The British Studies Program at The University of Southern Mississippi is celebrating 40 years of service this year. Since its inception, the program has sent approximately 9,000 students to London. (University Communications photo)
The University of Southern Mississippi’s British Studies Program is marking four decades since it began providing students a global and transforming educational experience that lasts a lifetime.
During the summer 2015 semester, 16 courses will be offered through the BSP and four of the university’s Colleges, including Arts & Letters, Business, Education and Psychology, and Health. Most classes are taught by Southern Miss faculty and also feature lectures and presentations by some of England’s top scholars and business and political leaders.
Local artists and crafts vendors are invited to be part of the 6th Annual Southern Miss Jazz and Blues Festival on Saturday, April 4, at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.
The University of Southern Mississippi’s Research Initiative on Social Justice and Equity (RISE), Office of Multicultural Programs and Services, and Student Association of Social Workers will sponsor Social Justice Movie Night Tuesday, Feb. 3 at 5:30 p.m. in Gonzales Auditorium (room 108) of the Liberal Arts Building on the Hattiesburg campus. The featured movie is “Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek.” Admission is free and refreshments will be provided.
Homelessness is a devastating experience for women and children. The Project Recovery Rapid Re-housing program administered by The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies (IDS) is available to assist homeless families of women and children in Forrest, Adams, Pike, Lauderdale and Marion counties.
The University of Southern Mississippi will welcome guest lecturer Carey Fee, a doctoral candidate at Florida State University, who will present “Trail Mix: How Pilgrims and Politics Shaped Sacred Monuments of Medieval Europe.” The lecture will be held Thursday, Jan. 29 at 5:30 p.m. at the Gallery of Art and Design in the George Hurst Building on the Hattiesburg campus. The event is free and open to the public.
University Police have arrested two individuals in connection with a call made to the UPD Wednesday morning regarding possible weapons displayed on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus. One of those taken into custody is a Southern Miss student, Elijah Culpepper, 21, of Hattiesburg who was booked into Forrest County Regional Jail this afternoon.
An award-winning journalist who made civil rights history in higher education will be the guest speaker for the spring 2015 Armstrong-Branch Lecture at The University of Southern Mississippi.
Charlayne Hunter-Gault, one of two students to desegregate then all-white University of Georgia in 1961, will present “From Closed Doors to Open Roads: A Journalist’s Journey” Tuesday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium.
Ellen Ruffin serves as an associate professor and curator for University Libraries at the University of Southern Mississippi, and is passionate about the unique items that can be found in its renowned de Grummond Children's Literature Collection.