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Limited space is available for 6-8th graders for the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris 2015 Summer Science Camp at The University of Southern Mississippi. The camp allows 48 students to attend a two-week long academic, residential summer science camp free of charge.

The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning voted recently to extend the contract of University of Southern Mississippi President Dr. Rodney D. Bennett following a careful review of the university under his leadership.

 

“Dr. Bennett’s leadership has been a tremendous advantage for Southern Miss,” said Trustee Aubrey Patterson, President of the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning. “From leading the recovery effort after the tornado to numerous other building and beautification projects on both the Hattiesburg and Gulf Park Campuses, he has provided students with an excellent environment in which to live and learn. His focus on the students is evident in the progress made during his tenure.”

William Faulkner said, “To understand the world, first you must understand a place like Mississippi.” Taking a cue from one of the Magnolia State’s favorite sons, an English professor at The University of Southern Mississippi took students from her graduate seminar class on a literary field trip last fall.

University Libraries at The University of Southern Mississippi will host Institutional Repository (IR) Day on April 17 in Cook Library Room 123. IR Day will feature presentations, discussions and workshops on the value and importance of institutional repositories for promoting the scholarship and research of their university.

As a commitment to provide services to benefit students, faculty and staff at The University of Southern Mississippi, three buildings have been renovated on the university’s Gulf Park campus—a Fitness Center, Health Center and a new facility to house the School of Social Work. The university celebrated the completion of these building projects with a ribbon cutting ceremony held Tuesday, March 17.

 

The completed building projects are located on Beach Park Place on the east side of the Gulf Park campus.

The Southern Miss Food Research Group, a collaboration of various departments at The University of Southern Mississippi that study food, will continue to host “The Culinary Communities of Mississippi: Farm, Table and Campus,” a lecture series that will explore how we cook, eat and grow food in Mississippi starting March 19.

 

More than eight million students participate in interscholastic athletics sports and after-school programs each year, along with 336 million spectators attending these events. When a school-based emergency or incident occurs, oftentimes it is the school personnel who are first to arrive on the scene.

The University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra closes its 95th season on Saturday, April 25 with a special performance by world-renowned dramatic soprano and Metropolitan opera star, Deborah Voigt.

For the past 25 years, Dr. Virginia Crawford has held fast to the dream of a new health clinic at The University of Southern Mississippi. Now that her fondest wish has become a glorious reality, Crawford concedes that the Moffitt Health Center surpasses all of her expectations.

 

“This facility is better than I could have ever expected,” said Crawford, director of Student Health Services. “It is here to enhance the wellness culture for our campuses. I can’t wait for students, faculty, and staff to utilize it.”

Students from Mississippi Public Universities had the opportunity to showcase their ideas, creativity and ingenuity as they competed in the inaugural Blueprint Mississippi Social Business Challenge, which was held today at the State Capitol in Jackson. The teams presented solutions to some of Mississippi’s most pressing problems and outlined ideas to help reach the goals established by Blueprint Mississippi.

 

Mississippi Valley State University received the first place award, with the University of Mississippi receiving the second place award and The University of Southern Mississippi receiving the third place award.

Hundreds of students, faculty and staff at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg and Gulf Park campuses will be conducting volunteer work as part of the 6th Annual Big Event community service project on Saturday, March 21.

The University of Southern Mississippi is one of only 20 institutions in the country to be hosting an ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp during the summer of 2015.

Do you currently rent an apartment or house, or are you interested in renting or possibly owning a home? Do you want to learn the best ways to locate a rental house or apartment or the costs of being a renter? Do you want to know your rights and responsibilities as a tenant and the benefits of renting versus owning?

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop Wednesday, Mar. 18, for anyone in Forrest and surrounding counties interested in buying a home.

The University of Southern Mississippi will welcome Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann on Monday March 16, when he will present, “Regulating Charitable Organizations and Nonprofits in Mississippi.” The discussion, free and open to the public, will begin at 7 p.m. in the Liberal Arts Building, No. 108.

The Student Printz, the student run newspaper at The University of Southern Mississippi, took home a number of Best of the South awards at the Southeast Journalism Conference (SEJC) 2015.

A generous stock gift with proceeds nearing $100,000 from Joe and Kathy Sanderson to The University of Southern Mississippi Foundation will help the DuBard School for Language Disorders continue its renowned legacy of providing assistance for children with speech and hearing disabilities.

Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree, right, presented Dr. Tim Rehner, director of the School of Social Work at The University of Southern Mississippi, with a proclamation recognizing March 2015 as National Social Work Month on March 4. DuPree read the proclamation, “Social Work Paves the Way for Change,” to social work faculty. He urged the community to join with the National Association of Social Workers in celebration and support of the social work profession.

Hundreds of high school and transfer students from across the Mississippi Gulf Coast spent most of Wednesday, March 4, exploring different career opportunities at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Showcase event held on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop Friday, March 13, for any residents in Hinds and surrounding counties interested in buying a home.

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop Saturday, March 7, for anyone in Pike and surrounding counties interested in buying a home.

More than 91 companies were represented during The University of Southern Mississippi’s 2015 Spring Career Fair held Tuesday, Feb. 24 in the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg campus.

How can students use prefixes and suffixes to learn vocabulary and increase comprehension? How can we teach them to analyze text to increase reading comprehension?

 

Answers to these questions and more will be provided at Missing Links in Academics, a two-day seminar offered March 24-25 from 8:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m. at the DuBard School for Language Disorders on the Hattiesburg campus of The University of Southern Mississippi.

After introducing a fitness center and offering healthier food options at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus, the university’s campus in Long Beach has now been recognized as a Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association. This designation was awarded to the Southern Miss Gulf Park campus for providing opportunities for employees to live a healthier lifestyle.