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A last-minute decision to enter the Miss Collegiate America Pageant nearly resulted in a crowning for former University of Southern Mississippi student Christine Kozlowski, who captured the first runner-up spot in the annual competition held March 7-10 in San Antonio, Texas.

WUSM Roots Radio 88.5, Keg and Barrel and JHM Graphics, will kick off the WUSM Spring Slumgullion Saturday, March 31, at HUBFEST in Downtown Hattiesburg, and continue during the entire month of April at The Keg and Barrel on Hardy Street.

Dr. Maureen Martin, director of The University of Southern Mississippi’s DuBard School for Language Disorders, has been elected president-elect of the Mississippi Speech-Language-Hearing Association (MSHA) for 2012. She will serve as president of MSHA in 2013.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Frances Karnes Center for Gifted Studies has three programs scheduled for this summer, including those in Leadership Studies, Summer Gifted Studies and its Summer Program for Academically Talented Youth.

The University of Southern Mississippi will mark the 102nd anniversary of its legislative founding Friday, March 30 when it holds Founders’ Day ceremonies and events on the Hattiesburg and Gulf Coast campuses and teaching sites. Students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members are invited to attend, with a webcast of events from the Hattiesburg campus available for viewing.

The College of Arts and Letters at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast will host this month’s session of the Spring Poetry Reading Series featuringMary Ann O’Gorman on Wednesday, March 28, at 7 p.m. in Room 204 of the Gulf Park campus library in Long Beach.

Musicians, arts and crafts vendors, food vendors and the Easter Bunny are coming together once again for The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast’s 4th annual Jazz and Blues Festival to be held Saturday, April 7.

Connor Sport Court International, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-performance sports flooring and UPS (NYSE: UPS), an official NCAA corporate partner, today announced that The University of Southern Mississippi will be part of a seven-city tour of the hardwood basketball court that will serve as the centerpiece of the 2012 NCAA Men’s Final Four®.

 

Although Kathryn Stockett’s wildly popular book “The Help” is a work of fiction, the story line and plot characters depict a well-documented era of racial strife in Mississippi history.

The University of Southern Mississippi Debate Society will take its persuasive talents to James Madison University to compete in the Madison Cup debate tournament April 11-13.

The University of Southern Mississippi College of Health will host the second in a series of forums entitled, “The Affordable Care Act: A Compacted Review and the Legalities of Its Survival,” from 6 p.m.-7:45p.m. on Thursday, March 22nd in the Thad Cochran Center, Ballroom I.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s DuBard School for Language Disorders will hold the Missing Links in Academics seminar April 12-13 at the DuBard School for Language Disorders on the Hattiesburg campus.

Students who enjoy science and nature will want to participate in the hands-on experience provided by University of Southern Mississippi summer camps set for this summer.

This news briefs package highlights timely news and events from The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast. For more information on any of the stories below or for assistance in arranging interviews, contact Southern Miss Gulf Coast University Communications at 228.865.4573.

The Student Think Center at The University of Southern Mississippi is hosting a high school collaborative in partnership with the Mississippi Arts Commission on Tuesday, March 20 on the Hattiesburg campus in suite 319 of the International Center.

The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Theatre and Dance will present the annual Spring Dance Concert Series April 12-15 in the Mannoni Performing Arts Center on the Hattiesburg campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi will offer the nationally acclaimed Camp Invention program this summer for children entering grades 1-6.

As a grant awardee of the Mississippi Service Learning Program (MSSLP), a program at The University of Southern Mississippi, students in honors biology classes at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Jefferson Davis campus recently worked with the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies (IMMS) to develop a large timeline mural with narrative displaying the BP Horizon oil spill crisis in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.

For the first time in school history, the Southern Miss Department of Athletics will celebrate all 16 intercollegiate sports during the 2012 Eagle Fest to be held over the weekend of the football Spring Game, April 13-15.

Two special supporters were honored recently for their contributions to renovation of the foods laboratory in the Department of Nutrition and Food Systems at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Southern Miss alumni Dale and Janet Shearer were saluted during a reception last month to unveil the new 1,384-square foot lab located on the first floor of Fritzsche-Gibbs Hall. The lab, which serves as a teaching classroom, provides a functional space for hands-on training of more than 100 students each year. 

The City of Long Beach, with the help of students and faculty in The University of Southern Mississippi School of Social Work, proclaimed the month of March as Professional Social Work Month during the city’s regular meeting on March 6. Long Beach Mayor Billy Skellie read aloud the proclamation, “Social Work Matters,” to the Board of Aldermen, university representatives, social work professionals and meeting attendees. Mayor Skellie then presented the proclamation to Dr. Tom Osowski, assistant professor in the School of Social Work.

Rainel Joubert, a violin student at The University of Southern Mississippi took fourth place honors at the prestigious Sphinx Competition held last month in Detroit, Mich.

 

The DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi hosted a 50th Anniversary Gala on March 1, at the Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg. More than 150 people attended the dinner and program.

The school, founded in 1962 by the late Dr. Etoile DuBard, serves children with severe communication disorders. The school also kicked-off a $2-million fundraising campaign at the gala.

LONG BEACH, Miss. – Dr. Michael Mong, assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, was named the winner of the Psi Chi fundraiser, “Dress Like Freud for a Day.”