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The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Art and Design will display the works of graduating seniors in the department’s final exhibit of the semester with an opening reception Nov. 29 from 5-7 p.m. at the Southern Miss Museum of Art. The exhibit runs through Dec. 16 and features the artistry of 12 of the department’s students.

Michael Sims, a University of Southern Mississippi sophomore polymer science major from Hattiesburg, makes a point during a debate about the Occupy Wall Street movement. The event was held Thursday on the school’s Hattiesburg campus and sponsored by the Southern Miss Debate Society, which is open to all students at the university regardless of their major.

A group of University of Southern Mississippi students studying political science and journalism took part in an interactive program hosted by C-SPAN on its ‘Road to the White House 2012” tour bus, which visited the Hattiesburg campus on Thursday, Nov. 3.

 

Senior political science major Katie Wilson of Biloxi, Miss.; broadcast journalism major Rachel Beech of Brandon, Miss.; and Justin Mitchell of Bay St. Louis, Miss. took the opportunity to ask questions in a live broadcast of C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” program to guest Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-Mich.).

The University of Southern Mississippi School of Mass Communication and Journalism will host its fifth annual symposium Thursday, Nov. 10.  “From Here You Can Go Anywhere:  Southern Miss and the Future of the Entertainment Industry” will be held in the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg campus. 

A potential pro baseball career denied because of the color of his skin and an obsession with cheating death plague the main character of Fences, to be performed at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gilbert F. Hartwig Theatre beginning Nov. 4.

University of Southern Mississippi student Lauren Pace wastes no time revealing which Subway sandwich tickles her taste buds’ fancy.

 

“I just love the chicken pizziola,” said Pace, a sophomore communications major from College Station, Texas. “Especially, with the new flatbread they have. They are really delicious.”

Three faculty members in The University of Southern Mississippi School of Mass Communication and Journalism will discuss and sign their new book, “Race and News:  Critical Perspectives,” in Room 103 of the Trent Lott Center at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2. The event is free and open to the public.

Air Force ROTC cadets at The University of Southern Mississippi will perform their annual 24-hour vigil at the Hattiesburg Veterans Memorial Park from 10 a.m., Nov. 10 through 10 a.m. Nov. 11 as part of Veterans Day festivities.

A University of Southern Mississippi professor played a key role in a soon to be released six-part documentary about the Vietnam War from the History Channel, which includes the story of a Hattiesburg military veteran’s role in the controversial, age-defining Southeast Asia conflict.  

With echoes of a gala opening night still lingering in the concert hall, The University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra presents its second concert of the season, “Rule Britannia,” Thursday, Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium.

The University of Southern Mississippi Roots N’ Shoots chapter, along with the Department of Biological Sciences, is hosting the Haunted Halloween Biology Trail on Friday, Oct. 28 in the Biological Sciences Learning Center, located in the basement of Mississippi Hall on the Hattiesburg campus. Tours begin at 4:30 p.m. and will continue until 7:30 p.m.

The critically acclaimed Borromeo String Quartet will share its virtuosic talents with the Hattiesburg community in a special concert set for 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20 at Westminster Presbyterian Church.

A reception recognizing the publication of University of Southern Mississippi adjunct faculty member Betty Press’ book “I Am Because We Are: African Wisdom In Image and Proverb”will be held Oct. 19 from 4:30-6 p.m. in the Liberal Arts Building, second floor mezzanine.

The University of Southern Mississippi Repertory Dance Company is presenting the Fall Dance Concert, showcasing the work of faculty, students and a guest artist at the Mannoni Performing Arts Center. Shows start at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27-30.

He hasn’t faced the challenges getting where he’s going that Neal Page and Dell Griffith encountered in the 1987 comedy flick “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” starring Steve Martin and the late John Candy. But James Bueno Da Silva’s quest to travel to every University of Southern Mississippi away football game this season hasn’t come easy.

 

A Southern Miss sophomore from Sao Paulo, Brazil, Da Silva is determined to find a way to support the Golden Eagles either in person at M.M. Roberts Stadium or at the unfriendly home confines of their opponents - even if it means a 19-hour road trip to El Paso, Texas.

Ask renowned artist Terence Netter to describe the methodology he uses to capture his thoughts and imagination on canvas and the answer might surprise you.

The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Theatre and Dance is set to present William Shakespeare’s powerful tragedy King Lear to audiences beginning Oct. 14, with a renowned classical actor performing in its lead role.

Samantha Rayborn, a University of Southern Mississippi Honors College student from Hattiesburg, recently participated in the Emerging Scholars in Political Science Conference at The University of Michigan. She was one of only nine undergraduate and master's students selected from across the country to participate.

Eighteen University of Southern Mississippi students will compete Saturday, Oct. 8 for the title of Miss University of Southern Mississippi and the opportunity to advance to the state pageant.

Celebrated cellist Sara Sant’Ambrogio will headline the two-day Southern Miss Cello Festival set for Oct. 6-7 on the Hattiesburg campus.

 

The festival is a marathon of faculty and guest artist recitals, master classes and cello orchestra performances. The performances, set for Marsh Auditorium, are free and open to the public.

Three World War II veterans received the Republic of France’s highest honor during a special ceremony held Thursday, Sept. 29 on The University of Southern Mississippi campus.

University of Southern Mississippi Professor of Music Lois Leventhal uses an analogy to capture the excitement of seeing 10 new pianos arrive on the Hattiesburg campus: “It’s like a writer having the proper pen,” she said.

 

Thanks to a partnership with the Kawai Piano Company, the Southern Miss School of Music received the new loaner pianos that will be purchased at a substantial discount as part of a bigger effort to eventually replace all of the old pianos with new ones.

Two media production majors from The University of Southern Mississippi School of Mass Communication and Journalism were finalists in the Student Production Excellence category at the 2011 National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Southeast Emmy Awards in Atlanta.

Larry Panella, director of Jazz Studies at The University of Southern Mississippi, will honor the biggest influences in his musical career, with a special concert, “Gestures in Jazz,” on Oct. 3 in Bennett Auditorium.