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Released March 4, 2003

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MARCH 12, 2004

SOUTHERN MISS GULF COAST TO
PRESENT "WHERE'S THE FUN IN DYSFUNCTION?"

LONG BEACH - The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast's Psychology Student Association and Psi Chi will present an improvisational theater production titled, "Where's the Fun in Dysfunction?" March 27. The event will start at 7:30 p.m. in the Advanced Education Center Auditorium at the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. The cost per ticket is $15. The production is a collection of scenes from true and predictable conversations in a counselor's office. The human stories include funny, sad and surprising material that aim to be entertaining and informative. Students and community members will perform such themes as the challenges of marriage, how children cope with an anxious parent returning to school and graduate student escapades. For more information and to purchase tickets, call Dr. Darlys Alford at (228) 214-3249.

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SOUTHERN MISS GULF COAST AMBASSADOR SERIES
TO HOLD TWO PERFORMANCES IN APRIL

LONG BEACH -The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Ambassador Series will present Jazz Reach featuring the Metta Quintet, April 2 and "Accordion Pyrotechniques" on April 3. Both performances are free and open to the public. The Metta Quintet performance, which is part of the Jazz Reach Performing Arts and Education Association, will be start at 7 p.m. and be held in the Advanced Education Center Auditorium at the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. Comprised of some of New York City's fastest emerging artists, the Metta Quintet reflects Jazz Reach's wide range of artistic scope and aspirations to serve wider, more diverse audiences. "Accordion Pyrotechniques," which features Stas' Venglevski, will start at 7 p.m. and be held in the Knights of Columbus Hall in Hancock County. Venglevski will perform on an accordion, one of the most beloved folk instruments in Russia. His keyboard artistry, technical command and sensitivity have brought him increasing acclaim as a virtuoso of the accordion. Performing with him will be pianist Theresa Sanchez. Sanchez enjoys a varied performing career as a soloist and collaborative musician. For more information on the upcoming Southern Miss Ambassador Series concerts, call Joanne Edwards at (228) 863-9879.

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SOUTHERN MISS GULF COAST
TO HOST POETRY READINGS

LONG BEACH - Five English faculty members of The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast will give their own poetry readings on April 22. The event is free and open to the public, and will be held from 7-9 p.m. in the Advanced Education Center Auditorium at the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. The poetry readers include Dr. Kay Harris, assistant professor; Dr. Diane Stevenson, assistant professor; Dr. Will Watson, assistant professor; Dr. Elaine White, assistant professor and Lenny Emmanuel, adjunct instructor. For more information, contact Stevenson at (228) 867-8791.

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SOUTHERN MISS GULF COAST TO HOST
POLITICAL CONFERENCE APRIL 2, 3

LONG BEACH - The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast will host a political conference, "The Past, Present and Future of Political Violence and Pacifism" April 2 and 3. The conference, which will feature scholars from across the nation, will be held from 8:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m. each day, at the Gulf Park Conference Center on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. Scholars such as Alice Ristroph of Harvard University; Christopher Verson of Florida State University; Edmund Byrne of Indiana University; and Girma Negash of the University of South Carolina, among others, will be featured speakers. For more information on this conference, contact Dr. Allan Eickelmann at (228) 867-2613.

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SOUTHERN MISS GULF COAST TO HOST
"PERSPECTIVES ON THE PASSION"

LONG BEACH - The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast will host a symposium, "Perspectives on The Passion," which will be a discussion about the recent film The Passion of the Christ, directed by Mel Gibson. The symposium will start at 7 p.m., April 6, in the Advanced Education Center Auditorium at the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. Featured in the discussion will be Dr. Mark Clark of the Southern Miss Department of Foreign Language and Literature; Dr. Allan Eickelmann of the Department of Philosophy and Religion at Southern Miss Gulf Coast; Rev. Julian Gordy, pastor of Christus Victor Lutheran Church in Ocean Springs; and Dr. Phyllis Jestice of the Department of History at Southern Miss. For more information on this symposium, contact Eickelmann at (228) 867-2613.

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