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Dr. Douglas Bristol, associate professor of history at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus, was named one of two finalists representing the university in a national competition for a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) summer stipend.

Dr. Marie des Neiges Léonard, assistant professor of sociology at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus, recently presented the paper, “Census and Racial Identity in France: Invisible Categories and Color-Blind Politics,” while attending the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting in New York City.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra opens its 94th season Thursday, Oct. 3 with famed flutist and conductor Ransom Wilson. Just over a week later, they travel to the Beau Rivage Casino and Resort in Biloxi to perform with the internationally acclaimed Beach Boys on Friday, Oct. 11.

The Athletic Training Program in The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Human Performance and Recreation has admitted its first class of students since 2010. With a new administration and revised curriculum, students will benefit from a new outlook and direction for the program.

Franciscan University Press has just published University of Southern Mississippi English professor Dr. Philip C. Kolin's sixth collection of poems entitled In the Custody of Words.

The Children’s Center for Communication and Development will host the second workshop in its professional development series, “Exceptional Learners, Exceptional Instruction” on Friday, Oct. 4 at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Bradley Floore, a triple-major College of Business student at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been awarded the 2013 Mississippi Young Bankers (MYB) Leadership Scholarship.

Dr. Sarah Morgan, an associate professor in the School of Polymers and High Performance Materials at The University of Southern Mississippi, recently received a renewal grant from the prestigious Ray C. Anderson Foundation for her research project “Increasing Polymer Solar Cell Efficiency through Structures Inspired by Nature.”

When it comes to exclusive, expansive, exciting post-graduate programs offered at The University of Southern Mississippi, few provide more unique opportunities than the Hydrographic Science program within the Department of Marine Science.

A gift commitment of $250,000 will push The University of Southern Mississippi Foundation’s College of Nursing Building Campaign closer to its $8 million goal and honor Dr. Gerry Cadenhead Fletcher, former dean of the College of Nursing and dedicated supporter of Southern Miss athletics, who passed away on July 22.

 

The contribution, which was made by Southern Miss alumnus Chuck Scianna will provide naming rights for the Dr. Gerry Cadenhead Fletcher Dean’s Suite in Asbury Hall, the name for the proposed College of Nursing facility. Located on the third floor, this 4,224-square-foot space will feature the dean’s office, associate dean’s office, two staff offices, a reception area and a workroom.

The Sertoma Club of Hattiesburg recently contributed $1,900 to the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences’ (SHS) development fund. Sertoma Club President David Bounds presented the check to Dr. Steven Cloud, chair of the department.

The Forensics Society at The University of Southern Mississippi recently competed at The University of Louisiana-Lafayette’s Swing on the Swamp debate event Sept. 12-15. Swing on the Swamp included two tournaments. The field of competition included 10 colleges and universities from Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas.

The Center for Writers at The University of Southern Mississippi will host the first of two readings by visiting writers on Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. when guest writer Kevin Young will present a poetry reading. The second reading will be Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m. when guest writer Michael Farris Smith will present a fiction reading. Both readings will be held in room 101 in the International Center.

Cherry Dong, a graduate student pursuing a master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology at The University of Southern Mississippi, received one of five assistantships with the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences for the 2013-14 academic year.

As a graduate assistant Dong gains hands-on experience in early intervention with children ages 3-5 while working with a certified speech-language pathologist and occupational, physical and behavioral therapists at The Children's Center for Communication and Development.

Danielle Yelverton, a graduate student pursuing a master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology at The University of Southern Mississippi, received one of five assistantships with the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences for the 2013-14 academic year.

As a graduate assistant, Yelverton gains hands-on experience in early intervention with groups infants, toddlers and preschoolers while working with a certified speech-language pathologist and occupational, physical and behavioral therapists at The Children's Center for Communication and Development.

Courtney Guess Turner of Oak Grove, a graduate student pursuing a Doctorate of Audiology degree at The University of Southern Mississippi, received an assistantship with the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences for the 2013-14 academic year.

As a graduate assistant, Turner gains hands-on experience in early intervention while working with a certified early oral interventionist at The Children's Center for Communication and Development with groups of 2-to-4-year-olds who are hard of hearing or deaf. She also assists with cochlear implant and hearing aid maintenance.

Kerri Mobley of Columbia, a graduate student pursuing a master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology at The University of Southern Mississippi, received one of five assistantships with the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences for the 2013-14 academic year.

As a graduate assistant, Mobley gains hands-on experience in early intervention while working with a certified speech-language pathologist and occupational, physical and behavioral therapists at The Children's Center for Communications and Development with groups infants, toddlers and preschoolers.

Mary Katherine Parker, a graduate student pursuing a master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology at The University of Southern Mississippi, received one of five assistantships with the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences for the 2013-14 academic year.

As a graduate assistant, Parker gains hands-on experience in early intervention while working with a certified speech-language pathologist at The Children's Center for Communication and Development with groups of preschoolers with disabilities.

Paige Powell of Petal, a graduate student pursuing a master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology at The University of Southern Mississippi, received one of five assistantships with the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences for the 2013-14 academic year.

As a graduate assistant, Powell gains hands-on experience in early intervention while working with a certified speech-language pathologist and occupational, physical and behavioral therapists at The Children's Center for Communication and Development with groups infants, toddlers and preschoolers.

Dr. Bill Smith, a veteran member of the College of Business faculty at The University of Southern Mississippi, was recently appointed chairman of the college’s Department of Economic Development and Tourism. The appointment was announced by Dr. Faye Gilbert, dean of the college.

The Southern Invitational Choral Conference (SICC) will present two free public concerts Sept. 23-24, including one at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Applications are now being accepted for the Strengthening Mississippi Academic Research Through Business Act (SMART Business Act) rebate program.  The SMART Business Act was adopted during the 2013 Legislative Session to stimulate private investment in research and development through partnerships with Mississippi Public Universities; develop the competitiveness of Mississippi companies; and improve the economy of Mississippi.  The rebate program will be managed by the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning.

University of Southern Mississippi business student Blythe Dunaway expects her third visit to London to be a charm - and a whirlwind – as she serves an internship with one of England’s largest accounting firms.

Bulldozers, backhoes, cranes and dump trucks have become a familiar sight at The University of Southern Mississippi in recent months, and the construction frenzy shows no signs of slowing down.

 

Whether it be the demolition of aging residence halls; the renovation of facilities or breaking ground on new buildings, the Hattiesburg campus has seldom seen a busier time for construction-related projects. To date a total of 23 projects are in progress, scheduled to begin, or recently completed, with an estimated cost of approximately $149 million.