KATHY MATTEA IN CONCERT AT SOUTHERN MISS
- Partners for the Arts at The University of Southern Mississippi
presents two-time Grammy Award winner and CMA and ACM Award winner
Kathy Mattea in concert Oct. 24 at 8 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium.
As the organization's gala event of the year, Mattea is currently
on her ROSES tour to promote her new album of the same name. ROSES,
her Narada label debut, combines songs, instruments, and musicians
that Mattea has longed for over the years. She describes her latest
venture as "contemporary folk with a Celtic twist." The
concert will feature Mattea's powerfully tender voice alongside
accordion, whistle, fiddles, mandolin, and even a pie pan. Tickets
are $40, $25, and $15 and may be purchased through the Southern
Miss Ticket Office at (601) 266-5418 or 800-844-8425. Order online
MISS STUDENTS GET CHANCE TO WIN OFF-ROAD BIKE
- Southern Miss students who enjoy taking advantage of the Longleaf
Trace recreational facility that runs through the north side of
the university's campus can register to win a new off-road bike
to make their visits to the Trace even more fun. A Raleigh M20 will
be offered from Moore's Bike Shop, located in the new Gateway building
on the Trace on the Southern Miss campus just off of West Fourth
Street. "The Raleigh M20 is an aluminum-frame bike with front
suspension," explained James Moore, Gateway Bike Shop owner.
"It's an entry-level off-road bike that will be great for use
on campus and the trail." Moore hopes through this drawing
more people will be drawn to the trail and its many amenities. The
drawing will be held Oct. 25 at the Gateway. The Gateway is conveniently
located on Fourth Street, just west of Highway 49, across from Southern
Miss. Any student from Southern Miss is eligible to register for
the bike drawing but may enter a name only once. Bill Powe, Gateway
manager said, "We encourage everyone to come by and check out
the Gateway, and if you're a student, register for a free bike while
you're here." The Longleaf Trace is a 10-foot-wide asphalt
trail winding 41 miles from Hattiesburg to Prentiss. The trail offers
a beautiful, scenic path for bikers, in-line skaters, walkers, and
runners. The trail also provides several destinations along the
way for a picnic lunch or a quick rest.
MISS RECREATIONAL SPORTS HOSTING LUA
- On Thursday, Oct. 23, from 4-7 p.m. all University Commons serving
lines will be closed to support a Southern Miss Recreational Sports'
luau. Food and refreshments (free for students with meal plans)
and recreational activities will be provided, including limbo and
hula hoops contests, and a disc jockey will be on hand for musical
entertainment. Alltell, the community sponsor of this event, will
be displaying information on their products and services. The event
will take place in conjunction with the Payne Center's 10th anniversary
celebration to be held Monday, Oct. 20, through Tuesday, Oct. 28.
Opened in 1993, the Payne Center has provided patrons with a decade
of recreation and leisure activities. All Southern Miss students,
faculty, staff, and the Hattiesburg community are encouraged to
attend and take advantage of these activities.
SOPRANO FACULTY-ARTIST GIVES RECITAL
- As part of their annual membership drive, The Hattiesburg
Arts Council presents soprano Kimberley Davis, associate professor
of music at The University of Southern Mississippi, in a recital
of music by renowned composers Oct. 14 at 4 p.m. at the Hattiesburg
Cultural Center, downtown Hattiesburg. An active performing soprano
and associate professor of voice in the university's School of Music,
Davis has selected a program of works by such heavy hitters as W.
A. Mozart, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Franz Schubert, Claude Debussy,
Giacomo Puccinni and others. Joining her on the evening's program
are colleagues Wilbur Moreland on clarinet and Alexander Russakovsky
on cello. She will collaborate with pianist Rosângela Yazbec
Davis, a native of Mobile, Ala., teaches applied voice, vocal literature,
and pedagogy at Southern Miss. She has studied and performed in
the United States and abroad, including Mexico, Brazil, Bermuda,
France. In her career, she has collaborated with the late baritone
virtuoso William Warfield and members of the baritone trio Three
Generations-Robert Sims, Gregory Rahming, and Kenneth Overton. She
recently appeared with Sebbba at Millsaps College as part of their
"Voices of Women in the Arts" symposium, in Mexico at
the Conservatorío de Música del Estado de Puebla,
and at the University of South Alabama in Mobile. Sebba, a native
of Brazil, is an assistant professor at Mississippi State University,
where she teaches applied piano, piano class, theory and ear training.
She earned her doctorate in piano performance and pedagogy in 2000
from Southern Miss. The recital is free and open to the public.
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR TO SPEAK AT OCT. 14 FORUM
- Dr. William Schulz, director of Amnesty International (USA),
will present "Terror, Torment and Tyranny: The State of Rights
Today" at the Oct. 14 University Forum, to be held at 7 p.m.
at Bennett Auditorium on the Southern Miss Hattiesburg campus. His
most recent book, In Our Own Best Interests: How Defending Human
Rights Benefits Us All, argues that human rights ought to be worthy
of support because they are both morally compelling and our best
interests from the point of view of national security and economic
growth. Schulz is frequently on radio and television, including
20/20, Good Morning America, Politically Incorrect and Larry King
Live. University Forum is free and open to the public.