TO BE HELD FOR DECEASED SOUTHERN MISS STUDENTS
- The Southern Miss Student Government Association will hold
a memorial service on Wednesday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. at the flag pole
at the front of the Southern Miss campus for all students who have
passed away during the fall 2003 semester. For more information,
contact Southern Miss Student Activities at (601) 266-4403.
MISS TO HOST HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA FESTIVAL
- The Southern Miss campus in Hattiesburg will be the site of
the annual High School Drama Festival Dec. 5 from 8:45 a.m. to 7
p.m. and Dec. 6 from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Mannoni Performing
Arts Center. For more information, contact Debroah Boss at the Southern
Miss Center for International and Continuing Education at (601)
266-6984 or visit the center's Web site at www.usm.edu/cice/ce/youth/dramafest/index.html.
FISHERIES AWARDS SOUTHERN MISS
$2.6 MILLION TO CONTINUE SNAPPER RESEARCH
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries
has awarded $2.6 million to The University of Southern Mississippi
to continue red snapper stock enhancement research through a consortium
of institutions. The NOAA Fisheries grant will support research
and development activities of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico Marine Stock
Enhancement Program headquartered at the Southern Miss Gulf Coast
Research Laboratory here. A $1,094,400 share of the grant will fund
GCRL red snapper research. Red snapper is the experimental species
in the program's development of technology and procedures for using
hatchery-raised fish to supplement depleted stocks of marine fish.
Consortium coordinator is Dr. William E. Hawkins, professor in the
Department of Coastal Sciences. Leading the research at the lab
are Hawkins and Drs. Jeffrey M. Lotz and Robin Overstreet, professors
of coastal sciences. The grant is also supporting stock enhancement
research at other consortium member campuses: the Oceanic Institute,
Waimanalo, Hawaii, Mote Marine Laboratory, Sarasota, Fla., and Jackson
BIRDS, LIGHTHOUSES FEATURED IN
NEW ART EXHIBIT AT SCOTT AQUARIUM
Coastal birds and lighthouses are the focus of a new show by
coast artist Geri Dendis at The University of Southern Mississippi
Scott Aquarium now through January. Dendis, a Pass Christian resident,
works mainly in oils, acrylics and watercolors. Her style, termed
"representational expressionism," can be seen in her recent
"Ghosts of the Coast" series on historical lighthouses.
She exhibits in group and individual shows and is a member of the
Gulf Coast, Ocean Springs, Pass Christian and Biloxi art associations.
The J.L. Scott Marine Education Center and Aquarium is open 9 a.m.-4
p.m. Monday through Saturday. Admission is charged.
AQUARIUM OPEN HOUSE SET FOR DEC. 6
A full schedule of live entertainment and Christmas crafts with
a marine theme are on the agenda at the free holiday open house
at The University of Southern Mississippi's Scott Aquarium from
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6. The annual event is the Scott
Aquarium's gift to the community. Refreshments and visits with Santa
and live coastal animals are also scheduled. Members of the Great
Scott! membership program are invited to call (228) 374-5550 by
Dec. 2 to make reservations for a free members-only brunch from
10 a.m.-noon during the open house. The J.L. Scott Marine Education
Center and Aquarium is the public education and outreach operation
of the Southern Miss Gulf Coast Research Laboratory.