April 2018

 

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Pacific Arts Woodwind Quintet

The Pacific Arts Woodwind Quintet (PAWQ), artists-in-residence at the Conservatory of Music at University of the Pacific, carries on a long tradition of outstanding woodwind quintet performance at the Conservatory beginning in 1970. The ensemble has performed for school groups, community concert organizations, professional musician associations, teacher conventions, and music festivals including two recent tours to Panama. PAWQ members include Mathew Krejci, flute, Thomas Nugent, oboe, Patricia Shands, clarinet, Nicolasa Kuster, bassoon, and Jennie Blomster, horn.

Add to Calendar: Pacific Arts Woodwind Quintet 04/02/2018 08:00 PM 04/02/2018 9:30 PM America/Chicago Connoisseur Series: Pacific Arts Woodwind Quintet/span> Marsh Auditorium, Southern Miss Hattiesburg Campus

 

 

4-2 Human Rights Week

Celebrate Human Rights Week with Students for Human Rights and the Student Government Association, as they raise awareness about international human rights, LQTBQ+, women's rights and domestic abuse, mental health, and poverty and homelessness.

 

 

4-4 Child Abuse and Delinquency

Dr. Jackson Bunch, a Southern Miss alum, will speak to the university about his trajectory from being a Southern Miss student to becoming a criminologist at the University of Montana. Dr. Bunch will highlight a current research project in which he examines the effect of child abuse on delinquency. Dr. Bunch will show how child abuse often leads to low self-control, which in turn, increases delinquency.

Add to Calendar: Child Abuse, Self-Control, and Delinquency 04/04/2018 12:00 PM 04/04/2018 01:00 PM America/Chicago Child Abuse, Self Control, and Delinquency: A General Strain Perspective Dr. Jackson Bunch Liberal Arts Building 108, Southern Miss Hattiesburg Campus

 

 

4-4 Cain Budds

Cain Budds received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in classical guitar performance at Arizona State University where he was a student of Frank Koonce. While in residence there, he served as a teaching assistant and faculty associate in the internationally recognized classical guitar program. Dr. Budds is currently Assistant Professor of Guitar and Music Theory as well as Head of the String Area at Louisiana Tech University where he heads a vibrant guitar studio. 

He has performed numerous solo and chamber recitals in the U.S. and Mexico and in Master Classes with outstanding performers including Eliot Fisk, Flavio Cucchi, Paul Henry, William Kanengiser, Margarita Escarpa, Kevin Gallagher, Stephen Robinson, Javier Garcia-Moreno, and Pepe Romero. Budds has appeared as soloist with the Laredo Philharmonic performing contemporary works such as Folias by Puerto Rican composer Roberto Sierra and Arafura Dances by Australian composer Ross Edwards. Most recently he appeared as soloist with Moscow's Chamber Orchestra Kremlin performing Mauro Giuliani's Quinetto, Op. 65 for guitar and string orchestra. 

Listen

Add to Calendar: Cain Budds 04/04/2018 07:30 PM 04/04/2018 09:00 PM America/Chicago Cain Budds, Guitar Guest Artist Series Marsh Auditorium, Southern Miss Hattiesburg Campus

 

 

Flute Choir

Join us for this free performance from the Southern Miss Flute Choir!

Add to Calendar: Flute Choir 04/05/2018 06:00 PM 04/05/2018 7:30 PM America/Chicago Southern Miss Flute Choir/span> Marsh Auditorium, Southern Miss Hattiesburg Campus

 

4-6 Mayor Visit

Come talk with Hattiesburg mayor Toby Barker on how we can work together to make Hattiesburg an even more awesome place to live!

Add to Calendar: Meet Mayor Toby Barker 04/06/2018 05:30 PM 04/06/2018 07:00 PM America/Chicago Meet Mayor Toby Barker Center for Human Rights and Civil Liberties Gonzales Auditorium (LAB 108), Southern Miss Hattiesburg Campus

 

 

Visiting Writers Series: Natalie Shapero

Natalie Shapero is the Professor of the Practice of Poetry at Tufts University and an editor at large of the Kenyon Review. Her poetry collections are Hard Child (Copper Canyon, 2017) and No Object (Saturnalia, 2013). Natalie's writing has appeared in The Nation, The New Republic, The New Yorker, Poetry, The Progressive, and elsewhere. Her awards include a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a Ruth Lilly Fellowship, a Kenyon Review Fellowship, and a Great Lakes College Association New Writers Award.

Spring 2018 Visiting Writers Schedule

Add to Calendar: Visiting Writer: Natalie Shapero 04/11/2018 07:30 PM 04/11/2018 9:00 PM America/Chicago Visiting Writers Series: Natalie Shapero Liberal Arts Building 108 (Gonzales Auditorium), Southern Miss Hattiesburg Campus

 

 

Sax-Chamber Orchestra

Follow the Sax-Chamber Orchestra on Facebook for the latest news!

Add to Calendar: Sax-Chamber Orchestra 04/12/2018 06:00 PM 04/12/2018 7:30 PM America/Chicago Sax-Chamber Orchestra Marsh Auditorium, Southern Miss Hattiesburg Campus

 

 

4-13 Steffan Myers

Join the Spirit of Southern and the Southern BellTones, our Southern Miss a cappella ensembles for this free concert at Northeast Jones High School in memory of Steffan Myers.

Add to Calendar: Steffan Myers Concert 04/13/2018 07:00 PM 04/13/2018 08:30 PM America/Chicago Steffan Myers Concert The Spirit of Southern and the Southern BelleTones Northeast Jones High School, 68 NE Rd, Laurel, MS

 

 

4-13 Philosophical Fridays

Patrick Hopkins is professor of philosophy at Millsaps College. 

Add to Calendar: Philosophical Fridays: Patrick Hopkins04/13/2018 02:00 PM 04/13/2018 02:00 PM America/ChicagoWhy Robots Might Not Want Equal RightsPhilosophical Fridays Gonzales Auditorium, LAB 108, Southern Miss Hattiesburg Campus

 

  

EGO Conference 2018

The EGO/C4W Conference, held April 13-14 at USM, will bring together scholars and writers from throughout the South to share their research and network with the USM community.

Conference schedule

 

 

4-13 Grad Conference Sukrungruang

Ira Sukrungruang is the author of the memoirs Southside Buddhist and Talk Thai: The Adventures of Buddhist Boy, the short story collection The Melting Season, and the poetry collection In Thailand It Is Night. He is the coeditor of two anthologies on the topic of obesity: What Are You Looking At? The First Fat Fiction Anthology and Scoot Over, Skinny: The Fat Nonfiction Anthology. He is the recipient of the 2015 American Book Award, New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Nonfiction Literature, an Arts and Letters Fellowship, and the Emerging Writer Fellowship. His work has appeared in many literary journals, including Post RoadThe Sun, and Creative Nonfiction. He is one of the founding editors of Sweet: A Literary Confection, and teaches in the MFA program at University of South Florida.

Add to Calendar: Ira Sukrungruang 04/14/2018 08:00 PM 04/14/2018 09:30 PM America/Chicago Ira Sukrungruang EGO Graduate Conference T-Bones Cafe, Hattiesburg

 

 

EGO Conference - Gubar

Please join the English Graduate Organization and C4W for "Listening to Children in the 1970s," a talk by Dr. Marah Gubar. Dr. Gubar will present on the conflicts between media representations of childhood in the 1970s and actual lived experiences of childhood during the decade. The event will be held on Saturday, April 14 at 7:00 PM, as part of the 2018 EGO/C4W Conference. The event is free and open to the community. 

Dr. Marah Gubar is an associate professor at MIT where she teaches children’s literature, with a particular interest in nineteenth- and twentieth-century representations of childhood and the history of children’s theatre. She completed her undergraduate work at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor, including a B.F.A. in musical theatre, and received her doctorate from Princeton University. Her published works include Artful Dodgers: Reconceiving the Golden Age of Children’s Literature, which won the Children’s Literature Association’s Book Award. Kenneth Kidd calls it “a major work of scholarship,” and James Kincaid proclaims that it “advances the entire field, and by a huge margin.” Dr. Gubar has also been the recipient of the Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award. Her current project is a book entitled How to Think About Children: Childhood Studies in the Academy and Beyond. 

Add to Calendar: Marah Gubar 04/14/2018 07:00 PM 04/14/2018 09:00 PM America/Chicago Marah Gubar EGO Graduate Conference Gonzales Auditorium (LAB 108), Southern Miss Hattiesburg Campus

 

 

4-15 Chamber Singers 

Don't miss the enormously popular Southern Miss Chamber Singers at Bay Street Presbyterian!

Add to Calendar: Chamber Singers 04/15/2018 07:30 PM 04/15/2018 09:00 PM America/Chicago Chamber Singers Bay Street Presbyterian Church

 

 

4-17 University Band

Come here the melodious sounds of our own University Band at this free concert.

Add to Calendar: University Band 04/17/2018 07:30 PM 04/17/2018 09:00 PM America/Chicago University Band Bennett Auditorium, Southern Miss Hattiesburg Campus

 

 

4-19 Drop the Mic

Come on out to the Thirsy Hippo in downtown Hattiesburg to see the Spirit of Southern and the Belletones, our own Southern Miss a cappella groups, and be prepared for a rollicking good time!

Add to Calendar: Drop the Mic 04/19/2018 09:00 PM 04/19/2018 11:00 PM America/Chicago Drop the Mic A Cappella Live! The Thirsty Hippo, 309 Mcleod Street, Hattiesburg, MS

 

 

4-19 Gabriele Ragghianti

Gabriele Ragghianti was born in Lucca, Tuscany. He studied at Luigi Boccherini Musical Institute, graduating with Maestro S Grazzini with highest honours. Since 1988 Gabriele has been soloist double bass of the distinguished chamber ensemble I Solisti Veneti. He performed as soloist in more than 1,500 concerts in 85 countries worldwide, playing in many important concert halls and at the most prestigious festivals, such as Tanglewood, Ravinia and Mostly Mozart in the US, Salzburg in Austria, Guanajuato and Sinaloa in Mexico, Suntory and Bunka Kaikan in Tokyo.  

Add to Calendar: Gabriele Ragghianti 04/19/2018 07:30 PM 04/19/2018 09:00 PM America/Chicago Gabriele Ragghianti, Double Bass Connoisseurs Series Marsh Auditorium, Southern Miss Hattiesburg Campus

 

 

4-19 Starcatcher

APR. 19, 20, 21, 27, 28 at 7:30PM
APR. 29 at 2PM (Pre-Performance Talk at 1PM)
MARTHA R. TATUM THEATRE
$14 public; $10 faculty, staff, seniors, military; $8 students (RESERVED SEATS)

This Tony Award-winning play with music upends the classic story of how a miserable orphan comes to be Peter Pan! From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, Peter and the Starcatcherplayfully explores the depths of greed and despair... and the bonds of friendship, duty, and love. It's a true theatrical delight for children (and adults) of all ages!

Buy tickets

 

  

4-22 Men and Women's Choir

Southern Miss Choral Activities presents Men's and Women's Choir at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 115 North 25th Avenue

Add to Calendar: Men's and Women's Choir 04/22/2018 04:00 PM 04/22/2018 05:30 PM America/Chicago Southern Miss Men's and Women's Choir Southern Miss Choral Activities Westminster Presbyterian Church, 115 N. 25th Ave.

 

 

Visiting Writers Series: White

PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE!

A native of Mississippi, Nick White is the author of the novel How to Survive a Summer (Blue Rider, 2017). He is an Assistant Professor of English at The Ohio State University. His short stories, poems, and essays have appeared in a variety of places, including Kenyon Review, Guernica, The Hopkins Review, Indiana Review, Lit Hub, and elsewhere. His short story collection, Sweet & Low, is forthcoming in 2018.

Spring 2018 Visiting Writers Schedule

Add to Calendar: Visiting Writers Series: Nick White 04/20/2018 06:00 PM 04/20/2018 07:30 PM America/Chicago Visiting Writers Series: Nick White Liberal Arts Building 108 (Gonzales Auditorium), Southern Miss Hattiesburg Campus

 

 

Turandot

Puccini’s final opera, Turandot, is the story of the cold and bloody reign of an ancient Chinese princess of the same name. Any man who desired to wed her must first have answered her riddles. If he failed, he was beheaded. The young Tartaran Prince Calaf, mesmerized by her beauty, vowed to meet the challenge, and did so. Turandot contains some of the most spectacular music ever written, including one of opera’s most well known arias, “Nessun Dorma.” Do not miss this amazing stage production, an extravagant treatment befitting the end of the symphony season, and one of the maestro’s favorite works.

Buy tickets to Jackson show on April 28

Add to Calendar: Turandot 04/24/2018 07:30 PM 04/24/2018 09:00 PM America/Chicago Turandot Jay Dean, Conductor Mannoni Performing Arts Center, Southern Miss Hattiesburg Campus

 

4-25 Symphonic WInds

Add to Calendar: Symphonic Winds 04/25/2018 07:30 PM 04/25/2018 09:00 PM America/Chicago Symphonic Winds Bennett Auditorium, Southern Miss Hattiesburg Campus

 

 

Degrees of Inequality: Toby Barker on Improving Education

Education lies at the center of the American Dream. Many Americans believe it provides the foundation for success. Research on education in the U.S., however, documents that mobility from education may be more elusive than many Americans believe. Not only do many Americans lack access to quality education, the institution may also serve to perpetuate inequalities. This series will explore the national and state level policies as well as interactions between students and teachers that have created a number of problems in our systems of education.

Spring 2018 Degrees of Inequality Schedule

Add to Calendar: Degrees of Inequality: Toby Barker on Improving Education 04/25/2018 04:00 PM 04/25/2018 05:30 PM America/Chicago Degrees of Inequality: Toby Barker on Improving Education Hattiesburg Train Depot, Downtown Hattiesburg

 

 

Immigration 

Are you interested in Immigration Reform?

Come hear from different people (MIRA, EL Pueblo, SPLC) who are currently working in the immigration system in Mississippi and hear different personal accounts from people who have experienced immigration first-hand.

Please contact jacquelynn.johnson@usm.edu with any questions.

Add to Calendar: Immigration 04/26/2018 06:00 PM 04/26/2018 07:30 PM America/Chicago Immigration: Advocacy and Personal Accounts Center for Human Rights and Civil Liberties Gonzales Auditorium (LAB 108), Southern Miss Hattiesburg Campus

 

 

 

4-27 Doreen's Jazz New Orleans

Doreen's Jazz New Orleans is a group whose primary interest lies in spreading the culture and traditional music of New Orleans all over the world, through performances and education. Doreen Ketchens, the leader of the group, has been called "Queen Clarinet", "The female Louis Armstrong", and “Lady Louie” by critics who have heard her perform. She has performed with Ellis Marsalis, Jon Faddis, Trombone Shorty, Al Hirt, Dorothy Donagan, The Black Crows and Jennifer Warrens, to name a few.

Add to Calendar: Doreen's Jazz New Orleans 04/27/2018 07:30 PM 04/27/2018 07:30 PM America/Chicago Doreen's Jazz New Orleans Connoisseurs Series Marsh Auditorium, Southern Miss Hattiesburg Campus

 

 

 

4-29 Ellen Elder

Dr. Ellen Price Elder is Assistant Professor of Piano at The University of Southern Mississippi, where she teaches applied piano to graduate and undergraduate piano majors, and teaches piano pedagogy and class piano. She is an active collaborator with USM faculty and guest artists, and has performed throughout the United States as a soloist, collaborator, and masterclass clinician. 

Add to Calendar: Ellen Elder: Piano Studio Recital 04/29/2018 06:00 PM 04/29/2018 07:00 PM America/Chicago Ellen Elder: Piano Studio Recital Marsh Auditorium, Southern Miss Hattiesburg Campus

 

 

 

Pre-Performance Talk Series

Dr. Jameela Lares is a professor of English whose specialities include English Renaissance and 17th-century literature (especially Milton); the history of rhetoric (especially English reformed preaching); the Bible and biblical style; and children's and young adult literature

The Pre-performance Talk Series, co-sponsored by the departments of Theatre and English, invites faculty from the College of Arts & Letters to give public talks about the plays put on by the Theatre Department. Talks are free and open to the public, and are directly followed by a performance of the play. This enormously popular series is coordinated by Luis Iglesias, Associate Professor of English, and has been been bringing faculty, students and the community together to talk about theatre since 2008.

Add to Calendar: Pre-performance Talk Series: Lares 04/29/2018 01:00 PM 04/29/2018 02:00 PM America/Chicago Dr. Jameela Lares on "Peter and the Starcatcher" Woods Theatre, Theatre and Dance Building, Southern Miss Hattiesburg Campus