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.
A project to upgrade security and limit unauthorized access to the Hillcrest Residence Hall gravel parking lot is ongoing. These upgrades include additional fencing and gates at access points on West 7th Street and Service Drive, increased lighting for the lot, and a security kiosk that will be manned during the evening hours.
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.
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.