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Each year, hundreds of students from across the Mississippi Gulf Coast gear up for their schools’ annual science fairs in hopes of earning the opportunity to showcase their project at the Region VI Mississippi Science and Engineering Fair. The regional fair involves months of planning and leading this charge is University of Southern Mississippi Interim Chief Information Officer David Sliman.

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. – The University of Southern Mississippi Film Department will present a free screening of the movie, “Ballast,” on Feb. 27 in the main auditorium of the Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center in Ocean Springs. The event will feature commentary beginning at 7 p.m. and the film screening will follow at 7:30 p.m.

Coffee and café, The Daily Grind, will hold a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony at noon on Thursday, Feb. 23 at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

The Student Government Association at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast is celebrating Black History Month with the free lunch and learn lecture, “Mississippi Black History,” presented by Dr. James Pat Smith, professor of history.

The University of Southern Mississippi Office of the Provost recently announced members of its faculty as recipients of various prestigious grants and honors. Excellence in instruction, research, leadership, mentorship, librarianship and service to the university were among the key criteria used in selection of the recipients.

Local artists and crafts vendors are invited to be part of the Southern Miss Jazz and Blues Festival on Saturday, April 7 at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast will host the African-American Genealogy Workshop, taught by Anne Anderson and Joyce Griffith of the Ocean Springs Genealogical Society, Saturday, Feb. 25 from 10 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. in room 204 of the library on the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

“Debris Free Seas: Small Steps, Huge Impact” will be the next family educational experience offered as part of the Explore a Seashore series through The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) and the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium.

Representatives from The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Jack and Patti Phillips Workplace Learning and Performance Institute (WLPI) have been named the first place recipients of the ROI Institute’s 2011 award for Best Published Case Study for “A Learning Intervention for Work Engagement,” which was recently published in the bookMeasuring ROI in Learning and Development: Case Studies from Global Organizations.

The Gulf Coast Library at The University of Southern Mississippi will present free community workshops throughout the month of February for the library’s “60 Minutes to Success” initiative.

The Southern Miss Gulf Coast Live Oak Writing Project will host the workshop “Connecting Writing to the Common Core State Standards in the Science Classroom”on Tuesday, Feb. 7 from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

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.