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Allisa Beck, collection management librarian at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Library, has been named recipient of the Mary Ellen Alexander Lifetime Achievement Award. She was presented the annual award by the Long Beach Historical Society at their Jan. 9 reception.

The University of Southern Mississippi Women's and Gender Studies Program and the College of Arts and Letters will present the lecture “How to Break a Terrorist” by former Air Force Interrogator Matthew Alexander on Monday, Feb. 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the Fleming Education Center auditorium on the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

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 premiere exhibition of The Labat Project. Unveiling of the exhibit will be at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6 at the Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library, located at 312 Highway 90 in Bay St. Louis.

LONG BEACH, Miss. – The College of Arts and Letters at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast will host the Spring Poetry Reading Series, which will feature literary selections of a local poet and an open microphone session on the last Wednesday of each month during the spring semester.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast will host spring 2012 orientation for new undergraduate students at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11 in the Fleming Education Center at the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. Registration and advisement for new undergraduate students, new graduate students and returning students will be held from 2 – 6 p.m.

Linda Jordan, assistant to the dean for the College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, was recently presented the 2011 Office Personnel Staff Excellence Award, which came with a commemorative plaque and a $1,200 monetary gift.

Offices at The University of Southern Mississippi’s main campus in Hattiesburg and the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach will close for the holidays at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 20 and reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012.

Dr. Marco Wolf’s class learned more than creative marketing while working on a project for the Harrison County Beautification Commission. The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast students also learned important lessons about recycling and working together as a team.

University of Southern Mississippi Director of Athletics Richard Giannini announced his retirement today, effective in early January and will remain with the program through the coaching search process. 

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast held a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, Dec. 7 for the restoration of Elizabeth Hall and the newly appointed Health Sciences Building on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

Singer, songwriter and University of Southern Mississippi alumnus Jimmy Buffett, alongside his sisters Lucy Buffett and Laurie Buffett McGuane, performed a one-of-a-kind christening for their donated vessel, Miss Peetsy B, at the university’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory in Ocean Springs on Monday, Dec. 5.

 

In honor of their mother, Mary Loraine “Peets” Buffett, her children christened the boat with Jimmy’s own island style beverage, Land Shark Lager. The vessel’s donors and Southern Miss administrators welcomed the vessel with the university’s alumni, distinguished guests and the fifth grade Leadership Team from Taconi Elementary School, representing the many students who will benefit from the educational opportunities provided by the Miss Peetsy B.

The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning demonstrated great support for  Commissioner of Higher Education Dr. Hank Bounds when they voted unanimously to extend his contract for four more years.

LONG BEACH, Miss. –  A team of four University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast seniors received the first place overall award in the Southeastern Small College Programming Contest at the 25th Annual Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges (CCSC): Southeastern Conference.

Approximately 1,270 students are candidates for degrees this fall at The University of Southern Mississippi, which holds its commencement exercises on its Hattiesburg campus Friday, Dec. 16.

 

U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss) will be the fall 2011 commencement speaker for two graduation ceremonies at Reed Green Coliseum.

LONG BEACH, Miss. – The Gulf Coast Library at The University of Southern Mississippi will present free community workshops in the month of December for the library’s “60 Minutes to Success” initiative. The one-hour sessions will be held in the library room 213 on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

In keeping with its generous history of contributions to The University of Southern Mississippi, the Luckyday Foundation has made a $4 million gift commitment to be used for construction of new student housing.

The Southern Miss Gulf Coast Civic Chorale will continue its annual tradition of delighting audiences with festive holiday music by performing two concerts on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

University of Southern Mississippi officials are reviewing possible errors in the implementation of the Southern Miss U-Tab pilot program.

 

Three Southern Miss employees have been placed on administrative leave pending a completion of the review: Chief Information Officer Homer Coffman, Director of Procurement and Contract Services Mike Herndon, and Dr. Bob Lyman, who resigned his position as Provost on Wednesday but remains a member of the faculty.

According to United Nations figures, an estimated 2.5 million people around the world are in forced labor, including sexual exploitation, at any given time as a result of human trafficking. In an effort to shed light on this disturbing statistic, the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at The University of Southern Mississippi, partnered with Advocates for Freedom (AFF), will host a presentation of the film, "Sex + Money: A National Search for Human Worth” Nov. 21.

The School of Social Work at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast will conduct a research study on Saturday, Nov. 12, involving randomly selected residences in Bolivar, Coahoma, and Washington Counties.

The researchers, who will collect data from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., are students from Southern Miss, Delta State University, Mississippi Valley State University and Jackson State University. The data collected will be used for a research study concerning the effects of the Mississippi River flooding in 2011.

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST – University of Southern Mississippi students learned firsthand about the Mississippi Gulf Coast through the eyes of a tourist. Traveling by trolley cars to various coast sites, more than 60 students and two faculty members made the Mississippi Gulf Coast their classroom on Wednesday, Nov. 2.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Katrina Research Center will host New York artist Terence Netter’s exhibit, “The 9/11 Series.” The exhibit will be on display on the third floor of the Gulf Coast Library at the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast presented the 2011 Outstanding Staff Awards to three staff members for the integral role they play in providing support to the university on the Gulf Coast.

University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Homecoming Maid Ashley Halferty of Kiln (left) tosses beads to faculty, staff and students during the university’s Golf Cart Spirit Parade October 19.