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Released March 28, 2003

For the week of 3/24-3/28

SUMMER PROGRAM FOR ACADEMICALLY TALENTED YOUTH

HATTIESBURG --- The University of Southern Mississippi is accepting applications until April 30 for the Summer Program for Academically Talented Youth. The program, which is residential, will be held July 6-25, 2002. It is designed for students in grades seven through ten, who qualify based on SAT or ACT results. A variety of intensive, fast-paced courses will be offered such as precalculus mathematics, physics, human anatomy and physiology, marine biology, world history, creative writing, southern writers and literature, personal finance, business law, forensic science, polymer science, Spanish, political science, and psychology. Students will be housed in dormitories on the campus of The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. The total cost includes tuition, room, board, recreational activities, and limited accident insurance. For applications or additional information on the Summer Program for Academically Talented Youth, please write, The Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies, The University of Southern Mississippi, Box 8207, Hattiesburg, MS 39406-8207, e-mail at gifted.studies@usm.edu, call (601) 266-5236 or 266-5246, or visit http://www-dept.usm.edu/~gifted.

SOUTHERN MISS TO HOST ALCOHOL SCREENING DAY

HATTIESBURG -- In conjunction with National Alcohol Screening Day, The University of Southern Mississippi Student Health Service and DREAM are presenting information on alcohol and how it affects your body, the risks you may face if you drink too much, and what you can do to regain control. Come Thursday, April 10, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Weathersby Hall lawn to ask questions and talk to a health professional.

ANTHROPOLOGY SOCIETY TO HOLD SYMPOSIUM

HATTIESBURG -- The University of Southern Mississippi Anthropology Society will present its Second Annual Undergraduate Symposium 2- 9 p.m., April 11, in Room 108 of the Gonzales Auditorium in the Liberal Arts building. The symposium consists of presentations of scholarly research by undergraduate majors and minors in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology and the Department of Religion and Philosophy.

AIR FORCE BRASS QUINTET GIVES CONCERT AT SOUTHERN MISS

HATTIESBURG -- The Brass Quintet of the Band of the United States Air Force Reserve will be the guest of the Horn Studio at The University of Southern Mississippi April 11 at 7:30 p.m. in Marsh Auditorium. Their concert program includes music from Renaissance and Baroque music to jazz, popular music, marches and patriotic selections. The group also is dedicated to the performance of contemporary compositions, frequently performing such pieces as Jan Bach's "Laudes" and Eric Ewazen's "Colchester Fantasy." The quintet is a mainstay of the "Hay House in Music" chamber music series in Macon, Ga, and performs community relations concerts for audiences throughout the southeastern United States. All of the group's members - all professional Air Force musicians - are dedicated to music education, sharing their enthusiasm and expertise in lively varied programs presented to young audiences in middle Georgia. The concert is free and open to the public.

SOUTHERN MISS JAZZ COMBOS PRESENT FREE CONCERT

HATTIESBURG -- Jazz at The University of Southern Mississippi will present a free Jazz Combo concert April 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mannoni Performing Arts Center Auditorium. The program will feature three combos-the Salsa Band, Astrolab and the Bopmeisters. The Salsa Band plays music from the Afro-Cuban tradition, while Astrolab mixes funk and contemporary jazz, along with original material. Bopmeisters performs music from the Bebop and hard bop genre. For more information, call the jazz studies office at (601) 266-4047.

SOUTHERN MISS SUMMER GIFTED STUDIES PROGRAM.

HATTIESBURG -- The Summer Gifted Studies Program is open to students completing grades 4-8. The residential program enhances the cognitive, affective and psychomotor abilities of gifted students through planned enrichment/acceleration activities. Content areas are combined with process skills to enable students to explore societal and environmental connections. Courses offerings in 2003 include Mindpower, Business Leaders: Today and Tomorrow, Inventions, Money! Money! Money!, World Cultural Connections, Design Studio, and Write On! Dates: June 22-27, 2003. Application deadline: March 31. Contact: Director, The Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies, The University of Southern Mississippi, Box 8207, Hattiesburg, MS 39406-8207, e-mail at gifted.studies@usm.edu, call (601) 266-5236, or visit our Web site at http://www-dept.usm.edu/~gifted.

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