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An expert panel of law enforcement and education officials brought together for a symposium sponsored by The University of Southern Mississippi agreed that bullying in schools could be quelled quicker through proactive measures.

University of Southern Mississippi Distinguished Professor of Gifted Education Dr. Frances Karnes was honored for her service to the field of gifted education with a key to the city of Hattiesburg by Mayor Johnny DuPree during the Mississippi Association for Gifted conference, held last week in Hattiesburg.

Eighteen University of Southern Mississippi students will compete Saturday, Oct. 8 for the title of Miss University of Southern Mississippi and the opportunity to advance to the state pageant.

The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Educational Studies and Research is hosting an information session for students interested in its master’s program in Student Affairs Administration Thursday, Oct. 20 from 6-7 p.m. in room 200 of Owings-McQuagge Hall (College of Education and Psychology building). Light refreshments will be available.  

Funeral services are set for Friday, Sept. 23 at 10 a.m. at Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home in Hattiesburg for Dr. Herschel Q. Peddicord, Jr., a retired associate professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at The University of Southern Mississippi, who died Sept. 18 at Forrest General Hospital. He was 84.

The registration deadline has been extended until all spaces are filled for the Career Explorations for Girls Conference, set for Saturday, Oct. 8 at The University of Southern Mississippi. The event will be co-hosted by the Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies at Southern Miss and the Spirit of Women at Forrest General Hospital.

A University of Southern Mississippi professor and his students hope their inventory of trees on the Hattiesburg campus will reveal their full environmental and economic value and be a key resource for their management and preservation.

This news briefs package highlights newsmakers and events from The University of Southern Mississippi College of Education and Psychology, including publication and presentation of research by its faculty, students and alumni.

Dr. Thelma Roberson and Dr. Jeff Hinton are serving as interim chairs for the Department of Educational Leadership and School Counseling and the Department of Child and Family Studies, respectively, for the 2011-2012 academic year.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Frances Karnes Center for Gifted Studies and Forrest General Hospital’s Spirit of Women will co-host the annual Career Explorations for Girls Conference Oct. 8 on the Hattiesburg campus. The registration deadline is Sept. 30.

Jeremy Noble of Mobile, Ala., a doctoral student in counseling psychology in The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Psychology, is the recipient of a prestigious competitive travel grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism/National Institute on Drug Abuse.

In partnership with the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) and Mississippi Power, the University of Southern Mississippi will host the state’s introductory economic development course, “True South Basic Economic Development Course” Sept. 19-22 on the Hattiesburg campus.

Dr. Frances Karnes, Distinguished University Professor of Gifted Education in The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Special Education and director of the Frances Karnes Center for Gifted Studies, is included among the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW).

Some freshmen are prepared to confidently plunge into university life; others cautiously test the water with a toe. Jennie Thomas took the plunge.

The University of Southern Mississippi chapter of the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) was honored with the Outstanding Chapter designation at the organization’s annual conference held this spring in New Orleans. The Southern Miss chapter was one of only five to receive the honor and was presented to representatives of the chapter by the ACEI’s Emerging Educators Council.

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This news briefs package highlights timely news and events from The University of Southern Mississippi College of Education and Psychology. For more information on any of the stories below or for assistance in arranging interviews, contact the Office of University Communications at 601.266.4491. For more information about the College of Education and Psychology, online visit www.usm.edu/cep/

The University of Southern Mississippi’s undergraduate and graduate programs in Instructional Technology will now be offered through the College of Education and Psychology’s Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Special Education (CISE) beginning in the summer 2011 semester.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection has been chosen as the home for a collection of material produced by one of the most renowned children’s literature authors and illustrators in America.

International exchange students were given a farewell reception Friday at The University of Southern Mississippi International Center, organized by staff members with Southern Miss International Education. The students spent one or two semesters studying at the university during the past academic year and are returning to their home country at the end of this semester.

The University of Southern Mississippi offers students the opportunity to gain credit hours in a convenient format for the summer 2011 semester during its mini-session May 16-27. Mini-session courses are offered during the intersession, or break, between regular semesters.

The Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies at The University of Southern Mississippi has extended the application deadline for its Summer Program for Academically Talented Youth, which is scheduled for July 3-22. A limited number of spaces are available.

The University of Southern Mississippi de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection has named Ann Ashmore, an assistant professor at Roberts-LaForge Library at Delta State University and Dina Weinstein, a Coral Gables, Fla. - based freelance journalist as co-recipients of its Ezra Jack Keats/Janina Domanska Fellowship for 2011.

The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Special Education offers master’s, specialist, and doctoral degrees with an emphasis in gifted education. Five courses in this area are offered for those interested in beginning an advanced degree program or in earning certification to teach the gifted, including the following:

University of Southern Mississippi President Martha Saunders spent part of Tuesday morning reading to students at Rowan Elementary School in Hattiesburg as part of School Library Month.