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University of Southern Mississippi senior and Interfraternity Council President Lee Johnson recognizes the perception many outsiders have about Greek Life on university campuses, and his goal is to change that viewpoint.

The Epsilon Upsilon chapter of Alpha Tau Omega (ATO) fraternity at The University of Southern Mississippiwill host its 26th annual charity crawfish boil Saturday, April 2 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with all proceeds from the popular springtime event going to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

As he stood on the 11th floor balcony of the Westin Hotel in New Orleans, gazing out at the majestic Mississippi River, University of Southern Mississippi student Jace Bounds could only shake his head in wonder.

 

“I never could have imagined having an opportunity like this when I first came to school at USM,” said Bounds, a Picayune, Miss., native. “Being a part of the International Business program has been a very rewarding and enriching experience that I would recommend to any student who’s considering a degree in this area.”

Teams from The University of Southern Mississippi and Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College will go head-to-head at the university’s College Quiz Bowl beginning at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 30, in the Fleming Education Center auditorium on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

More than 10 teams will compete throughout the day in 30-minute matches until the final two teams compete for the Golden Eagle trophy. The teams are comprised of three students and one faculty or staff member.

The University of Southern Mississippi College of Science and Technology will host “Meet the Deans” Tuesday, March 22 from 12:15-1:45 p.m. in front of Johnson Science Tower.  Students majoring in one of the college’s academic programs or taking a course in the sciences are invited to attend. Pizza and soft drinks will be served.

The nationally renowned University of Southern Mississippi Wind Ensemble will showcase in concert the student winners of the Southern Miss Bands Concerto Competition on March 24, at 7:30 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus.

The American Advertising Federation (AAF), Mississippi Gulf Coast chapter, honored 13 University of Southern Mississippigraphic design students at its annual dinner last month at the Beau Rivage Casino in Biloxi.

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Tennessee Williams’ birth, The University of Southern MississippiDepartment of Theatre and Dance will produce what many consider a masterpiece by one of America’s greatest playwrights.

 

“A Streetcar Named Desire” hits the stage of the Martha R. Tatum Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 24 on the Hattiesburg campus.

As part of an ongoing effort to prepare graduates for the business world, Career Services at The University of Southern Mississippi used its annual Spring Etiquette Dinner as a platform for polishing students’ employability.

Until further notice, the University Police Department is unable to receive fire alarm activations in its dispatch center for a majority of fire alarms on the Hattiesburg campus. The building fire alarms are in working order and will activate in the event of a detection, but will not notify UPD.

If any activation is detected in a building, immediately notify UPD at 601.266.4986 or dial 911 from any campus phone. Please be advised that if you dial 911 from your cell phone, it will not go directly to UPD dispatch.

For the first time in school history, two University of Southern Mississippi business students are among the five finalists for the annual Orrin Swayze Scholarship presented by the Mississippi Young Bankers (MYB) section of the Mississippi Bankers Association.

 

University of Southern Mississippi speech language pathology major Marie Holowach is the only student attending a Mississippi university named as a Harry S. Truman Scholarship finalist and will interview with the regional selection committee in Nashville, Tenn., on March 7, 2011.

Erick Brown, a junior sociology major from Columbus, Miss. was elected president of The University of Southern Mississippi Student Government Association (SGA) during elections on the Hattiesburg campus Feb. 22.

Among 18 teams from Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, a team of three University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast students were named winners of the 2011 Deloitte Consulting’s Hattiesburg Invitational Programming Competition held Feb. 19 at the Deloitte Hattiesburg Delivery Center.

Forty-five University of Southern Mississippi students enrolled in the spring semester Introduction to Tourism course had an opportunity to see the inner workings of an industry leader during a Feb. 25 visit to the Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa in Point Clear, Ala.

Jessica Dominguez, a junior elementary education major from New Orleans, was chosen election commissioner for The University of Southern Mississippi Student Government Association (SGA) during elections on the Hattiesburg campus Feb. 22.

Rebecca Masters, a junior nutrition and dietetics major from Ellisville, Miss. was elected attorney general for The University of Southern Mississippi’s Student Government Association (SGA) during elections held on the Hattiesburg campus Feb. 22.

Masters is a member of Southern Style 2010; a student in the Honors College; a Luckyday Citizenship Scholar and vice president of the Luckyday Leadership Team and a Luckyday Mentor.

Davontae Washington, a junior business management major from Hattiesburg, was elected treasurer for The University of Southern Mississippi Student Government Association during elections on the Hattiesburg campus Feb. 22.

Jeffery McClendon, a sophomore English and political science double major from Greenville, Miss. was elected vice president of The University of Southern Mississippi Student Government Association (SGA) during elections on the Hattiesburg campus Feb.22.

Three Paralegal Studies students from The University of Southern Mississippiwere recently honored by the Mississippi Paralegal Association (MPA) for sweeping all three places in the 2010 Student Essay Contest.

Members of the executive cabinet of The University of Southern Mississippi StudentGovernment Association (SGA) were chosen during elections held Tuesday on the Hattiesburg campus.

Newly elected officers include the following:

Erick Brown wants to help propel The University of Southern Mississippiforward. Tuesday, his fellow students gave him the chance to do just that, electing the junior from Columbus, Miss. president of its Student Government Association (SGA).

Rachael Nicholson of Foley, Ala., has been named to 2010-11 Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Nicholson, a business administration major and Spanish minor, is the daughter of James and Jean Nicholson. She is a member of Southern Style, Pi Beta Phi Sorority, Eagle Ambassadors and Delta Sigma Pi. 

Ruth Poe of Vicksburg, Miss., has been named to 2010-11 Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Poe, a history and psychology major, is the daughter of Will and Denice Poe. She is a member of the Honors College, Golden Key International Society, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, The Legacy, Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, the Ballroom Dance Club and the USM Choir.  She has participated in the British Studies and Vietnam Studies programs.