Contact David Tisdale 601.266.4499
Institute for Disability Studies to Hold Fair Housing Workshop
Jackson—The Institute for Disability Studies
(IDS) at The University of Southern Mississippi will hold a workshop
on fair housing Saturday, July 29 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Eudora
Welty Library at 300 North State St. in Jackson.
Information will be provided on fair housing issues, questions
or complaints. Grant programs for down payments for people with
disabilities will be reviewed. The workshop is presented by IDS’
HousingSmart project, funded in part by the U.S. Department of Housing
and Urban Development (HUD), which works to ensure equal opportunities
in housing and to increase home ownership for Mississippians with
It is unlawful to discriminate in housing based on race, color,
national origin, religion, sex, familial status or handicap (disability).
For more information about fair housing in Mississippi, call toll
The Institute for Disability Studies is Mississippi’s University
Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Research, Education
and Service, headquartered for more than 30 years at Southern Miss.
The Institute provides university training, community services activities,
research, and information that promote the independence, productivity,
and community inclusion of individuals with disabilities and their
families. For more information about IDS, visit the Institute’s
Web site at www.usm.edu/ids or call
Whole Schools Institute to Hold Exhibit at Southern Miss
Hattiesburg—The University of Southern Mississippi Museum of
Art will host an exhibition July 17-21 by the Mississippi Arts Commission’s
Whole Schools Summer Institute that will be in session concurrently.
Also, part of the recent exhibition, “Drawing on Katrina: Mississippi
Children Respond to the Storm,” will remain on view during the week.
“The Whole Schools Initiative is a school reform initiative through
the arts,” said Kim Whitt, Arts in Education director. “The Summer
Institute at Southern Miss is designed to train teachers and administrators
in the concepts, methods and strategies for teaching in, through
and about the arts.”
Whitt also said the exhibition will consist of K-12 student artwork
from the school year; arts integrated lessons and artwork generated
from that type of curriculum; and Change Journey Maps showing the
process and progress of becoming a Whole School.
This year’s theme for the institute is “The Winds of Change.” According
to Whole Schools Director Judi Holifield, many of the participating
students, from 14 Whole Schools statewide, will follow this theme,
although the subject matter was at the teacher’s discretion.
The University of Southern Mississippi Museum of Art is located
in the Fine Arts Building at the southwest corner of campus. Special
museum hours for this exhibit are Monday -Thursday, 10 a.m. - 5
p.m., and on Friday, 10 a.m. - noon. Admission to the museum and
reception is free and open to the public. School and community groups
are welcome. Call the Museum of Art at 601.266.5200 for more information.
For more information, contact Angela Kilcrease at 601.266.4988 or
visit the Web at www.usm.edu/arts.
Renovation to Temporarily Close Southern Miss’ Greene Hall
Hattiesburg— Joseph Greene Hall, home of the
College of Business at the University of Southern Mississippi, will
be temporarily closed Friday, July 14, for three hours beginning
at 2 p.m.
Continuing work on the building’s heating and air conditioning
systems will render the building without air conditioning and water,
making it temporarily uninhabitable for staff and faculty. No regular
classes are scheduled during that time.
For more information, contact the dean’s office at 601.266.4659.