October 24, 2014  

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University of Southern Mississippi senior Eileen Dominguez, a tourism management major from Honduras, spent the majority of her spring semester as an intern with American Greetings Corp.

Chad R. Miller, University of Southern Mississippi assistant professor of Economic Development, was voted chair-elect of the American Society for Public Administration's (ASPA) Transportation Policy & Administration section. Miller was elected at the recent national ASPA conference in New Orleans.

Caitlin Leumas of Mandeville, La., a senior in the School of Human Performance and Recreation at The University of Southern Mississippi, received the C.L. Dews, Jr. Distinguished Student Scholar Athlete Award based on her athletic, academic and leadership abilities.

The University of Southern Mississippi School of Music has named Dr. Jamie Standland, assistant director of bands for the School, as director of the The Pride of Mississippi Marching Band heading into the 2013 season.

The Department of Nutrition and Food Systems at The University of Southern Mississippi hosted its first Alumni Group Dinner on Wednesday, April 24 at Lake Terrace Convention Center. 

Mark Rigsby, associate professor in The University of Southern Mississippi’s Art and Design department and director of the Museum of Art was selected as one of America’s finest artists and craftsmen and recently exhibited at the 31st annual Smithsonian Craft Show on April 24-29 at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.  Martha Stewart served as honorary chairman and special guest.

University of Southern Mississippi students Stephanie Abby and Alex Piper have not stopped smiling since bringing home top honors from competition that boasted thousands of contestants from institutions across the nation. The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) is an educational initiative hosted by the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

University of Southern Mississippi President Rodney Bennett joined representatives of GE Aviation, along with local, state and federal officials Tuesday for the grand opening of the company’s new 344,000-square-foot composites manufacturing facility in Ellisville.

 

The plant, known as GE Ellisville Composites, is a $56 million company investment that will create 250 jobs. Previously, the Southern Miss School of Polymers and High Performance Materials collaborated with GE Aviation on technology and advanced material development for the company’s Batesville Composites Operation in Batesville, Miss.

Representatives from six different European countries spent three days touring the Mississippi Polymer Institute and related facilities at The University of Southern Mississippi earlier this month as part of a clean technology project.

Each year, The University of Southern Mississippi hosts its Founders Day Ceremony in conjunction with the founding of the University on March 30, 1910.  During this ceremony, faculty, staff and students are recognized for their accomplishments and awards are presented to deserving recipients.

Exemplifying the excellence demonstrated in the College, several college faculty, staff and students that were recognized during this year's ceremony included:

Andrew L. Goldsmith of Easton, Pa., a third-year doctoral student in the School of Human Performance and Recreation at The University of Southern Mississippi, received the Graduate Student Research Award for his paper and presentation titled “Whistleblowing Intention in Sport: The Role of Motives and Cost-Benefit Analysis” at the Ninth Annual Southern Sport Management Conference in Troy, Ala.

Donna Langford, co-chair of the board for The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been recognized for her generosity and giving spirit with Mississippi’s 2013 Outstanding Humanitarian Service Award.

Five audiology doctoral students from the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at The University of Southern Mississippi recently received the prestigious white coat, signifying their transition from academic studies to clinical health sciences.

The official opening of GE Aviation’s new plant in Ellisville, Miss., will mark a significant uptick in the partnership between the manufacturing giant and The University of Southern Mississippi.

A University of Southern Mississippi Honors College student is the recipient of a prestigious National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship.

Kendall Moore, Jr., a sophomore computer science major from Madison, Miss. and a Presidential Scholar at Southern Miss, earned the award that includes funding for two academic years of full-time study and a 10-week, full-time summer internship at a NOAA facility. It is named for retired U.S. Sen. Ernest F. Hollings of South Carolina.

Dr. Philip C. Kolin, University Distinguished Professor in the College of Arts and Letters at The University of Southern Mississippi and editor of the Southern Quarterly, was recently interviewed by Peter Menkin, religion writer for both the San Francisco Examiner and the Church of England Newspaper.

The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi held its annual Trike-A-Thon on Thursday, April 25 as a fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Children from the center were joined in the effort by University Police officers and Southern Miss sorority members. (University Communications photo by Chloe Rouse)

Dr. Christopher Barry, an associate professor and director of clinical admissions with the Department of Psychology at The University of Southern Mississippi, will be interviewed today, April 25 from 3-4 p.m. Central Daylight Time (CDT) in a teleconference hosted by The Practice Institute (http://thepracticeinstitute.com/) as part of its Interviews with the Authors series. To register for the teleconference, visit the website and click on the calendar date located on the right hand side of the page.

To describe the race to acquire national scholarships in higher education as competitive is a little like saying Niagara Falls is wet.

 

Under the tireless guidance of National Scholarship Officer Robyn Curtis, the University of Southern Mississippi has emerged as a major player in these fierce competitions. And nothing exemplifies that success more than the current year which has produced two Goldwater Scholars; a Truman Scholar and two Fulbright Student Finalists.

Students in the Department of Casino, Hospitality and Tourism Management at The University of Southern Mississippi will present their capstone projects during the Historic Hattiesburg Downtown Association’s monthly meeting on Thursday, April 25.

The Speech and Debate team of The University of Southern Mississippi competed at the 100th anniversary tournament and convention of Pi Kappa Delta National Honor Society, March 13-17 on the campus of Webster University in St. Louis. The field of competition included 86 colleges and universities from across the U.S., with seven students representing Southern Miss at the tournament.

The University of Southern Mississippi announces the 2013 Spring Senior Show, hosted by the Department of Art and Design in the College of Arts and Letters. Presented in three different phases and places, it features works by graduating seniors on display now through May.

The University of Southern Mississippi School of Mass Communication and Journalism recently earned the Minority Recruitment and Retention Award from the Southern States Communication Association (SSCA).

Charles “Chuck” Kershner, a University of Southern Mississippi alumnus who served as executive editor of the Clinton (N.Y.) Courier, died April 14 after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 70.