THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI
Office of University Communications
For Immediate Release
Van Arnold601.266.5568, email@example.com
This week @ Southern Miss: Nov. 30-Dec. 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.
TUESDAY, NOV. 30
Nobel Prize winner to present lecture
WHERE:Thad Cochran Center on Hattiesburg campus.
EVENT:Nobel laureate and renowned physicist Dr. Eric Cornell will share his expertise with the general public during a special address. Cornell is a professor of physics at the University of Colorado. For information call 601-266-5910.
Noted journalist to deliver speech
EVENT:Eleanor Clift, one of Washington D.C.’s best known journalists, will present “Countdown to 2012: the Road Ahead” as part of the Southern Miss Forum Lecture Series. For information call 601-266-5950.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 1
“Fill the Stocking” toy drive set
WHEN:10 a.m.-2 p.m.
WHERE:Union lobby on Hattiesburg campus.
EVENT:This 7th annual event is designed to collect unwrapped toys for needy children in the Hattiesburg area. For information call 601-266-4403.
Annual “Lighting the Way” event set
WHERE:Front entrance to campus.
EVENT:The annual “Lighting the Way” event features holiday songs, treats for the children and the official lighting of the Southern Miss Christmas tree. For information call 601-266-4491.
THURSDAY, DEC. 2
Winter Wonderland event scheduled
WHERE:Lake Terrace Convention Center.
EVENT:With harmonies from the Southern Miss choirs and musical arrangements by the Symphony Orchestra, this holiday spectacular is a magical event for the whole family. For information call 601-266-6823.
THURSDAY-FRIDAY, DEC. 3-4
High School drama festival scheduled
WHERE:Southern Miss Department of Theatre and Dance.
EVENT:More than 650 students representing high school from the southern region of the state will gather for the Mississippi High School Drama Festival. For information call 601-266-4186.
FRIDAY, DEC. 3
Festival showcases American Indian artistry
WHEN:10 a.m.-5 p.m.
WHERE:Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center in Ocean Springs, Miss.
EVENT:The rich and varied culture-based artistic traditions of Native Americans will be showcased at the inaugural Southeastern American Indian Festival. For information call 601-466-0948.
Roots Reunion set for downtown Hattiesburg
WHERE:Saenger Theatre in Hattiesburg.
EVENT:Traditional South Mississippi musicians will showcase their talents during the 12th season of the Roots Reunion live radio show. For information call 601-266-4574.