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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.

Dr. Thomas Payne, associate professor in the School of Criminal Justice -- Southern Miss Gulf Coast, recently assisted the Houston Police Department with its ongoing Eyewitness Identification research project.

Payne spent several hours in Houston helping officers collect baseline data for the project. In a letter of appreciation, Houston Robbery Division Capt. M.S. Holloway noted that Payne's contributions "were invaluable."

The University of Southern Mississippi Student Health Services Clinic is hosting FLU BOO! Wednesday, Oct. 31.  Students, faculty and staff are invited to celebrate Halloween by coming to trick or treat at the clinic, see its healthcare providers in costume and receive a flu shot. The clinic is located just north of Kennard-Washington Hall.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast presented the 2012 Outstanding Staff Awards to three staff members for the integral role they play in providing support to the university on the Gulf Coast.

Several University of Southern Mississippi faculty members will take the stage with the Southern Miss Symphony Orchestra to perform an exciting program of classical and classical-style pieces at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1 in Bennett Auditorium.

Dr. Mary Frances Nettles, director of the National Food Service Management Institute at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been awarded Kansas State University’s 2012 College of Human Ecology Distinguished Research Award.

Dr. Rowena Elliott, associate professor in the College of Nursing at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been inducted as a Fellow in the prestigious American Academy of Nursing.

Dr. Bill Holcomb will serve as the new director of Athletic Training Education Program in the School of Human Performance and Recreation in the College of Health at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Virginia Berry, an assistant professor in The University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, died Monday at her home in Hattiesburg. She was 63.

Dr. Sumanth Yenduri, associate professor of computer science, was acknowledged for his contributions to the 10th edition of the textbook, “Concepts of Programming Languages,” by Robert W. Sebesta.

The textbook, prominently used in computer science education, is described as an introduction “to the main constructs of contemporary programming languages and provides the tools needed to critically evaluate existing and future programming languages.”

University of Southern Mississippi faculty, staff and students participated in the annual Breast Cancer Awareness Parade  on the Hattiesburg campus Friday, Oct. 5. Golf carts were decorated in pink with messages of support for breast cancer research and awareness, and then paraded across campus as part of several activities scheduled at Southern Miss in conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Paint Southern Miss Pink Committee is spearheading campus efforts for these events during the month of October.

For more information on Paint Southern Miss Pink, contact Dr. Susan Bone at 601.266.5655 or e-mail susan.bone@usm.edu.

Dr. Raymond Scurfield, professor emeritus of social work at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, served as co-editor for two books, “War Trauma and Its Wake: Expanding the Circle of Healing” and “Healing War Trauma: A Handbook of Creative Approaches.”

Dr. Catherine Rand makes her conducting debut with The University of Southern Mississippi’s top wind band, the Wind Ensemble, on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus.

Dr. Cynthia Easterling, University of Southern Mississippi Senior Associate Provost, has watched a fledgling resource idea for marketing students become a genuine “must-have” across a wider scale with the fifth-edition printing of “Merchandising Mathematics for Retailing.”

The Kappa Theta chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the international history honor society, at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast will host a book talk featuring Dr. Andrew Wiest, professor and director of International Studies at Southern Miss, as he discusses his latest publication, “The Boys of ’67: Charlie Company’s War in Vietnam.”

Dr. Michael Forster, dean of the College of Health at The University of Southern Mississippi, has announced that Dr. Trent Gould will serve as interim director of the School of Human Performance and Recreation (HPR) until a permanent director is named.

The University of Southern Mississippi Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation (CLTT) and the Mississippi State University - Research Curriculum Unit (RCU) are partnering to develop an “Intermodal Transportation Curriculum for Secondary Education” as a pilot study.

The Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation (CLTT) at The University of Southern Mississippi (Southern Miss) recently held an orientation session for new students admitted to the on-line and executive Master of Science in Logistics, Training and Transportation (MS LTT). 

Like all scientific processes, biochemical research in the lab of University of Southern Mississippi Professor Dr. Vijay Rangachari begins with a theory. And there is no shortage of theories when it comes to Alzheimer’s disease research.

University of Southern Mississippi Interim President Aubrey Lucas greeted faculty, staff and students at the institution’s fall 2012 convocation Sept. 12, thanking them for their service to the university and noting various individual and institutional accomplishments from the previous academic year.

 

An increase in freshmen enrollment, expansion of state-of-the art student housing, advancements in academic research that have garnered national and international media notice, individual student, faculty staff achievements and groundbreaking on new buildings for the Colleges of Business and Nursing were among many accomplishments Lucas cited as he expressed hopes for more in the future.

Research teams that include University of Southern Mississippi professors Dr. Daniel Savin and Dr. Joseph Griffitt have received additional grant funding to study the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the Gulf of Mexico.

Instead of the author discussing the roles of the central characters in his new book, a University of Southern Mississippi history professor will let them do the talking.

“Emmett Till Goes Skip-Stopping on the CTA” a play by University of Southern Mississippi Distinguished Professor of English Dr. Philip Koilin, appears in the spring 2012 issue of Callaloo.

Dr. Shahid Karim, associate professor of biological sciences at The University of Southern Mississippi, has received a three-year grant from the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to study the disease-transmitting agents present in ticks and other blood-feeding anthropod vectors.