March 2, 2015  

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The University of Southern Mississippi has added a valuable resource to its exploration and research efforts beneath the Gulf waters with the purchase of the “Point Sur” vessel from the San Jose State University Research Foundation.

After introducing a fitness center and offering healthier food options at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus, the university’s campus in Long Beach has now been recognized as a Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association. This designation was awarded to the Southern Miss Gulf Park campus for providing opportunities for employees to live a healthier lifestyle.

For the fifth year in a row, local artist Elizabeth Huffmaster has been commissioned to provide a one-of-a-kind painting representing this year’s Southern Miss Jazz and Blues Festival. Held at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach, this year’s festival will take place Saturday, April 4 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Dr. Shahdad Naghshpour, professor of international development at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus, led a contingent of current International Development doctoral program students to participate in the 52nd annual Academy of Economics and Finance Conference held earlier this month in Jacksonville, Fla.

Dr. Robert Pauly, associate professor of international policy and development at The University of Southern Mississippi, Dr. Tom Lansford, professor of political science at Southern Miss, and Jack Covarrubias, director of the Southern Miss Gulf Park campus Learning Commons, served as co-authors for the paper, “The Obama Administration’s Homeland Security Policy and the 2012 Campaign.”

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Library, in partnership with the Alliance for Equality student organization, has established a Diversity Book Club. For the club’s first meeting, the award-winning documentary, “The Times of Harvey Milk,” will be featured Monday, Feb. 23 beginning at 12:15 p.m. in the Learning Commons, located on the first floor of the library on the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

University of Southern Mississippi President Dr. Rodney D. Bennett and Dr. Steven G. Miller, interim vice president for the Gulf Park campus at Southern Miss, presented the Outstanding Staff Awards as well as the inaugural Students’ Choice Award at the 2015 Employee Appreciation Luncheon held Feb. 12 in the Hardy Hall ballroom.

The Gulf Coast Library at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach is featuring a new exhibit by artist Joy Jennings. “The Art of Joy Jennings,” which is currently on display, is a collection of her oil on canvas artwork.

The Student Government Association at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus is hosting the second annual Krewe of Southern Miss Mardi Gras Ball on Friday, Feb. 13, from 7 until 11 p.m. in the Hardy Hall Ballroom, located on the university’s campus in Long Beach.

Cagney Weaver, a Biloxi native and University of Southern Mississippi alumna, is the first Biloxi School District teacher to be recognized with the prestigious Milken Educator Award. Only 40 teachers across the United States receive the Milken Award annually.

Local artists and crafts vendors are invited to be part of the 6th Annual Southern Miss Jazz and Blues Festival on Saturday, April 4, at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

Interest has been so significant in The University of Southern Mississippi’s initial MBA online classes that College of Business officials will offer the entire program through an online delivery format by 2016. Students can start now to take two classes per term and complete the MBA program in approximately two years.

Dr. Tom Lansford, professor of political science at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus, is editor for the “Political Handbook of the World 2014.”

Dr. Hans W. Paerl, with the Institute of Marine Sciences, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will deliver a guest lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 29 at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) in Ocean Springs, Miss.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) will host an evening with award-winning nature photographer Tom Ulrich at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, in GCRL’s Caylor Auditorium.

Partnered with the 29th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Coastwide Celebration, The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus will host “An Evening of Poetry and Jazz” Thursday, Jan. 15 from 6-9 p.m. in the Hardy Hall Ballroom on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at The University of Southern Mississippi is expanding its programs to the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. 

 

OLLI has offered programs at the Hattiesburg campus for the past 23 years.  Programming is geared toward individuals 50 years of age or older, with any level of education, working or retired.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus will host open advisement and registration for the spring 2015 semester Wednesday, January 7, from 2 – 5 p.m. in the Admissions Office, located in Hardy Hall on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. Orientation for new undergraduate students will begin at 1 p.m. on January 7 in the Hardy Hall ballroom.

Classes for spring semester begin Monday, January 12. The last day to register for full-semester classes is Friday, January 16.

In an effort to promote a healthy lifestyle and contribute to safe and secure campuses at The University of Southern Mississippi, the Gulf Park campus is now using CARES, the Campus Action Referral and Evaluation System, to report critical incidents at the university.

Dr. William “Monty” Graham, professor and chair of the Department of Marine Science at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been named to the advisory board of the Gulf Research Program.

With the end of the year approaching, many university and college students are feeling stressed as they prepare for final semester exams. To help curb that anxiety, The University of Southern Mississippi is partnering with the Visiting Pet Teams of South Mississippi to provide registered therapy dogs throughout the week of exams at the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

When it comes to affordability, The University of Southern Mississippi’s undergraduate accounting degree rates among the nation’s best in the newest rankings announced by Accounting Degree Review.

 

Accounting Degree Review researched the undergraduate education costs of all the schools in the United States accredited in accounting by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the premier accreditation agency in the world for business and accounting programs. There are currently 170 institutions with AACSB accounting accreditation.

The University of Southern Mississippi recently welcomed Jona Burton as coordinator of student life in the University’s Division of Student Affairs on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

“Military Advanced Education” (MAE) has awarded the University of Southern Mississippi the designation of a Top School in its 2015 MAE Guide to Colleges & Universities, measuring best practices in military and veteran education. The Guide is published in the December issue of MAE and available online at www.mae-kmi.com.