October 1, 2014  

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A mock crime scene set up at Thames Elementary School in Hattiesburg gave students a chance to work as detectives on an 80-year-old cold case.

CSI: Hattiesburg was organized by The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Anthropology and Sociology and the Forensic Sciences Program to introduce children to forensic science as they test their critical thinking and problem-solving skills in a fun exercise.

A stunning new opera production about love and romance comes to The University of Southern Mississippi Mannoni Performing Arts Center Nov. 9 and 11.

The four-act Italian tragedy-drama, “La Bohéme” will take to the stage for two performances only beginning at 7:30 p.m. each evening.

University of Southern Mississippi Air Force ROTC cadets will honor Hattiesburg area veterans in their annual 24-hour Veterans Vigil at the Hattiesburg Veterans Memorial Park from 10 a.m. Nov. 10 through 10 a.m. Nov. 11.

Talented vocalists and conductors will return to The University of Southern Mississippi for the first Choral Alumni Concert at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6 in Hattiesburg, Miss.

A 250-plus mass choir will sing a variety of music chosen and rehearsed by six different conductors at Main Street Baptist Church.

Internationally recognized composer Judith Lang Zaimont will perform her newly commissioned “Concerto for Piano and Wind Orchestra” with The University of Southern Mississippi Wind Ensemble at 7:30 p.m., Thurs., Nov. 4 in Bennett Auditorium.

Millions of Americans will go to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 2 to vote in the 2010 congressional mid-term elections.

And just like many of you, our political experts on campus will be watching the results closely. For media outlets seeking any type of analysis or discussion about national or state races, the Office of University Communications has lined up a group of professors to field such inquiries.

Have you ever found yourself wondering what makes people act the way they do?

A new degree option offered by the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at The University of Southern Mississippi gives students a chance to understand the world around them from a historical and critical perspective.

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.