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Released April 11, 2003

April 7-11

HATTIESBURG CAMPUS

LEADERSHIP STUDIES DEADLINE EXTENDED

HATTIESBURG -- The deadline for the Leadership Studies Program has been extended. The summer residential program for sixth through eleventh graders is scheduled for June 15-20, 2003. Applications for the program will be accepted according to order of receipt. Additional information is available by contacting Director, Leadership Studies Program, The University of Southern Mississippi, Box 8207, Hattiesburg, MS 39406-8207, e-mail at gifted.studies@usm.edu or call (601) 266- 5236, or visit our Web site at http://www-dept.usm.edu/~gifted.

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PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR COURSES OFFERED

HATTIESBURG -- Interested in being a private investigator? The Private Investigator Basic Course will provide a comprehensive study to facilitate a career in the investigative field. Program dates are May 12-16. For details, contact the Southern Miss Department of Continuing Education and Distributed Learning at 266-4186.

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SUMMER GIFTED STUDIES DEADLINE EXTENDED

HATTIESBURG -- The University of Southern Mississippi has extended the application deadline for the Summer Gifted Studies Program. The summer residential program for fourth through eighth graders is scheduled for June 22-27, 2003. Applications for the program will be accepted according to order of receipt. Additional information is available from The Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies, The University of Southern Mississippi, Box 8207, Hattiesburg, MS 39406-8207, e-mail at gifted.studies@usm.edu, call (601) 266-5236, or visit http://www-dept.usm.edu/~gifted.

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SUPERCOMPUTERS FOCUS OF SCIENCE LECTURE SERIES

HATTIESBURG -- Dr. Adel Ali, Chairman of the Department of Computer Science and Statistics, will present "Supercomputing and High Performance Visualization" as the sixth and last seminar of the 2002-03 Lecture Series in the Sciences, Wednesday, April 16, at 7 p.m. in Reuben Auditorium (Walker Science Building Room 137) with reception to follow. This is the eleventh year that the Hattiesburg Clinic and Southern Miss Science and Technology have sponsored this event. Presentations are free and are intended for a general audience of alumni, students, faculty, staff, and members of the community.

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GULF PARK CAMPUS

Southern MissGC TO HOLD ARTS AND SCIENCES
GRADUATE PROGRAM RECRUITMENT FAIR

LONG BEACH - The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Division of Arts and Sciences will hold a graduate program recruitment fair this month at the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

It will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m., April 24, at the Southern MissGC Library Conference Room 204. This information fair is for individuals who are considering a graduate program in the Southern MissGC Division of Arts and Sciences. The goal of the event is to answer questions and to give potential students a road map to pursue a graduate degree.

Faculty, staff and current students will be there to discuss tuition, financial aid, graduate assistantships, current admission standards and the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). Information about specific program requirements and research opportunities will also be available. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact the Southern MissGC Division of Arts and Sciences at (228) 865-4511.

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ARTS BRIEFS

BELOVED OPERA PERFORMED IN DOWNTOWN SERIES

HATTIESBURG -- One of the most beloved and oft performed operas of all time, Georges Bizet's "Carmen," will be presented by the Downtown with the Arts series and Southern Opera and Music Theatre at The University of Southern Mississippi at 7:30 p.m. on April 17 at the Hattiesburg Cultural Center. It is the classic love story of a young gypsy woman who falls for the Spanish military officer, Don Jose.

Singing the role of Carmen is Southern Miss senior Heather Clancy-Allen of Jackson. Elder Sanchez of San Pedro Sula, Honduras, will sing the role of Don Jose. Other cast members include Alice Wright, Andrew Mark Webb, Bryan Farlow, Jamie Hatcher, Demarcus Weathersby, Tony O'Dell and Matt Carter.

Tickets are $10 and available through the Southern Miss Ticket Office at (601) 266-5418 or 800-844-8425. Order online at www.tickets.usm.edu. Tickets will be available at the door, but seating is limited. For more information, call Dr. Maryann Kyle, director of the Southern Opera and Music Theatre program at Southern Miss, at (601) 266-6059.

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WEEKEND OF TUBA EVENTS AT SOUTHERN MISS

HATTIESBURG -- The Tuba and Euphonium Studio at The University of Southern Mississippi has slated a weekend of recitals April 25-27 to showcase student performers and faculty director Richard Perry.

To begin the weekend, the Downtown with the Arts series presents Perry in a faculty recital at 7:30 p.m. on April 25 at the Hattiesburg Cultural Center. An assistant professor of music, Perry will perform works composed, arranged and inspired by former teachers and students. The program includes works by Leslie Bassett, Robert Jager, Charles Page, Patrick Schulz and John Stevens. Pianist Laurie Middaugh and members of the Southern Miss Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble will assist Perry.

On April 26, back-to-back student recitals in Marsh Auditorium include a 2:30 p.m. performance by 134 Combo, featuring students Bill Conrad, Perry Lawley, Jeff Chadd and Brian Hasty and a 4 p.m. recital featuring junior Thomas Peacock and senior Charles Page.

To close the weekend, the Southern Miss Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble will present their spring concert April 27 at 6 p.m. in the Mannoni Performing Arts Center auditorium. The program includes music of Beethoven, Elgar, Verdi and more.

Admission to all events is free and open to the public. For more information, call the studio at (601) 266-6441.

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