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Date 7-27-06

Contact David Tisdale 601.266.4499

Southern Miss English Professor Wins Prize for Poetry

Hattiesburg—University of Southern Mississippi English professor Angela Ball, Ph.D., recently won the Ekphrasis Prize (“Ekphrasis” means art about art) from Ekphrasis magazine for a poem she wrote about Pierre Bonnard's painting, The Bath. The prize includes $500 and publication of the poem in the prize issue this fall.

Ball also recently won a prestigious national award, the AWP Donald Hall Prize, for a collection of her poetry titled “Night Clerk at the Hotel of Both Worlds.”

Ball read the poem as part of a special collaboration with the Southern Miss Department of Art in May, along with her Department of English colleague Julia Johnson. Johnson and Ball each wrote six poems about paintings, which they read together in May during an event at the Southern Miss Art Gallery.

DuBard School at Southern Miss Offering National Certification for Association Method

Hattiesburg—The DuBard School for Language Disorders at the University of Southern Mississippi is now offering national certification in the Association Method. The Association Method is a phonetic, multisensory structured language therapy approach for those with speech, language, and hearing disabilities, including disorders of oral and written language (dyslexia). Professionals using the Association Method in educational, therapeutic, or work settings may be eligible for this national certification, which is based on academic course work and practicum in the Association Method.

Association Method Certification is designed to promote intensive, high-quality Multisensory Structured Language Education (MSLE) training for teachers and therapists of individuals who are challenged with language-learning differences and other related disorders such as apraxia and dyslexia. For more information, contact Missy Schraeder, DuBard School professional development coordinator at or 601.266.5223.

Southern Miss Graduates and Professor Chosen for Leadership Roles by State CPA Society

Hattiesburg—The Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA) has elected two University of Southern Mississippi alumni and a professor emeritus as officers for the coming year.

Linda Bounds Keng, a 1977 Southern Miss accounting graduate, was elected president of MSCPA. Keng is an attorney with Watkins Ludlam Winter and Stennis, PA of Jackson, one of the oldest and largest law firms in the state.

Professor James R. Crockett was elected treasurer. Crockett was named the Outstanding Accounting Educator for 2005 by the MSCPA. After joining the Southern Miss faculty in 1987, Crockett served 11 years as director of the Southern Miss School of Professional Accountancy

Elected as secretary of MSCPA, Karen C. Moody, of Lampton-Love Inc. in Richland, is a 1981 Southern Miss accounting graduate. The MSCPA recently selected Moody as a CPA Ambassador to promote the profession within the state.

July 27, 2006 1:56 PM

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