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Approximately 50 University of Southern Mississippi business students will spend Halloween being treated to a unique look at career opportunities in the casino resort industry and Tunica as a potential job market.

The Children’s Center for Communication and Development, in conjunction with the Office of Professional Development and Educational Outreach, will host a one-day conference “Exceptional Learners, Exceptional Instruction” on Nov. 9 at the Thad Cochran Center on The University of Southern Mississippi campus.

University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast students have elected Amanda Crowe of Gulfport, a master’s in business administration student, to represent the student body at the university’s upcoming homecoming and Spirit Week festivities on both the Gulf Park and Hattiesburg campuses.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of Food and Nutrition Systems participated in the first Mississippi Farm to School Week in collaboration with Stone County’s Child Nutrition Director Myra Rayburn.

When Johann Strauss conceived of his farcical operetta “Die Fledermaus” (The Bat), he might have been hard pressed to imagine all the comical improvisations and reinventions that would shape it since its debut in 1874.

 

The Southern Opera and Musical Theatre Company’s program takes it to another place literally and figuratively.

Arlen Cooper, a student in the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree program at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been selected as a Jonas Scholar by the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence.

The Southern Entrepreneurship Program, an educational outreach initiative housed within the University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Economic and Entrepreneurship Education (CEEE), commenced its sixth year of youth education during a statewide symposium held on Sept. 27. 

Paralyzed from the waist down following a 2005 car accident, Dwight Owens has shared his story of triumph over personal tragedy with thousands across the country. On Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 6:30 p.m. in Stout Hall on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus, he’ll tell that story as part of the fall 2012 University Forum series.

With its most recent gift of $20,000, the Favre 4 Hope Foundation has now contributed more than $200,000 to The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi.

The Department of Casino, Hospitality and Tourism Management at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast is offering a fully online program to earn a certificate in casino management.

Dr. Marianne Wheeldon, one of the world’s foremost authorities on French composer Claude Debussy, will give a lecture at the Thad Cochran Center Monday, Oct. 8 at 7:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

Dr. Catherine Rand makes her conducting debut with The University of Southern Mississippi’s top wind band, the Wind Ensemble, on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus.

Lights. Camera. Action. That’s just what Southern Miss alumnus Jonathan Brannan heard when he joined the cast of the new Universal Studios motion picture, “Pitch Perfect.”

 

Brannan, a 2012 music education graduate of The University of Southern Mississippi, auditioned for and was cast in the film over a year ago. Part of a talent agency based in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, Brannan auditioned for a lot of projects, but the jobs were few and far between. 

Dr. Cynthia Easterling, University of Southern Mississippi Senior Associate Provost, has watched a fledgling resource idea for marketing students become a genuine “must-have” across a wider scale with the fifth-edition printing of “Merchandising Mathematics for Retailing.”

The DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi will host Missing Links in Academics on Nov. 1-2 at the DuBard School. The seminar will benefit second through eighth-grade general and special education teachers, reading specialists and speech-language pathologists. The cost is $250 until Oct. 17. After Oct. 17, the cost will be $275. Lunch and materials are included.

The Kappa Theta chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the international history honor society, at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast will host a book talk featuring Dr. Andrew Wiest, professor and director of International Studies at Southern Miss, as he discusses his latest publication, “The Boys of ’67: Charlie Company’s War in Vietnam.”

Several University of Southern Mississippi students currently involved in solar cell research will be recognized for their efforts as part of Gov. Phil Bryant’s “Energy and Economic Development in the 21st Century” summit set for Oct. 4 at the Jackson Convention Complex.

Dr. Michael Forster, dean of the College of Health at The University of Southern Mississippi, has announced that Dr. Trent Gould will serve as interim director of the School of Human Performance and Recreation (HPR) until a permanent director is named.

The Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage at The University of Southern Mississippi is sponsoring a talk by Randall Norris, an award-winning oral historian, today, Sept. 25 from 5:15-6:15 p.m. in the Liberal Arts Building on the Hattiesburg campus, room 101. Admission is free.

The Center for the Study of War and Society at The University of Southern Mississippi, in partnership with the Hattiesburg Public Library will host its fall War & Society Roundtable: Books Dialogue and Debate Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 6 p.m. at the Hattiesburg Public Library. 

When Dr. Jay Dean takes to the podium to open the 93rd season of The University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, it will be a much different group than the one he stepped in front of 25 years ago.

When pianist Monica Echols surveyed the damage caused by Hurricane Isaac to her Hammond, La., home, the loss was extensive. However, the loss of her piano and life-long music collection was even more devastating.

The University of Southern Mississippi Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation (CLTT) and the Mississippi State University - Research Curriculum Unit (RCU) are partnering to develop an “Intermodal Transportation Curriculum for Secondary Education” as a pilot study.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business has reached an historic milestone with inclusion among the country’s Top-200 undergraduate business programs as ranked by U.S. News & World Report.

 

The magazine’s 2012 rankings put Southern Miss in elite company. According to the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), there are approximately 13,000 business programs worldwide. Of that total only 655 (less than five percent) have qualified for AACSB accreditation. This marks the first time Southern Miss has climbed inside the Top-200 list.