THE WEEK OF 3/31 - 4/4
REGISTRATION FOR CONTINUING,
READMITTED STUDENTS BEGINS AT Southern MissGC
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.
MissGC COURSE SCHEDULES
AVAILABLE FOR SUMMER REGISTRATION
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.
BUSINESS COURSES SET AT Southern MissGC
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.
STUDENT AWARDS PROGRAM SET FOR APRIL 11
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.
PANEL TO FOCUS ON MEDIA ISSUES AT SOUTHERN MISS
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.
MISS OFFICE OF CONTINUING EDUCATION
OFFERING VARIETY OF COURSES
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.
MISS TO PRESENT CULINARY
AND VISUAL ARTS EVENT
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.
MISS CHOIRS GIVE SPRING CONCERT
- 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
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.
PRESENTS WORK AT KAMPER PARK
- 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.
BRASS QUINTET GIVES CONCERT AT SOUTHERN MISS
- 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
- 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.