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Local author Terry I. Miles will hold a book signing at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus library from 2-4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7.

Miles, a Southern Miss alumni, has written 12 books in the Cozy Little Murder Mystery series. She will discuss and sign her new book, “It’s Murder… Between the Sheets.”

Copies of Miles’ book will be available for purchase and light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 228.214.3450.

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 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.

The Student Government Association at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast is supporting safe trick-or-treating by hosting, “Nightmare on Golden Eagle Street,” Friday, Oct. 26, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the Fleming Education Center on the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

The Katrina Research Center at the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast is hosting the exhibit, “Levant: A Visual Essay,” by Lori K. Gordon through January 2013. The exhibit features photographs and collages of modern life in Israel/Palestine.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Libraries will host an artist reception for coast photographer Jason Taylor Thursday, Nov. 1 from 3 – 5 p.m. in the library at the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

Dr. Cyndi Gaudet, left, and Dr. Heather Annulis have fun driving the Jack and Patti Phillips Workplace Learning and Performance Institute golf cart in The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast’s second annual Golf Cart Spirit Parade, celebrating the university’s homecoming and Spirit Week.

A free screening of the film “Otis Under Sky,” will be presented by The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Film Department Friday, Oct. 26 at 6:45 p.m. in the Fleming Education Center auditorium on the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

A signing ceremony highlighting the recently formed “Mississippi Blue Crab Aquaculture Consortium” will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 22 at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) in Ocean Springs, Miss.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast is now offering a master of science degree in American history, which can assist in the career goals of secondary teachers, military officers, civil servants, journalists and librarians.

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 Gulf Coast students have elected Amanda Crowe of Gulfport, a master’s in business administration student, to represent the student body at the university’s upcoming homecoming and Spirit Week festivities on both the Gulf Park and Hattiesburg campuses.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast will host the free public lecture, “Friendship, Death and Boethian Philosophy in the High Middle Ages” featuring Albrecht Classen, university distinguished professor at the University of Arizona. The lecture will be presented Friday, Oct. 19 at 4 p.m. at the Courtyard Marriott Beachfront Hotel in Gulfport.

 

This past summer, University of Southern Mississippi students took part in a unique study abroad experience, spending 10 days in Panama, a country rich in culture and economic growth.

The Department of Casino, Hospitality and Tourism Management at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast is offering a fully online program to earn a certificate in casino management.

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.”

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.”

Ocean Springs, MS– Local residents and visitors can celebrate the beauty of South Mississippi by participating in Nature Quest, a new series of free outdoor events in some of the most amazing places on the Gulf Coast. The events are described in the calendar below. 

Make plans to explore the bayous, bays and beaches of our area. People of all ages are encouraged to get outside and learn more about the environment, investigate the plants and animals that live here, and enjoy active recreation such as ropes courses, hiking and kayaking.

Mississippi Gaming Commission Chairman Jerry St. Pé, fifth from left, is presented original artwork from University of Southern Mississippi students, graduates and faculty of the Casino, Hospitality and Tourism degree program. The piece, unveiled to St. Pé at his last meeting of the Mississippi Gaming Commission Sept. 20 at the Beau Rivage in Biloxi, was presented the artwork for his dedication to the tourism and gaming profession which inspired Southern Miss students and alumni. Artist Katherine Miller, to the right of the piece, is a senior working on her bachelor’s degree in hotel, restaurant and tourism management. Miller incorporated various aspects of Mississippi gaming and tourism, as well as St. Pé’s image, throughout her artwork. (Southern Miss University Communications photo by Charmaine Schmermund)

TO: News editors, directors

WHAT:  The Gulf Coast Research Laboratory’s Marine Education Center is proud to announce the fall schedule of workshops for the public. These Explore a Seashore workshops are like educational vacations for people who want a better understanding of their coastal habitat. 

WHERE: Gulf Coast Research Laboratory

                 703 East Beach Drive

During The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast’s annual Fall Convocation, the 2012 Butch Oustalet Gulf Coast Outstanding Faculty Awards were presented to recipients in the areas of research, teaching and service.

The Katrina Research Center at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast is hosting the first stop for the book tour of “Not Meant to Live Like This: Weathering the Storm of Our Lives in New Orleans.” This free event will be held Wednesday, Sept. 26 from 11 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. in the Katrina Research Center, located on the third floor of the library on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

More students than ever before have entered Mississippi Public Universities, where they will begin building careers in everything from aerospace engineering to urban and regional planning. Across Mississippi's eight public universities, preliminary fall 2012 enrollment figures show an increase of 457 students from fall 2011 numbers. System-wide enrollment has increased annually since 1994.