October 2, 2014  

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The Katrina Research Center at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast invites the Mississippi Gulf Coast community to a Hurricane Katrina commemoration event featuring the students of Biloxi School District who contributed to the book, “The Storm: Students of Biloxi, Mississippi, Remember Hurricane Katrina.”

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast recently held its faculty orientation at the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach, welcoming 15 new faculty members.

As the Southern Miss Gulf Coast Civic Chorale prepares for a new season of performances along the Mississippi Gulf Coast, several members reflect on the chorale’s beginning nearly two decades earlier.

Just in time for back-to-school,busy University of Southern Mississippistudents on the go can now quickly and easily check out the campus dining hall menu, find nutrition information, provide feedback and more — all with a click of their Smartphone. Eagle Dining has launched its CampusDish® Mobile App to assist students in making healthy, informed meal selections.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Libraries will host a reception Thursday, Sept. 6 from 4 – 6 p.m. for the art exhibit of Gulfport artist and Southern Miss alumna Linda Lang Ishee, currently on display at the library at the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

The Hurricane Katrina commemoration event hosted by the Katrina Research Center at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 29, has been postponed until further notice.

LONG BEACH, Miss. – The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast will be closed all day Tuesday, August 28, and all day Wednesday, August 29. Tuesday and Wednesday classes will not meet due to the anticipated effects of Tropical Storm Isaac.

 

Continue to monitor usm.edu/gulfcoast and local media outlets.

 

* Updates regarding operations on the university’s Hattiesburg campus will be released early Monday afternoon.

With just a hint of autumn in the air, students congregated on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach on Wednesday, Aug. 22 for the first day of classes in the 2012 Fall Semester.

For any youngster dreaming of one day studying sharks and shark behavior, the Shark Fest Summer Camp offers a real-life glimpse.

 

Sponsored by the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory Marine Education Center in Oceans Springs, the five-day camp gives junior and senior high students a chance to visit the top shark fishing hotspots around the Barrier Islands aboard a research vessel.

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.