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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.

For the second year in a row, University of Southern Mississippi Broadcast Journalism students swept the Mississippi Associated Press College/University Contest, taking home six awards.

The students were lead by associate professor and broadcast journalism sequence head Dr. Mary Lou Sheffer. Sheffer has more than 10 years experience working in a professional broadcast newsroom.

The University of Southern Mississippi Repertory Dance Company members will explore grace, athleticism and artistry at the Studio 115 Dance Concert May 5 – 7 in the intimate setting of the Theatre and Dance Building’s Studio 115.

Internationally known Cuban violinist Ilmar Gavilan will take the stageas part of The University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra’s final concert set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5 in Bennett Auditorium. 

The University of Southern Mississippi Jazz Lab Band One was recently named Outstanding College Jazz Ensemble at the Southeastern Jazz Festival at Alcorn State University. Pianist Tyler Dennis was selected as the outstanding festival soloist.

The University of Southern Mississippi Wind Ensemble will present a free concert at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 28 at the Mannoni Performing Arts Center on the Hattiesburg campus. 

Fifteen-hour days have become the norm for USA Today Assignment Editor Kim Willis, but the 1986 University of Southern Mississippi graduate cannot imagine a different line of work.

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.