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Dayton Scoggins, left, a chainsaw artist from Columbia, Miss. and his son Kenneth pose with a live oak the two carved into a golden eagle Nov. 17 on The University of Southern Mississippi's Hattiesburg campus. The tree, located next to Walker Science Building and across from the R.C. Cook University Union, was to be cut down because of disease but now has new purpose in the form of the university's mascot.  (Photo by Tara McCrink-Burcham)

The Office of Community Service Learning (OCSL) at The University of Southern Mississippi joined forces with several other campus entities on Nov. 15 for the 2nd Annual Food Packaging event as part of Stop Hunger Now.

The College of Arts and Letters at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus will partner with the Mississippi Center for Justice to co-sponsor the 2012 Social Change Film Festival and Institute Monday, Dec. 3.

 “Sports Nutrition: Playing a Winning Game” served as the topic of the 3rd Annual Department of Nutrition and Food Systems Seminar held earlier this month at The University of Southern Mississippi. 

More than 80 students, faculty and community members attended the annual seminar which featured elements of nutrition as it relates to various professions and current topics. This year’s seminar featured three sports dietitians -- Jamie Mascari, Rebecca Turner and Tavis Piattoly.

Rick Cleveland, an award-winning Mississippi sportswriter and University of Southern Mississippi alumnus, will serve as the fall 2012 commencement speaker at his alma mater during two ceremonies Dec. 14 on the Hattiesburg campus.

The Katrina Research Center at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, along with the Mississippi Humanities Council and Mississippi Gulf Coast artist Lori K. Gordon, announce the exhibition of The Labat Project at the New Orleans African American Museum Nov. 27 – Dec. 28. An opening reception is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 15 from 3-5 p.m.

The University of Southern Mississippi Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Catherine Rand, presents its second concert of the Fall 2012 semester on Tuesday, Nov. in Bennett Auditorium. The concert, set for 7:30 p.m., will feature two guest conductors and also a premier work for the wind ensemble.

Nothing conveys the holiday spirit more than the festive “Lighting the Way for the Holidays” and “Songfest” events held annually at The University of Southern Mississippi. The public is invited to attend this year’s free festivities, set for Thursday, Nov. 29 at the Hattiesburg campus.

 

Activities for the 6th Annual “Lighting the Way” program begin at 5 p.m. with performances set to commence at 5:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Student Government Association (SGA) at Southern Miss. The 61st Annual Chi Omega Songfest will be held at 6:30 p.m. in Reed Green Coliseum.

University of West Florida President Judy Bense announced Friday the appointment of Dr. Martha Saunders as Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs. Saunders will officially begin on Jan. 2, 2013.

Citing demonstrated leadership, exceptional vision and a bias for action, the Board of Trustees voted unanimously to extend the contract of the Commissioner of Higher Education for four more years.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Technology Learning Center (TLC) Golden Eagles wheelchair basketball team has captured its first tournament of the 2012-13 season.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Civic Chorale will perform its annual tradition of rousing audiences with two holiday concerts on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The chorale will feature “Magnificat” and the “Song of Mary,” along with traditional holiday favorites.

Students, faculty, staff and area residents are reminded that The University of Southern Mississippi will hold 2012 Fall Commencement ceremonies on Friday, Dec. 14 at Reed Green Coliseum on the Hattiesburg campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi, along with VISITHATTIESBURG™ and the Hattiesburg Convention and Tourism Commission, will host the 2012 Leadership Mississippi class for its final excursion on Nov. 15-16.

The Student Government Association at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast is sponsoring “College Night at the Hard Rock Cafe” in Biloxi Saturday, Nov. 17 from 6 –11 p.m.

Dr. Thomas Payne, associate professor in the School of Criminal Justice at The University of Southern Mississippi, has consulted with the Houston (Texas) Police Department on groundbreaking research into the best methods for conducting eyewitness lineups.

The film program at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast presents "Smokin' Fish," with director and producer Luke Griswold-Tergis as part of the South Arts Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. The screening will be held at Fleming Education Center Auditorium, Gulf Park campus in Long Beach on Friday, Nov. 16 at 6:45 p.m.

The College of Arts and Letters at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast will host The Eagle’s Nest Reading Series Thursday, Nov. 29 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in room 204 of the Gulf Park campus library.

The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies (IDS) will hold a fair housing workshop on Thursday, Nov. 29, at 1 p.m. at the South Delta Regional Housing Authority at 202 Weston Ave. in Leland, Miss.

The Mississippi Polymer Institute at The University of Southern Mississippi became the ideal conduit connecting a client with a manufacturer that resulted in 18 new jobs and $2.5 million in increased sales.

Renowned environmental scientist Dr. Margaret Lowman will be the featured speaker at The University of Southern Mississippi’s next Honors Forum Series, set for 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 13 at the Thad Cochran Center Ballroom on the Hattiesburg campus.

Local author Terry I. Miles will hold a book signing at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus library from 2-4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7.

Miles, a Southern Miss alumni, has written 12 books in the Cozy Little Murder Mystery series. She will discuss and sign her new book, “It’s Murder… Between the Sheets.”

Copies of Miles’ book will be available for purchase and light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 228.214.3450.

The University of Southern Mississippi has received a favorable ruling from the Mississippi Supreme Court in three cases involving former coaches with the women’s soccer program.

Retired businessman Spencer Adams and budding entrepreneur Jared Loftus were honored as Alumni of the Year by The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business during a luncheon on Friday, Nov. 2 at Southern Oaks in Hattiesburg.

 

Adams, former president and CEO of Pickett & Adams Insurance, received the Boardman Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award. Loftus, president and CEO of online apparel store College District, was presented the Outstanding Young Alumnus of the Year Award.