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Released October 10, 2003

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OCT. 10, 2003


HATTIESBURG - 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 at



HATTIESBURG - 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.



HATTIESBURG - 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.



HATTIESBURG - 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 Sebba.
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.



HATTIESBURG - 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.



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