ALCORN STATE UNIVERSITY
Event: The Praxis Examination Preparatory Courses for the MS Teacher Licensure Examinations will be offered at the Alcorn State University Natchez and Vicksburg Campuses The preparatory courses are one credit hour at the cost $250. A textbook is not required for the course; all materials and information will be distributed by the instructors. For more information contact the cohort advisors at (601) 877-6200 or (601) 877-6208.
PLT: 4-5:50 p.m. Monday, March 8
Alternate Route: 4-5:50 p.m. Wednesday, March 10
Elementary Education: 4-5:50 p.m. Thursday, March 11
PLT: 4-5:50 p.m. Monday, March 8
Alternate Route: 4-5:50 p.m. Tuesday, March 9
Elementary Education: 4-5:50 p.m. Wednesday, March 10
Natchez Campus – Business School Building RM 212
Vicksburg Campus – Hinds Community College Banks Building RM 17
JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY
Event: Partnership for Mississippi Education and Development Initiative will hold the “The Legacy of Timbuktu Exhibition” teacher training series. JSU President Ronald Mason Jr. will be the opening speaker at 8 a.m. March 9.
When: Monday-Saturday, March 8-13
Where: International Museum of Muslim Cultures in Jackson
Event: Jackson State University will host the lecture, “Mathematics in biomedical and nanotechnology applications,” by Dr. Leela Rakesh of Central Michigan University.
When: 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 9
Where: Just Science Hall
MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY
Event: Mississippi State University's department of Communication presents "The Man from Aldergate," a one-man portrayal about the 18th century English theologian who founded the Methodist faith. Missionary BJ Johnston of Jackson will play the role of John Wesley. General admission is $10 for the performance adapted from Wesley's journals.
When: 7 p.m. Tuesday, March, 9
Where: McComas Hall main theater
Event: Diplomat Hajime Hayashi, economic minister of the Embassy of Japan in Washington, D.C., will speak in Jackson at an event sponsored by Mississippi State University's Janos Radvanyi Chair in International Security Studies. The veteran of the Japanese Foreign Ministry currently works to promote bilateral cooperation between the nation and the United States.
When: 11:45 a.m. Thursday, March 11
Where: Fairview Inn, 734 Fairview Street, in Jackson
MISSISSIPPI UNIVERSITY FOR WOMEN
Event: The MUW International Student Association and Office of Community living will have a Festival of Colors. The event is a typical celebration in parts of South Asia that heralds the beginning of spring. Some people celebrate the festival by throwing colored powder and water at each other. MUW's event will include colors, music, food and fun.
When: 2-5 p.m. Monday, March 8
Where: Demonstration School Field
Event: The annual spring choral concert will feature Encore, University Chorus, MUW Chamber Singers and MUW Chorale. There is no admission charge.
When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 9
Where: Artz Fellowship Hall of First United Methodist Church on College St.
Event: The Center for Entrepreneurship at MUW will host a seminar for individuals who are thinking about starting their own business. The seminar will focus on the steps necessary to get started and components of a successful business plan. The cost is $15 and free to MUW staff, faculty and students. Pre-registration is required. For more information, call (662) 241.6277 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
When: 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, March 11
Where: Shattuck Hall
MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Event: Mississippi Valley State University Office of Admissions & Recruitment will hold its annual Spring High School Counselors Workshop and Luncheon. For more information, call (662) 254-3346 or go to www.mvsu.edu.
When: 9 a.m.-12 p.m., workshop; 12-2 p.m., luncheon; Tuesday, March 11
Where: Business Education Building auditorium. The Luncheon will be held in the H.M. Ivy Cafeteria, Dining Hall IV
Event: The Mississippi Valley State University Disaster Resistant University Committee will hold a public meeting for viewing of the MVSU Mitigation Plan. The public is invited to attend the presentation regarding the University’s plan for preparation and or follow-up to natural and other disasters. For more information, call (662) 254-3578 or go to www.mvsu.edu.
When: 6 p.m. Monday, March 8
Where: MVSU Science & Technology Center auditorium
UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI
Event: Ambassador John Dinger of the U.S. State Department discusses national security and terrorism issues in a free, public lecture sponsored by the UM Center for Intelligence and Security Studies, Croft Institute for International Studies, Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College and Department of Legal Studies. Dinger's lecture focuses on the State Department's role in the war of terrorism, among other issues.
When: 7 p.m. Monday, March 8
Where: Farley Hall, Room 202
Event: Featuring powerful musical numbers such as "Summertime" and "It Ain't Necessarily So," the moving story of "Porgy and Bess" comes to the University of Mississippi for the only Mississippi performance on the show's 75th anniversary tour. Tickets range from $30 to $37 for various seating and are available by calling (662) 915-7411, by visiting the UM Box Office in the Student Union from noon to 4 p.m. weekdays or the Ford Center Box Office from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.
When: 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 9
Where: Ford Center for the Performing arts
Event: The Lafayette-Oxford-University Symphony is set to perform works from a variety of cultures for its spring concert, opening with the overture from the opera "The Force of Destiny" by Guiseppe Verdi and concluding with "El Amor Brujo," a ballet by Manuel de Falla. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $6 for students with a valid ID. They can be purchased at the UM Box Office in the Student Union or by calling (662) 915-7411.
When: 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 10
Where: Ford Center for the Performing Arts
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI
Event: Dr. Wayne Lee, associate professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will open the 5th Annual Richard McCarthy Lecture Series discussing the historical concept of a “Southern Way of War.”
When: 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 8
Where: Room 101 of the Liberal Arts Building
Event: The 6th Annual “What’s Up in Mississippi” education forum designed to provide pre-service and in-service teachers with information about changes in the state’s curriculum and assessment as well as other topics presented by experts from the State Department of Education.
When: 4-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 9
Where: Thames Polymer Science Research Center Auditorium.
Event: “Don’t Be Stupid Week” designed to inform and educate students on the dangers of risky behavior. Guest speakers and information booths will be available each day regarding topics such as alcohol, sex, skin care, travel safety, general safety, prescription drug abuse and other health issues.
When: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday- Friday, March 8-12
Where: Hattiesburg campus
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI GULF PARK CAMPUS
Event: The Katrina Research Center at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast will conclude the last week of the Smithsonian Institution’s Journey Stories exhibit with three final presentations. The first event, a panel discussion on Hurricane Katrina and women in the fine arts, will be led by Melody Golding of Vicksburg Monday, March 8 at 6:30 p.m. The second presentation will be made by Charles Gray on the history of Hancock County Tuesday, March 9, at 6 p.m. The final presentation is by Pass Christian Alderman Rory Robin Rafferty, Jr. on the history of Pass Christian Wednesday, March 10 at 5 p.m. Journey Stories is an interactive exhibit addressing migration and immigration as they relate to the American experience. 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.
When: March 8-10
Where: Katrina Research Center, located on the third floor of Gulf Park campus library
Event: The time has come for the Southern Miss Gulf Coast College Quiz Bowl where eight teams will compete for the coveted Southern Miss Gulf Coast College Quiz Bowl championship trophy. The College Quiz Bowl is an academic competition pitting one team of students, faculty or staff against another. The winner advances to the next round, until only 2 teams are left to compete in the Final Round. Questions will be gathered from the following five colleges: Arts and Letters, Business, Education and Psychology, Health, and Science and Technology. For more information, contact the Department of Student Services at (228) 865-4565.
When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, March 9
Where: Advanced Education Center auditorium
Event: The Sun Herald and The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast College of Business will present the Issues + Answers lecture “Is the Coast Ready for Hollywood: Lessons Learned on My Journey to Tinseltown… and Back,” with Margaret Loesch. Loesch is the first president and CEO of the new Discovery/Hasbro Joint Venture, LLC, The Hub. She and her team are rebuilding the Discovery Kids Channel and creating new family entertainment programming for television. Issues + Answers lectures are free and open to the public. For more information on this lecture or the Issues + Answers lecture series, call (228) 865-4573.
When: 7 p.m. Thursday, March 11
Where: Advanced Education Center auditorium