October 1, 2014  

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The Center for Child Development at The University of Southern Mississippi, located at 3404 Morningside Drive at the northwest corner of the Hattiesburg campus, is hosting a silent auction now through Friday to raise funds to purchase new playground equipment.

Wonderful performances and beautiful decorations will usher in the holiday spirit with a magical family event on Dec. 2 in the Hattiesburg Lake Terrace Convention Center.

Holiday cheer will be overflowing during the fourth annual “Lighting the Way” celebration on Wednesday, Dec. 1 at The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus.

The program gets underway at 6 p.m. with vocal performances, free hot chocolate, photos with Seymour and the official lighting of the Christmas tree.

Southern Miss students and employees are currently unable to receive calls from off campus or make calls to off-campus numbers through university land line phones due to technical difficulties experienced by service provider AT&T. The company is working to correct the problem.

Until this matter is resolved, phone calls may be made phone-to-phone via campus land lines. In case of an emergency, University Police may be reached by dialing 6-4986, but NOT through the 911 emergency phone system.

Please note other campus phone systems may be out of order at this time, including the following:

·         Elevator emergency phones

·         Code Blue phones

·         Emergency call phones in residence halls

For more information, contact University Police at 601.266.4986 or University Communications at 601.266.4499.

Traditional South Mississippi musicians will showcase their talents during the 12th season of the Roots Reunion live radio show from 7-9 p.m. Dec. 4 at Hattiesburg’s historic Saenger Theater.

The rich and varied culture-based artistic traditions of Native Americans will be showcased at the inaugural Southeastern American Indian Festival on Saturday, Dec. 4 in Ocean Springs, Miss.

In the wake of the Nov. 14 shooting which left three University of Southern Mississippi students wounded, representatives from Southern Miss, the City of Hattiesburg, Hattiesburg Police Department, University Police Department and the Hattiesburg Fire Department have formed a committee looking for ways to keep entertainment seekers safe while having fun in the Hub City.

Mary Libby Payne believes Joseph Anderson Cook, her grandfather and the first president of The University of Southern Mississippi, would share her deep pride in how far the institution has come from its humble beginnings as a teacher’s college.

Cook might not have imagined, but surely would be delighted, that his granddaughter will serve as the commencement speaker for the university’s fall Centennial Celebration Commencement Friday, Dec. 10 at Reed Green Coliseum on the Hattiesburg campus.

College of Business students at The University of Southern Mississippi collected more than 2,100 items in a canned food drive to benefit the Edwards Street Fellowship Center in Hattiesburg.

It’s been a frenzied pace since Saturday for the Pride of Mississippi Marching Band and The University of Southern Mississippi Dixie Darlings in their efforts to get to New York City for this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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.