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This week at The University of Southern Mississippi

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Listed below is a calendar of events at The University of Southern Mississippi's Hattiesburg campus for the week of April 6-10 that would provide coverage opportunities for media. Consult the contact info for each listing to obtain more information.

Graduate Student Appreciation Week

Events begin today (Monday) with the Graduate School Hall of Fame portrait unveiling from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. in the McCain Library Breezeway. The appreciation week will also include workshops, a recruitment fair and graduate student mixer. For more information, call 601.266.4639 or visit: http://www.usm.edu/graduate-school News Conference to Announce Master's Degree Program

9 a.m., Thursday, April 9. Rear courtyard of new Scianna Hall. The Southern Miss College of Business and the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security are partnering to offer a new Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in Sports Security Management. Officials from both areas will be on hand to provide insight and answer questions. For more information, contact Alison Crumpton at 601.266.6183 or Alison.crumpton@usm.edu Century Park South Dedication and Ribbon-Cutting

10 a.m., Thursday, April 9. Spirit Park, Hattiesburg campus. The University's new residential complex will be officially dedicated. Following the ceremony, the featured facilities will host receptions and tours. For more information, contact Jennifer Payne at 601.266.5330 or Jennifer.payne@usm.edu Children's Book Festival

Wednesday, April 8 – Friday, April 10, Thad Cochran Center, Hattiesburg campus. Each year, more than 400 teachers and librarians from across the nation come to the University of Southern Mississippi to hear major speakers and participate in concurrent sessions and workshops as authors, illustrators, and experts in the field share their knowledge and experience. For more information, call 601.266.4228 or visit: http://www.usm.edu/childrens-book-festival About The University of Southern Mississippi

Founded in 1910, The University of Southern Mississippi is a comprehensive doctoral and research-driven university with a proud history and an eye on the future. A dual-campus university, Southern Miss serves students on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, in addition to five teaching and research sites in Mississippi and through Online at Southern Miss. Since 2006, Southern Miss students have collected seven Goldwater Scholarships, three Truman Scholarships and 10 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. Our Center for Undergraduate Research affords our students meaningful research opportunities, and as a proven leader in innovation, we conduct transformative research that translates into real-world solutions. As one of a select number of institutions in the nation accredited in art, dance, music and theatre, we are a haven for creativity and artistic expression. In the classroom or lab, on the playing field, or in the performance hall, we strive to have a positive impact not only on our students, but also the world around us. Further information is found at www.usm.edu.

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