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The achievements of The University of Southern Mississippi’s students, faculty and staff were recognized Friday, March 30 during its Founders’ Day celebration, as the institution marked the 102nd anniversary of its establishment by the Mississippi Legislature. The ceremony was held at Bennett Auditorium and followed by a reception at the Student Activities Hub.

 

Top honorees included Honors College student Samuel Miller, a senior geography and anthropology major from Sumrall, Miss. who received the Phi Kappa Phi Silver Bowl Award for maintaining a perfect grade point average; and Bridgette Pace, a senior nursing major from Clarksdale, Miss., who received the Judge R.J. Bishop Mississippian Award.

The Center for Community and Civic Engagement’s Campus Link AmeriCorps, located at The University of Southern Mississippi, is teaming up with the Oseola McCarty Youth Development Center for a community garden project sponsored by Venue Church. The project kicks off Saturday, March 31 at 8 a.m. at the McCarty Center, located at 607 McSwain St. in Hattiesburg.

University of Southern Mississippi School of Music students Craig Watson, Ismael Brandao and Jesus Castro will be featured in the symphony season performance, “Future Stars,” set for 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 29 at Bennett Auditorium.

Author and journalist Krista Tippett, host of National Public Radio’s “Krista Tippett on Being” was the guest presenter for the final keynote presentation, ‘Civil Conversations” Friday, March 23 on the closing day of the Gulf South Summit on Service Learning and Civic Engagement through Higher Education, held at the Hattiesburg Convention Center.

Undergraduate and graduate students at The University of Southern Mississippi are invited to present their research at its 6th annual Student Research Colloquium, set for April 26. The deadline for submission of a research presentation proposal is April 9 at 11 p.m.

A last-minute decision to enter the Miss Collegiate America Pageant nearly resulted in a crowning for former University of Southern Mississippi student Christine Kozlowski, who captured the first runner-up spot in the annual competition held March 7-10 in San Antonio, Texas.

University of Southern Mississippi junior Meredith Manguno, of Germantown, Tenn., was recognized recently by Kappa Delta Sorority with the Corre Anding Stegall Collegiate Leadership Award.

The University of Southern Mississippi has completed a review of the incident that occurred during last Thursday’s NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament game and is taking disciplinary action against five members of its pep band.

 

Students from The University of Southern Mississippi captured best of show and the special merit award during the American Advertising Federation of the Mississippi Gulf Coast’s annual 2011-12 awards presentation held at Oak Crest Manor in Pass Christian, Miss.

Outside professional designers juried the professional and student submissions.

The University of Southern Mississippi Debate Society will take its persuasive talents to James Madison University to compete in the Madison Cup debate tournament April 11-13.

The Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation (CLTT) at The University of Southern Mississippi continues to emphasize the importance of linking students with industry. 

The Corporation for National and Community Service has named the The University of Southern Mississippi to the 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, with the recognition being announced today at the American Council on Education’s annual conference in Los Angeles.

 

The President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, launched in 2006, annually highlights the role colleges and universities play in solving community problems and placing more students on a lifelong path of civic engagement by recognizing institutions that achieve meaningful, measureable outcomes in the communities they serve. Southern Miss has previously been named to the roll.

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.

Rainel Joubert, a violin student at The University of Southern Mississippi took fourth place honors at the prestigious Sphinx Competition held last month in Detroit, Mich.

For the second year in a row, a University of Southern Mississippi student is a finalist for the prestigious Truman Scholarship.

 

Lilianna Deveneau of Hattiesburg, a junior majoring in sociology and French, is one of only three students from Mississippi named a finalist this year.

University of Southern Mississippi student Rachel Lowery was recently honored by the Mississippi Paralegal Association (MPA) with a third-place finish in the 2011 Student Essay Contest.

This marks the fourth consecutive year that students from the Southern Miss Paralegal Program have placed in the annual competition. Lowery, a native of Pearl, Miss., received her award during the MPA’s January luncheon in Jackson.

Interim University of Southern Mississippi Athletic Director Jeff Hammond will be the celebrity
referee for the 22nd annual Delta Tau Delta Cystic Fibrosis Sports Challenge and 2012 Great Strides Walk.

University of Southern Mississippi senior Matthew Planchard will have the unique opportunity to showcase his research in biochemistry to members of Congress as part of a special presentation this spring.

The Student Government Association at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast is celebrating Black History Month with the free lunch and learn lecture, “Mississippi Black History,” presented by Dr. James Pat Smith, professor of history.

University of Southern Mississippi students will join members of the faculty and staff as part of the entrepreneurial venture known as Startup Weekend, set for Feb. 10-12 at Millsaps College in Jackson, Miss.

The University of Southern Mississippi chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is sponsoring a student essay contest in conjunction with Black History Month. Entry deadline is Tuesday, Feb. 17

University of Southern Mississippi students, including members of fraternities and sororities on the Hattiesburg campus, participated in a community service project at the Edwards Street Fellowship Center Monday as part of the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, coordinated through the university’s Office of Community Service Learning (OCSL).

Lauren Auer isn’t just smiling for the camera as she graces the cover of the 2012 Phi Kappa Phi national study abroad solicitation.

 

The photo featuring the senior Honors College student from Mobile, Ala. captures her mood for the duration of her studies in Belize last summer, where she conducted research for her Senior Honor thesis.

Ann Eugene-Wilks, a graduate student at The University of Southern Mississippi, is one of five students selected from across the country to receive a $2,000 scholarship from the American Proficiency Institute (API).