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Students for Human Rights, (SHR) a student-led organization at The University of Southern Mississippi, is joining forces with the American Red Cross to sponsor the Red Cross Humanitarian Dinner on Thursday, Feb. 10 at the Trent Lott Center.

Dr. Mike Forster, dean of the College of Health at The University of Southern Mississippi, characterizes the expanding population of aging Americans as “a tsunami we had better get ready to face.”

Gulf Coast residents can experience a combination of film screenings, music and dance concerts as part of the Spring 2011 Gulf Coast Arts Series hosted by the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus.

Issues involving our aging population will be the centerpiece of two public forums sponsored this week by The University of Southern Mississippi College of Health.

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop on Saturday, Feb. 5 for residents with and without disabilities in Pike and surrounding counties.

The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the McComb Public Library at 1022 Virginia Ave., in McComb, Miss.

An impressive group of security professionals are scheduled to deliver addresses as part of comprehensive Industry Day set for Jan. 19, 2011 at the SAIC McLean Conference Center in McLean, Va.

Wonderful performances and beautiful decorations will usher in the holiday spirit with a magical family event on Dec. 2 in the Hattiesburg Lake Terrace Convention Center.

Holiday cheer will be overflowing during the fourth annual “Lighting the Way” celebration on Wednesday, Dec. 1 at The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus.

The program gets underway at 6 p.m. with vocal performances, free hot chocolate, photos with Seymour and the official lighting of the Christmas tree.

Eleanor Clift, one of Washington’s best known journalists, will present“Countdown to 2012: the Road Ahead” at The University of Southern Mississippi Forum Lecture Series Nov. 30 at 6:30 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus.

Traditional South Mississippi musicians will showcase their talents during the 12th season of the Roots Reunion live radio show from 7-9 p.m. Dec. 4 at Hattiesburg’s historic Saenger Theater.

The rich and varied culture-based artistic traditions of Native Americans will be showcased at the inaugural Southeastern American Indian Festival on Saturday, Dec. 4 in Ocean Springs, Miss.

Mary Libby Payne believes Joseph Anderson Cook, her grandfather and the first president of The University of Southern Mississippi, would share her deep pride in how far the institution has come from its humble beginnings as a teacher’s college.

Cook might not have imagined, but surely would be delighted, that his granddaughter will serve as the commencement speaker for the university’s fall Centennial Celebration Commencement Friday, Dec. 10 at Reed Green Coliseum on the Hattiesburg campus.

Sports security professionals will have an opportunity to share ideas and discuss best-practice strategies as part of an Industry Day set for Jan. 19 at the SAIC McLean Conference Center in McLean, Virginia.

It’s been a frenzied pace since Saturday for the Pride of Mississippi Marching Band and The University of Southern Mississippi Dixie Darlings in their efforts to get to New York City for this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

More than 650 students representing high schools from the southern region of the state will gather on The University of Southern Mississippi campus Dec. 3-4 to perform a variety of renowned plays as part of the Mississippi High School Drama Festival.

More than 3.5 million television viewers worldwide will watch The University of Southern Mississippi Pride of Mississippi Marching Band and Dixie Darlings make debut appearances in New York City at the 84th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

The University of Southern Mississippi will close its 2010 Centennial Celebration with performances by the Southern Miss Gulf Coast Civic Chorale. Having performed earlier in the year to welcome the centennial, the chorale will now commemorate the special occasion with “Holiday Celebration – A Centennial Celebration.”

Funk, Afro-Latin and swing music will all be on the menu for the Jazz Lab Band I concert at 7:30 p.m. Fri., Nov. 19 on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus.

Dr. Michael DeArmey, professor of philosophy, will deliver the Charles W. Moorman Distinguished Alumni Professorship lecture at 1:45 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 19 in Gonzales Auditorium at The University of Southern Mississippi.

In the aftermath of the BP oil disaster, many are still wondering about the effects of the spill on the Gulf Coast.  

The University of Southern Mississippi and Mississippi Humanities Council will hold a conference titled “Water World: The Effects of the BP Disaster,” Friday, Nov. 19 at the Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center in Ocean Springs. The conference is free and open to the public.

Want to know how to say ‘Happy Birthday USM – 100 Years!” in a different language? Then join The University of Southern Mississippi as it celebrates International Education Week Thursday, Nov. 18 on the Hattiesburg campus.