September 17, 2014  

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Students from The University of Southern Mississippi captured best of show and the special merit award during the American Advertising Federation of the Mississippi Gulf Coast’s annual 2011-12 awards presentation held at Oak Crest Manor in Pass Christian, Miss.

Outside professional designers juried the professional and student submissions.

The University of Southern Mississippi Debate Society will take its persuasive talents to James Madison University to compete in the Madison Cup debate tournament April 11-13.

This briefs package highlights newsmakers and events from The University of Southern Mississippi College of Education and Psychology, including publication and presentation of research by its faculty, students and alumni.

A decade of transforming lives and communities for the better will be celebrated March 21-23 when The University of Southern Mississippi hosts the Gulf South Summit on Service Learning and Civic Engagement Through Higher Education at the Hattiesburg Lake Terrace Convention Center.

The Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation (CLTT) at The University of Southern Mississippi continues to emphasize the importance of linking students with industry. 

Tulio Sulbaran, director of the Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation (CLTT) at The University of Southern Mississippi, attended the 2012 Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) Research Needs Workshop.

The University of Southern Mississippi College of Health will host the second in a series of forums entitled, “The Affordable Care Act: A Compacted Review and the Legalities of Its Survival,” from 6 p.m.-7:45p.m. on Thursday, March 22nd in the Thad Cochran Center, Ballroom I.

“Becoming Symbol Minded: Young Children’s Understanding and Use of Symbolic Objects” is the topic of the 9th annual Hildman Colloquium in Psychology at The University of Southern Mississippi Thursday, March 22 from 2-3 p.m. in the Thad Cochran Center Ballroom (II and III) on the Hattiesburg campus. Admission is free.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s DuBard School for Language Disorders will hold the Missing Links in Academics seminar April 12-13 at the DuBard School for Language Disorders on the Hattiesburg campus.

Students who enjoy science and nature will want to participate in the hands-on experience provided by University of Southern Mississippi summer camps set for this summer.

André Heath, Assistant to the Dean for Strategic Initiatives in the College of Science and Technology at The University of Southern Mississippi, joins an elite group with his selection to the Mississippi Business Journal’s annual Top 40 Under 40 list.

The Student Think Center at The University of Southern Mississippi is hosting a high school collaborative in partnership with the Mississippi Arts Commission on Tuesday, March 20 on the Hattiesburg campus in suite 319 of the International Center.

The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Theatre and Dance will present the annual Spring Dance Concert Series April 12-15 in the Mannoni Performing Arts Center on the Hattiesburg campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi will offer the nationally acclaimed Camp Invention program this summer for children entering grades 1-6.

The inaugural issue of The University of Southern Mississippi School of Library and Information Science’s (SLIS) online journal, SLIS Connecting, is available at http://aquila.usm.edu/slisconnecting/

Deanna Douglas, professor of art at The University of Southern Mississippi, recently had her work, It’s Not an Ampersand, oil on board, shown at the 33rd annual Paper in Particular National Juried Exhibition held recently at Columbia College in Columbia, Mo. It was one of 93 of 600 entries selected for the event.

Dr. Wendy Atkins-Sayre, assistant professor in the Communication Studies Department at The University of Southern Mississippi, was recently awarded the Outstanding Alumni Award from her alma mater, Texas State University at San Marcos.

Two special supporters were honored recently for their contributions to renovation of the foods laboratory in the Department of Nutrition and Food Systems at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Southern Miss alumni Dale and Janet Shearer were saluted during a reception last month to unveil the new 1,384-square foot lab located on the first floor of Fritzsche-Gibbs Hall. The lab, which serves as a teaching classroom, provides a functional space for hands-on training of more than 100 students each year. 

The City of Long Beach, with the help of students and faculty in The University of Southern Mississippi School of Social Work, proclaimed the month of March as Professional Social Work Month during the city’s regular meeting on March 6. Long Beach Mayor Billy Skellie read aloud the proclamation, “Social Work Matters,” to the Board of Aldermen, university representatives, social work professionals and meeting attendees. Mayor Skellie then presented the proclamation to Dr. Tom Osowski, assistant professor in the School of Social Work.

On Tuesday, March 20 at 6 p.m. in Marsh Auditorium, University of Southern Mississippi School of Music faculty pianist Elizabeth Moak will showcase pieces by Judith Lang Zaimont in a recital of music from Moak’s newly released CD, “Art, Fire, Soul: Piano Works of Judith Lang Zaimont.” The recital is free and the public is invited.

Two of The University of Southern Mississippi’s brightest academic stars are recipients of this year’s 25th annual Higher Education Appreciation Day, Working for Academic Excellence (HEADWAE) award.

 

Rebecca Anne Masters of Ellisville, Miss., a student in the university’s prestigious Honors College, and Dr. Andrew Wiest, a professor of history and internationally recognized expert on the Vietnam War, were announced as recipients of the award during a visit to the State Capitol Feb. 28.

Two members of the School of Nursing faculty at The University of Southern Mississippi were recently honored with the 2011 American Journal of Nursing’s Book of the Year award. 

Dr. Janie Butts, and Dr. Karen Rich, co-authored the book titled “Philosophies and Theories for Advanced Nursing Practice,” which is primarily used for graduate level nursing students. 

Rainel Joubert, a violin student at The University of Southern Mississippi took fourth place honors at the prestigious Sphinx Competition held last month in Detroit, Mich.

 

The DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi hosted a 50th Anniversary Gala on March 1, at the Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg. More than 150 people attended the dinner and program.

The school, founded in 1962 by the late Dr. Etoile DuBard, serves children with severe communication disorders. The school also kicked-off a $2-million fundraising campaign at the gala.