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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.

Students and teachers representing 16 high schools from the southern region of the state will converge on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus Dec. 2-3 for the South Mississippi High School Drama Festival.

She already has an impressive list of accolades dotting her vita. But Dr. Kimberley Davis will achieve a goal long coveted by generations of musical artists when The University of Southern Mississippi faculty member performs as a guest soloist at world-renowned Carnegie Hall in New York City Feb. 19.

 

Last month, University of Southern Mississippi voice instructor Maryann Kyle won rave reviews for her performance of “Sondheim in the City” in New York City.

 

Now, the cabaret-style production that showcases the multi-talented Kyle comes home to Hattiesburg for its only in-state performance this year on Saturday, Nov. 19 at the Mannoni Performing Arts Center. Showtime is 7:30 p.m.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Human Performance and Recreation has partnered with the Gateway Program at Anatomies of Hattiesburg on a cutting-edge fitness referral program designed to improve patient wellness.

As the reality sank in that she had just captured the Miss Mississippi USA title, University of Southern Mississippi senior Myverick Garcia had a sobering thought: “Oh man, I hope I’m not one of those girls that cry.”

The University of Southern Mississippi wants Pine Belt area residents to help ring in the holiday season as part of the 5th Annual Lighting the Way for the Holidays set for Sunday, Dec. 4 on the Hattiesburg campus.

 

Festivities begin at 6 p.m. in front of the Aubrey K. Lucas Administration Building. Sponsored by the Student Government Association, the event is free and open to the general public.

The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Art and Design will display the works of graduating seniors in the department’s final exhibit of the semester with an opening reception Nov. 29 from 5-7 p.m. at the Southern Miss Museum of Art. The exhibit runs through Dec. 16 and features the artistry of 12 of the department’s students.

Michael Sims, a University of Southern Mississippi sophomore polymer science major from Hattiesburg, makes a point during a debate about the Occupy Wall Street movement. The event was held Thursday on the school’s Hattiesburg campus and sponsored by the Southern Miss Debate Society, which is open to all students at the university regardless of their major.

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST – University of Southern Mississippi students learned firsthand about the Mississippi Gulf Coast through the eyes of a tourist. Traveling by trolley cars to various coast sites, more than 60 students and two faculty members made the Mississippi Gulf Coast their classroom on Wednesday, Nov. 2.

A group of University of Southern Mississippi students studying political science and journalism took part in an interactive program hosted by C-SPAN on its ‘Road to the White House 2012” tour bus, which visited the Hattiesburg campus on Thursday, Nov. 3.

 

Senior political science major Katie Wilson of Biloxi, Miss.; broadcast journalism major Rachel Beech of Brandon, Miss.; and Justin Mitchell of Bay St. Louis, Miss. took the opportunity to ask questions in a live broadcast of C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” program to guest Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-Mich.).

University of Southern Mississippi senior Tateka Whitfield began crafting homemade key chains for fun during her high school days in Crystal Springs, Miss.

 

Today Whitfield is trying to turn a profit with her multi-colored trinkets as part of a class project in Dr. SherRhonda Gibbs’ Introduction to Entrepreneurship course. On Thursday, Nov. 3, Whitfield’s team joined five other groups from Gibbs’ class to hawk their wares at Joseph Greene Hall during a Student Venture Fair.

The University of Southern Mississippi School of Mass Communication and Journalism will host its fifth annual symposium Thursday, Nov. 10.  “From Here You Can Go Anywhere:  Southern Miss and the Future of the Entertainment Industry” will be held in the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg campus. 

A potential pro baseball career denied because of the color of his skin and an obsession with cheating death plague the main character of Fences, to be performed at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gilbert F. Hartwig Theatre beginning Nov. 4.