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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.

Now that long-standing enemies have become allies and global terrorism has outstripped traditional patterns of war and peace, the future of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in the 21st century is in question.

A selection of photos from  the Civil Rights Movement’s Freedom Summer initiatives in Hattiesburg make up an exhibit currently on display at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Cook Library gallery.

Looking for an avenue to honor her late father, his service to country and community, as well as her alma mater, Dr. Beverly Dale created the Lt. Col. John H. Dale Sr. Distinguished Lecture Series in International Security and Global Policy at The University of Southern Mississippi.

This year the lecture series features former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, Tuesday, Oct. 19 at 6:30 p.m., in Hattiesburg’s Historic Saenger Theatre. Her lecture, titled “The Future of NATO,” is based upon her service as chair of a group of experts focused on developing NATO’s New Strategic Concept.

An internationally recognized expert in polymer nanotechnology and former researcher with IBM’s Almaden Research Center will give a lecture at the University of Southern Mississippi Tuesday, Oct. 19.

Answering a call to community service, several members of the Center on Aging at The University of Southern Mississippi plan to participate in the annual Memory Walk for Alzeheimer’s fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 16 at the Forrest County Multi-Purpose Center.

When entrenched in tough international negotiations, former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright chose to wear pins to subtly communicate with foreign diplomats.

The University of Southern Mississippi came of age during a turbulent time in American history – the Civil Rights Movement. On Oct. 21-23, 2010, an academic conference titled “A Centennial Celebration of the Civil Rights Movement” will examine the long history of this period at the university and in the City of Hattiesburg.

An art exhibit like 100 Alumni happens only once in a hundred years.

The University of Southern Mississippi Museum of Art and the Department of Art and Design will reunite its century old family of Southern Miss artists in a special exhibit titled 100 Alumni debuting Thursday, Oct. 21.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Construction honored three individuals and the state chapter of a national association for outstanding service in the field of construction at its Hall of Fame induction ceremony Oct. 8.

In the past year, the Department of Casino, Hospitality and Tourism Management at Southern Miss has provided instruction for not only hundreds of students, but dozens of U.S. soldiers as well.

Dr. Andrew Wiest, professor of history at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been named the Charles W. Moorman Distinguished Alumni Professor in the Humanities by the College of Arts and Letters.

The Alumni Band will perform for the first time in more than 10 years during Homecoming weekend Oct. 8-9 on the campus of the University of Southern Mississippi.

When she inquired about a teaching position with The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Education and Psychology more than 20 years ago, Mary Beth Evans wasn’t lacking in experience.

By then, she already had half a century of service in the field of education, from working as a teacher in a rural country day school to high school principal to professor at universities in the Midwest. But even after she and her husband retired to Hattiesburg, she still longed to continue working in her chosen field.

Mike Forster, dean of the College of Health at The University of Southern Mississippi summed up the significance of the recently completed Public Health Symposium with a succinct, yet profound, declaration.

“No state needs to focus on health more than Mississippi,” said Forster.

Grammy award-winning trumpeter Terence Blanchard will kick off Homecoming weekend at The University of Southern Mississippi Oct. 7 in the Mannoni Performing Arts Center.

Nurses from several Gulf South and Mid-South states will converge in Hattiesburg Oct. 7-9 for the second Biennial Region 8 Conference of the international nursing honor society – Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI).

“What page are you on?” This is a question Hattiesburg area book readers will be asking this October and November for The Big Read, which kicks off Friday, Oct. 8 at Live @ Five in Town Square Park in downtown Hattiesburg.

The School of Social Work at The University of Southern Mississippi has extended its Family Network Partnership (FNP) to create the Family Counseling Center for children in the foster care system.