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Student Government Association (SGA) President Kasey Mitchell will soon be able to add the title “world traveler” to her list of accomplishments during her tenure at The University of Southern Mississippi.

 

Mitchell, a senior from Picayune, Miss., is one of only 45 SGA presidents from across the United States selected to travel to Russia in March as part of the Open World Leadership Center’s Kremlin Fellows program.

The Katrina Research Center at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast welcomes artist Lori K. Gordon’s new series, “Six Degrees: West to East” for public exhibition through April 20.

The phrase “condom fashion show” should easily suffice in grabbing people’s attention.

 

Student Health Services at The University of Southern Mississippi hopes the unconventional “contest” will do much more than that by helping raise awareness about the dangers of unprotected sex.

One of Russia’s leading chamber orchestras will perform on stage in Hattiesburg, Miss., on Tuesday, Feb. 15, as part of The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Music’s Connoisseurs Series.

The “Greatest Show on Dirt,” otherwise known as the Southern Miss Coca-Cola Classic Rodeo hosted by The Department of Recreational Sports, is coming to Hattiesburg Feb. 18 and 19, 2011.

 

Raymond Whitehead, M.D., orthopedic surgeon with Hattiesburg Clinic Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, will serve as Grand Marshal of this year’s event.

A different type of hurricane warning was in effect when a team of Poplarville High School students blew away its competition in the annual Hurricane Bowl contest at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) in Ocean Springs, Miss.

The Mississippi Housing Corporation recently received the inaugural Housing Initiative Partner of the Year award presented by The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies (IDS).

Students for Human Rights, (SHR) a student-led organization at The University of Southern Mississippi, is joining forces with the American Red Cross to sponsor the Red Cross Humanitarian Dinner on Thursday, Feb. 10 at the Trent Lott Center.

NaviGate™ by Lauren Innovations, a Web-based critical information system for safety and security purposes has become a founding partner of The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi.

A professional cartoonist who has put her talent to work for Disney TV and the Cartoon Network will be the featured presenter at the next University of Southern Mississippi University Forum.

The School of Music and University Bands at The University of Southern Mississippi will present the third annual PRISM concert on Feb. 10 at the Thad Cochran Center Ballroom.

 

The concert will feature many of the performing ensembles in the School of Music including The Pride of Mississippi Marching Band, Studio Ensembles, Steel Pan Ensemble and the Southern Miss Jazz Sextet.

Due to a forecast of inclement winter weather, night classes are cancelled today, Thursday, Feb. 3, at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus. Students in classes that begin in the afternoon, but extend beyond 5 p.m., should consult with their instructor. Night classes will be held as scheduled at all Southern Miss Gulf Coast locations.

 

Classes will be held as scheduled Friday at all Southern Miss locations.

 

Southern Miss students, faculty and staff are urged to use caution when traveling because of potentially hazardous conditions brought on by this weather system. Check local television, radio and Internet weather news for updates.

The University of Southern Mississippi is marking the 25th anniversary of Black History Month by recognizing the achievements of African Americans and their contributions to the American experience with a series of educational, service and recreational activities and programs.

The Southern Chorale, renowned as the premiere chorale ensemble at The University of Southern Mississippi, will perform a free concert at the St. Louis Cathedral at New Orleans’ Jackson Square on Friday, Feb. 11.

The Forrest County Emergency Management Agency is advising local residents to be prepared for the potential impact of a severe weather system predicted to move through the Pine Belt and other parts of the state this afternoon. The Southern Miss Police Department urges students, faculty and staff to use caution today in making decisions about travel to and from the Hattiesburg campus.

 

Conditions associated with this weather system could include strong thunderstorms, heavy rains and high winds. Monitor local news via television, radio and internet for updates.

Vendors who want to be part of the Southern Miss Jazz and Blues Festival now have until Feb. 15 to take advantage of the reduced registration rate of $25. After Feb. 15, the rate increases to $40 for the 10’ x 10’ space. The free event will be held Saturday, April 23 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.  

More than 100 high school students from across the state participated in the second annual Polymer Science High School Day Jan. 28 at The University of Southern Mississippi, hosted by its School of Polymers and High Performance Materials.

As part of a community service project, representatives from the Hattiesburg Noonday Optimist Club delivered a basket of books to the Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi on Monday, Jan. 31.

Jennifer Ducksworth, president of the local Optimist Club, noted that the contribution followed the organization’s theme for 2011: “Bringing out the best in kids.”

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop on Saturday, Feb. 12 for residents with and without disabilities in Hinds and surrounding counties.

Gwendolyn Elaine Armstrong Chamberlain and Raylawni Branch, the first African American students at The University of Southern Mississippi, reflected on their experiences and impact on the history of the university and civil rights movement last Thursday at University Forum.

What better place to observe, assess and brainstorm sports security preparedness than during the country’s grandest sporting event – the Super Bowl?

 

That’s exactly where Steve Miller and Hobbie Regan, both staffers at The National Center for Spectators Sports Safety and Security, (NCS4) will be when the Green Bay Packers take on the Pittsburgh Steelers on Feb. 6 in Arlington, Texas.

Dr. Mike Forster, dean of the College of Health at The University of Southern Mississippi, characterizes the expanding population of aging Americans as “a tsunami we had better get ready to face.”

With a gift of $10,000 to The University of Southern Mississippi Foundation, alumnus E.G. Warren has established the E.G. and Darlene Warren Scholarship Endowment.

Gulf Coast residents can experience a combination of film screenings, music and dance concerts as part of the Spring 2011 Gulf Coast Arts Series hosted by the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus.