September 23, 2014  

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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.

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.

Faculty Dance Concert May 1-3 at 7:30 p.m. There will also be a performance on May 2 at 2 p.m. All shows will take place in the Theatre and Dance Building, Room 115. Admission is $5 for the public.

The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Dance’s Dance Student Showcase will be presented Sunday, May 4 at 2 p.m. in Studio 115 of the Theatre and Dance Building. The event is supported by two student groups, the USM National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) Student Chapter and Chi Tau Epsilon.

Because of inclement weather expected for the Hattiesburg area today, the exhibit opening for "Pictures that Made a Difference:  The Civil Rights Movement," a rare set of photographs by Charles Moore, has been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 30 at 6:30 p.m. in College Hall room 104 on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus. It will be on display in College Hall  until Sept. 15.

“Pictures that Made a Difference:  The Civil Rights Movement,” a rare set of photographs by Charles Moore, will be on display in College Hall on the Hattiesburg campus of the University of Southern Mississippi from April 29 to Sept. 15.

The University of Southern Mississippi will welcome some of the most renowned poets in the country to its Hattiesburg campus when the Department of English hosts the 2014 Moorman Symposium May 2-3.

He’s not just the best in Mississippi. Now, University of Southern Mississippi U.S. Army Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC) cadet and National Guardsman Sgt. William Landrum is also the top solider in the Southeast.

On Wednesday, April 23, mass communication professionals from across the state will visit with students from The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Mass Communication and Journalism from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. for Mississippi Association of Broadcasters (MAB) Day. The event will be held in the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg campus.  

University of Southern Mississippi history professor Kenneth Swope’s latest book details the second to last empire in China, the Ming Dynasty, including its traumatic fall in “The Military Collapse of China’s Ming Dynasty, 1618-1644.”

The Department of English at The University of Southern Mississippi will participate in World Book Night April 23 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the U.S. Post Office on South 40th Avenue in Hattiesburg. During the event, faculty and students from the department will distribute free books to the public.

Looking for a summer of magic? The University of Southern Mississippi's Department of English and the official Southern Miss Quiddich Team invite will host Camp Quidd-Lit, a one-week summer program on the Hattiesburg Campus.

The Department of Dance Repertory Dance Company presents Dance for Film April 11 a 7 p.m. and midnight and on April 12 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Performances will be held in the Woods Theatre in the University of Southern Mississippi's Theatre and Dance Building.  Admission is $5, check or cash on only.

Jennifer Odell, a professional journalist who writes about the New Orleans jazz and brass band scenes and edits pop culture for MSN’s entertainment section, spoke with University of Southern Mississippi students about her experiences with the music and entertainment industries April 8 on the Hattiesburg campus. She was a guest of the university’s School of Mass Communications and Journalism and its distinguished lecturer in music industry, Drew Young.

The University of Southern Mississippi Forensics Society recently placed 12th in Combined Sweepstakes (Individual Events and Debate) at the 2014 Pi Kappa Delta National Comprehensive Tournament. The team ranked among 79 colleges/universities competing in the competition held at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

University of Southern Mississippi students will hear from a renowned professional journalist who covers the music industry Tuesday, April 8 on the Hattiesburg campus.

Grammy-nominated recording artist Stephen Wade will perform April 7 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Polymer Science Auditorium at The University of Southern Mississippi.
 

Wilton Jackson, a broadcast journalism major at The University of Southern Mississippi and member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, was selected to attend the Zeta Class Undergraduate Leadership Institute, a highly selective and prestigious leadership conference May 31 – June 7 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The highly anticipated University of Southern Mississippi School of Music’s production of Showbiz Showstoppers has announced a few surprise guests set to join the cast during its performance on Friday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Lake Terrace Convention Center.

 

Southern Miss’ men’s head basketball coach, Donnie Tyndall, and former Miss Mississippi, Chalie Ray, are scheduled to kick up their heels in the Broadway showcase production.

 

The School of Music at The University of Southern Mississippi will present Showbiz Showstoppers, a one-night-only spectacular featuring numbers from some of Broadway’s best musicals at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 11 at the Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg.