Southern story-teller Pat Conroy will be visiting the Lafayette-Oxford-University community Friday on a promotional tour for his latest book, “The Death of Santini.” Editor Don Whitten takes a look back at a previous Conroy visit through the eyes of Square Books owner Richard Howorth. (October 28, 2013, Page 4A)
Mississippi: The Dance Company presents “The Uganda Project: Come & See – Go & Tell,” Thursday through Sunday at Fulton Chapel on the University of Mississippi campus.
This multi-media dance performance is a collaboration between Professor Jennifer Mizenko and Assistant Professor of Art Brooke White. Both Mizenko and White have traveled to Uganda on humanitarian missions, and will be collaborating together to bring that experience to the stage in dance, music and photography. This evening-length work between the Department of Theatre Arts and the Department of Art will expose the audience to the heart and soul of Uganda — its beauty, its complexity, its people and especially its children.
Show times are 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10.50 for adults, $8.50 for children and seniors and $7 for UM students. (February 16, 2011)
Debbie Cook Hewlett writes to urge members of the community to share in the excitement of the Lafayette High School football team winning a state championship and going 16-0 by helping members of the team raise money for championship rings, while Joanne and Mark Wilkinson congratulate the Ole Miss Theater Department for an outstanding job with “A Christmas Carol.” (December 8, 2010, Page 4)
The University of Mississippi is hosting a state Senate Elections Committee hearing on legislative redistricting Thursday.
The public is invited to attend and participate in the discussion, which begins at 6 p.m. in Fulton Chapel. A series of public meetings across the state are designed to culminate in mid-March with the passage of a legislative redistricting plan. The Legislature is required to redraw boundaries of the districts of its 174 members before the next round of state elections in 2011.
The meeting is to be co-chaired by House Apportionment and Elections Chair Tommy Reynolds (D-Water Valley) and Senate Elections Chair Terry Burton (R-Newton). Audience members will be able to address committee members from the floor.
For more information about the hearings, visit http://www.poten.com/NewsDetails. (August 13, 2010)
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Mississippi will be presenting the inaugural Spring Fling Physics Demonstration Show on Thursday from 7–8:30 p.m. in Fulton Chapel. Admission is free.
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The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Mississippi will debut the Spring Fling Physics Demonstration Show on April 15 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. in Fulton Chapel. Physics faculty and students will demonstrate a wide variety of physics principles in exciting and entertaining ways. Examples are crushing a 55-gallon steel drum using atmospheric pressure, firing a ping pong ball through several aluminum cans, demonstrating how an electric guitar pickup works, strange fluids which grow fingers when shaken and much more. The last part of the show will allow for the audience to view some demonstrations up close in a hands-on fashion. Admission is free. For more information, contact Josh Gladden at 915-7428. (April 6, 2010)
The play premieres at 8 p.m. Thursday in Fulton Chapel, with encore performances set for 8 p.m. March 26-27, and 2 p.m. matinee performances March 27-28. Tickets are $10.50 for adults, $8.50 for children and seniors, and $7 for UM students with a valid ID. They are available in the UM Box Office in the Student Union or by calling 915-7411.