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.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30
Oil Spill Disaster Recovery Summit set
WHEN: 9 a.m-3:30 p.m.
WHERE: Fleming Education Center on Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.
EVENT: The summit will address the potential long-term impacts on the environment, the economy and the well-being of all Mississippi Gulf Coast residents. Keynote speaker will be Dr. Steven Picou of the University of South Alabama, who will present “Impacts on Alaskan Community Post Exxon Valdez Spill.” For information call 228-865-4573.
Expert on Africa to speak with DuBard students
WHEN: 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: DuBard School for Language Disorders.
EVENT: Bill Maclaughlain and his wife lived in Africa for approximately 20 years while he was employed with the Mississippi Department of Economic Development. He is planning to share his experiences as well as many artifacts he collected from life in Africa during a presentation to the students at DuBard. For information call 601-266-6215.
MONDAY-FRIDAY, JUNE 28-JULY 2
KidsROCK Blues Camp underway
WHEN: 9 a.m-3 p.m.
WHERE: Various sites on the Hattiesburg campus.
EVENT: The camp is an expressive arts experience for kids age 9-15. Participants will learn about the roots of Mississippi Blues while engaging in five days of fun activities and lives Blues music. For information call 601-266-6823.
THURSDAY, JULY 1
DuBard staff to assist in Deaf-Blind Awareness event
WHEN: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
WHERE: Food Court at Turtle Creek Mall in Hattiesburg.
EVENT: Representatives from the DuBard School for Language Disorders will lend a hand in Connecting with Community Partners/Disability Awareness Activity in conjunction with Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness Week. Children will have an opportunity to learn sign language and write their names in braille. For information call 601-266-6215.
TUESDAY-SUNDAY, JUNE 29-JULY 4
Shakespeare’s “Comedy of Errors” presented
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. on June 29-July 3 and 2 p.m. on July 4.
WHERE: Martha R. Tatum Theatre on Hattiesburg campus.
EVENT: This classic comedy tells the story of two sets of identical twins that were accidentally separated at birth Wild confusion results in the town of Syracuse as the twins are mistaken for each other by the townspeople. For information call 601-266-6823.
Tana Hoban exhibit on display
WHEN: 9 a.m-5 p.m. daily.
WHERE: Southern Miss Museum of Art.
EVENT: The exhibit is a retrospective of well-known author and photographer Tana Hoban, who published children’s literature from the 1940s until her death in 2006. For information call 601-296-7475.
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