April 16, 2014  

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Among 18 teams from Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, a team of three University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast students were named winners of the 2011 Deloitte Consulting’s Hattiesburg Invitational Programming Competition held Feb. 19 at the Deloitte Hattiesburg Delivery Center.

The University of Southern MississippiGulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) will host an evening with award-winning nature photographer Tom Ulrich at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 3, in GCRL’s Caylor Auditorium.

There’s a lot more to be learned than what is found in textbooks, as students from The University of Southern Mississippi discovered when taking part in Export University, which was held Feb. 23-24 on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach, Miss.

With walking shoes tied and water in hand, University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast employees and students took to the streets of the Gulf Park campus for a one-mile walk to kick off WOW! (Working on Wellness), a program focused on developing healthier lifestyles at the university.

A variety of factors could have lead to the death of dolphin calves that recently washed up on the Mississippi shore, says a University of Southern Mississippi professor who conducts research on dolphins.

Doing business in the 21st century means even the smallest companies can, and often do, sell services and goods to a global market and need to be savvy to the intricate rules and regulations of exporting products.

University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast students and alumni will have the opportunity to meet with prospective employers at Career Night Thursday, March 3 from 4 – 6 p.m. in the Fleming Education Center rotunda at the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

Francesca Linthicum, graphic designer and communication specialist for The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, was the recipient of two silver ADDY awards at the Mississippi Gulf Coast American Advertising Federation awards show Feb. 19 at the Beau Rivage in Biloxi.

Linthicum received an award in the mixed media for local consumer category for her entry, “Welcome Week.” Her second award was for the entry, “Heart Walk Tee” in the public service for direct marketing category.

The University of Southern Mississippi has a new Android app available which allows the Southern Miss community to stay connected to campus at anytime and from anyplace.

In helping make The University of Southern Mississippi a welcoming environment for persons with disabilities, the Southern Miss Office of Disability Accommodations (ODA) reminds students, faculty, staff and visitors to avoid blocking the use of campus features that create access for persons with disability.

The library at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach will host a book talk and brown bag lunch featuring author Gail C. Fusco to discuss and sign her book Mama Nettie’s Time to Love. The event will take place Wednesday, Feb. 23 at noon in room 204 of the library.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast is offering a Graduate Record Exam (GRE) preparation course that will be held on the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

The prep course will require participants to meet for three Saturday sessions from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. The meeting dates are March 5, March 19 and April 2. The course will cover all aspects of the GRE which include analytical, verbal and reading comprehension.

The Katrina Research Center at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast welcomes artist Lori K. Gordon’s new series, “Six Degrees: West to East” for public exhibition through April 20.

A different type of hurricane warning was in effect when a team of Poplarville High School students blew away its competition in the annual Hurricane Bowl contest at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) in Ocean Springs, Miss.

University of Southern Mississippi President Martha Saunders and members of the Executive Cabinet have accepted the recommendations of the Program Elimination Appeals Committee regarding academic programs scheduled for elimination in fiscal year 2012.

The Forrest County Emergency Management Agency is advising local residents to be prepared for the potential impact of a severe weather system predicted to move through the Pine Belt and other parts of the state this afternoon. The Southern Miss Police Department urges students, faculty and staff to use caution today in making decisions about travel to and from the Hattiesburg campus.

 

Conditions associated with this weather system could include strong thunderstorms, heavy rains and high winds. Monitor local news via television, radio and internet for updates.

Vendors who want to be part of the Southern Miss Jazz and Blues Festival now have until Feb. 15 to take advantage of the reduced registration rate of $25. After Feb. 15, the rate increases to $40 for the 10’ x 10’ space. The free event will be held Saturday, April 23 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.  

With a gift of $10,000 to The University of Southern Mississippi Foundation, alumnus E.G. Warren has established the E.G. and Darlene Warren Scholarship Endowment.

Gulf Coast residents can experience a combination of film screenings, music and dance concerts as part of the Spring 2011 Gulf Coast Arts Series hosted by the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus.

A $10 million construction project has received approval from the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) allowing The University of Southern Mississippi to construct the 36,000 square foot Science Building on the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

Editor Note:The letter given to President Martha Saunders may be accessed in PDF form at: www.usm.edu/budget. One paragraph has been redacted for matters of personnel privacy.

 

A committee of deans and faculty members at The University of Southern Mississippi has completed the appeals process for programs slated to be eliminated and presented its report to President Martha Saunders.

Cynthia Render-Leach, human resources manager at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, recently received the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification through the Human Resources Certification Institute.

With the PHR certification, Render-Leach has met the high standards of education, experience and demonstrated knowledge established by the institute. To earn the PHR certification, professionals are required to meet specific eligibility requirements and pass a comprehensive written examination.

Local artists and crafts vendors are invited to be part of the Southern Miss Jazz and Blues Festival Saturday, April 23 at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

Vendors who register by Tuesday, Feb. 1 are eligible for a $25 rate for the 10’ x 10’ space. After Feb. 1 the rate is $40.