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The Office of University Communications at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast received a total of seven awards, including the Grand Award for electronic media, in the senior division of the College Public Relations Association of Mississippi (CPRAM) 2011 awards competition May 24.

The office includes Shelia White, director of university communications, Judy Isbell, director of web services, Charmaine Schmermund, public relations associate, and Francesca Linthicum, graphic designer and communication specialist.

What began as a fledgling idea 11 years ago has blossomed into a successful, internationally recognized post-graduate program offered by The University of Southern Mississippi.

Registration for Sea Camp, the popular marine science day camp for ages 6-13, has been extended through June 3. The focus of this year’s camp, now in its 24th consecutive year, is threatened and endangered marine species.

Shugana Williams, librarian and archivist at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, has been named the 2011-2012 president of the Society of Mississippi Archivists (SMA) during the organization’s bi-annual conference held at Mississippi State University in April. As president, Williams will continue promoting quality archival education throughout the state and encourage others to utilize SMA as the main resource for preserving Mississippi's rich history.

In helping local community members prepare for the upcoming hurricane season, The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Library and Katrina Research Center will host the Amazing Library Race Wednesday, June 8, from 12 noon – 1 p.m. at the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

Faculty members in the College of Science and Technology at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast took part in a groundbreaking ceremony for the new $10 million Science Building on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach on Saturday, May 14. The faculty members decorated shovels representing their educational discipline for the event.

As The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast presents its 2011 commencement ceremony Saturday, May 14 in the Mississippi Coast Coliseum, it will be twice as special for one family celebrating the graduation of both mother and daughter.

Marlene Naquin, mathematics instructor at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, uses a protractor, ruler and geometric shapes to decorate her shovel for the groundbreaking ceremony of the university’s new Science Building on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

Faculty members in the College of Science and Technology at Southern Miss Gulf Coast will take part in the groundbreaking ceremony of their new building by decorating shovels to represent their educational discipline. The groundbreaking is set for 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 14.

Dr. David Butler,director and associate professor of the International Development (IDV) Doctoral Program at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, and Dr. Edward Sayre, assistant director and associate professor for IDV, will use a $450,000 federal grant to continue their research on Hurricane Katrina by studying the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

The Southern Miss Steel Pan Orchestra, also known as SoMiSPO, will perform a free concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, in the Fleming Education Center auditorium at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

SoMiSPO has several different voices in the steel band instrumentation family. Their repertoire consists of traditional calypso and soca tunes, as well as popular tunes, classical, Cuban and jazz music. With their vibrant and exciting music, SoMiSPO’s performances are great for all ages.

“The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber” will fill the air at two concerts presented by The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Civic Chorale, featuring a variety of songs by the popular musical theater composer.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Office of Security and Safety has partnered with the U.S. Navy to provide Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) training May 10 – 12 from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Technology Learning Center on the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

R.A.D. training includes lecture, discussion and self defense techniques suitable for women of all ages and abilities. Cpl. Katie Morrison and Lt. Dominic Puzo will lead the training sessions. Each have more than 10 years of experience in law enforcement and self-defense tactics.

Two native Mississippians with an impressive record of public service will serve as commencement speakers for The University of Southern Mississippi’s spring 2011 graduation exercises.

 

Ray Mabus, the current U.S. Secretary of the Navy and a former Mississippi governor, and 10th District Chancery Court Judge Deborah Gambrell will address graduates Friday, May 13 at Reed Green Coliseum on the Hattiesburg campus at the 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. ceremonies, respectively.

The Live Oak Writing Project at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast has extended the registration deadline for Camp Live Oak to May 15.

Dr. Jennifer Walker, assistant professor of biology at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, has been named the recipient of the Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award given by the university’s College of Science and Technology.

Sea Camp registration is in full swing accepting registrations for its 24th consecutive year as a popular marine science day camp for children ages 6-13.

 

The focus of this year’s camp is threatened and endangered marine species. Campers will learn to fish, crab, seine and sieve at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory Marine Education Center in Ocean Springs. Registration for this year’s event closes May 13.

The Women’s Studies Program at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast hosted a day-long educational event for high school junior and senior girls interested in achieving higher education.

Gulf Coast Research Lab’sEarth Day coordinatorStephanie Taylor and Southern Miss graduate student Ryan Vandermeulen test two Remote Operated Vehicles (ROVs) in a pool Friday in preparation for the lab’s Earth Day Celebration, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, April 16.

A University of Southern Mississippi professor renowned internationally for his research on dolphin behavior and cognition will be the featured speaker for the next Science Café at Starbucks coffee shop in Cook Library Monday, April 18 from 6-7:30 p.m.

While many students are planning spring break visits to the beach, University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast student Ambere Riggs received an invitation to Washington, D.C. to learn more about what she can do to help others through CARE, a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty.

The Rochelle Harper Band, Southern Miss Faculty Jazz Quintet, Jerry Ball Jazz and Blues Quintet, and Jason Ricci are all gearing up for The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast 3rd annual Jazz and Blues Festival to be held Saturday, April 23.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) will host a free Earth Day Celebration for the community from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, April 16, at the lab, which is located at 703 East Beach Drive in Ocean Springs.    

The Live Oak Writing Project at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast is offering Camp Live Oak, which features a variety of weeklong summer youth camps for students in grades 3 through 8. Camp sessions, except during the week of July 4, are from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Monday – Friday.

The sound of hammers and circular saws filled the air in Bay St. Louis, Miss., as The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast students and employees participated in the Big Event, a university-wide community service project.