Mississippi Public Universities
IHL Press Release
UNIVERSITY EVENTS ROUNDUP: FEBRUARY 8-14, 2010
2/8/2010 -

ALCORN STATE UNIVERSITY

Event: Student Support Services will present the “7 Habits of Highly Successful People.” David Hayes, a keynote speaker and management consultant trained to facilitate sessions on the book by Franklin Covey, will lead the discussion.
When: 8-12 p.m. Saturday, February 13
Where: Clinton Bristow Jr. Dining Hall Gold Room

Event: The Office of Career Services will host a Spring 2010 Career Fair and Graduate/Professional School Expo.
When: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, February 10
Where: James L. Bolden Campus Union Ballroom

DELTA STATE UNIVERSITY

Event: The Year of the Arts Presents "Out Of This World: An Avant-Garde Adventure in Film and Music."
When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, February 11
Where: Recital Hall of the Bologna Performing Arts Center

Event: High School Honor Choir Festival.
When: Friday, February 12- Sunday, February 14. The festival concludes with a performance at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 14.
Where: Bologna Performing Arts Center

Event: Ravetto and Fosheim will present a faculty recital.
When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 9
Where: Recital Hall of the Bologna Performing Arts Center

JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY

Event: Jackson State University Dining Services and the Department of Music hosts “Live at the Legacy,” a lunchtime musical series. The weekly series will feature performances by various JSU ensemble and individual groups and performers from the campus community and metro area.
When: 12-2 p.m. Tuesday, February 9
Where: Legacy Dining, JSU Student Center.

Event: JSU College of Business hosts distinguished lecturer, Kneeland Youngblood, founding partner of Pharos Capital Group.
When: 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 10
Where: JSU College of Business, lecture room 134

MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY

Event: Katelyn Costanza, a forecaster with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will her experiences as she works in the New Orleans region. She will also discuss employment opportunities with NOAA.
When: 6 p.m. Wednesday, February 10
Where: McCain Engineering Building Room 120

MISSISSIPPI UNIVERSITY FOR WOMEN

Event: Dr. James Hill, who is with the Rainwater Observatory, will discuss "The Secret Lives of Stars." For more information call (662) 329-7376 or email dkerzel@as.muw.edu.
When: 12 p.m. Wednesday, February 10
Where: Parkinson Hall, Room 117

Event: Chuck D, leader and co-founder of the legendary rap group Public Enemy, will speak on "Race, Rap and Reality" as part of the Gordy Honors Forum Series. The event is free and open to the public. Groups interested in reserving seats, should call Dr. Tom Velek, director of the Ina E. Gordy Honors College, at (662) 241-6850.
When: 6 p.m. Thursday, February 11
Where: Nissan Auditorium, Parkinson Hall

MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY

Event: MTV pop icon Fonzworth Bentley, aka Derek Watkins, will deliver his “Advance Your Swagger,” message to Mississippi Valley State University and area Delta students. The event, hosted by the MVSU Men’s College, will give Bentley an opportunity to tell high school and college students that the road to success merits manners, confidence and style. He says his book is designed to bring his generation back to the grace and dignity of their ancestors. For more information, call (662) 254-3882.
When: 11 a.m. Thursday, February 11
Where: H.G. Carpenter Auditorium

Event: Mississippi Valley State University’s Institute for Effective Teaching Practices (IETP) invites teachers to participate in a professional development event, Teaching Kids about Money Makes Sense as part of the free Winter 2010 Saturday series of professional development events. Other professional development activities scheduled through IETP are: Project WET (Water Education for Teachers): Feb. 20 at the MVSU Greenwood Center from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Developing Family Literacy Connections to Foster Reading Engagement and Improvement: Feb. 27 at the MVSU Itta Bena campus from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; KidPix Creativity Software: March 6 at MVSU Itta Bena campus from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 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. Additional information and online registration is available.
When: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, February 13
Where: Lowe Education Building

UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI

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.
When: 7:30 p.m. Monday, February 8
Where: Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts

Event: John Knapp, the Mann Family Professor of Ethics and Leadership and director for the Frances Marlin Mann Center for Ethics & Leadership at Samford University, kicks off the UM School of Business Administration's Ethics Lecture Series with "Ethics in the Era of Hyperaccountability." The event is free and open to the public. For more information call (662) 915-1103.
When: 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 9
Where: Holman Hall, Room 30

Event: The national tour of "Cabaret" comes to Oxford for one performance, complete with show-stopping musical numbers including "It Couldn't Please Me More," "Wilkommen," "Cabaret," "Don't Tell Mama" and "Two Ladies." Tickets are $30-37 and are available by calling (662) 915-7411 or online.
When: 8 p.m. Saturday, February 13
Where: Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI

Event: Two experts from the Civil Rights era will offer a presentation titled, “Civil Rights and Black Power: The Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and the Black Panther Party” as part of the Center for Black Studies’ tribute to Black History Month.
When: 6 p.m. Tuesday, February 9
Where: Polymer Science Auditorium of the Shelby Freland Thames Polymer Science Research Center

Event: Basketball fund-raiser to help defray costs of the Habitat for Humanity home constructed for Southern Miss employee Melissa Carpenter. Renowned Harlem Ambassadors will take on the Habitat Hoopsters.
When: 7 p.m. Friday, February 12
Where: Clinton Gymnasium on the campus of William Carey University

Event: Kickoff ceremony for the H.U.B. City Steps walking program. This is a collaborative health and fitness program between the City of Hattiesburg and the university.
When: 11 a.m. Saturday, February 13
Where: Vernon Dahmer Park in downtown Hattiesburg

UNIVERISTY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI GULF PARK CAMPUS

Event: As part of the Smithsonian Institution’s Journey Stories exhibit, the Katrina Research Center at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast will host a lecture by University of South Alabama Professor Kern Jackson which will detail the history of Mardi Gras. Following Jackson’s lecture will be a film screening of Orders of the Myth. Journey Stories is an interactive exhibit addressing migration and immigration as they relate to the American experience. The Journey Stories exhibit, which will be on display at the Katrina Research Center until March 11, is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Southern Miss Katrina Research Center at (228) 214-3423 or visit www.usm.edu/katrina.
When: 6:40 p.m. Monday, February 8
Where: Advanced Education Center auditorium of The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach

Event: The Katrina Research Center at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast will feature guest speaker Gulfport Mayor George Schloegel in a discussion about the Gulf Coast Carnival Association and its role in preserving Mardi Gras along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. This discussion is part of Smithsonian Institution’s Journey Stories exhibit, an interactive exhibit addressing migration and immigration as they relate to the American experience. The Journey Stories exhibit, which will be on display at the Katrina Research Center until March 11, is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Southern Miss Katrina Research Center at (228) 214-3423 or visit www.usm.edu/katrina.
When: 5:30 p.m. Thursday, February 11
Where: Katrina Research Center, located on the third floor of The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus library in Long Beach