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University of Southern Mississippi social work students enrolled in a required field experience class gained invaluable experience following the Feb. 10 tornado that struck the Pine Belt in a disaster case management initiative facilitated by the American Red Cross.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast celebrated the completion of two new buildings with a ribbon cutting ceremony March 28 at the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

Nicki Elizabeth Relan, a University of Southern Mississippi senior nursing major, is following a career path she set in motion many years ago as a kindergarten student in Diamondhead, Miss.

The College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi paid tribute to distinguished faculty members and students during its annual Honors Banquet held Tuesday, March 26 at the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg campus.

Dr. Bret Becton received the Joseph A. Greene Teaching Award, while Dr. Fujun Lai took home the Louis K. Brandt Publication Award. Other award winners from each department include the following:

Accounting:

Becker CPA Review 50 % Scholarship – Aaron Thomas

Beta Alpha Psi Award – Katie Carona

With a $1 million gift commitment from Joe and Kathy Sanderson of Laurel, Miss., The University of Southern Mississippi Foundation’s College of Nursing Building Campaign has exceeded the $5 million mark on the way to reaching its $8 million goal.

Dr. Marie Danforth, a professor of anthropology at The University of Southern Mississippi and one of the country’s leading bioarchaelogists, was recently awarded the Mississippi Humanities Council’s Humanities Scholar Award. 

The Center for the Study of the Gulf South and the Department of History at The University of Southern Mississippi will host Emory University professor Dr. Thomas Rogers for his lecture “The Nature of Labor: Work and the Agro-Environment of Sugarcane Brazil” Thursday, March 28 at 5:30 p.m. in the Liberal Arts Building, room 101. This event is free and open to the public.

Cook Library at The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg is hosting the exhibit 'The Holmes County Civil Rights Movement, 1964-1969" in the library's lobby through March 28.

The exhibit chronicles the history of the civil rights movement in Holmes County, Miss. during the 1960s. Exhibit materials were donated by Sue (Lorenzi) Sojourner, who experienced the events of the civil rights movement firsthand. She and her husband, Henry, worked with local civil rights leaders to encourage, support and educate African-Americans of the county in their struggle for equality and voting rights.

Pictured are Sojourner, left, along with Robert Clark, the first African-American elected to the Mississippi Legislature since Reconstruction. Sojourner worked in Clark's campaign in 1967, and both were on the Hattiesburg campus March 19 to view the exhibit, with Sojourner giving a talk March 18 about her experiences. Along with Cheryl Reitan, Sojourner co-authored the book Thunder of Freedom, a memoir of her experiences during that era. For more information about the exhibit, contact Jessica Clark at j.m.clark@usm.edu. (University Communications photo by David Tisdale)

What started as a foggy February morning at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach is now a lasting image made into a mural representing the scenic photography of noted Biloxi Sun Herald photographer and Southern Miss alumnus, Tim Isbell.

 

Inspiration and beauty is what Isbell hopes students, faculty and staff gain from seeing the foggy oaks image as they walk to and from class. “I hope the mural at the Gulf Park campus gives people a sense of the beauty of the campus and the Mississippi Gulf Coast,” he said.

Dr. Jay Dean takes to the podium for the last time in his 25th season with The University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra when he conducts Mahler’s Fifth Symphony on Thursday, March 28 at Bennett Auditorium.

Dr. Les Wallace was the guest speaker during a luncheon hosted by The University of Southern Mississippi College of Nursing and sponsored by the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing Thursday at the Trent Lott Center. A noted expert on leadership, Wallace is president of Signature Resources Inc., an international leadership firm based in Colorado. His presentation was titled "21st Century Leadership: Thinking Differently." He is co- author of the book A Legacy of 21st Century Leadership: A Guide for Creating a Climate of Leadership Throughout Your Organization. (University Communications photo by David Tisdale)

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast will host the panel discussion, “The Business of Birth: Discussion around Medicalized Childbirth in Mississippi,” Tuesday, March 26, from 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in room 102 of the Fleming Education Center on the University’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

A lecture to be given Wednesday, March 27 at The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg will examine various aspects of the ascension of women in higher education administration.

Dr. Kimberly Scherlofsky of Gautier, Miss., recruiter and program coordinator for the International Development doctoral program and adjunct instructor of political science at The University of Southern Mississippi, successfully defended her dissertation for her doctoral degree from Austria’s University of Vienna.

A prominent leader in the American Psychology Association will address disparities in health outcomes with respect to race and ethnicity at The University of Southern Mississippi’s annual Hildman Colloquium in Psychology Thursday, March 28.

The University of Southern Mississippi Wind Ensemble will present a concert of student concerto winners Thursday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus. Featured on the program from left to right are Garrick Pitts, clarinet, from Fort Worth, Texas; Andrea Silverio, oboe, from Sao Paulo, Brazil; J. Cam Roberts, (BME), percussion, from Lucedale, Miss; Grant Futch, trombone from Lilburn, Georgia; and Jacob Wisdom, euphonium, from Pensacola, Fla. The concert is free and the public is invited.

Dr. Scott Piland, associate professor in the School of Human Performance and Recreation at The University of Southern Mississippi, recently visited Camp Shelby to speak at an event held in conjunction with Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness month.  

Dr. Christine Williams of the University of Texas at Austin will present the lecture “Gender Inequality in the Toy Store: How Gender Shapes Where We Shop, How We Shop and What We Buy” Thursday, March 21 at 4 p.m. on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus in the Liberal Arts Building’s Gonzalez Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow the lecture.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Film Department will present a free screening and filmmakers discussion of the film, “Free China: The Courage to Believe,” Friday, March 22 at 6:45 p.m. in the Fleming Education Center auditorium on the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

A civil rights activist who helped usher in a new era in Mississippi politics will talk about her experiences Monday, March 18 at The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg.

The University of Southern Mississippi Department of History’s Center for the Study of War and Society is serving as primary host for the annual conference of the Society for Military History March 14-17 in New Orleans.

University of Southern Mississippi seniors Jazmyne Butler and Ashley Betts have been invited to join a prestigious group of collegiate standouts as part of the Clinton Global Initiative University.

Civil rights figure James Meredith, author of “A Mission from God: A Memoir and Challenge for America” and the first African-American student at the University of Mississippi, gave a book talk on his latest publication March 7 at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. Hosted by the Gulf Coast Libraries, attendees of the book talk and signing welcomed Meredith with a standing ovation.

The DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi will hold the Missing Links in Academics Seminar April 11-12, from 8:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m. at the DuBard School on the Hattiesburg campus.