April 20, 2014  

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Issues involving our aging population will be the centerpiece of two public forums sponsored this week by The University of Southern Mississippi College of Health.

Statistics compiled by the National Assessment of Educational Progress indicate that 45 percent of Mississippi fourth-grade students lack the basic reading skills necessary for academic success.

 

In many cases, dyslexia is the primary contributor to reading deficiency.

University of Southern Mississippi students who would like to study in London this summer while also earning academic credit are invited to a British Studies interest meeting Thursday, Jan. 27 at 3:30 p.m. in the International Center, room 101.

An array of eclectic media will fill the walls of The University of Southern Mississippi Museum of Art for the inaugural exhibit of the New Year.

 

The opening reception for works by Hattiesburg photographer Lt. David Holland and sculptor/artist Claudia DeMonte begin at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27 in the museum.

Much to his amazement, University of Southern Mississippi professor Derek Patton discovered that even the longest of shots can find the intended bulls-eye where higher education is concerned.

 

Patton, 33, assistant professor in the School of Polymers and High Performance Materials, learned recently that he had been awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER grant designed to recognize outstanding work by junior faculty across the country.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s University Libraries popular Science Café Series returns for the spring semester, beginning Monday, Jan. 24 from 6-7:30 p.m. in Cook Library’s Starbucks Café.

A packed audience heard leaders in banking, finance and academia share ideas about economic development as part of a comprehensive business forum held Thursday, Jan. 20 at The Trent Lott National Center for Excellence in Economic Development and Entrepreneurship.

A National Science Foundation (NSF) grant managed through The University of Southern Mississippi provides invaluable learning experiences for area high school students that include field trips to the Lake Thoreau nature preserve managed through the university’s Department of Biological Sciences.

Dia R. Kelly, a University of Southern Mississippi senior from Lawrence County, received her bachelor of science degree in medical technology during the university’s fall Centennial Celebration Commencement Dec. 10. She was also honored that day for her achievement in a special ceremony recognizing medical technology graduates at the R.C. Cook University Union.

TiEasha Rogers-McCray, a University of Southern Mississippi senior from Hattiesburg, received her bachelor of science degree in medical technology during the university’s fall Centennial Celebration Commencement Dec. 10. She was also honored that day for her achievement in a special ceremony recognizing medical technology graduates at the R.C. Cook University Union.

Heather White Conner, a University of Southern Mississippi senior from Natchez, Miss., received her bachelor of science degree in medical technology during the university’s fall Centennial Celebration Commencement Dec. 10. She was also honored that day for her achievement in a special ceremony recognizing medical technology graduates at the R.C. Cook University Union.

Jamena Watson, a University of Southern Mississippi senior from Grenada, Miss., graduated with a bachelor’s degree in medical technology Dec. 10 during commencement exercises on the university’s Hattiesburg campus. She was also honored that day at the department’s annual certificate ceremony.

At Southern Miss, Watson was a member of ASCLS-MS, Beta Beta Beta National Honor Society, was a member and secretary for the Medical Technology Club; and a member of Alpha Alpha Alpha Sorority, Inc. She is the daughter of James Watson and Barbara Crump.

University of Southern Mississippi Distinguished University Professor Dr. Frances Karnes recently donated to the university’s Cook Library 65 of her books reflecting decades of her research and promotion of best practices in the field of gifted education.

Five years after they were first introduced, The University of Southern Mississippi’s mini-session courses continue to be popular with both students and faculty members.

 

Providing greater flexibility in scheduling classes, mini-session courses include an accelerated learning situation in which students can focus intensively on course subject matter. Offered between semesters, the courses are in one or two week formats, with one-week sessions meeting daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Two-week sessions meet daily from 8 a.m. to noon, 1 - 5 p.m., or 6 - 10 p.m.

University of Southern Mississippi vocal student Elliot Yates hit the highest of notes on Thursday night as the big winner on the popular TV game show "Wheel of Fortune."

Katelyn Shaughnessy, a senior in the School of Nursing at The University of Southern Mississippi, recently received the $1,000 Sadler-Lions Club Scholarship presented by the Biloxi Lions Club.

In January of last year, the world watched as the small country of Haiti was rocked by a catastrophic earthquake that left thousands dead, millions homeless and communities in ruin. 

Noetic Technologies Inc., and The University of Southern Mississippi were recently awarded the John I. Rucker Community Innovation Leadership Award at the 11th Annual Conference on High Technology hosted by the Mississippi Technology Alliance.

A professor considered a technology education pioneer and an Honors College student with a 4.0 grade point average are The University of Southern Mississippi’s recipients of this year’s Higher Education Appreciation Day, Working for Academic Excellence (HEADWAE) award.

Dr. Alexander Russakovsky, associate professor of cello at The University of Southern Mississippi, will perform two cornerstone works for unaccompanied cello Sunday, Jan. 23 at 3 p.m. in the Fleming Education Center auditorium on the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

The performance, which is free and open to the public, will feature J. S. Bach’s Suite No. 2 in D Minor and the monumental Sonata Op. 8 by Hungarian composer, Zoltan Kodaly.

The Southern Mississippi Area Health Education Center, along with The University of Southern Mississippi and the Mississippi State Department of Health, will host the 2011 Health Awareness Day. The health and screening fair will take place Thursday, Jan. 20 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Fleming Education Center on the Southern Miss Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

Experts in banking, finance and economic development will converge as part of Impact Southern Miss: Turning Knowledge into Innovation set for Jan. 20 at the Trent Lott National Center for Excellence in Economic Development and Entrepreneurship.