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To know Nicole Marquez is to witness the resolve of the human spirit, acknowledge the power of modern medicine and realize the authenticity of miracles.

 

People just don’t fall six stories from an apartment rooftop and live to discuss the horrific incident. Let alone, return to the dance floor. This amazing University of Southern Mississippi graduate has accomplished both … and then some.

The Southern Entrepreneurship Program (SEP) is set to commence its fifth successive year in Mississippi high schools with a student symposium on Thursday, Sept. 29 at the Ronald E. Whitehead Advanced Technology Center on the campus of Jones County Junior College.

Whether it’s a question about financial aid, directions to an office on campus or assistance with navigating Southern’s Online Accessible Records (SOAR), University of Southern Mississippi students can get the help they need to soar at an Eagle Landing.

A University of Southern Mississippi professor and his students hope their inventory of trees on the Hattiesburg campus will reveal their full environmental and economic value and be a key resource for their management and preservation.

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop on Saturday, October 8 for residents with and without disabilities in Leflore and surrounding counties.

LONG BEACH, Miss. – The Gulf Coast Library at The University of Southern Mississippi will present two free community workshops Sept. 21-22 in the library room 213 on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. These one-hour sessions are part of the library’s “60 Minutes to Success” initiative.

LONG BEACH, Miss. – A standing-room-only crowd filled The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus auditorium as the Southern Miss Gulf Coast Civic Chorale and Long Beach High School Concert Choir sang for the “Tribute to 9/11” performance Sunday, Sept. 11.

Honoring the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, the Southern Miss Gulf Coast Civic Chorale presented the tribute to commemorate the tragic event with music and reflection for those who sacrificed and have been touched forever by the events of that day.

Thanks to the generosity of two Hattiesburg area restaurants, Thursdays have become special days for The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi.

How Smart Are Dogs? That’s the focus of the next fall 2011 Science Café Series presentation at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Cook Library, set for Monday, Sept. 19 at 6 p.m., room 105 A. Admission is free.

From environmental changes to emerging diseases, global health presents a major challenge to the world of public health.

 

This will be the overarching theme of the 11th Annual Public Health Symposium sponsored by the Department of Community Health Sciences and the Southern Mississippi Area Health Education Center (SMAHEC).

The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Theatre and Dance in the College of Arts & Letters is gearing up for a great fall season of performances which will include showstoppers such as “King Lear,” “Fences,”  and “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.”

This news briefs package highlights newsmakers and events from The University of Southern Mississippi College of Education and Psychology, including publication and presentation of research by its faculty, students and alumni.

“Ed Said,” a new Mississippi Public Broadcasting (MPB) puppet created by University of Southern Mississippi School of Mass Communication and Journalism graduate Cathy “CJ” Burks, will visit Oak Grove Primary School Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 7:40 a.m. and 8:20 a.m. 

Two pieces of steel from the World Trade Center twin towers were officially transferred from the City of Hattiesburg to The University of Southern Mississippi during a special ceremony held Sunday, Sept. 11 at Reed Green Coliseum.

Tears flowed down the faces of many who gathered Saturday, Sept. 10 to watch University of Southern Mississippi employee Melissa Carpenter receive the keys to her new Habitat for Humanity Home.

Laurie Benvenutti (’10, ’11), a Bay St. Louis, Miss. native, recently joined  The University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Association’s staff as its new manager for constituent relations.

 

Former WorldCom executive-turned-whistleblower Cynthia Cooper challenged University of Southern Mississippi business students to “find their true north” during a campus lecture on Thursday, Sept. 8.

Despite a challenging economic climate that forecast the possibility of deep cuts to the 2011-2012 fiscal budget, The University of Southern Mississippi has not just survived but thrived in the face of adversity.

 

That was the message Southern Miss President Martha Saunders delivered to faculty, staff and students Thursday, Sept. 8 at Bennett Auditorium for the fall 2011 convocation, in which she also pointed to a number of achievements the university had tallied in the past year.
 

The University of Southern Mississippi Department of History announces its McCarthy Lecture Series and War & Society Roundtable schedules for fall 2011.

Medical Homes are an important health care resource for Mississippi families. That is the message two Institute for Disability Studies projects are promoting through medical home awareness events scheduled for September.

With some valuable assistance from Lights Jewelers Gemologist of Hattiesburg, The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi is putting the “gold” in “black and gold.”

Recreational Sports Plans Fall Health Series

Motivating Mississippi along with WebMD and Recreational Sports are hosting a Fall Health Series. Attend three of four sessions and have your name placed in a drawing for healthy prizes.

Physical Activity; Tuesday, Sept. 20: Exercise can be fun! It doesn’t matter how you move as long as you do. Come join us for some physical activity and line dancing. Everybody loves the “Electric Slide,” and you will love the way you feel after you complete this session!

Dr. Sabine Heinhorst, a faculty member at The University of Southern Mississippi since 1987, has been named chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. 

 

Heinhorst came to Southern Miss as a research associate professor and was promoted to associate professor in 1998. In 2005, she was named the Thomas Waring Bennett Distinguished Professor in the Sciences.

LONG BEACH, Miss. – The traveling exhibit, “Picking Up the Pieces: Preserving Coast Heritage,” is on display for the month of September at The University of Southern Mississippi Katrina Research Center, located on the third floor of the library on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.