Mississippi Public Universities
IHL Press Release
UNIVERSITY EVENTS ROUNDUP: OCT. 26-NOV. 1, 2009
10/26/2009 -

ALCORN STATE UNIVERSITY

Event: Dr. Kimball P. Marshall, professor of marketing, MBA Program, will hold a national Webinar sponsored by the Southern Rural Development Center (SRDC) of Mississippi State. The purpose is to encourage people in rural areas with limited resources to become involved in Internet-based E-Commerce
When: Thursday, Oct. 29
Where: Live on the Web

Event: Four Alcorn State University students majoring in music performance - Naomi Isumi, Matthew Pattigrew, Anton and Vera Zholondz - will participate in the 44th Annual Conference of the National Collegiate Honors Council. The students will be accompanied Dean Donzell Lee, Ph.D., School of Graduate Studies and Linnie Garner, vocal studies instructor. Attendees are encouraged to wear pink in support of BCA.
When: Oct. 28 - Nov. 1
Where: Washington, D.C.

Event: The Departments of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Club of Jefferson and Claiborne Counties will hold a Breast Cancer Awareness Day called "Paint the Campus Pink" to coincide with Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
When: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 28
Where: Davey L. Whitney HPER Complex, 2nd Floor Corridor

DELTA STATE UNIVERSITY

Event: Delta State University will celebrate its diversity by commemorating the 40th anniversary of a sit-in demonstration held March 10, 1969, on the campus, with a program entitled "Catalysts for Change: Understanding Diversity at Delta State."
When: 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 27
Where: Jacob Conference Center of Ewing Hall

Event: Dr. Thomas Boschert, professor in the History Department at Delta State University, will be recognized for receiving the Mississippi Humanities Council's 2009 Teacher of the Year Award.
When: 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 28
Where: Howorth Room of the Capps Archives and Museum

Event: Delta State University's International Student Association will hold a panel discussion entitled "Diversity: Beyond Black and White"
When: 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 26
Where: Jacob Conference Center of Hall Ewing

JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY

Event: The Jackson State University School of Health Sciences and the Not on Our Campus Project will observe Domestic Violence Awareness Week with lectures, seminars and a candlelight vigil centered around the theme, "Dating Violence: Moving Beyond the Cycle."
When: Monday-Friday, Oct. 26-30 with a Candlelight Vigil to be held at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 30
Where: Gibbs-Green Plaza

Event: GoGreenJSU Week
When: Oct. 26-29. Schedule of events online at www.gogreenjsu.webs.com.
Where: Jackson State University

Event: BET Foundation Women's Health Symposium at Jackson State University. The national four-city tour brings together several thousand women of color for a day of health education, fitness facts, fun and entertainment by national recording artists. Performances by gospel great Vickie Winans, R&B songstress Deborah Cox and Grammy nominee Kelly Price.
When: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31
Where: JSU Lee E. Williams Athletics and Assembly Center

MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY: DIVISION OF AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND VETERINARY MEDICINE

Event: Mississippi State University, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians host the 2009 Rivercane Symposium. The event focuses on the cultural and economic value of rivercane to the Southeastern native people, restoration and management of canebrakes, and propagation methods.
When: Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 26-27
Where: Silver Star Casino in Choctaw, MS

Event: The Mississippi State University Forest Products Department offers the Wood Basics Workshop to familiarize architects, managers, landowners, and others with the many facets of wood.
When: 8 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4
Where: Franklin Furniture Institute Center on the MSU campus

MISSISSIPPI UNIVERSITY FOR WOMEN

Event: MUW's Department of Health and Kinesiology and Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle will sponsor a Women's Health and Wellness Luncheon. Dr. Bethany Reed Hairston will discuss knowing your skin on Oct. 28. Dr. Christina Collins will discuss staying healthy on Oct. 29. Both sessions are free and open to the first 64 callers.
When: 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 28-29
Where: Upstairs in Hogarth Dining Center

Event: The Culinary Arts Institute at MUW has partnered with Dr. Jacqueline Hampton, a local physician, and NovoNordisk, a healthcare company specializing in diabetes care, to do a series of diabetes education classes. The first class will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 28, and will feature senior culinary arts major Stephanie Ward, who will demonstrate healthy snacks and tailgating ideas. A second class will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 11, and will feature AnHoward Schubert, another senior culinary arts major, who will prepare diabetic-friendly recipes for the holidays.
When: 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 28
Where: Shattuck Hall

UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI

Event: The Ford Center's Series 108 continues with "Remember Me," a production by the internationally renowned Parsons Dance and the Grammy-nominated rock opera group East Village Opera Company. Tickets are $25, available at the UM Box Office in the Student Union or the Ford Center Box Office, by calling 662-915-7411 or online at olemiss.edu/fordcenter.
When: 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 27
Where: Ford Center for the Performing Arts

Event: John Neff, associate professor of history and UM's 2009 Humanities Teacher of the Year, discusses "Our Hearts Were Touched with Fire - The Memory of the Civil War." Neff, founding director of the Center for Civil War Research, will discuss how the war's impact still reverberates throughout American society.
When: 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 28
Where: Bondurant Hall Auditorium

Event: The Department of Physics and Astronomy presents Spooky Science Night, an evening of Halloween fun where families can learn about waves, electricity, magnetism and more. Experiments and demonstrations include a Van der Graff generator, a bed of nails, fire, levitation using electromagnetic fields and freezing ice cream with liquid nitrogen.
When: 7-10 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 30
Where: Lewis Hall

UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI MEDICAL CENTER

Event: The University of Mississippi Medical Center hosts its annual Excellence in Research Awards Ceremony and Reception, honoring faculty who have distinguished themselves with exceptional research.
When: 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 28
Where: Norman C. Nelson Student Union.

Event: The UMMC Department of Student/Employee Health, the Disaster Preparedness Committee and the Mississippi State Department of Health will host an "H1N1 Vaccination Blitz" for all Medical Center faculty, staff, students, and volunteers.
When: From 7 a.m.-7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29
Where: H1N1 vaccination stations will be located in room C099-1 (the old pediatric outpatient area of the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children) and in the Department of Student/Employee Health.

Event: The 2009 Viking Classic, Mississippi's only PGA tour event, starts next week. The tournament benefits Century Club Charities, which has chosen Friends of Children's Hospital as its primary charity.
When: Oct. 26 - Nov. 1
Where: Annandale Golf Club, Madison, Mississippi