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Kerrie Blakeney, a senior at Sylva Bay Academy in Bay Springs Miss., is returning for her fifth year to the National Cheerleaders Association (NCA) camp, held annually at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Dr. Brent Hales, interim chair of the Department of Economic and Workforce Development at The University of Southern Mississippi, recently published a text entitled “Entrepreneurship Economics” targeted to high school entrepreneurship teachers.

The former Speech and Hearing Building at The University of Southern Mississippi was officially renamed the J.B. George Building in honor of the University’s third president during a ceremony held Thursday, June 14 on the Hattiesburg campus.

A rose by any other name, or color, would look and smell as sweet on the picturesque campus at The University of Southern Mississippi.

 

The renowned All-American Rose Garden, which opened in 1974, features approximately 800 separate bushes that consistently attract admirers from South Mississippi and beyond.

The University Of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies (IDS) will hold a workshop on fair housing/homeownership on Monday, June 18, from 1-3 p.m. at the Lewis Johnson Senior Citizens Complex located at 299 Martin Luther King Boulevard in Grenada.

Dr. Frances Lucas, vice president and campus executive officer at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, has announced that Dr. Eric Powell will become the new director of the university’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) in Ocean Springs.

The Sunrise Rotary Club of Hattiesburg presented the DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi with a check for $4,600 on Tuesday, June 1. The club recently hosted a 5K run/walk and chose to give the proceeds to DuBard School.

Four awareness sessions on employment for youth and young adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities will be held on June 21-22, in Jackson, Miss.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s efforts to advance a culture of sustainability continue to bear fruit, as it recently earned a Tree Campus USA designation. The Tree Campus USA program is the product of a joint partnership between the Arbor Day Foundation and Toyota North America, Inc. Universities and colleges whose leaders embrace tree conservation and engage students, faculty and staff in that same endeavor are eligible for the recognition.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Institute for Disability Studies will sponsor a free, one-day joint fair housing/homeownership workshopon Tuesday, June 19, at 5:30 p.m. at the West Point City Hall (2nd Floor) located at 204 Commerce Street in West Point, Miss.

Anyone who enjoys home-grown vegetables, fruits, jellies and jams will want to check out The University of Southern Mississippi’s farmers’ market held every Monday on the lawn of the Baptist Student Union.

Professionals from Arkansas, Texas and Florida, as well as various parts of Mississippi, underwent training at the DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi this week.

The participants learned about the DuBard Association Method®, a phonetic, multisensory approach to teaching language and speech to children with hearing loss, language disorders, severe speech disorders and dyslexia. The method is also proving beneficial for children in a general education setting as well. 

 

Every available minute finds University of Southern Mississippi industrial engineering technology student Andrew Adams laboring tirelessly on research that could have a huge impact on the environment should another catastrophe like the Gulf oil spill occur.

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop on Saturday, June 23 for residents with and without disabilities in Hinds and surrounding counties.

Dr. Aubrey K. Lucas has announced that Jeff Hammond will serve as The University of Southern Mississippi’s next athletics director, pending approval of the Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning.

 

Students throughout the University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Health are constantly seeking internship and training opportunities in their field of choice. For students in the School of Human Performance and Recreation, these opportunities often materialize close-to-home. 

 

Zack Gatwood stepped across the stage at Spring Commencement last month having made a major impact on Southern Miss athletics, and did so while preparing for a career in sport management.

University of Southern Mississippi graduate Justin Clark sees problems as nothing more than challenges that arouse his analytical, entrepreneurial mind.

 

For as long as he can remember, the Hattiesburg, Miss., native has tinkered with ideas that would make the world around him a better place. Armed with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, Clark has wasted no time in developing and implementing a strategy for success.

Dr. Maureen Martin, director of the DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi recently released a new textbook that expands upon the multisensory teaching methods that the school has used to educate students with severe communication disorders for 50 years.

The Mississippi Polymer Institute (MPI) at The University of Southern Mississippi has increased significantly its impact for businesses across the entire state over the past two and a half years. 

 

In keeping with this increased performance, MPI completed a rebranding process, which includes the recent launch of its new website (http://www.usm.edu/mpi/).

University of Southern Mississippi professor Marge Crowe knows how to get the attention of her students. But they aren’t the only ones.

 

Crowe, a faculty member of the Department of Curriculum Instruction and Special Education, is credited with inspiring a would-be burglar to reconsider breaking into the home of a student in one of her online classes.

The University of Southern Mississippi, Institute for Disability Studies Home of Your Own (HOYO) program is co-sponsoring the “Opening Doors to Homeownership 2012 Housing Fair” on June 5, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Hattiesburg Historic Train Depot at308 Newman Street.

Four awareness sessions on employment for youth and young adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities will be held for Golden Triangle residents in Starkville on June 4-5.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Office of Professional Development and Educational Outreach will offer the Essentials in Human Resource Management Professional Certificate June 21 and 22.

For University of Southern Mississippi nursing student Kara Scott, simulation exercises provide the next-best-thing to actual patient care.

 

“As students we don’t get to do things like call physicians or administer IV push medications,” said Scott, a junior from Slidell, La. “But with the simulation training, we get to experience those kinds of scenarios. It allows us to be involved in decision making and delegating different procedures.”