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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.

Dr. Aubrey K. Lucas has announced that Jeff Hammond will serve as The University of Southern Mississippi’s next athletics director, pending approval of the Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning.

 

The Office of University Communications at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast was presented six awards in the senior division at the College Public Relations Association of Mississippi (CPRAM) 2012 awards luncheon May 22 in Gulfport.

From left to right, Larry Gregory, executive director of the Mississippi Casino Operators Association (MCOA), presents University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast students Craig Mackay of Gulfport and Jennifer Hightower of Diamondhead with plaques recognizing them as the 2012-2013 MCOA scholarship recipients. Gregory and the students are recognized alongside Dr. Evelyn Green, far right, instructor in the Southern Miss Department of Casino, Hospitality and Tourism Management.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Library will host a reception Thursday, May 31 from 3 – 6 p.m. for the Pass Christian Art Association (PCAA) group art exhibit currently on display at the library.

Sport fishing research and education conducted at the University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) received a boost recently from MS Gulf Coast Fishing Tournaments Inc. 

Dr. D. Jay Grimes, professor of marine microbiology in the Department of Coastal Sciences at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) has been chosen to chair the Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Oceans and Human Health at the University of New England, Biddeford, Maine on June 3- 8.

Continuing a commitment to promote common goals between higher education and industry, The University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation (CLTT) invitedindustry professionals to its Industry Advisory Council (IAC) Summit Thursday at the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

On Saturday, University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast students will begin their journey to the latter half of the university’s slogan, “Stay Here. Go Far.” With 304 candidates eligible for degrees from Southern Miss Gulf Coast, 258 spring and summer semester graduates will participate in the commencement ceremony at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi.

Gulf Coast History Student Named 2012 Jack Lucas Award Recipient

University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast student Stacie Watts of Gulfport was recently named the recipient of the 2012 Jack Lucas Award, presented by the university’s Jack Lucas Award Committee and the Center for the Study of War and Society.

Approximately 1,900 students will mark a major milestone in their lives when they receive their diplomas at The University of Southern Mississippi this weekend during graduation ceremonies in Hattiesburg and Biloxi.

In celebration of its 90th anniversary, Mississippi Export Railroad Company established the Mississippi Export Railroad Gulf Coast Scholarship Endowment with a gift of $50,000 to The University of Southern Mississippi Foundation.

LONG BEACH, Miss. – Industry professionals working in logistics, trade and transportation are invited to attend the Industry Advisory Council (IAC) Summit Thursday, May 17, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on the third floor of The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Library on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. The IAC Summit is presented by the university’s Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation.

The Bay St. Louis chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) will present a check for $2,500 to The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) on Saturday, May 5 at the Garfield Ladner Memorial Pier in Waveland.

Jim Franks first came to The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) in the summer of 1963 to participate in an undergraduate marine ichthyology course.  Some 50 years later, Franks has become one of the most recognized and recognizable scientists at GCRL.

Four outreach/awareness sessions on employment for youth and young adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities will be held on the Mississippi Gulf Coast on May 7-8. All sessions will be held at the Technology Learning Center on The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus at 730 East Beach Boulevard in Long Beach.

Returning to familiar territory, Dr. Aubrey K. Lucas has been selected to serve as the interim president for the University of Southern Mississippi, the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning announced on Tuesday, May 1.