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 Office of University Communications at 601-266-4491.
MONDAY-WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1-3
Center for Sports Security holds training workshops
WHEN: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
WHERE: Hilton Garden Inn in Hattiesburg
EVENT: Training exercises will be conducted for stadium and security experts who will lead workshops during the upcoming year. For information call 601-266-6183.
TUESDAY, FEB. 2
Expert on Iran, Muslims to speak at University Forum
WHEN: 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Stout Hall B on Hattiesburg campus
EVENT: Melody Moezzi, renowned expert on Islam, Iran women’s and human rights and life as a Muslim in America will be the lead presenter for this spring’s University Forum series. For information call 601-266-4533.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 3
Southern Miss hosts Signing Day Social
WHEN: 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Lake Terrace Convention Center
EVENT: Fans are invited to the annual Southern Miss football Signing Day Social. Head coach Larry Fedora, the Southern Miss coaching staff, current players and Seymour will be on hand for photos and autographs. For information call 601-266-4503.
THURSDAY, FEB. 4
Groundbreaking ceremony set for Habitat home
WHEN: 10 a.m.
WHERE: Celeste Place Subdivision at 1741 Edwards Street
EVENT: City officials, church leaders and University of Southern Mississippi representatives will join in the official groundbreaking of the Habitat for Humanity home planned for Southern Miss employee Melissa Carpenter. For information call 601-582-4663.
Visiting Writers Series features Courtney Eldridge
WHEN: 8 p.m.
WHERE: Auditorium of the International Center
EVENT: Critically acclaimed fiction author Courtney Eldridge will conduct a reading as part of the Visiting Writers Series at The University of Southern Mississippi. For information call 601-266-6823.
THURSDAY-FRIDAY, FEB. 4-5
DuBard School hosts annual symposium
WHEN: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
WHERE: Thad Cochran Center on Hattiesburg campus
EVENT: Renowned speakers and workshops will be part of the 14th Annual DuBard Symposium: Dyslexia and Related Disorders. For information call 601-266-4186.
Recognized expert in schizophrenia to speak
WHEN: 3 p.m.
WHERE: Ballroom III Thad Cochran Center
EVENT: Dr. Alan Bellack, professor and director of psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Maryland’s School of Medicine will present “Recovery and Evidence Based Practice in Schizophrenia.” For information call 601-266-4177.
About The University of Southern Mississippi
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