The following events are being held at various locations in Hattiesburg and Biloxi 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.
Southern Miss will host the following summer camps this week in a variety of subject areas.
• June 22-27: Summer Gifted Studies Program. For information, contact the Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies at 601.266.5236.
• June 22-27: Survivor Adventure Camp for students in grades seven through 12, hosted by the Department of Biological Sciences. For more information, call Aimee Lee at 601.266.6374.
• June 24-29: Nike Tennis Camp for junior players ages 8 -18. The camp will be co-directed by Southern Miss’s head women’s coach Randy Rowley and assistant coach Martha Montano at the Tatum Park Tennis Complex in Hattiesburg. For more information, call Rowley at 601.266.6870.
• June 23-27: Percussion Camp for junior high and high school students. For more information, contact John Wooten at 601.266.4993.
• June 23-27: Sea Camp at the J.L. Scott Marine Education Center in Ocean Springs for ages 6-14. Call Martha Duvall at 228.327.8775.
• June 23-27: Computer Gaming Camp for 7-12th grade students is hosted by the Southern Miss Center for Science and Math Education. The camp will focus on learning how to make games for Windows-based PCs and X-Boxes. For more information contact Cathy Sellers at 601.266.4739.
TUESDAY, JUNE 24
Archaeological Field School Media Opportunity
Time: 10 a.m. Location: Corner of Beach Boulevard (Highway 90) and Porter Avenue, just north of the lighthouse in Biloxi.
Southern Miss students and faculty participating in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology’s Summer Archaeological Field School are examining the Moran site, an early 18th- century French colonial settlement and cemetery on the beach near downtown Biloxi. The site marks the location where Biloxi served as the capital of the Louisiana Colony from 1720 to 1723, and was the entry point of a massive immigration effort by the French to settle the region. Burials were first observed on the property in 1914, but the cemetery only became accessible for archaeological excavation following Hurricane Katrina. This field school project provides instruction and experience for students in the principles of archaeological excavation, recording, including burial recovery and analysis, and testing of the adjacent property for evidence of the settlement.
THURSDAY-SATURDAY, JUNE 26 - 28
Southern Arena Theatre presents "Thieves' Carnival"
Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Gilbert F. Hartwig Theatre (Hattiesburg)
In this French comedy, a gang of incompetent thieves invades a posh resort town. Plots lead to disguises, entanglements of love and fast-paced fun to farce. Story opportunities might include a look at prop and costume design and other backstage preparations for this annual summer theater event. For more information, call Angela Kilcrease at 601.266.4988.
SATURDAY, JUNE 28
Time: 8 a.m. Location: Thad Cochran Center (Hattiesburg)
Incoming freshmen and their parents will be on campus to register for fall classes, meet with academic advisers and complete other academic related tasks in advance of the fall semester. For more information, call the Department of Marketing and Public Relations at 601.266.4491.