Mississippi Public Universities
IHL Press Release
UNIVERSITY EVENTS ROUNDUP: APRIL 26-MAY 2
4/26/2010 -

ALCORN STATE UNIVERSITY

Event: Alcorn State University will conduct an awareness campaign in observance of National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The 1974 Legislation Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) was instituted to increase public awareness and to ensure safety and welfare of children. The blue ribbon campaign, started in 1989, was initiated by a grandmother from Virginia who paid tribute to her grandson who died as a result of abuse by tying a blue ribbon to the antenna of her car. Building on this national momentum, the ASU Department of Human Sciences is planning to conduct an awareness campaign by distributing blue ribbons. For more information contact Dr. Martha Ravola, associate professor, Department of Human Sciences at (601) 877-4717 or e-mail mravola@alcorn.edu.
When: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Monday, April 26
Where: Eunice Powell Building

DELTA STATE UNIVERSITY

Event: Delta State University will host a teaching and learning presentation entitled “Music to Our Ears: Teaching with Technology and New Media.”
When: 12:15-1:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 27
Where: Recital Hall of the Bologna Performing Art Center.

Event: New work composed by a Delta State music student will be premiered by Delta State's Wind Ensemble, University Chorale and Delta Singers.
When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 27
Where: Delta and Pine Land Theater of the Bologna Performing Arts Center

Event: The Department of Music at Delta State University will present its spring choir concert, featuring the Chamber Singers, Chorale, and Delta Singers.
When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 29
Where: First United Methodist Church in Cleveland

JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY

Event: Jackson State will hold the 40th Anniversary Gibbs-Green Memorial commemorating the campus shooting of May 1970.
When: Thursday, April 29
Where: Various campus locations

MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY

Event: Two Mississippi State graduates of the 1970s now holding major Magnolia State judicial posts will be featured speakers for the university’s spring commencements. At the 9 a.m. commencement, Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice William L. "Bill" Waller Jr. of Jackson will address graduates, while the 2 p.m. commencement will be feature U.S. Northern District Judge Sharion H. Aycock will be the speaker.
When: Saturday, May 1
Where: Humphrey Coliseum

MISSISSIPPI UNIVERSITY FOR WOMEN

Event: The Office of Community Living at MUW will have a Tree Dedication Ceremony in memory of Jamelia Brown, Jaslynn McGee, Catherine Ann Muse and Alondan Turner. For more information, contact Sirena Parker, director of community living, at (662) 329-7127.
When: 2 p.m. Thursday, April 29
Where: Front of Kincannon Hall

Event: The Office of Admissions at MUW will have Transfer Registration Day for all transfer students who have been admitted for the summer or fall 2010. Students will be able to register for classes, order parking decals and get their W ID card. Campus and residence tours will available throughout the afternoon. For more information, contact the Office of Admissions at (662) 329-7106 or call toll-free 1-877-462-8439.
When: 11:15 a.m. Friday, April 30
Where: Pope Banquet Room

MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY

Event: Mississippi Valley State University Golden Key International Honour Society will have its Chartering and New Member Recognition Event. Golden Key is a mission-focused, values-based and demographics-driven organization. With 31 years of rich tradition, Golden Key remains committed to scholarship, career development, leadership and service. The Valley Golden Key Society is now one of 375 chapters at colleges and universities in eight countries. Students invited into the Golden Key Society are bachelor's or master's candidates who are sophomores, juniors, seniors, or graduate students with a 3.7 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale. For more information, contact the MVSU advisor, Ms. Bessie Hutchins.
When: 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 28
Where: William W. Sutton Building, Room 103

Event: Mississippi Valley State University will hold the Alpha Lambda Delta Chartering Ceremony. Alpha Lambda Delta is an honor society for students who have maintained a 3.5 or higher GPA on a 4.0 scale and are in the top 20 percent of their class during their first year or term of higher education. Dr. Marie O'Banner-Jackson, Associate Dean-University College at Jackson State University will serve as the installing officer. For more information, contact Barbara J.P. Washington via e-mail at bjpw@mvsu.edu.
When: 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 30
Where: Social Science Auditorium

UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI

Event: Solos by two UM music students are among the highlights of the Lafayette-Oxford-University Symphony Orchestra spring concert, which is to open with the Masquerade Suite of Armenian composer Aram Khatchaturian and also features Robert Schumann's Symphony No. 4 in D minor. Joshua Hall, a freshman music education major from Southaven, and Ben McLemore, a senior music education major from Corinth, are set to play solos during the performance. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $6 for UM students, available at the UM Box Office in the Student Union or by calling (662) 915-7411.
When: 8 p.m. Monday, April 26
Where: Ford Center for the Performing Arts

Event: A forum on Green Innovators Sustainability features student presentations about recycling, green building, food and water conservation, and transportation issues in the L-O-U community. Local sustainability leaders and experts will help field comments and questions from the audience as part of an interactive discussion about ways to make the community more sustainable. The forum, co-sponsored by a journalism class and the UM Office of Sustainability, is free and open to the public.
When: 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 28
Where: Overby Center Auditorium

Event: Eight of the nation's most talented young tap dancers take to the stage in "Tap Kids," a rousing, joyous celebration of American youth culture. In a series of musical vignettes, this theatrical production by New York Stage Originals tells the story of a group of high school kids facing challenges both mundane and momentous as they prepare for the big school dance at the end of their senior year. General admission is $12 for adults and $6 for children under 18. Tickets are available by calling (662) 915-7411, by visiting the UM Box Office in the Student Union or the Ford Center Box Office, or by going to.
When: 8 p.m. Friday, April 30
Where: Ford Center for the Performing Arts

UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI MEDICAL CENTER

Event: The University of Mississippi Medical Center’s Master Plan Steering Committee will formally unveil the institutional master facilities plan and host a discussion for all Medical Center faculty, staff and students.
When: 12 p.m. Monday, April 26
Where: Verner Holmes Learning Resource Center, Room R153 (lower amphitheater)

Event: The University of Mississippi Medical Center will honor anatomical donors and their families through its annual Ceremony of Thanksgiving. Anatomical donations are vital to the education of students, supporting both health professional education and research.
When: 12 p.m. Wednesday, April 28
Where: Asylum Cemetery on the UMMC campus

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI

Event: Fashion and merchandising students will sponsor a “Passion for Fashion” sale, a consignment sale on men’s and women’s clothing and jewelry.
When: Monday-Friday, April 26-30
Where: Union building on Hattiesburg campus

Event: The Department of Theatre and Dance will host “Crimes of the Heart,” a Pulitzer Prize-winning play set in Hazlehurst, Miss.
When: Thursday-Saturday, April 29-May 1
Where: Martha R. Tatum Theatre on Hattiesburg campus

Event: The University of Southern Mississippi will host the National History Day Workshop to help primary and secondary school teachers incorporate historical sources into their classrooms.
When: Saturday, May 1
Where: Armed Forces Museum at Camp Shelby

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI GULF PARK CAMPUS

Event: The International Development Doctoral program at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast will host a presentation on the global recession of 2008-2009 by Dr. Mordechai Kreinin, a renowned professor of International Economics. Professor Kreinin, a Fulbright Board Senior Specialist, served as past president of the International Trade and Finance Association.
When: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Friday, April 30
Where: Room 104 of the Fleming Education Center at the Southern Miss Gulf Park campus in Long Beach

Event: The College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast will recognize its outstanding students at the annual Excellence in Business Awards Luncheon. The awards presented at the luncheon include the ChevronTexaco Senior Awards, the Munro Petroleum Scholarship in Management Award, the Sun Herald Scholarship in Business Administration Award and the Business Advisory Council MBA Excellence Award, to name a few.
When: 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 1
Where: Salute Italian Restaurant, Gulfport

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