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Media Advisory for Feb. 7-12

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THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI
Office of University Communications
MEDIA ADVISORY

 

For Immediate Release                                                                                                       

2/7/11

                                                                                                                                               

Media Contact:

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

This week @ Southern Miss: Feb. 7-12

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.

TUESDAY, FEB. 8

Cartoonist to speak at University Forum

WHEN:6:30 p.m.

WHERE:Bennett Auditorium.

EVENT:Professional cartoonist Stephanie Gladden will share some of her experiences as part of the University Forum series . For information call 601-266-4533.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 9

Program examines cultural stereotypes

WHEN:7-9 p.m.

WHERE:R.C. Union Building Room B.

EVENT:As part of Black History Month activities, this program titled “Stereotypes: Sentenced to Death” includes a discussion focused on dispelling and destroying stereotypes of cultures with emphasis on the African American race. For information call 601-266-4491.

THURSDAY, FEB. 10

Annual PRISM concert planned

WHEN:7 p.m.

WHERE:Thad Cochran Center ballroom.

EVENT:The third annual PRISM concert will feature a variety of music provided by several university ensembles rotating around various stages in the ballroom. For information call 601-266-5418.

Sex in the Dark event scheduled

WHEN:7-9 p.m.

WHERE:R.C. Cook Union Building Room B.

EVENT:Sponsored by Student Health Services, this program is designed to help students understand the dangers of unprotected sex. Part of the fun will include a fashion show in which students model outfits made out of condoms. For information call 601-266-5266.

Red Cross Humanitarian Dinner set

WHEN:6:30 p.m.

WHERE:Trent Lott Center.

EVENT:This event is sponsored by the Students for Human Rights, a student-run organization on the Southern Miss campus. Marl Smith, chief executive officer of the Mississippi Red Cross will deliver the keynote address. For information call 601-266-8151.

SATURDAY, FEB. 12

Baseball Fan Day scheduled

WHEN:10 a.m.

WHERE:Pete Taylor Park.

EVENT:This event will feature a free kids clinic for ages 4-13, an autograph session at noon followed by an intrasquad game at 2 p.m. For information call 601.266.4503.