Mississippi Public Universities
IHL Press Release
UNIVERSITY EVENTS ROUNDUP: JANUARY 18-24, 2010
1/18/2010 -

DELTA STATE UNIVERSITY

Event: Bluesman Fernando Jones to perform.
When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, January 21
Where: Jobe Hall Auditorium

Event: Delta Music Institute's Ol ‘Skool Revue to compete in International Blues Challenge.
When: Friday afternoon, January 22
Where: Various Clubs on Beale Street, Memphis, Tenn.

Event: Delta State to host 2010 High School Honor Band Clinic
When: 2 p.m. Saturday, January 23
Where: Bologna Performing Arts Center

JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY

Event: The JSU/NASA Educator Resource Center will sponsor the workshop "Do you want to work for NASA?" for college students majoring in science, engineering and technology. The workshop exposes students to the professional opportunities available at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). For more information, call (601) 979-1177.
When: 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 19
Where: Mississippi e-Center @ JSU

Event: The JSU/NASA Educator Resource Center will sponsor the workshop "Space and Aircraft" for middle school and high school students. The workshop will help students to understand the importance of Math and Science, space travel and become future candidates for NASA Astronaut Corps Program. For more information, call 601-979-1177.
When: 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Thursday, January 21
Where: Mississippi e-Center @ JSU

MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY

Event: The Mississippi State Martin Luther King Unity Breakfast/Program. The keynote speaker will be Nehemiah Flowers, Jr., retired U.S. Marshal for the Southern District of Mississippi.
When: 7 a.m. Monday, Jan. 18
Where: The Colvard Student Union's Foster Ballroom on MSU's Starkville Campus

MISSISSIPPI UNIVERSITY FOR WOMEN

Event: The campus recreation office and departments of health and kinesiology and nursing at MUW are hosting Fit Night 2010. Community members are invited to participate in fitness class demonstrations and share their exercise and diet questions with fitness and nutrition experts. Fit Night 2010 also kicks off a free, 12-week wellness program called Healthy U, which will assist participants in meeting their health objectives for 2010. Participants in Fit Night 2010 will have the opportunity to participate if fitness class demonstrations including Zumba, Pilates, Dynamic Duo, yoga and will get a first look at MUW's cycling cave, where spinning classes will be held. The cycling cave is a new addition to the recreation fitness program. A free trial week will be offered. Jan. 25-30. For more information, call campus recreation at (662) 241-7494.
When: 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday, January 19
Where: Stark Recreation Center

Event: The Science Enrichment Program at MUW will host a workshop titled Backyard Astronomy, where participants will explore the stars. The session will begin with guest instructor David Teske of Rainwater Observatory reviewing major stargazing, constellation and moon observation concepts. Guided observation of the night sky will follow and participants are encouraged to bring binoculars, telescopes and outdoor chairs. For more information, please visit the Science Enrichment Program's website at. When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, January 22
Where: Plymouth Bluff Center

Event: MUW welcomes "Functional Relationships," a national juried ceramics exhibition. Participating clay artists were challenged to create a group of functional objects that have visual and/or utilitarian harmony. Out of 125 entries, 38 pieces were chosen for display. Jurors are Matt Long, ceramics professor at the University of Mississippi, and Robert Long, ceramics professor at Mississippi State University. For more information, contact Al Holen at aholen@as.muw.edu or call (319) 621-6894.
When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. through Feb. 4
Where: Eugenia Summer Gallery

MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY

Event: MVSU Men and Women's basketball teams will host Southern University. The men's game will be nationally televised on ESPNU. Fans are asked to show their support by wearing green and white.
When: 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Monday, January 18
Where: R.W. Harrison HPER Complex

Event: Graduate Student Professional Development Workshop sponsored by the HBCU Master's Program offers graduate students professional skills and experiences beyond a normal classroom setting. For more information, contact Dr. Abigail Newsome at (662) 254-3395.
When: 6 p.m. Wednesday, January 20
Where: Science and Technology Center Auditorium

UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI

Event: The University of Mississippi chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. sponsors the annual Martin Luther King Day candlelight vigil/march, followed by a celebration at 7 p.m. honoring the 2010 Oxford-Lafayette County community's "Keeping the Dream Alive" Freedom Award Winners. For more information, contact Cathy Marshall-Smith at 662-915-7228 or cms@olemiss.edu.
When: 5:30 p.m. Monday, January 18
Where: Second Baptist Church, Oxford

Event: The University of Mississippi Department of Southern Studies sponsors a brown bag lecture previewing the 2010 Oxford Film Festival with festival directors Michael Emanuel, Molly Ferguson and Micah Ginn. For more information, call 662-915-5993.
When: Noon Wednesday, January 20
Where: Barnard Observatory lecture hall

UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI MEDICAL CENTER

Event: The Department of Pastoral Services and the Division of Multicultural Affairs at the University of Mississippi Medical Center will sponsor the annual memorial service in celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
When: 12-1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20
Where: Norman C. Nelson Student Union, 2nd floor

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI

Event: The Southern Miss baseball program will hold a showcase for high school players (grades 9-12) before a group of collegiate coaches and professional scouts.
When: 11:30 a.m. Monday, January 18
Where: Pete Taylor Park on Hattiesburg campus

Event: The annual Alliance for Graduate Education in Mississippi Winter Scholar Symposium will be held for underrepresented groups who are pursuing doctorates in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
When: Thursday-Saturday, January 21-23
Where: Thad Cochran Center on Hattiesburg campus

Event: The Southern Miss men's basketball team will host the East Carolina Pirates in Conference USA action.
When: 4 p.m. Saturday, January 23
Where: Reed Green Coliseum on Hattiesburg campus