November 26, 2014  

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The Mississippi Polymer Institute has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the WIINTECH group, which signifies the first official step in moving local Mississippi businesses toward international collaboration with the companies that are a part of that network.

Standing tall at nearly 60 feet and with limbs reaching out 155 feet, the Friendship Oak beckons all her visitors to marvel at the beauty of a tree whose life dates back over 500 years.

The Friends of University Libraries in conjunction with the Favre 4 Hope Foundation, Salvation Army, and Red Door Marketing Agency are working to improve the Christmas season for Pine Belt and Mississippi Gulf Coast children by launching the third annual Give a Child a New Book Day campaign.

With a focus on eliminating barriers to degree completion, The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business has implemented significant changes to its Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) program.

After nearly two years of planning, a giant golden eagle sculpture has landed on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus.

 

The sculpture, designed by Idaho artist/sculptor David Anderson, was placed in its permanent home on Wednesday, Oct. 16 at the apex of the All-American Rose Garden that faces Hardy Street. Anderson was on hand as the bronze sculpture was hoisted via crane into place.

In an effort to better equip students for professional success, The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business is offering a new graduate certificate program in the foundations of business.

Declaring “we will not yield and we will not go quietly into the night,” Gov. Phil Bryant vowed to lead the fight against the U.S. Army’s recommendation to close the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program at The University of Southern Mississippi.

 

Bryant made the remarks Friday during a news conference on the Hattiesburg campus outside of Southern Hall, where the university’s Army ROTC headquarters are located. He was joined by Southern Miss President Rodney Bennett and other dignitaries, including retired Gen. Buford Blount, a graduate of the program who led U.S. forces in toppling the regime of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.

The University of Southern Mississippi women’s basketball team recently broke away from its busy practice and academic schedules to do a little workout with the toddlers and preschoolers at The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at the University of Southern Mississippi. 

Students, faculty and staff at The University of Southern Mississippi should be reminded that it is never too early to receive flu vaccines which are available now at the Beedie Smith Clinic on the Hattiesburg campus.

Parkway Heights United Methodist church in Hattiesburg will play host to Dr. Wayne C. Petty’s public lecture titled: “Hearing Beethoven’s Spring Sonata” at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13.

 

University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus student Brandy Jarvis of Ocean Springs, senior marketing major, will represent the Southern Miss Gulf Coast student body in this year’s Southern Miss Homecoming festivities October 21 - 26.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi Roots N’ Shoots chapter, along with the Department of Biological Sciences, is hosting the Haunted Halloween Science Trail on Friday, Oct. 25 in the Biological Sciences Learning Center (BSLC), located in the basement of Mississippi Hall on the Hattiesburg campus.

Retired businessman William Tatum Jr. and Polk’s Meat Products CEO Julie Polk Breazeale were honored as 2013 Alumni of the Year by The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business during a luncheon on Friday, Oct. 4 at the Thad Cochran Center.

 

Officials at The University of Southern Mississippi have initiated steps to appeal a decision by the U.S. Army to close the University’s Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC) program.

 

Southern Miss administrators received an official notice from the Department of the Army stating that the closure would be effective at the end of the 2014-15 academic year. The Southern Miss ROTC program, which dates back to 1951, is one of 13 nationwide targeted for closure and the only one among six such programs in Mississippi.

Mississippi Speaker of the House Philip Gunn spent a good portion of Thursday, Oct. 3 touring facilities and departments at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg and Gulf Park campuses.

On Saturday, Oct. 12, a Leadership Pinebelt group will host the inaugural Sounds to Symbols 5K/10K/1 Mile Fun Run to benefit the DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi.

The DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi invites you to travel back in time to the DuBard School Speakeasy – an evening affair reminiscent of the 1920s era.

Mississippi Treasurer Lynn Fitch visited the DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi on Wednesday, Sept. 24th to learn more about the organization and meet with staff and students. Pictured here, Treasurer Fitch poses for a photo with a class in front of a story they wrote about her visit.

(Photo by Catherine Lott)

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Lake Thoreau Environmental Center will sponsor a Rattler Rambler Trail 5K Run/Hike on Saturday, Oct. 12 on the grounds of Lake Thoreau.

The Children’s Center for Communication and Development will host the second workshop in its professional development series, “Exceptional Learners, Exceptional Instruction” on Friday, Oct. 4 at The University of Southern Mississippi.

When it comes to exclusive, expansive, exciting post-graduate programs offered at The University of Southern Mississippi, few provide more unique opportunities than the Hydrographic Science program within the Department of Marine Science.

The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies (IDS) will hold a free fair housing workshop on Thursday, Sept. 26, at 4 p.m. at the Vicksburg Public Library at 700 Veto St., in Vicksburg, Miss.

A gift commitment of $250,000 will push The University of Southern Mississippi Foundation’s College of Nursing Building Campaign closer to its $8 million goal and honor Dr. Gerry Cadenhead Fletcher, former dean of the College of Nursing and dedicated supporter of Southern Miss athletics, who passed away on July 22.

 

The contribution, which was made by Southern Miss alumnus Chuck Scianna will provide naming rights for the Dr. Gerry Cadenhead Fletcher Dean’s Suite in Asbury Hall, the name for the proposed College of Nursing facility. Located on the third floor, this 4,224-square-foot space will feature the dean’s office, associate dean’s office, two staff offices, a reception area and a workroom.

Dr. Bill Smith, a veteran member of the College of Business faculty at The University of Southern Mississippi, was recently appointed chairman of the college’s Department of Economic Development and Tourism. The appointment was announced by Dr. Faye Gilbert, dean of the college.