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Sunday, May 24, 2015


Spring Garden Lecture Series

The Spring Garden Lecture Series, sponsored by the University Museum in association with the Master Gardeners of Lafayette County, will begin March 25.

The series, titled “Over the Rainbow,” will run for five consecutive Thursdays. Lectures will begin at noon each Thursday at the University Museum on University Avenue and Fifth Street. Topics include developing and managing a lawn, rose culture, vegetable gardening, landscaping with flowering trees and shrubs, and adding color to the landscape.

Kerry Page, sports turf manager of FNC Parks, will be the March 25 speaker and will discuss inexpensive ways to improve your lawn and keep it green throughout the summer. The series is free and open to the public. Bring a brown bag lunch and enjoy these informative lectures with other Oxford gardeners. (March 14, 2010)

Sacred Harp singing

Singers from several states will make a joyful noise on Sunday at Oxford’s 30th annual all-day Sacred Harp singing in the choral room of the music building on the Ole Miss campus, located next to the baseball field.

The singing runs from 9:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Parking is available at the east end of the building (by the band hall) and near the Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Signs will lead to the spacious and resonant choral room.

The Scared Harp, a shape-note tunebook first published in 1844, contains songs sung by the first settlers in Oxford and north Mississippi. A Sacred Harp singing is neither a concert nor a performance, but a community musical event with deep roots in American tradition. At every singing, the stately ways of an earlier era are maintained. The singers sit facing inward in a “hollow square” from which individuals are called, one by one, to stand in the center of the square and lead their favorite selections from the songbook. There is no instrumental accompaniment.

The Scared Harp represents the oldest continuous musical tradition in the United States, with many songs dating from the 18th century. During the singing, a traditional observance will be held in memory of singers and other community members who have passed away since last year’s singing. Another tradition is the famous “dinner on the grounds,” a potluck feast held at noon in an adjoining room in the music building. All are invited and Oxford residents planning to attend are asked to bring a dish to help feed out-of-town and out-of-state singers.

The singing is a cultural event sponsored by the city of Oxford, the department of music and the Center for the Study of Southern Culture. For more information, call either Warren and Anne Steel at 236-5356 or John and Brenda Merritt at 234-1344. (March 11, 2010)

Bruce Greenwald on Value Investing

Lecture Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Farley 202 (Auditorium). Billed by The New York Times as “a guru to Wall Street’s gurus,” Bruce Greenwald shares his insights on the fundamentals of value investing. He is considered an authority on value investing with additional expertise in productivity and the economics of information.

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Bruce Greenwald: “Guru to Wall Street Gurus”

Lecture Monday, 7 p.m., at the Inn at Ole Miss Ballroom. Billed by The New York Times as “a guru to Wall Street’s gurus,” Bruce Greenwald shares his insights on macroeconomics. The lecture is to analyze various decisions, trends and events that impact the country’s markets and economy.

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A Conversation with Kym Clark

Kym Clark, WMC-TV Channel 5 (Memphis) news anchor and reporter, discusses her career and the challenges women and minority journalists face today, in a special program at 1 p.m. Thursday. The program will be held in the first-floor auditorium of the Overby Center and is sponsored by the University of Mississippi Association of Black Journalists. (March 5, 2010)

Business Plan Seminar

The University of Mississippi Small Business Development Center will conduct a free seminar on how to write a business plan from 1 to 3 p.m. March 10 at the UM Small Business Development Center, located in the Physical Plant Training Room. Those interested in attending are required to pre-register to ensure adequate supplies are available for all participants.

This seminar is designed to assist in preparing a business plan. The parts of the business plan are explained i. e. industry research, description of company products and services, identifying target customer groups, and a marketing plan. Financial components discussed are startup costs and preparation of a projected cash flow statement. James Carden will be the guest speaker.

For more information or to pre-register, call Jo Ann Harris at 915-1291 or e-mail or visit the Web site at (March 4, 2010)

Spring Speaker Series: Nicole Huang

The final lecture of the Croft Spring Speaker Series features Nicole Huang, associate professor of Chinese at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Tuesday at 7 p.m., on the topic: “‘Azalea Mountain’ and the Soundscape of Late Mao Culture.”

This lecture addresses the interface between the visual and the auditory in cinematic culture of late Mao China. Using Azalea Mountain (Dujuan shan) as an example, the lecture highlights the sounds behind the images and calls into question the sensory predominance of the visual over the aural in our current scholarly paradigms.

Croft lectures are free and open to the public. (March 3, 2010)

Spring Speaker Series: Andrew Orta

The third lecture of the Croft Spring Speaker Series features Andrew Orta, associate professor of anthropology and director of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. The talk, set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, is on the topic: “Forged Communities and Vulgar Citizens: Rescaling Indigenous Locality in Semi-Neoli.”
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Spring Speaker Series: Robert Rohrschneider

The second lecture of the Croft Spring Speaker Series will take place on Tuesday, March 23rd at 7 p.m. in the Joseph C. Bancroft Conference Room (Croft 107). Robert Rohrschneider, Sir Robert Worcester Distinguished Professor of International Public Opinion and Survey Research at the University of Kansas, will present his lecture: “Do Political Parties Represent Citizens in Europe?” All lectures are free and open to the public. (March 3, 2010)

Conference for the Book: Grisham to speak

John Grisham will speak as part of the Oxford Conference for the Book Thursday at 4 p.m. in the Gertrude Ford Performing Arts Center. Grisham is scheduled to talk about “Literary Oxford” and his own life as a writer here in town. He and Barry Hannah were good friends, and Barry did a memorable job moderating an OCB session years ago in Fulton Chapel when Grisham and Stephen King discussed surviving success as writers.

 (March 3, 2010)

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