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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.

The task of finding a good job can prove daunting in these stringent economic times. The 2012 Pine Belt Job Fair, set for Wednesday, Nov. 7 at the Hattiesburg Lake Terrace Convention Center, can certainly help.

The University of Southern Mississippi‘s Department of Nutrition and Food Systems recently participated in the filming of a national video for The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics at the Mississippi Food Network in Jackson.

In recognition of 50 years of service, the DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi invites everyone to celebrate this significant occasion at its 50th Anniversary Open House on Thursday, Oct. 25 from 3:30-6 p.m.

The College of Health at The University of Southern Mississippi is sponsoring the Hospice Foundation of America’s “Artificial Nutrition and Hydration Program” on Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 9-11 a.m. in Room 101 of the Trent Lott Center.

The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies (IDS) will hold a fair housing workshop at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Lafayette County-Oxford Public Library at 401 Bramlett Blvd. in Oxford.

The Children’s Center for Communication and Development, in conjunction with the Office of Professional Development and Educational Outreach, will host a one-day conference “Exceptional Learners, Exceptional Instruction” on Nov. 9 at the Thad Cochran Center on The University of Southern Mississippi campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s campus radio station WUSM-FM (88.5)is offering some lucky participant a chance to win big money this fall with the WUSM 50/50 Drawing.
 

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of Food and Nutrition Systems participated in the first Mississippi Farm to School Week in collaboration with Stone County’s Child Nutrition Director Myra Rayburn.

When Johann Strauss conceived of his farcical operetta “Die Fledermaus” (The Bat), he might have been hard pressed to imagine all the comical improvisations and reinventions that would shape it since its debut in 1874.

 

The Southern Opera and Musical Theatre Company’s program takes it to another place literally and figuratively.

The Southern Entrepreneurship Program, an educational outreach initiative housed within the University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Economic and Entrepreneurship Education (CEEE), commenced its sixth year of youth education during a statewide symposium held on Sept. 27. 

In recognition of October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the Mississippi Partnership for Employment (MSPE) project is emphasizing the 2012 theme, “A Strong Workforce is an Inclusive Workforce: What Can YOU Do?.”

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop Saturday, Oct. 13, for residents with and without disabilities in Hinds and surrounding counties.

With its most recent gift of $20,000, the Favre 4 Hope Foundation has now contributed more than $200,000 to The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi.