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The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Special Education offers master’s, specialist, and doctoral degrees with an emphasis in gifted education. Five courses in this area are offered for those interested in beginning an advanced degree program or in earning certification to teach the gifted, including the following:

Internationally known Cuban violinist Ilmar Gavilan will take the stageas part of The University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra’s final concert set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5 in Bennett Auditorium. 

Declaring, “I believe in putting my money where my mouth is,” Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree became an official member of The University of Southern Mississippi Eagle Club on Friday, April 29 during a ceremony at M.M. Roberts Stadium.

With limited resources for advertising and promotion, the United Way of Southeast Mississippi is always looking for creative ways to raise awareness and gift-giving.

 

To assist in that endeavor, students in Dr. Jamye Foster’s creative marketing at The University of Southern Mississippi presented some innovative strategies to United Way representative Ashley Grant as part of a spring semester project.

Perhaps University of Southern Mississippi student Laci Crager summed up the significance of “Passion for Fashion” with one simple assessment: “Where else can you buy a nice shirt for two dollars?”

A memorial service for University of Southern Mississippi students, faculty and staff who passed away during the academic year will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 3 at the university’s R.C. Cook University Union, room B on the Hattiesburg campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Office of Security and Safety has partnered with the U.S. Navy to provide Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) training May 10 – 12 from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Technology Learning Center on the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

R.A.D. training includes lecture, discussion and self defense techniques suitable for women of all ages and abilities. Cpl. Katie Morrison and Lt. Dominic Puzo will lead the training sessions. Each have more than 10 years of experience in law enforcement and self-defense tactics.

Two native Mississippians with an impressive record of public service will serve as commencement speakers for The University of Southern Mississippi’s spring 2011 graduation exercises.

 

Ray Mabus, the current U.S. Secretary of the Navy and a former Mississippi governor, and 10th District Chancery Court Judge Deborah Gambrell will address graduates Friday, May 13 at Reed Green Coliseum on the Hattiesburg campus at the 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. ceremonies, respectively.

An advanced foam padding system for football helmets took home the top prize in the seventh annual Invent Your Future competition held Tuesday, April 26 at The University of Southern Mississippi.

The establishment of a prestigious scholarship endowment coupled with an all-time high in fundraising highlighted the Seventh Annual “Passions of the Palette” event held April 11 at the Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg.

The University of Southern Mississippi Office of Professional Development and Educational Outreach will host a pair of customer service seminars on May 12 at the Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg, Miss.

Each session will be offered for $85 and participants who take both sessions will receive a discounted price of $150.

The sessions are as follows:

World Famous Customer Service (Internal Customers/Employees)

8 a.m.-Noon

University of Southern Mississippi President Martha Saunders spent part of Tuesday morning reading to students at Rowan Elementary School in Hattiesburg as part of School Library Month.

The Live Oak Writing Project at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast has extended the registration deadline for Camp Live Oak to May 15.

The Office of Sustainability and the University Climate Commitment Council at The University of Southern Mississippi are gathering campus opinions about sustainability through the annual issues and behavior survey.

The University of Southern Mississippi Jazz Lab Band One was recently named Outstanding College Jazz Ensemble at the Southeastern Jazz Festival at Alcorn State University. Pianist Tyler Dennis was selected as the outstanding festival soloist.

The University of Southern Mississippi Wind Ensemble will present a free concert at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 28 at the Mannoni Performing Arts Center on the Hattiesburg campus. 

Fifteen-hour days have become the norm for USA Today Assignment Editor Kim Willis, but the 1986 University of Southern Mississippi graduate cannot imagine a different line of work.

The University of Southern Mississippi School of Mass Communication and Journalism is accepting applications for the Southern Mississippi High School Journalism Workshop, which will be held on the Hattiesburg campus June 5-10.

Southern Miss Panhellenic Council Brings Home Award

The College Panhellenic Council at The University of Southern Mississippi brought home the Panhellenic Relations Award during the annual Southeastern Panhellenic Conference held April 2 in Atlanta, Ga.

The DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi is celebrating a group of volunteers whose support and guidance has helped the school grow and prosper over the last 20 years.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the founding of DuBard School’s Advisory Board. The staff at DuBard honored the hard work and commitment of the board during the group’s quarterly meeting on April 18.

Volunteers from the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art in Laurel, Miss., helped children at the DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi with a special spring project on Wednesday, April 20.

Pictured in the photo is DuBard student Morgan Clark, 11, from Petal, Miss.

On Wednesday, April 20 members of Gamma Beta Phi Honors Society donated art supplies to the DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi.

The annual donation allows students to complete many educational projects. In the photo, Kathleen Davis and Lauren LaBeaud present the art supplies.

Members of the Beta Alphi Psi sorority donated 80 Easter baskets filled with treats to students at the Dubard School for Language Disorders on April 20.

Beta Alpha Psi is an honorary organization for Financial Information students and professionals. In the photo, Sara Shorter, left, of Laurel, Miss., and Autumn Brown of Silverhill, Ala., deliver the baskets to the students.

Following a preliminary investigation of a fire that occurred this morning at The University of Southern Mississippi’s M.C. Johnson Natatorium, officials with the University Police Department, the University Safety Department, the Hattiesburg Fire Department and the State Fire Marshal’s Office have determined the event was accidental.