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The Southern Miss Gulf Coast Civic Chorale will present the fifth anniversary concert, “Festival of Choirs - A Choir of 500,” on Thursday, Oct. 4, at 7 p.m. at the Mississippi Coast Convention Center Hall D in Biloxi.

Eagle Dining has formed a partnership with Southern Miss Activities Council (SMAC) that will offer the Southern Miss Community free cooking classes for the fall semester.

 

The cooking classes are presented in a fun and informative format, and feature delicious meals taught by Eagle Dining culinary experts. Two classes are scheduled during the fall semester, 9 p.m. to 11p.m. at the Fresh Food Company and include: Mother Sauces on Sept. 26 and Caribbean on Oct. 24.

University of Southern Mississippi Interim President Aubrey Lucas greeted faculty, staff and students at the institution’s fall 2012 convocation Sept. 12, thanking them for their service to the university and noting various individual and institutional accomplishments from the previous academic year.

 

An increase in freshmen enrollment, expansion of state-of-the art student housing, advancements in academic research that have garnered national and international media notice, individual student, faculty staff achievements and groundbreaking on new buildings for the Colleges of Business and Nursing were among many accomplishments Lucas cited as he expressed hopes for more in the future.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Film Department will present a free screening of the film, “Small, Beautifully Moving Parts,” at 6:45 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28 in the Fleming Education Center auditorium on the University’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

University of Southern Mississippi head football coach Ellis Johnson, members of his coaching staff and several Golden Eagle players had an opportunity to visit the DuBard School for Language Disorders on Wednesday, Sept. 12 as part of the school’s annual Black and Gold Day festivities.

University of Southern Mississippi senior Tyokia Parker offered a simple, yet succinct, reason for wanting to participate in preliminary construction of a Habitat for Humanity home as part of a national day of service on Tuesday, Sept. 11.

 

“I like the idea of being able to help people, especially when it involves giving them a new home,” said Parker, a Lumberton, Miss., native majoring in psychology. “I want to make an impact on someone else’s life.”

Teaching and learning math isn’t always as easy as 1-2-3.  The DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi is offering a multisensory math workshop to educate teachers on this hands-on method of teaching mathematics to students of all levels.

For the second consecutive year, The University of Southern Mississippi football Golden Eagles are ranked among the nation’s top programs in the Wall Street Journal’s annual “Grid of Shame” review.

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop Saturday, Sept. 29, for residents with and without disabilities in Copiah and surrounding counties.

Members of the Board Search Committee leading the search for the next president of The University of Southern Mississippi will hear from constituency groups in Campus Listening Sessions on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012. The discussions will center on the qualities and qualifications stakeholders believe the next institutional executive officer should possess.

The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education (CISE) and the DuBard School for Language Disorders in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences are collaborating to offer a Master’s of Education degree in Dyslexia Therapy expected to begin in June 2013.

Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves got a first-hand look at how the DuBard School for Language Disorders functions as part of his visit to The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus on Friday, Sept. 7.

As the Southern Miss Gulf Coast Civic Chorale prepares for a new season of performances along the Mississippi Gulf Coast, several members reflect on the chorale’s beginning nearly two decades earlier.

The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Biological Sciences will host outreach activities this fall, including unique adventures at its popular science museum.

Just in time for back-to-school,busy University of Southern Mississippistudents on the go can now quickly and easily check out the campus dining hall menu, find nutrition information, provide feedback and more — all with a click of their Smartphone. Eagle Dining has launched its CampusDish® Mobile App to assist students in making healthy, informed meal selections.

Members of the Hattiesburg City Council passed a resolution on Tuesday, Sept. 4 declaring Sept. 15 as "Fill it to the Top Day" to coincide with The University of Southern Mississippi’s home-opening football game of the 2012 season.

Washington Monthly magazine has recognized The University of Southern Mississippi among the nation’s top 70 institutions of higher learning for “best value” in its 2012 College Guide and Rankings. 

 

Southern Miss sits at No. 69 in the national rankings. Jackson State University leads the way at No. 47 among the state's eight public universities, while Mississippi State University comes in at No. 96 and the University of Mississippi ranks No. 196.

The DuBard School for Language Disorders at Southern Miss will host the DuBard Association Method® Basic Course September 25-27 and October 16-18 from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. on the Southern Miss Hattiesburg campus.

Greek Life students at The University of Southern Mississippi can still find plenty of reasons to LOL, but the GPA is taking maximum precedence these days.

 

Joshua Schutts, assistant dean of students at Southern Miss, notes that the average grade point average for all Greek students currently sits at 3.07 – the highest number school officials can recall since at least the 1990s.

The first annual TRIAD (Training, Resources and Information for the Advancement of Disability Service) Service Celebration brought tears of joy for those receiving special recognition.

Classes will resume on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus on Thursday, while Southern Miss Gulf Coast will remain closed due to anticipated continuing effects of Tropical Storm Isaac.

 

Although conditions on the Hattiesburg campus are expected to improve throughout Thursday, students who are unable to commute safely to the Hattiesburg campus for Thursday classes are asked to alert their professors or contact the Office of Student-Oriented Services at 601.266.4025 beginning at 8 a.m. on Thursday.

 

All campus offices will resume operations as well. For continuing University of Southern Mississippi updates related to Tropical Storm Isaac, continue to visit http://www.SouthernMiss.info

The Hurricane Katrina commemoration event hosted by the Katrina Research Center at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 29, has been postponed until further notice.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Office of Professional Development and Educational Outreach will be offering programs focused on management and leadership in September and October on the Hattiesburg campus.

The department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The University of Southern Mississippi has just wrapped up the fifth successful year of project SEED, a high school mentoring program.