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What are card beams, you may ask? They are the building toy that allows you to build gravity-defying houses of cards with the help of friction, gravity, and two types of beams - the cap and the connector.

The Children's Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi held its 2013 Spring Graduation ceremony on Friday, May 17 on the Hattiesburg campus.

 

Dr. Mike Forster, dean of the Southern Miss College of Health, handed out the graduation certificates.

 

(Photo by Van Arnold, University Communications)

Sarah Case-Price began her affiliation with The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi more than a dozen years ago as a student worker. On July 1, she will take over the reins as director.

Each year, The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Recreational Sports honors outstanding student staff members and graduating seniors at the Student Staff Appreciation and Awards night. Southern Miss Rec Sports held the 2013 awards night at the end of the spring semester at the Southern Miss Payne Center.

Former students and colleagues of Dr. Ronald Marquardt, a professor emeritus and chairman of The University of Southern Mississippi's Department of Political Science, remember him as a model teacher, faculty member and administrator.

Dr. Marquardt died Wednesday, May 15 at his home in Hattiesburg following a lengthy illness. He was 73.

In accordance with the Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation’s (CLTT) strategic plan, Thomas Schoemann has been selected as the center’s Operations Manager. Schoemann will assume his new position at The University of Southern Mississippi on May 20.

The DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi will offer the nationally-accredited DuBard Association Method® Basic Course on June 17-21 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the DuBard School on the Hattiesburg campus.

Geography students from The University of Southern Mississippi recently joined with the Asset Development Division of the Mississippi Development Authority to study downtown McComb’s opportunities for economic development.

Since 1927, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association has celebrated Better Hearing and Speech Month each May to raise public awareness of speech, language and hearing disorders that affect 14 million Americans. The DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi wants to help spread the word.

Beth Biagini always imagined that she would watch her youngest daughter graduate from college. But the mother of four never dreamed that she would be wearing a cap and gown on the same day herself.

 

On Friday, May 10 Beth Biagini and her daughter, Cally Biagini, strolled across the stage at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Reed Green Coliseum to receive their diplomas during the Spring 2013 Commencement ceremony.

Dr. Amy Chasteen Miller, associate professor and chair of the Department of Anthropology and Sociology, will take on the role of associate dean for academic affairs in The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Arts and Letters beginning in July.

A history graduate student at The University of Southern Mississippi will soon be joining an elite team of researchers as they attempt to learn more about the fate of American soldiers from World War II missing in action in the South Pacific since the war ended in 1945.

A group of Southern Miss business students toured the Cintas facility in Mobile on Friday, May 3 to speak with plant managers and other officials. Pictured here are Southern Miss students, left to right: Kevin Shelby, Samantha Linzy, Cameron Bradley, Kayla Danielle Herrington, Candanise Walters and Charles King.

The Sales Education Foundation (SEF) has released its annual list of Top University Sales Programs, which includes The University of Southern Mississippi as one of the best locations for hiring sales professionals.

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: