December 20, 2014  

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A new accessible playground for both disabled and able-bodied children and adults is now available to the community at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. The playground, developed by the university’s Technology Learning Center (TLC), was dedicated Dec. 4 after a donation of $21,000 was made by the Lions Clubs International Foundation to purchase equipment for the facility.

In celebrating the centennial of the R.W. Webb Elementary School in Bay St. Louis, The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast is teaming up with the landmark’s owners to record oral history interviews from everyone who has a memory to share about the building.

Through his relationship with The University of Southern Mississippi’s Technology Learning Center (TLC) and a grant provided by the Challenged Athletes Foundation, Chadric Seaman has developed into the fully competitive athlete he never thought was possible.

Discussing the topic “To Serve and How to Serve?” Dr. Douglas Bristol, associate professor of history at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, served as the panel chair and presenter at the Biennial Meeting of the Inter-University Seminar (IUS) on Armed Forces and Society in Chicago.

The Gulf Coast Research Laboratory’s (GCRL) Marine Education Center announces the addition of Angler Camp to its summer offerings for 2014. Angler Camp is for children ages 10 to 18.

 

Holiday music will fill the air as the Southern Miss Gulf Coast Civic Chorale performs their annual holiday concerts on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The performance, “Peaceful Noel,” will feature Franz Schubert's “Mass in G,” along with traditional seasonal favorites.

A new exhibit featuring the wood turning artistry of Dr. Shahdad Naghshpour is on display at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Library in Long Beach.

Chronicling her experience of relocating from New Mexico to living on her family’s farm in the Mississippi Delta, the photographic exhibit, “Into the Flatland” by Kathleen Robbins, is now on display at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast presented the 2013 Outstanding Staff Awards to three staff members for the integral role they play in providing support to the university on the Gulf Coast.

A new and creative learning space, known as the Student Think Center, opened earlier this month for students and faculty at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

 

The Think Center, whose goal is to help students understand their learning personality, offers instructional support for faculty, active and experimental environments for collaborative or individual learning, and various student development activities.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) is in the process of releasing more than 20,000 Phase II Gulf Race striped bass fingerlings into the major tributaries of coastal Mississippi including the Pearl, Jordan, Biloxi, Tchoutacabouffa, Ft. Bayou and East and West Pascagoula.

The Technology Learning Center (TLC) at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach will host the Mississippi Gulf Coast Limb Loss/Amputee Support Group meeting Tuesday, Nov. 12, from 4 – 6 p.m.

Regular meetings for the Mississippi Gulf Coast Limb Loss/Amputee Support Group are held from 4 – 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at the TLC. The support group is a partner of the Amputee Coalition Support Group Network and the Amputee Empowerment Partners.

As the nation remembers President John F. Kennedy’s assassination 50 years ago, the Department of English on The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus will present the “JFK 50 Years Gone: Fall 2013 Film Series” with a discussion and two-part screening of Oliver Stone’s JFK.

The Gulf Coast Library on The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach is hosting a new exhibit featuring the works of coastal nature photographers.

Graduate Students Present Papers at Historical Association Conference

University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast graduate students Colleen Smith of Ocean Springs and Stacie Watts of Gulfport, both students in the university’s College of Arts and Letters, presented papers at the recent Gulf South Historical Association Conference in Pensacola, Fla.

With the diverse expertise among faculty and administrators at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, the Office of University Communications has organized a quick reference directory titled the Southern Miss Gulf Coast Expert Listing.

The listing features Southern Miss Gulf Coast faculty and administrators who are available to speak and be interviewed on a variety of topics. In addition to their topics of expertise, the listing provides contact information and official university titles.

The Bay St. Louis chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) will be announcing the donation of a fish hauling trailer to the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013 at the Sunset on the Bay event at the St Stanislaus Café in Bay St. Louis.

Dr. Frances Lucas, vice president and campus executive officer for The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, was named the 2013 Woman of the Year by the Lighthouse Business and Professional Women during their Women of Achievement Awards Ceremony held in October at the Biloxi Civic Center.

The Live Oak Writing Project at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus was awarded a grant of $87,000 in a partnership with the Mississippi Department of Education. The partnership requires a three-year initiative to offer a 10-session professional development program for teachers as they implement the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in English Language Arts.

University of Southern Mississippi President Rodney D. Bennett joins an illustrious group of honorees named recently to EBONY’s annual Power 100 list of the nation’s most influential African-Americans.

The University of Southern Mississippi recently nominated two faculty members who were selected for the National Endowment for the Humanities summer stipend competition.

University of Southern Mississippi alumnus Chuck Scianna gazed upon the massive golden eagle sculpture he commissioned for the Hattiesburg campus and acknowledged that artist/sculptor David Anderson had met the No. 1 criteria.

 

“All I told David was that I wanted to be wowed,” said Scianna. “And he has wowed me alright, with an exclamation point.”

 

On Thursday, Oct. 24, Scianna and his wife, Rita, joined Southern Miss officials, alumni and friends for the dedications of two golden eagle sculptures – on the Hattiesburg campus and Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. Named “Lofty Return,” the sculptures symbolically tie the campuses together while welcoming graduates back to their alma mater.

The Gulf Coast Center for Child Development at The University of Southern Mississippi celebrated its grand opening Oct. 24 in Pass Christian. The center hosted the ceremony to commemorate its new partnership with the community and the Pass Christian School District.

Gulf Park Campus Offers GRE Study Sessions for Students, Community

The Learning Commons and the Gulf Coast Library at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus are providing free Graduate Record Examination (GRE) study sessions, which are available to both students and the community.