866-883-4474 or 601-432-6933 or by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it

Fans Encouraged to Bring Canned Goods to Football Game

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – A week of festivities focused on fighting hunger in the Hattiesburg area will culminate Saturday, Nov. 21 with a canned goods drive in conjunction with the Southern Miss Golden Eagles’ home football game against Tulsa.

The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and Office of Community Service Learning have teamed up for the week-long initiative as part of Conference USA’s effort to unite all member institutions through community outreach programs.

All fans are asked to bring canned goods to the drop-off location at the corner of Black and Gold Blvd. and Golden Eagle Ave. Collection will begin at 2:30 p.m. and end 30 minutes before the 6:30 p.m. kickoff.

For more information contact Lauren Hillman at 601-266-5472 or Joshua Duplantis at 601-266-6467.

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