Aug. 16, 2001
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SCOOBA East Mississippi will have final registration for the Scooba and Golden Triangle campuses today and Friday. New students are encouraged to attend an orientation and registration session at 8 a.m. today. Returning students can register for classes between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., both days. For more information, call the admissions office at the campus you wish to attend: 662-476-5041 at Scooba and 662-243-1926 at Golden Triangle.
HATTIESBURG Helping incoming freshmen get a jump on their college careers is the goal of Premiere 2001 at the University of Southern Mississippi this weekend.
Designed to help ease the transition into college life for incoming freshmen, Premiere 2001 will feature a number of events to help acquaint students with USM and the surrounding area. In addition, the students will meet their professors and see where their classes will be.
Participating freshmen begin registering and checking into their residence halls today. Premiere officially kicks off Friday morning with a parent/student breakfast in the Commons at 8:30 a.m. An information session will be held for parents at 10.
At 11:45 a.m., a Hattiesburg and USM fair will take place in the Payne Center, with a number of businesses from the community represented. In addition, each college at the university will be represented.
The highlight of the day will be the annual Playfair, which will begin at 6 p.m. at M.M. Roberts Stadium. A pizza party will be held from 9 p.m.-11 p.m. in the Freshman Quad.
Saturday morning will be spent at a number of locations on campus and around Hattiesburg, as the new freshmen work on community service projects.
Fallfest 2001 will be held Saturday, beginning at 5 p.m. This year's event will feature tailgating in The District, near the front of the campus. Hypnotist Dan LaRosa will stage a show for students at 8 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium.
Sunday will be reserved mostly for academics; new students will get an opportunity to visit with faculty and find their classrooms. Fall semester classes begin Monday.
Friday and Saturday classes are being offered at Meridian Community College.
On Fridays, the college is offering English Composition from 2 p.m.-4:50 p.m., World Civilization I from 11 a.m. -1:50 p.m. and College Algebra from 8 a.m.-10:50 a.m.
Saturday classes offered include Introduction to Computers, English Composition I, American Literature, World Civilization I and Intermediate Algebra from 9 a.m. -noon.
Saturday classes begin this week and Friday classes start Aug. 24. To enroll or to find out more about the classes, call MCC at 483-8241 or 1-800-MCC-THE-1.
SCOOBA East Mississippi Community College's Scooba Campus will offer evening courses from 6 p.m. -9 p.m., and a Saturday class from 9 a.m.-noon, beginning Monday.
The evening classes offered are:
Monday Art Appreciation, Ceramics I, Ceramics II, General Biology I (lab on Wednesday), Anatomy and Physiology I (lab on Wednesday), World Geography, American History I, Personal and Community Health, Intermediate Algebra, College Algebra, the Life of Christ, General Psychology.
Tuesday Legal Environment of Business, Economics I-Macroeconomics, Developmental English II, English Literature I, Human Growth and Development, Physical Science Survey II (lab on Thursday 6 p.m.-8 p.m.), Marriage and Family.
Wednesday Introduction to Criminal Justice, Economics II-Microeconomics, English Composition I, English Composition II, the Real Number System, Oral Communications, Introduction to Sociology.
Thursday Legal Environment of Business, Introduction to Computer Concepts, English Literature II, Nutrition, American History I, Old Testament Survey, American National Government, and Oral Communications.
The Saturday class is Human Growth and Development.
For more information or to register, call the EMCC Admissions Office at 662-476-5041.
Meridian Community College classes are being offered at Meridian Naval Air Station.
Art Appreciation, English Composition I, Principles of Speech, English
Composition II, is available on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5 p.m.-8 p.m.;
College Algebra will be offered Mondays; General Psychology and Introduction to Sociology is available from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Classes will be offered at different starting dates.
For more information, call Dianne Walton, director of enrollment services, at MCC at 601-484-8895 or 1-800-MCC-THE-1.
Scholarship opportunities are available for individuals who are interested in enrolling in Meridian Community College's Construction Trades Program.
Howie Schiedel, program coordinator, said the MCC Foundation is sponsoring two full-tuition scholarships for students who want to enroll in the one-year, hands-on certificate program.
Students will build a house while learning skills in carpentry, foundations, framing, roofing, exterior finishing and cabinet making. The S.A. Rosenbaum Scholarships, are for $1,200 for the 2001-2002 academic year.
For more information, contact Schiedel at 601-484-8803 or 1-800-MCC-THE-1.