September 15, 2014  

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The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast is now offering French as an option for students needing to satisfy a foreign language requirement while attending the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

Three Pine Belt area transfer students have received full scholarships to The University of Southern Mississippi through the University’s Jubilee Scholarship Program.

 

Sarah “Katie” Folkes is a recent graduate of Jones County Junior College; Jaci Aymond earned her two-year degree from Pearl River Community College, while Hayley Moreland graduated from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.

Dr. Robin Overstreet, longtime scientist at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL), is being featured as part of a special series on influential researchers at the lab who are retiring or near retirement.

Seatrout Population Enhancement Cooperative, a partnership among the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL), the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (DMR) and the Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) of Mississippi since 2005, will release thousands of spotted seatrout fingerlings into the waters of Saint Louis Bay the week of Aug. 13-17 at Cedar Point Boat Launch, Bay St. Louis, Miss. and Merlin Necaise Boat Launch on the Wolf River.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast will host fall 2012 orientation for new undergraduate students at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, in the Fleming Education Center at the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. Registration and advisement for new undergraduate and new graduate students will be held from 2-6 p.m.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast is offering various intersession courses from August 6 – 17 where students may complete the class session within two weeks.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast has hired Jessica L. Breazeale and Patricia Craft as admissions counselors.

The University of Southern Mississippi Technology Learning Center (TLC) honored the team members, coaches and supporters of the 2011-2012 TLC Golden Eagles wheelchair basketball team at a celebration ceremony held July 27 at the TLC facility on the Southern Miss Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

Dr. Sandra Bishop, assistant professor in the College of Nursing at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, has been named associate dean for the college. The College of Nursing was elevated from a school to one of six Southern Miss colleges effective July 1.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Libraries will host the free webinar, “Proposal Writing Basics,” for nonprofit groups looking for guidance on how to write grant proposals on Thursday, Aug. 16, from 12 – 1 p.m. in room 213 of the Gulf Coast Library on the Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach.

Dr. Heather Annulis, associate professor and assistant director of the Workplace Learning and Performance Institute at The University of Southern Mississippi, delivered a presentation during the 12th International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change Management earlier this month in Chicago.

The topic of her paper was "Change Leaders' Reflections of Hurricane Katrina: A Qualitative Review." Janea McDonald, a current doctoral student in human capital development, served as co-presenter.

Three veteran scientists from The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Research Lab (GCRL), including Tom McIlwain, Harriet Perry and Jim Franks, recently presented the Issues + Answers Lecture “Pioneers of the Gulf” at the Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center for Arts and Education in Ocean Springs.

The Technology Learning Center (TLC) at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast is launching “Project Slam Dunk: Connecting People with Sports” to give people with disabilities who live in remote areas of south Mississippi the opportunity to participate in recreational activities.

What do Antarctica and Mars have in common? Turns out, just enough to suit University of Southern Mississippi marine science Assistant Professor Scott Milroy.

 

Thanks to a NASA-funded research grant, Milroy is embarking on a year-long project that includes an attempt to grow a form of blue-green algae – known as cyanobacteria – in incubation chambers at the Stennis Space Center. Milroy hopes to mimic conditions that exist on the surface of Mars.

Dr. Ray Newman, a longtime health care executive and higher education scholar, has been named chair of the Department of Community Health Sciences at The University of Southern Mississippi.

The Sun Herald and The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast will present the Issues + Answers lecture, “Pioneers of the Gulf: Sharing a Century of Knowledge about Gulf of Mexico Fisheries” Wednesday, July 18 at 7 p.m. in the Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center auditorium.

 

When researchers and faculty members at Mississippi's research universities and institutions switch on their computers this morning, they have a new direct connection to the ultrafast Internet2 network via the new Jackson Internet2 connector site.

Dr. Tom Lansford, academic dean and political science professor at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, served as co-author of the new book, “The Obama Presidency: A Preliminary Assessment,” published by State University of New York Press.

Dr. Martha Saunders returned to The University of Southern Mississippi in 2007 pledging to “build trust, build a team and build a campus.” After five years of leading her alma mater as its ninth president, she returns to its faculty having done that and much more.

 

Saunders announced her resignation from the presidency in April and will leave her post on Friday, at which time she will join the faculty at Southern Miss Gulf Coast.

When Shirley Abels made the decision to return to school to earn her bachelor’s degree in fall 2002, she was planning for the career after her current one.

With 32 percent of full time University employees making gifts to The University of Southern Mississippi Foundation, the 2012 Campaign for Southern Miss has exceeded its goal.

 

The Campaign, which was an effort to increase the number of Southern Miss faculty and staff that give back to the University through the USM Foundation, began on July 1, 2011, and will end on June 30, 2012.

Pelagia noctiluca, a relative of the common sea nettle, has been found in large numbers near the barrier islands in recent days.

Dr. Frances Lucas, vice president and campus executive officer at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, has announced that Dr. Eric Powell will become the new director of the university’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) in Ocean Springs.

The Katrina Research Center at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, along with the Mississippi Humanities Council and Gulf Coast artist Lori K. Gordon, announce the latest exhibition of The Labat Project at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s Jackson County Campus Library. It is currently on display at the library through July 31.