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Eight members of the Gamma Tau Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi attended the Fraternity’s Southern LEAD Provincial Conference & Council Meeting in Orlando, Fla., held Feb. 28-March 2.

 

Allan Rowe, a graduate student in The School of Social Work at The University of Southern Mississippi, and assistant professor Dr. Laura Richard will present on “The Need for Mental Health Services in Mississippi Public Schools” at the Mississippi chapter of the National Association of Social Workers' annual conference.

Presenters will be joined by faculty and staff attending the conference, “All People Matter” in Biloxi, Miss. on March 26-28. In conjunction with the conference, the school will host its annual alumni reception.

The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Biological Sciences will host "Fire in the Forest" day camp March 22 in conjunction with the National Fire Protection Association and representatives from the Mississippi State Extension Service. This camp will introduce children to fire safety and teach them about the importance of prescribed fire in forest management.

The management and owners of Half Shell Oyster House in Hattiesburg are opening their hearts and wallets to support The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at the University of Southern Mississippi. 

The College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi will hold its annual Honors Banquet at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 24 at the Thad Cochran Center Grand Ballroom on the Hattiesburg campus.

The event will recognize the best-of-the-best among the University’s business students. Awards are presented to student in each business discipline with the recipients selected by faculty members.

The banquet will also include recognition for the new inductees of Beta Gamma Sigma business honor society and presentation of the Faculty of Year Awards.

Students from the Department of Art and Design at The University of Southern Mississippi were recently honored at the American Advertising Federation of the Mississippi Gulf Coast’s annual awards dinner. The Federation’s ADDY awards recognize the most creative student advertising and design students and professionals.

The University of Southern Mississippi Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage was honored March 8 by the Mississippi Historical Society with its prestigious Award of Merit for contributions to museums in Mississippi and the region.

Dr. Eric Powell, director of The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) in Ocean Springs has been selected to be part of this year’s 2014 Masters Program announced by the Gulf Coast Business Council Research Foundation.

Southern Miss Today, WUSM’s daily news and public affairs show, took home a first-place award for Best Community News Coverage at the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System’s annual awards ceremony held March 8 in New York. 

A team of computer science students from The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus placed third at the 2014 Deloitte Consulting’s Hattiesburg Invitational Programming Competition in February. The team competed against 19 other teams from universities throughout Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.

Stephanie McCracken, a junior at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, has moved a significant step closer to becoming the school’s fourth winner of the prestigious Truman Scholarship.

 

McCracken, who is majoring in geography/geographic information systems, recently learned that she had been named a Truman Finalist – joining more than 200 students from across the country vying for the coveted prize. She is Mississippi’s only Truman Finalist selection.

William Landrum of Hattiesburg is earning his stripes as a soldier in the Mississippi Army National Guard and cadet in The University of Southern Mississippi’s U.S. Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corp (ROTC).

A sophomore criminal justice major at Southern Miss, Landrum was recently named the State Guard’s Soldier of the Year after besting fellow soldiers in a series of exercises, both physical and mental, to earn the title. The achievement earned him the right to move on to regional competition.

University of Southern Mississippi radio station WUSM-FM is kicking off the third annual Slumgullion Campaign at the Keg & Barrel Friday, March 14.

The Center for Writers at The University of Southern Mississippi will host the New Writer’s Institute, a two-week summer writing camp for young adults ages 13-17.

From 2010-2013, photographer Betty Press had the state of Mississippi in her sights. Recording life in the rural South with every click of the camera, she knew she had something special. The photos she captured are now in two online shows, which are the first to present her new project "Mississippi: The Place That I Live."

University of Southern Mississippi communications specialists Catherine Lott and Hanna Knowles have been included in a national list of 17 PR Students to Watch as compiled by public relations expert Arik Hanson.

Each year Hanson spotlights what he deems to be the next generation of PR professionals. His list is based upon nominations made by professors at universities across the country.

The world premier of a film about the exploits of an American military unit in the Vietnam War includes expert consultation from University of Southern Mississippi distinguished professor of history Dr. Andrew Wiest.

Wiest, founding director of the university’s Dale Center for the Study of War and Society, was contacted more than three years ago by Lou Reda productions to serve as a consultant on the documentary “Brothers in War” which is based on Wiest’s book “The Boys of ’67: Charlie Company’s War in Vietnam.”

Vanessa Murphree, associate professor and graduate coordinator in the University of Southern Mississippi School of Mass Communication and Journalism, is one of 17 professors, administrators and communications professionals chosen to participate in the seventh annual Scripps Howard Academic Leadership Academy to be held June 1-5 at Louisiana State University’s Manship School of Mass Communication.

The Southern Miss Gulf Coast Civic Chorale will perform the concert, “A Lenten Passion Journey,” Friday, March 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fleming Education Center auditorium on The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach and on Sunday, March 30, at 3 p.m. in St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Biloxi.

Graduate students in the Speech-Language Pathology program at Southern Miss recently took part in Special Olympics’ annual “Spread the Word to End the Word” campaign by participating in a pledge drive.

The University of Southern Mississippi School of Mass Communication and Journalism is accepting applications for the Remembering “Freedom Summer” Multimedia High School Journalism Workshop, which will be held on the Hattiesburg campus June 15-22.

University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus student, Shea Dobson of Ocean Springs, recently attended the 2014 International Students for Liberty Conference in Washington, D.C., where he served as the organization’s campus coordinator representing the state of Mississippi.

The DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi is bringing a popular professional development course for general and special education teachers, speech-language pathologists and reading specialists to the Mississippi Gulf Coast – Missing Links in Academics.

The University of Southern Mississippi kicked off its “Health is Golden” campaign today (March 6) with a check presentation of $250,000 from the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation.