April 21, 2014  

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The University of Southern Mississippi School of Mass Communication and Journalism is accepting applications for the Southern Mississippi High School Journalism Workshop, which will be held on the Hattiesburg campus June 5-10.

Thirteen University of Southern Mississippistudents put their research know-how to the test and took home top awards and prizes from the 2nd Annual College of Arts and Letters Undergraduate Research Conference held Saturday, April 16 on the Hattiesburg campus.
 

After four years of training and many late nights, 14 University of Southern Mississippiart students will celebrate the culmination of their academic career with an exhibition of senior projects in the Southern Miss Museum of Art from April 21 – May 13.

The University of Southern Mississippiis in the process of conducting a nationwide search for a dean to take the helm of its College of Arts and Letters.

 

Dr. Denise von Herrmann, who became dean in July 2008 after having served as interim dean for 18 months, has accepted the position of Provost at Oglethorpe Universityin Atlanta, Ga. Her last day with Southern Miss will be June 30.

South Mississippi musicians will showcase their talents at Roots Reunion, a live radio show, from 7- 9 p.m. Saturday, April 16 in Hattiesburg’s Historic Saenger Theatre.

University of Southern Mississippi senior Frantz Salomon has been selected as the 2010-11 Student Employee of the Year.

 

Salomon, a music major originally from Chicago, Ill., works in the Student Activities Hub on the Hattiesburg campus.

­­Seven executives from Hearst Television, Inc. will visit The University of Southern Mississippi School of Mass Communication and Journalism Friday, April 15.

With the precision, determination and mission of a World War II fighter squadron, The University of Southern Mississippi School of Music teamed with a radio-controlled (RC) airplane enthusiast and a former Tuskegee Airman to both make and preserve a part of American history.

 

It all began when Jeff Williams, who flies the radio-controlled blimp at Golden Eagle basketball games, took a liking to the Southern Miss Pep Band which performs at those games. Williams later approached Dr. Michael Miles, director of the School of Music, to see if he would coordinate the arrangement and recording of the Tuskegee Airmen Fight Song from World War II.

The longest-running musical revue in Broadway history will end The University of Southern Mississippi’s theatre season beginning at 7:30 p.m. Thursday., April 14 in the Gilbert F. Hartwig Theatre.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi Percussion Ensemble will present a free concert at 7:30 p.m. April 20 at the Mannoni Performing Arts Center on the Hattiesburg campus.

University of Southern Mississippi Centennial homecoming queen and public relations student Denotra Logan is preparing for her next conquest – the Emmy award-winning Semester in Washington Journalism program at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

American Indian POW WOWs have become a tradition at The University of Southern Mississippi. Each year, Southeastern tribes gather in Hattiesburg for a lively blend of ceremonial dancing, social gathering and native artistry.

The School of Mass Communication and Journalism at The University of Southern Mississippiwill offer a basic digital photography course for those who have always wanted to learn the basics of photography and to shoot with a 35mm-type Digital Single Lens Reflex camera.

A combination of faculty and student dance works will be featured in the Repertory Dance Company’s Spring Dance Concert April 7-10 at The University of Southern Mississippi Mannoni Performing Arts Center.

One of North America’s premier wind quintets will perform on stage in downtown Hattiesburg April 10, as part of The University of Southern Mississippi School of Music’s Connoisseurs Series.

“Passing the Torch:  Documenting the 21st Century Ku Klux Klan,” an exhibit of photographs by Southern Miss graduate James Edward Bates, will appear April 18 to May 30 at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Cook Library.

The University of Southern Mississippi welcomes internationally known urban anthropologist Dr. Carol Stack to the Hattiesburg campus for a lecture on April 4.

More than 35 presenters from universities around the nation will present the best of current scholarship on southern women and politics March 31-April 2 at the “Court House, State House, Her House” conference hosted by The University of Southern Mississippi.

 

The Southern Chorale, renowned as the premier chorale ensemble at The University of Southern Mississippi, will perform a free concert at Main Street Baptist Church in Hattiesburg at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29.

The University of Southern Mississippi School of Mass Communication and Journalism has named three new professional staff members to leadership positions in its Student Media Center.

WUSM-FM, Roots Radio 88.5 at The University of Southern Mississippi, will kick off its 2011 Membership Drive Saturday, April 16 at the Roots Reunion in the historic Saenger Theatre in downtown Hattiesburg.

“Practice hard and think big,” are the words Tom Malone gives as advice to aspiring musicians and words he and two fellow Southern Miss music alumni have followed in mastering their careers.

 

On March 26, 2011, The University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra will welcome three extraordinary jazz trombonists to the stage: Tom “Bones” Malone from the David Letterman Show Band; Steve Wiest, director of jazz studies at the University of North Texas and Tom Brantley, associate professor of music at the University of South Florida.

Dr. Curtis Austin, University of Southern Mississippi associate professor of history and Center for Black Studies director, recently received a national award at The National Council for Black Studies (NCBS) convention in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Declaring a major is one of the most important decisions in a college student’s academic career, and for that reason the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies and the College of Arts and Letters have developed the Major & Minor Exploration Fair to help students make an educated decision about selecting a major or minor at The University of Southern Mississippi.