Mississippi Public Universities
IHL Press Release
UNIVERSITY EVENTS ROUNDUP: FEBRUARY 22-28, 2010
2/22/2010 -

ALCORN STATE UNIVERSITY

Event: Alcorn State University’s Center for Rural Life & Economic Development is offering a 15 week Entrepreneurial Development Workshop Series for Southwest Mississippi residents and members of the Alcorn family. Classes are designed to help you develop your business ideas from conception through startup or to expand your present business. You will hear from guest speakers who are experts in business startup procedures as well as state and local statutes. You will learn successful business practices from leading business owners and participate in hands-on projects to create and develop a marketable business plan. At the end of the series, your business plan will earn you a Certificate in Entrepreneurial Development. For more information, call (601) 877-6119.
When: 6-8 p.m. Monday, February 22
Where: Biotechnology Building

Event: An information session for support staff and frontline workers for Alcorn’s Southern Hospitality Academy – an educational program to improve and grow customer service. The session is sponsored by Alcorn State University, the Mississippi Development Authority, Isle of Capri, along with other community partners. The objectives of this program are to improve the level and quality of Natchez hospitality and customer service, to support a well-trained frontline group of ambassadors, to encourage the success of conferences and conventions, to attract additional activity to our area, and to promote local pride through individual positive attitudes about work, the region and the future.
When: 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, February 25
Where: Visitor Center in Natchez

DELTA STATE UNIVERSITY

Event: Dr. Chris Myers Asch will speak about "Plantation Mentalities: James O. Eastland, Fannie Lou Hamer and the Long Reach of Paternalism” at the 13th Annual Sammy O. Cranford Memorial Lecture in History.
When: 7 p.m. Monday, February 22
Where: Jobe Auditorium

Event: DSU presents the “A Compassionate Eye: Photography by William Anderson” exhibit. For more information, call (662) 846-4780
When: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, February 22-25; 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, February 26
Where: Capps Archives & Museum

Event: The Bologna Performing Arts Center Matinee Series presents “HeartBEAT Afrika.”
When: 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Thursday, February 25
Where: BPAC Delta & Pine Land Theatre

JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY

Event: Ambassador Andrew Young will speak at JSU’s Martin Luther King Convocation
When: 10 a.m. Thursday, February 25.
Where: Rose E. McCoy Auditorium

Event: JSU’s Department of Speech Communications and Theatre will present “For Color Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf.” Tickets are $5 for students and senior adults and $10 for general admission.
When: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25, 26, 27; 3 p.m. Feb. 28.
Where: Rose E. McCoy Auditorium

MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY

Event: Mississippi State will feature musical settings of several poems by 20th century poet T.S. Elliot. Sponsored by the university’s music department, the free program, “T.S. Eliot’s Poetry in Song,” will feature music instructor and concert pianist Karen Murphy and Nancy Hargrove, an MSU William L. Giles Distinguished Professor Emerita of English. Performers will sing works associated with Eliot’s poetry. For more information, call (662) 325-3070.
When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 23
Where: Giles Hall auditorium

MISSISSIPPI UNIVERSITY FOR WOMEN

Event: The MUW Department of Music and Theatre will perform William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Tickets are $5 for all advanced ticket sales and $10 at the door. All seats are general admission, non-reserved seats. Patrons must be in their seats by 7:25 p.m. and latecomers may not be seated. No children under the age of 5 are allowed in the theatre for this performance. Tickets will be on sale in the lobby of Hogarth Dining Center from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. beginning Thursday, February 18 through Friday, February 26. All other sales will be at the door only.
When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, February 25-27
Where: Cromwell Theatre

Event: The Office of Career Services at MUW will host its annual dining etiquette event. Students will learn proper dining etiquette and attire for interviews. Dr. Pat Pesci, also known as Mr. Etiquette, will be the guest speaker for the evening. He is the director of the hospitality management and dietetics program at Kansas State University. For more information, contact Towanda Williams at (662) 241-7619 or twilliams@ss.muw.edu.
When: 5:30 p.m. Thursday, February 25
Where: Pope Banquet Room, Hogarth Dining Center

Event: The MUW Department of Art and Design’s Community College Faculty Exhibition is currently on display. The exhibit features work from nine different artists who teach at community colleges around Mississippi. These teachers are John Marshall of Meridian Community College, Curtis Houston and Daniel Bass of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Shawn Whittington and Thomas Douglas of Itawamba Community College, Lisa Spinks and Terry Cherry of East Mississippi Community College in Scooba and Tom Ross and Janet Campbell of Copiah-Lincoln.
When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Monday-Friday) through Thursday, March 4
Where: Eugenia Summer Gallery

MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY

Event: Mississippi Valley State University will hold its annual Black History Convocation featuring Pastor Brandon Blake of Memphis. The observance theme is “Educating the Mind to Create Tomorrow's Talented Tenth.” For more information, call (662) 254-3357 or go to www.mvsu.edu.
When: 11 a.m. Thursday, February 25
Where: H.G. Carpenter Auditorium

Event: Mississippi Valley State University will hold its annual Honors Luncheon recognizing Mississippi’s outstanding honor students. Scholarships will be awarded. For more information, contact the MVSU Office of Admissions at 1-800-GO2MVSU or visit www.mvsu.edu.
When: 11 a.m. Saturday, February 27
Where: Dining Hall IV, H.G. Ivy Cafeteria

Event: The MVSU Mini Medical School Health Education Lecture Series will feature information regarding healthy lifestyles and nutrition to the community and MVSU faculty and staff. Featured speakers include faculty and staff of MVSU, the University of Mississippi Medical Center and the Mississippi Area Health Education Center. For more information, call MVSU Delta Health Alliance at (662) 254-3020 or go to www.mvsu.edu.
When: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday, February 27
Where: MVSU Science & Technology Center

UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI

Event: The American Association of University Women conducts its annual Jan Hawks Memorial Book Sale, with all proceeds going to scholarships for University of Mississippi students and to the AAUW Educational Foundation, the world's largest source of funding exclusively for graduate women. For more information, contact Amy E. Mark at (662) 915-7867 or aemark@olemiss.edu.
When: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, February 22, and Tuesday, February 23
Where: Student Union lobby

Event: George R. Lucas, Class of 1984 Distinguished Chair in Ethics in the Vice Admiral James B. Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership at the U.S. Naval Academy, discusses "New Rules for New Wars: Military Ethics and Irregular Warfare." His discussion focuses on recent developments that fall under the heading of "irregular warfare," including the advent of "cyber warfare," the problem of ethical interoperability among coalition forces, and the use of robots, academic scholars and private contractors in combat zones. This lecture is sponsored by the Lott Leadership Institute and the Department of Philosophy and Religion. For more information, contact Eric Weber at (662) 915-1336 or etweber@olemiss.edu.
When: 4 p.m. Tuesday, February 23
Where: Overby Center Auditorium

Event: Taide Ding, a freshman at Oxford High School, performs works by Clementi, Chopin, Liszt, Ravel and Rachmaninoff at a free recital, accompanied by violinist Rosalie Doerksen and clarinetist Heather Rodgers. Taide has won five consecutive gold medals in the state piano concerto competition and three consecutive gold medals in the State Special Recognition Recitals for the Mississippi Music Teachers Association. For more information, contact Ian Hominick at ihominic@olemiss.edu or (662) 915-1282.
When: 3 p.m. Sunday, February 28
Where: Nutt Auditorium

UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI MEDICAL CENTER

Event: University of Mississippi Medical Center will participate in an "earthquake" drill through a regional exercise with the National Disaster Medical System. The natural disaster drill will include area hospitals, the Mississippi State Department of Health, the Army and Air National Guard and American Medical Response. The Med 1 mobile hospital will be used in the drill.
When: 9 a.m. Thursday, February 25
Where: Thompson Air Field in Flowood, off Airport Road

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI

Event: The Spring 2010 Career Fair will feature employers, organizations and graduate schools on hand to discuss full-time positions, internships, cooperative education opportunities and graduate programs.
When: 12-4 p.m. Wednesday, February 24
Where: Thad Cochran Center, 3rd floor

Event: News conference and book signing by reality television star Lauren Conrad.
When: 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. Wednesday, February 24
Where: Barnes & Nobles on Hattiesburg campus

Event: Confidently You Conference for 5th and 6th grade girls in the Pine Belt area will address self-esteem issues and the media’s distortion of beauty.
When: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, February 27
Where: Thad Cochran Center

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI GULF PARK CAMPUS

Event: In recognition of Black History Month, Dr. Douglas Bristol, associate professor of history at The University of Southern Mississippi, will present “Knights of the Razor” during a brown bag lunch event. “Knights of the Razor,” a recent book release from Bristol, reflects on the lives of black barbers who were able to exercise free speech. Prior to the Civil War, these men had power over their white clients because they yielded sharp tools while providing their services. The presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, call (228) 214-3450.
When: 12-1 p.m. Wednesday, February 24
Where: Room 204 of the library at the Southern Miss Gulf Park campus in Long Beach

Event: Through the Smithsonian Institution’s Journey Stories traveling exhibit, the Katrina Research Center at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast will host a presentation to introduce a new exhibit about the Gulf Coast Vietnamese community. The presentation will feature "The People Within" photo project by Sun Herald photojournalist Tim Isbell; Kaitlin Truong of Asian Americans for Change; Southern Miss faculty member and photographer Betty Press; and oral interviews and photographs from the "Vietnamese Americans of the Gulf Coast Oral History Project" by Linda VanZandt of the Southern Miss Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage. The Journey Stories exhibit, sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution 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 or online, visit www.usm.edu/katrina.
When: 6 p.m. Thursday, February 25
Where: Katrina Research Center, located on the third floor of the Southern Miss Gulf Park campus library in Long Beach