As part of the Sarah Isom Center for Women Spring 2010 Brown Bag Lecture Series, an International Women’s Day Panel in honor of Women’s History Month and CEDAW Day is set for noon Monday in the Faulkner Room in Archives & Special Collections on the third floor of J.D. Williams Library. The panel is moderated by Daphne Ingene with an introduction by Greet Provoost, Office of International Programs. (February 25, 2010)
Local schools and the University of Mississippi will not hold classes this week. (February 25, 2010)
Solo exhibition featuring the work of William Andrews, director of the University Museums and Historic Houses, and adjunct professor of art at the University of Mississippi. For more information, contact the Department of Art, 116 Meek Hall, email@example.com, 662-915-7193. (February 25, 2010)
Oxford EAGLE Co-Publisher Tim Phillips and Lucy Schultze talk about The EAGLE’s new web site project as part of a panel about the future of community newspapers, moderated by Samir Husni. You can view the video here. The entire program runs a little more than an hour. (February 25, 2010)
A CONVERSATION WITH… — Recently retired from the Mississippi Highway Patrol, Abbeville native Ricky Roy is now working part-time with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department. After 27 years of driving — a good 900,000 miles on the road — he’s settling into a new rhythm and looking towards the future. (February 25, 2010, Page 3)
The Oxford Park Commission and the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council announce the inaugural “Oxford’s Got Talent” competition. This friendly community competition will take place March 23 at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center. To register to perform and for more information, visit www.oxfordarts.com or www.oxfordparkcommission.com. (February 24, 2010)
Second Baptist Church is looking for male chefs for its third annual “Men Who Cook” contest. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 13 in the Tankersley Fellowship Hall, located at 611 Jackson Ave.
Pastors and any men in the community are asked to show off their culinary skills by serving their favorite dish to the public. Each contestant invites his friends to come out and taste the dishes which will be judged by certified chefs for a grand prize.
Admission for tasting is a minimum $5 donation for adults and $3 for children. Tickets will be available through the contestants or by calling 234-3335 after 5 p.m.
Those interested in signing up can contact Lola Pearson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Entries need to include a name, address, phone number and the name of the dish the contestant expects to prepare. (February 24, 2010)
The Sunflower County Freedom Project, an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to educational excellence and leadership development among disadvantaged youth in the Mississippi Delta, will host a benefit for the Freedom Project on Wednesday at Frank and Marlee’s. An art sale will be held from 7 to 9 p.m., and bands will begin at 9. Performers included John Causey, Young Buffalo, Junk Culture, and Fussell and Hollister. There is no cover charge, but donations, big or small, are recommended. All proceeds will benefit the Freedom Project. (February 24, 2010)
The Lenten Luncheon Series continues this week at the Oxford-University United Methodist Church. The theme for this year’s series is, “Who has influenced your spiritual life?” The speaker this week will be Dan Jones, chancellor at Ole Miss. Lunch begins at noon on Wednesdays in the church’s activities center. A light lunch and a nursery will be provided. Located at 424 S. 10th St. (February 24, 2010)
The Ole Miss Faculty/Staff Association will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Inn at Ole Miss. Former University Police Chief Mike Stewart will discuss Wildrose Kennels Inc., the largest breeder and trainer of imported British and Irish Labrador retrievers in North America. All Ole Miss retirees and their guests are invited to this program by a fellow retiree and his award-winning dogs. (February 24, 2010)