October 25, 2014  

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With approximately 86,000 cases and 11,000 deaths per year in the United States, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), better known as Staph infection, is a threat that graduate students at the University of Southern Mississippi have taken to task.

 

The deadline to register to vote in Mississippi's Nov. 4th General Election is Saturday, October 4, 2014. 

 

“Every Mississippian should be registered to vote,” says Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann.  “This is a privilege that comes at the cost of countless men and women who have given their lives for our Country. You can honor their sacrifice by registering to vote today.”

The Office of University Communications at The University of Southern Mississippi took home a prestigious Lantern Award for the University’s Closer Look advertising campaign during the Southern Public Relations Federation’s annual conference earlier this month in New Orleans.

 

Gulf Coast artist Milton Williams will be exhibiting more than 40 of his impressionistic landscapes at the University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Library through Nov. 15.

The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi will present a professional development workshop: “Exceptional Learners, Exceptional Instruction” Oct. 2-3 at the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg campus.

The public is invited to get all dolled up in dapper threads for a night on the town at the 2nd Annual DuBard School Speakeasy, on Friday, Oct. 3. This 1920’s themed event is hosted by the DuBard School for Language Disorders, a United Way agency, at The University of Southern Mississippi.

A commitment to providing high quality educational and career opportunities to those who defend our freedoms has earned The University of Southern Mississippi a prestigious accolade.

                  

Victory Media Inc., a veteran-owned ratings entity whose work includes identifying organizations, including schools, which engage in practices supportive of active duty military, veterans and their families, has designated Southern Miss a Military Friendly School.

University Police are investigating an anonymous post on the social media application, Yik Yak, this morning that threatens members of the University community at Joseph Greene Hall on the Hattiesburg campus on Tuesday.

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop Friday, Oct. 3, for residents with and without disabilities in Hinds and surrounding counties.

James Wilcox, director of the Center for Economic and Entrepreneurship and Education at The University of Southern Mississippi, delivered a guest presentation to a gathering of economic and community developers last month in Greenwood, Miss., as part of the Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis event “Saving Your Small Town: Homegrown Community and Economic Development.”

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop Saturday, Oct. 4, for residents with and without disabilities in Forrest and surrounding counties.

Some dreams certainly take longer than others to materialize, but the reality is that the College of Nursing at The University of Southern Mississippi will move into a spacious, new home in the not-so-distant future.

 

Southern Miss faculty, staff, students and administrators were joined by state dignitaries and University supporters on Wednesday, Sept. 17 for the official groundbreaking of Asbury Hall – future home of the College of Nursing.

 

The College of Nursing at The University of Southern Mississippi will move significantly closer to seeing a longtime dream become a reality with the official groundbreaking of Asbury Hall set for 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 17.

Finding the best health care information can at times be overwhelming for families of children and youth with special health care needs in Mississippi. However, resources and one-on-one assistance are available.

Keishawna Smith, new parent/liaison for the Mississippi Family 2 Family Health Information and Education Center, can assist families of children with special health care needs to be partners in the decisions made concerning the health of their children.

The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi received a $1,500 check from Kevin Harrison, owner of Heritage Vision Center, on Wednesday, Sept. 10.

University Police advises Hattiesburg area residents to be aware of two individuals, one identified as a white male and another a black male, driving a dark gray vehicle and  going door-to-door today in West Hattiesburg/Lamar County soliciting money for the Southern Miss baseball team. These individuals do not represent the University, the Southern Miss Baseball Team or the Southern Miss Athletics Department.  If you are approached by these individuals making this request, you may contact your local law enforcement agency or University Police at 601.266.4986.

The Mississippi Polymer Institute provided technical assistance to six Mississippi-based manufacturing companies yielding over $4 million in direct financial impact and resulting in the creation of 36 new jobs in Mississippi, according to data compiled by InnovateMEP Mississippi.

“Our resilience can help us weather the darkest of storms,” declared University of Southern Mississippi President Rodney D. Bennett during a celebration held Friday, Sept. 5 to mark the restoration and recovery of the Hattiesburg campus from a tornado that struck the Pine Belt region 19 months ago.

 

A large group of Southern Miss supporters, including Gov. Phil Bryant, convened for the event just outside the iconic Ogletree House – one of the University’s five original buildings -- that suffered extensive damage from the Feb. 10, 2013 storm. The ceremony included an official re-opening of the Ogletree House, recognition of landscape improvements and tours of renovated arts facilities.

 

The International Federation of Fly Fishers – Gulf Coast Council (IFFF-GCC) is holding the Gulf Coast Fly Fair at the Ocean Springs Civic Center on Sept.12 and 13 with proceeds being donated to the University of Southern Mississippi, Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL).

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) will host a series of programs this fall focusing on the impact The University of Southern Mississippi has on higher education in the state and nation, as well as its contributions to our area’s quality of life. Other topics will address general issues associated with higher education.

The 4th annual WUSM Tailgate Concert Series will return this fall to the University of Southern Mississippi home football games with a unique line-up of artists heard and requested on WUSM-Southern Miss Radio, including one of USM’s own, Jarekus Singleton.

Students from Mississippi Public Universities will have the opportunity to do well by doing good as they develop business plans to tackle some of Mississippi’s most pressing problems and help reach the goals established by Blueprint Mississippi.

 

The Blueprint Mississippi Social Business Challenge was announced by Gov. Phil Bryant, Mississippi Economic Council President and CEO Blake A. Wilson and Commissioner of Higher Education Dr. Hank M. Bounds at a press conference held today in Jackson.

Through an $8.3 million award that resulted from the medical settlement following the BP/Deepwater Horizon disaster, the School of Social Work at The University of Southern Mississippi is helping to integrate mental and behavioral health into a primary care medical facility.

Eagle Dining strives to give The University of Southern Mississippi a taste of home with the launch of the “Just Like Home Recipe Contest” for the 2014-2015 academic year.

 

The contest invites all students, faculty and staff to pick his or her favorite recipe from home and submit it to Eagle Dining. The top five finalists will be featured in a cookbook at the end of the Spring 2015 semester.