the week of November 7, 2003
NAMED COASTAL SCIENCES CHAIR
SPRINGS - Dr. Jeffrey M. Lotz, 54, has been appointed chair
of The University of Southern Mississippi's Department of Coastal
Sciences, headquartered at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory here.
Dr. Rex Gandy, dean of science and technology, announced Lotz's
appointment. A veteran researcher and professor of coastal sciences,
Lotz joined the ranks of GCRL senior scientists in 1987 and has
been a member of the coastal sciences faculty since its organization
in 1998. The Eau Claire, Wis., native received his doctorate in
zoology from Louisiana State University in 1979 and his bachelor's
from the University of Minnesota in 1972. His research focuses on
the ecology of parasites and pathogens of marine organisms, marine
aquaculture and marine stock enhancement. Lotz and wife Kristin
are the parents of two children and reside in Ocean Springs.
MISS STUDENTS WITH HABITAT FOR HUMANITY, AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
TO HOLD BENEFIT CONCERT
- The Habitat for Humanity and Amnesty International student groups
at The University of Southern Mississippi will be having a benefit
concert Nov. 14, 2003, at The Thirsty Hippo in downtown Hattiesburg.
The two student groups have teamed up to raise money for a new Habitat
house in the spring of 2004. The benefit concert, titled "Building
Freedom," is the first time the two student groups have collaborated
in an event of such magnitude. Three bands, including Astrolab,
Thomas Jackson and Buffalo Nickel, have agreed to play at the Building
Freedom Concert free of charge. The groups are asking for a minimum
$5 donation at the door, which will go toward the new Habitat house
in the spring. In addition to the concert, the groups will be raffling
off T-shirts, CDs and other door prizes throughout the evening.
The groups will sell tickets for the raffles for $1 each or $10
for an arm-length of tickets. The money raised through ticket sales
will also go toward the new Habitat house in spring 2004. For more
information, call one of the following: Greg Gemeinhardt, Habitat
for Humanity, (601) 266-5443; Dr. Brian O'Neil, Habitat for Humanity,
(601) 266-6494; Hunter Ruffin, Amnesty International, (601) 913-3356
or Dr. Dan Capper, Amnesty International (601) 266-4522.
ENSEMBLE AND HORN CHOIR TEAM UP FOR CONCERT
- The Trumpet Ensemble and Horn Choir at The University of Southern
Mississippi will team up Nov. 17 at 6 p.m. in the Mannoni Performing
Arts Center auditorium for a fall concert. The Trumpet Ensemble,
directed by Dr. Joel Treybig, consists of undergraduate and graduate
students in the Southern Miss trumpet studio. The ensemble's portion
of the program will feature a variety of music, including a Renaissance
"Canzona," a beautiful turn-of-the-century nocturne by
George Enesco, and LoPresti's exciting "Suite for Five Trumpets."
Doctoral candidate Wayne Linehan will be featured as soloist in
an arrangement of Telemann's 2nd Concerto. The ensemble will close
with Leroy Anderson's "Bugler's Holiday," a favorite of
performers and audiences alike. The Horn Choir, featuring students
in the studio of new faculty member Ken Ortlepp, will present its
program under the direction of Barbi Van Horn. The program includes
Samuel Scheidt's Cantos IV; Englebert Humperdinck's Hansel und Gretel,
Prelude-Choral for eight horns; and Kerry Turner's Farewell to Red
Castle, Theme and Variations. The concert is free and open to the
DOMINIGO TICKETS NOW ON SALE TO PUBLIC
- Individual tickets are now available for the "One Voice.
One Orchestra. One Night Only." concert featuring legendary
tenor Placido Domingo April 2, 2005, at the Mississippi Gulf Coast
Coliseum. Domingo will share the stage with The University of Southern
Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Jay Dean,
musical director. The concert is presented by event partners Beau
Rivage Resort & Casino and The University of Southern Mississippi.
For ticket information, call the Southern Miss Ticket Office at
(601) 266-5418 or 1-800-844-8425 or order online at
MISS CONCERT DEVOTED TO
HISTORICAL MUSIC AND INSTRUMENTS
- Southern Arts Pro Musica, a performance program devoted to
early music and historical instruments at The University of Southern
Mississippi, will present its fall concert Nov. 16 in Marsh Auditorium
under the direction of Dr. Dana Ragsdale, professor of music in
the Southern Miss School of Music. The 2:30 p.m. concert is free
and open to the public. For more information, call Ragsdale at (601)
SOLOIST PERFORMS 'SONATA FOR TRUMPET AND STRINGS'
- The University of Southern Mississippi graduate student Jake Walburn
performed the Mississippi premier of "Sonata for Trumpet and
Strings" by Robert J. Bradshaw Nov. 3. at Marsh Auditorium.
More than 50 accomplished trumpet soloists across the United States,
Britain and South America are performing the piece throughout November,
with the World Premier to be held Nov. 16 in Menomonie, Wis., by
the Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra. Walburn, a graduate student from
Medina, Ohio, is the student of Dr. Joel Treybig, professor of trumpet.
GIFTED STUDIES PROGRAM DEADLINE EXTENDED
- The Saturday Gifted Studies Program will be conducted Jan.
17-Feb. 28, 2004, at The University of Southern Mississippi. The
application deadline has been extended. The program is sponsored
by Purple Parrot Café and Crescent City Grill. The program
is designed to enhance cognitive and affective abilities of gifted
students through planned enrichment/acceleration programming. The
courses are scheduled for 9 a.m.-noon on each of these Saturdays.
Intellectually gifted children or students scoring in the 90th percentile
or above at the national level on either the Total Reading, Total
Math, Total Language or Total Battery in kindergarten through 12th
grade or academically gifted students in grades nine through 12
may apply. The application deadline has been extended. The program
cost is $140, which includes tuition, instructional activities,
supplies, materials, and limited accident insurance. Applications
may be obtained through local school personnel or by contacting
The Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies at Southern Miss,
Box 8207, Hattiesburg, MS 39406, telephone (601) 266-5236 or (601)
266-5246, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org,
or by visiting the Web site at http://www.usm.edu/gifted.
BUSINESS WORKSHOPS SET AT SOUTHERN MISS GULF COAST
- The University of Southern Mississippi will host four workshops
during the months of November and December. The workshop "Adobe
Software and Digital Cameras for Small Business," will be offered
from 9 a.m.-noon, Nov. 8, at the Southern Miss Small Business Development
Center Computer Resource Center, at the Gulf Park campus in Long
Beach. The workshop is designed to provide hands on experience for
beginners who are interested in learning how to download pictures
from a digital camera into Adobe software. If you have a camera,
bring it with you to this workshop. The early bird fee for this
workshop is $89 if you register before Oct. 31. Regular fee is $99
after Oct. 31. The workshop "Be Your Own Boss," will be
offered from 9:30 a.m.-noon, Nov. 13, at the Hancock County Chamber
of Commerce, 412 Highway 90, Bay St. Louis. The workshop will provide
general information on how to start a small business, such as licensing,
zoning, business planning and financing. An Internal Revenue Service
representative will cover tax information. Instructors for the workshop
will be Jill Scafide, from the Southern Miss Small Business Development
Center, and Diane Wopat, from the Internal Revenue Service. The
fee for this workshop is $20 per person in advance. The workshop,
"Creating a Web Page for Your Small Business," will be
offered from 9 a.m.-noon, Nov. 15, at the Southern Miss Gulf Coast
Small Business Development Center Computer Resource Center, at the
Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. The workshop is designed to provide
hands on experience creating a Web page for your small business
using Dream Weaver software. The early bird fee for this workshop
is $89 if you register before Nov. 7. Regular fee is $99 after Nov.
7. The workshop, "Be Your Own Boss," will be offered from
6-8:30 p.m., Dec. 9, at the Gulf Coast Business Technology Center,
1636 Popps Ferry Road, Biloxi. The workshop will provide general
information on how to start a small business, such as licensing,
zoning, business planning and financing and taxing. Instructors
for the course will be Adele Lyons from the Gulf Coast Business
Technology Center and Diane Wopat, from the Internal Revenue Service.
The fee for this workshop is $20 per person. Seating for all workshops
are limited therefore all fees must be paid in advance of attendance.
To register and pre-pay the workshop fee for any of the above workshops,
mail a check made payable The Southern Miss Small Business Development
Center, 143 Beach Park Place, Long Beach, MS 39560. The workshops
are subject to cancellation if pre-registration minimums are not
met. For more information, please contact the SBDC at (228) 865-4578
or email at email@example.com.
MAKES DONATION TO
SOUTHERN MISS GULF COAST'S TOY LIBRARY
- Patrons of Cucos Restaurant in Biloxi have an opportunity
to support The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast's Toy
Library and Technology Learning Center (TLC) while enjoying Mexican
dining each Monday between Nov. 3 and Dec. 8.
cash-back program will donate 10 percent of the net amount of Monday
receipts returned to the restaurant during the promotion dates for
TLC. The program has become a tradition for Cucos in an effort to
offer financial support for organizations in the community that
The TLC program
serves children and adults with disabilities by offering assistant
technology to help improve the lives of disabled individuals. The
center provides adaptive equipment that can be loaned out to disabled
individuals, such as adaptive wheel chairs (beach, all terrain and
tennis), fishing equipment, golf cart and clubs (housed at Gulfport's
Tramark Golf Course), hand cycles and kayaks. Equipment may be borrowed
from TLC or from various locations in South Mississippi.
For more information,
contact the Southern Miss Gulf Coast TLC at (228) 867-2636 or at
www.usm.edu/tlc. For assistance in contributing directly to Southern
Miss Gulf Coast, contact Dave Estorge, USM Foundation development
officer, at (228) 214-3282.