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Released October 27, 2003


HATTIESBURG - The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Psychology will host the first Lee K. Hildman Colloquium Oct. 30 on the Southern Miss campus, an event named in honor of a longtime member of the department's faculty.

Dr. Thomas Oakland, a renowned school psychologist at the University of Florida, is the featured speaker for the colloquium. Dr. Oakland will present "Your Involvement in International Psychology: Let's Start Now - or at Least Very Soon," in the Gonzales Auditorium of the Southern Miss Liberal Arts Building Thursday Oct. 30 from 5:15-6:15 p.m.

Lee K. Hildman passed away in February. Prior to his death, he and his wife, Dr. Tommie Hildman, had discussed setting up a donation through the Southern Miss Foundation earmarked specifically for use by the department of psychology. Dr. Tommie Hildman arranged for the donation through the foundation this past spring, and based on a suggestion made by Dr. Charles Noblin, retired professor from the Department of Psychology, the decision was made to fund a colloquium series in psychology.

"The psychology department is very excited to have this gift earmarked for this purpose, and we're very appreciative of Dr. Tommie Hildman for her generosity," said Southern Miss psychology professor Dr. Dan Tingstrom. Dr. Tommie Hildman is also a former member of the Southern Miss School of Nursing faculty.

Southern Miss psychology professor Dr. Mitch Berman said Lee Hildman was a valued member of the faculty who was well liked and respected by his colleagues. "This (colloquium) is a wonderful tribute to his memory," Dr. Berman said.

Admission to the colloquium is free. Faculty, staff, students, and members of the community are invited. Licensed psychologists can earn 1.0 hour of continuing education units.

In addition to his work in international psychology, Dr. Oakland also has expertise in the area of ethics and legal issues in psychology, and on Friday, Oct. 31, he will also conduct a workshop on ethics in psychology titled "An Advanced Workshop on Ethical Standards Governing the Practice of Psychology in Light of the 2002 APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct" from 1:50 to 4 p.m. in Room 105 of Owings-McQuagge Hall.

Admission to the workshop is free to all Southern Miss faculty, staff, and students; there is a $20 fee for professionals from the community. Licensed psychologists can earn 2.0 hours of Continuing Education Units.

For more information, contact the Southern Miss Department of Psychology at (601) 266-4177.


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