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University of Southern Mississippi Professor of Music Lois Leventhal uses an analogy to capture the excitement of seeing 10 new pianos arrive on the Hattiesburg campus: “It’s like a writer having the proper pen,” she said.

 

Thanks to a partnership with the Kawai Piano Company, the Southern Miss School of Music received the new loaner pianos that will be purchased at a substantial discount as part of a bigger effort to eventually replace all of the old pianos with new ones.

In The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Accountancy, the numbers tell the story – more and more graduates are landing jobs with prestigious companies.

 

Graduates like Analise Counts, of Mobile, Ala., who obtained her undergraduate degree in accounting and Master of Public Accounting from Southern Miss before securing a position with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Just one month after obtaining her MPA, Counts went from student to corporate climber in the frenzied markets of New York and Los Angeles.

Two media production majors from The University of Southern Mississippi School of Mass Communication and Journalism were finalists in the Student Production Excellence category at the 2011 National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Southeast Emmy Awards in Atlanta.

Larry Panella, director of Jazz Studies at The University of Southern Mississippi, will honor the biggest influences in his musical career, with a special concert, “Gestures in Jazz,” on Oct. 3 in Bennett Auditorium.

The University of Southern Mississippi hosted the “True South Basic Economic Development Course” Sept. 19-22 at the Trent Lott National Center on the Hattiesburg campus.  More than 34 participants from Florida, Mississippi and Alabama attended the four-day program.

HATTIESBURG, Miss.– Kevin Harrison, owner of Heritage Vision Center in Hattiesburg, presented a check for $2,000 to The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi on Tuesday, Sept. 27.

For the past six summers, Heritage Vision has donated a portion of proceeds from eyeglass sales during the month of July to the center. To date Heritage Vision has contributed close to $35,000 to The Children’s Center.

Chondrea Jordan, a senior at Petal High School, never thought she would have the opportunity to get a head start on her future as a biology major while working a summer job. 

 

She expected to spend the summer before her senior year at a dead-end job. Instead, Jordan spent her summer working in the laboratory of Associate Professor Douglas Masterson at The University of Southern Mississippi. 

Andrew Slemaker, a junior majoring in finance at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been awarded the 2011 Mississippi Young Bankers (MYB) Leadership Scholarship.

As the “baby boomer” population in the nation is nearing retirement age, the need for a focus on aging-related issues has never been more important. 

 

The International Council on Active Aging (ICAA) is celebrating “Active Aging Week” from Sept. 25-Oct. 1 with a variety of activities to promote active, healthy lifestyles for adults over the age of 50. 

LONG BEACH, Miss. – The Gulf Coast Library at The University of Southern Mississippi will present free community workshops throughout the month of October 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.

University of Southern Mississippi alumnus Tom Brantley brings his trombone talents back to Hattiesburg, but this time with a collection of his talented friends that form Rhythm and Brass.

Funeral services are set for Friday, Sept. 23 at 10 a.m. at Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home in Hattiesburg for Dr. Herschel Q. Peddicord, Jr., a retired associate professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at The University of Southern Mississippi, who died Sept. 18 at Forrest General Hospital. He was 84.

An Alabama resident retired from management in the private sector has transformed a hobby into a trade that has customers and students from across the country seeking his products and instruction in the area of metal shaping.  

 

Making schools and their surrounding communities safer will be the focal point of an important conference titled, “Building Resistance and Resiliency to Violence, Defiant Groups and Bullying Symposium” set for Oct. 4-5 at the Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg, Miss.

LONG BEACH, Miss. – The Gulf Coast Library at The University of Southern Mississippi will present the free community workshop, “Learn How to Use Microsoft Office,” Thursday, Sept. 29, from 3 – 4 p.m. in the library room 213 on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Health recently began a public relations campaign with the goal of increasing visibility and understanding of the programs and courses offered. 

 

Referred to as the “College of Health Top 20,” the campaign aims to inform students, faculty, staff, and alumni of the top reasons to become part of the College of Health.

The registration deadline has been extended until all spaces are filled for the Career Explorations for Girls Conference, set for Saturday, Oct. 8 at The University of Southern Mississippi. The event will be co-hosted by the Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies at Southern Miss and the Spirit of Women at Forrest General Hospital.

University of Southern Mississippi President Martha Saunders joined local and state public officials, business leaders and citizens Friday at a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Forrest County Industrial Park in welcoming a new industry to Hattiesburg.

The University of Southern Mississippi School of Polymers and High Performance Materials will honor and memorialize the late Sidney Lauren, a leader in the coatings industry, on Friday Sept. 23 with the dedication of the Sidney Lauren Memorial Learning Center. The center is made possible by a generous donation from the Coatings Industry Education Foundation (CIEF).

François Rabbath, a world-renowned bassist, will be playing along with The University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra on Thursday, Sept. 29, at 7:30 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium. The concert, entitled “Vive La France,” will feature works composed and arranged by Grammy-nominated American composer and bassist Frank Proto.

To know Nicole Marquez is to witness the resolve of the human spirit, acknowledge the power of modern medicine and realize the authenticity of miracles.

 

People just don’t fall six stories from an apartment rooftop and live to discuss the horrific incident. Let alone, return to the dance floor. This amazing University of Southern Mississippi graduate has accomplished both … and then some.

The Southern Entrepreneurship Program (SEP) is set to commence its fifth successive year in Mississippi high schools with a student symposium on Thursday, Sept. 29 at the Ronald E. Whitehead Advanced Technology Center on the campus of Jones County Junior College.

A University of Southern Mississippi professor and his students hope their inventory of trees on the Hattiesburg campus will reveal their full environmental and economic value and be a key resource for their management and preservation.

LONG BEACH, Miss. – The Gulf Coast Library at The University of Southern Mississippi will present two free community workshops Sept. 21-22 in the library room 213 on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. These one-hour sessions are part of the library’s “60 Minutes to Success” initiative.