Mississippi Public Universities
IHL Press Release
UNIVERSITY EVENTS ROUNDUP: FEBRUARY 1-7, 2010
2/1/2010 -

ALCORN STATE UNIVERSITY

Event: Commissioner Hank Bounds, President George E. Ross and Interim President Norris Edney will address the Alcorn community at a University-Wide Assembly. The event will be streamed live on Alcorn's website, broadcasted by WPRL and a live feed will be sent to the Natchez campus. The public is invited to attend.
When: 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, February 3
Where: Davey L. Whitney Complex

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 also 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. Participation and involvement of all students, faculty, staff and alumni is greatly encouraged. Sodexo, in partnership with the ASU Office of Student Affairs, is a proud co-sponsor of the Lift Every Voice: Expressions of a Journey with respected psalmist, musician, and clinician, William Mitchell of Dallas, Texas.
When: Monday, February 1
Where: Clinton Bristow Dining Facility

DELTA STATE UNIVERSITY

Event: Delta State University Career Services and Placement will host Spring Business Career Day. Employers from across the state will be on campus to recruit Delta State students.
When: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Wednesday, February 3
Where: Broom Hall, first floor

Event: The theatrical production of "The Wedding Singer"
When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, February 6
Where: Bologna Performing Arts Center

Event: The Delta State University Archives and Museum will host an opening reception for its newest exhibit entitled "A Compassionate Eye: Photography of William Anderson."
When: 2-4 p.m. Sunday, February 7
Where: Main Gallery of the Capps Archives and Museum

JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY

Event: The Margaret Walker Alexander National Research Center at Jackson State University will partner with the Mississippi Arts Commission to host the "Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest" for the central region of Mississippi.
When: 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 3
Where: Jackson State University Student Center ballroom

MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY

Event: Mississippi State University's Colvard Union Art Gallery presents "A Landscape for the Blues," a black and white photography exhibition featuring history and the mood of the South. .
When: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. until March 28 
Where: Colvard Student Union Art Gallery

Event: Mississippi State University's department of music presents a performance by classical guitarist and instructor Stacy Arnold of Navarro College in Texas.
When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, February 4
Where: Giles Architecture Building

Event: Mississippi State University's department of philosophy and religion presents an environmental ethics conference including featured speaker J. Baird Callicott, an internationally acclaimed environmental philosopher.
When: 9 a.m. Friday, February 5 to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, February 6

MISSISSIPPI UNIVERSITY FOR WOMEN

Event: The Rev. Rayfield Evins, pastor of Southside M.B. Church, will be the guest speaker for Town & Tower Club's annual Community Prayer Breakfast. Town & Tower's purpose is to promote the mutual interests of Columbus and MUW. The cost is $10. For more information, please call Linda Keel in the MUW Development Office at (662) 329-7148.
When: 7 a.m. Thursday, February 4
Where: Pope Banquet Room

Event: MUW's Creating High Achievement in Mathematics and Problem Solving (CHAMPS) project will host a Super Saturday Workshop for Teachers. Claudia Carter and Debbie Fancher will lead the workshop focusing on fun math activities for the classroom. Advanced registration is required. The cost is $20 and 0.5 continuing education units will be available for participants. For more information, contact Sarah Sumners at (662) 241-6088 or email.
When: Saturday, February 6
Where: Plymouth Bluff Center

Event: MUW will host the 2010 Women's Center for Entrepreneurship Smart Start Series. This series will be an interactive educational event geared toward helping and empowering women in making smart choices and decisions that can lead to successful business ventures. Other workshop dates are set for Feb. 25 and March 11 and 25. The cost is $15 per session or $50 to attend the entire series. Pre-registration is required. For more information, contact Lucy Betcher at (662)-241-6277.
When: 5:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, February 9 
Where: Shattuck Hall

MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY

Event: Mississippi Valley State University's Institute for Effective Teaching Practices (IETP) invites teachers to participate in a professional development event, Creating Connections Between Reading and Life Events Using Bibliotherapy, 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 (662) 254-3719.
When: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, February 6
Where: Lowe Education Building

UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI

Event: Some 105 works of art will be displayed at the University of Mississippi Museum as it hosts the 2010 Mississippi Collegiate Art Competition exhibition through March 6. An opening reception and awards ceremony kicks off the exhibition. For more information, call (662) 915-7073. 
When: 2-4 p.m. Saturday, February 6
Where: University Museum, located at Fifth Street and University Avenue

Event: Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel is the guest lecturer for the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College 2010 Spring Convocation. A Nobel Peace Prize winner and Boston University professor, Wiesel has worked on behalf of oppressed people for much of his adult life. Free tickets are required and will be available Monday (Feb. 1) by calling (662) 915-7411.
When: 7:30 p.m. Monday, February 8
Where: Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI

Event: A groundbreaking ceremony will be held for a new house built by Habitat for Humanity for Southern Miss employee Melissa Carpenter.
When: 10 a.m. Thursday, February 4
Where: Celeste Place Subdivision on Edwards Street in Hattiesburg

Event: The University of Southern Mississippi will host the 14th Annual DuBard Symposium: Dyslexia and Related Disorders, which will include renowned guest speakers and related health care professionals.
When: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, February 4 and 5
Where: Thad Cochran Center

Event: Dr. Alan Bellack, internationally recognized expert in schizophrenia, will be the featured speaker at the 7th Annual Hildman Colloquium sponsored by the Department of Psychology.
When: 3 p.m. Friday, February 5
Where: Ballroom III