RECREATIONAL SPORTS AND FITNESS DAY SET AT SOUTHERN MISS
-- 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.
WEDNESDAY SET TO BEGIN IN FEBRUARY
-- 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.
MISS RECREATIONAL SPORTS OFFERS
HEALTHY LIFESTYLE SERIES
-- 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.
MISS FACULTY, GRADUATES PUBLISHED
-- 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."
ON SOUTHEASTERN AMERICAN INDIANS
TO SPEAK AT SOUTHERN MISS
-- 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)
EARLY INTERVENTION CONFERENCE SET FOR APRIL 28-29
-- 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.
MISS OFFERS CERTIFICATION
IN NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT
-- 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.
NONPROFIT ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT SEMINAR
OFFERED AT SOUTHERN MISS
-- 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.
CERAMICS COUNCIL MAKES SOUP BOWLS FOR BENEFIT
-- 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.
RECITAL FEATURES FACULTY AND GUEST ARTISTS
-- 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.
BRUNCH BENEFITS SOUTHERN MISS THEATRE PRODUCTION
-- 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