September 22, 2014  

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The University of Southern Mississippi now finds itself in the company of Harvard, Princeton, Yale and Columbia as most popular schools in the United States as presented by U.S. News and World Report.

An historian whose compelling book on how the cotton industry shaped America’s economy and culture will be the guest presenter at the next University of Southern MississippiUniversity Forum Tuesday, March 1 at 6:30 p.m. in Stout Hall B.  Admission is free.

There’s a lot more to be learned than what is found in textbooks, as students from The University of Southern Mississippi discovered when taking part in Export University, which was held Feb. 23-24 on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach, Miss.

Summer means hot temperatures, snow cones and the annual high school Drivers Education classes offered by the School of Human Performance and Recreationat The University of Southern Mississippi.

Drivers Education classes are offered from June 4 - 24, 2011 with sessions available in either the morning or afternoon. In order to take part, students must be at least 14 years old and entering the 9th grade in the fall to attend classes.

Three Paralegal Studies students from The University of Southern Mississippiwere recently honored by the Mississippi Paralegal Association (MPA) for sweeping all three places in the 2010 Student Essay Contest.

Budding inventors can test their creations as part of the Seventh Annual “Invent Your Future” competition set for April 26 at The Accelerator, The University of Southern Mississippi’s new business incubator.

With walking shoes tied and water in hand, University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast employees and students took to the streets of the Gulf Park campus for a one-mile walk to kick off WOW! (Working on Wellness), a program focused on developing healthier lifestyles at the university.

The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence, so the saying goes.

 

A “greener” home may also be on the other side of that fence, thanks to three University of Southern Mississippi alumni who are changing the way people think about “green” homes by producing an aesthetically pleasing product that includes smart energy use infrastructure in its construction.

A variety of factors could have lead to the death of dolphin calves that recently washed up on the Mississippi shore, says a University of Southern Mississippi professor who conducts research on dolphins.

Doing business in the 21st century means even the smallest companies can, and often do, sell services and goods to a global market and need to be savvy to the intricate rules and regulations of exporting products.

University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast students and alumni will have the opportunity to meet with prospective employers at Career Night Thursday, March 3 from 4 – 6 p.m. in the Fleming Education Center rotunda at the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

Francesca Linthicum, graphic designer and communication specialist for The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, was the recipient of two silver ADDY awards at the Mississippi Gulf Coast American Advertising Federation awards show Feb. 19 at the Beau Rivage in Biloxi.

Linthicum received an award in the mixed media for local consumer category for her entry, “Welcome Week.” Her second award was for the entry, “Heart Walk Tee” in the public service for direct marketing category.

The Hattiesburg Police Department has identified the victim of a Sunday night homicide as University of Southern Mississippi student Brittany Morgan of Waynesboro, Miss. Student Counseling Services (SCS) at Southern Miss is offering support for those impacted by Morgan’s death

Affordable health care and acceptable reform alternatives will be the focus of a public health forum set for 5:30-7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 24 at the Thad Cochran Center on the campus of The University of Southern Mississippi.

University of Southern Mississippi student Amolie LeAnn Egloff of Diamondhead, Miss., a junior majoring in history and with a minor in political science, has accepted a summer internship with U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker(R-Miss.) in Washington, D.C.

The University of Southern Mississippi has a new Android app available which allows the Southern Miss community to stay connected to campus at anytime and from anyplace.

In helping make The University of Southern Mississippi a welcoming environment for persons with disabilities, the Southern Miss Office of Disability Accommodations (ODA) reminds students, faculty, staff and visitors to avoid blocking the use of campus features that create access for persons with disability.

Chuck Kroen assists 10-year-old Will Bustin, of Hattiesburg, with a reading assignment at the DuBard School for Language Disorders on The University of Southern Mississippi campus. Kroen, 89, volunteers once a week to provide reading assistance to the DuBard students. The Petal resident and World War II veteran has been volunteering at the school for the past five years. (Submitted photo)

An old saying goes that history is told by the victors.

 

With that in mind, The University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for the Study of War and Society will focus on the topic of defeat for the 6th Annual Richard McCarthy Lecture Series.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s next Science Café @ Cook Library for the spring series will be Monday, Feb. 21 from 6-7:30 p.m. The topic will be obesity and the latest in weight research, with a presentation by Dr. Kathy Yadrick, professor and chair of the university’s Department of Nutrition and Food Systems.

As the revolution in Egypt continues to unfold, a diverse group of faculty and students from The University of Southern Mississippi will host a public forum addressing the situation Mon., February 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the Liberal Arts Building room 108.

Two University of Southern Mississippi theatre students are heading to Washington, D.C. in April as national finalists for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF).

A story about three friends struggling to deal with the controversial issues of homosexuality and AIDS will open The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Theatre and Dance’s Studio Series Tuesday, Feb. 22 in the Gilbert F. Hartwig Theatre.