MISS'S FAIRCHILD LECTURE SERIES
WILL FOCUS ON RELIGION, VIOLENCE AND SOCIAL CHANGE
The University of Southern Mississippi's Fairchild
Lecture Series for spring 2003 kicks off Jan. 30 with the first
of three scheduled presentations focusing on religion, violence
and social change.
all free and open to the public, are sponsored by the university's
Department of Philosophy and Religion. For more information, call
(601) 266-4522 or send e-mail to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Jan. 30, Dr. Laurie Cozad, the Croft Institute for International
Studies Professor of Religion at the University of Mississippi,
will discuss, "The Imposition of the American Way: the International
Religious Freedom Act in India." Cozad is the author of the
book, Context as Weapon: The Keepers of Indian Orthodoxy Versus
the Snake in the Grass-Roots Movement, due for release later this
year. She will speak at 7 p.m. in Stout Hall A.
March 26, Dr. Charles Marsh will speak on the topic, "Imagining
a World Without Guns: Lessons in Nonviolent Peacemaking from the
Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi," starting at 7 p.m.
in Marsh auditorium. Marsh is the director of the Project on Lived
Theology at the University of Virginia. His books include, Reclaiming
Dietrich Bonhoeffer: The Promise of His Theology, and a religion
and civil rights triology, God's Long Summer: Stories of Faith
and Civil Rights.
April 2, Martin Prechtel, will present, "The Stigma of Superstition?
Or, a Living Language of Spiritual Ecology and Consciousness."
He will speak at 7 p.m. in Marsh Auditorium. Prechtel is a shamanic
healer, teacher and artist who apprenticed with a Mayan shaman
in Guatemala for many years. He is author of Secrets of the Talking
Jaguar, Long Life, Honey in the Heart and The Disobedience of
the Daughter of the Sun: Ecstasy and Time.
STENNIS-BASED OCEAN SCIENCE CLASS
TO BE OFFERED AT SOUTHERN MISS'S GULF PARK CAMPUS
SPACE CENTER Dr. Denis Wiesenburg, chair of The University
of Southern Mississippi Department of Marine Science, will teach
an undergraduate course called "Introduction to Ocean Science"
for the first time at the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.
a result, some 21 students at Gulf Park will have an opportunity
to expand their knowledge of the ocean that surrounds them beyond
the Gulf of Mexico during the spring semester. The course will enhance
a marine biology program already established at the university's
Gulf Coast campuses.
have the opportunity to not only to meet their science lab requirement
through this course, but also can learn about 71 percent of the
earth's surface," said Wiesenburg. "We have been waiting
years for the chance to teach this freshman-level course on the
division of the College of Marine Sciences, the Department of Marine
Science is strategically located at Stennis Space Center in Hancock
County. Approximately 45 graduate students attend classes at the
NASA installation, which is home to more oceanographers than any
other single location in the world.
COMMONS MANAGER NAMED REGIONAL PRESIDENT
Wes Barrett, manager of University Commons for The University
of Southern Mississippi, has been named president of the Region
III chapter of the National Association of College and University
Food Services (NACUFS).
formerly vice president of Region III, assumed the presidency during
a mid-January meeting in East Lansing, Mich., following the resignation
of Shawn LaPean of Vanderbilt University. Barrett also was named
to the association's board of directors.
regional president, Barrett will lead a 10-state chapter comprised
of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina,
South Carolina, Tennessee, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. NACUFS
is a trade association for campus dining departments at institutions
of higher learning in the United States, Canada and abroad.
COURSE TO FOCUS ON HABITS OF SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE
BEACH Learning how to approach job, relationships, problems
and opportunities more effectively will be the focus of a three-day
course this spring at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf
7 Habits of Highly Effective People," a Southern MissGC Division
of Continuing Education course based on a best-selling book, will
be offered from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 1-3 at the university's Gulf
Park campus in Long Beach.
course will acquaint participants with principles explained in the
book by Dr. Stephen R. Covey. The $1,495 course fee will include
a Franklin Planner System and a Seven Habits 360 Profile that all
participants will receive.
registration deadline is Feb. 14. For more information or to register,
call the Southern MissGC Division of Continuing Education at (228)
INFORMATION MEETING SET FOR MICROSOFT TRAINING
An informational meeting will be held Jan. 28 for persons
interested in receiving Microsoft certification training through
a course to be offered by The University of Southern Mississippi.
meeting will be held from 7-8 p.m. in McLemore Hall, Room 205, on
the Hattiesburg campus, and is free and open to the public. For
more information, call (228) 575-9925 or the toll-free number 1-866-Southern
Miss's Department of Continuing Education and Distributed Learning
will offer various Microsoft and CompTIA certifications including
Network +, Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator and Microsoft
Certified Systems Engineer. The course will meet from 6-10 p.m.
Wednesdays and Thursdays on the Hattiesburg campus.
EDUCATION CLASSES START MAY 27
Drivers education classes will be offered at The University
of Southern Mississippi next summer through the university's School
of Human Performance and Recreation.
classes will be offered mornings or afternoons from May 27 through
June 13. In order to attend classes, students must be at least 14
years of age and entering the ninth grade of school in the coming
who successfully complete the classes will earn one-half credit
toward their high school graduation. The cost is $175, payable in
advance. For more information, call Cheryl Burnette, administrative
secretary, at (601) 266-6325.
RETIREMENT PLANNING SESSION SLATED ON COAST
BEACH Individuals needing financial planning assistance
for retirement can get help next month at The University of Southern
Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Strategies for Successful Retirement, a Southern MissGC Division
of Continuing Education Course, will be offered from 6:30-9 p.m.
Feb. 6, 13, 20 and 27 at the university's Gulf Park campus in Long
Beach and at the Jackson County Center in Gautier.
course will equip the participant with the facts needed to prepare
for a financially secure retirement. Participants will learning
how to maximize their income and get mroe from their investments.
They'll also learning how to protect hard-earned money from inflation,
income taxes and erosion due to possible long-term health-care needs.
course, which costs $69, presents a conservative approach to wise
money management and identifies issues facing retirees. For more
information, call the Southern MissGC Division of Continuing Education
at (228) 867-8777.
CAMPUS MINISTRY PRESENTS "LOVE AND RELATIONSHIPS"
The Glory Phi God Campus Ministry will present a segment
on "Love and Relationships" Feb. 13 at The University
of Southern Mississippi.
university group, led by campus minister Jacquelyn McDougle, will
present the program starting at 7 p.m. in R.C. Cook Union's Hall
of Honors. For more information, contact McDougle at (601) 544-3394
speakers for the program will be Dr. And Mrs. Orlando R. Burt of
Word of Faith Christian Center. They will discuss various issues
many college students face with regard to love and relationships,
and some myths related to those topics.