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THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI
Office of University Communications
MEDIA ADVISORY

For Immediate Release                                                                                                       

11/15/10

                                                                                                                                        

Media Contact:

Van Arnold601.266.5568, van.arnold@usm.edu

This week @ Southern Miss: Nov. 15-21

The following events are being held at various locations in Hattiesburg and present both interview and photo opportunities for the media. You may also want to include some of these in your community or entertainment calendars. For news media who may have questions about interviews or photo opportunities, contact the Office of University Communications at 601-266-4491.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 17

Fund-raiser party set for heart transplant patient

WHEN:Noon-1 p.m.

WHERE:Student Activities Hub.

EVENT:A birthday party and fund-raising activity is planned for 17-year-old heart transplant patient Jessica Harris of McComb. For information call 601-266-4403.

“Bowling for Bow-Wows” event scheduled

WHEN:5:30 p.m.-9 p.m.

WHERE:Champion Bowling Lanes in Hattiesburg.

EVENT:Southern Miss faculty, staff and students will participate in this fundraiser to benefit the Southern Pines Animal Shelter. For information call 601-266-5767.

THURSDAY, NOV. 18

Mass Communications and Journalism symposium set

WHEN:9:30 a.m.

WHERE:Room 218 of the Thad Cochran Center.

EVENT:The fourth annual symposium is titled, “Journalism at a Crossroads: How it Was; How it Is.” The symposium will also feature induction of 10 distinguished journalists into the Hall of Fame. For information call 601-266-4258.

International Education Week events planned

WHEN:10 a.m.-5 p.m.

WHERE:Various sites around campus.

EVENT:Several events are scheduled to celebrate different cultures of Southern Miss international students. For information call 601-266-4344.

Campus celebrates Great American Smokeout

WHEN:All day.

WHERE:Student Health Services.

EVENT:As part of the nationwide Great American Smokeout campaign, Eagle Dining and Student Health Services is providing free turkey sandwiches for those who quit smoking cold turkey by turning in their tobacco products. For information call 601-266-5266.

FRIDAY, NOV. 19

Annual Eaglepalooza event scheduled

WHEN:5 p.m.

WHERE:Downtown Hattiesburg.

EVENT:Live music, food and beverages will be served up during this annual event sponsored by the Student Government Association. For information call 601-266-4403.

Conference planned to discuss effects of oil spill

WHEN:3-9 p.m.

WHERE:Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center in Ocean Springs.

EVENT:Southern Miss and the Mississippi Humanities Council are sponsoring the conference titled, “Water World: The Effects of the BP Disaster.” For information call 228-818-2878.

Free Genealogy Workshop scheduled

WHEN:10 a.m.-4:15 p.m.

WHERE:Room 203 of Gulf Park campus library.

EVENT:Hosted by the Katrina Research Center, the workshop will provide instruction on how to conduct basic genealogical research. For information call 228-214-3423.

SATURDAY, NOV. 20

Golden Eagles take on Houston

WHEN:7 p.m.

WHERE:M.M. Roberts Stadium in Hattiesburg.

EVENT:Southern Miss hosts Houston in a key Conference USA football matchup. For information call 601-266-4503.