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Released October 31, 2003

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For the week of October 31, 2003


HATTIESBURG -The Shell Finish Line/Southern Miss Alumni Homecoming Scholarship Golf Tournament raised more than $10,000 in donations for The University of Southern Mississippi's Legacy Fund, which will provide scholarships to the children of Southern Miss alumni. With this year's donation, almost $80,000 has been raised for the scholarship fund, which is administered by the university's foundation. Southern Miss President Shelby Thames was on hand at Hattiesburg's Canebrake Golf Club Oct. 31 to accept the donation on the fund's behalf. "The fifth annual tournament was the most successful to date," said Mark Boyles, tournament director and associate director of the Alumni Association. "We had almost 150 golfers participate, and we raised $10,000 for the Legacy Fund, which our tournament benefits. We want to thank all of our sponsors and participants who made this possible." For more information, contact Kristen Preau, editorial assistant, USM Alumni Association, at (601) 266-5722, or e-mail



HATTIESBURG -- Recreational sports and the fitness assessment center are offering two interactive lectures to enhance the lifestyles of the Southern Miss community: Eating Healthy on Campus 101 and POW!! People on Weights. Eating Healthy on Campus 101 is a four-lecture series to educate faculty, staff, and students on healthy eating habits for a busy schedule.The lectures will be given by Recreational Sports Dietician Olivia Ard, RDE LD. The student sessions begin Nov. 4. at 4 p.m. Faculty and staff sessions begin on Nov. 5 at noon and partcipants are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch or purchase a lunch downstairs in the Payne Center Atrium Café. The lectures will continue every Tuesday at 4 p.m. (for students) and Wednesday at noon (for faculty and staff) throughout the month. Each lecture, lasting approximately one hour, will allow time for questions. The POW!! lecture series is a three-part series and will be given by Fitness Assessment Center Manager Robin House. POW!! People on Weights will provide working individuals with knowledge on the benefits of exercise. The first week's lecture will concentrate on the benefits of exercise, and week two and three will include an orientation in the Workout Zone with instructions on exercise for the upper and lower body. The sessions will be held Nov. 3, Nov. 10, and Nov. 17 at two different times each day, from noon to 1 p.m. and from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 266-5405.



HATTIESBURG ---The Saturday Gifted Studies Program will be conducted Jan.17- Feb. 28, 2004, at The University of Southern Mississippi. The application deadline is November 30, 2003. The program, sponsored by Purple Parrot Café and Crescent City Grill, 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 grades - "What Makes Us Tick" and "Design Time"; second-third grades - "Young Inventor's Workshop" and "Dollars and Sense" or "German"; fourth-sixth grades - "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, or by visiting the website at



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, 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., Nov. 3; Resurrection Catholic High School, Pascagoula, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., Nov. 4; Naval Station Pascagoula, Pascagoula, 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m., Nov. 5; Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Walk-A-Thon, Gulfport, Nov. 6; Gautier High School, Gautier, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Nov.10; Gulfport High School, Gulfport 11:00 a.m.-1:30p.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, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Nov 13; Vancleave High School, Vancleave, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Nov. 17; Poplarville High School, Poplarville, 9:30 - 10:00 a.m., Nov. 18; Ocean Springs High School, Ocean Springs, 11:00 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.



HATTIESBURG -- Dr. Carolyn Treybig, flutist and graduate advisor for The University of Southern Mississippi School of Music, will present a recital Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church in Hattiesburg. Featuring works by Bach, Boismortier, Bon di Venezia, Handel, and Oswald, Treybig will be joined by colleagues Dana Ragsdale on harpsichord and Alexander Russakovsky on cello. The recital is free to the public. Treybig also will present this recital Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m. at First Trinity Presbyterian Church in Laurel. Admission is free.



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