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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 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.

Dr. Douglas Casa, a nationally recognized expert in the study of exertional heat stroke, heat illness and sudden death in sports, spoke to athletic training students in The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Human Performance and Recreation Oct. 1. 

The Sertoma Club of Hattiesburg recently presented a check for $2,000 to The University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences. The donation will provide funding for three Sertoma Scholarship recipients in the department.

The Children's Center for Communication and Development at Southern Miss welcomed the Lady Eagles basketball organization on Tuesday, Sept. 30 to celebrate the pair's annual play date.  For the fourth year the Lady Eagles have taken a morning off from practice and studies to reach out to the Center's children who are all under the age of six and have special needs.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Education of the Deaf program, in its College of Health’s Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, has received its second $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services. This five-year grant provides full-tuition scholarships to support the training of 40 specialists enrolled in the Master of Science in Education of the Deaf with a concentration in Early Oral Intervention.

The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi will present a professional development workshop: “Exceptional Learners, Exceptional Instruction” Oct. 2-3 at the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg campus.

The public is invited to get all dolled up in dapper threads for a night on the town at the 2nd Annual DuBard School Speakeasy, on Friday, Oct. 3. This 1920’s themed event is hosted by the DuBard School for Language Disorders, a United Way agency, at The University of Southern Mississippi.

A commitment to providing high quality educational and career opportunities to those who defend our freedoms has earned The University of Southern Mississippi a prestigious accolade.

                  

Victory Media Inc., a veteran-owned ratings entity whose work includes identifying organizations, including schools, which engage in practices supportive of active duty military, veterans and their families, has designated Southern Miss a Military Friendly School.