November 21, 2014  

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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.

For almost a quarter of a century, The University of Southern Mississippi Sea Camp has epitomized “fun learning” while introducing campers to the value of coastal habitats.

Dr. Alexander Russakovsky, associate professor of cello at The University of Southern Mississippi, will perform two cornerstone works for unaccompanied cello Sunday, Jan. 23 at 3 p.m. in the Fleming Education Center auditorium on the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

The performance, which is free and open to the public, will feature J. S. Bach’s Suite No. 2 in D Minor and the monumental Sonata Op. 8 by Hungarian composer, Zoltan Kodaly.

The Southern Mississippi Area Health Education Center, along with The University of Southern Mississippi and the Mississippi State Department of Health, will host the 2011 Health Awareness Day. The health and screening fair will take place Thursday, Jan. 20 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Fleming Education Center on the Southern Miss Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast will host spring 2011 orientation for new undergraduate students at 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 12, in the Fleming Education Center at the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. Registration and advisement will be held from 2 – 6 p.m. January 12 in the Fleming Education Center.

 

Spring semester classes begin Tuesday, January 18. The last day to register for full-term spring semester classes is Friday, January 21.

 

For more information, call 228.214.3444; online, visit www.usm.edu/gulfcoast.

The University of Southern Mississippi Police Department advises members of the campus community to be aware of the potential for inclement winter weather conditions forecast for Sunday, Jan. 9, and to monitor weather news updates on local radio and television newscasts, as well as through the Internet.

                               

Students in the creative marketing course at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast took their creative freedom and ran with it for a project partnership involving Gulfport BoardSports, a locally owned water sport company.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Autism Project, a $1.3 million program developed through a partnership between the university and the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE), opened its doors on Friday, Dec. 10 allowing the public to view what educational opportunities are available to those affected by autism.

Five  University of Southern Mississippi business students got a personal glimpse of the ripple effect created by the multi-billion-dollar gaming industry during a two-day trip to Tunica, Miss., in late November.

Those attending the special visit included Casino, Hospitality & Tourism Management (CHTM) seniors Whitney Hammons of Long Beach, Miss.; Kristen Livingston of Ocean Springs, Miss.; Andrew Lohnes of Picayune, Miss.; Joe Burrage of Picayune, Miss.; and DeWanda Green of Waynesboro, Miss.

University of Southern Mississippi President Martha Saunders today announced the restructuring of the institution’s Office of Communications, including the hiring of Jim Coll as Chief Communications Officer.

Researchers at The University of Southern Mississippi have been awarded an $80,000 grant to study the psychosocial impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster on Mississippi Gulf Coast residents.

The University of Southern Mississippi will close its 2010 Centennial Celebration with performances by the Southern Miss Gulf Coast Civic Chorale. Having performed earlier in the year to welcome the centennial, the chorale will now commemorate the special occasion with “Holiday Celebration – A Centennial Celebration.”

In the aftermath of the BP oil disaster, many are still wondering about the effects of the spill on the Gulf Coast.  

The University of Southern Mississippi and Mississippi Humanities Council will hold a conference titled “Water World: The Effects of the BP Disaster,” Friday, Nov. 19 at the Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center in Ocean Springs. The conference is free and open to the public.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast was well-represented among the 4,000 math educators at the 2010 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Regional Conference in New Orleans.