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Media Advisory for Week of Oct. 25-31

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THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI
Office of University Communications
MEDIA ADVISORY

For Immediate Release                                                                                                       

10/25/10

                                                                                                                                               

Media Contact:

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

This week @ Southern Miss: Oct. 25-Oct. 31

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, OCT. 26

Business Week lecture series begins

WHEN:Noon-1 p.m.

WHERE:Room 115 of Joseph Greene Hall.

EVENT:Sarah Asmus of the Godwin Group will present, “Social Media: Not with a Bang, but an *Enter*” as part of the inaugural Business Week lecture series. For information call 601-266-4659.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 27

Business Week lecture series continues

WHEN:Noon-1 p.m.

WHERE:Room 114 of Joseph Greene Hall.

EVENT:Dr. Lance Nail, dean of the College of Business, will be on hand to answer students’ questions as will members of his staff. For information call 601-266-4659.

THURSDAY, OCT. 28

Business Week lecture series continues

WHEN:Noon-1 p.m.

WHERE:Room 115 of Joseph Greene Hall.

EVENT:Rod Karns of Stryker Medical will present, “Changes in Healthcare Today” as part of the inaugural lecture series. For information call 601-266-4659.

Gulf Park campus hosts Fall Festival

WHEN:4-8:30 p.m.

WHERE:Barber Building on Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

EVENT:The festival will feature activities for all ages, including a haunted house, costume contest, sack race and face painting. For information call 228-297-5210.

FRIDAY, OCT. 29

College of Business salutes top alumnus

WHEN:Noon.

WHERE:South end zone of M.M. Roberts Stadium.

EVENT:The College of Business will hold a reception to honor Harrah’s Entertainment executive Carlos Tolosa as its Alumnus of the Year. For information call 601-266-4659.

Annual LETTERS Day planned

WHEN:8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

WHERE:Thad Cochran Center ballrooms I and III.

EVENT:Outstanding achievement of the university faculty will be recognized during the annual program. For information call 601-266-4491.

Friday Night at the Fountain returns

WHEN:8-10 p.m.

WHERE:Centennial green at the center of campus.

EVENT:Free snacks and beverages, plus live music will be included as part of the pre-game celebration for the Golden Eagles’ Conference USA contest against UAB. For information call 601-266-4403.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY, OCT. 29-30

Southern Miss hosting microbiology event

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

WHERE:Trent Lott Center.

EVENT:More than 100 microbiologists from Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana will converge on Hattiesburg for this annual conference. The keynote speaker is Dr. Andrew Darwin of the New York University School of Medicine. For information call 601-266-4748.

SATURDAY, OCT. 30

Southern Miss hosts UAB in football

WHEN:11 a.m.

WHERE:M.M. Roberts Stadium.

EVENT:The Southern Miss Golden Eagles will host the UAB Blazers in Conference USA football action. For information call 601-266-4503.