The Ogletree House on the Hattiesburg campus of The University of Southern Mississippi suffered extensive damage from the Feb. 10, 2013 tornado, but has since been beautifully restored. (Photo by Jerry Santos)
The University of Southern Mississippi will celebrate significant post-tornado recovery achievements with a special ceremony set for 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 5 on the Hattiesburg campus.
The public is invited to attend the ceremony, which will feature a grand reopening of the Ogletree House, the iconic home of the University’s Alumni Association that suffered extensive damage from the Feb. 10, 2013 storm. The event will also include recognition of major restoration projects involving the front campus landscape and arts facilities.
Students from Mississippi Public Universities will have the opportunity to do well by doing good as they develop business plans to tackle some of Mississippi’s most pressing problems and help reach the goals established by Blueprint Mississippi.
The Blueprint Mississippi Social Business Challenge was announced by Gov. Phil Bryant, Mississippi Economic Council President and CEO Blake A. Wilson and Commissioner of Higher Education Dr. Hank M. Bounds at a press conference held today in Jackson.
Through an $8.3 million award that resulted from the medical settlement following the BP/Deepwater Horizon disaster, the School of Social Work at The University of Southern Mississippi is helping to integrate mental and behavioral health into a primary care medical facility.
Graduate students and faculty from The University of Southern Mississippi attended the 2014 Conference of the International Sports Engineering Association (ISEA) hosted by The Center for Sports Engineering Research at the City Campus of Sheffield Hallam University in Sheffield, England.
Eagle Dining strives to give The University of Southern Mississippi a taste of home with the launch of the “Just Like Home Recipe Contest” for the 2014-2015 academic year.
The contest invites all students, faculty and staff to pick his or her favorite recipe from home and submit it to Eagle Dining. The top five finalists will be featured in a cookbook at the end of the Spring 2015 semester.
The unique work of five internationally-known artists will be featured on the Hattiesburg campus of The University of Southern Mississippi as part of an outdoor sculpture exhibition that will run from September 2014 through February 2016.
U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), right, is shown an adaptive beach wheelchair for persons with disabilities by Dr. Rebekah Young, grant coordinator at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Institute for Disability Studies. The wheelchair, along with other adaptive equipment, is housed at the institute’s Technology Learning Center on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. Sen. Cochran toured the Gulf Park campus Aug. 21 with Dr. Steve Miller, interim vice president for the Gulf Park campus at Southern Miss, and Dr. Gordon C. Cannon, vice president for research at Southern Miss, to learn more about the educational and community resources available through the university. (Southern Miss University Communications photo by Charmaine Schmermund)
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.