Mississippi Public Universities
IHL Press Release
UNIVERSITY EVENTS ROUNDUP: NOV. 9-15, 2009
11/9/2009 -

DELTA STATE UNIVERSITY

Event: Eugene Dattel will discuss his newest book "Cotton and Race in the Making of America."
When: 12:10 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 10
Where: Wright Art Center Gallery

Event: The Delta State University Music Department will present the Delta State Wind Ensemble and the "Fighting Okra" Marching Band in concert
When: 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 10
Where: Bologna Performing Arts Center

Event: The "Conversations with Entrepreneurs" lecture series focuses on the stories of successful entrepreneurs from a firsthand perspective. Guest speaker will be Dr. Darry Hardy, co-owner of the Cleveland Sears Store.
When: 12:15 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12
Where: Baioni Conference Center of Broom Hall

JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY

Event: Violence Intervention and Prevention V.I.P. Institute.
When: Thursday and Friday, Nov. 12-13.
Where: E.E. Thrash Universities Center, Jackson State University College of Lifelong Learning Professional Development Center, 3825 Ridgewood Road, Jackson, Miss.

Event: JSU Department of Theatre presents "Bubbling Brown Sugar." Tickets are $5 for students and senior citizens, $10 for general admission. For more information, call (601) 979-5956.
When: 7:30 p.m. on Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 12-14; 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 15
Where: Rose Embly McCoy Auditorium, Jackson State University, 1400 J.R. Lynch St., Jackson, Miss.

Event: Insatiable Modeling Squad Presents "Twas The Night Before Christmas" Fashion Show. Tickets are $3 in advance, $5 at the door. For more information call Keith Bush at (601) 291-3369.
When: 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12
Where: Jacob L. Reddix Building, 2nd Floor, General Purpose Room, Jackson State University, 1400 J.R. Lynch St., Jackson, Miss.

MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY

Event: As part of Veteran's Awareness Week, Mississippi State President Mark Keenum will be a keynote speaker as part of a program to recognize veterans and highlights the importance of the student-veteran population.
When: 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11
Where: The Drill Field

Event: Nobel laureate and best-selling author Joseph Stiglitz will speak at a public event about globalization and economics. He created the branch of study called "economics of information" and was awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.
When: 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12
Where: Lee Hall's Bettersworth Auditorium

Event: A former U.S. State Department official and authority on international security strategies will discuss "A History of Missile Defense and Current Threats from Ballistic Missiles." Kim R. Holmes will speak on campus as a guest of the MSU's Janos Radvanyi Chair for International Security Studies.
When: 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12
Where: McCool Hall's Taylor Auditorium

MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY DIVISION OF AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND VETERINARY MEDICINE

Event: The Natural Resource Enterprises Workshop is for landowners interested in developing businesses from the natural resources on their property or learning more about wildlife habitat and business management. This program is a partnership of MSU's Extension Service, MSU's Forest and Wildlife Research Center, the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
When: 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 10
Where: Legion State Park in Louisville, Miss.

Event: The MSU Extension Service presents the Neshoba County Wildlife Jamboree featuring a youth archery shoot, a big buck contest, an antler development program, a wildlife tasting buffet, and stew and chili
When: 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 10
Where: Neshoba County Coliseum in Philadelphia, Miss.

Event: The MSU Extension Service presents the seventh annual Piney Woods Heritage Festival celebrating the region's early days with exhibits and demonstrations on traditional methods of blacksmithing, woodcarving, spinning, basket-making, and a host of other heritage crafts and skills.
When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 13; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14
Where: The Crosby Arboretum in Picayune, Miss.

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 artwork of five graduating seniors at MUW will be displayed at the Fine Arts Gallery. The exhibit will feature paintings, drawings, photography and design work. An opening reception will be held Friday, Nov. 20 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 10 through Sunday, Dec. 20
Where: Eugenia Summer Gallery

UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI MEDICAL CENTER

Event: Friends of the Rowland Medical Library will host its annual fund-raiser, "A Gala for Friends." Clarion-Ledger editorial cartoonist Marshall Ramsey will serve as honorary chairman of the event. Tickets are $50 each or $75 per couple. For more information contact Patrice Sawyer Guilfoyle at (601) 815-3940 or pguilfoyle@pubaffairs.umsmed.edu.
When: 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12
Where: Summer House and Viking Cooking School in the Township of Colony Park in Ridgeland

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI

Event: Ceremony for grand opening of Marine Environmental Research Laboratory. For information call (228) 818-8847.
When: 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 9
Where: Cedar Point, 3600 Gollott Road, Ocean Springs

Event: Panelist and guest speakers will discuss this year's theme: "Mississippi's Road to Quality Maternal and Child Health Care." For information call 601-266-4839.
When: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 13
Where: Student Union Room B/C on Hattiesburg campus

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI GULF PARK CAMPUS

Event: First Oil Painters of America Great Paint Out on the Mississippi Gulf Coast will be held at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. Each fall, OPA members nationwide spend a day painting outdoors during the Great Paint Out. Members volunteer to coordinate paint-outs in their state so local artists have an opportunity to meet, paint, observe and learn from one another. The Great Paint Out, sponsored by Pat Walker, OPA and Sandy Shaver of Caboose Art Gallery, is free and open to the public. Guests can bring their own lunch or purchase a boxed lunch at the event. For more information, contact Sandy Shaver at sandyshaver@att.net or call 228.324.1697.
When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14
Where: In front of the Friendship Oak at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach

Event: University of Southern Mississippi will host the fourth Poets at Gulf Park poetry reading of 2009 at the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. The theme for the reading is "Visions of NOLA" with New Orleans poets Dave Brinks and Bill Lavender presenting. An open microphone session for audience members who wish to share their own favorite poetry will begin after the scheduled readers. The poetry reading is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Will Watson at wil.watson@usm.edu or call (228) 214-3245.
When: 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17
Where: Sahvannah's Coffee House, located at the entrance of the library, at the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach

Event: Ceremony for the grand opening of the Institute for Disability Studies' Technology and Learning Center. For information call (228) 865-4573.
When: 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12
Where: Gulf Park campus, Long Beach

ALCORN STATE UNIVERSITY

Event: With all of the options available to today's high school and community college students, deciding which college to attend can often be a daunting task. To help high school and community college students learn more about opportunities available at Alcorn, the institution is hosting its fall High School and Community College Day, a chance for students and parents to experience Alcorn firsthand.
When: Saturday, Nov. 14

SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES

  • 8-9 a.m. Registration will be at the E.E. Simmons Gymnasium, all students and chaperones will sign in and receive their wrist bands for complimentary lunch and ASU football game.
  • 9-10:30 a.m. General Assembly includes a talented D.J. and features appearances from ASU Drum Line, ASU Gospel Choir, Greek strolls, plus giveaways.
  • 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Campus tours and showcase in the James L. Bolden Campus Union Ballroom featuring academic schools and departments as well representatives from the Financial Aid Office, the Business Office and the Registrar's Office, plus a tour of the mock room representing a new era of living at Alcorn.
  • 12-2 p.m. Lunch
  • 2 p.m. Alcorn State University Braves vs. Prairie View A&M at Jack Spinks Stadium

Event: Writing an Effective Resume and Networking-"How to Work the Room"
When: 4-6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11
Where: James L. Bolden Campus Union 2nd Floor

Event: Technology Community Forum featuring CIO Rodney Fowlkes don't miss your opportunity to "Talk Technology".
When: 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12
Where: 2nd Floor Gold Room Clinton Bristow Jr. Dining