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Media Advisory for Feb. 28-March 5

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THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI
Office of University Communications
MEDIA ADVISORY

For Immediate Release                                                                                                       

2/28/11

                                                                                                                                             

Media Contact:

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

This week @ Southern Miss: Feb. 28-March 5

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.

MONDAY, FEB. 28

Noted author to hold book signing

WHEN:4:30-5:30 p.m.

WHERE:Barnes and Noble Bookstore on Hattiesburg campus.

EVENT:Dr. Elizabeth Payne, history professor at the University of Mississippi, will sign copies of her book, “Mississippi Women: Their Histories; Their Lives, Vol. 2. For information call 601-266-4491.

TUESDAY, MARCH 1

Speed Networking event scheduled

WHEN:5 p.m.

WHERE:Thad Cochran Center 218B.

EVENT:As part of the second installment of “Backpack to Briefcase,” Career Services at Southern Miss will teach students of all majors and classifications how to make a stellar impression within the first 60 seconds of an interview. For information call 601-266-4153.

Next University Forum scheduled

WHEN:6:30 p.m.

WHERE:Stout Hall B.

EVENT:Author and historian Gene Dattel, will present a lecture titled, “Today’s Legacies: Cotton and Race in the Making of America,” as part of the University Forum Series. For information call 601-266-4533.

THURSDAY, MARCH 3

Gulf Park campus to host Career Night

WHEN:4-6 p.m.

WHERE:Fleming Education Center.

EVENT:Southern Miss Gulf Coast students and alumni will have the opportunity to meet with prospective employers during the Career Night program. For information call 228-214-5416.

Social Work Month proclamation set

WHEN:3 p.m.

WHERE:Hattiesburg City Hall.

EVENT:At the request of the Southern Miss School of Social Work, Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree will proclaim March as 2011 Social Work Month in the Hub City. There will be interview opportunities with social work professionals as part of the ceremony. For information call 601.266.5170.