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T.A. Barron left his job as president of a venture capital company more than 20 years ago, spurred by an inextinguishable desire to pour himself into writing and a deep fear of painful regret.

Thursday, he was awarded the Southern Miss Medallionat The University of Southern Mississippi’s 44th annual Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival. It was yet another accolade vindicating his decision in what has been a successful career as a children’s literature and nature book writer.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Summer Program for Academically Talented Youth will be held July 3-22 on the Hattiesburg campus and hosted by the Frances Karnes Center for Gifted Studies. Application deadline is Saturday, April 30. 

The three-week residential program is a cooperative effort with the Duke University Talent Identification Program that provides a balance of educational, cultural, and recreational experiences. It serves eligible students currently enrolled in grades 7 through 10.

The University of Southern MississippiDepartment of Educational Studies and Research will host an information session Thursday, April 14 at 6:30 p.m. for persons interested in its master’s program in counseling and personnel services. The meeting will be in Owings-McQuagge Hall, room 111.

This graduate program, which can be completed in one year, prepares students for entry or mid-level career opportunities in student affairs at colleges and universities. Program highlights include:

The University of Southern Mississippi Center for International Education will present its annual International Food Fair Thursday, April 7 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Baptist Student Union on the university’s Hattiesburg campus.

This popular annual event features cuisine from the homelands of many of the university’s international students. Donations will be accepted to help defray the costs of ingredients and preparation.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s de Grummond Children's Literature Collection and Honors College will present Dr. Gary Schmidt for the spring University Forum Tuesday, April 5 at 6:30 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium. 

T.A. Barron, a Colorado native who left an executive post in the private sector to pursue his passion for writing, will receive the prestigious Southern Miss Medallion at the 44th annual Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival, set for April 6-8 on the university’s Hattiesburg campus.

The Southern Miss Department of Psychology through the Office of Professional Development will offer a Contemporary Issues in Mental Health Annual Conference April 14-15, at the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg campus. This conference will provide evidence-based practices for both adults and children affected by mental health problems.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s annual Summer Gifted Studies Program, presented by the Frances Karnes Center for Gifted Studies, will be held June 19-24 on the Hattiesburg campus. Deadline for registration is Thursday, March 31.

Psychological treatments have advanced by leaps and bounds in the last century and will continue to improve, as long as there is a commitment to and support for research to find new and better ways of helping patients.

 

That was the message from David Barlow, the guest presenter for The University of Southern Mississippi’s annual Hildman Colloquium in Psychology.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s chapter of the Association for Childhood Education International (MsACEI-Southern Miss) will host the seventh annual “Education Forum: What’s Up in Mississippi.”

The event will be held in the Thames Polymer Science Research Center Auditorium, beginning with a reception at 4 p.m. followed by the forum at 4:30, which will feature Trecina Green of the Mississippi Department of Education’s Office of Curriculum as the guest presenter.

University of Southern Mississippi undergraduate and graduate students interested in participating in the fifth annual Student Research Colloquium have until Friday, April 8 at 11 p.m. to submit a research project for the event.

Dr. David Barlow, a widely published and highly regarded expert on emotional disorders and clinical research methodology, will be the featured speaker for The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Psychology’s annual Hildman Colloquium at 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 23, in the Thad Cochran Center, Ballroom II.

The University of Southern Mississippi has named Dr. Ann Parker Blackwell dean of its College of Education and Psychology, the position in which she served on an interim basis since 2009.

This summer would you like to visit another country that you’ve only seen on television or in pictures, witness its natural beauty firsthand, experience its culture and learn its history and language, all while earning academic credit?

The University of Southern Mississippioffers its students the opportunity to do just that. The Southern Miss Office of International Programs will host a summer study abroad interest meeting Wednesday, March 2 at 3:30 p.m. in the International Center, room 101.

Southern Miss Leadership Studies Program set for June 12-17

The Frances Karnes Center for Gifted Studies’ Leadership Studies Program will be held June 12-17 on the University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus. The one-week residential program is designed for students in grades 6 -11 who want to develop and enhance their leadership abilities.

More than 100 students in grades 9-12 from high schools in central and south Mississippi will be on the University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus Wednesday to participate in the American Mathematics Competition. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the R.C. Cook University Union.

In a legacy handed down by her parents, Dr. Andrea Wesley is lighting the way for her students.

 

Wesley, a veteran member of The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Psychology faculty, is the university’s nominee for the State Institutions of Higher Learning’s (IHL) Black Educator of the Year award, held in conjunction with Black History Month.

Dr. Hani Morgan, an assistant professor in The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Special Education (CISE) had two articles published in academic journals and presented his research at a national conference in the fall 2010 semester.

University of Southern Mississippi President Martha Saunders and members of the Executive Cabinet have accepted the recommendations of the Program Elimination Appeals Committee regarding academic programs scheduled for elimination in fiscal year 2012.

The University of Southern Mississippi is marking the 25th anniversary of Black History Month by recognizing the achievements of African Americans and their contributions to the American experience with a series of educational, service and recreational activities and programs.

Centennial Celebration Fall 2010 Commencement graduates of The University of Southern Mississippi’s double major program in elementary education and special education were honored by the university’s Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Special Education (CISE) in a ceremony prior to the fall commencement.

 

Department faculty and graduates pictured include, from left, Dr. David Daves, chairman of the department; graduates Becky Waldrup, Jennifer Roberts, Amanda Pennypacker and Jennifer Finley; and CISE professor Dr. Elizabeth Hillman.

University of Southern Mississippi students who would like to study in London this summer while also earning academic credit are invited to a British Studies interest meeting Thursday, Jan. 27 at 3:30 p.m. in the International Center, room 101.

Five years after they were first introduced, The University of Southern Mississippi’s mini-session courses continue to be popular with both students and faculty members.

 

Providing greater flexibility in scheduling classes, mini-session courses include an accelerated learning situation in which students can focus intensively on course subject matter. Offered between semesters, the courses are in one or two week formats, with one-week sessions meeting daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Two-week sessions meet daily from 8 a.m. to noon, 1 - 5 p.m., or 6 - 10 p.m.