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LONG BEACH, Miss. – A standing-room-only crowd filled The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus auditorium as the Southern Miss Gulf Coast Civic Chorale and Long Beach High School Concert Choir sang for the “Tribute to 9/11” performance Sunday, Sept. 11.

Honoring the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, the Southern Miss Gulf Coast Civic Chorale presented the tribute to commemorate the tragic event with music and reflection for those who sacrificed and have been touched forever by the events of that day.

From environmental changes to emerging diseases, global health presents a major challenge to the world of public health.

 

This will be the overarching theme of the 11th Annual Public Health Symposium sponsored by the Department of Community Health Sciences and the Southern Mississippi Area Health Education Center (SMAHEC).

LONG BEACH, Miss. – The traveling exhibit, “Picking Up the Pieces: Preserving Coast Heritage,” is on display for the month of September at The University of Southern Mississippi Katrina Research Center, located on the third floor of the library on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

LONG BEACH, Miss. – The Gulf Coast Library at The University of Southern Mississippi will present the free community workshop, “Using Electronic Books Online,” Thursday, Sept. 15, from 3-4 p.m. in the library room 213 on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

As part of the library’s “60 Minutes to Success” initiative, this one-hour session will discuss how the world of books is changing. With more titles being offered in an electronic format, this workshop will show how to use NetLibrary to access this growing format.

Enrollment at The University of Southern Mississippi has reached an all-time high, as a fourth-straight record freshman class and an emphasis on student retention have pushed overall enrollment up by nearly five percent.

 

A duplicated enrollment record of 17,968 represents a substantial increase over the Fall 2010 semester, and includes another record freshman class that is eight percent larger than a year ago.

The resilient Friendship Oak on The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus is healthy and steadily growing six years after Hurricane Katrina struck the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

LONG BEACH, Miss. -- University of Southern Mississippi officials broke ground today on restoration projects at the Gulf Park campus involving Hardy Hall and Lloyd Hall – both of which were severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina six years ago.

 Honoring the 10th anniversary of the Sept.11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the Southern Miss Gulf Coast Civic Chorale will present “A Tribute to 9/11” on Sunday, Sept. 11, at 4 p.m. in the Fleming Education Center auditorium on The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

With an eye toward going smoke-free in the future, The University of Southern Mississippi is taking the first step toward that goal by initiating a new smoking policy to be phased in during this fall semester on the Hattiesburg campus.

LONG BEACH, Miss. – The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach was buzzing with activity as new and returning students walked around campus on the first day of fall semester classes August 24. Late registration continues through September 2.

 (Southern Miss University Communications photo by Charmaine Schmermund)

The Gulf Coast Library at The University of Southern Mississippi will present the free community workshop, “Learn How to Use Microsoft Office” Thursday, Sept. 1 from 3 – 4 p.m. in library room 213 on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

LONG BEACH, Miss. – University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast student Carlton Anderson of Biloxi, left, receives his free Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 10.1 mobile tablet (UTab)from Dr. Frances Lucas, Southern Miss Gulf Coast vice president and campus executive officer.

As an Honors College student, Anderson was one of nearly 30 students selected to receive the tablet with fellow Honors College classmates, Student Government Association officers, Southern Connection Team, and presidents of each student organization.

LONG BEACH, Miss. – University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast senior Sonyetta Cook shops for textbooks for the 2011-12 fall semester. The Southern Miss Gulf Coast Barnes and Nobles Bookstore has recently moved from the Gulf Coast Student Service Center in Gulfport to the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. The bookstore is now located on Gulf Park Drive north of Hardy Hall.

Store hours are 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Friday. For more information, please call 228.214.3479.

On the sixth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the Gulf Coast Library at The University of Southern Mississippi will host a book talk and signing featuring former CNN correspondent and Bay St. Louis native, Kathleen Koch, Monday, Aug. 29, from 5-6 p.m.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Research Laboratory’s first Science Café,  “Sea Monsters: Myth and Mystery,” will be held Tuesday, August 30, from 6-7:30 p.m. in GCRL’s dining hall, located at 703 East Beach Drive in Ocean Springs.

The Gulf Park College for Women arch, a gift from the class of 1950, has recently been placed back in its original location overlooking the gulf after being swept away during Hurricane Katrina six years ago.

Dr. Jeffrey Lotz, chairman of the Department of Coastal Sciences at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL), has been named interim lab director. He succeeds Dr. Bill Hawkins, who retired from the position at the end of June.

With the new school year approaching, the Autism Project at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast wants to remind parents and school personnel about the services available regarding children with autism.

 

In addition to the training services available for parents and school personnel, the Autism Project has space available for children with autism ranging from pre-school through second grade.

Extensive research conducted by international business students at The University of Southern found that questions still linger about the shrimp industry along the Mississippi Gulf Coast one year after the devastating Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Parent Support Group for Military Families to Meet July 28

A parent support group for military families (active duty, retired or reserves) with a child with special needs will meet from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 28 at the Technology Learning Center located on the Southern Miss Gulf Park campus in Long Beach, Miss.

The group topic for this meeting is “Military Families of Children with Special Needs: What Concerns You Most?”

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Library will feature the exhibit of Bear Point Woodworks, a display of distinctive bowls created from fallen trees during Hurricane Katrina by Frank Reed, from Aug. 3-Sept. 9. A reception honoring the artist will be held Wednesday, Aug. 3, at 12 p.m. on the first floor of the library.

Executive officers for The University of Southern Mississippi chapter of the Association of Officer Professionals were sworn in recently during an installation ceremony on the Hattiesburg campus.

The Gulf Coast Library at The University of Southern Mississippi will host a book talk and book signing with Betty Hancock Shaw, author of “Images of America: Gulfport,” on Wednesday, July 27, at 10 a.m. in room 204 of the library on the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

Dr. Terry Hazen, a leading authority on oil biodegradation will deliver a free seminar at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27, in the Caylor Auditorium at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL).