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Released April 17, 2003

April 14-17

MICROSOFT CERTIFICATION TRAINING INFO MEETING SCHEDULED

The University 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.

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HORN PROFESSOR PAYS HOMAGE TO STRAUSS IN RECITAL

Dennis 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.

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ART LECTURER TELLS OF COLLECTING ENGLISH ART

Robert 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.

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SEASON OF STUDIO RECITALS UNDERWAY AT Southern Miss

More 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.

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CRIMINAL JUSTICE DEPARTMENT TO HOLD AWARDS BANQUET

The University 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.

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Southern MissGC HOSTS DAUGHTERS AND SONS WORK DAY

On April 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.

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HISTORY DEPARTMENT TO HOLD GRADUATE CONFERENCE

The University 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.

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Southern Miss'S GCRL, LOCAL REFINERY TEAM UP ON TIDE TABLES

Planning 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.

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SUMMER PROGRAM FOR ACADEMICALLY TALENTED YOUTH SET FOR JULY

Open 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 gifted.studies@usm.edu; by calling (601) 266-5236 or 266-5246, or by visiting the Web at http://www-dept.usm.edu/~gifted.

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