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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.

Seatrout Population Enhancement Cooperative, a partnership among the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL), the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (DMR) and the Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) of Mississippi since 2005, will release thousands of spotted seatrout fingerlings into the waters of Saint Louis Bay the week of Aug. 13-17 at Cedar Point Boat Launch, Bay St. Louis, Miss. and Merlin Necaise Boat Launch on the Wolf River.

The Division of Student Affairs at The University of Southern Mississippi recently received a $15,000 scholarship endowment from Comcast to benefit students within the division’s various departments/programs.

 

Mike Davenport, center, director of operations at Comcast presented the check to Dr. Joe Paul, right, vice president for Student Affairs and Dr. Eddie Holloway, dean of students.

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop on Friday, Aug. 17 for residents with and without disabilities in Washington and surrounding counties.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast will host fall 2012 orientation for new undergraduate students at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, in the Fleming Education Center at the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. Registration and advisement for new undergraduate and new graduate students will be held from 2-6 p.m.

Ryan Hensarling, a doctoral student in the School of Polymers and High Performance Materials at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been accepted to attend the 14th Annual National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering Aug. 12-25 in Argonne, Ill., and Oak Ridge, Tenn.

The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Economic and Workforce Development is offering the True South Economic Development Course Sept. 17-20 on the Hattiesburg campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi's Marine Mammal Behavior and Cognition Lab, led by Director Dr. Stan Kuczaj, has emerged as one of world's leading authorities on dolphin behavior.