Dec. 12, 2003
AQUARIUM ADMISSION TO INCREASE JAN. 1
- Admission to The University of Southern Mississippi's Scott
Aquarium will increase effective Jan. 1, 2004. New admission fees
are $5 for adults and teens, $4 for seniors, and $3 for ages 3-12.
Admission is free for ages 2 and under. Ages 13 and above will come
under the adult rate in the new schedule. The new admission costs
include an increase of $1 for adults and 50 cents for seniors and
children ages 3-12. Beginning in 2004, the aquarium will also inaugurate
a new summer schedule. In addition to operating 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday through Saturday, the aquarium will be open 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
on Sundays from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The J.L. Scott Marine
Education Center and Aquarium is the public education and outreach
facility of the Southern Miss Gulf Coast Research Laboratory.
ROONEY PROMOTES SOUTHERN MISS ALUM
Fla. - Centex Rooney Construction Company has promoted a Southern
Miss alum to a top management position. Doug Wells will be the new
operations manager supporting the Fort Myers office. Wells earned
a bachelor of science degree in construction engineering technology
from The University of Southern Mississippi. He has more than 28
years of experience in the construction industry. Wells joined Centex
Rooney in 1990 as a project engineer, and was later promoted to
project manager and senior project manager. He is a certified building
contractor in Florida and California. In his new role, he will oversee
all projects in Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties.
MISS' GIBBONS SELECTED FOR BOARD OFFICE
- Amy E. Gibbons, LMSW with the Institute for Disability Studies
at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been elected to the
Board of Directors of the National Association of Social Workers,
Mississippi Chapter, for the 2003-2005 session and will represent
Region V. Amy works in the Jackson office of IDS and is a social
worker with the Shelter for All program, assisting the homeless
and disabled in the state to locate housing and resources. The National
Association of Social Workers mission is to support, promote, and
advocate for the social work profession in order to improve the
quality of life for the people of Mississippi.
MISS SPEECH COMMUNICATION
GRADUATES RECEIVE RESEARCH AWARDS
- Two graduates of The University of Southern Mississippi's
Department of Speech Communication have received research awards.
Kelli L. Fellows, now a doctoral student at the University of Georgia,
won the Bostrom Young Scholars Award given by the Southern States
Communication Association. This award is given annually for the
best paper submitted for presentation at the convention by a graduate
student. The paper was based on her master's thesis, "Television's
Socially Acceptable Behavior: A Content Analysis of Tobacco and
Alcohol Usage in the HBO Series Sex and the City," and was
directed by Dr. Lawrence A. Hosman. She graduated from Southern
Miss with a master's degree in 2002. Dr. Mark Henderson, assistant
professor at Jackson State University, recently won the best dissertation
award given annually jointly by the African American Communication
and Culture Section and the Black Caucus Division of the National
Communication Association. The title of his dissertation was "The
Effects of Speaker Race, Speaker Gender, and Participant Gender
on Perceptions of Bragging" and was also directed by Dr. Hosman.
He graduated from Southern Miss with a doctoral degree in 2003.