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The University of Southern Mississippi chapter of the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) was honored with the Outstanding Chapter designation at the organization’s annual conference held this spring in New Orleans. The Southern Miss chapter was one of only five to receive the honor and was presented to representatives of the chapter by the ACEI’s Emerging Educators Council.

The human resources program offered by the College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi recently received a coveted stamp of approval from the world’s pre-eminent oversight organization.

Dr. Maureen Martin, director of the DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi, served as the Mississippi representative at the national meeting of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Speech Language Pathology Advisory Council in Washington, D.C.

When Hattiesburg residents Karen and Anthony Webb took their baby girl home from the hospital, they had no idea that within a few short days little Jordyn would be back in the hospital for a condition that would change her life, and theirs, forever.

What began as a fledgling idea 11 years ago has blossomed into a successful, internationally recognized post-graduate program offered by The University of Southern Mississippi.

How many 9-year-olds can truly understand the concept of “diminishing returns?”

 

After a few minutes of conversation with Fort Lauderdale, Fla., third-grader Peyton Robertson, one ascertains quickly he is anything but the typical elementary school student. Thus, it comes as no surprise to learn Robertson was named one of three nationwide winners in the 3rd annual Kids Science Challenge.

Dr. Frank Heitmuller, associate professor of geography and geology at The University of Southern Mississippi, says the devastation wrought by the recent Mississippi River flooding should come as no great surprise.

College of Education and Psychology News Briefs
This news briefs package highlights timely news and events from The University of Southern Mississippi College of Education and Psychology. For more information on any of the stories below or for assistance in arranging interviews, contact the Office of University Communications at 601.266.4491. For more information about the College of Education and Psychology, online visit www.usm.edu/cep/

Registration for Sea Camp, the popular marine science day camp for ages 6-13, has been extended through June 3. The focus of this year’s camp, now in its 24th consecutive year, is threatened and endangered marine species.

Shugana Williams, librarian and archivist at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, has been named the 2011-2012 president of the Society of Mississippi Archivists (SMA) during the organization’s bi-annual conference held at Mississippi State University in April. As president, Williams will continue promoting quality archival education throughout the state and encourage others to utilize SMA as the main resource for preserving Mississippi's rich history.

A pair of Petal High School students walked away with the top prizes in the Southern Entrepreneurship Program (SEP) Statewide Business Plan Competition held May 9 at The University of Southern Mississippi.

In helping local community members prepare for the upcoming hurricane season, The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Library and Katrina Research Center will host the Amazing Library Race Wednesday, June 8, from 12 noon – 1 p.m. at the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

The Southern Quarterly, a member journal of the Council of Editors of Learned Journals, will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2012 with two edited volumes published by the University Press of Mississippi.

Faculty members in the College of Science and Technology at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast took part in a groundbreaking ceremony for the new $10 million Science Building on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach on Saturday, May 14. The faculty members decorated shovels representing their educational discipline for the event.

Dr. Rowena Elliott, associate professor at The University of Southern Mississippi School of Nursing, assumed the reins as president of the American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA) during the organization’s 42nd annual National Symposium on March 29 in Boston, Mass.

A basic preservation workshop for books and archival material for small to mid-size organizations with historical materials will be held at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Cook Library June 10 from 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.  in room 205.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s undergraduate and graduate programs in Instructional Technology will now be offered through the College of Education and Psychology’s Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Special Education (CISE) beginning in the summer 2011 semester.

An ocean divides the United States and United Kingdom but scientists and researchers in both countries are discovering new ways to create intellectual bridges.

 

That was never more apparent than during a recent visit by an 18-person contingent from the U.K. to The University of Southern Mississippi’s National Formulation Science Laboratory located in the business and technology incubator known as The Accelerator.

A month-long fundraising initiative at The University of Southern Mississippi to assist the earthquake/tsunami victims in Japan has yielded a substantial dividend.

There are inquisitive kids … and then there are youngsters like Peyton Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., who take curiosity to a different level.

 

Robertson, a third-grader at Pine Crest School and an avid golfer, kept noticing that his tee shots went farther on warm days than on cold ones. And that led to his idea for a device that golfers could use to keep their golf balls warm in cold weather.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection has been chosen as the home for a collection of material produced by one of the most renowned children’s literature authors and illustrators in America.

Improved collaboration could well be the best possible cure for Mississippi’s health woes.

 

Such was the consensus of those assembled for the first Mississippi Health Summit held on April 29 at the Trent Lott National Center for Excellence in Economic Development and Entrepreneurship on The University of Southern Mississippi campus.

After a full season of costume design for theatre plays, The University of Southern Mississippi Costume Shop set some time aside to address a need for quality costumes for the Mississippi Children’s Museum located in Jackson, Miss.

International exchange students were given a farewell reception Friday at The University of Southern Mississippi International Center, organized by staff members with Southern Miss International Education. The students spent one or two semesters studying at the university during the past academic year and are returning to their home country at the end of this semester.