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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.

Hattiesburg area residents are encouraged to join WUSM – the Southern Miss campus radio station – this Saturday, February 19, for an all day fundraising event at Buffalo Wild Wings in Hattiesburg.

The library at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach will host a book talk and brown bag lunch featuring author Gail C. Fusco to discuss and sign her book Mama Nettie’s Time to Love. The event will take place Wednesday, Feb. 23 at noon in room 204 of the library.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast is offering a Graduate Record Exam (GRE) preparation course that will be held on the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

The prep course will require participants to meet for three Saturday sessions from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. The meeting dates are March 5, March 19 and April 2. The course will cover all aspects of the GRE which include analytical, verbal and reading comprehension.

A community forum focusing on economic security will be held Friday, March 4 from noon – 2 p.m. at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Trent Lott National Center for Excellence in Economic Development and Entrepreneurship. 

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, Feb. 16 at 5 p.m. at Korean Presbyterian Church in Hattiesburg, located at 310 Ronie St., for Dr. Joon Chang Lee, a University of Southern Mississippi Professor Emeritus of Physicswho died at his home in Hattiesburg Sunday, Feb. 13. He was 73.

Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home in Hattiesburg is in charge of arrangements.

For the first time in school history, The University of Southern Mississippi will serve as the host site for the 75th Annual Mississippi Academy of Sciences (MAS) Meeting set for Feb. 17-18 at the Thad Cochran Center.

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop on Saturday, Feb. 26 for residents with and without disabilities in Oktibbeha and surrounding counties.

Three winners of the William T. Gower Awards Competition will be featured as part of the University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra’s concert set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17 in Bennett Auditorium.

In a legacy handed down by her parents, Dr. Andrea Wesley is lighting the way for her students.

 

Wesley, a veteran member of The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Psychology faculty, is the university’s nominee for the State Institutions of Higher Learning’s (IHL) Black Educator of the Year award, held in conjunction with Black History Month.

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.