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Deanna Douglas, professor of art at The University of Southern Mississippi, recently had her work, It’s Not an Ampersand, oil on board, shown at the 33rd annual Paper in Particular National Juried Exhibition held recently at Columbia College in Columbia, Mo. It was one of 93 of 600 entries selected for the event.

Dr. Wendy Atkins-Sayre, assistant professor in the Communication Studies Department at The University of Southern Mississippi, was recently awarded the Outstanding Alumni Award from her alma mater, Texas State University at San Marcos.

Southern Miss head coach Larry Eustachy has been named the Conference USA Gene Bartow Coach of the Year, in a vote by the league's 12 coaches, the league office announced Wednesday morning.

Two of The University of Southern Mississippi’s brightest academic stars are recipients of this year’s 25th annual Higher Education Appreciation Day, Working for Academic Excellence (HEADWAE) award.

 

Rebecca Anne Masters of Ellisville, Miss., a student in the university’s prestigious Honors College, and Dr. Andrew Wiest, a professor of history and internationally recognized expert on the Vietnam War, were announced as recipients of the award during a visit to the State Capitol Feb. 28.

Two members of the School of Nursing faculty at The University of Southern Mississippi were recently honored with the 2011 American Journal of Nursing’s Book of the Year award. 

Dr. Janie Butts, and Dr. Karen Rich, co-authored the book titled “Philosophies and Theories for Advanced Nursing Practice,” which is primarily used for graduate level nursing students. 

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.

Dr. Charles G. Marx, professor of audiology in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at The University of Southern Mississippi, was recently chosen as the 2011 recipient of the Mississippi Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Mississippi Clinical Achievement Award.

The Southern Miss School of Human Performance and Recreation’s therapeutic recreation program received a proclamation from Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree on Feb. 7 declaring February 2012 as Therapeutic Recreation Month in Hattiesburg, Miss.

The most important aspect of embracing diversity is for individuals to recognize that no matter how different we all seem from the outside, we’re all still human and face similar challenges.

 

That’s the philosophy held by The University of Southern Mississippi’s Dr. Kim LeDuff, associate professor and associate director of the School of Mass Communication and Journalism, who says her work as an educator allows her to fulfill her commitment to inclusiveness and educating people about the importance of diversity in an increasingly multicultural society.

Dr. Julian Allen, director, Special Operations and Public Safety Technology & Training Programs at The University of Southern Mississippi, will serve as a judge in final-round selections for the 2012 All-USA Community College Academic Team.

Josh Duplantis, assistant director for the Union in the Office of Community Service Learning at The University of Southern Mississippi, harbors a deep passion for student achievement, particularly in the area of community outreach.

Ryan Kelly, director of external relations in the College of Health at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been selected as the new executive director of the Mississippi Rural Health Association (MRHA).

Daphne Cornett, assistant director of the DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi, recently earned the 2011 IMSLEC® Innovator Award for Outstanding Educator in a College or University.

Four faculty members in the College of Health at The University of Southern Mississippi have been honored as Health Care Heroes for 2011 by the Mississippi Business Journal.

University of Southern Mississippi President Martha D. Saunders took home the prestigious Stevie Award for Women in Business presented annually to top executives worldwide during ceremonies held Friday, Nov. 11, in New York City.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Human Performance and Recreation has partnered with the Gateway Program at Anatomies of Hattiesburg on a cutting-edge fitness referral program designed to improve patient wellness.

As six winners from the Southern Miss Comcast Golf Classic get ready to take the green in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Sunday, Nov. 13, University of Southern Mississippi students are also reaping the rewards from another successful golf tournament.

Three faculty members in The University of Southern Mississippi School of Mass Communication and Journalism will discuss and sign their new book, “Race and News:  Critical Perspectives,” in Room 103 of the Trent Lott Center at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2. The event is free and open to the public.

LONG BEACH, Miss. – The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Office of University Communications received three professional awards at the 2011 Southern Public Relations Federation (SPRF) Awards Banquet in Point Clear, Ala.

The office includes Shelia White, director of university communications, Judy Isbell, director of web services, and Charmaine Schmermund, public relations associate.

LONG BEACH, Miss. – Dr. MD Sarder, assistant professor and program coordinator in Industrial Engineering Technology at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, has been selected as an Outstanding New Advisor Award winner in the faculty academic advising category from the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) as part of the 2011 Annual Awards Program for Academic Advising.

A new helmet produced by the sporting goods company Rawlings – using technology developed in the laboratories of The University of Southern Mississippi School of Polymers and High Performance Materials – is designed to minimize the impact of collisions on the gridiron.

 

The Rawlings Neuro Responsive Gear (NRG) helmet includes dual protection inside the helmet combining a layer of foam reinforced by pneumatic cushioning made of pressurized “air bladders” that takes over and absorbs the energy from high-velocity contact, protecting the athlete.

An expert panel of law enforcement and education officials brought together for a symposium sponsored by The University of Southern Mississippi agreed that bullying in schools could be quelled quicker through proactive measures.

University of Southern Mississippi Distinguished Professor of Gifted Education Dr. Frances Karnes was honored for her service to the field of gifted education with a key to the city of Hattiesburg by Mayor Johnny DuPree during the Mississippi Association for Gifted conference, held last week in Hattiesburg.

Dr. Rowena Elliott, associate professor of nursing at The University of Southern Mississippi, is taking an active role in the fight against kidney disease.

Elliott, national president of the American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA), recently returned from a trip to New York City where she participated in the launch of “Pair Up,” a national awareness campaign addressing kidney disease. The event, held in Times Square, included celebrity spokesperson Laila Ali, daughter of boxing legend Muhammad Ali.