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The Gulf Coast Library at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach will exhibit the work of local wood turner, Breck Whitworth, throughout August and September.   

Artists of Gulfport Galleria of Fine Art are currently exhibiting art works at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Library on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. The library will host an artist reception Thursday, July 25, from 4 – 6 p.m.

From June 13-16, The University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of English and de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection will host the largest annual gathering of children’s literature scholars in North America when the 40th annual Children’s Literature Association (ChLA) Conference convenes at the IP Resort in Biloxi.

A musical performance by Grammy-nominated folk-rock children’s music group Trout Fishing in America will be held Wednesday, April 10 from 7:30-8:30 p.m. at the Thad Cochran Center, third floor ballrooms. Held in conjunction with the Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival, this event is free and open to the public and children of all ages are welcome. 

The de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection Book Group at The University of Southern Mississippi will meet Thursday, April 18 at 11:30 a.m. to discuss Marcus Zusak’s The Book Thief in recognition of Holocaust Remembrance Month. The meeting will be held in the de Grummond Exhibit Room on the second floor of Cook Library, located between the library administration office and the School of Library and Information Science.

Cook Library at The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg is hosting the exhibit 'The Holmes County Civil Rights Movement, 1964-1969" in the library's lobby through March 28.

The exhibit chronicles the history of the civil rights movement in Holmes County, Miss. during the 1960s. Exhibit materials were donated by Sue (Lorenzi) Sojourner, who experienced the events of the civil rights movement firsthand. She and her husband, Henry, worked with local civil rights leaders to encourage, support and educate African-Americans of the county in their struggle for equality and voting rights.

Pictured are Sojourner, left, along with Robert Clark, the first African-American elected to the Mississippi Legislature since Reconstruction. Sojourner worked in Clark's campaign in 1967, and both were on the Hattiesburg campus March 19 to view the exhibit, with Sojourner giving a talk March 18 about her experiences. Along with Cheryl Reitan, Sojourner co-authored the book Thunder of Freedom, a memoir of her experiences during that era. For more information about the exhibit, contact Jessica Clark at j.m.clark@usm.edu. (University Communications photo by David Tisdale)

Civil rights figure James Meredith, author of “A Mission from God: A Memoir and Challenge for America” and the first African-American student at the University of Mississippi, gave a book talk on his latest publication March 7 at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. Hosted by the Gulf Coast Libraries, attendees of the book talk and signing welcomed Meredith with a standing ovation.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Libraries will host the free webinar, “Proposal Writing Basics,” for nonprofit groups looking for guidance on how to write grant proposals. The webinar will be held Tuesday, March 12, from 12 – 1 p.m. in room 213 of the Gulf Coast Library on the university’s Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach.

Youngsters at The Children’s Center for Communication and Development wasted no time delving into the large stack of books donated by the Library and Information Science Student Association at The University of Southern Mississippi on Wednesday, Dec. 12.

The Provost’s Office is asking Southern Miss students and faculty to assist in the Fall 2012 Textbook Survey that is now available on SOAR. Faculty and students will find separate surveys, which must be completed before midnight on Friday, Nov. 16 to be included in the final results.

A new book for Christmas can not only bring delight to a child at the holidays, but inspire a love for reading that can result in a life filled with joy and achievement.

 

That’s the outcome organizers of this year’s second annual “Give a Child a New Book Day” hope for as they announced on Thursday, Nov. 1 the drive for new books for children in need ages infant to 12 at Cook Library on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Libraries will host the free webinar, “Proposal Writing Basics,” for nonprofit groups looking for guidance on how to write grant proposals on Thursday, Aug. 16, from 12 – 1 p.m. in room 213 of the Gulf Coast Library on the Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach.

Ellen Ruffin, curator of the de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection, was recently elected to the prestigious Laura Ingalls Wilder Award Committee of ALSC, a division of the American Library Association.

The University of Southern Mississippi Libraries final Science Café for the spring 2012 semester is Tuesday, April 24 from 3-4:30 p.m. in the Cook Library Art Gallery, located next to Starbucks in room 105A.

Artists and authors who have enriched the lives of both young and old alike were honored Thursday at the 45th annual Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Literature Festival on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus.

 

Jane Yolen, author of more than 300 books and winner of the coveted Caldecott Medal, was honored with the festival’s top honor, the Southern Miss Medallion.

University of Southern Mississippi President Martha D. Saunders announced today that Vice President for Research Dr. Denis Wiesenburg has been named as the university’s next provost, pending approval by the Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning. The change is effective July 1.

The 45th annual Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival will be held April 11-13 at the Thad Cochran Center on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus. It is presented by the university’s School of Library and Information Science and de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection.

The Friends of the University Libraries at The University of Southern Mississippi recently funded new electronic books for the libraries’ nursing collection. The donation comes during a trend toward online learning within the field.

The University of Southern Mississippi Libraries Science Café, “Musical Minds,” will be held today from 6-7:30 p.m. in Cook Library Art Gallery, located next to Starbucks in Cook Library, room 105A.

The inaugural issue of The University of Southern Mississippi School of Library and Information Science’s (SLIS) online journal, SLIS Connecting, is available at http://aquila.usm.edu/slisconnecting/

With four teams from The University of Southern Mississippi and four teams from local community colleges, the competition in this year’s annual Scholars Bowl at Southern Miss Gulf Coast was especially tough.

The Mississippi Museum of Art will launch an exhibition today of nearly 80 original Curious George drawings today with a special preview party at 6 p.m. at the museum, , located at 380 South Lamar Street in Jackson. Titled “Curious George Saves the Day: The Art of Margret and H.A. Rey,” the exhibition includes items from the H.A. and Margret Rey papers held at The University of Southern Mississippi’s de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection.

Dr. Phyllis G Jestice, chair and professor of history at the University of Southern Mississippi, will lead a discussion on medieval stained glass and the Nova Science video “Building the Great Cathedrals” Monday, Feb. 27 at 6 p.m. in the art gallery at Cook Library as part of the spring Science Café series. Admission is free.

The University of Southern Mississippi University Forum will feature author Jonathan Odell, author of The Healing Tuesday, March 6 at 6:30 p.m. in Wilbur Stout Hall, located behind College Hall on the Hattiesburg campus. Friends of University Libraries will host a reception for Odell at 8 p.m. at the Powerhouse Restaurant on campus immediately following the forum.