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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.

The film program at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast presents "Smokin' Fish," with director and producer Luke Griswold-Tergis as part of the South Arts Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. The screening will be held at Fleming Education Center Auditorium, Gulf Park campus in Long Beach on Friday, Nov. 16 at 6:45 p.m.

The College of Arts and Letters at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast will host The Eagle’s Nest Reading Series Thursday, Nov. 29 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in room 204 of the Gulf Park campus library.

The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies (IDS) will hold a fair housing workshop on Thursday, Nov. 29, at 1 p.m. at the South Delta Regional Housing Authority at 202 Weston Ave. in Leland, Miss.

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.

Local author Terry I. Miles will hold a book signing at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus library from 2-4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7.

Miles, a Southern Miss alumni, has written 12 books in the Cozy Little Murder Mystery series. She will discuss and sign her new book, “It’s Murder… Between the Sheets.”

Copies of Miles’ book will be available for purchase and light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 228.214.3450.

The University of Southern Mississippi has received a favorable ruling from the Mississippi Supreme Court in three cases involving former coaches with the women’s soccer program.

Retired businessman Spencer Adams and budding entrepreneur Jared Loftus were honored as Alumni of the Year by The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business during a luncheon on Friday, Nov. 2 at Southern Oaks in Hattiesburg.

 

Adams, former president and CEO of Pickett & Adams Insurance, received the Boardman Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award. Loftus, president and CEO of online apparel store College District, was presented the Outstanding Young Alumnus of the Year Award.

The WUSM Tailgate Concert Series at The University of Southern Mississippi continues on Saturday, Nov. 3 with a performance on campus by The Mount Rushmores.

A new book for Christmas can not only bring delight to a child at the holidays, but inspire a love for reading that can result in a life filled with joy and achievement.

 

That’s the outcome organizers of this year’s second annual “Give a Child a New Book Day” hope for as they announced on Thursday, Nov. 1 the drive for new books for children in need ages infant to 12 at Cook Library on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi School of Social Work will sponsor its Fall Colloquium -- “New Directions in Trauma Treatment: Implications for Social Work Policy and Practice” on Friday, Nov. 16 at the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg campus.

It is no secret that young people thrive on sports, music and food. Thus, the University of Southern Mississippi campus provided the perfect atmosphere for a group of Oak Grove High students and AmeriCorps volunteers participating in National Disability Mentoring Day festivities.

United States Congressman Steven Palazzo (R-Miss.) held his first Annual Youth Leadership Summit on Tuesday, Oct. 30 at the Thad Cochran Center on The University of Southern Mississippi campus in Hattiesburg.

From gang member to renowned fashion designer, the story of Nary Manivong offers a testament to determination, perseverance and fortuitous timing.

 

Members of The University of Southern Mississippi community and the Pine Belt area at large will have a chance to learn more about Nary’s incredible journey during a screening of the documentary “Dressed” at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9 at Bennett Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi Police Department (UPD) encourages students and members of the faculty and staff to take time to examine the latest edition of the Security and Fire Safety Report, available  at (http://www.usm.edu/sites/default/files/groups/university-police-department/pdf/annual_security_report_2012_13.pdf)and in hard copy form in the University Police Department lobby, located in Bond Hall on the north side of the Hattiesburg campus.

Several University of Southern Mississippi faculty members will take the stage with the Southern Miss Symphony Orchestra to perform an exciting program of classical and classical-style pieces at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1 in Bennett Auditorium.

The University of Southern Mississippi chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD) received the Gold Delta Award for heightened membership during a National Workshop held earlier this month in San Antonio, Texas.

 

The award is presented to chapters that have experienced a minimum 35 percent increase in membership from year to year. The Southern Miss chapter of ALD produced a 69 percent increase as membership grew from 71 members in 2011 to 120 this year.

The momentum that has been building within the College of Nursing at The University of Southern Mississippi received a significant boost recently with accreditations granted/renewed for several programs.

The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation in partnership with the de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection at The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting submissions from publishers for the 27th Annual Ezra Jack Keats New Writer and New Illustrator Book Awards (known collectively as the Ezra Jack Keats Book Award). Submissions will be accepted at any time during the year through Dec. 30, 2012.

The Student Government Association at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast is supporting safe trick-or-treating by hosting, “Nightmare on Golden Eagle Street,” Friday, Oct. 26, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the Fleming Education Center on the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

Interested in buying a home for your family in a Jackson neighborhood? The Institute for Disability Studies’ Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) may have just the house for you.

The informational meeting will be held Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Morning Star Baptist Church at 3420 Albermarle Road in Jackson, Miss. Housing counselors will be available at the meeting to discuss eligibility and income requirements. A credit education workshop will be held at 7:15 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

Members of The University of Southern Mississippi women’s basketball team took time out from preseason workouts to make their annual visit to The Children’s Center for Communication and Development on Tuesday, Oct. 23.

For Cleother Clayborne and Zack Pittman, two student-veterans on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus, helping other soldiers navigate college —and, specifically, college writing — is a given.  When an opportunity arose to work with soldiers in an English 101 class offered by the University at Camp Shelby, they were ready to serve.