October 1, 2014  

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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.

Mary Libby Payne’s commencement address Friday at The University of Southern Mississippi included her own words, but they also reflected the timeless values and spirit of humanity passed on by her grandfather, Joe Cook, the university’s first president. 

Just in time for the holiday season, theUniversity of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra presents Bringing the World to Mississippi, a beautiful coffee-table-style book chronicling the history of the state’s oldest symphony orchestra from 1919-2010.

The DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi will host the 15th Annual DuBard Symposium: Dyslexia and Related Disorders Feb. 3-4 at the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg campus.

Jennifer Payne, a University of Southern Mississippi speech communication graduate, has accepted the position of associate director for external affairs with the Southern Miss Alumni Association.

Five  University of Southern Mississippi business students got a personal glimpse of the ripple effect created by the multi-billion-dollar gaming industry during a two-day trip to Tunica, Miss., in late November.

Those attending the special visit included Casino, Hospitality & Tourism Management (CHTM) seniors Whitney Hammons of Long Beach, Miss.; Kristen Livingston of Ocean Springs, Miss.; Andrew Lohnes of Picayune, Miss.; Joe Burrage of Picayune, Miss.; and DeWanda Green of Waynesboro, Miss.

Kristy Cleveland, a sophomore majoring in English Licensure at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been awarded the 2010 Coca-Cola Classic Rodeo Scholarship.

Could downtown Hattiesburg become a veritable Margaritaville?

A group of creative marketing students at The University of Southern Mississippi certainly think so and pitched that very idea to Historic Hattiesburg Downtown Association Executive Director Betsy Rowell recently. Rowell served as the “client” while 11 teams of Southern Miss students delivered presentations designed to rejuvenate and invigorate downtown Hattiesburg.

After four years of honing their artistic skill, 13 graduating seniors of the Department of Art and Design at The University of Southern Mississippi will celebrate their academic achievements Dec. 2 - 10 with an exhibition of their works at the university’s Museum of Art.