The following events are being held at various locations in Hattiesburg and the Gulf Coast and present both interview and photo opportunities for the media. For news media who may have questions about interviews or photo opportunities, contact the Department of Marketing and Public Relations at 601.266.4491.
Aug. 30: First Southern Miss football game of 2008. Festivities will be held all day and into the night as new Southern Miss football Coach Larry Fedora leads the Golden Eagles into a game against Louisiana Lafayette at 6 p.m. at M.M. Roberts Stadium.
Aug. 25-29: The Museum of Art presents its Permanent Collection, including 50 paintings, sculpture and drawings by artists Matthew Yarrell, Thornton Willis, Ed McGowin and Richmond Barthe. For more information, call 601.266.5200.
TUESDAY, AUG. 26
Go Gold Friday Presidential Decree
Time: 10:30 a.m. Location: Lucas Administration Building conference room
As the first home football game nears, President Martha Saunders will sign a decree supporting Go Gold Fridays at Southern Miss. For more information, call 601.266.4499.
Eagle Expo 2008
Time: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Location: Payne Center
Recreational Sports at Southern Miss sponsors this event for new students who will have the opportunity to learn about Recreational Sports and campus fitness programs along with other information about the Hattiesburg area. For more information, call 601.266.5405.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 27
Brown Bag Lecture: My South Coast Home
Time: noon Location: Gulf Coast Library, room 204
The Katrina Research Center presents the Brown Bag lecture "My South Coast Home," featuring photographer and author Ken Murphy. A native of Bay St. Louis, Murphy continues to photograph the Coast post-Katrina. For more information, call 228.214.3423.
THURSDAY, AUG. 28
Public reception honoring Emmett Till
Time: 6-8 p.m. Location: Thad Cochran Center, Ballroom 1
A public reception will be held in Emmett Till’s honor, coinciding with the 53rd anniversary of his death. A new edition of The Southern Quarterly will be introduced that reflects the important impact Till's death had upon history, the law, letters and the arts. Contributors include leading scholars, major poets and individuals who were present at the trial or in the Tallahatchie area when he was murdered.
FRIDAY, AUG. 29
Black and Gold Day
Time: 11 a.m. Location: DuBard School for Language Disorders
The DuBard School for Language Disorders will host Black and Gold Day. Southern Miss football coach Larry Fedora and several members of the team will visit the students. For more information, call 601.266.5568.
SMAHEC Health Symposium
Time: 9:30 a.m. -2:30 p.m. Location: Thad Cochran Center
The Southern Mississippi Area Health Education Center (SMAHEC) at The University of Southern Mississippi will host this year's Public Health Symposium featuring experts in health policy, clinical care and the impact that socio-economic status has on people's health. For more information, call 601.266.4839
SATURDAY, AUG. 30
First Southern Miss Football Game of 2008
Time: 6 p.m. Location: M.M. Roberts Stadium
Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs. Louisiana Lafayette. For ticket information, call 601.266.5017.
Southern Miss Pre-Game Events
Time: All day Location: M.M. Roberts Stadium and surrounding areas
3 p.m. Junior Eagle Funland at Pride Field
4 p.m. Eagle Walk begins at “The Rock”
Gates open 90 minutes before the 6 p.m. kickoff
IN THE NEWS TODAY
• The 2008 West Nile virus season continues to take its toll on Pine Belt residents as the number of those infected increase. Is bug spray our best defense? Call 601.266.5568 to talk with a Southern Miss expert.
• As nursing shortages continue to make headlines, find out how universities are helping to decrease this problem. More students will be given a chance to pursue their dream of a career in nursing. Find out how, call 601.266.5568 to speak to a Southern Miss School of Nursing professor.
• With only four months to go before the country chooses its next president, politics are in full gear with projections. From week to week, news develops about each candidate. For a quick analysis of the latest in political news, call 601.266.4499 to talk with a Southern Miss political expert.