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The Live Oak Writing Project at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast is hosting Camp Live Oak for the 2012 summer. Designed for students entering third through sixth grades, Camp Live Oak will provide a fun environment where writing will be integrated with art, science, history and literature. A variety of challenging and creative activities will guide campers and expose them to the writing process and beyond.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus celebrated the university’s Founders’ Day with a reception honoring employees for continuous service of 10 and 20 years to Southern Miss. In recognition of their service, honored employees received a commemorative pin from the university.

A large, energetic crowd turned out for a panel discussion of Kathryn Stockett’s immensely popular novel “The Help” on Wednesday, March 28 at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Thad Cochran Center.

 

Panelists included Forrest County Justice Court Judge Deborah Gambrell Chambers; University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Vice-President/Executive Officer Frances Lucas and New York publicist Stella Connell. Dr. Kim LeDuff, associate professor in the Southern Miss School of Mass Communication and Journalism, served as the moderator.

University of Southern Mississippi School of Music students Craig Watson, Ismael Brandao and Jesus Castro will be featured in the symphony season performance, “Future Stars,” set for 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 29 at Bennett Auditorium.

LONG BEACH, Miss. – The book, “Hurricane Katrina: The Mississippi Story,” by Dr. James Pat Smith, professor of history at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, was recently published by University Press of Mississippi. “Hurricane Katrina: The Mississippi Story” presents the fullest account yet written of the impact of this storm on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

The College of Health at The University of Southern Mississippi, along with the Hattiesburg Clinic and the Southern and Southwest Mississippi Area Health Education Centers, present the forum, “Poverty and Its Impact on Health: Causation or Correlation,” Thursday, April 12, from 6 – 7:45 p.m. in the Fleming Education Center at the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

The Institute for Disability Studies (EDS) at The University of Southern Mississippi will hold a workshop on fair housing on Tuesday, April 3, at 10 a.m. at the Humphreys County Library at 105 South Hayden Street in Belzoni.

The University of Southern Mississippi Technology Learning Center (TLC) Golden Eagles wheelchair basketball team closed out its first season by winning the National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA) Gulf Coast Conference Championship held at Jackson State University.

 

The weekend-long tournament featured six teams from southeastern states vying for the title of NWBA Gulf Coast Conference Champion.

A last-minute decision to enter the Miss Collegiate America Pageant nearly resulted in a crowning for former University of Southern Mississippi student Christine Kozlowski, who captured the first runner-up spot in the annual competition held March 7-10 in San Antonio, Texas.

WUSM Roots Radio 88.5, Keg and Barrel and JHM Graphics, will kick off the WUSM Spring Slumgullion Saturday, March 31, at HUBFEST in Downtown Hattiesburg, and continue during the entire month of April at The Keg and Barrel on Hardy Street.

Dr. Maureen Martin, director of The University of Southern Mississippi’s DuBard School for Language Disorders, has been elected president-elect of the Mississippi Speech-Language-Hearing Association (MSHA) for 2012. She will serve as president of MSHA in 2013.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Frances Karnes Center for Gifted Studies has three programs scheduled for this summer, including those in Leadership Studies, Summer Gifted Studies and its Summer Program for Academically Talented Youth.

The University of Southern Mississippi will mark the 102nd anniversary of its legislative founding Friday, March 30 when it holds Founders’ Day ceremonies and events on the Hattiesburg and Gulf Coast campuses and teaching sites. Students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members are invited to attend, with a webcast of events from the Hattiesburg campus available for viewing.

The College of Arts and Letters at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast will host this month’s session of the Spring Poetry Reading Series featuringMary Ann O’Gorman on Wednesday, March 28, at 7 p.m. in Room 204 of the Gulf Park campus library in Long Beach.

Musicians, arts and crafts vendors, food vendors and the Easter Bunny are coming together once again for The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast’s 4th annual Jazz and Blues Festival to be held Saturday, April 7.

Connor Sport Court International, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-performance sports flooring and UPS (NYSE: UPS), an official NCAA corporate partner, today announced that The University of Southern Mississippi will be part of a seven-city tour of the hardwood basketball court that will serve as the centerpiece of the 2012 NCAA Men’s Final Four®.

 

Although Kathryn Stockett’s wildly popular book “The Help” is a work of fiction, the story line and plot characters depict a well-documented era of racial strife in Mississippi history.

The University of Southern Mississippi Debate Society will take its persuasive talents to James Madison University to compete in the Madison Cup debate tournament April 11-13.

The University of Southern Mississippi College of Health will host the second in a series of forums entitled, “The Affordable Care Act: A Compacted Review and the Legalities of Its Survival,” from 6 p.m.-7:45p.m. on Thursday, March 22nd in the Thad Cochran Center, Ballroom I.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s DuBard School for Language Disorders will hold the Missing Links in Academics seminar April 12-13 at the DuBard School for Language Disorders on the Hattiesburg campus.

Students who enjoy science and nature will want to participate in the hands-on experience provided by University of Southern Mississippi summer camps set for this summer.

This news briefs package highlights timely news and events from The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast. For more information on any of the stories below or for assistance in arranging interviews, contact Southern Miss Gulf Coast University Communications at 228.865.4573.

The Student Think Center at The University of Southern Mississippi is hosting a high school collaborative in partnership with the Mississippi Arts Commission on Tuesday, March 20 on the Hattiesburg campus in suite 319 of the International Center.

The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Theatre and Dance will present the annual Spring Dance Concert Series April 12-15 in the Mannoni Performing Arts Center on the Hattiesburg campus.