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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.

A professor considered a technology education pioneer and an Honors College student with a 4.0 grade point average are The University of Southern Mississippi’s recipients of this year’s Higher Education Appreciation Day, Working for Academic Excellence (HEADWAE) award.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Community and Civic Engagement has been awarded the Mississippi Service Learning Program (MSSLP) grant, administered by Learn and Serve America (LSA) and funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). The award runs through 2013.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Autism Project, a $1.3 million program developed through a partnership between the university and the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE), opened its doors on Friday, Dec. 10 allowing the public to view what educational opportunities are available to those affected by autism.

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.

Some of the top high school students from across the state and region visited The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus on Friday for Honors Days hear from faculty, staff and students about the benefits of an education from Southern Miss.

An advisement center launched this semester by The University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of Psychology is a convenient resource for undergraduate students seeking assistance with course scheduling and issues related to graduation requirements.

The registration deadline has been extended for The University of Southern Mississippi’s popular Saturday Gifted Studies Program, scheduled for Jan. 22 – March 5, 2011 on the Hattiesburg campus. It is coordinated through the Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies.

Teachers, parents, grandparents, youth and other fans of children’s literature can get a sneak peek at the latest in children’s literature Nov. 7-8 when The University of Southern Mississippi’s de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection hosts its annual Holiday Book Preview.

When she inquired about a teaching position with The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Education and Psychology more than 20 years ago, Mary Beth Evans wasn’t lacking in experience.

By then, she already had half a century of service in the field of education, from working as a teacher in a rural country day school to high school principal to professor at universities in the Midwest. But even after she and her husband retired to Hattiesburg, she still longed to continue working in her chosen field.

Parents of gifted children can benefit from the knowledge of experts presenting at the Parenting Gifted Children conference at The University of Southern Mississippi Saturday, Nov. 6 on the Hattiesburg campus.