November 20, 2014  

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A research consortia led by The University of Southern Mississippi has been awarded $11 million by the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) to conduct scientific studies of the impacts of oil, dispersed oil and dispersant on the Gulf’s ecosystem and public health.

Jean Jones, vice president and community development coordinator for Trustmark Bank, was presented the 2014 Housing Initiative Partner of the Year Award by The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies (IDS) at the fall meeting of the IDS Housing Advisory Council on Oct. 29.

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop Saturday, Dec. 6, for residents with and without disabilities in Hinds and surrounding counties.

Missy Schraeder, speech language pathologist with the DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi, has received an Innovator Award as an Outstanding Educator in a College or University from the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC).

The University of Southern Mississippi will host renowned trombonist Joseph Alessi, for two performances on Sunday, Nov. 23 and Monday, Nov. 24 at Bennett Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach will host Diversity Week Nov. 17-20. The schedule of events will highlight the diverse Southern Miss community, and all students, faculty and staff are invited to participate.

The Hattiesburg community will be treated to a pair of concerts next week by two University of Southern Mississippi bands. Both events will take place at Bennett Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies (IDS) will hold a free fair housing workshop on Thursday, Nov. 20, at 6 p.m. at the Institute for Disability Studies on the Southern Miss Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach.

Students representing several teams at The University of Southern Mississippi will tackle one of the state’s more pressing problems as part of the “Blueprint Mississippi Social Business Challenge” set for Monday, Nov. 17 on the Hattiesburg campus.

 

The words “military-friendly” represent more than a catch-phrase or snazzy label to Maj. Gen. Jeff Hammond (U.S. Army Ret.) and The University of Southern Mississippi. The designation serves as a guiding light for the University’s new Center for Military Veterans, Service Members and Families.

 

With assistance from The University of Southern Mississippi Foundation, the Center has launched an annual fundraising initiative designed to help expand awareness of the program’s services. The fundraiser will be held each year to coincide with the national Veterans Day holiday (Nov. 11).

 

Students from Mississippi Public Universities across the state are preparing to unveil their ideas for solving Mississippi’s most pressing problems and helping reach the goals established by Blueprint Mississippi. Beginning tomorrow, student teams will compete in competitions held on campus. The winning team from each campus will advance to the state competition, which will be held in Jackson in March.

 

The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi has been recognized by the Continuing Education Board (CEB) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) as an ASHA Approved Continuing Education Provider.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Civic Chorale will present “Songs of Thanksgiving” on Nov. 22 at 7:30 p.m. on the Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach.  

 

When the hit Broadway musical “Mary Poppins” takes flight, she will be supported by some of the best hoofers in the area. The University of Southern Mississippi’s Dixie Darlings will bring their exceptional dance skills to the grand reopening of the Mannoni Performing Arts Center Auditorium, Feb. 26 – March 1, 2015.  

 

The Southern Miss School of Music, in partnership with Forrest General Hospital, is pleased to present this exceptional cast and welcome the Dixie Darlings to the Poppins family. Tickets for the production go on sale Tuesday, Nov. 11.

Dr. John Wooton, director of percussion studies at The University of Southern Mississippi, and pianist Dr. Sam Bruton, professor of philosophy and religion at Southern Miss, present their project “Caribbean Collective” in concert Sunday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Thirsty Hippo in downtown Hattiesburg.

The Indian Student Association at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach presented Milan 2014 the week of Oct. 27.

Dr. Megan McCay, Residence Life Coordinator for Academic Initiatives and Assessment at The University of Southern Mississippi, was honored recently by the National Association for College and University Residence Halls (NACURH) as Advisor of the Month for September.

Haley Graham, Reagan Ratcliff, Grant Carter and Dan Lewis make a great team. Their daily work at The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies (IDS) provides support for busy staff and keeps the office running smoothly.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Institute for Disability Studies at the Gulf Park Campus (IDS-GP) in Long Beach announces its participation in National Disability Employment Awareness Month, an annual awareness campaign that takes place each October. The purpose of National Disability Employment Awareness Month is to educate about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities.

Dorothy (Rylan Murphy)  is guided by Dawn Burgess, the Early Oral Interventionist at the Children's Center for Communication and Development, during trick-or-treating at the College of Health on Wednesday, Oct. 29.  Dean Michael Forster is Morgus-the-Magnificent.

Photo by Dianne S. Coleman

In conjunction with Homecoming activities, The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach will host the inaugural Tailgate Under the Oaks event on Saturday, Nov. 8.

The University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Association will induct seven of the University’s most dedicated and distinguished alumni into its Hall of Fame on Friday, Nov. 7, as one of the highlights of the 2014 Homecoming celebration.

 

Students at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach have elected Bethany Noelle Cuevas to represent the Gulf Park Campus at the 2014 Homecoming festivities on both the Gulf Park and Hattiesburg campuses.

 

Noted author and commentator John T. Edge will be the guest speaker as part of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute’s “Food, Campus, Table Series” set for 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 29 at the OLLI center on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus.