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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.

LONG BEACH, Miss. – Top female leaders from industries throughout the Mississippi Gulf Coast will take part in a panel discussion at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27.

The panel discussion, “Women Leaders of the Gulf Coast,” will be held in the Fleming Education Center auditorium. In discussing their successes and challenges, panelists will share their journeys to their current leadership positions and answer audience questions.

Panelists include:

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast student organizations are sponsoring a fall festival from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20 on the library lawn at the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

LONG BEACH, Miss. – In an effort to raise awareness about civility within the social media universe, The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast is participating in a university-wide campaign where significant steps have been taken to point out the dangers of social media use and provide guidelines for students and employees.

Between Oct. 22-27, Southern Miss will launch a social media blitz designed to raise awareness about social network conduct through a series of promotions and activities under the banner “Civility.”

As the social media universe continues to expand at an incredible pace, so too does the potential for abuse, misuse and unforeseen embarrassment.

 

At The University of Southern Mississippi, significant steps have been taken to point out the dangers of social media use and provide guidelines for students and employees on the Hattiesburg campus, as well as the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach and the Gulf Coast Student Service Center.

LONG BEACH, Miss. – The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Office of University Communications received three professional awards at the 2011 Southern Public Relations Federation (SPRF) Awards Banquet in Point Clear, Ala.

The office includes Shelia White, director of university communications, Judy Isbell, director of web services, and Charmaine Schmermund, public relations associate.

LONG BEACH, Miss. – Dr. MD Sarder, assistant professor and program coordinator in Industrial Engineering Technology at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, has been selected as an Outstanding New Advisor Award winner in the faculty academic advising category from the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) as part of the 2011 Annual Awards Program for Academic Advising.

University of Southern Mississippi Center for Policy and Resilience student representatives Jennifer Crosslin, Zach Mellen, and Daniel D. Guice III attended the 9/11 Tenth Anniversary Summit: “Remembrance, Renewal, Resilience” in Washington, D.C., in September.

Homecoming spirit is soaring at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast as the first homecoming maid has been selected to represent the university’s Gulf Park campus and five teaching and research sites.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi is known for its leadership in the area of therapeutic recreation. 

 

This leadership will once again be prominent when the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) Board of Directors presents educational sessions at a conference set for Oct. 20 at the Southern Miss Gulf Park campus in Long Beach, Miss.

The School of Social Work at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast will conduct a research study Saturday, Oct. 1 involving randomly selected residences south of Interstate 10 in Hancock, Harrison and Jackson Counties. The data collected will be used for a research study concerning the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Russ Willis, vice president of Administrative Affairs at The University of Southern Mississippi, has announced that Linda Rasmussen will become the university’s new Director of Human Resources, effective Nov. 1.