July 28, 2015  

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As the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina nears, a decade-old play based upon the devastating storm will make a revival during special performances next month in Hattiesburg and Ocean Springs, Miss.

The Institute for Disability Studies (IDS) at The University of Southern Mississippi has fortified its leadership team with the naming of two new directorships. Dr. Rebekah Young has been named associate director, while Dr. Jerry R. Alliston has been named community education director.

The Institute for Disability Studies at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus has partnered with Special Olympics of Mississippi to host the Area Three Games on Saturday, August 8, at the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. Volunteers are needed to assist with nearly 100 athletes participating in the games.

Doctoral students from the United States and abroad have descended upon The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach to participate in a new, cutting-edge program in International Development.

University of Southern Mississippi senior Brenna Landis, a resident of Biloxi who is working on a double major in English and political science, recently attended the 6th annual Citizens’ Climate Lobby International Conference in Washington, D.C. June 21 – 23. The goal of the conference is “bringing together 1,000 volunteers dedicated to building the political will for a livable world.”

Recent University of Southern Mississippi graduate Stephanie Lane McCracken of D'Iberville has been awarded a fellowship worth $5,000 by The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi—the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.

Dr. Casey Maugh Funderburk has been named The University of Southern Mississippi’s Interim Associate Provost for Gulf Park, effective August 1. The appointment follows Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Steven Moser’s decision to suspend the position’s original search process until a permanent provost is named.

The University of Southern Mississippi research community applauded the news today that Mississippi has reached an agreement in principle with British Petroleum (BP) to settle claims related to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster.

University of Southern Mississippi student Bianca Stewart of Gulfport has been selected as a scholar in the prestigious Ronald E. McNair Scholars Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program. The program is designed to prepare undergraduate college students for doctoral studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities.

The Thad Cochran Marine Aquaculture Center at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory in Ocean Springs made a donation of live seatrout this week to the Scranton Museum in Pascagoula.

 

Former astronaut Bernard A. Harris Jr., reminded a group of attendees at a summer camp bearing his name that the same wide-eyed wonder they exhibit today helped catapult him to heights he once considered unrealistic.

 

Harris addressed a group of 46 elementary and middle school students on Friday, June 26 to close out the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp at The University of Southern Mississippi. The Southern Miss camp, held June 14-27, featured rising 6th, 7th and 8th grade students from 33 different schools in 21 cities across the state.

MBA alumni were welcomed back to The University of Southern Mississippi at the Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach on Tuesday, June 16, for the first reunion in the program’s more than 50-year history.

Dr. Deanne Stephens Nuwer has been named Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Letters at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus. Nuwer has previously served as an associate professor of history and history pedagogy at the Gulf Park campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi will welcome the nation’s first class of undergraduates seeking a degree in Marine Science with an emphasis in hydrography when the 2015-16 Fall Semester begins in August.

The Office of Admissions at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach recently hired Ashley Burton as an admissions counselor to focus on university recruiting in the business, government, and industry sectors along the Gulf Coast, including the military and gaming workforce.

Dr. Jim Black, an alumnus of the Department of Human Capital Development program at The University of Southern Mississippi, was presented the Dissertation Award during the Association for Talent Development (ATD) 2015 International Conference and Exposition held last month in Orlando, Fla.

A team comprised of University of Georgia researchers and colleagues in the ECOGIG -- Ecosystem Impacts of Oil and Gas Inputs to the Gulf -- Research Consortium has neared the midway point in a three-and-half-week-long research cruise on board the R/V Endeavor, a vessel owned by the National Science Foundation and operated by the University of Rhode Island.

The Department of Human Capital Development at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach hosted its second annual awards ceremony last month recognizing the program’s “Guest Gurus,” 2014-2015 graduates, and presenting awards to students and alumnus.

The Gulf Coast Library at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach is currently exhibiting artwork created by members of the university’s faculty and staff.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) has named Pam Moeller the new Director of External Relations.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi has named Dr. Steve Miller its new vice president for the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach, Miss., pending approval by the Board of Trustees of the State Institutions of Higher Learning.

 

Miller has served for the past 12 months as interim vice president for the Gulf Park campus. During that time, the campus has seen tremendous growth with several projects completed under Miller’s leadership including: three new Gulf Park facilities – a health center, a fitness center and a building to house the School of Social Work.

Several University of Southern Mississippi staff members were honored for their work at the College Public Relations Association of Mississippi (CPRAM) Conference held May 18-19 in Tupelo, Miss. The CPRAM awards recognizes exceptional work by communications, marketing and public relations professionals at colleges and universities across the state of Mississippi.

Elections were held during the spring semester at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus for the 2015 – 2016 Student Government Association (SGA).

The University of Southern Mississippi, in collaboration with the United States Coast Guard, announced today the establishment of a Coast Guard Auxiliary University Program (AUP) located on the university’s Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach.