April 20, 2014  

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The University of Southern Mississippi's institutional repository, The Aquila Digital Community, commemorated a significant milestone on March 20 as the site logged its 100,000th full text download. Aquila, which collects and preserves the research and scholarship of Southern Miss faculty and students, launched in January 2012 and has grown rapidly in the past two years.

University of Southern Mississippi history professor Kenneth Swope’s latest book details the second to last empire in China, the Ming Dynasty, including its traumatic fall in “The Military Collapse of China’s Ming Dynasty, 1618-1644.”

The Department of English at The University of Southern Mississippi will participate in World Book Night April 23 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the U.S. Post Office on South 40th Avenue in Hattiesburg. During the event, faculty and students from the department will distribute free books to the public.

Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree poses with seniors in the Medical Laboratory Science program at Southern Miss after proclaiming April 20-26 as National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week in the city.

Tyler Brown, a senior polymer science major at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been recognized by the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) with financial support to attend graduate school.

For Christopher Paul Curtis, writing books for children is no chore.

“I’m one of the luckiest people in the world, doing something I love,” said Curtis, the winner of the Southern Miss Medallion, presented to him at the recent Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival

Looking for a summer of magic? The University of Southern Mississippi's Department of English and the official Southern Miss Quiddich Team invite will host Camp Quidd-Lit, a one-week summer program on the Hattiesburg Campus.

The Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, along with Dr. D. Jay and Beverly Grimes, will be hosting a free seminar by Dr. Bill Hogarth, director of the Florida Institute of Oceanography (FIO) Tuesday, April 22 at 5 p.m. at the Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center for Arts and Education. This will be the sixth presentation in the Grimes Distinguished Lecture Series.

The business portfolio of Joseph F. Best III reads like an instructional manual for entrepreneurial success.

 

Best, chief executive officer of H&F Bread Company and president of Best Building, LLC, has amassed more than 40 years of comprehensive consulting and senior line management across a wide variety of industries including – retail, distribution, systems development, project management, and the service sector.

The Department of Dance Repertory Dance Company presents Dance for Film April 11 a 7 p.m. and midnight and on April 12 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Performances will be held in the Woods Theatre in the University of Southern Mississippi's Theatre and Dance Building.  Admission is $5, check or cash on only.

Jennifer Odell, a professional journalist who writes about the New Orleans jazz and brass band scenes and edits pop culture for MSN’s entertainment section, spoke with University of Southern Mississippi students about her experiences with the music and entertainment industries April 8 on the Hattiesburg campus. She was a guest of the university’s School of Mass Communications and Journalism and its distinguished lecturer in music industry, Drew Young.

The University of Southern Mississippi Forensics Society recently placed 12th in Combined Sweepstakes (Individual Events and Debate) at the 2014 Pi Kappa Delta National Comprehensive Tournament. The team ranked among 79 colleges/universities competing in the competition held at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

The University of Southern Mississippi College of Arts and Letters and the Center for Undergraduate Research (CUR) are proud to co-host the 2014 Undergraduate Symposium on Research and Creative Activity. The symposium will be held April 11 from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Theatre and Dance Building and April 12 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Liberal Arts Building on the Southern Miss Hattiesburg campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi has selected Dr. John Eye to lead its University Libraries as dean, following a national search to fill the position.

The University of Southern Mississippi College of Health, in conjunction with Hattiesburg Clinic, will present a Spring Health Forum from noon-3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15 at the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg campus.

 

Therapeutic recreation practitioners, students and educators from five states and six universities converged for a workshop recently co-hosted by the therapeutic recreation programs of The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Human Performance and Recreation and The University of South Alabama. More than 170 attended the event titled, “The Gulf Coast Coming Together for Therapeutic Recreation,” held at the C.E. Roy Community Center in Hattiesburg, Miss.

University of Southern Mississippi students will hear from a renowned professional journalist who covers the music industry Tuesday, April 8 on the Hattiesburg campus.

Grammy-nominated recording artist Stephen Wade will perform April 7 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Polymer Science Auditorium at The University of Southern Mississippi.
 

Wilton Jackson, a broadcast journalism major at The University of Southern Mississippi and member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, was selected to attend the Zeta Class Undergraduate Leadership Institute, a highly selective and prestigious leadership conference May 31 – June 7 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Football helmets are under attack from more than just opposing players on the field. Every season environmental factors wear on a helmet, potentially compromising its ability to protect the player.

More than 150 students, parents, faculty and staff gathered for The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Health annual student awards night, held April 1 at the Thad Cochran Center. Each school and department in the college awards its students for outstanding academic success and extracurricular activities.

The highly anticipated University of Southern Mississippi School of Music’s production of Showbiz Showstoppers has announced a few surprise guests set to join the cast during its performance on Friday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Lake Terrace Convention Center.

 

Southern Miss’ men’s head basketball coach, Donnie Tyndall, and former Miss Mississippi, Chalie Ray, are scheduled to kick up their heels in the Broadway showcase production.

 

University of Southern Mississippi seniors Benjamin Arnold and Tanner Jones are among five college students recently named as Mississippi Young Bankers Scholars.

The University of Southern Mississippi Clinical Psychology Graduate Student Organization (CPGSO) will be host "BBQ & Blues" at the Keg and Barrel April 5 from 12 – 4 p.m. to raise money for its Client Assistance, Retention, & Enrichment (C.A.R.E.) fund, which pays for therapy and assessment services for clients unable to pay due to financial hardships.