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Southern Miss News Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Welcome to the daily email for media members that includes news and notes from The University of Southern Mississippi. Today's message includes special photo-video opportunities involving Trick or Treat at the Pete and a lecture by British author Dr. Kevin Bales. Also, news releases about three units within the USM College of Business and Economic Development collaborating on a feasibility study for the City of Grenada and a unique “Art on the Go” program launched by the Institute for Disability Studies. In addition, social work Professor Susan Hrostowski is available to discuss the emotional aftermath faced by those directly involved with the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting.

Media inquiries can be directed to Van Arnold at 601.266.5568 or van.arnoldFREEMississippi or David Tisdale at 601.266.4499 or d.g.tisdaleFREEMississippi.

Photo/Video Opportunities

-The USM baseball and softball teams will be hosting Trick or Treat at the Pete today from 5:30-7 p.m. at Pete Taylor Park/Hill Denson Field. Children of all ages are welcome to come out in their best Halloween costumes and enjoy Trick or Treat festivities with the Southern Miss baseball and softball players and coaches. Each Golden Eagle squad will be in their favorite Halloween costumes during the event.

-British author Dr. Kevin Bales, one of the world's foremost authorities on human slavery, will present a guest lecture today at 6:30 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus. The event is co-sponsored by the University Forum, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Honors College. The lecture is free and open to the public. To schedule coverage, contact David Tisdale at 601.266.4499 or d.g.tisdaleFREEMississippi.

News Releases

USM College of Business and Economic Development Faculty Conduct Grenada Sports Complex Feasibility Study

The University of Southern Mississippi's College of Business and Economic Development utilized collaboration with three departments -- Economic Development, Hospitality and Tourism Management, and Sports Management -- to assist the city of Grenada on a recent sports complex feasibility study.

IDS Program Creates Interactive Art Opportunities for Gulf Coast Community

The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies (IDS) has introduced an inclusive art-based program, “Art on the Go,” for the local Gulf Coast community to utilize as participants in unique and expressive art projects. IDS' Recreational Therapist Tyler Edwards travels to local schools, agencies, organizations and group homes to provide the program on a monthly basis.

Expert Availability

Dr. Susan Hrostowski, assistant professor in the School of Social Work, is available today to discuss the emotional effects that clergy and other church members endure when tragedies such as the deadly shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue unfold. To schedule an interview, email mediaexpertsFREEMississippi. For a full list of University of Southern Mississippi media experts visit:

Did You Know?

The University of Southern Mississippi has created a unique, fully online BSN degree designed specifically for RNs and Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) students in Mississippi. RNs can complete the program in 3 semesters.

About The University of Southern Mississippi

Founded in 1910, The University of Southern Mississippi is a comprehensive doctoral and research-driven university with a proud history and an eye on the future. A dual-campus university, Southern Miss serves students on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, in addition to five teaching and research sites in Mississippi and through Online at Southern Miss. Since 2006, our students have collected three Truman Scholarships and 18 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. USM students also lead Mississippi with 21 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Our Drapeau Center for Undergraduate Research affords our students meaningful research opportunities, and as a proven leader in innovation, we conduct transformative research that translates into real-world solutions. As one of only 36 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music, we are a haven for creativity and artistic expression. In the classroom or lab, on the playing field, or in the performance hall, we strive to have a positive impact not only on our students, but also the world around us. Further information is found at