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The College of Health at The University of Southern Mississippi has partnered with Hattiesburg Clinic to present the 2013 Spring Forum Series titled: “Mississippi’s Health, Mississippi’s Future.”

The University of Southern Mississippi Office of Professional Development will be offering the ProfessionalCertification in Human Resource Management Prep Course from 5:30-9 p.m. on each Tuesday between March 19 and May 21. 

The University of Southern Mississippi School of Music has announced that the upcoming production of “Sweeney Todd” will take place at the historic Saenger Theatre in downtown Hattiesburg.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi Office of Professional Development and Educational Outreach will offer a Mississippi Real Estate Pre-Licensing course on Mondays and Tuesdays March 4 - April 23 from 6-10 p.m. at the Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach, Miss.

InnovateMEP Mississippi has announced that during the third quarter of 2012, The Mississippi Polymer Institute at The University of Southern Mississippi provided outstanding technical assistance to four Mississippi-based manufacturing companies yielding $3 million in direct financial impact and resulting in the creation of 11 new jobs in the state.

This work was reflected by independent auditors during the national survey of manufacturers by NIST MEP.

Economic trends and forecasts will be the focus of a special symposium presented by the College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi on Thursday, Feb. 28 at the Trent Lott Center on the Hattiesburg campus.

The tornado that tore through the Hattiesburg area and The University of Southern Mississippi campus on Feb. 10 did more than damage buildings. The F-4 twister also drastically altered the University’s landscape.

 

Approximately 75 trees that created a picturesque “front porch” of the campus were lost in the storm that cut a destructive path through Marion, Lamar, Forrest, Perry and Wayne counties. Among the casualties were three of the four majestic legacy oak trees that once adorned the Southern Miss vista.

United States Congressman Steven Palazzo spent part of Wednesday, Feb. 20 touring damage caused by an F-4 tornado that struck The University of Southern Mississippi campus on Sunday, Feb. 10.

THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI
Office of University Communications
MEDIA ADVISORY
2/18/2013

                         Mississippi Academy of Sciences Meeting Set at Southern Miss

TO: News editors, directors

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.

Children and visitors of the INFINITY Science Center in Hancock County will benefit greatly from a new agreement between the science center and The University of Southern Mississippi.

 

On Friday, Feb. 15, a memorandum of understanding was signed by Dr. Gordon Cannon, vice provost for research at Southern Miss, and George Schloegel, chairman of INFINITY, partnering both institutions to allow for greater educational opportunities.

The Center for Community and Civic Engagement at The University of Southern has joined several area agencies in providing a centralized location for those wishing to assist in relief efforts associated with the devastating tornado that struck Hattiesburg on Sunday, Feb. 10.

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.

The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies, in collaboration with the Mississippi Housing Partnership, will hold a homeownership application fair on Monday, Feb. 25 from 3 to 6 p.m. in the community meeting room of the Jackson Medical Mall at 350 West Woodrow Wilson in Jackson, Miss.

Mississippi’s First Lady Deborah Bryant spent a portion of Thursday morning touring areas of The University of Southern Mississippi campus damaged by last Sunday’s tornado.

When her school needed her, University of Southern Mississippi student Denise Bryant of Oak Grove answered the call.

 

Bryant joined nearly 1,000 fellow students, faculty, staff, alumni and community volunteers in a student-led cleanup effort Wednesday morning as part of the university’s recovery from an F-4 tornado that hit the Hattiesburg campus Sunday, Feb. 10.

 

She even bought a new rake to help with clearing debris. “It means a lot to me to be able to help, because I felt so helpless after the storm,” said Bryant, a senior nursing major. “It’s the least I could do.”

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.

Gov. Phil Bryant stood on the campus of his alma mater, The University of Southern Mississippi, Monday morning and declared that the state would respond to devastation wrought by Sunday’s tornado in typical fashion – with resiliency.

 

“Unfortunately we have more experience and are better qualified than anyone in the nation to deal with weather-related emergencies,” said Bryant before a media throng at the Thad Cochran Center. “I always enjoy being on the Southern Miss campus, and it’s difficult to see the damage that is here. But these men and women know how to handle this and know exactly what to do.”

Dr. Rodney Bennett, who on Thursday became the next president of The University of Southern Mississippi, said one of his primary duties as the school’s leader will be helping its students succeed in meeting their academic goals through “pathways for completion.”

 

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.

Former University of Southern Mississippi football coach P.W. Underwood passed away early Monday (Feb. 4) morning at the age of 81.

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.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi will celebrate Homecoming 2013 on Oct. 26 when the football Golden Eagles take on Conference USA newcomer North Texas at M.M. Roberts Stadium.

The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning announced on Friday, Feb. 1 the selection of Dr.
Rodney D. Bennett as the preferred candidate for the  presidency of The University of Southern Mississippi.

 

Bennett has a wealth of experience in higher education and currently serves as the Vice President for Student Affairs for the University of Georgia in Athens.