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Media Advisory for Week of Jan. 31-Feb. 6

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THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI
Office of University Communications
MEDIA ADVISORY

For Immediate Release                                                                                                       

1/31/11

                                                                                                                                           

Media Contact:

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

This week @ Southern Miss: Jan. 31-Feb. 6

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, FEB. 2

Football Signing Day Social Set

WHEN:5-7 p.m.

WHERE:Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg.

EVENT:The fourth annual signing day celebration will feature an autograph session with current Southern Miss players, a rundown of the latest signees as well as a “state of the football program” address by head coach Larry Fedora . For information call 601-266-4503.

THURSDAY, FEB. 3

HEADWAE winners to be recognized

WHEN:Noon-1 p.m.

WHERE:State Capitol in Jackson.

EVENT:Southern Miss professor Steve Yuen and senior biochemistry major Suzanna Ellzey will be among those honored statewide as recipients of the Higher Education Appreciation Day, Working for Academic Excellence awards. For information call 601-266-4491.

Connoisseurs Chamber Series begins

WHEN:7:30 p.m.

WHERE:Westminster Presbyterian Church in Hattiesburg.

EVENT:Countertenor Darryl Taylor and pianist Brent McMunn will kick off the 2011 Connoisseurs Chamber Music Series sponsored by the university’s School of Music. For information call 601-266-5418.

THURSDAY-FRIDAY, FEB. 3-4

DuBard School hosting dyslexia symposium

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

WHERE:DuBard School for Communication Disorders.

EVENT:The 15th annual DuBard Symposium: Dyslexia and Related Disorders will unite educators, administrators, speech-language pathologists, psychologists, social workers and parents in discussions about speech disorders. For information call 601-266-4198.

SATURDAY, FEB. 5

Spring 2011 Gulf Coast Arts Series begins

WHEN:7:30 p.m.

WHERE:Lott Auditorium, Mary O’Keefe Cultural Center in Ocean Springs.

EVENT:“Dance on the Coast” will lead off the spring art series hosted by The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus. For information call 601.266.6823.

ONGOING

“Baghdad Beyond the Wire” exhibit on display

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

WHERE:Cook Library and Southern Miss Museum of Art.

EVENT:This exhibit is part of a photo collection by native Mississippian Lt. David Holland who captured images from Iraqi citizens during his tour of duty there. For information call 601.266.6823.