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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.

Bay St. Louis artist Lori K. Gordon will give an artist talk at the exhibit opening of “Creoles of Hancock County: The Labat Project” Thursday, May 3 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Biloxi Main Library, located at 580 Howard Avenue in Biloxi.

Dr. Douglas Bristol, associate professor of history at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, recently received a special invitation from Damian and Jermaine Johnson, owners of the No Grease chain of barber shops in Charlotte, N.C., to give a talk and sign copies of his book, Knights of the Razor: Black Barbers in Slavery and Freedom.

Dr. Mary Graham, president of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (MGCCC), will serve as the spring 2012 commencement speaker for The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast. The ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 12, at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi.

Two years after the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, The University of Southern Mississippi Center for Oral History continues its work capturing the stories of those whose livelihood depends on the Gulf Coast’s seafood industry, which was threatened by the ecological disaster.

 

With the support of a grant from the National Marine Fisheries Service, the Center has talked with crabbers, shrimpers and oyster harvesters across the Gulf of Mexico about the challenges the disaster has presented to their way of life and the foodways of the region.

Employment has been a problem for many Mississippians in recent years, but the employment outlook for Mississippi’s youth and young adults with disabilities, particularly individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities, is especially bleak.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast is well on its way with two historic restoration projects, two renovations and one new construction project on the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

 

Over six years after Hurricane Katrina heavily damaged the university’s beachfront campus, work is underway to restore buildings that once housed offices, classrooms and various departments

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Office of University Communications received five professional awards at the 2012 Public Relations Association of Mississippi (PRAM) awards banquet in Columbus, Miss.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Research Laboratory’s Marine Education Center in Ocean Springs offers its popular Sea Camp for the 28th year this summer along with the Shark Fest day camp, now in its second year. Both will be offered in sessions for various age groups in June and July.

Volunteers for The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast’s Big Event, a university-wide community service project, spent their Saturday among several sites on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. With nearly 70 volunteers participating in various projects, the Big Event was a big success in spreading community service awareness.

 

Southern Miss Gulf Coast students, faculty and staff participated in one of four projects along the coast on Saturday, April 14.

The Southern Miss Gulf Coast Civic Chorale will perform “The Music of Rodgers and Hammerstein,” at two concerts in the Fleming Education Center auditorium at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. The concerts will be held Friday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 29 at 3 p.m.