November 23, 2014  

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LONG BEACH, Miss. – Dr. Michael Mong, assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, was named the winner of the Psi Chi fundraiser, “Dress Like Freud for a Day.”

With four teams from The University of Southern Mississippi and four teams from local community colleges, the competition in this year’s annual Scholars Bowl at Southern Miss Gulf Coast was especially tough.

The Department of Economic and Workforce Development at The University of Southern Mississippi will host the 2012 Evaluation Week March 12 – 16 at the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

The Catholic Student Association (CSA), an organization which has been an effort several years in the making, has recently been established as a chartered organization at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast.

The Jack and Patti Phillips Workplace Learning and Performance Institute at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast will host a complimentary breakfast featuring Dr. Rebecca Ray, senior vice president of human capital at The Conference Board and leader of the Human Capital Practice, Thursday, March 15 from 7:45 – 9:30 a.m. at the Great Southern Club, located atop the Hancock Bank building in downtown Gulfport.

The Southern Miss Gulf Coast Civic Chorale will present “The Music of Mack Wilberg” in two upcoming concerts on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Dr. Wilberg serves as the current conductor for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in Salt Lake City, Utah. 
 

This briefs package highlights timely news and events from The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast. For more information on any of the stories below or for assistance in arranging interviews, contact Southern Miss Gulf Coast University Communications at 228.865.4573.

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.