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Sponsors and exhibitors are lining up to be part of the 2nd Annual National Sports Safety and Security Conference and Exhibition set for Aug. 2-4 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans.

University of Southern Mississippi Distinguished University Professor Dr. Frances Karnes recently donated to the university’s Cook Library 65 of her books reflecting decades of her research and promotion of best practices in the field of gifted education.

For almost a quarter of a century, The University of Southern Mississippi Sea Camp has epitomized “fun learning” while introducing campers to the value of coastal habitats.

University of Southern Mississippi vocal student Elliot Yates hit the highest of notes on Thursday night as the big winner on the popular TV game show "Wheel of Fortune."

Katelyn Shaughnessy, a senior in the School of Nursing at The University of Southern Mississippi, recently received the $1,000 Sadler-Lions Club Scholarship presented by the Biloxi Lions Club.

A professor considered a technology education pioneer and an Honors College student with a 4.0 grade point average are The University of Southern Mississippi’s recipients of this year’s Higher Education Appreciation Day, Working for Academic Excellence (HEADWAE) award.

Dr. Alexander Russakovsky, associate professor of cello at The University of Southern Mississippi, will perform two cornerstone works for unaccompanied cello Sunday, Jan. 23 at 3 p.m. in the Fleming Education Center auditorium on the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

The performance, which is free and open to the public, will feature J. S. Bach’s Suite No. 2 in D Minor and the monumental Sonata Op. 8 by Hungarian composer, Zoltan Kodaly.

The Southern Mississippi Area Health Education Center, along with The University of Southern Mississippi and the Mississippi State Department of Health, will host the 2011 Health Awareness Day. The health and screening fair will take place Thursday, Jan. 20 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Fleming Education Center on the Southern Miss Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop on Saturday, Jan. 22 for residents with and without disabilities in Yazoo and surrounding counties.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast will host spring 2011 orientation for new undergraduate students at 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 12, in the Fleming Education Center at the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. Registration and advisement will be held from 2 – 6 p.m. January 12 in the Fleming Education Center.

 

Spring semester classes begin Tuesday, January 18. The last day to register for full-term spring semester classes is Friday, January 21.

 

For more information, call 228.214.3444; online, visit www.usm.edu/gulfcoast.

Experts in banking, finance and economic development will converge as part of Impact Southern Miss: Turning Knowledge into Innovation set for Jan. 20 at the Trent Lott National Center for Excellence in Economic Development and Entrepreneurship.

Due to a winter weather system that has the potential to cause hazardous conditions in the Pine Belt area overnight, The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus will be closed until noon tomorrow, Monday, Jan. 10.

 

Southern Miss Gulf Coast operations will continue on their regular schedule tomorrow.

Students, faculty and staff are asked to monitor news about weather conditions on local radio and television and through the Internet. For updates about the weather’s impact on the Hattiesburg campus visit www.usm.edu/news

The University of Southern Mississippi Police Department advises members of the campus community to be aware of the potential for inclement winter weather conditions forecast for Sunday, Jan. 9, and to monitor weather news updates on local radio and television newscasts, as well as through the Internet.

                               

When looking for the best method to test their EventSecure software, officials at e-VERIFILE.COM, Inc., sought assistance from the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi.

The University of Southern Mississippi has been honored with the prestigious Carnegie Community Engagement Classification for the many ways in which its students, faculty, staff and programs engage and enhance the people and places of South Mississippi and beyond.

The University of Southern Mississippi School of Music will blend two popular disciplines when it hosts the inaugural Vocal Arts and Science Symposium on the Hattiesburg campus January 21-22.

High school students from across the state will converge on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus Friday, Jan. 28 to participate in the second annual Polymer Science High School Competition. It will be held in the Polymer Science Research Center from 7:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m., concluding with an awards ceremony.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Community and Civic Engagement has been awarded the Mississippi Service Learning Program (MSSLP) grant, administered by Learn and Serve America (LSA) and funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). The award runs through 2013.

Four South Mississippi high schools performed well enough in regional competition last month to earn spots in the state drama festival set for Jan. 13-16 in Meridian, Miss.

University of Southern Mississippi visiting assistant professor and designer Kyle White was recently accepted into the prestigious Society of Illustrators’ annual exhibition and publication for his work “Good Game.”

 

White submitted his work to the Illustrators 53 competition, which is the premier showcase for illustrators and animators worldwide held by the Society of Illustrators. “Good Game” will also be featured in the Illustrators 53 annual publication America’s Original Annual of Illustration, in addition to being exhibited at The Museum of American Illustration in New York City Jan. 5 – March 27.

As part of its mission to keep training and preparedness at the forefront, the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi has partnered with NVision Solutions to install the new NVTouch computer technology.

Aubrey K. Lucas, President Emeritus and Professor of Higher Education at the University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Miss., recently received a meritorious service award from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) during its annual conference held in Louisville, Ky.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Autism Project, a $1.3 million program developed through a partnership between the university and the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE), opened its doors on Friday, Dec. 10 allowing the public to view what educational opportunities are available to those affected by autism.

Gary Marchand has already climbed to the rank of chief executive officer and president of Memorial Hospital in Gulfport, Miss. But he isn’t content to let his administrative career languish in neutral.