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At the invitation of Merchants Foodservices, students in The University of Southern Mississippi’s online/executive Master of Science in Logistics, Trade and Transportation (MSLTT) visited and toured the Merchants Foodservices plant.

Department of English professor Jameela Lares was recently named the University of Southern Mississippi’s Teacher of the Year by the Humanities Council. Lares will present her award-winning research in a lecture entitled, The Ghost of Rhetoric: Milton's Logic and the Renaissance Trivium. The lecture will be held Nove. 21 at 5 p.m. on the Hattiesburg campus in the Liberal Arts Building, room 108. This lecture is free and open to the public and will be followed with a reception.

The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Theatre closes the Fall 2013 season with The Government Inspector by Nikolai Gogol. All performances of The Government Inspector will take place at the Tatum Theatre in the Theatre and Dance Building at Southern Miss.

The University of Southern Mississippi Office of Professional Development and Educational Outreach and the Alumni Association recently wrapped up its first-ever Alumni Professional Development Summit.

The summit offered opportunities for alumni to network and gain new knowledge and skills from a distinguished group of university faculty and staff members and other accomplished alumni. Sessions included social and digital media marketing, small business development and management, new technology, generational changes in the workplace, arts in education, mental health and more.

Dr. Andrew Wiest, professor of history and founding director of the Center for the Study of War and Society at The University of Southern Mississippi, will give the final presentation in the 9th annual McCarthy Lecture Series — "We shall defend our Island: the British Experience of the World Wars." The talk is today, Nov. 11, at 6 p.m. in room 101 of the Liberal Arts Building on the Hattiesburg campus.

Eddie Lewis, a retired University of Southern Mississippi business professor who founded the school’s international business program, died Wednesday, Nov. 6 at Wesley Medical Center in Hattiesburg. She was 80.

In an effort to create better synergy, while strengthening the overall administrative structure, the School of Human Performance and Recreation (HP&R) at The University of Southern Mississippi has instituted a significant reorganization plan.

The University of Southern Mississippi today announced its membership in the University-Industry Demonstration Partnership (UIDP), a national organization of universities and companies who seek to build stronger working relationships.

The University Research Council at The University of Southern Mississippi will host presentations by the 2013 Excellence in Research and Creative Activity award winners Friday, Nov. 8, during the annual University Research Awards Day.

The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies (IDS) will hold a free fair housing workshop on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 1:30 p.m. at the Robert C. Irwin Library at 1285 Kenny Hill Ave. in Tunica, Miss.

Sharon Catledge, family nurse practitioner in Student Health Services at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been elected president of the Mississippi Board of Nursing.

Dr. J. Paige Buchanan, associate professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been named Chemist of the Year by the Mississippi Section of the American Chemical Society. Buchanan received the award at the organization’s awards banquet at Jackson State University.

The Department of Food and Nutrition Systems at the University of Southern Mississippi recently teamed up with Stone County’s Superintendent Dr. Gwen Miller, and Child Nutrition Director Myra Rayburn, to participate in Mississippi’s Farm to School Week.

Kelsey Lingsch, a graduate from the Department of Food and Nutrition Systems at The University of Southern Mississippi, received the Kathleen Stitt Award for her project titled “Mississippi’s First Annual Farm to School Week: Evaluation of School Participation” at the School Nutrition Association’s Annual National Conference in Kansas City, Mo.

The University of Southern Mississippi School of Social Work and the Gulf Region Health Outreach Program (GRHOP) co-hosted a two-day training on Integrated Treatment of Complex Trauma for Adolescents (ITCT-A) on Oct. 23-24.

David McRaney, a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi School of Mass Communication and Journalism, spoke to students on the Hattiesburg campus recently about his career in media and new book, “You are Now Less Dumb,” a sequel to his earlier book “You are not so Smart,” which received high praise from critics and enjoyed successful sales figures worldwide. The books are based on his popular website http://youarenotsosmart.com/ which McRaney describes as “a celebration of self-delusion.”

McRaney is a former editor of the university’s student newspaper, The Student Printz. He later was a reporter for the Hattiesburg American and is now web manager for WDAM-TV. For more information about McRaney and his work, visit http://davidmcraney.com/.

Where can you find someone researching how to turn solid waste into fuel? Discovering how to charge a cell phone on a camping trip? Piloting innovative programs to train aspiring principals on core leadership skills? Mississippi Public Universities.

The Friends of University Libraries in conjunction with the Favre 4 Hope Foundation, Salvation Army, and Red Door Marketing Agency are working to improve the Christmas season for Pine Belt and Mississippi Gulf Coast children by launching the third annual Give a Child a New Book Day campaign.

Students from The University of Southern Mississippi continue to shine in national debate competitions, most recently in San Jacinto College North in Houston, Texas. The Southern Miss Forensics Society competed in a field of competition included 19 colleges and universities from Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas.

The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Theatre will continue its Fall 2013 season with A Bright Room Called Day when it opens on Oct. 31 at 7:30 p.m. All performances will take place in the Hartwig Theatre of the Theatre and Dance Building at Southern Miss. Performances continue on November 1, 2, 5 and 6 at 7:30 p.m. A matinee performance will take place Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. General admission is $8. For tickets, call the Southern Miss Ticket Office at 601.266.5418 or 800.844.8425 or visit www.southernmisstickets.com.

The Kawai Corporation of America has named The University of Southern Mississippi School of Music to its roster of Elite Performing Instrument Collection (EPIC) schools. In a presentation on Tuesday, Oct. 29, officials from the Kawai Corporation presented Southern Miss President Rodney D. Bennett and Dr. Michael Miles, director of the School of Music, a plaque commemorating the announcement.

The University of Southern Mississippi recently nominated two faculty members who were selected for the National Endowment for the Humanities summer stipend competition.

David McRaney, a 2007 University of Southern Mississippi graduate and current Director of New Media at WDAM-TV, will sign copies of his latest book, “You Are Now Less Dumb,” at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 30 at Barnes & Noble on the Southern Miss campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Healthcare Sales and Marketing, the Trent Lott Center and Dr. Mike Wittmann, associate professor of marketing, will host a presentation The Evolution of Science and Surgery on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 4 p.m. in the Trent Lott Center.