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Released February 12, 2003

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FEB. 12, 2004

NATIONAL RECREATIONAL SPORTS AND FITNESS DAY SET AT SOUTHERN MISS

HATTIESBURG -- Good health and wellness are goals for many Americans, and Recreational Sports at The University of Southern Mississippi wants to showcase several ways to reach those goals. On Feb. 18, Southern Miss Recreational Sports will host National Recreational Sports and Fitness Day at the Payne Center. There is a whole menu of activities scheduled for the day with events beginning at noon. A health fair will be held on Payne Center Court 1 from noon until 2 p.m. The fair will feature the personal fitness instructor staff conducting body-fat assessments, Southern Miss Clinic staff taking blood pressure measurements and Ancient Remedies providing seated massages. Other groups will provide HIV/AIDS screenings and tobacco cessation information. Additionally, Estee Lauder and Origins employees will be on hand to give skin care advice and provide free samples. One of the highlights of the day will be the aerobics class scheduled for 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on courts 1 and 2. This class will feature multiple teachers and many different styles of group exercise, so there should be something for every exercise enthusiast. For more information or for the full schedule of events, contact Southern Miss Recreational Sports at (601) 266-5405.

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WELLNESS WEDNESDAY SET TO BEGIN IN FEBRUARY

HATTIESBURG -- The Wellness Wednesday series begins at the Southern Miss Payne Center this month and will run through May 5. Each event will feature a guest speaker presenting on unique topics, including, "Diabetes Care: Wake up Mississippi, Are You at Risk for Diabetes?"; "Stress Management"; "Managing Diabetes Care with Diet" and "Are You Balanced? Achieving a Wellness Balance," among other topics. Each session is from 12:10 -12:50 p.m. in the Payne Center Wisteria Room (225). The series is free and open to all students, faculty, staff and those with recreational sports memberships. For more information, contact Susan Bone at 266-5655.

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SOUTHERN MISS RECREATIONAL SPORTS OFFERS
HEALTHY LIFESTYLE SERIES

HATTIESBURG -- Couch potatoes now have a reason to get off the couch, especially on Tuesdays, because through the end of April, the Southern Miss Department of Recreational Sports Wellness Department is hosting a series of seminars to improve lifestyles. The series lasts 12 weeks and promotes weight management, healthy eating, exercise and assistance in putting together a personal health management program. The classes begin in February and will continue each Tuesday through April 20 focusing on different aspects of healthy eating, daily activities and creating healthy habits. There will be no class on Feb. 24 or March 16. The program is free and will meet in the Payne Center, Wisteria Room (225). Participants are encouraged to dress comfortably and bring a lunch or purchase lunch in the Atrium Café. Registration is limited to 20 people. For more information on any of the sessions, contact Susan Bone at 266.5405.

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SOUTHERN MISS FACULTY, GRADUATES PUBLISHED

HATTIESBURG -- The most recent issue of the professional journal Gifted Child Today contains articles by current and former graduate students in gifted education in the Southern Miss Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education. Amy Bisland wrote "Developing Leadership Skills in Young Gifted Students." Dr. Elizabeth Shaunessy and Dr. Frances A. Karnes co-authored "Instruments for Measuring Leadership in Children and Youth." Bisland, Dr. Karnes, and Yolanda Cobb co-authored "Leadership Education: Resources and Web Sites for Teachers of Gifted Students." Dr. Kristen Stephens co-authored, with colleagues at Duke University, "Incorporating Service Learning into Leadership Education: Duke TIP's Leadership Institute."

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EXPERT ON SOUTHEASTERN AMERICAN INDIANS
TO SPEAK AT SOUTHERN MISS

HATTIESBURG -- Dr. Robbie Ethridge, an assistant professor of anthropology and McMillan Assistant Professor of Southern Studies at the University of Mississippi, will present "Chickasaw Slaving: Responding in a Shatter Zone" Feb. 26 at 4 p.m. in the Southern Miss Liberal Arts Building, Room 101. Ethridge is a specialist on southeastern American Indians and is the author of Creek Country: The Creek Indians and Their World and editor of Transformation of the Southeastern Indians. For more information, contact Dr. Greg O'Brien at (601) 266-4333.

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MISSISSIPPI EARLY INTERVENTION CONFERENCE SET FOR APRIL 28-29

HATTIESBURG -- The Mississippi Early Intervention Conference, featuring the theme "Capture the Possibilities," will be held April 29-30 at the Hattiesburg Lake Terrace Convention Center. A pre-conference will be held April 28 for IHL faculty and service coordinators. The focus of the conference is to promote the use of effective and innovative practices for children ages newborn to 5 who have disabilities and for their families. Early intervention units (EIUs) will be offered. Application has been made for continuing education units (CEUs). For more information, visit the following Southern Miss Web sites: Institute for Disability Studies, www.usm.edu/ids, and the Center for International and Continuing Education, www.usm.edu/cice/ce/prodev/capture.

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SOUTHERN MISS OFFERS CERTIFICATION
IN NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT

HATTIESBURG -- The University of Southern Mississippi now offers the American Humanics professional track certification program in nonprofit management. The program provides individuals with the opportunity to learn the skills needed to become successful nonprofit professionals, while simultaneously providing local nonprofit organizations valuable human resources in the form of skilled interns and graduates. Through seminar instruction, co-curricular activities and an internship, the program prepares participants to meet 14 required competencies that have been identified by national nonprofit executives and human resource leaders. The initial enrollment fee for participation is $200. For more information, contact the Southern Miss Center for International and Continuing Education at (601) 266-4186 or on the Web at www.usm.edu/cice/ce/ah.

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NONPROFIT ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT SEMINAR
OFFERED AT SOUTHERN MISS

HATTIESBURG -- A nonprofit accounting and financial management seminar will be offered at Southern Miss March 9, with early bird registration set for March 2. The program is an American Humanics Certification in Nonprofit Management Professional Track seminar open to program enrollees and to the public. Registration is limited to 25 persons on a first-come, first served basis. The seminar fee is $90. Classroom location will be included in a confirmation letter following registration. For more information, contact the Southern Miss Center for International and Continuing Education at (601) 266-4186 or visit the center's Web site at www.usm.edu/cice/ce.

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CERAMICS COUNCIL MAKES SOUP BOWLS FOR BENEFIT

HATTIESBURG -- Southern Miss Department of Art students who are members of the Southern Ceramics Council are making 200 soup bowls for a benefit March 2 at the Thirsty Hippo in downtown Hattiesburg. From 6-9 p.m., the bowls will be available and will include one serving of soup that has been donated by local restaurants. Live entertainment by local artists will be presented during the evening as well. Soup bowls are available at $15 per bowl or a cup of soup is available at $10 per serving. The restaurants participating in the fundraiser include: 206 Front, Hub City Grill, Sakura, Mike Anderson's, O'Charley's, Copeland's, Outback Steakhouse, McAlister's, Walnut Square Pharmacy, Sweet Peppers Deli, and Red Lobster. Proceeds from the sale will help these ceramic students attend the national Clay Conference in Indianapolis, Ind., in March. For more information, call the 3-D Studio at Southern Miss at (601) 266-4982. Some of the bowls are on preview at the A Gallery, downtown Hattiesburg, and in the Southern Miss Fine Arts Building.

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CHAMBER RECITAL FEATURES FACULTY AND GUEST ARTISTS

HATTIESBURG -- Southern Miss School of Music faculty and guest artists will team up for a chamber recital Feb. 27 in Marsh Auditorium. The 7:30 p.m. recital will feature the talents of guest flutist Carolyn Treybig and faculty artists Alexander Russakovsky on cello, Dana Ragsdale on harpsichord, and Joseph Brumbeloe on piano. On the program for the evening is Francois Couperin's "Troisiéme Concert," featuring seven movements; Eugéne Goossens' "Five Impressions of a Holiday, Opus 7," and closes with George Crumb's "Vox Balaenae (Voice of the Whale)." Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call Treybig at (601) 266-6458.

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BRUNCH BENEFITS SOUTHERN MISS THEATRE PRODUCTION

HATTIESBURG -- A benefit brunch has been planned for the Feb. 29 Sunday matinee of The University of Southern Mississippi's next theatre production of Euripides' Medea, the timeless tragedy of love, power, and revenge. The production will come to life under the guiding hands of guest director Paul Wiedner who will speak at the brunch. The 2 p.m. matinee will follow in the Martha R. Tatum Theatre. Tickets for the brunch and performance are $25 per person. To reserve a space, call the Department of Theatre and Dance at Southern Miss at (601) 266-4994. All brunch proceeds will benefit the department. All tickets for Medea are now on sale at the Southern Miss Ticket Office. The show runs Feb. 26-March 1 at 7:30 p.m. (2 p.m. on Feb. 29) and again March 10-12 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. Tickets are $10 general admission, $8 for Southern Miss faculty and staff and senior citizens and $6 for students. Call the Southern Miss Ticket Office at (601) 266-5418 or 800-844-8425 for tickets or order online at www.usm.edu/tickets.

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