MISS MARINE LAB OFFERS SUMMER SCHOLARSHIP
-- The University of Southern Mississippi is offering a partial
scholarship toward tuition or other academic expenses for the summer
field program at the university's Gulf Coast Research Laboratory.
The Dr. John R. Sharp Memorial Scholarship provides financial assistance
to one or more undergraduate or graduate students returning for
a second summer of study or research at the laboratory. Applicants
must register for full-time credit in one or both summer sessions
or a minimum of five credit hours of independent research under
the guidance of a faculty member in the Southern Miss Department
of Coastal Sciences at the lab. Former students who forged lifelong
friendships during the GCRL summer program established the scholarship
in memory of Sharp, a fellow student and later an instructor for
the program. Scholarships are also available for Mississippi residents
from groups underrepresented in the sciences. For more information,
e-mail email@example.com or call (228) 872-4223.
SCOTT AQUARIUM WORKSHOP TO GIVE
INFORMAL EDUCATORS MARINE UPDATE
University of Southern Mississippi is inviting Mississippi informal
educators to explore new marine environmental research and technology
in a March 4-5 workshop at the J.L. Scott Marine Education Center
and Aquarium here. Dr. Sharon H. Walker, administrator of the university's
Scott Aquarium, said any individual is eligible for the workshop
if his or her position involves educating or informing others about
some aspect of Mississippi's environment. Topics include meteorology,
marine aquaculture, ecological assessment, and invasive species.
Cost to participants is a $25 nonrefundable registration fee. National
and regional workshop sponsors are providing meals and lodging at
the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory in Ocean Springs. The event is
a Mississippi component of the national Centers for Ocean Science
Educational Excellence (COSEE). Walker is director of the Central
Gulf of Mexico COSEE, headquartered at the aquarium. For information,
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (228) 374-5550.
MISS GULF COAST TO OFFER FUNDRAISING MANAGEMENT, NONPROFIT WORKSHOP
-- The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast will offer
a fundraising management and nonprofit workshop series in March.
The program will be held in conjunction with the Mississippi Center
for Nonprofits. "Creating Brochures and Flyers - Intermediate
Level," a Southern Miss Gulf Coast Division of Continuing Education
course, will be offered from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., March 10, at the Gulf
Park campus in Long Beach. The cost is $60 for members of the Mississippi
Center for Nonprofits and $95 for nonmembers. "Financial and
Legal Compliance for Nonprofits" will be offered from 9 a.m.-
4 p.m., March 23, at the Gulf Park campus. The cost is $60 for members
of the Mississippi Center for Nonprofits and $95 for nonmembers.
"Fundraising Fundamentals" will be offered from 1-4 p.m.,
March 25, at the Gulf Park campus. The cost is $25 for members of
the Mississippi Center for Nonprofits and $60 for nonmembers. For
more information and to register for the fundraising management
and nonprofit workshop series or individual courses, call the Southern
Miss Gulf Coast Division of Continuing Education at (228) 867-8777.