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Board approval, she will join MUW July 1, 2007.  “Dr. Jordan will be a wonderful addition to our team,” said MUW President Claudia A. Limbert. “I look forward to working with her as she takes on this very important position to our university.”  She currently serves as associate provost at Murray State and has nearly 18 years of experience in higher education administration.  In addition to Murray State, she has worked at Eastern New Mexico University, the University of Montevallo (Alabama), Lander University (South Carolina), and Auburn University (Alabama).  Jordan earned her masters and doctorate in art history, both with honors, from the University of Georgia in Athens. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.  Jordan will oversee the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, College of Education and Human Sciences, College of Nursing and Speech Language Pathology, Culinary Arts Institute, Library, Registrar, Academic Support Services, Governor’s School, Graduate Studies, Honors College, Southern Women’s Institute, Study Abroad, Wicker Center for Creative Learning and the Women’s Center for Entrepreneurship.  Read more, http://www.muw.edu/publicaffairs/2006_prnews/061208_Jordan.html.

Coming Up

Dec. 16 –   The USM Steel Band, Percussion Ensemble and Samba Band will present its ever-popular “Rhythms of Christmas” at 7:30 p.m. in the Mannoni Performing Arts Building auditorium in Hattiesburg. This family holiday concert spectacular, of rhythmic proportions with a touch of jazz, will transform traditional Christmas music into toe-tapping, reggae fun. Learn more, http://www.usm.edu/pr/cms/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=324&Itemid=2.

Jan. 6-7 – The Southern Miss Alumni Association will host several events leading up to the Golden Eagles’ appearance in the GMAC Bowl on Sunday, Jan. 7 in Mobile, Alabama.

On Saturday, Jan. 6 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., the Southern Miss Mardi Gras Madness will kick off the weekend at Martini’s Fine Food and Spirits at 250 Dauphin Street in downtown Mobile. On Sunday, Jan.7, beginning at 4:30 p.m. and ending just prior to the 7 p.m. kickoff, the P.O.D.S. / Southern Miss Pregame Buffet will be located on the east side of the stadium. Read More.

Jan. 7 – The University of Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles will face off against Ohio in the GMAC Bowl, in Mobile, Alabama, at 7 p.m.  This will be the ninth bowl game appearance in the last 10 years for Southern Miss. The Golden Eagles last played in the GMAC Bowl in 2000 when they defeated TCU, 28-21. Get tickets at http://southernmiss.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/120506aad.html.

Jan. 11-14 – UM hosts the Mississippi Theatre Association's Annual Statewide Festival at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts.  The Festival, which kicks off at 8 a.m., consists of nine high school productions, six community theatre productions, theatre workshops, a Theatre for Youth Festival and more. Performance tickets are $5.  For more information visit http://www.mta-online.org, or contact Stephen Cunetto at (662) 325-8542 or scunetto@bellsouth.net.

Jan. 15 – ASU will hold the Southwest Mississippi Meat Goat Sale at the Port Gibson Fairgrounds, from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m.  All goats will be sold “on the hoof.”  Interested persons wishing to buy or sell should contact Dr. Gregory Reed at 601.877.3933.  Persons wishing to receive periodic updates should join the Alcorn Goat Group online at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/alcorngoatgroup/.

Jan. 15 - MSU hosts the Martin Luther King Unity Breakfast in Bost Auditorium at 7:30 a.m.  The Keynote speaker will be former congressman Mike Espy, who also served as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Jan. 18 - MSU's Lyceum Series presents jazz guitarist Jesse Cook, appearing with jazz vocal sensation Sophie Milman, both of Canada, in Lee Hall Auditorium at 7:30 p.m.

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