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Released October 24, 2003

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For the week of October 24, 2003


Each year the Department of Marketing and the Southern Miss Collegiate Chapter of the American Marketing Association sponsor a marketing symposium to acquaint students with the expectations of marketing employers in different industries. This year's event, "Multifaceted Marketing Career," is set for 3:30-5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 27, in the University Union's Hall of Honors Room. Southern Miss marketing alumni are asked to return to participate in a panel discussion on the following issues: key success criteria in marketing; how well the Marketing program at Southern Miss prepared them for their careers (and areas in which the curriculum should be adjusted to provide better preparation); the challenges and opportunities confronting marketers in organizations, and tips for landing the first job in marketing. Panelists, who make opening statements and then take questions from the audience, are Financial Adviser Reed Allison of UBS/PaineWebber in Gulfport; Sales Representative Julie Polk Brezeale of Polk's Meat Products, Inc. in Magee; and Vice President of Sales Melissa Brown of Lance Computers in Hattiesburg. The public and all Marketing students are invited to attend.



HATTIESBURG - October is Rett's Syndrome Awareness Month, and The University of Southern Mississippi Children's Center for Communication and Development can provide assistance to children who have Rett's Syndrome. The Children's Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi is an early intervention program serving infants, toddlers and preschoolers speech-language therapy, audiological evaluations, special education, physical and occupational therapy and behavior management through a team of professionals. October is Rett's Syndrome Awareness Month, and when enrolled, children with Rett's Syndrome will be assessed and their needs determined. Family needs will also be addressed and they will be trained on various teaching techniques. For many children, the center will provide information to obtain services through the child's school system. For more information on the Internet concerning Rett's Syndrome, go to or call the Southern Miss CCCD at (601) 266-5222.



BILOXI - Digital information is joining music and art as a way that human beings think about and communicate abstract concepts about their world. That was the message that featured speaker Steve Kopp brought to more than 200 participants of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Geospatial Conference, hosted by The University of Southern Mississippi's Gulf Coast Geospatial Center and NASA at the Palace Casino Thursday. Kopp is a veteran software developer with ESRI, the world's leading developer of geographical information systems (GIS) software. He said that as the manmade world continues to interact with and overtake the natural world, we have to know and understand more about the effects of our future actions. New digital technology will give individuals the tools to visualize and understand massive amounts of data. "The community of users won't just be GIS professionals," Kopp said. Future networks for sharing information will be "more distributed, more interconnected, more accessible." The two-day conference also featured presentations, poster sessions and workshops on the applications of remote sensing and GIS to coastal research, resource management and economic development.



HATTIESBURG - In keeping with a sound imagined by the saxophone's inventor, Adolphe Sax, the Sax-Chamber Orchestra at The University of Southern Mississippi will bring back "The Nino" to the concert stage Nov. 4 in Marsh Auditorium. "The Nino is our new permanent addition to the orchestra," said Dr. Lawrence Gwozdz, professor of music and the orchestra's leader. "It is a sopranino saxophone, one of the smallest you will ever find. We found it for sale on the Internet this summer (2003) for a good price, and are now using it to expand our repertoire. As a result, we have added a 12th player to the orchestra full-time." Celebrating the saxophone's birthday, the concert will feature an international program of works from France, Germany, Sweden, England, Russia, and America. The program includes Paul Dukas' "Fanfare from La Peri," Handel's "Oboe Concerto No. 3," Delius' "On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring," Borodin's "In the Steppes of Central Asia," Walter Hartley's "Sinfonia No. 15," and Erland von Koch's "Moderato and Allegro." Student members of the orchestra hail from Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, New York, Texas, and Washington. They include David Parks on sopranino; Jonathan Hogan and Brian Ransom on soprano; Christopher Condon, David Parks, Craig Lundgren, and Matthew Gelband on alto; Ryan Iverson and Kathryn Etheridge on tenor; Jason Edwards and Jason Darden on baritone; and Marcus Ballard on bass saxophone. The 7:30 p.m. concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call the saxophone studio at (601) 266-6934.



LONG BEACH - The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast has set its recruitment visits for November. A Southern Miss Gulf Coast recruiter will be at The College and Career Expo, Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum, Biloxi, 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Nov. 3; Resurrection Catholic High School, Pascagoula, 1-2 p.m., Nov. 4; Naval Station Pascagoula, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Nov. 5; Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Walk-A-Thon, Gulfport, Nov. 6; Gautier High School, Gautier, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Nov.10; Gulfport High School, Gulfport 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Nov. 11; Gulfport VoTech, Gulfport 1:30-3:30 p.m., Nov. 11; St. Stanislaus High School, Bay St. Louis, 11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., Nov. 12; Picayune and Pearl River Central High School College Night, Carriere, 6-8 p.m., Nov 13; Vancleave High School, Vancleave, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Nov. 17; Poplarville High School, Poplarville, 9:30-10 a.m., Nov. 18; Ocean Springs High School, Ocean Springs, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Nov. 21. For more information, call the Southern Miss Gulf Coast Department of Marketing and Recruitment at (228) 865-4599.



BILOXI - The University of Southern Mississippi's Scott Aquarium is offering a free workshop, "Storm Drains: Pollution Solution," to coastal teachers from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28. All fees, including the cost of 0.5 continuing education units, are provided by the workshop sponsor, the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources Comprehensive Resource Management Plan. MDMR CRMP is supporting the workshop through a grant from the Mississippi Coastal Impact Assistance Program administered by the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality. Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama teachers are eligible with preference given to teachers in Mississippi's six southern counties. The workshop is limited to 20 participants and will be repeated at the aquarium on Nov. 11, Jan. 28, Feb. 10, March 9 and April 20. For more information or to enroll, call (228) 374-5550 or e-mail



HATTIESBURG - Recreational sports will continue the 10 years of Payne celebration with an array of events. Tailgating on the Trail and Rededication of the Payne Center will take place Saturday, Oct. 25. The event will be sponsored in conjunction with Hattiesburg Coca-Cola and will begin at 10:30 a.m. Activities continue Sunday, Oct. 26, with "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" on Pride Field at 5:30 p.m. Come dressed as your favorite character and enjoy this cult classic. The event will be sponsored in conjunction with UAC. Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 5:30 p.m. Recreational Sports will be hosting a Children's Fitness Festival. The festivities will include fitness activities for children up to 12 years of age. The assortment of activities will end Tuesday, Oct. 28, with a "Howloween on the Trail," Bruce and Virginia Wilgus Fitness Trail, from 6:30-8 p.m. The event will provide a safe, unique and fun trail for young and old trick or treaters. Trick or treaters should bring cat or dog food and receive treats in return, which will benefit the Southern Pines Animal Shelter. There will be different stations along the trail with different adoptable pets. All events in conjunction with the Payne Center's 10th anniversary are free and open to the public. For more information, call 266-5405.



HATTIESBURG - OCTUBAFEST continues at The University of Southern Mississippi in an effort to promote a family of instruments often neglected in the musical world. The School of Music will present the 21-member Southern Miss Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble, under the direction of assistant professor Richard Perry, along with student brass quintets in concert Oct. 26 at 4 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium. Among the compositions on the program, a work by Southern Miss student composer J.D. Frizzell, will be featured. Rounding out OCTUBAFEST, the tuba/euphonium studio welcomes the professional tuba/euphonium quartet Tubalaté from London, England, in concert Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium. This ensemble travels the world, playing to audiences in Russia, Latvia, Europe, and the United States. The four members are Paul Walton and John Powell on euphonium and Ryan Breen and Les Neish on tuba. Together, the ensemble has an international reputation for their wide range of styles and flexibility of performance and for promoting the dynamic development of brass chamber music. Both OCTUBAFEST events are free and open to the public. For more information, call the studio at (601) 266-6441.



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