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Media Advisory for Week of Dec. 6-12

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THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI
Office of University Communications
MEDIA ADVISORY

For Immediate Release                                                                                                       

12/6/10

                                                                                                                                               

Media Contact:

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

This week @ Southern Miss: Dec. 6-12

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.

FRIDAY, DEC. 10

Fall Commencement scheduled

WHEN:10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

WHERE:Reed Green Coliseum.

EVENT:Mary Libby Payne, granddaughter of the first Southern Miss President Joseph Anderson Cook will be the guest speaker for the 2010 fall Commencement dual-ceremony. For information call 601-266-4491.

Autism Project to hold open house

WHEN:1-3 p.m.

WHERE:Demonstration School at Long Beach Middle School.

EVENT:The Autism Project, a university-based program at Southern Miss Gulf Coast, will hold an open house for the general public. For information call 228-863-1755.

Civic Chorale performance set

WHEN:7 p.m.

WHERE:Fleming Education Center at Southern Miss Gulf Park campus.

EVENT:The Southern Miss Gulf Coast Civic Chorale will close out the university’s Centennial Celebration with a special vocal performance. For information call 228-865-4573.

SUNDAY, DEC.  12

Civic Chorale performance set

WHEN:2 p.m.

WHERE:

Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Biloxi.

EVENT:The Southern Miss Gulf Coast Civic Chorale will close out the university’s Centennial Celebration with a special vocal performance. For information call 228-865-4573.

ONGOING

Senior art exhibit on display

WHEN:8 a.m.-5 p.m.

WHERE:Southern Miss Museum of Art.

EVENT:Thirteen graduating seniors in the Department of Art and Design are celebrating their academic achievements with a special exhibit. For information call 601-266-6823.