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Day of Sharing for Teachers of the Gifted Nov. 5 at Southern Miss

HATTIESBURG, Miss.- The Day of Sharing for Teachers of the Gifted conference is set for Friday, Nov. 5 at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus. Coordinated by the university’s Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies, it will be from 8 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. in the R.C. Cook University Union, rooms A and B.

Keynote speaker for the event is Lamar University assistant professor of pedagogy Dr. Debbie Troxclair, whose presentation will focus on the social and emotional needs of the gifted. 

There is no charge for the conference, but registration deadline is Oct. 30. Continuing education units will be available for $20. Participants should sign in from 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. in the R. C. Cook University Union.

For more information or to register for the conference, online visit http://www.usm.edu/gifted; or call the Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies at 601.266.5236.

             Parenting Gifted Children Conference Nov. 6 at Southern Miss

HATTIESBURG, Miss.  – Parents, professionals and other concerned adults who care for or educate gifted children are invited to attend The University of Southern Mississippi’s annual Parenting Gifted Children Conference Saturday, Nov. 6 on the university’s Hattiesburg campus.

Coordinated through the university’s Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies, the program will be held in Owings-McQuagge Hall, room 105 from 8 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.  Lamar University assistant professor of pedagogy Dr. Debbie Troxclair will be the keynote speaker and will present on the social and emotional needs of the gifted.

Additional sessions on various topics will also be available throughout the day.

The registration fee for this event is $30 per person and the registration deadline is Oct. 30. Participants should sign in from 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. in Owings-McQuagge Hall, located next to Cook Library. Registration deadline is Oct. 30. For more information or to register for the conference, online visit http://www.usm.edu/gifted; or call 601.266.5236.

Professor’s Scholarly Activity Include Book Review, Research, Conference Presentation  

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – Dr. Hani Morgan, an assistant professor in The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education, recently had a book review published in the Journal of American History titled “The G.I Bill: A new deal for veterans.”

He is also the recipient of a $40,000 grant from The Spencer Foundation for a research project titled “Culturally Authentic Children’s Books,” for which he is the primary researcher. In addition, he presented the paper “The Ed.D. Degree: What is the Controversy All About?” at the Organization of Educational Historians annual conference, held Sept. 17-18 in Chicago.

Morgan’s research areas include curriculum and teaching, foundations of education and international education. For more information about Morgan and the academic programs offered through the Southern Miss Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education, online visit www.usm.edu/cise