April 18, 2014  

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Two University of Southern Mississippi professors are culling through history’s classified section to gain insight into the world of slavery with the support of a $25,000 grant from the National Park Service (NPS).

 

Dr. Douglas Chambers and Dr. Max Grivno, faculty members in the Southern Miss Department of History, are launching a collaborative research project that will  document advertisements in Mississippi newspapers from 1790-1860 placed by masters seeking the capture and return of runaway slaves.

Dr. Bridget Hayden, associate professor of Anthropology, and Dr. Michael Wittmann, associate professor of Marketing, have been selected to become the 2012 Trent Lott National Center Fellows at The University of Southern Mississippi.

University of Southern Mississippi students, faculty, staff and area residents are invited to join conductor Gregory Fuller, the University of Southern Mississippi choirs and the Meistersingers Civic Chorus as they perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s Mass in B Minor Thursday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m. at Main Street Baptist Church in Hattiesburg.

The University of Southern Mississippi College of Arts and Letters recently acknowledged the accomplishments of outstanding students, faculty and staff in the college during a special ceremony at the Thad Cochran Center.

The famed University of North Texas One’ O’Clock Jazz Lab Band will perform a special concert on Sunday, May 6 at 7:30 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus. The public is invited and admission is free.

 

For the third straight year, University of Southern Mississippi broadcast journalism students earned the coveted Associated Press Award in four major categories.

Robert Byrd, a first-year doctoral student in The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Mass Communication and Journalism, recently received the Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award for Social Sciences, Business and Education at the University of South Alabama, the highest honor a thesis can receive from the university.

Hattiesburg will come alive when the popular Festival South returns for its third season June 9 - 23 with the sounds of music all day, every day in Mississippi’s only multi-genre arts festival.

Wendy Atkins-Sayre, assistant professor of Communication Studies and Speaking Center director at The University of Southern Mississippi, recently published a co-edited book on communication centers and oral communication programs in higher education.

The University of Southern Mississippi Debate Society recently participated in the Madison Cup Invitational Debate Tournament, held at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va.

Longtime faculty member and senior associate dean Dr. Steven Moser has been named the new dean of the College of Arts & Letters at The University of Southern Mississippi. Moser has been serving as interim dean since May of last year.

The University of Southern Mississippi men’s a capella group, The Spirit of Southern (SOS), will host a memorial concert for Steffan Myers Friday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mannoni Performing Arts Center Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus.

Dr. Kim LeDuff, associate director of The University of Southern Mississippi School of Mass Communication and Journalism, will present the 19th annual Armstrong-Branch Lecture Thursday, April 12 at 6:30 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium on the university's Hattiesburg campus. Admission is free.

University of Southern Mississippi President Martha D. Saunders announced today that Vice President for Research Dr. Denis Wiesenburg has been named as the university’s next provost, pending approval by the Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning. The change is effective July 1.

The annual spring Roots Reunion live radio show returns to Hattiesburg's historic Saenger Theater Saturday, April 14th at 7 p.m.  for a celebration of the signature music of our state and region.

Mississippi’s leading broadcasters from across the state will meet with and mentor students for the Mississippi Association of Broadcasters (MAB) Day on April 19 at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus.

United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia delivered a lecture on "The Methodology of Originalism" as part of The University of Southern Mississippi's Honors Forum Series on Wednesday, April 4.

After three years of piloting the program, The University of Southern Mississippi English Department is ready for full implementation of Expanded Composition (English 100E/101E) on the Hattiesburg and Gulf Coast campuses.

Betty Press, an adjunct instructor with the department of art and design at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been named the recipient of the 2012 Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Award in Photography.

The College of Arts and Letters at The University of Southern Mississippi presented T-shirts to 647 people who clicked the “Like” button on the College’s Facebook page during a special promotion held Feb. 6-7.

University of Southern Mississippi School of Music students Craig Watson, Ismael Brandao and Jesus Castro will be featured in the symphony season performance, “Future Stars,” set for 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 29 at Bennett Auditorium.

LONG BEACH, Miss. – The book, “Hurricane Katrina: The Mississippi Story,” by Dr. James Pat Smith, professor of history at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, was recently published by University Press of Mississippi. “Hurricane Katrina: The Mississippi Story” presents the fullest account yet written of the impact of this storm on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Theatre and Dance will present “Anna in the Tropics”by Nilo Cruz, opening March 29 in the Gilbert F. Hartwig Theatre.

A last-minute decision to enter the Miss Collegiate America Pageant nearly resulted in a crowning for former University of Southern Mississippi student Christine Kozlowski, who captured the first runner-up spot in the annual competition held March 7-10 in San Antonio, Texas.