Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Pride and Prejudice: Now Showing at the USM Theatre Department

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

I recently finished reading the novel, Pride and Prejudice, written by Jane Austen that was required for the Eng 203 (World Literature) course that I am currently taking. I really enjoyed reading the novel and participating in the discussions that followed the readings. I thought it was very interesting how Jane Austen depicted the lives of individuals during that time. The University of Southern Mississippi's Theatre Department is currently showing a play on Pride and Prejudice in the Theatre Building on campus. The event is $6.00 for students to attend and it will be held through the 22nd of November. I will be attending this event on the 19th.

ASID Career Day

First Place for Hospitality Design

The University of Southern Mississippi hosted the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) South Central Student Chapter 2009 Career Day. The event consisted of multiple speakers, a luncheon, a vendor show, and a student competition. Different categories for the student competition included but were not limited to: residential, commercial, hospitality, institutional, artistic, graphic, and 3D modeling. Schools that attended the event and entered the competition included: Mississippi State, Mississippi College, Harding University, and The University of Southern Mississippi.

I was awarded first place in hospitality design for the recent hotel project I completed in my Contract II Interior Design course. The first place award received $100.00 from the ASID organization and a certificate. The hotel design that I received first place for was a semester long project that consisted of the design of a 14,000 square foot hotel located in the Historical District of New Orleans. The project included the design of a shop, a restaurant, a cocktail lounge, a guest bedroom, an accessible guest bedroom, a coffee shop, and multiple lobbies and bathrooms.

Children's Book Preview

The De Grummond Children's Literature Collection, located on the second floor of Cook Library, sponsored a two day Children's Book Preview on November 15th and 16th of 2009. This book preview gives the public a chance to see what's new in children's literature. I visited the book preview on Monday, November 16th to browse the hundreds of newly released and upcoming releases of children's books. This is a great opportunity to preview the book before buying. A few of the books that were available for preview were:

All of Me! by Molly Bang

Am I a Color Too? by Heidi COle and Nancy Vogl

All Aboard to Work - Choo-Choo! by Carol Roth