CERTIFICATION TRAINING INFO MEETING SCHEDULED
of Southern Mississippi's Department of Continuing Education
and Distributed Learning will offer individuals a chance to
receive Microsoft certification training. An informational
meeting for interested individuals will be held May 13 from
7-8 p.m. in McLemore Hall, Room 213, on the Southern Miss
Hattiesburg campus. The meeting is free and open to the public
and will provide individuals with information regarding training
for and careers as a Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
and a Microsoft Certified Engineer. For more information on
the IT training program call toll free 1-866-Southern Miss-MCSE.
PROFESSOR PAYS HOMAGE TO STRAUSS IN RECITAL
Behm, professor of horn at Southern Miss, will present a faculty
recital April 28 at 7:30 p.m. at University Baptist Church
in Hattiesburg. The recital will pay homage to Franz Strauss,
a 19th-century French horn virtuoso who is perhaps best known
as the father of composer Richard Strauss. The program will
include music composed by both father and son to be used for
performances by the junior Strauss. Joining Behm on stage
will be soprano Maryann Kyle and pianists Barbara Fortenberry
and Patrick Creel. The concert is free and open to the public.
LECTURER TELLS OF COLLECTING ENGLISH ART
Torchia, curator at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens in Memphis,
Tenn., will lecture on the art collection at Chatsworth April
24 at 7 p.m. in the Polymer Science Building auditorium at
Southern Miss. His lecture, "The Chatsworth Collection
and the Dukes of Devonshire," will discuss the Dixon's
current exhibition of English art and will give behind-the-scenes
insight into exhibition development, the art market, and the
museum world in general. Chatsworth was the ancestral home
of the earls and dukes of Devonshire, England. Over the course
of more than 400 years, they assembled one of the most famous
private collections of fine and decorative arts in England.
The Dixon's exhibition includes 300 works from this collection,
including old master drawings, gems, masterworks by gold and
silversmiths, jewelry, furniture, manuscripts and sculpture.
Torchia specializes in American and European art and is an
authority on oriental rugs and textiles as well as classical
music. The lecture is free to the public. For more information,
call the Museum of Art at Southern Miss at (601) 266-5200.
OF STUDIO RECITALS UNDERWAY AT Southern Miss
School of Music studio recitals at Southern Miss await the
music lover during the waning weeks of April. Studios scheduled
for upcoming performances include the Clarinet Studio recital
April 27 at 4 p.m. in Marsh Auditorium. The studio is under
the direction of professor of music Wilbur Moreland. The Tuba/Euphonium
Ensemble, under the direction of Richard Perry, will follow
that evening at 6 p.m. in Mannoni Performing Arts Center auditorium.
The Flute Choir takes the stage April 28 at 6 p.m. in Marsh
Auditorium and is under the direction of professor of music
Sharon Lebsack. All studio recitals are free and open to the
public. For more information, call the School of Music at
Southern Miss at (601) 266-5363.
JUSTICE DEPARTMENT TO HOLD AWARDS BANQUET
of Southern Mississippi Criminal Justice Department will hold
its 34th annual awards banquet at 7 p.m. April 25 at the University
Commons. The keynote speaker is James L. Roberts, Jr., retired
Supreme Court Justice and candidate for lieutenant governor.
Among the accolades given will be the Award for Outstanding
Undergraduate and Outstanding Graduate student. Several endowed
scholarships will also be awarded to undergraduate and graduate
students based on academic achievement. A special honor, the
Public Service Award, will be presented to Attorney General
Mike Moore. Tickets are $15 each (includes catered meal) and
may be obtained through the Criminal Justice Department by
calling (601) 266-4509. For more information, call Dr. Robert
Thompson at (601) 266-6048.
HOSTS DAUGHTERS AND SONS WORK DAY
24, The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast will
participate in the annual "Take Our Daughters and Sons
to Work Day," with the theme of "Exploring Southern Miss Gulf
Coast B Passport to Knowledge." Southern Miss Gulf Coast
has invited all school-aged daughters and sons of its employees
to come to work with a parent. Planned activities are as follows:
starting at 9:30 a.m., "Let the Adventure Begin,"
(a welcome) in the Advanced Education Center rotunda; from
9:45-11 a.m., "The Culinary Connection," (cookie
decorating and making chefs hats) at the Culinary Arts Academy;
from 11:15- 11:45 a.m., "Southern Miss Safari,"
(tour of the Library, Gulf Park College Heritage Room, curriculum
collection and research opportunities); from 1-2:30 p.m.,
"The Micro Marine World," (science experiments)
in the Administration Building, Room 213 and 214; and from
3-3:30, "Knowledge is Power," (recess B kickball
game) on the front lawn of the Gulf Park campus.
DEPARTMENT TO HOLD GRADUATE CONFERENCE
of Southern Mississippi's Department of History will present
"In and Around the Gulf of Mexico: A Graduate Research
Conference" on the Gulf Park campus April 25-26. Devoted
to graduate student research and scholarship, the conference
is supported by the Mississippi Humanities Council, with funding
from the Endowment for the Humanities. In connection with
the department's Center for the Study of the Gulf South, the
conference will highlight new and exciting cultural, economic,
political and social approaches to the history of the region
of the Gulf of Mexico from the 17th-20th centuries. There
is no registration fee, but registration is required. Forms
and information regarding accommodations may be found at www.usm.edu/history.
For more information, call Dr. Michael Polushin at (601) 266-6495.
GCRL, LOCAL REFINERY TEAM UP ON TIDE TABLES
an excursion on Mississippi's coastal waters? Before you go,
check out the 2003 Mississippi Tide Tables provided compliments
of The University of Southern Mississippi's Gulf Coast Research
Laboratory and the Chevron Pascagoula Refinery. Produced by
the GCRL for more than a decade, the tables provide information
on tides for Pascagoula, Biloxi and Bay St. Louis, as well
as times for rising and setting of sun and moon. Single copies
are available free at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory in
Ocean Springs, the J.L. Scott Marine Education Center and
Aquarium in Biloxi, or by calling (228) 872-4200. Tide information
is also on the Web at www.coms.usm.edu/MStide.
The online information also includes tides for Horn Island
Pass, Ship Island Pass and Cat Island.
PROGRAM FOR ACADEMICALLY TALENTED YOUTH SET FOR JULY
to students completing grades 7-10, the program runs from
July 6-25 and offers fast-paced residential courses in precalculus
mathematics, physics, human anatomy and physiology, marine
biology, world history, creative writing, Southern writers
and literature, personal finance, business law, polymer science,
Spanish, political science, and psychology. The application
deadline is April 30. Contact the director of The Frances
A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies by mail at Box 8207, Hattiesburg,
MS 39406-8207; by e-mail at email@example.com;
by calling (601) 266-5236 or 266-5246, or by visiting the
Web at http://www-dept.usm.edu/~gifted.