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Angela Brav, chief operating officer of InterContinental Hotels Group North America, implored students to “be relentlessly self-aware” during an hour-long address at the Thad Cochran Center on the University of Southern Mississippi campus.

Brav spoke to a packed room composed primarily of business students on Thursday, Nov. 4 before making another stop in Hattiesburg to address a women’s leadership conference.

Musical tastes to whet any appetite will be on tap Saturday, Nov. 6 at Mugshots restaurant in Hattiesburg when the second annual “Dancing for DuBard” event gets underway.

Teachers, parents, grandparents, youth and other fans of children’s literature can get a sneak peek at the latest in children’s literature Nov. 7-8 when The University of Southern Mississippi’s de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection hosts its annual Holiday Book Preview.

Talented vocalists and conductors will return to The University of Southern Mississippi for the first Choral Alumni Concert at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6 in Hattiesburg, Miss.

A 250-plus mass choir will sing a variety of music chosen and rehearsed by six different conductors at Main Street Baptist Church.

Longtime Harrah’s Entertainment executive J. Carlos Tolosa could only shake his head in disbelief while gazing upon his likeness displayed on the giant scoreboard at M.M. Roberts Stadium.

“My grandkids noticed it first,” said Tolosa, who was in town to accept the Boardman Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award from The University of Southern Mississippi College of Business. “That’s really amazing. You know, I used to play soccer on that very field many years ago.”

Angela Brav, COO of InterContinental Hotels Group, North America, will share her experiences as a business executive during two appearances in Hattiesburg on Thursday, Nov. 4.

Internationally recognized composer Judith Lang Zaimont will perform her newly commissioned “Concerto for Piano and Wind Orchestra” with The University of Southern Mississippi Wind Ensemble at 7:30 p.m., Thurs., Nov. 4 in Bennett Auditorium.

Millions of Americans will go to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 2 to vote in the 2010 congressional mid-term elections.

And just like many of you, our political experts on campus will be watching the results closely. For media outlets seeking any type of analysis or discussion about national or state races, the Office of University Communications has lined up a group of professors to field such inquiries.

College of Science and Technology Dean Joe Whitehead of The University of Southern Mississippi has been inducted into the Alumni Hall of Fame at Delta State University in Cleveland, Miss.

Dr. Thomas Payne, associate professor of criminal justice at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, was recently inducted into the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (MGCCC) Alumni Hall of Fame at a ceremony on the college’s Perkinston campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi Roots N’ Shoots chapter is hosting the Haunted Halloween Biology Trail from 4 -7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29 in the Biological Sciences Learning Center, located in the basement of Mississippi Hall on the Hattiesburg campus.

Have you ever found yourself wondering what makes people act the way they do?

A new degree option offered by the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at The University of Southern Mississippi gives students a chance to understand the world around them from a historical and critical perspective.

The Repertory Dance Company at The University of Southern Mississippi will present emotionally inspired works by faculty and students Oct. 28-31 in the Mannoni Performing Arts Center on the Hattiesburg campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi School of Nursing has been selected to participate in a landmark national study that will examine the use of simulation in nursing education.

Southern Miss is one of 10 schools nationwide chosen for the study, which is being conducted by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN).

More than 300 participants from across the globe are expected to attend the 8th Annual Sport Marketing Association Conference hosted by The University of Southern Mississippi Oct. 26-30 in New Orleans.

Two months of 5:30 a.m. training exercises paid off nicely for members of the Southern Miss ROTC Ranger Team that walked away with a third-place finish in the Army Ranger Challenge held Oct. 14-16 at Ft. Benning, Ga.

With no oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico from the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform and 90 percent of federal waters open to fishing, consumers are left to decide if they will eat the delectable delicacies of the deep.

For the third time since the deadly explosion and spill, a team of University of Southern Mississippi business experts is researching whether customers are buying and eating Gulf Coast shrimp versus imported shrimp.

Some of the top scientists in our region will converge on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus Oct. 29-30 for the annual meeting of the South Central Branch of the American Society for Microbiology (SCB-ASM).

Busy is the ideal catchword to describe the agenda within the College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi over the next couple of weeks.

The frenzy begins with the inaugural Business Week Lecture Series set for Oct. 26-28.

As the global citizenry has moved from World Wars to Cold War and now to global terror, it has become more segmented with non-state enemies, explained former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright who was in Hattiesburg, Miss. Tuesday to deliver The University of Southern Mississippi’s second biennial Lt. Col. John H. Dale Sr. Distinguished Lecture Series in International Security and Global Policy.

Whether in the production of golf balls, reading glasses or baby diapers, students from two area high schools saw firsthand the far-reaching impact polymers have on their world Tuesday during The University of Southern Mississippi’ s  Bayer Materials Science High School Program.

The University of Southern Mississippi Center for Writers will host a reading on Friday, Oct. 22 featuring the acclaimed poet Michael Dumanis.

A writer is the key suspect in a police investigation about a series of child murders that mirror his short stories in the hit play “The Pillowman,” presented Oct. 21-29 by The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Theatre and Dance.

“The Pillowman” is a 2003 black comedy by Irish playwright Martin McDonagh. In 2004, the play received the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play and was nominated for a Tony Award for Best New Play.

Dr. John Siegfried, emeritus professor of economics at Vanderbilt University, will be the featured speaker during a seminar on Wednesday, Oct. 20 at the Trent Lott National Center for Excellence in Economic Development and Entrepreneurship (CEEE) at The University of Southern Mississippi.