the week of 4/21 - 4/25
OF YOUR OWN" HOMEOWNER SPOTLIGHT
- Theresa Gardner and Alison Novey are the most recent new homeowners
in Greenville assisted by the Home of Your Own (HOYO) program, a
program for persons with disabilities to obtain home ownership administered
by the Institute for Disability Studies, located at The University
of Southern Mississippi. The local media is invited to Theresa and
Alison's home at 2265 White Oak Drive, on Monday, April 28, from
2:30 to 4 p.m., as the homeowners share their story with their community.
Gardner says she would like to be interviewed to let local residents
know that people with disabilities can live in and be a part of
their local community. The HOYO staff would like the Greenville
area to know that state funding provides down payment and closing
costs monies up to $10,000 for qualified applicants with disabilities.
IDS is Mississippi's Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
Education, Research, and Service, headquartered for 25 years at
Southern Mississippi. The institute provides university training,
community service activities, research, and information that promote
the independence, productivity, and community inclusion of individuals
with disabilities and their families. For more information about
IDS, call 1-866-883-4474 or visit the institute's Web site at www.ids.usm.edu.
DELTA KAPPA CELEBRATING 50 YEARS AT SOUTHERN MISS
- The Southern Miss Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa International will
observe the 50th anniversary of its chapter at Southern Miss and
hold its spring initiation May 1 at 5:30 p.m. in Union Room. Phi
Delta Kappa is an international professional education association
for men and women and is open to professional educators and others.
Members now include classroom teachers, school administrators, college
and university professors, educational specialists of many types,
graduate students preparing for careers in education and students
who are enrolled in or have successfully completed student teaching.
The University of Southern Mississippi chapter of Phi Delta Kappa
was chartered on April 25, 1953, counting among its members University
of Southern Mississippi President Emeritus Dr. Aubrey Lucas. The
program of Phi Delta Kappa is designed to stimulate the professional
growth of members and to deal with current problems and issues related
to public education. For more information about this event contact,
Dr. Janice Thompson and Dr. Bettie Barrett in the Office of Educational
Field Experiences at (601) 266-4571.
MISS TO OFFER DRIVER EDUCATION COURSE
- Driver's education classes will be offered at Southern Miss through
the School of Human Performance and Recreation this summer from
May 27 to June 13. Classes are offered mornings or afternoons. Students,
who must be at least 14 and entering the ninth grade, can be earn
one-half credit toward high school graduation. The cost is $175,
payable in advance. Call 266-5386 for a brochure and registration
MISS TO HOST YOUNG WRITERS CAMP
- The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Continuing
Education and Distance Learning will hold a Young Writers Camp June
9-20, 9 a.m.-noon Monday through Friday, featuring creative writing
programs for students in elementary school grades second through
fifth. The fee is $150 and the camp is limited to 15 participants.
For more information, call (601) 266-4186.