December 19, 2014  

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While you are reading this article, two-to three people will develop Alzheimer’s disease - a life-threatening illness that killed more than 83,000 people in 2010 alone.

 

However, with the help of Mississippi IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE), Southern Miss Professor Vijay Rangachari is furthering research on the disease to help find better treatments, or a cure, for those affected.

The University of Southern Mississippi Sport Management Club travelled to Tallahassee, Fla. to visit Florida State University’s athletic facilities, Nov. 20-22.  Dr. Allen Brown, instructor of sport management and Dr. Doug Manning, assistant professor of sport management, accompanied the students.

Physical education students, faculty and alumni from The University of Southern Mississippi received awards and recognitions at the Mississippi Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (MAHPERD) 2014 Convention in Jackson, Miss. Nov. 6 -7.

Setting goals is one thing, but relentlessly pursuing and achieving them is another.

Susan Dobson, undergraduate coordinator and instructor in the Department of Public Health at The University of Southern Mississippi, proved hard work pays off in September when she completed her first Ironman triathlon in Chattanooga, Tenn.

The University of Southern Mississippi, School of Social Work hosted its annual Fall Colloquium Friday, Nov. 14 at the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg campus. This year’s event, “The USM School of Social Work Story,” celebrated the school’s 40-year history.

Two students from The University of Southern Mississippi have been hired by Edwards Street Fellowship Center, a Hattiesburg non-profit, as a result of a service learning course.

For six years, graduate students and professors at The University of Southern Mississippi have worked hand-in-hand with the staff at DuBard School for Language Disorders to bring music education to students with language disorders.

For the second time in the past three years, The University of Southern Mississippi has won the Donor Challenge sponsored by the Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency (MORA). Chuck Stinson, director of marketing and media relations for MORA, presented a $500 donation and Donor Challenge trophy to Dianne Coleman, assistant to the dean in the College of Health, during a special ceremony held Friday, Nov. 21. College of Health ambassadors guided Southern Miss to the Donor Challenge win. The challenge is a form of college outreach that promotes the need for organ, eye and tissue donation. During the five-week challenge period, Southern Miss accounted for more donor designation than the University of Mississippi and Mississippi State University combined. (Photo by Van Arnold, University Communications)

 

The University of Southern Mississippi Foundation recently completed two special fundraising initiatives that resulted in gifts totaling more than $2.25 million toward the campaigns.

 

The DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi recently celebrated its 50th anniversary with a fundraising campaign that netted approximately $1.17 million. The Moffitt Health Center Campaign, launched to help provide a new student health services facility on the Southern Miss Hattiesburg campus, raised approximately $1.08 million.

The DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi is currently enrolling for an after-school program to serve young struggling readers. The Language Enhancement and Achievement Program (LEAP) is designed for elementary students with challenges in reading, spelling and written language, who may or may not have a diagnosis of dyslexia.

Missy Schraeder, speech language pathologist with the DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi, has received an Innovator Award as an Outstanding Educator in a College or University from the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC).

More than 100 students, faculty, alumni and community members gear up to race in 19th annual Homecoming 5K Eagle Run at The University of Southern Mississippi. Athletic training students, in the School of Human Performance and Recreation, successfully hosted the event held on the Hattiesburg campus.

The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi has been recognized by the Continuing Education Board (CEB) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) as an ASHA Approved Continuing Education Provider.

For the first time, The University of Southern Mississippi’s Graduate School will offer a unique opportunity for students to showcase their thesis or dissertation work in a competitive format.

 

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition invites graduate students to describe the significance of his/her thesis or dissertation to a general audience in three minutes or less. Cash prizes will be awarded to the eight finalists – ranging from $250 for finalists to $1,000 for the Grand Champion.

Dorothy (Rylan Murphy)  is guided by Dawn Burgess, the Early Oral Interventionist at the Children's Center for Communication and Development, during trick-or-treating at the College of Health on Wednesday, Oct. 29.  Dean Michael Forster is Morgus-the-Magnificent.

Photo by Dianne S. Coleman

The University of Southern Mississippi has won the 2014 Donor Challenge, an organ and tissue donation awareness campaign, facilitated by the Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency (MORA).  This is the second victory for Southern Miss in three years, with the College of Health Ambassadors leading the registration drive and awareness campaign on the Hattiesburg campus.

For the 52 years that the DuBard School has been in existence, there have been a countless number of individuals who have played major roles in the success and growth of the institution. These folks have continued to change the lives of individuals with language disorders and their families.

Injuries acquired during participation in high school sports can have lifelong physical, emotional and financial consequences. The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Human Performance and Recreation, Hattiesburg Clinic Sports Medicine and Lamar County School District (LCSD) are collaborating on an injury surveillance project focused on recording the incidence of injuries to secondary school athletes requiring removal from practice or competition for any period of time versus those that do not.

 

 

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach will open two new facilities along Beach Park Place later this month. The new Fitness Center and the Health Center will open the week of Oct. 20, providing students, faculty and staff access to on-campus exercise space and a variety of health services.

Michelle Jeanfreau, Ph.D., and assistant professor in the Department of Child and Family Studies at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach, presented a lecture on Digital Citizenship to students at Long Beach Middle School on Thursday, Oct. 16.

Hattiesburg’s Half Shell Oyster House will continue its support of The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi by donating a portion of its gross receipts between 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 23.

The DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi recently received a gift of $20,000 from the Sertoma Club of Hattiesburg.

 

A check presentation and small gathering was held at the school on Thursday, Oct. 9 with representatives of the Sertoma Club of Hattiesburg joining DuBard School staff and students.

 

Chiquita Thomas, a student in the School of Human Performance and Recreation, College of Health at The University of Southern Mississippi was selected to participate in The Southern District Future Professional Leadership Conference (FPLC), hosted by the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) America. Thomas was one of two students selected to represent the state of Mississippi at the conference held at Eastern Tennessee State University, Sept. 25-27.

Melissa Ziegler, instructor of kinesiotherapy in the School of Human Performance and Recreation at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been appointed as a state captain for Mississippi in the South central Region by the Medical Fitness Association (MFA). In this role, Ziegler will be a point of contact for all medically-based fitness centers in the state to keep them informed about the activities and events impacting member facilities.