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Released April 5, 2004


HATTIESBURG -- The University of Southern Mississippi is accepting applications for the Summer Program for Academically Talented Youth until April 30. The program, which is residential, will be held July 11-30. It is designed for students in grades seven through 10, who qualify based on SAT or ACT results. A variety of intensive, fast-paced courses will be offered such as pre-calculus mathematics, physics, human anatomy and physiology, marine biology, world history, creative writing, southern writers and literature, personal finance, business law, forensic science, polymer science, Spanish, political science, and psychology. Students will be housed in dormitories on the campus of The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. The total cost includes tuition, room, board, recreational activities, and limited accident insurance. For applications or additional information on the Summer Program for Academically Talented Youth, write The Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies, The University of Southern Mississippi, 118 College Drive #8207, Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001, e-mail at, call (601) 266-5236 or 266-5246, or visit the Internet at



HATTIESBURG -- The University of Southern Mississippi's Afro-American Student Organization will host Scholars Weekend, honoring the late Oseola McCarty, April 15-18. Events will include Oseola McCarty Celebration Day April 15 on Weathersby lawn on the Southern Miss campus beginning at 12:15 p.m.; the Black Student Achievement Awards, April 16, at Bennett Auditorium at 7 p.m.; the McCarty Day of Service, April 17, at Oseola McCarty Park in Hattiesburg at 10 a.m. and the AASO Gospel Choir Concert, April 18, at Bennett Auditorium at 7 p.m. Donations collected during these events will help support the Oseola McCarty Scholarship Fund. For more information, call (601) 266-6705.



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April 20, 2004 5:35 PM