Mississippi Public Universities
IHL Press Release
UNIVERSITY EVENTS ROUNDUP: NOV. 2-8, 2009
11/2/2009 -

ALCORN STATE UNIVERSITY

Event: Join Alcorn State University for its first Education Cohorts information session in Vicksburg to find out more about the new cohort classes to be offered in Vicksburg beginning in January 2010.
When: Tuesday, Nov. 3
Where: Hinds Community College, Vicksburg Campus

DELTA STATE UNIVERSITY

Event: The production of David Lindsay-Abaire's "Rabbit Hole," the Pulitzer Prize in Drama winner of 2007.
When: 7:30 p.m., Nov. 3-5
Where: Jobe Auditorium

Event: Various events from open house at Delta Music Institute, a ceremony for the Veterans Atrium in Jobe Hall, to the Homecoming Football game vs. University of West Georgia with the crowning of the Homecoming Queen and court presentation at half-time.
When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7
Where: Delta State University campus and Parker Field

Event: The Delta State university art faculty will present work produced during the past year in the annual Faculty Art Exhibition. For more information, please call the art department at (662) 846-4720.
When: 4 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 8
Where: Wright Art Gallery

JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY

Event: ABC's and 123's of Reading: Building Capacity to Teach.
When: Tuesday, Nov. 3
Where: JSU College of Education and Human Development

Event: Mathew Holden Jr. Symposium lecture.
When: Thursday, Nov. 5
Where: Dollye M. E. Robinson Liberal Arts Building

Event: 2009 JSU Homecoming Parade & Football Game.
When: Saturday, Nov. 7
Where: Downtown Jackson

MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY

Event: Tony Porter's "A Call to Men" program, a nationally-renowned showcase that encourages men to end violence against women. Porter is an educator, public spokesman and activist who has worked in the area of social justice for more than 20 years.
When: 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 2
Where: Colvard Student Union Ballroom

Event: MSU's Geosystems Research Institute presents a remote sensing seminar. James Aanstoos will discuss "Use of Synthetic Aperture Radar for Levee Condition Assessment."
When: 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 4
Where: High Performance Computing Collaboratory Room 30

Event: MSU's Graduate Student Association Research Symposium will showcase graduate-level research from throughout the university.
When: 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 6
Where: Colvard Student Union

MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY DIVISION OF AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND VETERINARY MEDICINE

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 Wednesday, Nov. 4
Where: Franklin Furniture Institute Center on the MSU campus

Event: The Mississippi State University Extension Service offers the Timber Marketing Workshop for forest landowners.
When: 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 3
Where: Neshoba County Multi-Purpose Center in Philadelphia, Miss.

MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY

Event: One West Productions Drama Club, in cooperation with the MVSU Department of Communication, will present "The Right Choice," a stage play written by MVSU student Crystal Foster of California.
When: Doors open at 7:30 p.m.; show begins at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2009
Where: H.G. Carpenter Auditorium

Event: The Tau Epsilon Chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, sponsored by a grant from the Mississippi Humanities Council awarded to Dr. Larry Chappell and Dr. Chandrouti Persaud, will host a lecture: "Borderlands of Society, Politics and Literature: Claire Harris and Hybridization as a Way of Knowing." Claire Harris is a prize-winning poet of Caribbean descent from Canada. Her work is ideal for exploring the intersections among English, political science and sociology as they relate to issues of marginalization, immigration and race. Presenters will be Dr. Anna Blumenthal, associate professor of English at of Morehouse College and Dr. Benard Bray, professor of Politics at Talladega College.
When: 10:50 a.m. on Thursday Nov. 5, 2009
Where: MVSU Social Sciences Building auditorium

MISSISSIPPI UNIVERSITY FOR WOMEN

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. The 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, Nov. 11
Where: Shattuck Hall

Event: The MUW College of Nursing's BSN Program is partnering with the Mississippi State Dept of Health to vaccinate children in Columbus and Lowndes County to protect them from the H1N1 virus. They will be vaccinating over 6,000 children in public schools that we have "adopted" in our local community. Faculty and students will set up at the schools on November 4th and will vaccinate students whose parent/guardian have completed and returned consent forms to the school.
When: Wednesday, Nov. 4
Where: Franklin Academy Caledonia Elementary

UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI

Event: Mike Mossing, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, discusses results from the university's first greenhouse gas inventory in the lunch lecture "Going Green: What Does It Really Mean?" Also, Jim Morrison, campus sustainability coordinator, shares information about current and future green initiatives and ways individuals can get involved.
When: 12 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 2
Where: Barnard Observatory, Tupelo Room

Event: Ole Miss Theatre presents "The Madwoman of Chaillot" by Jean Giraudoux, directed by Joe Turner Cantu, associate professor of theatre arts. This is a story about the discovery of oil beneath the streets of 20th-century Paris and a standoff between business and art. Tickets are $10.50 for adults, $7 for UM students and $8.50 for children and senior citizens, call 662-915-7411.
When: 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 4
Where: Fulton Chapel

Event: The faculty group Mockingbird Early Music Ensemble performs celestial music by Frescobaldi, Marini, Castello and other Italian composers on period instruments as part of a celebration of the International Year of Astronomy. Marco Cavaglia, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, will read from the writings of Galileo and Kepler, and demonstrate some of the astronomical instruments in the University Museum's collection.
When: 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 8
Where: University Museum

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI

Event: Carolyn Gage, regarded internationally as a leader in the field of lesbian-feminist performance art and literature will perform her award-winning "The Second Coming of Joan of Arc." For information call 601-266-4533.
When: 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 3
Where: Bennett Auditorium on Hattiesburg campus

Event: Former Times-Picayune editor Jed Horne and Times-Picayune photographer Ted Jackson will offer a discussion titled, "Counting on Catastrophe: Katrina's Unlearned Lesson." For information call 601-266-6823.
When: 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 5
Where: Gonzales Auditorium in the Liberal Arts Building on the Hattiesburg campus

Event: Southern Miss Repertory Dance Company in their season debut in an evening of new dance pieces choreographed by faculty and students. For information call 601-266-6823.
When: 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 5
Where: Mannoni Performing Arts Center

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI GULF PARK CAMPUS

Event: The University of Southern Mississippi present the beauty and intricate detail of Japanese art in the exhibition, "A Private Collection of Japanese Woodblock Prints". The exhibition, collected over the course of 25 years, features over 60 woodblock prints from the collection of Joseph W. Bailey of Hattiesburg. Viewing of the exhibition is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the website or call 228.214.3423.
When: Oct. 23 Dec. 4
Where: Katrina Research Center on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach

Event: The College of Arts and Letters at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast is sponsoring the presentation, "The HydroPolitics of Palestine/Israel" by photographer Skip Schiel. The Palestine-Israel region has scant water resources, and the current strife over water there is a dramatic mirror of power relationships in the region. Through an examination of water resources in various settings, Schiel's presentation will look at small Palestinian villages and the Gaza strip, along with large cities shared by Israeli Jews and Arabs.
When: 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7
Where: Room 103 of the Advanced Education Center on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach