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Jonnie Cleveland, a University of Southern Mississippi doctoral student and Dr. Marge Crowe, an assistant professor in the university’s Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Special Education, recently had an article, titled “Cognitive Interventions for Students with Attention Deficit Disorder Transitioning from Secondary School Settings: A Meta-Analytic Review” published in the peer-reviewed journal Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin: International Journal for Professional Educators.

The Department of Educational Leadership and School Counseling at The University of Southern Mississippi received continued National Recognition for its programs in Educational Administration through the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

In the corner of an Alaskan high school classroom hangs a bulletin board adorned with enough University of Southern Mississippi references to make any alumnus black and gold with envy.

 

The school is North Pole High -- and the teacher is Sherri Young, a 1984 Southern Miss graduate and mother of three students currently enrolled at the university. Katie Young, 22, is a senior English licensure major; Emma, 20, is a junior advertising major and Matthew, 19, is an incoming freshman who plans to major in history.

Students who want to attend The University of Southern Mississippi and study to become a teacher can get help meeting that goal through a new program established by the State Legislature.

A workshop held June 28 on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus provided teachers of students with special needs information about the latest technology they can use to advance learning in their classrooms.

Beth Biagini always imagined that she would watch her youngest daughter graduate from college. But the mother of four never dreamed that she would be wearing a cap and gown on the same day herself.

 

On Friday, May 10 Beth Biagini and her daughter, Cally Biagini, strolled across the stage at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Reed Green Coliseum to receive their diplomas during the Spring 2013 Commencement ceremony.

Dr. Christopher Barry, an associate professor and director of clinical admissions with the Department of Psychology at The University of Southern Mississippi, will be interviewed today, April 25 from 3-4 p.m. Central Daylight Time (CDT) in a teleconference hosted by The Practice Institute (http://thepracticeinstitute.com/) as part of its Interviews with the Authors series. To register for the teleconference, visit the website and click on the calendar date located on the right hand side of the page.

The Center for Child Development at The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg will host Family Fun Day Sunday, April 14 from 1-5 p.m. in celebration of National Week of the Young Child. Admission is $5 for children and free for adults with proceeds to benefit the Center's playground.

A lecture to be given Wednesday, March 27 at The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg will examine various aspects of the ascension of women in higher education administration.

A prominent leader in the American Psychology Association will address disparities in health outcomes with respect to race and ethnicity at The University of Southern Mississippi’s annual Hildman Colloquium in Psychology Thursday, March 28.

A University of Southern Mississippi graduate student's research has earned a first place award from the Southeastern Psychological Association's (SEPA) Committee on Equality for Professional Opportunity (CEPO).

A week after an F-4 tornado destroyed his Hattiesburg home and damaged The University of Southern Mississippi campus, Willie Pierce met with an insurance claims adjuster at his 34th Avenue residence, now a pile of rubble, to assess his material losses.

Dr. Stan Kuczaj, professor of psychology and director of The University of Southern Mississippi’s Marine Mammal Behavior and Cognition Laboratory, was recently interviewed by the British Broadcasting Company (BBC) for a future episode of its “Natural World” series. The show airs on the Animal Planet channel.

 

The interview focused on Kuczaj’s behavioral and cognitive research on walruses, which has been ongoing for the last five years at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, Calif.

The National Commission for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) has awarded The University of Southern Mississippi continued accreditation, affirming its teacher education programs meet the organization’s rigorous standards for excellence.

Even at age 95, University of Southern Mississippi professor Dr. Mary Beth Evans still enjoys coming to work to help her students prepare for rewarding careers as educators.

Dr. John Harsh, professor of psychology at The University of Southern Mississippi; Dr. Frances Karnes, distinguished professor and director of the Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies at Southern Miss, and Patrick Eiers, a graduate student in psychology at the university, recently had a article published in Parenting for High Potential titled Gifted Students and Sleep. The article includes findings regarding gifted students and sleep, along with practical suggestions to help them get enough sleep.

The Provost’s Office is asking Southern Miss students and faculty to assist in the Fall 2012 Textbook Survey that is now available on SOAR. Faculty and students will find separate surveys, which must be completed before midnight on Friday, Nov. 16 to be included in the final results.

A case study examining university-led hurricane recovery programs focused on community sustainability by including cultural elements relevant to program participants will be the focus of a presentation Nov. 7 on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus.

The Day of Sharing for Teachers of the Gifted will be held Friday, Oct. 26 at the R.C. Cook University Union on the Hattiesburg campus of The University of Southern Mississippi. This conference, sponsored by the Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies, is designed to educate teachers on current curriculum and instructional issues in gifted education.  

University of Southern Mississippi senior Tyokia Parker offered a simple, yet succinct, reason for wanting to participate in preliminary construction of a Habitat for Humanity home as part of a national day of service on Tuesday, Sept. 11.

 

“I like the idea of being able to help people, especially when it involves giving them a new home,” said Parker, a Lumberton, Miss., native majoring in psychology. “I want to make an impact on someone else’s life.”

Does a school board’s management style play a significant role in student academic achievement?

 

That’s the question University of Southern Mississippi educational leadership professor Dr. David Lee and some of his graduate students hope to answer through a research project examining correlations between high and low-achieving school districts and the behavior, decisions and personalities of the boards that govern them.

The University of Southern Mississippi hopes to alleviate some of the stress military personnel already face by providing free textbooks to soldiers at Camp Shelby.

 

Thanks to a recent initiative conceived by Southern Miss Provost Dr. Denis Wiesenburg and the University’s deans, soldiers taking introductory courses in English, math and psychology at Southern Miss can obtain their textbooks free of charge from the Camp Shelby Educational Support Fund established through the USM Foundation.

Jasmine Thomas, an elementary education major with endorsements in mathematics and social studies at The University of Southern Mississippi, recently received the Jo Anne J. Trow Scholarship Award. Thomas is the only recipient of the $1,000 scholarship this year in the state of Mississippi.

The University of Southern Mississippi recently participated in the Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center College and Career Festival held on the Hattiesburg area base. 

The event is designed to assist transitioning soldiers, veterans, civilian employees and family members with career employment and educational opportunities.