April 23, 2014  

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The Sertoma Club of Hattiesburg recently contributed $1,900 to the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences’ (SHS) development fund. Sertoma Club President David Bounds presented the check to Dr. Steven Cloud, chair of the department.

Cherry Dong, a graduate student pursuing a master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology at The University of Southern Mississippi, received one of five assistantships with the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences for the 2013-14 academic year.

As a graduate assistant Dong gains hands-on experience in early intervention with children ages 3-5 while working with a certified speech-language pathologist and occupational, physical and behavioral therapists at The Children's Center for Communication and Development.

Danielle Yelverton, a graduate student pursuing a master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology at The University of Southern Mississippi, received one of five assistantships with the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences for the 2013-14 academic year.

As a graduate assistant, Yelverton gains hands-on experience in early intervention with groups infants, toddlers and preschoolers while working with a certified speech-language pathologist and occupational, physical and behavioral therapists at The Children's Center for Communication and Development.

Courtney Guess Turner of Oak Grove, a graduate student pursuing a Doctorate of Audiology degree at The University of Southern Mississippi, received an assistantship with the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences for the 2013-14 academic year.

As a graduate assistant, Turner gains hands-on experience in early intervention while working with a certified early oral interventionist at The Children's Center for Communication and Development with groups of 2-to-4-year-olds who are hard of hearing or deaf. She also assists with cochlear implant and hearing aid maintenance.

Kerri Mobley of Columbia, a graduate student pursuing a master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology at The University of Southern Mississippi, received one of five assistantships with the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences for the 2013-14 academic year.

As a graduate assistant, Mobley gains hands-on experience in early intervention while working with a certified speech-language pathologist and occupational, physical and behavioral therapists at The Children's Center for Communications and Development with groups infants, toddlers and preschoolers.

Mary Katherine Parker, a graduate student pursuing a master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology at The University of Southern Mississippi, received one of five assistantships with the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences for the 2013-14 academic year.

As a graduate assistant, Parker gains hands-on experience in early intervention while working with a certified speech-language pathologist at The Children's Center for Communication and Development with groups of preschoolers with disabilities.

Paige Powell of Petal, a graduate student pursuing a master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology at The University of Southern Mississippi, received one of five assistantships with the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences for the 2013-14 academic year.

As a graduate assistant, Powell gains hands-on experience in early intervention while working with a certified speech-language pathologist and occupational, physical and behavioral therapists at The Children's Center for Communication and Development with groups infants, toddlers and preschoolers.

Bulldozers, backhoes, cranes and dump trucks have become a familiar sight at The University of Southern Mississippi in recent months, and the construction frenzy shows no signs of slowing down.

 

Whether it be the demolition of aging residence halls; the renovation of facilities or breaking ground on new buildings, the Hattiesburg campus has seldom seen a busier time for construction-related projects. To date a total of 23 projects are in progress, scheduled to begin, or recently completed, with an estimated cost of approximately $149 million.

 

The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi is celebrating an historic milestone with the creation of a special calendar commemorating the facility’s 40th anniversary.

For the third consecutive year, The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi captured the “Team Spirit Award” as part of the United Way of Southeast Mississippi’s Corporate Challenge.

An $18 million renewal of the Mississippi INBRE grant from the National Institutes of Health will enable The University of Southern Mississippi and partner institutions throughout the state to foster a vision in biomedical research that began a dozen years ago.

 

The recent renewal runs from 2013-2018 and brings the total amount of the grant – established in 2001 – to nearly $54 million. Dr. Glen Shearer and Dr. Mohamed Elasri, professors in the Department of Biological Sciences at Southern Miss, serve as principal investigators for the grant which has been in effect for 12 years.

Members of The University of Southern Mississippi football team took part in Go Gold Day during a visit to the DuBard School for Language Disorders on Thursday, Aug. 22.

The School of Human Performance and Recreation at The University of Southern Mississippi welcomes five new faculty members to aid in its mission of graduating students who are highly competitive in a variety of health and sport related careers.

The Fannie Lou Hamer Cancer Foundation in Ruleville, Miss., recently received a generous donation of $9,000 from the Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility in Tutwiler.

Keynote addresses by renowned experts and interactive breakout sessions will highlight the 17th Annual DuBard Symposium: Dyslexia and Related Disorders set for Sept. 18-19 at the Thad Cochran Center on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus.

A memorial service for Dr. Gerry Cadenhead Fletcher will be held on Wednesday, July 31 at 6 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus. Dr. Fletcher, former dean of the College of Nursing and dedicated supporter of Southern Miss athletics, died Monday, July 22 at Forrest General Hospital. She was 73.

The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi has received a donation of $11,050 from the Rotary Club of Hattiesburg, which represents proceeds from the organization’s annual “Night in Italy” benefit dinner.

 

The DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi has received yet another international recognition for professional development programs, this one from the International Dyslexia Association (IDA).

The University of Southern Mississippi Office of Professional Development and Educational Outreach will host the Industrial Audiometry and Hearing Certification Workshop on Aug. 5-7 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. on the Southern Miss Hattiesburg campus.

Topics to be covered will include introduction to audiometry, physics and measurement of sound, anatomy and physiology of hearing conservation, audiometric testing, employee education, otoscopy, interpretation and record-keeping and medical-legal aspects of hearing conservation.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Health hosted the 3rd Annual Mississippi Health Summit on June 26 at the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg campus. Approximately 180 healthcare professionals attended sessions to discuss issues and exchange ideas.

Celebrating a legacy of social work was the focus of the Third Annual Betty Spencer Memorial Social Work Luncheon where The University of Southern Mississippi School of Social Work was presented a $5,000 gift to increase the total endowment of the Betty Spencer Memorial Scholarship which has a corpus of more than $20,000.

Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) viewers may have seen a series of new promotional videos featured on the television station, one of which highlights University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast social work instructor Karen Aderer and her use of PBS in the classroom.

The Center for Child Development at The University of Southern Mississippi reached an historic milestone recently by earning a five-star rating for the first time by the state’s Quality Stars Program.

The Institute for Disability Studies at The University of Southern Mississippi has partnered with the Office of Tobacco Control and other state organizations on a comprehensive plan to reduce tobacco usage among behavioral health clients and staff who serve them.