September 30, 2014  

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For many, retirement is viewed as the time to enjoy the fruits of one’s labor; to cash in the stock portfolio and pursue a more sedentary life filled with leisurely pursuits.

    Dr. Don George, a professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Southern Miss from 1957-78, didn’t view it that way.

This holiday season, The University of Southern Mississippi’s top jazz performers will take their popular Jingle Bell Jazz concert on the road. And their first stop will be to deck the halls of the Thirsty Hippo in downtown Hattiesburg on Thursday, Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m.

Even at age 95, University of Southern Mississippi professor Dr. Mary Beth Evans still enjoys coming to work to help her students prepare for rewarding careers as educators.

Dr. Richard W. Meiring, assistant dean for Admissions and Student Affairs at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Mississippi State University recently visited The University of Southern Mississippi campus to speak with healthcare preprofessional students interested in veterinary medicine.

The University of Southern Mississippi chapter of Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED) Health Preprofessional Honor Society recently hosted a week-long book sale featuring the MedTutor program.

The School of Social Work at The University of Southern Mississippi hosted its annual Social Work Colloquium on Friday, Nov. 16 in the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg campus. This year’s event titled, “New Directions in Trauma Treatment: Implications for Social Work Policy and Practice,” featured a number of regionally and nationally-known speakers.

Sounds of the season will reverberate throughout the sanctuary at Main Street Baptist Church in Hattiesburg as The University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra presents its Holiday Choral Spectacular at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4.

 

In addition to the Symphony Orchestra, the special evening of music will also feature the combined voices of Southern Miss choirs and local choral groups from Forrest County Agricultural, Sumrall, Stone County, Presbyterian Christian and Pascagoula High Schools.

The Center for Logistics, Trade, and Transportation (CLTT) at the University of Southern Mississippi recently hosted a two-day workshop titled, “Intermodal Transportation Curriculum Development for Secondary Education.”

 “Sports Nutrition: Playing a Winning Game” served as the topic of the 3rd Annual Department of Nutrition and Food Systems Seminar held earlier this month at The University of Southern Mississippi. 

More than 80 students, faculty and community members attended the annual seminar which featured elements of nutrition as it relates to various professions and current topics. This year’s seminar featured three sports dietitians -- Jamie Mascari, Rebecca Turner and Tavis Piattoly.

Dr. Katherine Nugent, dean of the College of Nursing at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been elected president of the Southern Educational Board (SREB) Council on Collegiate Education for Nursing.

Before gaining the presidency, Nugent served as vice president and board member.

The organization’s focus is to serve as a proactive advocate for greater excellence and access to nursing education in the 16 SREB states and the District of Columbia.

The University of Southern Mississippi Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Catherine Rand, presents its second concert of the Fall 2012 semester on Tuesday, Nov. in Bennett Auditorium. The concert, set for 7:30 p.m., will feature two guest conductors and also a premier work for the wind ensemble.

Dr. Marie Danforth, professor of anthropology, was recently named The University of Southern Mississippi’s “Teacher of the Year” by the Mississippi Humanities Council.

The University of Southern Mississippi will introduce a monthly book club specifically for youth, ages 12-17, on Nov. 17 at noon at the Hattiesburg Public Library. 

Members of The University of Southern Mississippi faculty from across disciplines shared highlights of their research with audiences Friday, Nov. 9 during the annual University Research Day program. The event was held at the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg campus.

Dr. Thomas Payne, associate professor in the School of Criminal Justice at The University of Southern Mississippi, has consulted with the Houston (Texas) Police Department on groundbreaking research into the best methods for conducting eyewitness lineups.

Dr. John Harsh, professor of psychology at The University of Southern Mississippi; Dr. Frances Karnes, distinguished professor and director of the Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies at Southern Miss, and Patrick Eiers, a graduate student in psychology at the university, recently had a article published in Parenting for High Potential titled Gifted Students and Sleep. The article includes findings regarding gifted students and sleep, along with practical suggestions to help them get enough sleep.

University of Southern Mississippi student Daniel Hinton, a senior chemistry major from Petal, Miss., has been accepted into a new program called “Chemistry Opportunities (CHOPs)" at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Chemistry Department.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Research Awards Day program and presentations will be held tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 9 in Ballroom I of the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg campus. Research Posters will be displayed in Ballroom II. The university community is invited to come and hear about the work of some of our most accomplished scientists, scholars, and artists.

Souvik Banerjee, doctoral student in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The University of Southern Mississippi was selected to present at the American Chemical Society’s Division of Organic Chemistry Graduate Research Symposium on the campus of University of Colorado, Boulder. 

Two great evenings of jazz are in store for the Pine Belt, courtesy of The University of Southern Mississippi School of Music.

The Mississippi Technology Alliance will induct a former University of Southern Mississippi president into its Innovators Hall of Fame at its annual awards gala Tuesday, Nov. 13 at the Jackson Convention Center.

The Mississippi Polymer Institute at The University of Southern Mississippi became the ideal conduit connecting a client with a manufacturer that resulted in 18 new jobs and $2.5 million in increased sales.

Renowned environmental scientist Dr. Margaret Lowman will be the featured speaker at The University of Southern Mississippi’s next Honors Forum Series, set for 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 13 at the Thad Cochran Center Ballroom on the Hattiesburg campus.

University of Southern Mississippi Professor Amal Mitra is a particularly proud father these days after watching his daughter, Paromita Mitra, capture the Miss Mississippi USA crown on Saturday, Nov. 3 at Harrah’s Event Center in Tunica, Miss.