MISS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT TO BE TELEVISED
- The University of Southern Mississippi's Symphony Orchestra's
"Mississippi: The Birthplace of America's Music" concert
was first presented live in May as part of the 2002-2003 season.
Mississippi Educational Television now will air the performance
three times this month - Sept. 1 at 8 p.m.; Sept. 18 at 8 p.m. and
Sept. 22 at 9:30 p.m. The event, sponsored by BancorpSouth, was
created to pay tribute to Mississippi's musical heritage. The concert
showcased gospel, blues, jazz and patriotic music. Featured performers
included Mississippi bluesman Vasti Jackson, the world-famous Mississippi
Mass Choir, a 1,200-voice Mississippi college, university and high
school choir; Mickey Davis, the Mississippi Fiddler; Gary Grubbs,
television and film actor; Tim Johnson, in a tribute to Elvis Presley;
and jazz artists Larry Panella and Bill Murphy.
SOUTHERN MISS TO PRESENT AUTISM WORKSHOP
- The School Psychology Training Program at The University of Southern
Mississippi is presenting a workshop titled "Autism Spectrum
Disorders in the Classroom: Effective Instructional/Behavioral Practices."
The workshop will be held from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at the
Inn on the Hill Conference Center in Hattiesburg. The workshop will
be taught by Dr. Susan M. Wilczynski, developer of Project BEST-CASE,
Munroe-Meyer Institute for Genetics and Rehabilitation, The University
of Nebraska Medical Center. Through the workshop, participants should
be able to acquire a number of skills, including the ability to
define characteristic behaviors of children diagnosed with autism
spectrum disorders. This workshop is coordinated by the Center for
International and Continuing Education (CICE). For registration
information, please contact the CICE at (601) 266-4186.
DAY OF SHARING FOR TEACHERS OF GIFTED SET AT SOUTHERN MISS
- The Day of Sharing for Teachers of the Gifted will be held
Oct. 3 on the campus of The University of Southern Mississippi.
This conference, sponsored by the Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted
Studies, is designed to educate teachers on current curriculum and
instructional issues in gifted education. Teachers of the gifted,
regular education teachers, and administrators are encouraged to
attend. There is no cost for attendance. Three speakers will be
featured, including Kevin Besnoy, a doctoral student in curriculum,
instruction, and special education with an emphasis in gifted education
at Southern Miss, who will present "Technology Use with Gifted
Children and Youth;" Dr. Lawrence Bellipanni, associate professor
of Science Education and Biology at The University of Southern Mississippi,
who will present "Fun Hands-On Ideas for Integrating Science
into the Gifted Curriculum;" and Janet Wade, teacher of the
gifted in Lamar County Schools, who will present "Designing
a Unit on Geology for the Gifted Classroom." Dr. Conrad Castle,
state consultant for Gifted Education, will also be present to give
an update on gifted education in Mississippi. Teachers will be given
time to share activities and ideas. For more information, contact
the Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies at (601) 266-5236
IN BUILDING CODES SET AT SOUTHERN MISS
- The University of Southern Mississippi will present a seminar
on the "Use and Application of the International Building Code"
Oct. 27-30. The classes will take place in rooms B and C of the
R.C. Cook Union on the Hattiesburg campus from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Professionals in a variety of fields can benefit from this seminar.
Past participants include code enforcement officers, building inspectors,
fire marshals, fire inspectors, safety officers, plans examiners,
project managers, architects and designers, building officials and
public works directors. The seminar is applicable to those beginning
their careers and to those with years of experience. The course
will be taught by Terrell Stripling, a graduate of the Oklahoma
State University School of Fire Protection and Safety Engineering.
He has more than 19 years of fire suppression, fire prevention and
code experience. Fees for the course are $449 per person regular
rate and $399 per person group rate. The seminar is coordinated
by Southern Miss Continuing Education and Distributed Learning.
For more information, call 601-266-4186.
SOUTHERN MISS PARENTING GIFTED CHILDREN CONFERENCE
- The Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies at The University
of Southern Mississippi will hold its 20th annual Parenting Gifted
Children Conference Oct. 4. The conference is offered to assist
parents and other concerned adults to better understand the unique
intellectual, academic, and social-emotional needs of the gifted
and talented. It will be held on the campus of Southern Miss in
Joseph Greene Hall and the cost of attendance is $15. Dr. Conrad
Castle, state consultant for Gifted Education, will be the keynote
speaker. He will present "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know
About Gifted Education in Mississippi." Sessions will also
be held on study skills for gifted students, national standards
in gifted education, science activities, technology, young gifted
children, leadership, and multiple intelligences. For more information
please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org,
or call (601) 266-5236.