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The University of Southern Mississippi Repertory Dance Company members will explore grace, athleticism and artistry at the Studio 115 Dance Concert May 5 – 7 in the intimate setting of the Theatre and Dance Building’s Studio 115.

Perhaps University of Southern Mississippi student Laci Crager summed up the significance of “Passion for Fashion” with one simple assessment: “Where else can you buy a nice shirt for two dollars?”

Several University of Southern Mississippi campus entities have united in a special fundraising effort for victims of the deadly earthquake/tsunami that struck Japan last month.

There were some tense moments at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast’s second annual College Quiz Bowl, but the university’s Accounting Society emerged victorious over the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s Jefferson Davis Campus Reflections Team.

University of Southern Mississippi senior and Interfraternity Council President Lee Johnson recognizes the perception many outsiders have about Greek Life on university campuses, and his goal is to change that viewpoint.

The Epsilon Upsilon chapter of Alpha Tau Omega (ATO) fraternity at The University of Southern Mississippiwill host its 26th annual charity crawfish boil Saturday, April 2 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with all proceeds from the popular springtime event going to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

As he stood on the 11th floor balcony of the Westin Hotel in New Orleans, gazing out at the majestic Mississippi River, University of Southern Mississippi student Jace Bounds could only shake his head in wonder.

 

“I never could have imagined having an opportunity like this when I first came to school at USM,” said Bounds, a Picayune, Miss., native. “Being a part of the International Business program has been a very rewarding and enriching experience that I would recommend to any student who’s considering a degree in this area.”

The nationally renowned University of Southern Mississippi Wind Ensemble will showcase in concert the student winners of the Southern Miss Bands Concerto Competition on March 24, at 7:30 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus.

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Tennessee Williams’ birth, The University of Southern MississippiDepartment of Theatre and Dance will produce what many consider a masterpiece by one of America’s greatest playwrights.

 

“A Streetcar Named Desire” hits the stage of the Martha R. Tatum Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 24 on the Hattiesburg campus.

Right off the bat, football comes to mind when the words “strength and conditioning” are mentioned. But baseball players also benefit from regimens of that nature provided by coaches who specialize in fitness training.

 

Dr. Brian Gearity, assistant professor in the Department of Human Performance and Recreation at The University of Southern Mississippi, hopes to shed more light on the intricacy of strength and conditioning in Major League Baseball as part of a current research project.

As part of an ongoing effort to prepare graduates for the business world, Career Services at The University of Southern Mississippi used its annual Spring Etiquette Dinner as a platform for polishing students’ employability.

Dawn Burgess spends most of her time working with hearing-impaired toddlers at The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi. But the educational process does not end when those youngsters leave the classroom

 

Burgess, who joined the center to fill a newly created position last August, places just as much emphasis on parental involvement as she does in teaching sessions with the children.

Erick Brown wants to help propel The University of Southern Mississippiforward. Tuesday, his fellow students gave him the chance to do just that, electing the junior from Columbus, Miss. president of its Student Government Association (SGA).

Two University of Southern Mississippi theatre students are heading to Washington, D.C. in April as national finalists for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF).

Student Government Association (SGA) President Kasey Mitchell will soon be able to add the title “world traveler” to her list of accomplishments during her tenure at The University of Southern Mississippi.

 

Mitchell, a senior from Picayune, Miss., is one of only 45 SGA presidents from across the United States selected to travel to Russia in March as part of the Open World Leadership Center’s Kremlin Fellows program.

The phrase “condom fashion show” should easily suffice in grabbing people’s attention.

 

Student Health Services at The University of Southern Mississippi hopes the unconventional “contest” will do much more than that by helping raise awareness about the dangers of unprotected sex.

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.

The Southern Chorale, renowned as the premiere chorale ensemble at The University of Southern Mississippi, will perform a free concert at the St. Louis Cathedral at New Orleans’ Jackson Square on Friday, Feb. 11.

More than 100 high school students from across the state participated in the second annual Polymer Science High School Day Jan. 28 at The University of Southern Mississippi, hosted by its School of Polymers and High Performance Materials.

Southern Miss Career Services is kicking off the spring semester by introducing “Backpack to Briefcase,” a series of new workshops aiming to assist students in the transition from college student to workplace professional.

More than 100 students representing various organizations at The University of Southern Mississippi turned out Monday for a community service project in conjunction with the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.

A National Science Foundation (NSF) grant managed through The University of Southern Mississippi provides invaluable learning experiences for area high school students that include field trips to the Lake Thoreau nature preserve managed through the university’s Department of Biological Sciences.

In January of last year, the world watched as the small country of Haiti was rocked by a catastrophic earthquake that left thousands dead, millions homeless and communities in ruin. 

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Southern Chorale and its men’s a cappella ensemble, Spirit of Southern, will perform throughout Jamaica during a special concert tour Jan. 6-13.