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Celebrating a legacy of social work was the focus of the Third Annual Betty Spencer Memorial Social Work Luncheon where The University of Southern Mississippi School of Social Work was presented a $5,000 gift to increase the total endowment of the Betty Spencer Memorial Scholarship which has a corpus of more than $20,000.

In response to the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15, 2013, this year’s National Forum – “Maintaining Safety and Security at Open Access Sporting Events: Different Challenges, Same Principles,” will provide national conference attendees with a set of protective measures that will help establish secure environments at events with open access areas.

Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) viewers may have seen a series of new promotional videos featured on the television station, one of which highlights University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast social work instructor Karen Aderer and her use of PBS in the classroom.

The University of Southern Mississippi is moving into the second phase of a comprehensive landscaping plan to restore the southern edge of its Hattiesburg campus that suffered extensive damage from a Feb. 10 tornado.

 

The initial phase of the $3 million project – which included planting of five mature live oak trees, grass sodding and major irrigation work – wrapped up earlier this month.

The Katrina Research Center at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast will host a premiere of the photography exhibit, “Cat Island by Kayak: A Retrospective,” by Dr. Eric Wyble on Wednesday, June 26, from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at the Katrina Research Center, located on the third floor of the library on the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast students, Virginia Hutchinson of Long Beach and Erika Hosler of Gulfport, were both named spring 2013 scholarship recipients in the university’s NASA Space Grant program.

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop Monday, June 17, for residents with and without disabilities in Washington and surrounding counties.

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood encouraged Girls State delegates to take an unselfish approach to life during his speech at the annual convention held this week on The University of Southern Mississippi campus in Hattiesburg.

The last time Annelise Moreau saw University of Southern Mississippi police officer Jared Pierce, he was coming to her aid after the Hattiesburg campus was struck by an F-4 tornado Feb. 10. 

 

This past Tuesday, under clearer skies, Moreau returned to Hattiesburg to help the university honor Pierce for his service on that fateful day. During the university’s annual Staff Council recognition and awards luncheon, Pierce and fellow officer Jason Powell received the Life Saving Award and Medal of Valor, respectively.

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop Saturday, June 15, for residents with and without disabilities in Forrest and surrounding counties.

Dr. Frances Lucas, left, vice president and campus executive officer at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, and Dr. Tulio Sulbaran, right, director of the Southern Miss Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation (CLTT), meet with Dr. Albert White, director of logistics and transportation at the Chamber of Commerce for Industry and Agriculture of Panama.

After the catastrophe surrounding The University of Southern Mississippi School of Music’s production of “Sweeney Todd,” Dr. Mike Lopinto mailed a letter to the play’s author, Stephen Sondheim, describing the story of the cast’s misfortune while working on the musical.

The Center for Child Development at The University of Southern Mississippi reached an historic milestone recently by earning a five-star rating for the first time by the state’s Quality Stars Program.

The Institute for Disability Studies at The University of Southern Mississippi has partnered with the Office of Tobacco Control and other state organizations on a comprehensive plan to reduce tobacco usage among behavioral health clients and staff who serve them.

Construction is scheduled to begin soon on a massive student housing project that will transform The University of Southern Mississippi’s venerable Hattiesburg campus.

 

Century Park South will bring state-of-the art residence halls to Southern Miss, providing 954 beds for freshmen and other scholarship students. The $55.6 million project will feature three buildings, with five floors in each structure.

The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies will hold a homeownership application fair on Thursday, June 6, from 3 to 6 p.m. in the community meeting room of the Jackson Medical Mall at 350 West Woodrow Wilson in Jackson, Miss. The homeownership application fair is being co-sponsored by the City of Jackson, BancorpSouth and Regions in celebration of June as National Homeownership Month.

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop Saturday, June 8 for residents with and without disabilities in Hinds and surrounding counties.

The Office of Communications at The University of Southern Mississippi captured 11 awards – including a Grand Award for Print Media -- during the 2013 College Public Relations Association of Mississippi (CPRAM) Conference held May 20-21 in Gulfport, Miss.

The University of Southern Mississippi Foundation announced today that its tornado relief and campus beautification campaigns were entering a quiet phase as the nation focuses its attention on tornado victims in Oklahoma. During this time the Foundation will refrain from publicly soliciting donors for the campaigns.

 

“Today, we continue the restoration of our Hattiesburg campus,” said University President Rodney Bennett, “but our hearts and minds are with the tornado victims in Oklahoma.”

New University of Southern Mississippi Head Football Coach Todd Monken will visit Waynesboro on Tuesday, June 4, for the Southern Miss Alumni Association Southeast Central Mississippi Chapter’s annual meeting.

The University of Southern Mississippi Office of Professional Development and Educational Outreach will hold the Essentials in Human Resource Management Professional Certificate Course June 20-21 from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. on the Hattiesburg campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast will host summer 2013 orientation for new undergraduate students at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop Saturday, June 1, for residents with and without disabilities in Oktibbeha and surrounding counties.

The Cedar Point teaching site of the University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) will be the location of the second annual Shifting Baselines Stewardship Summit May 17-18.