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Thursday, December 11, 2008
Contact Charmaine Williams 228.865.4573   

This briefs package highlights timely news and events from The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast. For more information on any of the stories below or for assistance in arranging interviews, contact the Department of Marketing and Public Relations at 228.865.4573.
 Spring 2009 Semester Registration Set
• Geography Students, Professor Present at Meeting

Southern Miss Gulf Coast Registration Set for Jan. 7

LONG BEACH, Miss. – The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast will register new undergraduate students for the spring 2009 semester from 2-6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, in the Advanced Education Center at the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.
Former students and new graduate students who have not previously registered online via SOAR will also register at the same time. Spring semester classes begin Monday, Jan. 12.
Call 228.214.3444; online, visit for details.

Gulf Coast Geography Students, Professor Present at Regional Meeting

LONG BEACH, Miss. – Geography students at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast attended the 63rd Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers (SEDAAG) in Greensboro, N.C., Nov. 22 – 25.

Dr. David Holt, assistant professor of geography, and student Sam Gill presented the poster “Initiating Campus Recycling Efforts Post Katrina: How a Student Organization Took the Lead in Developing a Recycling Initiative at The University of Southern Mississippi.”

Other posters presented by Southern Miss Gulf Coast students included: Rosemary Rowe with “Submerging History: Mapping Archaeological Sites Affected by the Three Gorges Dam Reservoir;” Wendy Griffioen with “Potential Costs of Implementing the Proposed Municipal Zoning Changes Post-Hurricane Katrina: a Case Study in Long Beach, Mississippi;” and David Hansen with “Exploring Patterns of Repopulation and Rebuilding of Gulfport, Mississippi, Following Hurricane Katrina, a GIS-Based Approach.”

Holt presented a second poster titled “Understanding Turkey Creek: Trying to Help Save a Heritage Site with Aerial Photographs, Mapping and Ground Truthing.”

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