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The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Theatre will open the spring semester season Friday, Feb. 22 with Brian Friel’s Dancing at Lughnasa. The play is the final Creative Project for director Alicia Hanley, a master’s of fine arts directing student at Southern Miss.

A week after an F-4 tornado destroyed his Hattiesburg home and damaged The University of Southern Mississippi campus, Willie Pierce met with an insurance claims adjuster at his 34th Avenue residence, now a pile of rubble, to assess his material losses.

After the trials of the past week and the long journey to recovery ahead, The School of Music at The University of Southern Mississippi will proudly resume performances with the Award-winning Arabesque Winds in a free concert on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Connoisseur Series. With performance spaces at Southern Miss in ruins, First Presbyterian Church in Hattiesburg has offered its sanctuary to aid in the recovery.

A University of Southern Mississippi history professor renowned for his expertise on the Vietnam War will be featured in a series produced by Arrow Media for the Military Channel, spotlighting famous battles in American warfare.

 

Cleanup efforts are proceeding in earnest at The University of Southern Mississippi where an EF-4 tornado struck on Sunday, Feb. 10, damaging several buildings on the Hattiesburg campus.

Dr. Rebecca Morgan Frank, assistant professor of English at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been selected as a finalist for the prestigious Kate Tufts Discovery Award for Poetry.

The Center for Writers at The University of Southern Mississippi will host the first of two readings by visiting writers on Friday, Feb. 8 at 8 p.m. in the International Center Room 101. 

The University of Southern Mississippi Foundation and the School of Mass Communication and Journalism will announce a major fundraising campaign to benefit the school on Friday, Feb. 8 during a luncheon in the Trent Lott Center on the Hattiesburg campus.

Each year during February, high school students from throughout the southeastern United States convene on The University of Southern Mississippi campus to enjoy an inspiring, music-filled weekend.

 

The Southern Miss School of Music will host more than 250 students Feb. 7 - 10 during the All-South Honor Band weekend. For many talented students, simply taking part in their own school’s band program is not enough. All-South provides the perfect environment for high school students who crave more knowledge and opportunities to play.

 

An international historian who has researched and written about the American civil rights movement’s global impact will speak at The University of Southern Mississippi during Black History Month.

A joint team effort by pianist Elizabeth Moak, University of Southern Mississippi School of Music Director Michael Miles and FestivalSouth’s Jay Dean is bringing high quality piano performances to Hattiesburg.

 

The College of Arts and Letters at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast will host the first Eagles Nest Poetry Reading of the spring semester Monday, Jan. 28 at 6:30 p.m. in Room 204 of the Gulf Park campus library in Long Beach.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Peck House for University of Southern Mississippi Professor Kenneth Vance Watson. The Peck House, which is part of the Southern Miss campus, is located at 3601 Pearl St.

Dr. Philip Kolin, University Distinguished Professor in The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Arts and Letters, has published his fifth book of original poetry with the highly respected Catholic press--Kaufmann Publishing. Entitled Reading God's Handwriting: Poemsand available on Amazon.com, each of the book’s 50 poems is anchored in a Biblical parable, prophecy, setting, or allusion.

Dr. William Odom, professor of German at The University of Southern Mississippi, will sign copies of his translation of Hellmut Haasis’ biography of Georg Elser, Bombing Hitle, from 12-2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17 at the Barnes and Noble bookstore on the Hattiesburg campus. The bookstore is located in the Thad Cochran Center.

The School of Music at Southern Miss welcomes alumna mezzo-soprano Hope Fairchild Thacker back to campus for a solo recital on Friday, Jan. 25 at 7:30 p.m. in Marsh Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus. 

Work to restore one of the original structures on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus to its former glory is in the final stages.

 

College Hall, built in 1912, will re-open during the fall 2013 semester and serve as home to its new occupant, the School of Mass Communication and Journalism. Campus radio station WUSM-FM and The Student Printz student newspaper will also call College Hall home after being housed in Southern Hall for several decades.

With memories still vivid of the volunteers aiding her hurricane-ravaged hometown of Bay St. Louis, University of Southern Mississippi alumna Kathleen Koch returned the favor last weekend to those impacted by Superstorm Sandy.

Local artists and crafts vendors are invited to be part of the Southern Miss Jazz and Blues Festival on Saturday, March 30, at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

A University of Southern Mississippi faculty member has translated from German to English a book about an attempt to kill Adolf Hitler that might have prevented World War II and altered the course of history. 

The University of Southern Mississippi is mourning the loss of Dr. Clayton Sullivan, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Religion, who died Dec. 14. 

The University of Southern Mississippi recently established the Institute for Collaborative Research and Engagement (iCoRE), which was approved by the Institution of Higher Learning.  iCoRE is a faculty-led research hub in the College of Arts and Letters which assists in locating grant funding for research, proposal and budget development, and administrative forms and requirements.

Dr. Shahdad Naghshpour, professor of International Development at the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast has published two new books by Business Expert Press.

Colin Colbourn of Elkhart, Ind., a doctoral student in history at The University of Southern Mississippi, is the recipient of the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation’s Gen. Lemuel C. Shepherd Jr. Memorial Dissertation Fellowship.

 

In its mission to foster the study of U.S. and Marine Corps history, the foundation established the $10,000 dissertation fellowship to memorialize the 20th commandant of the Marine Corps.