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The first installment of the four part seminar series, “Catch More Fish with Science,” will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, March 20 at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) in Ocean Springs, Miss.

The University of Southern Mississippi Technology Learning Center (TLC) Golden Eagles wheelchair basketball team is once again conference champions after winning the National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA) Gulf Coast Conference Championship March 8 at Delgado Community College in New Orleans, La.

University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus Vice President Frances Lucas will serve as the keynote speaker for the 8th Annual Celebration of Caring Women luncheon to be held April 22 at Beau Rivage Resort and Casino in Biloxi.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Library commemorates Women’s History Month throughout the month of March with an exhibit honoring Mississippi women of achievement.

Dr. Eric Powell, director of The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) in Ocean Springs has been selected to be part of this year’s 2014 Masters Program announced by the Gulf Coast Business Council Research Foundation.

A team of computer science students from The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus placed third at the 2014 Deloitte Consulting’s Hattiesburg Invitational Programming Competition in February. The team competed against 19 other teams from universities throughout Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.

Stephanie McCracken, a junior at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, has moved a significant step closer to becoming the school’s fourth winner of the prestigious Truman Scholarship.

 

McCracken, who is majoring in geography/geographic information systems, recently learned that she had been named a Truman Finalist – joining more than 200 students from across the country vying for the coveted prize. She is Mississippi’s only Truman Finalist selection.

The Student Government Association at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, along with the university’s chapter of Young Americans for Liberty, will host a United States Senate Candidates’ Forum Wednesday, March 19, from 6 – 8 p.m. in the university’s Fleming Education Center auditorium on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

The forum, which is open to the public, will feature candidates Bill Marcy (D) and State Sen. Chris McDaniel (R) as they discuss current and relevant issues. For more information, contact Shea Dobson at shea.dobson@eagles.usm.edu.

The Southern Miss Gulf Coast Civic Chorale will perform the concert, “A Lenten Passion Journey,” Friday, March 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fleming Education Center auditorium on The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach and on Sunday, March 30, at 3 p.m. in St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Biloxi.

The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies (IDS) will hold three free fair housing workshops along the Gulf Coast in March.

University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus student, Shea Dobson of Ocean Springs, recently attended the 2014 International Students for Liberty Conference in Washington, D.C., where he served as the organization’s campus coordinator representing the state of Mississippi.

The DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi is bringing a popular professional development course for general and special education teachers, speech-language pathologists and reading specialists to the Mississippi Gulf Coast – Missing Links in Academics.

“Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863, and the March on Washington, 1963,” a traveling exhibition opening at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast’s Evelyn Gandy Cultural Center on Monday, March 24, examines the relationship between two great people's movements that resulted in the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, and the March on Washington in 1963.

Local artists and crafts vendors are invited to be part of the Southern Miss Jazz and Blues Festival on Saturday, April 19 at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

Teams from The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus, as well as local community colleges, recently continued their tradition of competing in the university’s annual Scholars Bowl. This year, the Sigma Tau Delta Turtles were named the winning team to receive the 2014 Golden Eagle Trophy, which allowed the trophy and title to return home to the Gulf Park campus after Pearl River Community College took home the prize in 2013.

International development doctoral student Shawn Lowe of Baton Rouge, La. received the award for Best Finance Paper of 2013 at the Academy of Economics and Finance's 51st annual conference Feb 12-15 in Chattanooga, Tenn.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast will host a special roundtable discussion titled, “From the Flatlands to the Coast: Bringing the Mississippi Delta to the Mississippi Gulf Coast” on Thursday, Feb. 27 at the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

University of Southern Mississippi President Rodney D. Bennett extended a personal thank-you via Skype today (Feb. 21) to sixth-grade students in California for their contributions to the Oseola McCarty Scholarship Fund.

 

Bennett spoke with members of the class at Alice G. Mulcahy Middle School in Tulare, Calif., and their teacher, Matt Johnson, who introduced the students to McCarty’s story recently as part of a discussion about philanthropy. McCarty, a Hattiesburg, Miss., washerwoman, left the vast majority of her life savings to The University of Southern Mississippi for the establishment of a perpetual scholarship

A recent article about the racial history of the American Beard written for the magazine, “The Atlantic,” featured references to the book, “Knights of the Razor: Black Barbers in Slavery and Freedom,” by Dr. Douglas Bristol, associate professor of history at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus.

After Kyla Jacobs graduated from The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus in May 2013, she started a career in the non-profit sector where she could use the knowledge learned from her bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies. Although she had a love for non-profit organizations, only six months later, a unique opportunity became available which combined a variety of career interests Jacobs enjoys.

The Student Government Association (SGA) at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast will host a “Dinner and Learn” event featuring State Representative Jeramey D. Anderson (D) who represents district 110 in Mississippi. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held Friday, Feb. 21, at 6 p.m. in the Hardy Hall University Club on the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

University of Southern Mississippi Professor Scott Milroy is not ready to prove life exists on Mars. However, he is one giant leap closer to discovering whether or not a living organism could survive on the Red Planet.

 

Milroy recently learned that his NASA-funded “Pioneering Mars” project has been selected for payload integration and flight aboard the International Space Station. Milroy’s project is one of only two chosen from the NASA ISS National Laboratory Education Project (NLEP) for transport to the ISS sometime in 2015.

While some students learned what it takes to be a nurse, others learned more about the film industry. These hands-on activities, among a number of others, were the highlight of today’s events at The University of Southern Mississippi’s “Showcase” held on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

 

Showcase was an open house event created to give high school juniors, seniors, and college transfer students actual hands-on lessons learned while earning a university degree. These activities and lessons also showed students what their career could be like after graduation.

In an effort to help University of Southern Mississippi international students with transportation to the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach, Southern Miss Gulf Coast Vice President and Campus Executive Officer, Dr. Frances Lucas, fourth from left, initiated the new International Student Bike Loan Program. The university purchased 15 bicycles on loan to international students for the semester. Students, selected by raffle, will have the opportunity to borrow a university bicycle at the start of each academic semester.