Mississippi Public Universities
IHL Press Release
UNIVERSITY EVENTS ROUNDUP: MARCH 29-APRIL 4
3/29/2010 -

ALCORN STATE UNIVERSITY

Event: The Alcorn State University Extension Program in partnership with the Mississippi Association of Cooperatives will sponsor the 19th Annual Small Farmers Conference in Jackson. Pearlie S. Reed, assistant secretary of administration for the U.S.  Department of Agriculture, will serve as the “Women in Business” banquet speaker. “Cultivating the Way…..for Prosperous Generations,” is this year’s conference theme; Barbie Bassett, chief meteorologist for WLBT-TV in Jackson is the keynote speaker. Sessions will be held on a number of topics including, “Let’s Talk” Round Talk discussion, Alternate Energy Opportunities, How to Sell at Farmers Markets, Quality Control and Vegetable Production and Handling, and Value-Added Production. To register for the conference visit http://www.smallfarmersconference.org/ or contact Myra Bryant at (601) 352-2750.
When: Monday-Wednesday, March 29-30, with the keynote address at 9 a.m. Monday, March 29
Where: Keynote address in the Regency Room of the Regency Hotel and Conference Center, 400 Greymont Ave. in Jackson

Event: Alcorn State University will host a teacher recruitment day to provide students with pertinent and accurate information about specific fields of work in education. All majors and all classifications are asked to attend this career event. There will also be recruitment for students interested in alternative certification programs for non education majors. Professional dress and résumés are required for admission. For more information contact Career Services at (601) 877-6325.
When: 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 31
Where: James L. Bolden Campus Union Ballroom

Event: Alcorn State University will host Media Day 2010 with visitors including Don Hudson, The Clarion-Ledger; Jimmie Gates, The Clarion-Ledger; Cedric Tillman, Vicksburg-Warren School District; Clara Ross Stamps, Alcorn State University; Charles Sheppard, Alcorn State University; Tim Crisler, Entergy; Jerod Buford, WTYJ-FM; Jerome Myles, WTYJ-FM and WPRL-FM; and Lorman Mass Communications students. A luncheon featuring Alice Tisdale, publisher of The Jackson Advocate, will be held. The event ends with an awards banquet and student accomplishments celebration.
When: 8:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. (6 p.m. awards banquet) Thursday, April 1
Where: Morning Session – Agriculture Extension Building

DELTA STATE UNIVERSITY

Event: The Department of Music of Delta State University will present Dr. Jungwon Anne Shin, pianist, in a guest artist recital.
When: 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 29
Where: Recital Hall of the Bologna Performing Arts Center 

Event: The Delta State University Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. John Wojcik, will perform in concert.
When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 30
Where: Delta and Pine Land Theatre of the Bologna Performing Arts Center 

Event: Rick Lowe, artist, community activist, and founder of Project Row Houses in Houston, Texas, will present a guest lecture as part of Delta State University’s Year of the Arts Celebration.
When: 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 31
Where: Jobe Hall Auditorium

JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY

Event: Thirtieth annual JSU School of Social Work Month Celebration featuring author, psychotherapist and wellness expert Dwayne Buckingham, will be held at Jackson State University alum.
When: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday, March 31
Where: Mississippi e-Center @JSU, 1230 Raymond Road in Jackson.

Event: The Jackson Heart Study Symposium will be held promoting scientific productivity using Jackson Heart Study data. For more information call (601) 979-8731.
When: Wednesday, March 31
Where: School of Health Sciences, Jackson Medical Mall, Room 148

Event: The Walter Payton Recreation and Wellness Center Sweetness 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Fun Run & Family Day will be held.
When: Beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 3
Where: Walter Payton Recreation and Wellness Center

MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY

Event: The President’s Commission on the Status of Women at Mississippi State University presents a self-defense course through a partnership with the university policy department. The program focuses on awareness, prevention, risk reduction, and risk avoidance and then progresses to basic self-defense techniques.
When: 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 30
Where: The Palmeiro Center's Turf Room

MISSISSIPPI UNIVERSITY FOR WOMEN

Event: MUW will host its first To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA) House Tour. TWLOHA is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery. Students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to gather for a night of lyrics and conversation led by Chad Moses, a representative from the TWLOHA organization. Traveling with Moses will be Damion Suomi, Andy Zipf and Lauris Vidal to share their lyrics of pain, hope and redemption. For more information about MUW’s event, please contact Stacie Jones at slj4@muw.edu. Additional information about TWLOHA can be found at http://www.twloha.com/.
When: 7 p.m. Monday, March 29
Where: W Room, Hogarth Student Center

Event: The Juried Student Exhibition at MUW features various pieces by undergraduate students at MUW. For more information, contact the MUW Department of Music and Theatre at (662) 329-7341.
When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, through April 8
Where: Eugenia Summer Gallery

MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY

Event: Mississippi Valley State University Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation will sponsor the Special Olympics. For more information, call (662) 254-3578.
When: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, April 1
Where: University Track, Rice-Totten Stadium

Event: Former Mississippi Governor William Winter and former Mississippi Representative Robert G. Clark will be the keynote speakers at the inaugural Conference of the Thompson-Hamer-Henry-Evers Mississippi Executive Academy for Public Leadership. Luncheon tickets are $25 per individual. “The Mississippi Executive Academy for Public Leadership honors the legacy of outstanding service and leadership to Mississippi by Bennie Thompson, Aaron Henry, Fannie Lou Hamer and Medgar Evers,” said Dr. Marvin Haire, director of MVSU’s Delta Research & Cultural Institute.

DRCI is co-sponsoring the conference with Tougaloo College’s Center for Civic Engagement & Social Responsibility. The event marks the first collaboration between the two organizations and incorporates the annual Robert G. Clark Leadership Lecture Series as part of presentations. For more information, call (662) 254-3979 or e-mail tthemea@mvsu.edu.
When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, April 1
Where: Leflore County Business & Manufacturing Development Center, 40500 Hwy. 82 W., directly across from Mississippi Valley State University.

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.
When: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday, April 3
Where: MVSU Science & Technology Center

UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI

Event: The National Sea Grant Law Center (NSGLC) at the University of Mississippi will host a symposium on “Addressing Uncertainty of Environmental Problems: The Challenges of Adaptive Management.” The symposium’s goal is to raise awareness of national environmental issues and their unique challenges to Mississippi and the Gulf of Mexico region. The event also provides networking and professional development opportunities in environmental law for attorneys, national and state government officials and lawmakers. Notre Dame law professor Alejandro Camacho is the symposium’s keynote speaker. The public is welcome to attend but a $50 registration fee is required for the full two-day event.
When: Tuesday and Wednesday, March 30-31, with the keynote address at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 30

Where:  Keynote address in Ballroom A of The Inn at Ole Miss

Event: University Museum is reaching into its vault to create a Southern folk art exhibit featuring important and interesting pieces that have not been displayed in several years, including works by Jimmy Lee Sudduth, Mose Tolliver, Sister Gertrude Morgan, Luster Willis and M.B. Mayfield. The exhibit opens with a Brown Bag Lecture on Southern Folk Art by Esther Sparks Sprague of the UM Department of History. Bring a lunch and bring a friend. For more information, contact Laura Parkinson at parkinso@olemiss.edu.
When: 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 30
Where: University Museum, Fifth Street and University Avenue

Event: The UM Department of Music hosts a spring choral concert featuring Men's and Women's Glee and Women's Ensemble. Among the evening’s repertoire will be a performance of "Lux Aeterna" conducted by guest composer K. Lee Scott, a renowned musician, teacher and composer best known for his church music. The Men’s Glee will premiere this five-movement work that is scored for men’s choir, piano, flute, cello and timpani, and the performance will be recorded for distribution through Hinshaw Music Publications. The performance is free to the public.
When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 30
Where: Nutt Auditorium

UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI MEDICAL CENTER

Event: University of Mississippi Medical Center presents the annual Mini Med School, a series of faculty presentations in March designed to shed light on some of the health mysteries impacting the state. This week, the Southern Remedy radio show will be live with host Dr. Rick deShazo and guest Dr. Honey East, a lipid specialist, taking audience questions.
When: 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 30
Where: Norman C. Nelson Student Union, 2nd floor conference center

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI

Event: Southern Miss celebrates the 100th anniversary of its legislative founding with a full day of Founders’ Day activities.
When: 10:30 a.m. Ceremony/2:30 p.m. Convocation Tuesday, March 30
Where: Ceremony at Gateway entrance to the campus on Hardy Street; convocation at Bennett Auditorium

Event: Dr. Karen Hostettler, assistant professor of human performance and recreation, will present “The Development of the Female Athlete Triad Risk Scale” as part of the Brown Bag Series.
When: 12:15-1:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 30
Where: Room 213 of Cook Library

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI GULF PARK CAMPUS

Event: The Katrina Research Center at The University of Southern Mississippi will present its latest exhibit, “Haiku and Essays: Word Pictures of Moments in Time,” by Frank Smith beginning March 30. Smith, a resident of Long Beach, is a retired railroad freight conductor. Serving in the Intelligence Service of the U.S. Army, Smith gained an interest in haiku and bonsai while living in Okinawa, Japan, for six years. Haiku, an ancient form of poetry from China and Japan, consists of only 17 syllables within three lines of the poem. The haiku should include a seasonal word to indicate a specific time of year. For more information, contact the Southern Miss Katrina Research Center at (228) 214-3423 or visit www.usm.edu/katrina.
When: The exhibit will open with a community reception at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 30.
Where: Katrina Research Center, 3rd floor of The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus library in Long Beach

Event: The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast will host the Southern Miss Jazz and Blues Festival Saturday, April 3. The event is free and open to the public. The musical acts to perform at the festival are the Steve Warren Band, Swampnoise, the Jerry Ball Jazz and Blues Quintet and Southern Miss Jazz Sextet+1. In addition to the musical performances, there will be an Easter egg hunt for children ages 12 and under beginning at 11 a.m. Children can also have their photo taken with the Easter Bunny from 10 a.m. – noon. The Shed BBQ and Blues Joint Highway 53, Ziggy’s and Port City Café are among a variety of food and drink vendors to take part at the festival. Arts and crafts vendors, along with free children’s’ activities, will be set up throughout the festival grounds. The festival is sponsored by Magic 93.7 FM, the city of Long Beach, Lamar Advertising and WLOX-TV. Proceeds will be used to further develop the Southern Miss Gulf Coast Student Government Association. The Southern Miss Gulf Park campus is at 730 East Beach Boulevard in Long Beach.
When: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, April 3
Where: Front lawn of the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach

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