the week of October 31, 2003
TOURNEY RAISES $10,000 FOR LEGACY FUND
-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
BETTER YOUR HEALTH WITH HELP FROM SOUTHERN MISS
-- 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.
STUDIES SCHEDULE SET
---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 firstname.lastname@example.org,
or by visiting the website at http://www.usm.edu/gifted.
MISS GULF COAST
RECRUITMENT VISITS SET FOR NOVEMBER
-- 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.
TO PERFORM AT SOUTHERN MISS
-- 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.