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.
TUESDAY, MARCH 23
Gulf Park campus hosts brown bag, book signing
WHEN: Noon-3 p.m.
WHERE: Campus library.
EVENT: The brown bag presentation, from noon-1 p.m. will be held in Room 204 and will feature a discussion on writing and book printing. Following the presentation, author Terry Miles will sign a copy of her book, “As you Lie There… Sleeping.” For information call 228-214-3450.
WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY, MARCH 24-25
First “Find a Major Fair” scheduled
WHEN: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
WHERE: Ballrooms I, II, III at the Thad Cochran Center
EVENT: The five academic colleges and student ambassadors are sponsoring the fair which is designed for undeclared majors. The event is a free resource to all current and prospective Southern Miss students. For information call 601-266-6823.
FRIDAY, MARCH 26
Science Olympiad State Tournament set
WHEN: 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
WHERE: Various sites around Southern Miss Hattiesburg campus
EVENT: Approximately 24 junior high teams and 12 high school teams will compete in the annual Mississippi Science Olympiad State Tournament. Spectators may view the entries in the Union lobby, Pride Field and Reed Green Coliseum. The awards ceremony is set for 5 p.m. For information call 601-266-5910.
LaserFest presentation scheduled
WHEN: 6 p.m.
WHERE: Room 137, Walker Science Building
EVENT: Dr. Brian Patterson with the United States Air Force Academy will present a lecture titled, “Lasers and Their Applications” as part of LaserFest at Southern Miss. For information call 601-266-5910.
Meridian Arts Ensemble set to perform
WHEN: 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Bennett Auditorium
EVENT: One of American’s leading brass groups, the Meridian Arts Ensemble will perform as part of the School of Music’s Connoisseur Chamber Music Series. For information call 601-266-6823.
SATURDAY, MARCH 27
Roots Reunion returns at Saenger Theatre
WHEN: 7-9 p.m.
WHERE: Saenger Theatre in downtown Hattiesburg
EVENT: Organized by the Southern Miss Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage, the radio show gives local musicians an opportunity to share the musical traditions of Mississippi. For information call 601-266-4574.
Student Health Services sponsoring “Doggie Dash”
WHEN: 9 a.m.
WHERE: Pride Field on Southern Miss campus
EVENT: Part of a fundraising effort for Southern Pines Animal Shelter, the event will feature a one-mile race around campus. Prized will be awarded in small, medium and large dog categories. For information call Jodi Ryder at 601-266-5390.
HUBFEST to feature Centennial Celebration
WHEN: 12:15 p.m.
WHERE: Intersection of Market and Front streets in downtown Hattiesburg
EVENT: A rendition of the Eagle Walk parade will kick off the Southern Miss birthday party. Shortly thereafter a birthday celebration will take place on the Southern Miss Stage next to Town Square Park. For information call 601-266-4499.
Spring 2010 Biological Sciences Plant Sale set
WHEN: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
WHERE: Biological Sciences Teaching Garden on East Side of Walker Science Building
EVENT: Proceeds from the plant sale will benefit the Biological Sciences Teaching Garden, Oshner Lifelong Learning Institute Garden, Southern Miss Blueberrification Project and support creation of new butterfly gardens at several local schools. For information call Jodi Ryder at 601-266-4499.
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