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Released March 21, 2003

For the week of March 17-21

2003 INTERNATIONAL FOOD FAIR AT SOUTHERN MISS

HATTIESBURG – 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.

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INFORMATION MEETING SET FOR MICROSOFT TRAINING

HATTIESBURG – 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 Engineer.

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VIRTUOSO BULGARIAN DUO TO PERFORM IN PASS CHRISTIAN

LONG BEACH – 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.
For more information, call (228) 865-4573.

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BRAZILIAN PERCUSSION CARNIVAL TO PERFORM AT Southern MissGC

LONG BEACH – 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 john.wooton@usm.edu.

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GCRL SEMINAR EXPLORES WILD-VERSUS-FARMED MARINE FISHERIES

OCEAN SPRINGS – 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.

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SOUTHERN MISS MUSICIANS TO CELEBRATE SEA AT SCOTT AQUARIUM

BILOXI – 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.

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‘TAKE BACK THE NIGHT' SET FOR MARCH 27 AT SOUTHERN MISS

HATTIESBURG – 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.

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CONCERT SPOTLIGHTS HISTORICAL MUSIC, INSTRUMENTS

HATTIESBURG – 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.

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THEATER MATINEE COLLECTS DONATIONS FOR FAMILY SHELTER

HATTIESBURG – 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.

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SOUTHERN MISS TO HOST CULINARY AND VISUAL ARTS SHOWCASE

HATTIESBURG – 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) 266-6762.

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