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An Alabama resident retired from management in the private sector has transformed a hobby into a trade that has customers and students from across the country seeking his products and instruction in the area of metal shaping.  

 

François Rabbath, a world-renowned bassist, will be playing along with The University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra on Thursday, Sept. 29, at 7:30 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium. The concert, entitled “Vive La France,” will feature works composed and arranged by Grammy-nominated American composer and bassist Frank Proto.

To know Nicole Marquez is to witness the resolve of the human spirit, acknowledge the power of modern medicine and realize the authenticity of miracles.

 

People just don’t fall six stories from an apartment rooftop and live to discuss the horrific incident. Let alone, return to the dance floor. This amazing University of Southern Mississippi graduate has accomplished both … and then some.

The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Theatre and Dance in the College of Arts & Letters is gearing up for a great fall season of performances which will include showstoppers such as “King Lear,” “Fences,”  and “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.”

“Ed Said,” a new Mississippi Public Broadcasting (MPB) puppet created by University of Southern Mississippi School of Mass Communication and Journalism graduate Cathy “CJ” Burks, will visit Oak Grove Primary School Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 7:40 a.m. and 8:20 a.m. 

The University of Southern Mississippi School of Music has partnered with the Kawai Piano Company to bring new pianos to music students at the university.

The Elite Performing Instrument Collection (EPIC) will provide brand new loaner pianos that will be purchased at a substantial discount as part of the program that aims to replace almost all of the pianos in the school with new ones over the next 10 years.

 

A University of Southern Mississippi adjunct professor’s new book featuring compelling images of life in Africa captured through her photography will be spotlighted this week at the prestigious Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

Dr. David M. Holley, professor of philosophy and chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion at The University of Southern Mississippi, has won the Excellence in Philosophy of Religion Prize for 2010.

His article “Treating God’s Existence: An Explanatory Hypothesis” was judged by the selection panel to be one of the best three articles in philosophy of religion published during 2010. The article appeared in the fall 2010 issue of American Philosophical Quarterly.

Three University of Southern Mississippi talents are headed to New York City next month to debut “Sondheim in the City,” a cabaret-style production that showcases the multi-talented Maryann Kyle, associate professor of voice in the School of Music.

Distinguished faculty within the College of Arts & Letters at The University of Southern Mississippi will be recognized during the first Research Awards Showcase set for 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1 at Gonzalez Auditorium in the Liberal Arts Building.

Brittany Trotter, a junior music major from Laurel, Miss., has been awarded the Gladys Kemp Lisanby Performing Arts Scholarship by the Mississippi State Committee of The National Museum of Women in the Arts.

Trotter was presented the award at the Honored Artists Luncheon on Aug. 2 at the Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson, Miss.

A unique partnership between The University of Southern Mississippi and Mississippi College School of Law (MC Law) will enable undergraduates to obtain their Bachelor of Arts degree from Southern Miss after one year of study in the MC Law program.

Alumni, colleagues and friends of Dr. Tom Fraschillo are invited to The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus April 27-28, 2012 to honor the recently retired School of Music professor, considered among the top music educators and band conductors in the world.

Dr. Max Grivno, assistant professor of history at The University of Southern Mississippi, will present a public lecture on the American Revolution and the Deep South at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 17, 2011 at the Hattiesburg Public Library.

The lecture focuses on how the American Revolution unfolded in the Deep South and what the war meant for the future of the fledgling republic, for the European empires that contended for dominance in the region, and for the region’s native nations.  

FestivalSouth kicks into high gear this weekend with a full-slate of activities set for Saturday, June 11 in downtown Hattiesburg and The University of Southern Mississippi campus.

Ed Pittman of Slidell, La., a May 2011 graduate of The University of Southern Mississippi’s Communication Studies program, received the Bob and Ann Weiss Undergraduate Paper Award at the National Association of Communication Centers Conference, held March 18-19 in Richmond, Va.

Seventeen Mississippi high school students are spending June 5-10 on the campus of The University of Southern Mississippi as part of the High School Journalism Workshop.

Five College of Arts & Letters faculty and staff members were recently honored for their achievements and efforts at The University of Southern Mississippi over the past year.

The Southern Quarterly, a member journal of the Council of Editors of Learned Journals, will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2012 with two edited volumes published by the University Press of Mississippi.

After a full season of costume design for theatre plays, The University of Southern Mississippi Costume Shop set some time aside to address a need for quality costumes for the Mississippi Children’s Museum located in Jackson, Miss.

Dr. Steven Moser, senior associate dean in The University of Southern Mississippi College of Arts and Letters, has been appointed interim dean of the college beginning July 1, while the university conducts a national search to fill the position permanently. He will replace Dr. Denise von Herrmann, who is leaving to become provost at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, Ga.

On the heels of an exciting season of thrilling performances, The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Theatre and Dance will return to a repertory format for the 35th season of Southern Arena Theatre June 23-July 17.

University of Southern Mississippi student Christopher Brady Davis of Nashville, Tenn., has been awarded $250 and a selection of books by the Paleopathology Association for his research of the first documented incident of tuberculosis (TB) in Mississippi and one of the oldest in North America.

Ana Cristina Abrantes, a music performance major at The University of Southern Mississippi, has received the annual Presser Award, presented by the Presser Foundation of Haverford, Penn.

The cash stipend is given to promising senior student of music in accredited collegiate music programs. A cellist, Abrantes performs with the Meridian (Miss.) Symphony, the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra and was invited to perform a solo recital during this year’s FestivalSouth in Hattiesburg.