the week of June
SOUTHERN MISS HONORS STUDENTS SET TO ATTEND CONFERENCE
- Southern Miss Honors College students Alicia Lane, a junior from
Pearl, and sophomore Adam Moore of Germantown, Tenn., have been
selected to attend the National Student Leadership Forum on Faith
and Values to be held in Washington, D.C. in September. Lane, a
speech communication major, is the winner of the Tylenol National
Scholarship Award and the Outstanding Student of America Award.
She is currently serving as treasurer for the Southern Miss Student
Government Association and vice president of the Phi Eta Sigma National
Honor Society. Moore, a business administration major, is a first
sergeant in the Southern Miss Army ROTC's Scabbard and Blade. He
is also a recipient of the Superior Cadet Award and the Outstanding
Male Freshman Award.
FAIR FOR POTENTIAL HOME BUYERS SET FOR JUNE 16
- Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO), a program of the Institute
for Disability Studies (IDS) located at The University of Southern
Mississippi, will sponsor a housing application fair for potential
Jackson-area home buyers. The application fair will be held June
16 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and again from 5-7 p.m. at the Jackson
Medical Mall community room. HOYO is an award-winning "Equal
Opportunity Housing" program for people with disabilities that
focuses on creating a support system that will identify potential
home buyers, analyze their housing needs and financial capacity,
and prepare them for home ownership. Project staff will provide
qualifying guidelines and take applications on site for applicants
with disabilities seeking home ownership. If approved, applicants
may qualify for up to $15,000 in home investment partnership funds
from the city of Jackson to apply toward down payment and closing
costs. For more information, call Deborah Jefferson or Amy Cooper
at the Institute for Disability Studies' Jackson office at (601)
432-6876. IDS is Mississippi's Center for Excellence in Developmental
Disabilities Education, Research, and Service, headquartered for
25 years at Southern Miss. The institute provides university training,
community-service activities, research, and information that promotes
the independence, productivity, and community inclusion of individuals
with disabilities and their families. For more information about
IDS, visit the Institute's Web site at www.ids.usm.edu or call 1-888-671-0051
YOUNG WRITERS CAMPS SET FOR JUNE, JULY
- The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Continuing
Education and Distributed Learning will hold a series of Young Writers
Camps in June and July. The camps offer rising second-through-fifth-grade
students an opportunity to write for their own enjoyment, free from
the pressure of grades and limiting assignments. An experienced
teacher will lead the campers in a variety of individual and group
writing activities. The camps are set for June 9-20 in Hattiesburg,
June 16-27 in Laurel and July 7-18 for the second session in Hattiesburg.
For more information, call (601) 266-4186.
SLATED FOR HOME BUYERS
-- Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO), an award-winning program
of the Institute for Disability Studies (IDS) located at The University
of Southern Mississippi, will sponsor one-day home-buyer education
workshops June 21 in Jackson and June 28 in Greenville, for residents
with disabilities. The Jackson workshop will be held from 9 a.m.
until 4 p.m. at the T. L. Love Center located at 2912 Holmes Avenue,
and the Greenville workshop will be held from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the
Washington County Library at 341 Main Street. HOYO focuses on creating
a support system that identifies potential home buyers, analyzes
their housing needs and financial capacity, and prepares them for
home ownership. Applicants of the HOYO program must attend home-buyer
education to be considered for financial assistance in purchasing
a home. Call Amy Cooper at the Jackson office of Institute for Disability
Studies at (601) 432-6876, or Frankie Lee at the Hattiesburg office
at 1-888-671-0051 or (601) 266-5163 for more information or to preregister
for the free home-buyer workshop.
TO OFFER GRANT WRITING COURSE
- Improved skills in grant writing will be the focus of an upcoming
continuing education course offered at The University of Southern
Mississippi Gulf Coast. "Grant Writing," a Southern MissGC Division
of Continuing Education course, will be held from 6-9 p.m., June
10, 17 and 24 at the Jackson County Campus in Gautier. Another session
of the grant-writing course will be held at the Gulf Park Campus
in Long Beach from 6-9 p.m., August 12, 14 and 16. The course will
emphasize finding the right fit between a dream and a funding source
for both nonprofit and governmental agencies. Participants will
learn how to search for grant sources and package their visions
into forms that funding agencies recognize as fitting into their
missions. To register for the $89 course, call the Southern MissGC Division
of Continuing Education at (228) 867-8777.
TO OFFER COURSE ON MANAGING MULTIPLE PRIORITIES
- Becoming more efficient and productive in the day-to-day management
of multiple priorities is the focus of an upcoming continuing education
course offered at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast.
The course, titled "Managing Multiple Priorities," will
be offered through the Southern MissGC Division of Continuing Education. Two
separate course sessions will be held: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 18 at
the Jackson County Campus in Gautier; and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 20
at the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. This course is designed to
help participants discover how to feel organized and in control
of the work day, plan and keep a painless log in order to meet deadlines
without stress and pressure, and forecast projects to anticipate
deadlines and possible conflicts to ensure success. Topics of the
course include: "Getting More Fun out of Work" and "Motivate,
Don't Intimidate Yourself: a 30-Day Improvement Guide." The
cost of the course is $175. For more information or to register,
call the Southern MissGC Division of Continuing Education at (228) 867-8777.
TO OFFER VARIETY OF WRITING COURSES IN JUNE
- A variety of writing courses will be available for writing enthusiasts
at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast in June. The
Southern MissGC Division of Continuing Education will offer the courses, which
deal with topics ranging from self-publication to screenwriting
for movies, on three separate days near the month's end. The first
course, "A Guide to Self-Publication," will be held from
1- 4 p.m. June 27 at the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. The course
is designed to distinguish between traditional and print-on-demand
publishers and to teach participants to evaluate the feasibility
of self-publication and to promote self-published books.
A course titled
"Screenwriting for the Movies" will be held the same day
from 6-9 p.m. on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. The screenwriting
course will teach participants to create effective roles to attract
leading actors, register completed scripts with the Writer's Guild,
and structure screenplays to capture immediate attention.
cost $49 each.
a Novel that Sells" course will be held from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
June 28 on the Gulf Park campus. The course will teach participants
to distinguish between literary and popular fiction, to format professional
manuscripts to meet industry standards, and tips on overcoming writer's
block. The cost of the course is $79.
Also on June
28, the course "Short Story and Novel Feedback" will be
held from 6-9 p.m. on the Gulf Park campus. The course will prepare
participants to write an effective opening for a first novel or
short story and to accept manuscript rejection as an everyday business
occurrence. The course will also offer tips on finding professional
freelance editors. The cost of the course is $49.
On June 29,
a course titled "Creating a Novel from Scratch" will be
offered from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. on the Gulf Park campus. The course
will teach participants to create interesting and effective characters,
structure novels for maximum impact and target specific manuscripts
to specific publishers. The cost of the course is $79.
For more information
or to register for any of the courses, call the Southern MissGC Division of
Continuing Education at (228) 867-8777.