Feb. 17-21, 2003
MISS STUDENTS ELECT NEW SGA LEADERS
-- Sumrall senior Jared Loftus has been elected Student Government
Association president in campus balloting at The University of Southern
Mississippi. Students also selected Sarah Spigener, a sophomore
from Gulfport, as vice president; Chad Cornett, a junior from Brandon,
attorney general, and Alex Thames, a senior from Florence, election
commissioner. More than 2,000 students voted in the election, according
to school officials, a marked increase in comparison to student
government elections held on campus in recent years.
MARINE DISCOVERY: SEA CAMP 2003
-- Registration is under way for the 2003 edition of Project Marine
Discovery Sea Camp at the J.L. Scott Marine Education Center and
Aquarium in Biloxi. With the theme "Water Safari," the
marine science day camp at Scott Aquarium will take a look at the
exotic and unusual in local waters as students ages 5-16 explore
the ocean and its creatures. The revamped camp will feature two
new major activities and a new take on old favorites such as field
trips, computer lab, art and music. Also on the agenda is an "Exotic
Friday Fun Day" of food, games and celebration of the week.
Five-day sessions are scheduled each week of June 2 through Aug.
1 with the exception of July 21-25. Sessions for 5-year-old campers
run from 8-11 a.m. Hours for all other ages are 8-4 p.m. Costs per
week are age 5, $65; ages 6-7, $115; ages 8-14, $130; ages 15-16,
$145. For information or to register, call (228) 374-5550 or visit
www.aquarium.usm.edu. The Scott Aquarium is a part of the university's
Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, the Ocean Springs headquarters of
the Southern Miss College of Marine Sciences.
MissGC TO HOST V-DAY GULF COAST 2003
--- The Psychology Student Association (PSA) at The University of
Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast will host its own V-Day celebration
Feb. 22- 23. To help raise awareness and raise money for V-Day Gulf
Coast 2003, PSA will hold a benefit production of Eve Ensler's "The
Vagina Monologues" starting at 7 p.m. Feb. 22-23 in the Advanced
Education Auditorium at the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. Tickets
are $15 for adults and $7.50 for students. V-Day, a global movement
to stop violence against women and girls, promotes creative events
to increase awareness, raise money, and revitalize the spirit of
existing anti-violence organizations. Through V-Day campaigns, local
volunteers and college students produce annual benefit performances
of "The Vagina Monologues" to raise awareness and funds
for anti-violence groups within their communities. Last year, PSA
raised more than $7,000 to support organizations actively working
to reduce violence against women. This year a goal of $10,000 has
been set. For more information on PSA at Southern MissGC and to
purchase or reserve tickets of V-Day Gulf Coast 2003, call (228)
868-0035 or (228) 214-3249.
TROMBONIST FEATURED IN RECITAL AT Southern Miss
-- The Trombone Studio, under the direction of University of Music
Professor Marta Hofacre, will present guest trombonist Thomas Ashworth
in recital March 5 in the Mannoni Performing Arts Center Auditorium.
A member of the faculty at the University of Minnesota since 1990,
Ashworth is the featured trombonist with the Saint Paul Chamber
Orchestra and has recorded numerous compact discs on such labels
as Teidec, Atlantic, Decca and EMI. He also has appeared on Garrison
Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion"and William McGlaughlin's
"Saint Paul Sunday Live." His 6 p.m. recital is free and
open to the public. For more information, call (601) 266-6103.
OF MUSIC ALUMS RETURNS FOR CAMPUS RECITAL
-- Two University of Southern Mississippi music alumni return to
campus March 2 to present a recital at 6 p.m. in Marsh Auditorium.
Trumpeter Michael Tunnell, who received his D.M.A. in 1982 from
Southern Miss, is professor of trumpet at the University of Louisville
School of Music, where he performs with Louisville Brass, conducts
the trumpet ensemble and edits the alumni newsletter. He will collaborate
with his wife, Meme, also a graduate of Southern Miss and a pianist.
She is an instructor of piano, staff accompanist, and director of
preparatory music at Bellarmine University in Louisville. The program
for the evening includes works by Tommaso Albinoni, Johann Nepomuk-Hummel,
Stanley Friedman, Eric Ewazen, John LaBarbera, Pat Harbison and
Herbert Clarke. The recital is free and open to the public. For
more information, call the Trumpet Studio at Southern Miss at (601)
RIGHTS PHOTOGRAPHER LECTURE RESCHEDULED
-- Herbert Randall, renowned civil rights photographer who chronicled
Hattiesburg's 1964 Freedom Summer and whose work is currently on
exhibit at The University of Southern Mississippi Museum of Art,
has rescheduled his gallery talk to Feb. 27 at 4 p.m. at the museum.
Originally scheduled Feb. 17, inclement weather in the northeastern
United States canceled the New Jersey resident's travel plans to
Hattiesburg. The exhibition, "Faces of Freedom Summer,"
features Randall's black and white photographs of civil rights activism
in Hattiesburg and will be on view through March 7. The gallery
talk and exhibition is free and open to the public. For more information,
call Dr. Tony Lewis, museum curator, at (601) 266-5200.
GENERATIONS TRIO MAKES A PERSONNEL CHANGE
-- Three Generations -- a male vocal trio touring the United States
with their tribute to American folk songs, work songs and spirituals
-- has added a new member to substitute for recently hospitalized
Benjamin Matthews. The trio will make a tour stop at The University
of Southern Mississippi Feb. 25-27 to present a three-day residency
with a gala concert finale in the Mannoni Performing Arts Center
Auditorium. The trio lineup now features the talents of baritones
Robert Sims and Kenneth Overton, and newcomer Gregory Emanuel Rahming.
Matthews, an original member of the group, recently became ill and
is taking a break from touring. Rahming has performed many impressive
operatic roles in major United States opera companies as well as
in Europe and Sweden. He has served as a guest teaching artist at
North Carolina Central University in Durham. Tickets for the Feb.
27 Three Generations concert at 7:30 p.m. are $20 for adult general
admission, $15 for Southern Miss faculty and staff and senior citizens,
and $5 for students. Call the Southern Miss Ticket Office at (601)
266-5418 or 800-844-8425 for tickets. Order online at www.tickets.usm.edu.
For more information about the residency and the classes offered,
call Dr. Davis at (601) 266-6941 or visit www.arts.usm.edu.
MISS GRAD'S WORK TO BE VIEWED AT FILM FEST
A 2002 radio, television and film graduate of The University
of Southern Mississippi, will present his black-and-white short
film "Windows" during the 25th annual Big Muddy Film Festival
in Carbondale, Ill., Feb. 21-March 2.
film was among just 58 out of some 260 student and professional
films from across the country selected for viewing at the festival.
The overall winner will receive a cash prize. A native of Boutte,
La., Williams earned a bachelor's degree last May as a liberal arts
major in radio, television and film, with an emphasis in film production
and a minor in art.
is a black-and-white short film that's about a young man who battles
his own personal demons made manifest through an African dream scape,"
said Williams. "It all takes place in a dream and has a lot
of African stylized elements to it."
For more information,
contact Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org.
EXPERT TO SPEAK MARCH 5
SPRINGS The University of Southern Mississippi will host
a seminar on economic impact and resource allocation in recreational
fisheries from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, in Room 103 of
the Caylor Building at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory.
featured speaker is Jim Franks, Southern Miss fisheries biologist
and an authority on Gulf of Mexico recreational fisheries. Franks
will discuss the future of recreational fisheries in the gulf and
their economic impact. Franks also will examine the issue of resource
allocation that centers around the rights of taking fish from the
Gulf of Mexico.
register for the seminar, call Dale Fremin at (228) 872-4256. The
$5 registration includes a light lunch.
FLORAL DESIGN COURSE SCHEDULED MARCH 5
Learning the ins and outs of floral design will be the
focus of two courses offered in March at The University of Southern
Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Floral Design-A Workshop for the Beginner," a Southern MissGC
Division of Continuing Education course, will be offered from 9
a.m.-noon March 5 at the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.
will be introduced to the basic principles of flower arranging.
The course will focus on how to make bows, corsages and simple floral
arrangements. Holiday decorating ideas also will be featured. The
cost of the course is $39, with an additional $10 material fee.
Floral Design" will be offered from 9 a.m.-noon March 29.
For more information,
call (228) 867-8777.