Mississippi Public Universities
IHL Press Release
UNIVERSITY EVENTS ROUNDUP: JANUARY 25-31, 2010
1/25/2010 -

ALCORN STATE UNIVERSITY

Event: The Division of Student Affairs through its Offices of Student Engagement and Student Activities will sponsor a Greek Organization Workshop and Forum. The program will be held in the Gold Room located on the second floor of the Clinton Bristow Dining Facility. Attendance is mandatory for students who are members of a Greek organization, advisors to the Greek organizations, and any other student who plans to seek membership into a fraternity or sorority during the Spring 2010 membership intake process. The general session is open to all students and all are encouraged to attend.
When: 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Saturday, January 30
Where: Clinton Bristow Dining Facility

Event: Lift Every Voice - A Gospel Music Workshop will include activities and rehearsals thru the weekend culminating in conjunction with the Black History Month Gospel Show sponsored by Sodexo campus dining services.
When: Saturday, January 30 Monday, February 1
Where: Clinton Bristow Dining Facility

Event: The Energetic Cluster Club of Claiborne County will hold a Plant Management Workshop to teach about the proper way to grow a specific plant. Participants will have the opportunity to grow a plant. There is no admission for this event. For more information contact Rilondricks Beeman at (601) 437-5011.
When: 11 a.m. Friday, January 29
Where: Claiborne County Extension Service

DELTA STATE UNIVERSITY

Event: Pianist Hominick to present guest artist recital at Delta State.
When: 7:30 p.m. Monday, January 25
Where: Recital Hall of the Bologna Performing Arts Center

Event: Pianist Bruce Levingston Matinee Show.
When: 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 26 Where: Bologna Performing Arts Center

Event: Statesmen and Lady Statesmen face off with Harding University.
When: 6-8 p.m. Thursday, January 28
Where: Sillers Coliseum

JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY

Event: Brown Initiative in HIV and AIDS Clinical Research for Minority Communities 2nd Annual Research Collaboration Meeting. For more information contact Dr. Nanetta Payne, associate director for research at the Mississippi Urban Research Center, at (601) 979-0290 or npayne@murc.org.
When: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday, January 25
Where: Jackson Medical Mall, Thad Cochran Conference Center

Event: Department of Elementary & Early Childhood Education at Jackson State University is hosting the 2010 3rd Annual Ruth Searcy Literacy Conference. For more information contact Dr. Tracy Harris at (601) 979-1749 or mailto:tracy.harris@jsums.edu
When: 6 p.m. Wednesday, January 27 and 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. Thursday, January 28
Where: JSU Student Center.

MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY

Event: Mississippi State's Career Center will hold an engineering/technical job fair open to all students and alumni.
When: 12-4 p.m. Wednesday, January 27
Where: Humphrey Coliseum

Event: MSU's Gender Studies Lecture Series presents a discussion titled "In the Name of the Mother: Gendered Conflict Over Religious Authority in an Evangelical Anti-Abortion Movement." It will discuss womens' roles in certain crisis pregnancy centers.
When: 12 p.m. Wednesday, January 27
Where: Swalm Chemical Engineering Building's Swalm Suite

Event: MSU's libraries presents a workshop and research and dissertation basics for graduate students. This will provide tips and strategies for starting and completing theses and dissertations.
When: 2 p.m. Friday, January 29
Where: Mitchell Memorial Library ELI Classroom

MISSISSIPPI UNIVERSITY FOR WOMEN

Event: The MUW's 100th Night Ceremony occurs annually 100 nights before graduation. The spring ceremony, honoring 2010 graduates, is an opportunity for student organizations to make a brief presentation to their graduating seniors.
When: 5 p.m. Thursday, January 28
Where: Carrier Chapel

Event: MUW's Hearin Leadership Program will host its ninth annual Hearin High School Leadership Conference. The conference is MUW's largest recruitment event with the purpose of introducing the Hearin Leadership Program to high school seniors from all over the world. This year's theme is Leadership Thru Time. The 100 accepted applicants will attend teambuilding workshops and have the opportunity to interview with faculty, staff and student leaders for scholarships.
When: January 29-31
Where: MUW Campus

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: The inauguration ceremony for the Mississippi Valley State University Mini Medical School, a landmark community education program at The Valley and the first school of its kind in the state of Mississippi, is being implemented in collaboration with the University of Mississippi Medical Center and the Mississippi Area Health Education Center. Modules will be offered initially to residents of the Itta Bena and Greenwood communities and expanded to individuals throughout the Mississippi Delta. For more information, please visit http://www.mvsu.edu/ or call 662-254-3578.
When: 9 a.m. Wednesday, January 27
Where: Business Education Building auditorium

Event: Mississippi Valley State University's Institute for Effective Teaching Practices (IETP) invites teachers to participate in a professional development event, RtI Classroom Management Using Positive Behavior Intervention, as part of its free Winter 2010 Saturday workshop series. There is no fee to attend the workshops, however pre-registration is required. Teachers applying for 0.5 CEU are required to pay a fee of $20 per workshop. Contact IETP at 662-254-3918 or 254-3719.
When: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, January 30
Where: Lowe Education Building

UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI

Event: The Southern studies brown bag lecture series at the University of Mississippi examines "South Africa and the American South: Can We Overcome?" Graduate student Bount Montgomery leads the discussion. For more information, call 662-915-5993.
When: 12 p.m. Wednesday, January 27
Where: Barnard Observatory lecture hall

Event: The acclaimed American Spiritual Ensemble presents its dynamic repertoire, including spirituals, classical, jazz and Broadway numbers highlighting the black experience in an Artist Series performance. Tickets are $20-$28, available at the UM Box Office in the Student Union or the Ford Center Box Office, by calling 662-915-7411.
When: 8 p.m. Friday, January 29
Where: Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts

UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI MEDICAL CENTER

Event: University of Mississippi Medical Center's groundbreaking ceremony for the School of Pharmacy's instructional and research facility.
When: 2 p.m. Monday, January 25
Where: At the building site on the north side of campus, across from the School of Dentistry parking lot

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI

Event: A reception to begin the walking program associated with the H.U.B. City Steps initiative. This is a $2 million federally funded collaboration between Southern Miss and the City of Hattiesburg.
When: 5:30 p.m. Thursday, January 28
Where: Cultural Center in downtown Hattiesburg

Event: Internationally renowned opera star Renee Fleming will perform along with the Southern Miss Symphony Orchestra in a concert to kick off the yearlong Centennial celebration.
When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, January 29
Where: Thalia Mara Hall in downtown Jackson

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI GULF PARK CAMPUS

Event: The Sun Herald and The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast College of Education and Psychology are sponsoring the Issues + Answers lecture by Charles J. Russo, "The No Child Left Behind Act: Past, Present and Future under Obama." Russo, a frequent speaker on issues of education law, is the Joseph Panzer Chair in Education in the School of Education and adjunct professor in the School of Law at the University of Dayton. Russo will address the No Child Left Behind Act, explain what it says, what has been accomplished and where education will likely go under the Obama administration. For more information on this lecture or the Issues + Answers lecture series, call (228) 865-4573.
When: 7 p.m. Thursday, January 28
Where: Advanced Education Center auditorium of The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach

Event: Gary Marchand, President and CEO of Memorial Hospital at Gulfport, will present the lecture "Healthcare Reform - How Did We Get Here?" The lecture, sponsored by the USM Student Nurses Association Gulf Park, provides an overview of the real challenges and looming issues in healthcare, such as declining reimbursement rates, supply and demand for hospital beds and physician services, and other current challenges in healthcare delivery. Guests may bring a brown bag lunch to the presentation. Dessert, coffee and water will be provided. For more information, please contact the Southern Miss Gulf Coast School of Nursing at (228) 865-4517.
When: 12 p.m. Thursday, January 28
Where: Holloway Complex Room A at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach

Event: The University of Southern Mississippi's Katrina Research Center will serve as the sixth and final location for the Smithsonian Institute's "Journey Stories" exhibit in Mississippi. Journey Stories is an interactive exhibit addressing migration and immigration as they relate to the American experience. Using engaging images, audio and artifacts, it tells stories that illustrate the critical roles travel and movement have played in building our diverse American society. The Journey Stories exhibit, sponsored by the Smithsonian Institute and Mississippi Humanities Council, will be on display at the Katrina Research Center until March 11. The exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Southern Miss Katrina Research Center at (228) 214-3423.
When: Monday, January 25
Where: Katrina Research Center, located on the 3rd floor of the library, at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach

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