April 28 ,
HERRMANN NAMED INTERIM ACADEMIC DEAN AT SOUTHERN MISS GC
- Dr. Denise von Herrmann has been named interim academic dean of
The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, replacing Dr.
Joe Hill, who retired from the position last summer.
Dr. von Herrmann
came to Southern Miss in 1997 as assistant professor of political
science and was appointed chair of the Division of Arts and Sciences
in 2001. She earned her doctorate of philosophy in political science
and public policy from the University of Alabama. Before coming
to Southern Miss, she spent four years as an assistant professor
at DeKalb College, Ga., and several years as an educator at the
community college level.
at Southern Miss Gulf Coast was very supportive of Dr. von Herrmann's
application selection," said Dr. Tim Hudson, Southern Miss
Gulf Coast provost. "She is a proven leader, a good scholar
and an able administrator. She will serve our campus well during
these challenging times."
A native of
Atlanta, Ga., von Herrmann is the author of five books or book chapters
and two scholarly articles dealing with gaming policy, and has brought
$262,000 worth of externally funded research to Southern Miss. She
has served as president of the Mississippi Political Science Association,
is a Rotarian, and is a member of the Coast Chamber Class of Leadership
Gulf Coast. Dr. von Herrmann currently lives in Wiggins with her
husband, Ben, and their two children.
Miss has so many opportunities on the Gulf Coast," Dr. von
Herrmann said. "I am very excited to be working with Southern
Miss's administration in this new role with our outstanding faculty
PHOTOGRAPHER TO LEAD WORKSHOP, PRESENTATION MARCH 10
-- Award-winning wildlife photographer Tom Ulrich will lead
two photographic events at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory on
Wednesday, March 10.
He will present
a nature photography workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and then
a talk and slide show called "Wildlife Images 2003" at
7 p.m., both at The University of Southern Mississippi GCRL.
the evening event is free and will be held in the Caylor Auditorium
at GCRL. The veteran photographer will feature photos from his 2003
photographic safaris abroad and in North America. He will answer
questions and sign his books during the reception following his
fee for the all-day workshop is $50 per person, payable to GCRL.
Registration includes a continental breakfast, light lunch and snacks.
Participation is limited to 20. Though the workshop is geared toward
beginners, Ulrich tailors the experience to meet needs for all degrees
will definitely benefit from the workshop, but I always help the
more advanced get something out of it also," Ulrich said. "I
lead many photo trips and always find a wide range of levels."
participants do not need to bring their photographic equipment unless
they need an explanation about some aspect of their equipment.
a brief review of the principles of photography, relationships between
shutter and aperture settings, fundamental elements of composition,
use and timing of fill-in flash, digital versus film photography,
techniques of close-up photography, and a brief discussion of slide
etiquette, the photography business and marketing.
up in South Chicago, graduated with a degree in biology from Southern
Illinois University and taught for four years before launching his
career as a freelance photographer. He has supported himself with
nature photography for the past 29 years.
of more than 300,000 transparencies includes birds and mammals from
all over the world. His photographs have been featured in publications
such as National Wildlife, Audubon, National Geographic, Montana
Outdoors and Life.
He has published
six nature books, including Mammals of the Rockies, Birds of the
Northern Rockies, Once Upon a Frame and his 2002 release, Photo
Pantanal. Dr. William E. Hawkins, GCRL executive director, said
Ulrich brings the scientific and artistic worlds together.
his living photographing wildlife all over the world," Hawkins
sad. "He is an outstanding observer and a biologist. His approach
to photography is to capture his subjects exhibiting their natural
The GCRL is
home to the university's Department of Coastal Sciences, the Center
for Fisheries Research and Development, and the Gulf Coast Geospatial
Center. The J.L. Scott Marine Education Center and Aquarium is also
a unit of the laboratory. The GCRL is part of the Southern Miss
College of Science and Technology. For more information, call the
laboratory at (228) 872-4200.