Mississippi Public Universities
IHL Press Release
UNIVERSITY EVENTS ROUNDUP: APRIL 5-12
4/5/2010 -

DELTA STATE UNIVERSITY

Event: The Union Program Council will present violinist Natalie Stovall in a performance in the Delta and Pine Land Theatre of the Bologna Performing Arts Center.
When: 7 p.m. Monday, April 5
Where: Delta and Pine Land Theatre of the Bologna Performing Arts Center 

Event: The Delta State University Department of Music will present guest artist S. Michael Shuman and Delta State Professor of Music Dr. Karen Fosheim in a Piano Duo recital.
When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 6
Where: Recital Hall of the Bologna Performing Arts Center.

Event: The Delta State Department of Social work will host the Margaret Tullos Field Symposium.
When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, April 9
Where: Henry J. Jacobs Conference Center of James M. Ewing Hall

JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY

Event: The JSU College of Business will host Distinguished Executive Lecturer Joseph B. Anderson.
When: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 6
Where: College of Business Lecture Room 134. 

Event: The Margaret Walker Alexander Center will present the 4th Annual Creative Arts Festival: The Sit-in Movement and Student Activism 50 Years Later.
When: Wednesday-Thursday, April 7-8
Where: Jackson State University.

Event: JSU will host a reception and book signing featuring Dr. Jerry Ward, Dr. Haki Madhubuti and Dr. Maryemma Graham.
When: April 7
Where: Afrika Book Center Café, 404 Mitchell Ave., Jackson.

MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY

Event: Mississippi State's communities and organizations class in the department of social work program will organize "Hunger Strike," a charity concert to aid local food pantry groups. The benefit will feature a variety of MSU talent, including the Black Voices Choir, Generation 6:20 and the Zack Logan Band.
When: 7-11 p.m. Thursday, April 8
Where: MSU's amphitheater adjacent to the Junction

MISSISSIPPI UNIVERSITY FOR WOMEN

Event: Operation: Wild Kids (5th-12th graders) will emphasize wildlife biology and ecology. Much of this workshop will be covered in the context of early American pioneers and fur trappers/traders. It will integrate a historical perspective and provide evidence of how humans can impact natural systems. Through an orienteering activity, students will develop practical skills such as map-reading and way-finding. For more information, contact Kenny Langley at klangley@as.muw.edu
When: 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Thursday, April 8
Where: Plymouth Bluff 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

Event: Please join Alisa "AL" Holen, who teaches design and ceramic arts at MUW, at the opening reception for her exhibition of new ceramic art. The show will run through May and includes an exhibition of MUW student ceramic work. All work by Holen is for sale. For more information, e-mail aholen@as.muw.edu
When: 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. Thursday, April 8
Where: The RAC, 501 Main Street in Columbus

MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY

Event: Mississippi Valley State University's Department of Communication is presenting a series of theatrical works during April. The “Freshman Experience,” a one-act dramatic play by MVSU student Jerome Petty will be performed Tuesday, April 6 and Thursday, April 15; “Livin’ Fat,” a two-act comedy by Judi Ann Mason will be featured on Wednesday, April 7 and Tuesday, April 13; and “The Committee Meeting,” a one-act comedy by Joellen K. Bland will be produced on Thursday, April 8. The productions are under the direction of MVSU Instructor/Director Barbara Baymon. For more information, call (662) 254-3645 or (662) 254-3630.
When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, April 6-8 and April 13 and April 15
Where: Royal Room, Jacob Aron Student Union

Event: Mississippi Valley State University Campus Diversity Awareness Conference will focus on the theme, “Transforming Our Lives: It Begins With Me.” Keynote speaker is Dr. Johnny Jones, MVSU Vice President for Student Affairs, Enrollment and Campus Diversity.  For more information, call 662.254.3025.
When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, April 9
Where: MVSU Business Education Auditorium

Event: The MVSU Office of Admissions and Enrollment Management will host its annual luncheon for Mississippi principals and superintendents. The event includes University highlights, scholarship information, and other important aspects of MVSU. For more information, contact MVSU Admissions at (662) 254-3347 or 1-800-GO2-MVSU.
When: 12-2 p.m. Friday, April 9
Where: H.M. Ivy Cafeteria, Dining Hall IV

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI

Event: Renowned children’s literature author Richard Peck will be the featured speaker as part of the University Forum lecture series. The Washington Post proclaimed Peck “America’s Best Living Author for Young Adults.”
When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 6

Where: Ballrooms II and III of the Thad Cochran Center

Event: Celebrated cook and author Lucy “Lulu” Buffett will be honored by the College of Business at Southern Miss during a reception as the Boardman Entrepreneur of the Year.
When: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 8
Where: IP Casino in Biloxi, Miss.

Event: The Big Event is a university-wide community service project showcasing the university’s commitment to southern Mississippi through volunteerism. Service projects will be initiated throughout the year and will range from repairing and building homes to community beautification projects. For more information or to participate, e-mail bigevent@usm.edu.
When: Kickoff is Saturday, April 10

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI GULF PARK CAMPUS

Event: The Big Event is a university-wide community service project showcasing the university’s commitment to the Gulf Coast through volunteerism. Southern Miss Gulf Coast has partnered with the local Habitat for Humanity chapter to assist in the building of a home for a very deserving Gulf Coast family. The Big Event is designed to be the largest community service project in Southern Miss history. For more information about The Big Event at Southern Miss, call (228) 865-4577 or visit www.usm.edu/gc/students.
When: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 10

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