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UPDATE: Jones, Smith discharged from local hospital; Green listed in "good" condition

Proving that hearts within the Southern Miss family are stronger than ever, fans have continued to send well-wishes through written messages, cyber greetings and monetary means for injured Golden Eagles Martez Smith, Tim Green and Deddrick Jones.

The three football players, all majoring in interdisciplinary studies, were shot in the early morning hours of Nov. 14 following an altercation at a Hattiesburg nightclub.

More than 3.5 million television viewers worldwide will watch The University of Southern Mississippi Pride of Mississippi Marching Band and Dixie Darlings make debut appearances in New York City at the 84th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Update: One released from hospital; others listed in "good" condition

A highly coordinated manhunt ended Friday night with the apprehension of Travis “Taurus” Brown, who is suspected of shooting three University of Southern Mississippi students in the early morning hours of Nov. 14.

Brown, 29, was arrested without incident at a residence on Broad Street in Hattiesburg about 8:30 p.m. He is charged with three counts of aggravated assault in the shooting of Southern Miss football players Martez Smith, Tim Green and Deddrick Jones.

Noted author and educator Dr. Jinx Coleman Broussard credits a passion for communication as the key ingredient to a successful career that led to her induction into The University of Southern Mississippi School of Mass Communication and Journalism (MCJ) Hall of Fame.

Fans who want to leave a get-well message for three University of Southern Mississippi students injured in a recent off-campus shooting incident can do so Saturday from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the Barnes and Noble bookstore on the Hattiesburg campus before the Southern Miss – Houston game.

The University of Southern Mississippi will close its 2010 Centennial Celebration with performances by the Southern Miss Gulf Coast Civic Chorale. Having performed earlier in the year to welcome the centennial, the chorale will now commemorate the special occasion with “Holiday Celebration – A Centennial Celebration.”

A University of Southern Mississippi alumna will be on the Hattiesburg campus to sign copies of her popular book on Hurricane Katrina Thursday, Nov. 18 from 5-7 p.m. and Friday Nov. 19 from 4-6 p.m. at Barnes and Noble bookstore.

The DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi is accepting applications for its unique out-client Language Enhancement and Achievement Program (LEAP).

(Update: All Still Hospitalized in Fair Condition)

Three Jeff Davis County residents are in custody and police are seeking a fourth suspect in the shooting of three University of Southern Mississippi students early Sunday morning at a Hattiesburg nightclub.

University of Southern Mississippi President Martha Saunders sent out a message to the campus community earlier today regarding the off-campus shooting of three football players. Read the full text here.

In the aftermath of the BP oil disaster, many are still wondering about the effects of the spill on the Gulf Coast.  

The University of Southern Mississippi and Mississippi Humanities Council will hold a conference titled “Water World: The Effects of the BP Disaster,” Friday, Nov. 19 at the Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center in Ocean Springs. The conference is free and open to the public.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and Office of Community Service Learning (OCSL) will host a series of canned goods collections Nov. 15-22 for the “Join the Huddle to Fight Hunger” campaign.

There is no denying that the Internet has shrunk the distance between cities, countries and entire continents.

For instance, one simple Google search has led to a unique internship arrangement between the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) and Daebul University in South Jeolla, South Korea. Dong-Young LEE, a full-time professor of Police Science at Daebul, is spending a year on the Southern Miss campus to learn more about practices and procedures being developed at NCS4.

A referral-based program managed through the Department of Psychology at The University of Southern Mississippi is in its second year of helping students make wise choices about alcohol use.

Members of the Southern Miss Campus Civitan Club will hold a fundraiser to defray medical expenses for 17-year-old heart transplant patient Jessica Harris Nov. 15-17 in the university Union building lobby.

Members of the Air Force ROTC at The University of Southern Mississippi are holding a 24-hour vigil to honor local veterans at Veterans Memorial Park in downtown Hattiesburg.

Petal High School senior Nicolet Hopper has already learned one important lesson about succeeding as an entrepreneur – hire the right people.

Hopper, a second-year student in the Southern Entrepreneurship Program (SEP) at The University of Southern Mississippi, was a featured presenter at the seventh Annual U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran Forum on American Enterprise held Nov. 2 at the Jackson Marriott.