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Some of the top high school students from across the state and region visited The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus on Friday for Honors Days hear from faculty, staff and students about the benefits of an education from Southern Miss.

The University of Southern Mississippi School of Mass Communication and Journalism (MCJ) will host its fourth annual symposium Thursday, Nov. 18, “Journalism at a Crossroads: How it Was, How it Is,” in the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg campus.

An expert on American political thought will address a topic that scholars have debated for centuries – the role of race in American democracy.

Dr. Marek Steedman, assistant professor of political science at The University of Southern Mississippi, will present “Race and Liberty In Tocqueville’s America” at 4 p.m., Mon., Nov. 15 in Gonzales Auditorium.

An advisement center launched this semester by The University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of Psychology is a convenient resource for undergraduate students seeking assistance with course scheduling and issues related to graduation requirements.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast was well-represented among the 4,000 math educators at the 2010 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Regional Conference in New Orleans.

Members of the Air Force ROTC at The University of Southern Mississippi are holding a 24-hour vigil to honor local veterans at Veterans Memorial Park in downtown Hattiesburg.

The registration deadline has been extended for The University of Southern Mississippi’s popular Saturday Gifted Studies Program, scheduled for Jan. 22 – March 5, 2011 on the Hattiesburg campus. It is coordinated through the Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies.

A mock crime scene set up at Thames Elementary School in Hattiesburg gave students a chance to work as detectives on an 80-year-old cold case.

CSI: Hattiesburg was organized by The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Anthropology and Sociology and the Forensic Sciences Program to introduce children to forensic science as they test their critical thinking and problem-solving skills in a fun exercise.

Nobel Laureate and renowned physicist Eric Cornell will share his expertise with the general public during a lecture on Nov. 30 at the Thad Cochran Center on The University of Southern Mississippi campus.

With a gift of $100,000 to The University of Southern Mississippi Foundation, South Mississippi Home Health Foundation Inc. has established an annual scholarship in the School of Nursing in honor of Dr. Frederick E. Tatum of Hattiesburg.

A stunning new opera production about love and romance comes to The University of Southern Mississippi Mannoni Performing Arts Center Nov. 9 and 11.

The four-act Italian tragedy-drama, “La Bohéme” will take to the stage for two performances only beginning at 7:30 p.m. each evening.

University of Southern Mississippi Air Force ROTC cadets will honor Hattiesburg area veterans in their annual 24-hour Veterans Vigil at the Hattiesburg Veterans Memorial Park from 10 a.m. Nov. 10 through 10 a.m. Nov. 11.

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.