March 2018




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 3-1 Paige Goldman

Join us as we celebrate the start of Women's History Month with our keynote speaker, Paige Goldman, on March 1 at 5:30pm, in Asbury Hall 124. Her talk is titled "Women Who Persisted to Conquer and Inspire in Mississippi." She is a graduate of Hattiesburg High School and Vanderbilt University and has her juris doctorate from Georgetown University Law Center. She has been in practice for 25 years as a corporate and private attorney.

Add to Calendar: Paige Goldman 03/01/2018 05:30 PM 03/01/2018 07:00 PM America/Chicago Women's History Month Keynote Speaker: Paige Goldman “Women Who Persisted to Conquer and Inspire in Mississippi” Asbury Hall 124



Concert Band 

Join us for a free evening of Music with the Southern Miss Concert Band!   

Add to Calendar: Concert Band 03/01/2018 07:30 PM 03/01/2018 09:00 PM America/ChicagoSouthern Miss Concert Band Mannoni Performing Arts Center, Southern Miss Hattiesburg Campus



Clarinet Day

Clarinet extraordinaire, Dr. Ben Redwine, will be our featured guest for the Southern Miss Clarinet Day 2018. He will perform with the Southern Miss Jazz Lab B and I under the direction of Prof. Larry Panella, director of jazz studies at Southern Miss, teach a master class, and conduct a clinic on clarinet equipment.


Add to Calendar: Clarinet Day 03/03/2018 08:30 AM 03/03/2018 06:00 PM America/ChicagoClarinet Day at Southern Misswith Ben RedwineMarsh Auditorium and Intermezzo @ Woods Gallery, Southern Miss Hattiesburg Campus



National Theatre Live: Young Marx

Rory Kinnear (The Threepenny OperaPenny DreadfulOthello) is Marx and Oliver Chris (Twelfth NightGreen Wing) is Engels, in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman.

Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London, the production  is directed by Nicholas Hytner and reunites the creative team behind Broadway and West End hit comedy One Man, Two Guvnors

1850, and Europe’s most feared terrorist is hiding in Dean Street, Soho. Broke, restless and horny, the thirty-two-year-old revolutionary is a frothing combination of intellectual brilliance, invective, satiric wit, and child-like emotional illiteracy. Creditors, spies, rival revolutionary factions and prospective seducers of his beautiful wife all circle like vultures. His writing blocked, his marriage dying, his friend Engels in despair at his wasted genius, his only hope is a job on the railway. 

But there’s still no one in the capital who can show you a better night on the piss than Karl Heinrich Marx. 

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Add to Calendar: Young Marx 03/05/2018 07:30 PM 03/05/2018 10:00 PM America/Chicago Young Marx National Theatre LiveTatum Theatre, Southern Miss Hattiesburg Campus



3-5 Stacey Rathert

Visiting Artist Stacey Rathert is graduate with an MFA in sculpture from Old Miss and is currently teaching adjunct for their program. She is a practicing artist who works in cast-iron and many other materials. She will do some demos in the challenging are of multi-part sand molds. She will also give a lecture and have one-on-one critiques with students. This project is sponsored the USM Artist Guild funded by a Student Organizational Funding grant from Student Activities. 

3/5 | Demos | 9-11:30 a.m. and 1 - 2:30 p.m.

3/6 | Student Critiques | 9-11:30 and 2:30 -5 p.m.

3/7 | Demo 9-11:30 a.m.


Philosophical Fridays: The Hate U Give

We regret that this month's Philosophical Fridays/University Forum has been canceled due to illness. Please stay tuned for more information as we attempt to reschedule, and we apologize for any inconvenience.




The Tetraphonics Saxophone Quartet uses instruments and mouthpieces reminiscent of Sax's original design in order to achieve a well balanced, but highly flexible and nuanced tone quality. Established by the saxophone pioneer Sigurd Raschèr, this tone quality can recall the strength and clarity of brass instruments, the softness of the strings and even the human voice. 

Tetraphonics continues this tradition of classical saxophone and develops it further in a contemporary context. In this way, by demonstrating the potential of the instrument, Tetraphonics aim to change the listener's preconceived ideas of how the saxophone can sound.


Add to Calendar: Tetraphonics 03/07/2018 07:30 PM 03/03/2018 09:00 PMTetraphonics Saxophone QuartetAmerica/ChicagoMarsh Auditorium, Southern Miss Hattiesburg Campus



CSRW Brown Bag, Dr. Kate Greene

Kate Greene is a graduate of Ocean Springs High School (1976), received her BS in Public Administration from Auburn University (1980), her Masters in Public Policy and Administration from Mississippi State University (1983) and her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Utah (1988).  She taught at Memphis State Universityand Denison University before coming to the University of Southern Mississippi in1989.

Add to Calendar: CSRW Brown Bag 03/08/2018 05:00 PM 03/08/2018 06:00 PM America/Chicago Women Singer Songwriters as Exemplary Actors: The Music of Rape and Domestic Violence – Dr. Kate Greene Women's History Month International Center 319, Southern Miss Hattiesburg Campus



3-8 Black Women and Voting

Rebecca Tuuri joined the University of Southern Mississippi history faculty in the fall of 2013. She is a native of the Gulf South—growing up in New Orleans and then attending Rice University in Houston for BAs in history and studio art. She then ventured north, earning her PhD in U.S. women’s and gender history from Rutgers University, only to return south to teach first at Tulane and now at USM.

Add to Calendar: Black Women and the Vote 03/08/2018 05:30 PM 03/08/2018 06:30 PM America/Chicago Black Women and the Vote in America Liberal Arts Building 101, Southern Miss Hattiesburg Campus



Wind Ensemble

Join University Bands for a free concert featuring the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Winds, and special guests the Tetraphonics Quartet.

Add to Calendar: Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Winds 02/08/2018 07:30 PM 02/08/2018 9:00 PM America/Chicago Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Winds with Tetraphonics Quartet Mannoni Performing Arts Center, Southern Miss Hattiesburg Campus



Tad Carpenter

Tad Carpenter is an illustrator, designer, author and teacher from Kansas City, Missouri. Tad is co-owner, along with his wife Jessica, of Carpenter Collective, a nationally recognized design studio specializing in brand identity, illustration and visual storytelling. With his whimsical, fun, and witty style, he has illustrated and designed several children’s books, spot illustrations, and national campaigns for such companies as Macy's, Conan, Sonic Drive-In, Coca Cola, Old Navy, and MTV. Tad teaches graphic design at the University of Kansas andhas been featured in Communication Arts, Print, How, Graphis, and many more national and international publications.

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Add to Calendar: Tad Carpenter: Guest Artist in Graphic Design03/08/2018 05:30 PM 03/08/2018 06:30 PM America/Chicago Tad Carpenter: Guest Artist in Graphic DesignGuest Artist: Tad Carpenter Scianna Hall Auditorium, Southern Miss Hattiesburg Campus



War & Society Roundtable

John Mortimer discusses How We Forgot the Cold War: A Historical Journey across America by John Wiener at this free event at the Hattiesburg Public Library.

The War & Society Roundtable, a joint community and university monthly reading group, has been in existence since 2006.  Sponsored jointly by Southern Miss’s Dale Center for the Study of War and Society and the Library of Hattiesburg, Petal, and Forrest County, the Roundtable focuses on a different war and society book each month of the academic year.  A friendly but spirited discussion about the book is moderated by a History faculty member from Southern Miss.  The Roundtable is a great way for community members, faculty, and students to interact while exploring topics of mutual interest.  Copies of each month’s book—generously provided by the Friends of the Hattiesburg Library—are available for loan at the Hattiesburg Public Library well in advance of each meeting.

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Download the Spring 2018 Series Schedule 

Add to Calendar: War & Society Roundtable: John Mortimer 03/13/2018 06:00 PM 03/13/2018 08:00 PM America/ChicagoWar & Society Roundtable: Mortimer John Mortimer on How We Forgot the Cold War: A Historical Journey across America by John Wiener Hattiesburg Public Library, Hattiesburg



Concert Choir and Southern Chorale

Join Southern Miss Choral Activities for this free concert in the Mannoni Performing Arts Center!    

Add to Calendar: Concert Choir and Southern Chorale 03/20/2018 07:30 PM 03/20/2018 09:00 PM America/ChicagoConcert Choir and Southern ChoraleMannoni Performing Arts Center, Southern Miss Hattiesburg Campus



How Do Government Policies Affect Students' 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, Tom O'Brien & Julie White 03/20/2018 04:00 PM 03/20/2018 5:30 PM America/ChicagoHow Do Government Policies Affect Education? (Tom O'Brien & Julie White)Cultural Arts Center, Hattiesburg



CSRW Award Winners

USM's Committee on Services and Resources for Women (CSRW) sponsors the Peggy Jean Connor Research Award of up to $1000 to support Southern Miss faculty, staff, or graduate students pursuing research or professional development activities that are directly focused on issues of importance to/for/about women. Come meet this year's award winners, Lauren Lassabe and Olivia Preston!

Add to Calendar: Peggy Jean Connor Award Winners 03/21/2018 05:00 PM 03/21/2018 06:00 PM America/Chicago CSRW Brown Bag—Peggy Jean Connor Award Winners Lauren Lassabe and Olivia Preston International Center 319, Southern Miss Hattiesburg Campus



Nikki Taylor

Dance alumna Nikki Taylor returns to share repertory and master classes from her work with the contemporary ballet company, Collage. The style of the residency is very rooted in classical ballet with a daring edge that pushed training and technique to the limits.



Gender, Age, and Women's Suffrage in Britain

Jill M. Abney is a modern European historian specializing in British gender, class, and politics. She joined the faculty of the University of Southern Mississippi in 2016 after completing her doctorate at the University of Kentucky that same year.  She received her B.A. from Transylvania University and her M.A. from Eastern Kentucky University before completing her Ph.D. 

Add to Calendar: Gender, Age and Women's Suffrage in Britain 03/22/2018 05:30 PM 03/22/2018 06:30 PM America/Chicago Gender, Age and Women's Suffrage in Britain—Jill Anney Women's History Month Liberal Arts Building 101, Southern Miss Hattiesburg Campus


MAR. 22, 23, 24, 27, 28 at 7:30PM
MAR. 25* at 2PM
*Pre-Performance Talk at 1PM
Hartwig Theatre


Found as an infant floating in a basket on a river, Bulrusher is an orphan with a gift for clairvoyance that makes her feel like a stranger in her own community. Set in 1955 during the civil rights movement, Bulrusher discovers an entirely new sense of self, when a young woman from Alabama challenges her identity. Passionate and lyrical, this distinctively American play was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2007.

Bulrusher contains subject matter suitable for mature audiences only.

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Add to Calendar: Bulrusher 03/22/2018 07:30 PM 03/22/2018 09:30 PM America/Chicago Bulrusher Southern Miss Theatre Hartwig Theatre, Southern Miss Hattiesburg Campus



Pre-performance Talk on Bulrusher

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 on Bulrusher 03/25/2018 01:00 PM 03/03/2018 02:00 PM America/Chicago Pre-performance Talk on BulrusherDr. Whitney Martin, Department of English Woods Theatre, Southern Miss Hattiesburg Campus


3-26 Honky Tonk Philharmonic

Faculty Recital Series presents Honky Tonk Philharmonic, featuring School of Music faculty Jacquelyn Adams on the horn and Nicholas Ciraldo on the guitar, with Thomas Jenkins on the violin and mandolin.

Add to Calendar: Honky Tonk Philharmonic 03/26/2018 08:00 PM 03/26/2018 09:30 PM America/Chicago Honky Tonk Philharmonic Jacquelyn Adams, Nicholas Ciraldo, and Thomas Jenkins Marsh Auditorium, Southern Miss Hattiesburg Campus



Seven Last Words of Christ

In 2016, Louisville composer Richard Burchard created a new setting of “The Seven Last Words” for Southern Miss Choirs and Orchestra. The premiere was met with enthusiastic responses from both performer and audience. This new Tenebrae setting is profound, beautiful, and moving and the Southern Miss original recording has received national attention. paired with Barber’s ever popular “Adagio for Strings,: this Holy Week presentations of this work in Hattiesburg leads to a Carnegie premiere in early April. 

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Add to Calendar: Seven Last Words 3/27 03/27/2018 07:30 PM 03/27/2018 09:00 PM America/Chicago Southern Miss Symphony OrchestraThe Seven Last Words of ChristSouthern Miss Symphony OrchestraParkway Heights United Methodist Church, Hattiesburg
Add to Calendar: Seven Last Words 3/29 03/29/2018 07:30 PM 03/29/2018 09:00 PM America/Chicago Southern Miss Symphony OrchestraThe Seven Last Words of ChristSouthern Miss Symphony OrchestraParkway Heights United Methodist Church, Hattiesburg



Women's History Month Closing Ceremony

Join us as we bring to a close Women's History Month 2018. 

Add to Calendar: Women's History Month Closing Ceremony 03/28/2018 12:00 PM 03/28/2018 01:00 PM America/Chicago Women's History Month Closing Ceremony Sponsored by the Committee on Services and Resources for Women Cook Library Art Galley, Southern Miss Hattiesburg Campus