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The University of Southern Mississippi will offer an introductory course emphasizing elected officials’ role in community and economic development on Tuesday, April 24 on the Hattiesburg campus. The course is the first of its kind to be offered in this region of the state.

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop on Saturday, April 21 for residents with and without disabilities in Lincoln and surrounding counties.

Instead of taking a beach trip or relaxing at home, several youth and young adult members of the Institute for Disability Studies’ TRIAD Service AmeriCorps program spent part of their spring break holiday providing national service.

The School of Nursing at The University of Southern Mississippi will soon take a giant leap in healthcare education and training by offering the state’s first degree-granting nurse anesthesia program.

 

The new program will include 36 consecutive months of study and award a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree. School of Nursing officials hope to receive final approval from the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs in October with classes set to begin in January 2013.

Members of The University of Southern Mississippi Air Force ROTC recently collected and donated Easter eggs filled with candy to students at the DuBard School for Language Disorders. 

Pictured (Back row: left to right): Mariana Zamarripa, of Purvis; Shenique Ress, of Bilxoi; and Melissa Keith, of Lincoln, Nebraksa. (Front row: left to right) Nicholas Igo, Mercedez Breland, Luke Flurry and Cece Reed. 

University of Southern Mississippi President Martha D. Saunders announced today that Vice President for Research Dr. Denis Wiesenburg has been named as the university’s next provost, pending approval by the Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning. The change is effective July 1.

The Office of Sustainability at The University of Southern Mississippi is planning a series of interactive events in conjunction with Earth Week (April 16-22).

The Rotary Club of Hattiesburg will conduct its annual “A Night in Italy” spaghetti dinner on Tuesday, April 17 at Southern Oaks House & Gardens with proceeds benefitting The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Take-out or eat-in dinners will be available from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at Southern Oaks on Richburg Road in Hattiesburg. Tickets are $10 each for a complete dinner consisting of spaghetti, garlic bread, salad, dessert and tea.

United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia delivered a lecture on "The Methodology of Originalism" as part of The University of Southern Mississippi's Honors Forum Series on Wednesday, April 4.

After three years of piloting the program, The University of Southern Mississippi English Department is ready for full implementation of Expanded Composition (English 100E/101E) on the Hattiesburg and Gulf Coast campuses.

The Sun Herald and The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast will host the Issues + Answers Lecture, “The Rise of America’s Second Tier Cities,”featuring Forbes publisher Rich Karlgaard Wednesday, April 18, at 7 p.m. in the Fleming Education Center auditorium at the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

Alexandra Castillo, a researcher with the National Food Service Management Institute, Applied Research Division (NFSMI, ARD) at The University of Southern Mississippi led a national webinar presentation on school nutrition and marketing strategies earlier this year in Los Angeles, Calif.

LONG BEACH, Miss. – University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast History Professor, Dr. James Pat Smith, will give a book talk and sign copies of his recent publication, “Hurricane Katrina: The Mississippi Story,” on Wednesday, April 11 at 6 p.m. in Room 204 of the Southern Miss Gulf Coast Library in Long Beach.

Smith’s book, recently published by University Press of Mississippi, presents the fullest account yet written of the impact of this storm on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.Books will be available for purchase at the event.

The achievements of The University of Southern Mississippi’s students, faculty and staff were recognized Friday, March 30 during its Founders’ Day celebration, as the institution marked the 102nd anniversary of its establishment by the Mississippi Legislature. The ceremony was held at Bennett Auditorium and followed by a reception at the Student Activities Hub.

 

Top honorees included Honors College student Samuel Miller, a senior geography and anthropology major from Sumrall, Miss. who received the Phi Kappa Phi Silver Bowl Award for maintaining a perfect grade point average; and Bridgette Pace, a senior nursing major from Clarksdale, Miss., who received the Judge R.J. Bishop Mississippian Award.

The Trent Lott National Center for Excellence in Economic Development and Entrepreneurship at The University of Southern Mississippi hosted a Creative Economy event on March 29.

Malcolm White, executive director of the Mississippi Arts Commission, spoke to an audience of more than 75 Southern Miss administrators, faculty, staff and students about the Creative Economy study and the role universities can play.

In 2011, the Mississippi Economic Council highlighted the Creative Economy in its Blueprint Mississippi report.

The University of Southern Mississippi College of Health and Center on Aging will host a viewing of the Hospice Foundation of America’s (HFA) 19th Annual Living with Grief® program set for Thursday, April 19 at the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg campus.

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.