SCHOLARS SYMPOSIUM SET FOR OCT. 7
The annual McNair Scholars Symposium at The University
of Southern Mississippi is set for Oct. 7 at the Southern Miss R.C.
Cook University Union in the Hall of Honors from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Students in the program will make presentations at the symposium
based on research conducted as part of their academic program. The
McNair Scholars Program is aimed at helping low-income, first-generation
college students attain a doctorate degree and pursue a career in
higher education. Southern Miss was awarded a four-year, $881,708
grant to implement the program - providing $220,427 a year to prepare
promising juniors and seniors for graduate study leading to doctorates
and faculty positions. The program is named for astronaut and laser
physicist, Dr. Ronald E. McNair, who was killed in the 1986 space
shuttle Challenger explosion. The mission of the program is to identify
students who have potential for success in graduate study, but who
need support and preparation academically, financially, and
socially during their undergraduate years to prepare for
a doctoral program. For more information, contact the McNair Scholars
Program office at (601) 266- 6910.
TUBA PROFESSOR PARTICIPATES IN OCTUBAFEST
As part of the first-ever "Octubafest" at The
University of Southern Mississippi, assistant professor of tuba
and euphonium Richard Perry will present a faculty recital Oct.
13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mannoni Performing Arts Center auditorium.
He will collaborate with other Southern Miss School of Music faculty-artists
in an evening of chamber music that showcases the tuba. The recital
is free and open to the public. For more information, call the tuba/euphonium
studio at (601) 266-6441.
SOUTHERN MISS FACULTY PRESENT TRUMPET AND PIANO RECITAL
Dr. Joel Treybig, assistant professor of trumpet, and
Dr. Mary Ann Stringer, professor of piano, of the The University
of Southern Mississippi School of Music will present a faculty recital
Oct. 14 at 6 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus.
The evening's program will consist of American music for trumpet
and piano by Eric Ewazen, Harold Shapero, and Southern Miss composer-in-residence
Luigi Zaninelli. Also on the program will be a piece for trumpet
and prerecorded sound by Meg Bowles. Dr. Carolyn Treybig, flutist,
will join Treybig and Stringer for a premier arrangement of Ewazen's
popular and challenging "Trio." The recital is free and
open to the public. For more information, call the trumpet studio
at Southern Miss at (601) 266-6937.
TO SPEAK AT SOUTHERN MISS GULF COAST
ON 'THE TRANSFORMATION OF AMERICAN POLITICS'
- Dr. Charles Hadley, a research professor and chair of the Department
of Political Science at the University of New Orleans, will speak
on "The Transformation of American Politics: From F.D.R. to
'W' and Beyond," at The University of Southern Mississippi
Gulf Coast Nov. 6. The lecture, which is free and open to the public,
will start at 7 p.m., in the Advanced Education Center auditorium
on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. Sponsored by the Southern
Miss Gulf Coast Division of Arts and Letters, a meet-the-speaker
reception will follow the lecture. For more information on Hadley's
upcoming lecture at Southern Miss Gulf Coast, contact the Division
of Arts and Letters at (228) 865-4511.
GIFTED STUDIES PROGRAM
SET FOR JAN. 17-FEB. 28, 2004
The Saturday Gifted Studies Program will be conducted
Jan. 17- Feb. 28, 2004, at The University of Southern Mississippi.
The application deadline is Nov. 30, 2003. 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.
The following courses will be offered: kindergarten-first grade
- "What Makes Us Tick" and "Design Time"; second-third
grade - "Young Inventor's Workshop" and "Dollars
and Sense" or "German"; fourth-sixth grade - "Living
in a Material World" and "Law Connections" or "Author!
Author! An Introduction to Creative Writing"; seventh-twelfth
grades - a choice of "Debate" or "Competitions: Maximizing
Your Abilities" or "Let's Get Published" or "Psychology:
Discovering Yourself." Eligibility is based on 1) an IQ score
of 120 or above on an individually administered intelligence test,
or 2) group achievement test scores at the 90th percentile or above
at the national level on either the Total Reading, Total Math, Total
Language or Total Battery. The application deadline is Nov. 30,
2003. 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 Dr. Frances A. Karnes, director, the Frances A. Karnes
Center for Gifted Studies, USM Box 8207, Hattiesburg, MS 39406,
telephone (601) 266-5236 or 266-5246, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org,
or by visiting the Web site at http://www.usm.edu/gifted.
SOUTHERN MISS, NASA GEOSPATIAL CONFERENCE
SET FOR OCT. 22-24
- Professionals who deal with coastal and environmental issues of
the northern Gulf of Mexico will meet in Biloxi Oct. 22-24 for a
look at the latest on cutting-edge geographical information technologies.
The Mississippi Gulf Coast Geospatial Conference, organized by The
University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Geospatial Center
and NASA, will convene at the Palace Casino Resort. National leaders
in the fields of geographical information systems (GIS) and remote
sensing will lead workshops, panel discussions, training sessions
and demonstrations useful to Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana
resource managers, economic developers, planners and researchers.
Other sponsors are The Nature Conservancy and the Mississippi Association
for Spatial Technologies. Registration is $150. Registration forms
and more information are available from www.usm.edu/gcgc,
or by contacting
GCGC@usm.edu, (228) 818-8856 or fax (228) 818-8848.
MISS SCOTT AQUARIUM HOSTS ANNUAL
'ESCAPE TO HORN ISLAND'
- Registration continues for The University of Southern Mississippi
Scott Aquarium's third annual Escape to Horn Island, Saturday, Oct.
11. The all day event includes sailing to the island aboard the
wooden schooner Glen L. Swetman, beachcombing hikes, birding, volleyball,
burgers and hot dogs. Scott Aquarium "sailors" will assemble
at the aquarium at 7:30 a.m., depart at 8 a.m. and return by 4 p.m.
Cost is $20 for aquarium members, $30 nonmembers. To make reservations,
contact Jennifer Hale, Scott Aquarium educator, (228) 374-5550,
SMALL BUSINESS COURSE SET AT SOUTHERN MISS GULF COAST
If you are a small business and would like to do business
with big business, The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast
is offering a course that can help you. The course, "Small
Business Doing Business with Big Business," will be offered
from 8:30 a.m.- noon, Oct. 23 in the Southern Miss Gulf Coast Advanced
Education Center, on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. The course
is designed to provide general small business start-up information.
There will be speakers from the U.S. Small Business Administration,
Mississippi Contract Procurement Center, Mississippi Power, the
Southern Miss Small Business Development Center, Beau Rivage, American
Medical Response, Mississippi Gaming Association, and more. The
fee for the course is $15 per person if you register before October
16 and $20 per person after October 16. To register and prepay the
course fee for the above workshop, mail a check made payable the
Southern Miss Small Business Development Center, 143 Beach Park
Place, Long Beach, MS 39560. The workshop is subject to cancellation
if pre-registration minimums are not met. For more information,
please contact the SBDC at (228) 865-4578 or e-mail at