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2010 Southern Miss Graduate Students Present Research at Annual Symposium PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Contact Beth Taylor - 601.266.5170   

More than 120 University of Southern Mississippi graduate students will present their research and papers as part of the 4th Annual Graduate Student Research Symposium, Friday, March 26, on the Hattiesburg campus.

The symposium provides an opportunity for students to present their research to faculty, staff, and fellow students. It is designed to enhance the scholarly environment and to highlight the quality, innovative, and diverse scholarship being done by Southern Miss graduate students. Most every department on campus will be represented with topics ranging from science and technology to sports, discussions of shellfish, bats, news coverage, the homeless and anxiety.

Among the student presentations are: College Students and a Shot at H1N1, Chiwoneso Tinago and Emily Wilson, Department of Community Health Sciences; Integrated Marketing Communication Strategy Effectiveness in College Baseball Stadiums, Jessica Duemig and Dan Drane, School of Human Performance and Recreation; Drinks Like a Fish, But How Much is Getting Into the Blood?, David J. Jouandot and David J. Echevarria, Department of Psychology and Exploring Teasing in a Teacher-Student Dyad, Leslie Rodriguez, Department of Communication Studies.

This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Orlando Taylor, president of the Washington, D.C., campus of the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Taylor is a senior fellow at the Association of American Colleges and University, a former vice provost for research, and graduate dean at Howard University. He will deliver the annual Martha D. Saunders Keynote Address entitled Addressing Global Issues Through Graduate Education.

President Martha Saunders and Provost Robert Lyman will present top department paper awards, while the Yarbrough Scholar Awards will be presented by Dr. Cecil Burge, vice president for research.

The symposium will take place in the Thad Cochran Center from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. with the awards luncheon scheduled between 11:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.
For more information visit or contact Paul Stafford, Symposium Chair; This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it .

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