For the week of March 17-21
INTERNATIONAL FOOD FAIR AT SOUTHERN MISS
International students at The University of Southern
Mississippi will showcase their native countries during the
International Food Fair April 10 at the Baptist Student Union
from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. The Baptist Student Union is 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.
MEETING SET FOR MICROSOFT TRAINING
An informational meeting will be held April 8 for people
interested in receiving Microsoft certification training through
a course to be offered by Southern Miss. The meeting will
be held from 7-8 p.m. in McLemore Hall, Room 213, on the Hattiesburg
campus. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more
information, call (228) 575-9925, or toll-free at 1-866-Southern Miss-MCSE.
The Southern Miss Department of Continuing Education and Distributed
Learning will offer preparations for various Microsoft and
Comp TIA certifications including Network +, Microsoft
Certified Systems Adminstrator and Microsoft Certified Systems
BULGARIAN DUO TO PERFORM IN PASS CHRISTIAN
The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Ambassador
Series has set its performance of "The Velvet Duo"
for March 28. The violin and piano combination starts at 7
p.m. at St. Paul's Catholic Church on 140 East Beach Blvd.,
Pass Christian. Featuring violinist Daniel Tringov and pianist
Dancho Yordanov from Sofia, Bulgaria, the recital is free
and open to the public. The romantic program will consist
of virtuoso pieces for both the violin and piano, some of
which were arranged by the performers. The program features
14 works. Some of these are the well-known: Ave Maria by J.
S. Bach, the famous "Meditation" from Thais by Jules
Massenet, Zigeunerweisen by Pablo Sarasate, Vocalise by Sergei
Rachmaninov, two of Tringov's own arrangements of Brahms'
Hungarian Dance No. 5 and Summertime by George Gershwin. This
event is part of the Southern MissGC Ambassador Series. The Ambassador
Series started last October with three musical events. It
will feature six this spring.
more information, call (228) 865-4573.
PERCUSSION CARNIVAL TO PERFORM AT Southern MissGC
A musical carnival will bring the energy and rhythms
of Brazil to The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast
March 31. "Brazilian Percussion Carnival," featuring
the Southern Miss Percussion Ensemble with guest performer/composer,
Ney Rosaura, will start at 7 p.m. in the Advanced Education
Center Auditorium at the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. It
is free and open to the public. The ensembles performing include
the Southern Miss Percussion Ensemble, the Samba Band and the Steel
Band. Tickets $10 for general admission and $5 for
students with valid school identification are available
at the door only. The Ambassador Series started last October
with three musical events, and features six more events this
spring. For more information, call the Southern Miss Percussion
Studio at (601) 266-4993 or e-mail Wooton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SEMINAR EXPLORES WILD-VERSUS-FARMED MARINE FISHERIES
A panel of fisheries and aquaculture researchers will
explore issues of wild-versus-farmed marine fisheries in a
seminar at The University of Southern Mississippi's Gulf Coast
Research Laboratory at 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. Wednesday. The seminar
will be held in Room 103 of the Caylor Building at the laboratory.
Call Dale Fremin, (228) 872-4256 to register. The $5 registration
includes a light lunch. Wednesday sessions on the health of
Gulf of Mexico estuaries and fisheries are scheduled through
the end of April as part of a Southern Miss graduate course
offered by the Department of Coastal Sciences and the university's
Center for Fisheries Research and Development, both headquartered
at the GCRL.
MISS MUSICIANS TO CELEBRATE SEA AT SCOTT AQUARIUM
Music, poetry and visual images will combine to celebrate
the science of the seven seas at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 8,
at The University of Southern Mississippi's Scott Aquarium.
The multimedia program "Seascapes" will feature
performers from the university's School of Music in combinations
of string quartets, oboe and piano, some vocal music and a
saxophone duo. Original video of the Gulf of Mexico, recorded
by the university's broadcast services, will accompany the
performance. The hour-long program will also feature Dr. Angela
Ball, professor of English, reading sea-related poetry. A
reception will follow. Dr. Jay Dean, director of the Southern
Miss Orchestra, said the event grew from an idea presented
by Dr. Jay Grimes, Southern Miss provost, for immersing an
audience in a sound-and-sight celebration of the oceans. Grimes
is the former dean of the university's College of Marine Sciences,
which includes the Scott Aquarium."Seascapes" is
the fifth in the 2003 Gulf Coast Ambassador Series, which
provides musical events through a collaboration between Southern Miss
Gulf Coast and the Southern Miss School of Music.
BACK THE NIGHT' SET FOR MARCH 27 AT SOUTHERN MISS
A "Take Back The Night" gathering at Southern Miss
March 27 at 6:30 p.m. in front of the Aubrey Lucas Administration
Building is part of the school's celebration of Women's History
Month. Take Back the Night gatherings are annual events in
many communities and on college campuses across the United
States. Established in 1973, Take Back the Night rallies and
marches were designed to enhance awareness about violence
against women, to educate community members about violence
prevention, and to establish a sense of hope that violence
against women can be eradicated in all communities. The Take
Back the Night event at Southern Miss will include a rally
with speakers, followed by a brief march to enhance solidarity.
For more information, contact Lisa Langstraat at (601) 266-4330.
SPOTLIGHTS HISTORICAL MUSIC, INSTRUMENTS
Southern Arts Pro Musica, a University of Southern
Mississippi performance program devoted to early music and
historical instruments, will present its spring concert April
6 in Marsh Auditorium under the direction of Dr. Dana Ragsdale,
professor of music in the School of Music. Program highlights
include two sonatas by Daniel Speer, performed on Baroque
trumpet and cornetto; a duo recorder performance of Renaissance
and Baroque works; and vocal performances of several short,
unaccompanied pieces from the Middle Ages, as well as two
arias from J. S. Bach's "Wedding Contata." The 2:30
p.m. concert is free and open to the public. For more information,
call Ragsdale at (601) 266-6481.
MATINEE COLLECTS DONATIONS FOR FAMILY SHELTER
The Southern Miss Department of Theatre and Dance added
a matinee performance of its production of Donald Margulies'
Pulitzer Prize-winning drama "Dinner with Friends"
March 29 to support a good cause. At that performance at 2
p.m., the department will collect canned goods from patrons,
who in turn will receive a $1 discount on tickets bought that
day at the Theatre and Dance building box office. The food
will be given to the Domestic Abuse Family Shelter in Hattiesburg,
a full-service emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence.
The agency also provides counseling for victims and abusers,
crisis counseling, referrals, and educational groups for shelter
and nonresidential children. Matinees March 29-30 start at
2 p.m., and evening shows March 27-29 begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets
are $10 for adults, $8 for Southern Miss faculty and staff and senior
citizens, and $6 for students. For tickets, call the Southern
Miss Ticket Office at (601) 266-5418 or 800-844-8425. Order
online at www.tickets.usm.edu. Subject matter and language
may not be suitable for all audiences.
MISS TO HOST CULINARY AND VISUAL ARTS SHOWCASE
The University of Southern Mississippi Department of
Hospitality Management will present "Mississippi Masters:
A Culinary and Visual Arts Showcase" April 15 from 7-9
p.m. at the Hattiesburg Lake Terrace Convention Center, which
is co-hosting the event. The event will serve as a fund-raiser
for scholarships for the department, and will feature Hattiesburg
chef Robert St. John, author of "A Southern Palate,"
who will demonstrate his cooking skills by preparing four
recipes from his book. The event will also feature artist
Wyatt Waters, who will paint an original watercolor interpretation
of St. John's work. A silent auction will include a variety
of prizes. Tickets are $30. Attendance is limited to 50 people.
For more information, contact Dr. Catherine Price at (601)