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The Repertory Dance Company at The University of Southern Mississippi will present emotionally inspired works by faculty and students Oct. 28-31 in the Mannoni Performing Arts Center on the Hattiesburg campus.

Two months of 5:30 a.m. training exercises paid off nicely for members of the Southern Miss ROTC Ranger Team that walked away with a third-place finish in the Army Ranger Challenge held Oct. 14-16 at Ft. Benning, Ga.

As the global citizenry has moved from World Wars to Cold War and now to global terror, it has become more segmented with non-state enemies, explained former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright who was in Hattiesburg, Miss. Tuesday to deliver The University of Southern Mississippi’s second biennial Lt. Col. John H. Dale Sr. Distinguished Lecture Series in International Security and Global Policy.

The University of Southern Mississippi Center for Writers will host a reading on Friday, Oct. 22 featuring the acclaimed poet Michael Dumanis.

A writer is the key suspect in a police investigation about a series of child murders that mirror his short stories in the hit play “The Pillowman,” presented Oct. 21-29 by The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Theatre and Dance.

“The Pillowman” is a 2003 black comedy by Irish playwright Martin McDonagh. In 2004, the play received the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play and was nominated for a Tony Award for Best New Play.

Now that long-standing enemies have become allies and global terrorism has outstripped traditional patterns of war and peace, the future of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in the 21st century is in question.

A selection of photos from  the Civil Rights Movement’s Freedom Summer initiatives in Hattiesburg make up an exhibit currently on display at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Cook Library gallery.

Looking for an avenue to honor her late father, his service to country and community, as well as her alma mater, Dr. Beverly Dale created the Lt. Col. John H. Dale Sr. Distinguished Lecture Series in International Security and Global Policy at The University of Southern Mississippi.

This year the lecture series features former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, Tuesday, Oct. 19 at 6:30 p.m., in Hattiesburg’s Historic Saenger Theatre. Her lecture, titled “The Future of NATO,” is based upon her service as chair of a group of experts focused on developing NATO’s New Strategic Concept.

When entrenched in tough international negotiations, former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright chose to wear pins to subtly communicate with foreign diplomats.

The University of Southern Mississippi came of age during a turbulent time in American history – the Civil Rights Movement. On Oct. 21-23, 2010, an academic conference titled “A Centennial Celebration of the Civil Rights Movement” will examine the long history of this period at the university and in the City of Hattiesburg.

An art exhibit like 100 Alumni happens only once in a hundred years.

The University of Southern Mississippi Museum of Art and the Department of Art and Design will reunite its century old family of Southern Miss artists in a special exhibit titled 100 Alumni debuting Thursday, Oct. 21.

Dr. Andrew Wiest, professor of history at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been named the Charles W. Moorman Distinguished Alumni Professor in the Humanities by the College of Arts and Letters.

The Alumni Band will perform for the first time in more than 10 years during Homecoming weekend Oct. 8-9 on the campus of the University of Southern Mississippi.

Grammy award-winning trumpeter Terence Blanchard will kick off Homecoming weekend at The University of Southern Mississippi Oct. 7 in the Mannoni Performing Arts Center.

“What page are you on?” This is a question Hattiesburg area book readers will be asking this October and November for The Big Read, which kicks off Friday, Oct. 8 at Live @ Five in Town Square Park in downtown Hattiesburg.

Former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright will be the guest speaker for The University of Southern Mississippi’s second biennial Lt. Col. John H. Dale Sr. Distinguished Lecture Series in International Security and Global Policy.

A play within a play comes to the campus of The University of Southern Mississippi when the Department of Theatre and Dance presents “Marat/Sade” Sept. 30 in the Martha R. Tatum Theatre.

The opening night of The University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra’s 91st season will be an evening of celebrations.

Two Southern Miss alumni and renowned musicians are returning to perform with the Symphony Orchestra on Thursday, Sept. 23 to kick off the opening of its latest season titled, “Timeless.”

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Pride of Mississippi Marching Band and Dixie Darlings will use their halftime performance to fight a deadly illness Friday, Sept. 17 at the Southern Miss vs. University of Kansas football game.

An 18k white gold and diamond, South Sea pendant/pearl enhancer will be auctioned at “Gold” - The University of Southern Mississippi 2010 Centennial Arts Gala Thursday, Sept. 16 at the Lake Terrace Convention Center.

The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Biological Sciences will host outreach activities this fall, including unique “overnight adventures” at its popular science museum that include opportunities to learn about the natural world on campus and at a nature preserve managed by the university.

As celebrities walk the red carpet at the Sept. 15 premiere of “Twist,” the musical set to debut at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Ga., several University of Southern Mississippi alumni will be among them.

What would the party of the century be without a delicious menu of food from the past 100 years of American dining?

It was easier said than done, but Lake Terrace Convention Center Executive Chef Carmen Hardy Ford designed a menu of gourmet treats for the University of Southern MIssissippi 2010 Centennial Arts Gala.

One of the most prominent painters in South Mississippiwill present his latest work in a solo exhibit from Sept. 9-Oct. 9 in The University of Southern Mississippi Museum of Art.