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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.

The nationally renowned University of Southern Mississippi Wind Ensemble will showcase in concert the student winners of the Southern Miss Bands Concerto Competition on March 24, at 7:30 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus.

On the heels of a controversial immigration reform bill making its way through the Mississippi Legislature, political, academic and civic leaders will examine the issue of immigration in Mississippi during a panel discussion at The University of Southern Mississippi March 25.

Renowned painter, sculptor and Mississippi native William Dunlap will visit Hattiesburg and The University of Southern Mississippi for a special lecture at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 29 in Bennett Auditorium.

The American Advertising Federation (AAF), Mississippi Gulf Coast chapter, honored 13 University of Southern Mississippigraphic design students at its annual dinner last month at the Beau Rivage Casino in Biloxi.

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Tennessee Williams’ birth, The University of Southern MississippiDepartment of Theatre and Dance will produce what many consider a masterpiece by one of America’s greatest playwrights.

 

“A Streetcar Named Desire” hits the stage of the Martha R. Tatum Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 24 on the Hattiesburg campus.

University of Southern Mississippi professor emeritus of history Dr. John D. W. Guice was named the 2011 Dunbar Rowland Award winner during the Mississippi Historical Society’s annual meeting in Jackson March 3-5.

Guice was honored for his lifelong contributions to the preservation, study and interpretation of Mississippi history. The award is named for Dunbar Rowland, the first director of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.

Local artists and crafts vendors have until Friday, April 15 to reserve a 10’ x 10’ space for $40 at the Southern Miss Jazz and Blues Festival at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

Two veteran entertainment industry professionals are serving as distinguished visiting lecturers in The University of Southern Mississippi’s Entertainment Industry program for the spring semester.

The University of Southern Mississippi hosted more than 100 students in grades 9-12 from high schools in central and south Mississippi for the American Mathematics Competition (AMC) held Feb. 23 on the Hattiesburg campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi’sSouthern Opera and Musical Theatre Company will perform a spring opera, The Little Prince, Friday, March 18, 2011 at the Mannoni Performing Arts Center.

Three Paralegal Studies students from The University of Southern Mississippiwere recently honored by the Mississippi Paralegal Association (MPA) for sweeping all three places in the 2010 Student Essay Contest.

University of Southern Mississippi student Amolie LeAnn Egloff of Diamondhead, Miss., a junior majoring in history and with a minor in political science, has accepted a summer internship with U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker(R-Miss.) in Washington, D.C.

An old saying goes that history is told by the victors.

 

With that in mind, The University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for the Study of War and Society will focus on the topic of defeat for the 6th Annual Richard McCarthy Lecture Series.

As the revolution in Egypt continues to unfold, a diverse group of faculty and students from The University of Southern Mississippi will host a public forum addressing the situation Mon., February 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the Liberal Arts Building room 108.

Two University of Southern Mississippi theatre students are heading to Washington, D.C. in April as national finalists for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF).

A story about three friends struggling to deal with the controversial issues of homosexuality and AIDS will open The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Theatre and Dance’s Studio Series Tuesday, Feb. 22 in the Gilbert F. Hartwig Theatre.

Hattiesburg area residents are encouraged to join WUSM – the Southern Miss campus radio station – this Saturday, February 19, for an all day fundraising event at Buffalo Wild Wings in Hattiesburg.

Three winners of the William T. Gower Awards Competition will be featured as part of the University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra’s concert set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17 in Bennett Auditorium.

One of Russia’s leading chamber orchestras will perform on stage in Hattiesburg, Miss., on Tuesday, Feb. 15, as part of The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Music’s Connoisseurs Series.