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The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast held a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, Dec. 7 for the restoration of Elizabeth Hall and the newly appointed Health Sciences Building on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

Dr. Lance Nail, dean of the College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi, credits assistant professor Kimberly Goodwin for reinvigorating a dormant real estate degree program.

Scott Martin, co-owner of Bop’s Frozen Custard in Hattiesburg, lauded the fresh ideas dished out by University of Southern Mississippi students as part of a creative marketing class project.

Former University of Southern Mississippi professor Dr. Robert C. Bateman, Jr. received the 2010 Mississippi Section of the American Chemical Society’s (ACS) “Chemist of the Year ” at the Mississippi ACS awards dinner held recently on the Southern Miss Hattiesburg campus.

Ryan Kelly, director of external relations in the College of Health at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been selected as the new executive director of the Mississippi Rural Health Association (MRHA).

University of Southern Mississippi students will have another tool to assist them in their preparation for finals, as University President Martha Saunders announced Thursday that Cook Library will be open around the clock during exam week.

LONG BEACH, Miss. –  A team of four University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast seniors received the first place overall award in the Southeastern Small College Programming Contest at the 25th Annual Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges (CCSC): Southeastern Conference.

Janette Kennedy Tibbitts stands next to two paintings featuring the work of famed children’s literature artist Beatrix Potter, creator of the “Peter Rabbit” character, while holding a copy of a book about the famed rabbit prior to making official her donation of her vast collection of Potter books, painting and artifacts to the University of Southern Mississippi de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection Tuesday at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI).

Dr. Kathy Yadrick, professor and chair of the Department of Nutrition and Food Systems at The University of Southern Mississippi has assumed additional duties as part-time associate dean for research in the College of Health.

LONG BEACH, Miss. – The Gulf Coast Library at The University of Southern Mississippi will present free community workshops in the month of December for the library’s “60 Minutes to Success” initiative. The one-hour sessions will be held in the library room 213 on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Theatre and Dance will present the fall Studio 115 Dance Concert, Dec. 8-10 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. in the Theatre and Dance Building.

In keeping with its generous history of contributions to The University of Southern Mississippi, the Luckyday Foundation has made a $4 million gift commitment to be used for construction of new student housing.

The University of Southern Mississippi Center for Human Rights and Civil Liberties has organized a weeklong series of events for Human Rights Week on its Hattiesburg campus, beginning today and culminating Friday evening at 7 p.m. with a public event featuring noted civil rights activist Bettie Dahmer.

Alicia Deaver, director of consultation for thread, Alaska's Child Care Resource & Referral Network, will present a guest lecture at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 4 p.m. in Stout Hall. Admission is free.

A Hattiesburg resident has donated her collection amassed over 40 years of Beatrix Potter books and artifacts featuring the “Peter Rabbit” character to the University of Southern Mississippi’s internationally recognized de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection.

Daphne Cornett, assistant director of the DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi, recently earned the 2011 IMSLEC® Innovator Award for Outstanding Educator in a College or University.

Betty Press, adjunct professor of photography in The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Art and Design, was interviewed on National Public Radio (NPR) Sunday about her new book of black and white photos and proverbs from Africa.

Grammy-nominated pianist Petronel Malan will perform a recital of music spanning 250 years to showcase not only her own talents but also those of the Shigeru EX Concert Piano - one of only four in the continental U.S. -  Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the University of Southern Mississippi’s Mannoni Performing Arts Center Auditorium.

 Morgan Makes Presentations during fall 2011 Semester

Dr. Hani Morgan, assistant professor in The University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Special Education presented a webinar on cyberbullying for Kappa Delta Pi this fall. Kappa Delta Pi is an international honor society in education and its eChapter Webinars are topical presentations for educators, developed to keep them current in the field and connected to one another.

Four faculty members in the College of Health at The University of Southern Mississippi have been honored as Health Care Heroes for 2011 by the Mississippi Business Journal.

Longtime area businessman John Polk and U.S. Congressman Steven Palazzo were honored recently as alumni of the year by the College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi.

 

Polk, retired executive of Polk Meat Products and newly elected state senator, received the Boardman Distinguished Alumnus of the Year award during ceremonies held Nov. 17 at the Trent Lott Center. Palazzo, who is serving his first term in the U.S. House of Representatives, was presented the inaugural Outstanding Young Alumnus of the Year award.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Polymers and High Performance Materials has gained approval from the State Institutions of Higher Learning to offer an undergraduate degree in polymer science and engineering the first of its kind in Mississippi. The program wil begin in the fall 2012.

Students at the DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi donated approximately 200 cans of food to the Salvation Army on Wednesday, Nov. 16.

The students were asked to donate healthy canned foods such as beans, corn and vegetables. The students also used the cans as make-shift weights in their physical education classes before donating them to the Salvation Army.

University of Southern Mississippi doctoral student Emily Cohen has parlayed her curiosity about nature and affinity for birds into a research fellowship with the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, Migratory Bird Center in Washington, D.C.