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Released March 7, 2003

For the week of 3/3 - 3/7

SOUTHERN MISS SUMMER GIFTED STUDIES PROGRAM
ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

HATTIESBURG – 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.

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IDS TO SPONSOR FIRST STATEWIDE
EARLY INTERVENTION CONFERENCE

HATTIESBURG – 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.

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SMALL BUSINESS COURSES SET AT Southern MissGC

LONG 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.

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NURSING HONOR SOCIETY TO CELEBRATE ANNIVERSARY

HATTIESBURG - 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.

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GULF COAST RECRUITMENT NIGHT SET MARCH 20

LONG 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.

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PHYSICS HONOR SOCIETY TO HOLD INDUCTION CEREMONY

HATTIESBURG – 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.

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