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Media Advisory: This Week @ Southern Miss: Sept. 29-Oct. 5, 2008 PDF Print E-mail
Monday, September 29, 2008
Contact Jeannie Peng - 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 Department of Marketing and Public Relations at 601.266.4491.

THIS WEEK

• The Museum of Art at The University of Southern Mississippi presents “A Private Collection of Japanese Prints” 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today through Nov. 1. For more information, call 601.266.5200.

• Student Counseling Services at The University of Southern Mississippi invites the community to remember those who have lost their lives to suicide during Suicide Prevention Awareness Week Sept. 30-Oct. 2. For more information, call 601.266.4829. (See scheduled events below)

MONDAY, SEPT. 29
Southern Miss Choral Showcase Concert

Time: 7 p.m. Location: Bennett Auditorium
This performance is in conjunction with the Southern Invitational Choral Conference. Admission is free. For more information, call 601.266.5543.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 30
"Fit Over 50: Exercise and Healthy Aging" presentation

Time: 12:15 p.m. Location: Payne Center
The College of Health and Recreational Sports at Southern Miss is sponsoring "Fit Over 50: Exercise and Healthy Aging" in recognition of Healthy Aging® Month.
Community members age 50 and older are invited to bring a sack lunch and listen to a presentation by Jerry Purvis, School of Human Performance and Recreation professor, and Susan Bone, assistant director of wellness for Recreational Sports. For more information about this event, call 601.266.5655 or 601.266.5367.

Suicide Prevention Awareness Week information fair
Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Location: Thad Cochran Center
Dr. Joe Paul, vice president of Student Affairs, will proclaim Suicide Prevention Awareness Week at Southern Miss. Pine Belt Mental Healthcare Resources, Pine Grove Behavioral Health, Student Counseling Services, Memorial Behavioral Health, Shafer Crisis Center and the Domestic Abuse Family Shelter will participate in the fair. Local artist Kym Garraway also will give away a painting during a drawing. For more information, call 601.266.4829.

Lecture: Honors College forum
Time: 6:30 p.m. Location: Bennett Auditorium
The University of Southern Mississippi Honors College's presents a free University Forum featuring Dr. Roy Baumeister, who will talk about the present human condition from the psychological perspective during his presentation "Is There Anything Good About Men?" For more information, contact the Southern Miss Honors College at 601.266.4533.

Southern Entrepreneurship Program Symposium in Ellisville
Time: 8:30 a.m.-all day Location: Advanced Technology Center in Ellisville
High school students from across the state who want to explore a future as an entrepreneur will take part in the first Southern Entrepreneurship Program symposium, hosted by The University of Southern Mississippi and supporting partners. The symposium is one of three scheduled for the academic year. Students will interact with entrepreneurs in panel and one-on-one sessions and then travel to Challenge Country to cap off the afternoon session. For more information, call 601.266.6067.

Performance: Southern Invitational Conference performance
Time: 4 p.m. Location: Bennett Auditorium
An Honor Choir from the Southern Invitational Choral Conference will give a free concert. For more information, call 601.266.5543.

Faculty recital on trumpet
Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Marsh Auditorium
Dr. Daniel Kelly with the Southern Miss School of Music will perform a trumpet piece. For more information, call 601.266.5543.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 1
Lecture: “Rose Budd Stevens”

Time: 3-4 p.m. Location: Cook Library, room 123
Local radio personality and outdoorsman Ben Willoughby presents "Rose Budd Stevens," a talk on his mother, Mamie Davis Willoughby, an award-winning newspaper columnist from Liberty, Miss. Mamie Davis Willoughby wrote homespun newspaper columns for almost 50 years and received awards for her writing from the National Press Women's Association, National Federation of Press Women and Progressive Farmer Magazine. She authored several books, including “From Rose Budd's Kitchen” and “Sweetly Be!” For more information, call 601.266.4347.

Lecture: Ross Szabo - Suicide Prevention Awareness Week speaker
Time: 7 p.m. Location: Bennett Auditorium
Nationally-known speaker Ross Szabo will visit Southern Miss to present “What Happy Faces Are Hiding: Talking About Depression.” Szabo is the author of the book "Behind Happy Faces: Taking Charge of Your Mental Health, A Guide for Young Adults." After his presentation, Szabo will be available for a book signing at JavaWerks during "Java Joiners," an opportunity for students and the community to join together for music, mingle and additional information on suicide prevention. For more information, call 601.266.4829.

THURSDAY, OCT. 2
Suicide Prevention Awareness Week Candlelight Vigil

Time: 8 p.m. Location: Administration Building
A candlelight vigil will serve as a memorial to those lost to suicide. A guest speaker will share his story on how suicide has affected his life. A short reception will follow. For more information, call 601.266.4829.

Lecture: Department of English Visiting Scholars Series
Time: 7 p.m. Location: Gonzales Auditorium in the College of Arts and Letters
Dr. Robert S. Levine will present “Frederick Douglass and Haiti: The Secret History" during this free Department of English Visiting Scholars Series. For more information, call 601.266.4593.

Symphony Orchestra Concert
Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Jeff Davis Campus, Fine Arts Building.
The University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra presents a special preview performance of its first season concert. Director Jay Dean and the 90-member orchestra will perform a program of music. Nicolas Ciraldo, Southern Miss assistant professor of music and head of the guitar studio, will perform with the orchestra. For more information on this free event, call 601.266.4001.

FRIDAY, OCT. 3
Southern Miss Soccer

Time: 4 p.m. Location: Soccer Field at Marshall Bell Track and Field Complex
Lady Eagles vs. East Carolina. For more information, call 601.266.4046.

Southern Miss Volleyball
Time: 7 p.m. Location: Reed Green Coliseum
Lady Eagles vs. East Carolina. For more information, call 601.266.4046.

SATURDAY, OCT. 4
Southern Miss Football

Time: 6 p.m. Location: M.M. Roberts Stadium
Golden Eagles vs. University of Texas – El Paso. For more information, call 601.266.4046.

SUNDAY, OCT. 5
Southern Miss Volleyball

Time: Noon Location: Reed Green Coliseum
Lady Eagles vs. Marshall. For more information, call 601.266.4046.

Southern Miss Soccer
Time: 1 p.m. Location: Marshall Bell Track and Field Complex
Lady Eagles vs. Marshall. For more information, call 601.266.4046.

IN THE NEWS TODAY
• The presidential debate is over. However, much attention is on the upcoming vice-presidential debate. Call 601.266.4499 to interview a political expert on the issues leading up to this night and how the two fared afterward.

• This week is Suicide Prevention Awareness Week. Talk to a Southern Miss counselor about the Let’s Talk … campaign, an initiative that began last year at Southern Miss to increase dialogue about this second leading cause of death among college students. Call 601.266.5568 for an interview.

• Debates continue this week on the $700 billion bailout and banks, like Wachovia, face uncertainty. Call 601.266.5854 to interview a business expert on how this all may affect the day-to-day lives of Mississippians.

 
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