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Released February 7, 2003

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For the week of February 3 - 7


HATTIESBURG -- Faculty artists in the School of Music at The University of Southern Mississippi will present their next performance of the 2002-03 Camerata Concerts: Faculty Artist Chamber Music Series Feb. 20 in the Mannoni Performing Arts Center Auditorium.

Billed as "Key Players," the 7:30 p.m. concert will feature two works: Francis Poulenc's Sextet for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn and Piano; and W. A. Mozart's Quintet for Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn and Piano. The performing Southern Miss music faculty are: Patricia Malone, oboe; Sharon Lebsack, flute; Wilbur Moreland, clarinet; John Bivins, bassoon; Dennis Behm, horn; and Joseph Brumbeloe, piano.

Tickets are $8 general admission and $5 for Southern Miss faculty, staff, students, senior citizens and children under 12. Tickets may be purchased at the door.



HATTIESBURG -- Partners for the Arts at The University of Southern Mississippi will present guest pianist Louis Nagel in concert Feb. 16 in Marsh Auditorium.

Much sought after as a lecturer for musicians and nonmusicians alike, Nagel has prepared a program of classic piano works for the 2:30 p.m. recital, including works by Joseph Hayden, Robert Schumann, Sigismond Thalberg and Franz Liszt.

Nagel combines an active concert and teaching schedule and is noted for his lecture-recitals. He has performed in highly acclaimed solo recitals and concerto concerts in major American and European cities. A professor of piano at the University of Michigan, he also has taught at the National Music Camp at Interlochen, the International Music Camp in Poland, and the Adamant Music School in Vermont.

The recital is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Southern Miss College of The Arts at (601) 266-4984.



HATTIESBURG -- Veteran Mississippi bluesman Bobby Rush will speak to students in the music industry program at The University of Southern Mississippi Feb. 12 about the music business and the challenges of being a professional blues musician.

Rush's long career includes more than 140 albums, and he was nominated in 2002 for a Grammy for best contemporary blues album. The 11 a.m. lecture will be held in the Fine Arts Building, Room 365, on the Southern Miss campus in Hattiesburg and is free and open to the public.

Rush also will headline a concert Feb. 11 at the Saenger Theatre in downtown Hattiesburg. The 7 p.m. concert is presented as part of Black Heritage Week festivities and also features McKean's guitar studio ensemble as the opening act. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. For tickets, call 545-8111 or for information about the lecture, call 266-6931.



HATTIESBURG – The University of Southern Mississippi's Frances Karnes Center for Gifted Studies is accepting applications for its Leadership Studies Program until March 31.

The residential program will be held June 15-20 and is designed for students in grades 6-11 who are recommended by school officials and who desire to develop and enhance their leadership skills and abilities. Students will be housed in residence halls on the Southern Miss campus and tuition will cover costs of room, board, recreational activities and limited accident insurance. The three-phase program includes Leadership I, Leadership II and Leadership III, with each segment focusing on various leadership issues.

For applications or additional information about this program, call (601) 266-5236 or visit the center's Web site at



OCEAN SPRINGS -- Dr. Gregory Carter has been named chief scientist of the new University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Geospatial Center.

Carter, 46, comes to Southern Miss from the NASA Applications Research Division, Earth Science Applications Directorate at Stennis Space Center. At the geospatial center he will direct scientific initiatives and guide the center's future science applications. Carter also will collaborate on research projects with other Southern Miss faculty and scientists and continue his individual investigations. Carter's research focuses on using remote sensing to evaluate biodiversity and the physiological response of coastal plants to the environment.

The geospatial center, headquartered at the university's Gulf Coast Research Laboratory here, supports research on marine resources, particularly biological resources of the Mississippi Gulf Coast region.



LONG BEACH -- Anyone interested in pursuing a private investigation career may get started next month at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Private Investigator Basic (40-hour) Course, a Southern Miss Gulf Coast Division of Continuing Education course, will be offered from 6-10 p.m. on Fridays and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on the weekends of March 21-23 and March 28-30, or July 25-27 and Aug. 1-3, at the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

This course covers rules, regulations, surveillance techniques, locating witnesses or missing persons, interviews and statements, court records research, courtroom testimony and standard practices. A certification exam will be held immediately following class on the last day of each 40-hour course. The cost of the course is $325. For more information or to register, call the Southern Miss Gulf Coast Gulf Coast Division of Continuing Education at (228) 867-8777.



LONG BEACH -- Dr. William Stiebing, a Seraphia D. Leyda professor of ancient history at the University of New Orleans, will discuss "The Mysterious Tomb in Egypt's Valley of the Kings" at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast March 18.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will start at 7 p.m. in the Hardy Hall Auditorium at the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. A reception will follow, sponsored by the Southern MissGC Division of Arts and Sciences. For more information on Stiebing's lecture, contact the Southern Miss Gulf Coast Division of Arts and Sciences at (228) 865-4511.



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