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The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Philosophy and Religion, in partnership with University Libraries, is hosting Muslim Journeys, a lecture series that is part of an initiative sponsored by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi is celebrating an historic milestone with the creation of a special calendar commemorating the facility’s 40th anniversary.

The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Art and Design’s biannual Faculty Show opens Sept. 12 with a reception at 5:30 p.m. at Oddfellows Gallery, located at 119 East Front St. in downtown Hattiesburg.

The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Educational Studies and Research (ESR) will host its first Emergent Scholar Lecture of the academic year Sept. 17 with “Toward an Ideal of Moral and Democratic Education: Afro-Creoles and Straight University in Reconstruction New Orleans, 1862-1896.”

For the third consecutive year, The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi captured the “Team Spirit Award” as part of the United Way of Southeast Mississippi’s Corporate Challenge.

The University of Southern Mississippi will host Philosophical Fridays, a series of lectures featuring guest speakers who will speak on a philosophical topic of general interest. All lectures will be held on the Hattiesburg Southern Miss campus in the Liberal Arts Building, room 108. These lectures are free and open to the public.

The first lecture in the series is planned for Friday, Sept. 13 at 2 p.m. when David Shoemaker of Tulane University presents One Life to Live: Why You’ll Never Make It to Heaven.

University of Southern Mississippi doctoral candidate Amanda Leimer of Mandeville, La., recently was awarded a Love of Learning award worth $500 by The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi -- the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. She is one of 147 recipients nationwide to receive the award.

Its international reputation as a leader in marine research has earned The University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of Marine Science grant funding from one of the top supporters of scientific discovery related to the world’s oceans.

The School of Music at The University of Southern Mississippi is proud to announce auditions for Showbizz Showstoppers, a one-night-only spectacular featuring showstoppping numbers
from Broadway's best musicals.

Open to all including faculty, staff, students, alumni and community members, the auditions will take place in the museum space between the Fine Arts Building and the Mannoni Performing Arts Center on the Southern Miss Hattiesburg campus at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30.

From Beethoven to the Beach Boys, The University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra offers a full year of diverse concert programming.

The Mississippi Dance Festival Concert is set for this Saturday, Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. at the Studio 115 of the Theatre and Dance Building, located on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus. This event is free and open to the public.

An $18 million renewal of the Mississippi INBRE grant from the National Institutes of Health will enable The University of Southern Mississippi and partner institutions throughout the state to foster a vision in biomedical research that began a dozen years ago.

 

The recent renewal runs from 2013-2018 and brings the total amount of the grant – established in 2001 – to nearly $54 million. Dr. Glen Shearer and Dr. Mohamed Elasri, professors in the Department of Biological Sciences at Southern Miss, serve as principal investigators for the grant which has been in effect for 12 years.

A reception welcoming the art of Julia Reyes and Aline Villanueva will be held Thursday, Sept. 12 from 4 – 6 p.m. at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Library, located on the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

Polymer research at The University of Southern Mississippi is once again the subject of national media interest. Dr. Sarah Morgan, associate professor of polymer science at the university, was recently interviewed on the Hattiesburg campus by Stephen Anderson of NBC Learn, a division of NBC Universal. Inc. Morgan was asked about the use of low-friction polymers in the making of suits used by competitors in Olympic events that depend on speed for success in competition. NBC Learn is the educational arm of NBC News dedicated to providing resources for students, teachers and lifelong learners.

Visit NBC Learn at http://www.nbclearn.com/portal/site/learn. For information about the Southern Miss School of Polymers and High Performance Materials, including degree programs and research activity of its faculty and students, visit www.usm.edu/polymer.

One recent graduate and another current student at The University of Southern Mississippi helped organize an important one-day gathering of 13 federal, state and local agencies to discuss the criteria necessary for the Port of Gulfport to become designated a “strategic port” by the Defense Department.

 

Dr. Tom Lansford, academic dean and professor of political science at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, was editor for the “Political Handbook of the World 2013.”

The School of Construction at the University of Southern Mississippi, in collaboration with The Mississippi Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., will hold a Building Information Modeling Educational Seminar on Sept. 13 at the University’s Hattiesburg campus.

 

The Pride of Mississippi marching band at The University of Southern Mississippi has started a contest to allow fans to vote on the music for its Oct. 5 performance at the Golden Eagles’ home game against Florida International.

Every year, Hattiesburg’s music lovers anxiously await the announcement of The University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra season. This year’s season features special guests from classical celebrities to the Beach Boys.

Jonnie Cleveland, a University of Southern Mississippi doctoral student and Dr. Marge Crowe, an assistant professor in the university’s Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Special Education, recently had an article, titled “Cognitive Interventions for Students with Attention Deficit Disorder Transitioning from Secondary School Settings: A Meta-Analytic Review” published in the peer-reviewed journal Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin: International Journal for Professional Educators.

Members of The University of Southern Mississippi football team took part in Go Gold Day during a visit to the DuBard School for Language Disorders on Thursday, Aug. 22.

The School of Human Performance and Recreation at The University of Southern Mississippi welcomes five new faculty members to aid in its mission of graduating students who are highly competitive in a variety of health and sport related careers.

The department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The University of Southern Mississippi is celebrating six years of project SEED, a high school chemistry mentoring program, with its biggest group of participants. 

The Department of Educational Leadership and School Counseling at The University of Southern Mississippi received continued National Recognition for its programs in Educational Administration through the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).