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A unique opportunity to witness and learn about the customs and traditions of Native American and immigrant cultures will highlight the next University Forum Tuesday, Feb. 22 at 6:30 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium, on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus.

In a legacy handed down by her parents, Dr. Andrea Wesley is lighting the way for her students.

 

Wesley, a veteran member of The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Psychology faculty, is the university’s nominee for the State Institutions of Higher Learning’s (IHL) Black Educator of the Year award, held in conjunction with Black History Month.

Student Government Association (SGA) President Kasey Mitchell will soon be able to add the title “world traveler” to her list of accomplishments during her tenure at The University of Southern Mississippi.

 

Mitchell, a senior from Picayune, Miss., is one of only 45 SGA presidents from across the United States selected to travel to Russia in March as part of the Open World Leadership Center’s Kremlin Fellows program.

One of Russia’s leading chamber orchestras will perform on stage in Hattiesburg, Miss., on Tuesday, Feb. 15, as part of The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Music’s Connoisseurs Series.

Dr. Hani Morgan, an assistant professor in The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Special Education (CISE) had two articles published in academic journals and presented his research at a national conference in the fall 2010 semester.

A professional cartoonist who has put her talent to work for Disney TV and the Cartoon Network will be the featured presenter at the next University of Southern Mississippi University Forum.

University of Southern Mississippi psychology professor Dr. Stan Kuczaj’s research on dolphin cognition and behavior will be featured in an episode of NOVA, the science television show produced by Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) Wednesday, Feb. 9 at 8 p.m. on Mississippi Public Broadcasting (MPB)

The School of Music and University Bands at The University of Southern Mississippi will present the third annual PRISM concert on Feb. 10 at the Thad Cochran Center Ballroom.

 

The concert will feature many of the performing ensembles in the School of Music including The Pride of Mississippi Marching Band, Studio Ensembles, Steel Pan Ensemble and the Southern Miss Jazz Sextet.

University of Southern Mississippi President Martha Saunders and members of the Executive Cabinet have accepted the recommendations of the Program Elimination Appeals Committee regarding academic programs scheduled for elimination in fiscal year 2012.

The University of Southern Mississippi is marking the 25th anniversary of Black History Month by recognizing the achievements of African Americans and their contributions to the American experience with a series of educational, service and recreational activities and programs.

The Southern Chorale, renowned as the premiere chorale ensemble at The University of Southern Mississippi, will perform a free concert at the St. Louis Cathedral at New Orleans’ Jackson Square on Friday, Feb. 11.

More than 100 high school students from across the state participated in the second annual Polymer Science High School Day Jan. 28 at The University of Southern Mississippi, hosted by its School of Polymers and High Performance Materials.

As part of a community service project, representatives from the Hattiesburg Noonday Optimist Club delivered a basket of books to the Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi on Monday, Jan. 31.

Jennifer Ducksworth, president of the local Optimist Club, noted that the contribution followed the organization’s theme for 2011: “Bringing out the best in kids.”

Gwendolyn Elaine Armstrong Chamberlain and Raylawni Branch, the first African American students at The University of Southern Mississippi, reflected on their experiences and impact on the history of the university and civil rights movement last Thursday at University Forum.

Dr. Mike Forster, dean of the College of Health at The University of Southern Mississippi, characterizes the expanding population of aging Americans as “a tsunami we had better get ready to face.”

Gulf Coast residents can experience a combination of film screenings, music and dance concerts as part of the Spring 2011 Gulf Coast Arts Series hosted by the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus.

University of Southern Mississippi English and theatre students will spend four days learning the ropes from an established American playwright as part of the 2011 Blaine Quarnstrom Playwrights’ Series Jan. 27-30.

Countertenor Darryl Taylor and pianist Brent McMunn will together be in concert in Hattiesburg on February 3, as part of The University of Southern Mississippi School of Music’s Connoisseurs Chamber Music Series.

Centennial Celebration Fall 2010 Commencement graduates of The University of Southern Mississippi’s double major program in elementary education and special education were honored by the university’s Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Special Education (CISE) in a ceremony prior to the fall commencement.

 

Department faculty and graduates pictured include, from left, Dr. David Daves, chairman of the department; graduates Becky Waldrup, Jennifer Roberts, Amanda Pennypacker and Jennifer Finley; and CISE professor Dr. Elizabeth Hillman.

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.