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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.

Does a school board’s management style play a significant role in student academic achievement?

 

That’s the question University of Southern Mississippi educational leadership professor Dr. David Lee and some of his graduate students hope to answer through a research project examining correlations between high and low-achieving school districts and the behavior, decisions and personalities of the boards that govern them.

With just a hint of autumn in the air, students congregated on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach on Wednesday, Aug. 22 for the first day of classes in the 2012 Fall Semester.

The customary hustle and bustle returned to The University of Southern Mississippi campus today (Aug. 22) as students scurried to classes for the first day of the 2012 Fall Semester.

 

For sophomore Darrionne Myles, of New Orleans, the new academic year inspires a mixture of excitement and nervousness.

As part of the 100 Years of Championships and Commencements celebration, Southern Miss will hold The 100 Years Gala on Friday, Nov. 2, at the Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg.

The DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi welcomed six new members to its staff this fall, including three speech-language pathologists (SLPs), two teacher assistants and a communications coordinator.

The University of Southern Mississippi hopes to alleviate some of the stress military personnel already face by providing free textbooks to soldiers at Camp Shelby.

 

Thanks to a recent initiative conceived by Southern Miss Provost Dr. Denis Wiesenburg and the University’s deans, soldiers taking introductory courses in English, math and psychology at Southern Miss can obtain their textbooks free of charge from the Camp Shelby Educational Support Fund established through the USM Foundation.

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop on Saturday, August 25 for residents with and without disabilities in George and surrounding counties.

For any youngster dreaming of one day studying sharks and shark behavior, the Shark Fest Summer Camp offers a real-life glimpse.

 

Sponsored by the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory Marine Education Center in Oceans Springs, the five-day camp gives junior and senior high students a chance to visit the top shark fishing hotspots around the Barrier Islands aboard a research vessel.

The Southern Miss Department of Athletics announced Thursday that local businessmen Jim and Thomas Duff have made a significant financial contribution and will have the school’s Athletic Center named in their honor.

 

The building, which will now be called the Jim and Thomas Duff Athletic Center as recognition of the second largest gift ever given to the Southern Miss Athletics Department, was opened in the fall of 2002 and has been called simply the Athletic Center until now.

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop on Friday, Aug. 24 for residents with and without disabilities in Yazoo and surrounding counties.

Three Pine Belt area transfer students have received full scholarships to The University of Southern Mississippi through the University’s Jubilee Scholarship Program.

 

Sarah “Katie” Folkes is a recent graduate of Jones County Junior College; Jaci Aymond earned her two-year degree from Pearl River Community College, while Hayley Moreland graduated from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.

Next year, the Mannoni Performing Arts Center will reopen after a brief hiatus following renovation work. To celebrate the refreshed hall, The University of Southern Mississippi School of Music plans a show on an epic scale and a first for Hattiesburg – Stephen Sondheim’s chilling, Tony Award–winning musical, Sweeney Todd. Performances will be Feb. 28 – March 3, 2013.

To be completely prepared for the 2012-13 academic year, Ashley Cangelosi, the manager of Transition Programs in the Office of the First Year Experience (FYE) at The University of Southern Mississippi, offers important advice for incoming freshmen.