marketing and public relations
   
 
click here for the news highlights
click here for all news releases
click here for contacts
click here to read our functions
 
click here for our home page
click here to subscribe to news by email
click here for the southern miss home page
click here for licensing
 
 

Released April 4, 2003

news in a flash

FOR THE WEEK OF 3/31 - 4/4

FALL REGISTRATION FOR CONTINUING,
READMITTED STUDENTS BEGINS AT Southern MissGC

LONG BEACH – Fall semester registration for all continuing and readmitted students begins April 7 and continues through April 25. These students must meet with their academic adviser before registering online through the Student Online Accessible Records system (SOAR). Other registration windows for these students are available June 23-July 3 and August 11-15.

Southern MissGC COURSE SCHEDULES
AVAILABLE FOR SUMMER REGISTRATION

LONG BEACH – Course schedules are now available for any student needing to register for the summer semester at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast. Schedules can now be picked up from any Southern Miss Gulf Coast location or by visiting http://soar.usm.edu. The first summer semester registration for all continuing and readmitted students began March 24 and ended April 3. A second registration window for these students is available May 19-23. New undergraduate students, once admitted, should contact their academic adviser for a preregistration appointment. Final registration for new undergraduate students is May 21, 2-6 p.m., at the Gulf Park campus. Final registration for new graduate and reapplying students is May 22, 2-6 p.m., at the Gulf Park campus. Summer semester classes begin May 26. Late registration and the class drop/add period starts May 27.

SMALL BUSINESS COURSES SET AT Southern MissGC

LONG BEACH – Anyone who is thinking about starting his or her own business will be able to get help with a variety of courses offered next month by The University of Southern Mississippi Small Business Development Center. The courses are offered at various locations along the Gulf Coast. Course offerings include "Writing a Winning Business Plan," "Be Your Own Boss," "QuickBooks Pro" and "Peachtree Accounting." To prepay fees, mail a check payable to Southern Miss SBDC to the Southern Miss Small Business Development Center, 136 Beach Park Pl., Long Beach, MS, 39560. Seating is limited; early registration is encouraged. For more information, contact the SBDC at (228) 865-4578.

BLACK STUDENT AWARDS PROGRAM SET FOR APRIL 11

HATTIESBURG – The Southern Miss Office of Minority Student Development and the African-American Student Organization will host the Black Student Achievement Awards Program Affairs April 11 at 7 p.m. at Bennett Auditorium honoring African-American undergraduate students with a 3.0 or above and graduate students who have maintained a 3.5 or better. The event will include a keynote address from State Representative Percy Watson (D-Hattiesburg), special recognition of senior Derrick Nix, a former running back for the Southern Miss football team, and inauguration of the new AASO officers. A reception will be held from 5-6:30 p.m. at the R.C. Cook University Union prior to the event.

EXPERTS PANEL TO FOCUS ON MEDIA ISSUES AT SOUTHERN MISS

HATTIESBURG – A panel of experts from corporate public relations and business news will discuss the interplay behind the headlines during a special luncheon set for April 9 on the Southern Miss campus. The luncheon ­ aimed at helping students better prepare for life in the real world as public relations or business news professionals ­ is being presented by Southern Miss's School of Mass Communication and Journalism. Sponsors for the luncheon include the Southern Miss Marketing and Public Relations Department, the Clarion Ledger, the Hattiesburg American and the Sun Herald newspapers, and The Journal of South Mississippi Business. The session is set for 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Commons rooms B and C. Panelists include Bill Hunsberger, president and publisher of Jackson's Clarion Ledger; Dan Davis, managing editor, The Hattiesburg American; Lisa Monti, business editor at the Gulf Coast's Sun Herald; Lee Ragland of the GodwinGroup in Jackson; Mike Tonos of JMT Consulting in Gulfport; and Paul Maxwell of Hancock Bank in Biloxi. Tickets for the luncheon are $15. For more information, contact Maggie Williams at (601) 266-6746.

SOUTHERN MISS OFFICE OF CONTINUING EDUCATION
OFFERING VARIETY OF COURSES

HATTIESBURG – The Southern Miss Office of Continuing Education is offering a variety of courses, including Medico-Legged Investigation of Death May 19-23; Private Investigators Course May 12-16; Storytelling, May 19-23; Association Method June 9-13 (course), June 23-27 (seminar) and June 9-July 3 (practicum); and Drivers Education May 28-June 13. For more information on registration and fees, call (601) 266-4186.

SOUTHERN MISS TO PRESENT CULINARY
AND VISUAL ARTS EVENT

HATTIESBURG -The Southern Miss Department of Hospitality Management will present a premiere Culinary and Visual Arts Event April 15 at the Hattiesburg Lake Terrace Convention Center from 7-9 p.m. The event will serve as a fund-raiser for the department's student scholarships that allow students to attend national professional association meetings. The event will feature Hattiesburg chef Robert St. John demonstrating his cooking techniques and artistic interpretations of St. John's work by artist Wyatt Waters, along with a silent auction and prizes. For more information about this event, contact Dr. Catherine Price at (601) 266-6762.

SOUTHERN MISS CHOIRS GIVE SPRING CONCERT

HATTIESBURG - The University Singers and Concert Choir at The University of Southern Mississippi will present their spring concert April 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mannoni Performing Arts Center Auditorium. The concert is unique in that it features all student conductors – two graduate and five undergraduates. Dr. Gregory Fuller, director of choral activities at Southern Miss, looks forward to "sitting back and watching like a nervous parent."
"We've selected music that is not only great listening music for the audience, but is an invaluable learning process for these students conductors," Fuller said.
"The students are chosen by auditions carried out through early April, and the music can be carried forward to their own choirs someday."
The program ranges from works by Bach to American spirituals, British and Newfoundland folk songs, and other English music.
The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call the choral activities office at (601) 266-4001.

STUDENT DANCE CHOREOGRAPHER
PRESENTS WORK AT KAMPER PARK

HATTIESBURG - Tawnia Vollstedt, a junior dance major at The University of Southern Mississippi, will present an atmospheric dance April 11 and 12, appropriately called "The Sky Is Calling," at the David Anthony Fitness Trail at Kamper Park in Hattiesburg. This original dance brings to life many connotations and feelings tied to rain. "The Sky Is Calling" will be performed outside in the park, hopefully timed during a rainstorm, by members of the Southern Miss Repertory Dance Company. The 6 p.m. concert is free and open for the public. For more information, call the dance program office at (601) 266-4161.

FACULTY BRASS QUINTET GIVES CONCERT AT SOUTHERN MISS

HATTIESBURG - The Southern Arts Brass Quintet, a faculty ensemble of the School of Music at The University of Southern Mississippi, will present a free concert April 15 at 6 p.m. in the Mannoni Performing Arts Center Auditorium. Members include Joel Treybig, assistant professor of trumpet; Dennis Behm, professor of horn; Marta Hofacre, professor of trombone; Richard Perry, assistant professor of tuba; and graduate teaching assistant Jake Walburn performing on trumpet.
The concert will include two sets of works from the Renaissance era, including Michael Praetorius's "Dance Suite from ‘Terpsichore'" and Tilman Susato's "Three Dances." Also on the program is Stephen Foster's "Selections from ‘The Social Orchestra,'" a piece typically performed at social gatherings of his day; composer, conductor and pianist Andre Previn's "Four Outings for Brass," a standard in the quintet repertory that was commissioned and premiered by the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble; and Gunther Schuller's "Music for Brass Quintet."
For more information, call Treybig at (601) 266-6937.

SEASON OF STUDIO RECITALS UNDERWAY AT SOUTHERN MISS

HATTIESBURG - A bevy of School of Music studio recitals at The University of Southern Mississippi awaits the music lover during April. To open the slate of recitals, the Southern Miss Trombone Choir, under the direction of Dr. Marta Hofacre, will give its spring recital April 13 at 4 p.m. in the Mannoni Performing Arts Center Auditorium.
Following their lead will be a joint recital by the Southern Miss Trumpet Ensemble and Horn Choir April 14 at 6 p.m., in Mannoni as well. These groups are under the direction of Joel Treybig, assistant professor of trumpet, and Dennis Behm, professor of horn. The Sax Chamber Orchestra I, under the direction of Dr. Lawrence Gwozdz, will take the stage April 16 at 7:30 p.m. in Marsh Auditorium for its spring concert offering.
Other studios scheduled for upcoming performances include the Clarinet Studio and the Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble April 27 and the Flute Choir April 28. For more information on these upcoming recitals, call the School of Music at Southern Miss at (601) 266-5543.

-30-

   
 

This page is maintained by the Department of Marketing and Public Relations at
The University of Southern Mississippi at
http://www.usm.edu.

Comments and suggestions are welcome; direct them to usm_mpr@usm.edu.
URL for this page is http://www.usm.edu/pr/prnews
/apr03/nf44.htm
February 26, 2004 2:12 PM

AA/EOE/ADAI