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, APRIL 19
Memorial concert planned for former student
WHEN: 7 p.m.
WHERE: Bennett Auditorium
EVENT: The Southern Miss men’s a cappella group, The Spirit of Southern, will present a memorial concert for former group member, Steffan Myers, who died in January. For information call 601-266-6823.
TUESDAY, APRIL 20
Earth Week Scavenger Hunt scheduled
WHEN: 8 a.m.
WHERE: Cook Library on Hattiesburg campus.
EVENT: Participants will be led through four locations using three clues in an effort to educate on sustainability. For information call 601-408-7121.
THURSDAY, APRIL 22
Environmental Hero presentation tops Earth Week events
WHERE: Cook Library on Hattiesburg campus
EVENT: The first Environmental Hero Award will be presented by the Office of Sustainability at Southern Miss. Winners in the EcoArt Challenge will also be announced. For information call 601-408-7121.
THURSDAY-SUNDAY, APRIL 22-25
Theatre and Dance presents “Crimes of the Heart”
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. April 22-24 and 2 p.m. on April 25.
WHERE: Martha R. Tatum Theatre on Hattiesburg campus
EVENT: Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the New York Theatre Critics’ Circle Award, “Crimes of the Heart” is an offbeat tragic-comedy set in Hazelhurst, Miss. For information call 601-266-6823.
FRIDAY, APRIL 23
Dedication ceremony set for Advanced Education Center
WHEN: 3 p.m.
WHERE: Gulf Park campus in Long Beach
EVENT: A dedication ceremony will be held for the Advanced Education Center which is named in honor of former Southern Miss President Horace Fleming. For information call 228-865-4573.
SATURDAY, APRIL 24
“Passion for Fashion” pre-sale show scheduled
WHEN: 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Union lobby on the Hattiesburg campus
EVENT: This event serves as a pre-event launch for the annual “Passion for Fashion” sale sponsored by fashion and merchandising students. For information call 601-266-4627.
About The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi, founded in 1910, is a comprehensive doctoral and research-extensive university fulfilling its mission of being a leading university in engaging and empowering individuals to transform lives and communities. In a tradition of leadership for student development, Southern Miss is educating a 21st century work force providing intellectual capital, cultural enrichment and innovation to Mississippi and the world. Southern Miss is located in Hattiesburg, Miss., with an additional campus and teaching and research sites on the Mississippi Gulf Coast; further information is found at www.usm.edu.