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The city of Hattiesburg’s first Caerus (“Spirit of Opportunity”) Mardi Gras Parade is set for Thursday, Feb. 9 beginning at 6 p.m. The parade, which will start at the north parking lot of The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hillcrest Residence Hall, will include several floats featuring local families, businesses and other organizations.

Exploring innovative teaching strategies will be the primary focus of the 2nd Annual Learning Enhancement Center (LEC) Connects conference set for Tuesday, Feb. 21, at the Thad Cochran Center on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus.

 

Nine south Mississippi lawmakers visited the DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi on Friday, Feb. 3. They legislators toured the school and learned about the services the school offers to children with severe communication disorders.

Eighty children, from approximately 20 school districts, are served in DuBard School's full-time enrollment program each year. The school, which opened in 1962, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. 

“Debris Free Seas: Small Steps, Huge Impact” will be the next family educational experience offered as part of the Explore a Seashore series through The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) and the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium.

The University of Southern Mississippi outranks all other state universities in popularity, according to a recent analysis conducted by U.S. News & World Report.

 

In the magazine’s ranking of more than 250 national universities, Southern Miss occupies the No. 43 spot, while Mississippi State comes in at No. 65 and Ole Miss resides at No. 127.

The DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi recently received a $6,000 grant from The AT&T Foundation that will be used to update the school’s Rosetta Stone software.

One of the Pine Belt’s most entertaining events is just around the corner, as the Southern Miss Coca Cola Rodeo returns to Forrest County’s James Lynn Cartlidge Multipurpose Center Feb. 17-18. The 27th edition of the event will be presented by The University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of Recreational Sports. 

The spring 2012 Science Café series opener at The University of Southern Mississippi will focus on the growing interest in fish in the U.S., and feature a presentation by a member of the school’s faculty who is knowledgeable about the aquatic animal.

Jim Glassman, chief economist at JP Morgan, considers all the gloom, doom and dreary appraisals of the U.S. economy to be nothing more than pessimistic chatter.

 

His was a message of hope and faith as a guest lecturer during the 2nd Annual IMPACT Southern Miss: Turning Knowledge into Innovation Forum held Thursday, Jan. 26 at the Trent Lott Center on The University of Southern Mississippi campus.

When the School of Music at The University of Southern Mississippi opens its 2012 Connoisseur Series on Tuesday, Jan. 31, the audience will get its first experience in the newly renovated Marsh Auditorium. And fittingly so, world-renowned acapella vocal ensemble, Quink, will be the first to try out the new hall’s acoustics.

Dr. Julian Allen, director, Special Operations and Public Safety Technology & Training Programs at The University of Southern Mississippi, will serve as a judge in final-round selections for the 2012 All-USA Community College Academic Team.

The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi will conduct a Sport Event Evacuation Training and Exercise Course Jan. 31-Feb. 1 at the Trent Lott Center on the Hattiesburg campus.

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop on Saturday, Feb. 11 for residents with and without disabilities in Hinds and surrounding counties.

University of Southern Mississippi voice student Melanie Gardner will present a benefit recital at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan.  29 at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Hattiesburg to raise money for her participation in Operafestival di Roma, a prestigious opera program in Rome, Italy, this summer.

Despite statistics that continue to show Mississippi failing in vital public health categories, educators at The University of Southern Mississippi remain undaunted in their efforts to reverse the dismal trend.

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop on Saturday, Feb. 4 for residents with and without disabilities in Lowndes and surrounding counties.

Josh Duplantis, assistant director for the Union in the Office of Community Service Learning at The University of Southern Mississippi, harbors a deep passion for student achievement, particularly in the area of community outreach.

The University of Southern Mississippi Foundation announced an $8 million fundraising campaign on Wednesday, Jan. 18 to help construct a new facility for the University’s School of Nursing.

 

The School of Nursing Building Campaign is off to a strong start with a $4 million commitment from the Asbury Foundation of Hattiesburg Inc.

LONG BEACH, Miss. – The College of Arts and Letters at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast will host the Spring Poetry Reading Series, which will feature literary selections of a local poet and an open microphone session on the last Wednesday of each month during the spring semester.

The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Theatre and Dance in the College of Arts & Letters is gearing up for an exciting spring season of performances which will include showstoppers such as “Rumors,” “Anna in the Tropics,” and “The Grapes of Wrath.”

Students at The University of Southern Mississippi will join other members of the university family on Monday, Jan. 16 to continue work on an important project in southeastern Hattiesburg.

University Police asks members of the Hattiesburg campus to be vigilant when engaging with individuals claiming to represent an organization at the university and who are engaging in solicitation, including selling products such as magazine subscriptions, etc. as part of a fundraiser. 

Enforcement of The University of Southern Mississippi’s new smoking policy on its Hattiesburg campus will begin Jan. 17, the first day of the 2012 spring semester, with new signage in place indicating where smoking is permitted.

 

The new policy was initiated in the fall semester, but enforcement of fines for those who violate the policy was scheduled for the spring 2012 semester to allow time to educate members of the Hattiesburg campus community about the initiative.

Experts in banking, finance and academia will converge on The University of Southern Mississippi campus for the 2nd Annual IMPACT Southern Miss: Turning Knowledge into Innovation forum, set for Jan. 26 at the Trent Lott National Center for Excellence in Economic Development & Entrepreneurship.