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On the heels of an exciting season of thrilling performances, The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Theatre and Dance will return to a repertory format for the 35th season of Southern Arena Theatre June 23-July 17.

Internationally known Cuban violinist Ilmar Gavilan will take the stageas part of The University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra’s final concert set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5 in Bennett Auditorium. 

The establishment of a prestigious scholarship endowment coupled with an all-time high in fundraising highlighted the Seventh Annual “Passions of the Palette” event held April 11 at the Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg.

The University of Southern Mississippi Office of Professional Development and Educational Outreach will host a pair of customer service seminars on May 12 at the Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg, Miss.

Each session will be offered for $85 and participants who take both sessions will receive a discounted price of $150.

The sessions are as follows:

World Famous Customer Service (Internal Customers/Employees)

8 a.m.-Noon

The University of Southern Mississippi Jazz Lab Band One was recently named Outstanding College Jazz Ensemble at the Southeastern Jazz Festival at Alcorn State University. Pianist Tyler Dennis was selected as the outstanding festival soloist.

The University of Southern Mississippi Wind Ensemble will present a free concert at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 28 at the Mannoni Performing Arts Center on the Hattiesburg campus. 

The Ploughshare Institute for Sustainable Culture, in partnership with the Office of Professional Development and Outreach, host “An Introduction to Sustainable Living Course” May 16-20 on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus.

The Live Oak Writing Project at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast is offering Camp Live Oak, which features a variety of weeklong summer youth camps for students in grades 3 through 8. Camp sessions, except during the week of July 4, are from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Monday – Friday.

The Friends of Southern Miss University Libraries welcome author and Laurel, Miss. native Hunter Cole for a discussion and signing of his book, The Legs Murder Scandal, on Monday, April 11 at 6 p.m. in room 123 of Cook Library on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus.  

More than 35 presenters from universities around the nation will present the best of current scholarship on southern women and politics March 31-April 2 at the “Court House, State House, Her House” conference hosted by The University of Southern Mississippi.

 

The Southern Chorale, renowned as the premier chorale ensemble at The University of Southern Mississippi, will perform a free concert at Main Street Baptist Church in Hattiesburg at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29.

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop on Saturday, April 2 for residents with and without disabilities in Clay and surrounding counties.

A renewed emphasis on local farming, including small gardens established and cultivated by individuals in their own backyards, can improve the financial and physical health of the country.

 

That was the message from Allan Nation, featured speaker at Wednesday’s first spring 2011 semester EcoEagle Lecture at The University of Southern Mississippi,sponsored by the university’s Office of Sustainability.

Local artists and crafts vendors have until Friday, April 15 to reserve a 10’ x 10’ space for $40 at the Southern Miss Jazz and Blues Festival at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

Creating sustainable communities will be the highlighted topic in the first of several upcoming IMPACT Southern Miss forums scheduled at The University of Southern Mississippiin Hattiesburg.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) will conduct a sport event incident exercise at New Meadowlands Stadium, home of the National Football League New York Jets and New York Giants, on Thursday, March 3.

A unique opportunity to witness and learn about the customs and traditions of Native American and immigrant cultures will highlight the next University Forum Tuesday, Feb. 22 at 6:30 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium, on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus.

The “Greatest Show on Dirt,” otherwise known as the Southern Miss Coca-Cola Classic Rodeo hosted by The Department of Recreational Sports, is coming to Hattiesburg Feb. 18 and 19, 2011.

 

Raymond Whitehead, M.D., orthopedic surgeon with Hattiesburg Clinic Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, will serve as Grand Marshal of this year’s event.

Students for Human Rights, (SHR) a student-led organization at The University of Southern Mississippi, is joining forces with the American Red Cross to sponsor the Red Cross Humanitarian Dinner on Thursday, Feb. 10 at the Trent Lott Center.

Dr. Mike Forster, dean of the College of Health at The University of Southern Mississippi, characterizes the expanding population of aging Americans as “a tsunami we had better get ready to face.”

Gulf Coast residents can experience a combination of film screenings, music and dance concerts as part of the Spring 2011 Gulf Coast Arts Series hosted by the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus.

Issues involving our aging population will be the centerpiece of two public forums sponsored this week by The University of Southern Mississippi College of Health.

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop on Saturday, Feb. 5 for residents with and without disabilities in Pike and surrounding counties.

The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the McComb Public Library at 1022 Virginia Ave., in McComb, Miss.

An impressive group of security professionals are scheduled to deliver addresses as part of comprehensive Industry Day set for Jan. 19, 2011 at the SAIC McLean Conference Center in McLean, Va.