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Each summer students at the DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi learn about different countries. On Monday, June 13 Father Tommy Conway, pastor of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Hattiesburg, described life in his home country of Ireland.

 

Conway explained the type of currency used in Ireland, most popular foods and other ways in which that country differs from the United States.

Some freshmen are prepared to confidently plunge into university life; others cautiously test the water with a toe. Jennie Thomas took the plunge.

FestivalSouth kicks into high gear this weekend with a full-slate of activities set for Saturday, June 11 in downtown Hattiesburg and The University of Southern Mississippi campus.

Ed Pittman of Slidell, La., a May 2011 graduate of The University of Southern Mississippi’s Communication Studies program, received the Bob and Ann Weiss Undergraduate Paper Award at the National Association of Communication Centers Conference, held March 18-19 in Richmond, Va.

Students who enjoy the television drama “CSI” will want to participate in the hands-on experience provided by two University of Southern Mississippi forensic files camps set for later this month.

Dr. Kenneth Mauritz, professor of polymer science and engineering at the School of Polymers and High Performance Materials, served as an expert for a recent article published by Fuel Cells Magazine.

Mauritz helped offer some insight into the importance of polymer materials and science to the advancement of PEMFC/DMFC component design and manufacture.

"These systems could not demonstrate viable technology without polymers, as there are no other materials with all the requisite properties," Mauritz explained in the article.

The Southern Mississippi Area Health Education Center will host the annual “Coastal MP3C Cancer Control Conference: Understanding Cancer along the Mississippi Gulf Coast” from 8:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 23.

The free conference is open to the public and will be held in the Fleming Education Center at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach, Miss.

University of Southern Mississippi senior finance major Tyler Hillis, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., recently received the inaugural CFA Society of Mississippi award.

The CFA Society of Mississippi is an affiliate organization of CFA Institute, the sponsors of the prestigious Chartered Financial Analyst professional designation. To achieve the CFA designation, charter holders must have passed three rigorous exams covering investments, portfolio management and related concepts.

Seventeen Mississippi high school students are spending June 5-10 on the campus of The University of Southern Mississippi as part of the High School Journalism Workshop.

University of Southern Mississippi polymer science students Vipul Padman and Kathleen Davis took home impressive awards recently from the Society of Cosmetic Chemists’ Annual Scientific Seminar in Las Vegas.

Five College of Arts & Letters faculty and staff members were recently honored for their achievements and efforts at The University of Southern Mississippi over the past year.

Representatives from the End Zone restaurant in Hattiesburg presented a check for $3,570 to the DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi on Thursday, June 2. The proceeds came from the End Zone’s annual golf tournament.

Chad Boudreaux, right, made the presentation to Wes Brooks, development coordinator at the DuBard School.

For more information about the DuBard School, call 601.266.5223 or visit http://www.usm.edu/dubard/

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.