the week of 3/3 - 3/7
MISS SUMMER GIFTED STUDIES PROGRAM
The University of Southern Mississippi is accepting
applications for its Summer Gifted Studies Program until March
31. The program, which is residential, will be held June 22-27
and is for students grades 4-8 who have scored 120 or above
on an individually administered intelligence test, or who
have scored at or above the 90th percentile on an achievement
test. The program is designed to enhance cognitive, affective
and psychomotor abilities of gifted students through planned
enrichment and acceleration activities. Emphasis is placed
on individual participation in areas that provide in-depth
analysis of specific topics of interest. This summer's courses
include Mindpower, Business Leaders: Today and Tomorrow, Inventions,
Money! Money! Money!, World Cultural Connections, Design Studio
and Write On! Participants also may take part in leisure and
cultural activities with other gifted youth. For more information,
contact the Summer Gifted Studies Program at (601) 266-5236.
IDS TO SPONSOR FIRST STATEWIDE
EARLY INTERVENTION CONFERENCE
The Institute for Disability Studies at The University
of Southern Mississippi will co-sponsor the first Mississippi
Early Intervention Conference March 19-20 at the Hattiesburg
Lake Terrace Convention Center. Titled "Innovation and
Best Practice for Tomorrow," the conference will provide
networking opportunities for professionals, parents and students.
Two-day registration for the conference is $125 for professionals.
Parents and students interested in attending the conference
have special low-cost fees of $50. Scholarships are available
for credentialed child care directors through funding from
the Office for Children and Youth of the Department of Human
Services. The scholarships are designed to improve the skills
of workers at centers that provide services to children with
disabilities. One-day registration is also available. For
more information about the conference or to register, call
Becky McPhail at 1-888-671-0051.
BUSINESS COURSES SET AT Southern MissGC
BEACH Anyone who is thinking about starting their
own business will be able to get help with a variety of courses
offered in April by The University of Southern Mississippi
Small Business Development Center. The courses are offered
at various locations along the Gulf Coast. Course offerings
include: Be Your Own Boss (April 8 from 1-3:30 p.m.), Basics
of Exporting (April 10 from 9 a.m.-noon) and Introduction
to QuickBooks (April 22 1-4 p.m.). For information on fees
and registration, contact the Southern Miss Small Business
Development Center at (228) 865-4578.
HONOR SOCIETY TO CELEBRATE ANNIVERSARY
- University of Southern Mississippi nursing students will
celebrate the 25th anniversary of the founding of the local
chapter of an international nursing honor society with a special
Nursing Research Day March 21. Members of the Gamma Lambda
Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for
Nurses will host Nursing Research Day from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at
the Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg. Dr. Camille
Claibourne of Lafayette, La., will be the keynote speaker
as part of the Cadenhead-Fletcher Lecture Series. The lecture
series was named in honor of the former dean of the Southern Miss College
of Nursing, Dr. Gerry Cadenhead. Nurses who are interested
in attending the conference may contact the chairperson of
the research day, Dr. Debra Copeland, at (288) 867-8794.
GULF COAST RECRUITMENT NIGHT SET MARCH 20
BEACH The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf
Coast has set its high school recruitment visits for March.
A Southern MissGC recruiter will be at Pascagoula High School from 11
a.m.-2 p.m. March 19; Moss Point High School from 10 a.m.-2
p.m. March 20; Vancleave High School from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March
24; Ocean Springs High School from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. March 26;
St. Martin High School in St. Martin from 8 a.m.-10 a.m. March
27; St. Stanislaus High School in Bay St. Louis from 11 a.m.-1
p.m. March 28; and Christian Collegiate Academy in Gulfport
from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. March 31. For more information, call the
Southern Miss Gulf Coast Office of Marketing and Recruitment
at (228) 865-4599.
HONOR SOCIETY TO HOLD INDUCTION CEREMONY
Sigma Pi Sigma, a national physics honor society,
will hold its first induction ceremony at The University of
Southern Mississippi Thursday, March 27. The ceremony begins
at 1:15 p.m. in the Bobby Chain Technology Building, Room
102. Sigma Pi Sigma is national in scope with chapters located
at colleges and universities across the country. The chapters
receive into membership undergraduate and graduate students,
faculty members and a few others in closely related fields.
Undergraduates must be in the upper one-third of their class
in general scholarship in order to be eligible candidates.
For more information, call Dr. Joe Whitehead at (601) 266-6069.