December 19, 2014  

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While The University of Southern Mississippi’s de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection is well known for H. A. and Margaret Rey’s Curious George contributions or those of Ezra Jack Keats, it also home to the works of more than 1,200 authors and illustrators, including critically acclaimed author John Green.

Exams do not always involve No.2 pencils and scantrons, a lesson quickly learned by students enrolled in the School of Human Performance and Recreation’s self-contained underwater breathing apparatus (scuba) course at The University of Southern Mississippi.

The Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) at The University of Southern Mississippi, along with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR), will be releasing approximately 5,000 juvenile spotted seatrout this week, which have been reared in ponds at the Lyman Fish Hatchery.

A University of Southern Mississippi graduate student is the recipient of a fellowship from the Open Society Foundations, an organization dedicated to social justice around the world.

Bahtiyar Kurambaev, a third-year doctoral student in mass communication, will use the fellowship to build global relationships with other social science scholars and researchers to contribute to a body of knowledge in their respective disciplines.

 

Each year, The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Recreational Sports honors outstanding student staff members and graduating seniors at the Student Staff Appreciation and Awards night. Southern Miss Rec Sports held the 2014 awards night at the end of the spring semester at the Payne Center.

 

The Downtown Hattiesburg Farmers Market honored The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Social Work for its role in founding the market, with a plaque presented during Earth Day celebrations held April 24 at Town Square Park.

Five students who are part of the Summer Field Program at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) have been awarded scholarships to assist with their marine studies this summer.

For the fifth year in a row, the Speaking Center at The University of Southern Mississippi brought home honors from the National Association of Communication Centers conference held at Arizona State University—West in Phoenix. 

A new book by a University of Southern Mississippi professor examines the roots and formation of Jesuit institutions of higher learning in the American South.

University of Southern Mississippi President Rodney D. Bennett handed out “diplomas” to 25 youngsters during a special 40th anniversary graduation ceremony at The Children’s Center for Communication and Development on Friday, May 16.

 

A total of 27 children comprised the 2014 graduating class at The Children’s Center. Those attending the ceremony included Mississippi First Lady Deborah Bryant. Following the ceremony, the Center held an open house to celebrate 40 years of service to Southern Miss and the surrounding area.

Betty Press, a University of Southern Mississippi photography professor in its Department of Art and Design, has been honored to be part of the last printed Silvershotz journal, featuring the work of 11 selected photographers across the country from members of (WIPI) Women in Photography International.

Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center (CSJFTC) has signed an agreement with the University of Southern Mississippi, formalizing an accord that will bring together the two major South Mississippi entities to address military transportation, logistics, and freight-based economic development innovations across the Gulf South.

The Industry Advisory Board of the Science Center for Marine Fisheries (SCeMFiS) met on April 30-May 1 at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) to implement the research program for 2014.

 

Graduation festivities at The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi will carry special significance this spring as the Center celebrates its 40th commencement service on Friday, May 16.

Three graduate students from The University of Southern Mississippi have completed extensive training through the  Institute for Disability Studies’ Leadership Education in Neurodevelopment and Related Disabilities (LEND) program.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Dale Center for the Study of War & Society will present the final War & Society Roundtable Discussion of the spring semester Tuesday, May 13 at 6 p.m. at the Hattiesburg Public Library.

Rex Moak, 53, of Moss Point, and a graduate student at The University of Southern Mississippi, died suddenly in March of 2013 while working toward his dream of achieving a doctorate in higher education administration. But his dream did not end there.

Dr. Tim Rehner has been selected to represent The University of Southern Mississippi as Grand Marshal during graduation on Friday, May 9 at Reed Green Coliseum on the Hattiesburg campus.

Marketing and Merchandising students at The University of Southern Mississippi enjoyed some hands-on retail experience during the annual “Passion for Fashion” event held April 7-11 on the Hattiesburg campus.

The School of Mass Communication and Journalism at The University of Southern Mississippi recognized its top students at its annual awards banquet Wednesday, April 23.

After 30 years of teaching at The University of Southern Mississippi, Dr. James Pat Smith, professor of history, will attend his final Commencement ceremony as a full-time faculty member at the University. Smith has attended each Southern Miss Gulf Coast Commencement since they were held annually beginning in 1997.

When University of Southern Mississippi senior Nicholas Powers accepts his undergraduate diploma on Friday, May 9, he will be extending a family tradition that began more than 80 years ago.

 

Powers, a music major and Ocean Springs, Miss., native, will become a fourth-generation Southern Miss graduate during the 2014 Spring Commencement ceremony on the Hattiesburg campus. The legacy began with his maternal great-grandmother, Lorene Rayburn (1932); continued with his maternal grandmother, Barbara Ann Conner, (1955) and followed with his father, Terrell Wayne Powers (1988).

University of Southern Mississippi broadcast journalism students took home the lion’s share of awards at the latest Associated Press college competition in a variety of categories among the TV and Radio divisions.

Two University of Southern Mississippi students studying broadcast journalism have earned highly competitive fellowships from Raycom Media, Inc.

Seniors Emily DeVoe of Mobile, Ala. and Hillary Stepney of Hattiesburg bested the competition that included students from some of the top journalism schools in the country, including those at the Universities of Missouri and North Carolina. The fellowships included two for reporting and one for meteorology, and provide practical, hands-on experience in preparation for careers in the broadcast industry.