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The University of Southern Mississippi’s Institute for Disability Studies at the Gulf Park Campus (IDS-GP) in Long Beach announces its participation in National Disability Employment Awareness Month, an annual awareness campaign that takes place each October. The purpose of National Disability Employment Awareness Month is to educate about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities.

Dorothy (Rylan Murphy)  is guided by Dawn Burgess, the Early Oral Interventionist at the Children's Center for Communication and Development, during trick-or-treating at the College of Health on Wednesday, Oct. 29.  Dean Michael Forster is Morgus-the-Magnificent.

Photo by Dianne S. Coleman

In conjunction with Homecoming activities, The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach will host the inaugural Tailgate Under the Oaks event on Saturday, Nov. 8.

The University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Association will induct seven of the University’s most dedicated and distinguished alumni into its Hall of Fame on Friday, Nov. 7, as one of the highlights of the 2014 Homecoming celebration.

 

Students at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach have elected Bethany Noelle Cuevas to represent the Gulf Park Campus at the 2014 Homecoming festivities on both the Gulf Park and Hattiesburg campuses.

 

Noted author and commentator John T. Edge will be the guest speaker as part of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute’s “Food, Campus, Table Series” set for 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 29 at the OLLI center on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus.

Student organizations on The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach will host “Trick or Treat on Golden Eagle Street” on Friday, Oct. 31.

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop Saturday, Nov. 15, for residents with and without disabilities in Pike and surrounding counties.

For the 52 years that the DuBard School has been in existence, there have been a countless number of individuals who have played major roles in the success and growth of the institution. These folks have continued to change the lives of individuals with language disorders and their families.

The University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra will present a concert entitled “Made in America” that will feature Natasha Trethewey, the current Mississippi Poet Laureate and former United States Poet Laureate on Thursday, Nov. 6 at Bennett Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus. 

The Student Government Association at The University of Southern Mississippi is sponsoring the 11th Annual Eaglepalooza on Saturday, Oct. 25 in downtown Hattiesburg, Miss.

The 16th annual Shell Finish Line/Alumni Homecoming Golf Tournament will be held at Hattiesburg Country Club, the official country club of the Southern Miss Alumni Association, Friday, Nov. 7. The tournament will kick off with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. in conjunction with The University of Southern Mississippi’s Homecoming festivities.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach will open two new facilities along Beach Park Place later this month. The new Fitness Center and the Health Center will open the week of Oct. 20, providing students, faculty and staff access to on-campus exercise space and a variety of health services.

Students, faculty and staff at The University of Southern Mississippi have until Nov. 7 to complete an annual dining services survey sponsored by Eagle Dining that could lead to significant prizes.

Alliance for Equality at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach will host Theresa Youngblood of the South Mississippi Aids Task Force (SMATF) for a presentation on HIV/AIDS awareness on Tuesday, Oct. 21.

Hattiesburg’s Half Shell Oyster House will continue its support of The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi by donating a portion of its gross receipts between 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 23.

The University of Southern Mississippi is among a select group of schools competing for the title of “Best Tree Campus” sponsored by the National Arbor Day Foundation.

The Department of History at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach will present a lecture and book discussion by Dr. Kyle Longley on Monday, Oct. 20 at 5 p.m.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi has undertaken significant changes in energy consumption and efficiency that have resulted in a savings of more than $10 million since 2009.

As Halloween approaches many people already are planning a unique and fun costume for the holiday. Kelsey Meeks, founder of ‘WEEN DREAM, is seeing to it that children all over the country get the opportunity to dress up and celebrate.

 

Meeks, a native of Pensacola, Fla., graduated from The University of Southern Mississippi in 2005 with a degree in broadcast journalism and Spanish. Following graduation she moved to New Orleans where she earned a degree from Tulane Law School in 2010. Today she resides in New Orleans and works with Wall, Bullington & Cook, LLC, an oil and gas boutique firm. 

The DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi recently received a gift of $20,000 from the Sertoma Club of Hattiesburg.

 

A check presentation and small gathering was held at the school on Thursday, Oct. 9 with representatives of the Sertoma Club of Hattiesburg joining DuBard School staff and students.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation (CLTT) has received a grant from the United State Department of Transportation Research and Innovative Technology Administration to develop tools and techniques to assess the impact of potential reshoring on transportation infrastructure.

James Wilcox, director for the Center of Economic and Entrepreneurship Education (CEEE) at The University of Southern Mississippi, received the Rising Star Award at the 53rd Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference Awards dinner earlier this month in Dallas, Texas.

Dr. Beth Bryant-Claxton brings a wealth of experience as a clinical psychologist and administrator into her new role as executive director of The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies.