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 12
Passions of the Palette Event scheduled
WHEN: 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg
EVENT: Sixth annual event sponsored the Department of Casino, Hotel and Tourism Management. Tasting dinner and silent auction planned. For information call 601-266-5418.
TUESDAY, APRIL 13
War and Society Roundtable discussion set
WHEN: 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Library of Hattiesburg, Petal and Forrest County.
EVENT: Monthly roundtable discussion will focus on book titled, “A Soldier’s Letters to Charming Nellie: The Correspondence of Joseph B. Polley, Hood’s Texas Brigade.” This is a collection of letters by a Confederate soldier originally published in 1908. For information call 601-584-3166.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14
Noted English professor to deliver lecture
WHEN: 5 p.m.
WHERE: Gonzales Auditorium at Southern Miss
EVENT: Mississippi State University professor and former Southern Miss professor Noel Polk will present a lecture titled, “Living Outside History.” Polk is an internationally known scholar of William Faulkner. For information call 601-266-4533.
THURSDAY, APRIL 15
Childhood Obesity main topic of Health Fair
WHEN: All day for fair event. Lecture at 7 p.m.
WHERE: Gulf Park campus; lecture at Advanced Education Center auditorium
EVENT: Several demonstrations are planned in conjunction with Health Fair. The Issues + Answers lecture is titled, “Childhood Obesity: Defining the Problem Through Population Research,” presented by Dr. Ronald Crossman. For information call 228-865-4573.
THURSDAY-SUNDAY, APRIL 15-18
Spring Dance Concert scheduled
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. April 15-17 and 1 p.m. on April 18.
WHERE: Mannoni Performing Arts Center
EVENT: The Southern Miss Repertory Dance Company will present its annual concert showcasing new choreographic works by faculty, students and recent guest artist Christal Brown of INSPIRIT, a dance company. For information call 601-266-6823.
SATURDAY, APRIL 17
Undergraduate Research Conference planned
WHEN: 8 am.-1 p.m.
WHERE: Liberal Arts Building
EVENT: Undergraduate students will present their research from several different fields of study including Mass Communications and Journalism, English, History, Anthropology, Sociology, Political Science and Philosophy. For information call 601-266-6823.
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