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THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI
Office of University Communications
MEDIA ADVISORY

 

For Immediate Release                                                                                                       

2/21/11

                                                                                                                                               

Media Contact:

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

This week @ Southern Miss: Feb. 21-26

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. 21

Public forum on Egyptian revolution set

WHEN:6:30 p.m.

WHERE:Room 108 of the Liberal Arts Building.

EVENT: A unique, two continent, forum will present a diverse group of faculty and students discussing the recent revolution in Egypt. Participants in both Hattiesburg and Cairo, Egypt, will be connected via Skype.  A question-and-answer session will follow the free public forum. For information call 601-266-6823.

TUESDAY, FEB. 22

University Forum features Native American performance

WHEN:6:30 p.m.

WHERE:Bennett Auditorium.

EVENT:Cultural performers from Mississippi, Massachusetts, Hawaii and Alaska will create a collaborative performance art piece as part of the University Forum series. For information call 601-266-4533.

McCarthy Lecture Series gets underway

WHEN:6:30 p.m.

WHERE:Liberal Arts Building, room 203.

EVENT:Sponsored by the Center for the Study of War and Society, this lecture series will feature three distinguished military history scholars. For information call 601-266-6823.

TUESDAY-SUNDAY, FEB. 22-27

“Snakebit” opens Theatre Studio Series

WHEN:7:30 p.m.; 2 p.m. on Feb. 27.

WHERE:Gilbert Fr. Hartwig Theatre.

EVENT:A story about three friends struggling to deal with the controversial issues of homosexuality and AIDS will open the Department of Theatre and Dance’s Studio Series. For information call 601-266-6823.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 23

Career Fair to feature business exhibits

WHEN:8 a.m.-4 p.m.

WHERE:Thad Cochran Center.

EVENT:Sponsored by Career Services, the Career Fair will feature booths by area businesses designed to offer information and guidance for Southern Miss students. For information call 601-266-4153.

Gulf Coast Library welcomes noted author

WHEN:Noon.

WHERE:Room 204 of the Southern Miss Gulf Park campus library.

EVENT:This brown bag lunch will feature a discussion by Gail C. Fusco about her new book, “Mama Nettie’s Time to Leave.” For information call 228.214.3460.

THURSDAY, FEB. 24

Public health forum scheduled

WHEN:5:30-7 p.m.

WHERE:Thad Cochran Center, Ballroom I.

EVENT:Sponsored by the College of Health, this free public forum will focus on the topic: “Perspectives on Health Care Reform – Which Way Forward?” For information call 601.266.5253.

Charity Date Auction planned

WHEN:8:30 p.m.

WHERE:Stout Hall A on Hattiesburg campus.

EVENT:The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is sponsoring “Hey Mister, Throw Me Something,” a charity date auction that will feature student-athletes up for bid as prospective dates. For information call 601.266.5472.