For the week of March 10-14
MISS GUITARIST TAKES FIRST PRIZE IN
- Kelly Roth, a Bay St. Louis native and student at The University
of Southern Mississippi, took first-prize honors and an award
of $600 at the National Federation of Music Clubs Competition
March 1 in Jackson. A guitar student of Professor John DeChiaro
in the School of Music, Roth competed against other guitarists
and string players from across the state. Roth has won many
honors during his four years at Southern Miss and has been
a recipient of the Elmo and Mary Glenn Harrison Guitar Scholarship
at Southern Miss for the past four years. He is the son of
Myra and Earl Roth of Bay St. Louis.
2003 INTERNATIONAL FOOD FAIR AT SOUTHERN MISS
Foreign students at The University of Southern Mississippi
will showcase their native countries during an International
Food Fair April 10 at the Baptist Student Union from 11:30
a.m. - 1:30 p.m.. The Baptist Student Union is located at
214 North 31st Ave. on the Southern Miss campus. The fair
provides visitors an opportunity to sample cuisine from around
the world prepared by the school's international students.
Admission is $2. For more information, call Barbara Whitt
Jackson at (601) 266-4841.
NOMINATES CENTER FOR RECOGNITION
-- The Mississippi Center for Community and Civic Engagement
at Southern Miss has been nominated by Gov. Ronnie Musgrove
as an "exemplary leadership development and civic engagement
program" that will be recognized at the Southern Growth
Policies Board's annual conference in Biloxi June 1-3 as part
of the group's Innovators program. The CCCE will be featured
along with approximately 30 other best practices in leadership
development and civic engagement throughout the South. The
conference program may be accessed at www.southern.org/conf.asp
or the CCCE's Web site at www.ccce.usm.edu.
SOUTHERN MISS SEMINAR AT GCRL
FOCUSES ON THREATENED FISH SPECIES
SPRINGS A threatened fish species with a prehistoric
pedigree will be the focus of a seminar at The University
of Southern Mississippi's Gulf Coast Research Laboratory March
19. Dr. Stephen T. Ross, Southern Miss professor of biological
sciences, will discuss the plight of sturgeon from 10 a.m.-
1 p.m. Ross's research on gulf sturgeon is part of his study
of basic ecological research and the practical issues of maintaining
biodiversity. The seminar will be held in Room 103 of the
Caylor Building. To register for the seminar, call Dale Fremin,
(228) 872-4256. The $5 registration includes a light lunch.
AQUARIUM HOSTS SUMMER "WATER SAFARI"
-- Campers ages 5-16 will be exploring the exotic and unusual
in local waters on "Water Safari," the 2003 edition
of Project Marine Discovery Sea Camp at the J.L. Scott Marine
Education Center and Aquarium in Biloxi this summer. The marine
science day camp will unveil two major new activities on "exotics
large and small" and will offer a new take on
such old favorites as field trips, computer lab, art and music.
Also on the agenda is an "Exotic Friday Fun Day"
of food, games and celebration of the week. The five-day sessions
are repeated each week of June 2 through Aug. 1 with the exception
of July 21-25. Sessions for 5-year-old campers run from 8
a.m. to 11 a.m. Hours for all other ages are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Costs per week are age 5, $65; ages 6-7, $115; ages 8-14,
$130; ages 15-16, $145. For information or to register, call
(228) 374-5550 or visit www.aquarium.usm.edu. The Scott Aquarium
is part of the University's Gulf Coast Research Laboratory,
the Ocean Springs headquarters for the Southern Miss College
of Marine Sciences.
SECURITY SEMINAR SET FOR MARCH 25
-- The University of Southern Mississippi will sponsor a Security
Awareness Day Brown-Bag Luncheon March 25 to share information
on information security best practices with the university
community. The session will feature FBI Special Agent Chris
Michaelsen, who will share with us his day-to-day experience
handling terrorism with devastating consequences suffered
by individuals and corporations. Michaelsen then will join
a panel of experts comprised of Assistant Attorney General
Jean Vaughan, an expert on cyber crime; Dr. Steve Mallory,
chair of the Southern Miss Criminal Justice Department; and
Isaac Johnston, Southern Miss security administrator, for
a question-and-answer session that is open to the public.
Administrators, information technology officers, and security
administrators are invited to share their experiences and
security tips during the session. The luncheon will be held
from 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. in Joseph Greene Hall, Room 115.
After the program, the OTR technical team will be on hand
to distribute information security tips.
ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY STUDENTS
COMPETE IN SAN DIEGO
Six construction engineering technology students from
The University of Southern Mississippi were to take part in
the 2003 Associated Building Contractors Student Chapters
Construction Management Competition March 14 in San Diego,
Calif. The event is an opportunity for student chapter members
to demonstrate knowledge, skill and aptitude in solving construction
problems involving actual field challenges. Students faced
challenges in project management, estimating and safety. Students
attending included Casey Rogers of Petal, Scott Baragona of
Booneville, Caine Dearman of Petal, George Zorn of Ocean Springs,
Brandon Allen of Meridian and Matthew Pace of Hattiesburg.
Desmond Fletcher, coordinator of the Construction and Architectural
Engineering Technology program at Southern Miss, accompanied
the students at the competition.