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Book signings typically take place in bookstores.

 

But Hot Coffee native Dwight Owens wanted to share his life story with those who helped give the tale a happy ending.

In celebration of its 90th anniversary, Mississippi Export Railroad Company established the Mississippi Export Railroad Gulf Coast Scholarship Endowment with a gift of $50,000 to The University of Southern Mississippi Foundation.

The School of Human Performance and Recreation (HPR) at The University of Southern Mississippi will host the Mississippi Strength and Conditioning Clinic on Saturday, June 9 at the HPR Building on the Hattiesburg campus.

LONG BEACH, Miss. – Industry professionals working in logistics, trade and transportation are invited to attend the Industry Advisory Council (IAC) Summit Thursday, May 17, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on the third floor of The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Library on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. The IAC Summit is presented by the university’s Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation.

Dr. Bridget Hayden, associate professor of Anthropology, and Dr. Michael Wittmann, associate professor of Marketing, have been selected to become the 2012 Trent Lott National Center Fellows at The University of Southern Mississippi.

The Bay St. Louis chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) will present a check for $2,500 to The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) on Saturday, May 5 at the Garfield Ladner Memorial Pier in Waveland.

Four outreach/awareness sessions on employment for youth and young adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities will be held on the Mississippi Gulf Coast on May 7-8. All sessions will be held at the Technology Learning Center on The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus at 730 East Beach Boulevard in Long Beach.

Returning to familiar territory, Dr. Aubrey K. Lucas has been selected to serve as the interim president for the University of Southern Mississippi, the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning announced on Tuesday, May 1.

Eagle Dining at The University of Southern Mississippi is proud to launch its Give Back Night Program, a fundraising opportunity for local community and campus non-profit organizations.

The University of Southern Mississippi will host its inaugural farmers’ market from 3-6 p.m. on Monday, May 7 on the lawn of the Baptist Student Union. Plans call for the farmers’ market to be held every Monday through the end of October.

The DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi will hold the DuBard Association Method® Basic Course June 4-8 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the DuBard School on the Hattiesburg campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies (IDS) will hold a workshop on fair housing at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8, at the Mississippi State Extension Building at 982 Second South Street in Woodville, Miss.

The workshop will focus on fair housing, housing discrimination, the housing rights of individuals, how to file a housing complaint and other fair housing information. Refreshments will be provided.

The University of Southern Mississippi School of Human Performance and Recreation will offer its annual summer Learn to Drive Program June 4-22 on the Hattiesburg campus. Students can choose between morning and afternoon sessions, 8-11 a.m. and  noon-3 p.m.

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop Tuesday, May 1, for residents with and without disabilities in Grenada and surrounding counties. 

The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the USDA Rural Development office at 2330 A Sunset Drive in Grenada.

An ongoing commitment to sustainability has landed The University of Southern Mississippi among the nation’s most environmentally responsible “green colleges” as designated by The Princeton Review.

If you have a child, or know of one, who is struggling with reading, writing or spelling, then The DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi has a special summer program that can help.

The DuBard School is currently accepting applications for it unique Language Enhancement and Achievement Program (LEAP) which will be held June 4-July 12 on the Hattiesburg campus.

The out-client program is designed specifically for children who:

Elected officials from practically every corner of Mississippi were on hand for the “Basic Community Economic Development” course held April 24 at the Trent Lott National Center for Excellence in Economic Development and Entrepreneurship.

Hattiesburg will come alive when the popular Festival South returns for its third season June 9 - 23 with the sounds of music all day, every day in Mississippi’s only multi-genre arts festival.

Representatives from the Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada (Butler Snow) Foundation presented a check for $25,751 to The University of Southern Mississippi Children’s Center for Communication and Development on Monday, April 23 to be used for its project focusing on Early Intervention, Literacy and School Readiness for Young Children with Significant Disabilities.

Two years after the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, The University of Southern Mississippi Center for Oral History continues its work capturing the stories of those whose livelihood depends on the Gulf Coast’s seafood industry, which was threatened by the ecological disaster.

 

With the support of a grant from the National Marine Fisheries Service, the Center has talked with crabbers, shrimpers and oyster harvesters across the Gulf of Mexico about the challenges the disaster has presented to their way of life and the foodways of the region.

Employment has been a problem for many Mississippians in recent years, but the employment outlook for Mississippi’s youth and young adults with disabilities, particularly individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities, is especially bleak.

The Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) approved a proposal to restore the School of Nursing at The University of Southern Mississippi to college status during its monthly meeting today in Jackson.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast is well on its way with two historic restoration projects, two renovations and one new construction project on the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

 

Over six years after Hurricane Katrina heavily damaged the university’s beachfront campus, work is underway to restore buildings that once housed offices, classrooms and various departments

A $100,000 commitment to The University of Southern Mississippi Foundation from Hattiesburg Clinic will help fund the DuBard School for Language Disorders’ 50th Anniversary Campaign and the School of Nursing Building Campaign at Southern Miss.