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The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies (IDS) will hold a free fair housing workshop on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 1:30 p.m. at the Robert C. Irwin Library at 1285 Kenny Hill Ave. in Tunica, Miss.

The University of Southern Mississippi Faculty Senate will host its annual Legislative Forum Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 3-4:30 p.m. on the Hattiesburg campus in the Trent Lott Center, first floor. All area state representatives and senators have been invited to participate.

The Bay St. Louis chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) will be announcing the donation of a fish hauling trailer to the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013 at the Sunset on the Bay event at the St Stanislaus Café in Bay St. Louis.

The Friends of University Libraries in conjunction with the Favre 4 Hope Foundation, Salvation Army, and Red Door Marketing Agency are working to improve the Christmas season for Pine Belt and Mississippi Gulf Coast children by launching the third annual Give a Child a New Book Day campaign.

The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies (IDS) will hold a free fair housing workshop on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 10 a.m. at the Natchez Senior Citizen Multipurpose Center at 800 Washington Str., in Natchez, Miss.

The Kawai Corporation of America has named The University of Southern Mississippi School of Music to its roster of Elite Performing Instrument Collection (EPIC) schools. In a presentation on Tuesday, Oct. 29, officials from the Kawai Corporation presented Southern Miss President Rodney D. Bennett and Dr. Michael Miles, director of the School of Music, a plaque commemorating the announcement.

More than 120 players and 50 sponsors participated in the 15th Annual Shell Finish Line/Southern Miss Alumni Association Homecoming Scholarship Golf Tournament, hosted Oct. 25, by the Hattiesburg Country Club, the official country club of the Alumni Association.

With a gift-in-kind of $262,000 to The University of Southern Mississippi Foundation, Southern Miss alumnus Mike Mason is helping beautify the Hattiesburg campus while reducing water consumption.

 

Mason was born with Southern Miss spirit in his DNA, which is to be expected considering he grew up in a house that backed up to the University president’s backyard. After leaving Southern Miss, Mason ventured on a career path that led him to Texas. In 1993, he became president and chief executive officer of Weathermatic, a small manufacturer of irrigation components in Garland, Texas, a suburb of Dallas.

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop Saturday, Nov. 9, for residents with and without disabilities in Clay and surrounding counties.

David McRaney, a 2007 University of Southern Mississippi graduate and current Director of New Media at WDAM-TV, will sign copies of his latest book, “You Are Now Less Dumb,” at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 30 at Barnes & Noble on the Southern Miss campus.

The School of Mass Communication and Journalism at The University of Southern Mississippi was officially welcomed into its new home during a ribbon-cutting ceremony held Friday, Oct. 25 at renovated College Hall on the Hattiesburg campus.

University of Southern Mississippi alumnus Chuck Scianna gazed upon the massive golden eagle sculpture he commissioned for the Hattiesburg campus and acknowledged that artist/sculptor David Anderson had met the No. 1 criteria.

 

“All I told David was that I wanted to be wowed,” said Scianna. “And he has wowed me alright, with an exclamation point.”

 

On Thursday, Oct. 24, Scianna and his wife, Rita, joined Southern Miss officials, alumni and friends for the dedications of two golden eagle sculptures – on the Hattiesburg campus and Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. Named “Lofty Return,” the sculptures symbolically tie the campuses together while welcoming graduates back to their alma mater.

At The University of Southern Mississippi football is a big deal. M.M. Roberts Stadium on the Hattiesburg campus is nicknamed “The Rock” and SMTTT (Southern Miss To The Top) can be found on car tags and bumper stickers throughout the state of Mississippi.

The Mississippi Polymer Institute has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the WIINTECH group, which signifies the first official step in moving local Mississippi businesses toward international collaboration with the companies that are a part of that network.

Standing tall at nearly 60 feet and with limbs reaching out 155 feet, the Friendship Oak beckons all her visitors to marvel at the beauty of a tree whose life dates back over 500 years.

The Friends of University Libraries in conjunction with the Favre 4 Hope Foundation, Salvation Army, and Red Door Marketing Agency are working to improve the Christmas season for Pine Belt and Mississippi Gulf Coast children by launching the third annual Give a Child a New Book Day campaign.

With a focus on eliminating barriers to degree completion, The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business has implemented significant changes to its Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) program.

After nearly two years of planning, a giant golden eagle sculpture has landed on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus.

 

The sculpture, designed by Idaho artist/sculptor David Anderson, was placed in its permanent home on Wednesday, Oct. 16 at the apex of the All-American Rose Garden that faces Hardy Street. Anderson was on hand as the bronze sculpture was hoisted via crane into place.

In an effort to better equip students for professional success, The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business is offering a new graduate certificate program in the foundations of business.

Declaring “we will not yield and we will not go quietly into the night,” Gov. Phil Bryant vowed to lead the fight against the U.S. Army’s recommendation to close the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program at The University of Southern Mississippi.

 

Bryant made the remarks Friday during a news conference on the Hattiesburg campus outside of Southern Hall, where the university’s Army ROTC headquarters are located. He was joined by Southern Miss President Rodney Bennett and other dignitaries, including retired Gen. Buford Blount, a graduate of the program who led U.S. forces in toppling the regime of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.

The University of Southern Mississippi women’s basketball team recently broke away from its busy practice and academic schedules to do a little workout with the toddlers and preschoolers at The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at the University of Southern Mississippi. 

Students, faculty and staff at The University of Southern Mississippi should be reminded that it is never too early to receive flu vaccines which are available now at the Beedie Smith Clinic on the Hattiesburg campus.

Parkway Heights United Methodist church in Hattiesburg will play host to Dr. Wayne C. Petty’s public lecture titled: “Hearing Beethoven’s Spring Sonata” at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13.

 

University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus student Brandy Jarvis of Ocean Springs, senior marketing major, will represent the Southern Miss Gulf Coast student body in this year’s Southern Miss Homecoming festivities October 21 - 26.