April 17, 2014  

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Dr. Curtis Austin, University of Southern Mississippi associate professor of history and Center for Black Studies director, recently received a national award at The National Council for Black Studies (NCBS) convention in Cincinnati, Ohio.

When asked by students at the DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi what he enjoyed most about his job, freshman U.S. Congressman Steven Palazzo answered, “helping people.”

The College of Health at The University of Southern Mississippi will wrap up its spring forum series with a final installment titled “Does Healthcare Have an Electronic Future?” at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 31 in Ballroom I of the Thad Cochran Center.

As he stood on the 11th floor balcony of the Westin Hotel in New Orleans, gazing out at the majestic Mississippi River, University of Southern Mississippi student Jace Bounds could only shake his head in wonder.

 

“I never could have imagined having an opportunity like this when I first came to school at USM,” said Bounds, a Picayune, Miss., native. “Being a part of the International Business program has been a very rewarding and enriching experience that I would recommend to any student who’s considering a degree in this area.”

The spring Biological Sciences Plant Sale will be held on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus March 26 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. in front of the Biological Sciences Teaching Garden on the east side of Walker Science Building, across from the Thad Cochran Center and the R.C. Cook University Union.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s chapter of the Association for Childhood Education International (MsACEI-Southern Miss) will host the seventh annual “Education Forum: What’s Up in Mississippi.”

The event will be held in the Thames Polymer Science Research Center Auditorium, beginning with a reception at 4 p.m. followed by the forum at 4:30, which will feature Trecina Green of the Mississippi Department of Education’s Office of Curriculum as the guest presenter.

University of Southern Mississippi undergraduate and graduate students interested in participating in the fifth annual Student Research Colloquium have until Friday, April 8 at 11 p.m. to submit a research project for the event.

Declaring a major is one of the most important decisions in a college student’s academic career, and for that reason the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies and the College of Arts and Letters have developed the Major & Minor Exploration Fair to help students make an educated decision about selecting a major or minor at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Teachers and other speech professionals can gain valuable insight into multisensory teaching techniques by attending the Missing Links in Academics Seminar April 7-8 at the DuBard School for Language Disorders on The University of Southern Mississippi campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi College of Science and Technology will host “Meet the Deans” Tuesday, March 22 from 12:15-1:45 p.m. in front of Johnson Science Tower.  Students majoring in one of the college’s academic programs or taking a course in the sciences are invited to attend. Pizza and soft drinks will be served.

The nationally renowned University of Southern Mississippi Wind Ensemble will showcase in concert the student winners of the Southern Miss Bands Concerto Competition on March 24, at 7:30 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus.

On the heels of a controversial immigration reform bill making its way through the Mississippi Legislature, political, academic and civic leaders will examine the issue of immigration in Mississippi during a panel discussion at The University of Southern Mississippi March 25.

Renowned painter, sculptor and Mississippi native William Dunlap will visit Hattiesburg and The University of Southern Mississippi for a special lecture at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 29 in Bennett Auditorium.

Dr. David Barlow, a widely published and highly regarded expert on emotional disorders and clinical research methodology, will be the featured speaker for The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Psychology’s annual Hildman Colloquium at 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 23, in the Thad Cochran Center, Ballroom II.

The American Advertising Federation (AAF), Mississippi Gulf Coast chapter, honored 13 University of Southern Mississippigraphic design students at its annual dinner last month at the Beau Rivage Casino in Biloxi.

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Tennessee Williams’ birth, The University of Southern MississippiDepartment of Theatre and Dance will produce what many consider a masterpiece by one of America’s greatest playwrights.

 

“A Streetcar Named Desire” hits the stage of the Martha R. Tatum Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 24 on the Hattiesburg campus.

Dr. Marie Danforth, professor in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at the University of Southern Mississippi, will discuss Maya culture and some recent major findings at the next Science Café Monday, March 21, 2011 from 6-7:30 p.m. A portion of the NOVA film, “Cracking the Maya Code,” will be viewed.

Right off the bat, football comes to mind when the words “strength and conditioning” are mentioned. But baseball players also benefit from regimens of that nature provided by coaches who specialize in fitness training.

 

Dr. Brian Gearity, assistant professor in the Department of Human Performance and Recreation at The University of Southern Mississippi, hopes to shed more light on the intricacy of strength and conditioning in Major League Baseball as part of a current research project.

A noted researcher on economic development will be the keynote speaker for The University of Southern Mississippi’s annual Graduate Student Research Symposium Friday, March 18 from 8 am – 5 p.m. in the Thad Cochran Center.

University of Southern Mississippi professor emeritus of history Dr. John D. W. Guice was named the 2011 Dunbar Rowland Award winner during the Mississippi Historical Society’s annual meeting in Jackson March 3-5.

Guice was honored for his lifelong contributions to the preservation, study and interpretation of Mississippi history. The award is named for Dunbar Rowland, the first director of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.

Local artists and crafts vendors have until Friday, April 15 to reserve a 10’ x 10’ space for $40 at the Southern Miss Jazz and Blues Festival at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

Two veteran entertainment industry professionals are serving as distinguished visiting lecturers in The University of Southern Mississippi’s Entertainment Industry program for the spring semester.

Members of The University of Southern Mississippi baseball team took time out from their preparations for this weekend’s series with Missouri State University to visit students at the DuBard School for Language Disorders, located on the university’s Hattiesburg campus.

The massive earthquake that hit Japan will likely have minimal impact on the U.S., said a University of Southern Mississippi marine science professor.

Dr. Vernon Asper, whose expertise includes marine geology and geophysics, teaches courses that include an examination of tsunamis and their impact. He said the tsunami resulting from the earthquake will have dissipated significantly by the time it reaches the west coast of the U.S. mainland