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LONG BEACH, Miss. – The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach was buzzing with activity as new and returning students walked around campus on the first day of fall semester classes August 24. Late registration continues through September 2.

 (Southern Miss University Communications photo by Charmaine Schmermund)

A bright blue sky and sweltering summer temperatures greeted thousands of students scurrying to class on Wednesday, Aug. 24 -- the first day of the 2011 Fall Semester at The University of Southern Mississippi.

LONG BEACH, Miss. – University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast student Carlton Anderson of Biloxi, left, receives his free Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 10.1 mobile tablet (UTab)from Dr. Frances Lucas, Southern Miss Gulf Coast vice president and campus executive officer.

As an Honors College student, Anderson was one of nearly 30 students selected to receive the tablet with fellow Honors College classmates, Student Government Association officers, Southern Connection Team, and presidents of each student organization.

Through state-of-the-art technology and smart energy use, The University of Southern Mississippi has cut energy consumption costs on its Hattiesburg campus by nearly $2 million in the past year.

 

The savings are the result of an initiative by the Southern Miss Physical Plant to further maximize energy efficiency and reduce utility expenditures, keeping with one of the university’s four strategic priorities - healthy minds, bodies and campuses, said Physical Plant Director Dr. Chris Crenshaw.

The DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi will host the DuBard Association Method® Basic Course Sept. 20-22 and Oct. 18-20 from 8 a.m.-3:45 p.m. on the Hattiesburg campus.

Emezie Samuel Ezeala-Harrison of Ridgeland, Miss., a sophomore at The University of Southern Mississippi, died today in Covington County, Miss.

The Hattiesburg City Council hopes to spread some Eagle Fever throughout the Pine Belt this football season by proclaiming “Go Gold Fridays” in support of The University of Southern Mississippi football team.

 

The City Council presented a special resolution to Southern Miss Director of Athletics Richard Giannini and Seymour, the university’s mascot, during a meeting on Monday, Aug. 22 at City Hall.

University of Southern Mississippi freshmen and transfer students participated in a popular Hattiesburg campus tradition, Paint the Eagle Walk, on Sunday, Aug. 21 under the east side of M.M. Roberts football stadium.

University of Southern Mississippi President Martha Saunders took part in handing out the Galaxy Tab™ 10.1 mobile tablets (UTab) to students on Monday, Aug. 22 at the Trent Lott Center on the Hattiesburg campus.

International exchange students from around the globe met this morning for orientation at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Baptist Student Union as the fall semester gets underway on the Hattiesburg campus. The international students heard from faculty, staff and fellow students about university life, and received valuable information about registration, class schedules and the many academic, cultural and recreational opportunities available to them. Members of the Hattiesburg community were also on hand to welcome them to their new home away from home.

Incoming freshmen and their families turned Century Park residence complex at The University of Southern Mississippi into a whirlwind of activity as the official move-in process got underway Friday, Aug. 19.

 

A few steps from the front gate, new Golden Eagle James Hayden of Kenner, La., brimmed with anticipation as he and family members waited to begin transporting possessions to one of the dorm rooms. Southern Miss faculty, staff and students aided in the moving process.

Plans are moving into high gear for the arrival of artifacts from the collapsed twin towers of the World Trade Center to Hattiesburg and The University of Southern Mississippi.

Dr. William “Monty” Graham has been named chairman of The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Marine Science (DMS). 

 

Graham, a native of Danville, Kentucky, earned his Ph.D. in biology from the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB), a master of science in marine sciences from the University of California Santa Cruz and a bachelor of science degree in marine biology from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

The University of Southern Mississippi will welcome with open arms freshmen and transfer students for Golden Eagle Welcome Week (GEWW) when they arrive on the Hattiesburg campus Friday to make it their new home.

Are you brave, or perhaps zany, enough to traipse five kilometers around The University of Southern Mississippi campus wearing a red dress?

 

The Office of Student Activities sure hopes so. On Friday, Sept. 23 the university is encouraging men, women and children to participate in the first Red Dress Run, which serves as a fundraiser for the American Heart Association.

Move-in days for students returning to The University of Southern Mississippi for the fall 2011 semester who live in campus housing have been scheduled for Friday, August. 19, and Saturday, August 20. In addition, Painting of the Eagle Walk, one of the main events in the Golden Eagle Welcome Week schedule, will necessitate closure of Eagle Walk (located under the east side of M.M. Robert Stadium).

The Sertoma Club of Hattiesburg presented a check for $19,000 to the DuBard School for Language Disorders on Tuesday, Aug. 16, which represents that civic organization’s largest donation to the school thus far.

LONG BEACH, Miss. – University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast senior Sonyetta Cook shops for textbooks for the 2011-12 fall semester. The Southern Miss Gulf Coast Barnes and Nobles Bookstore has recently moved from the Gulf Coast Student Service Center in Gulfport to the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. The bookstore is now located on Gulf Park Drive north of Hardy Hall.

Store hours are 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Friday. For more information, please call 228.214.3479.

On the sixth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the Gulf Coast Library at The University of Southern Mississippi will host a book talk and signing featuring former CNN correspondent and Bay St. Louis native, Kathleen Koch, Monday, Aug. 29, from 5-6 p.m.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Research Laboratory’s first Science Café,  “Sea Monsters: Myth and Mystery,” will be held Tuesday, August 30, from 6-7:30 p.m. in GCRL’s dining hall, located at 703 East Beach Drive in Ocean Springs.

Small towns throughout modest states like Mississippi often produce big dreamers – like University of Southern Mississippi graduate Megan Keyes.

 

Except in Keyes’ case, the Taylorsville, Miss., native learned that she simply had not been dreaming on a large enough scale. A senior capstone project in Sport Coaching Education opened her eyes to that life-changing reality.

A unique partnership between The University of Southern Mississippi and Mississippi College School of Law (MC Law) will enable undergraduates to obtain their Bachelor of Arts degree from Southern Miss after one year of study in the MC Law program.

Alumni, colleagues and friends of Dr. Tom Fraschillo are invited to The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus April 27-28, 2012 to honor the recently retired School of Music professor, considered among the top music educators and band conductors in the world.

Jedidiah Don Flynt of Picayune, Miss. recently received his second lieutenant commission through The University of Southern Mississippi’s Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) during a ceremony held recently on the Hattiesburg campus.