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Emezie Samuel Ezeala-Harrison of Ridgeland, Miss., a sophomore at The University of Southern Mississippi, died today in Covington County, Miss.

University of Southern Mississippi freshmen and transfer students participated in a popular Hattiesburg campus tradition, Paint the Eagle Walk, on Sunday, Aug. 21 under the east side of M.M. Roberts football stadium.

University of Southern Mississippi President Martha Saunders took part in handing out the Galaxy Tab™ 10.1 mobile tablets (UTab) to students on Monday, Aug. 22 at the Trent Lott Center on the Hattiesburg campus.

Incoming freshmen and their families turned Century Park residence complex at The University of Southern Mississippi into a whirlwind of activity as the official move-in process got underway Friday, Aug. 19.

 

A few steps from the front gate, new Golden Eagle James Hayden of Kenner, La., brimmed with anticipation as he and family members waited to begin transporting possessions to one of the dorm rooms. Southern Miss faculty, staff and students aided in the moving process.

The University of Southern Mississippi will welcome with open arms freshmen and transfer students for Golden Eagle Welcome Week (GEWW) when they arrive on the Hattiesburg campus Friday to make it their new home.

Small towns throughout modest states like Mississippi often produce big dreamers – like University of Southern Mississippi graduate Megan Keyes.

 

Except in Keyes’ case, the Taylorsville, Miss., native learned that she simply had not been dreaming on a large enough scale. A senior capstone project in Sport Coaching Education opened her eyes to that life-changing reality.

Erin Paige White Rapp, a resident of Sumrall, Miss. recently received her second lieutenant commission through The University of Southern Mississippi’s Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) during a ceremony held recently on the Hattiesburg campus.

Andrew Nicholas Maitner, a native of Gulf Breeze, Fla. recently received his second lieutenant commission through The University of Southern Mississippi’s Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) during a ceremony held recently on the Hattiesburg campus.

Jedidiah Don Flynt of Picayune, Miss. recently received his second lieutenant commission through The University of Southern Mississippi’s Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) during a ceremony held recently on the Hattiesburg campus.

One of the hardest things for college graduates can be translating their education into a job in the real world, but thanks to a workshop sponsored by the American Chemical Society (ACS), some Southern Miss doctoral students have a leg up on their competition.

Four University of Southern Mississippi students earned valuable hands-on experience in helping children and young adults with disabilities as part of a summer internship at the Institute for Disability Studies (IDS).

University of Southern Mississippi international student Raul Anzola of Colombia, center, participates in a panel discussion about experiences studying abroad among international and American students at the Southern Miss International Center. The student conversations were part of a discussion coordinated by the Southern Miss Center for International Education to welcome IDP Education representatives from India, Cambodia, and Saudi Arabia on a recent visit to the Hattiesburg campus, where the international guests also enjoyed a luncheon and performance by the Southern Miss Symphony Orchestra’s Cuban String Quartet. (University Communications photo by David Tisdale)

Whitney Miller, a University of Southern Mississippi alumna and winner of the first MasterChef title from season one of the Fox television show, will see a dream come true Tuesday, July 5 with the national launch of her new cookbook “Modern Hospitality: Simple Recipes with Southern Charm”.

In an effort to restore valuable information the City of Long Beach lost when Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005, University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast students and assistant professor of geography, Dr. David Holt have spent the past six months piecing together research and data for the city’s cemetery.

 

The project, funded by a $7,250 grant from the Learn and Serve America program, involved Holt and more than 50 geography students working diligently on mapping, photographing and researching each plot within the 100-year-old cemetery.

University of Southern Mississippi senior Miranda Minor of Columbus, Miss., captured first place honors for her business launch plan at the 2011 Emerging Minority Business Leaders (EMBL) program held at West Liberty University in Wheeling, W.V.

Minor’s team wrote a launch plan for a new type of protective wear that can be worn by nurses to prevent finger pricks when using needles to administer medication. Her team consisted of fellow EMBL participants from across the country.

Jeremy Noble of Mobile, Ala., a doctoral student in counseling psychology in The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Psychology, is the recipient of a prestigious competitive travel grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism/National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Stephen McCay of Gulfport, Miss., a graduate student in political science at The University of Southern Mississippi, was elected National Associate for Finance of the National Association of College & University Residence Halls, Inc. (NACURH) at the organization’s annual conference in May.

While The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast hosted its spring commencement ceremony May 15, graduates Brian Alexander and Todd Avera continued enhancing their education nearly 5,000 miles away at one of the world’s most widely known film festivals.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has chosen five current and former University of Southern Mississippi students in its effort to prepare the next generation of top science educators and researchers.

Mississippi Court of Appeals Justice Virginia Carlton urged delegates to the 64th annual American Legion Auxiliary Girls State, held this week on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus, to embrace their goals and let nothing stand in their way to achieve them.

Some freshmen are prepared to confidently plunge into university life; others cautiously test the water with a toe. Jennie Thomas took the plunge.

Michael King of Clear Lake, S.D., a doctoral student in The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Communication Studies, received the Outstanding Tutor Award at the National Association of Communication Centers conference, held March 18-19 in Richmond, Va. King serves as a tutor for the Southern Miss Speaking Center.

Ed Pittman of Slidell, La., a May 2011 graduate of The University of Southern Mississippi’s Communication Studies program, received the Bob and Ann Weiss Undergraduate Paper Award at the National Association of Communication Centers Conference, held March 18-19 in Richmond, Va.

University of Southern Mississippi senior finance major Tyler Hillis, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., recently received the inaugural CFA Society of Mississippi award.

The CFA Society of Mississippi is an affiliate organization of CFA Institute, the sponsors of the prestigious Chartered Financial Analyst professional designation. To achieve the CFA designation, charter holders must have passed three rigorous exams covering investments, portfolio management and related concepts.