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The most important aspect of embracing diversity is for individuals to recognize that no matter how different we all seem from the outside, we’re all still human and face similar challenges.

 

That’s the philosophy held by The University of Southern Mississippi’s Dr. Kim LeDuff, associate professor and associate director of the School of Mass Communication and Journalism, who says her work as an educator allows her to fulfill her commitment to inclusiveness and educating people about the importance of diversity in an increasingly multicultural society.

Tuesday’s much anticipated “Dancing with the Deans” event at a packed Thad Cochran Center Ballroom on the University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus treated its audience to a mix of Fred Astaire-style agility and a few disco-inspired flashbacks.

 

Featuring Southern Miss administrators and their dance partners, the event was held in conjunction with the formal kickoff of the university’s 2012 Campaign for Southern Miss.

The many facets of motherhood will be open for discussion and interpretation during the inaugural Mother/Nature Conference, set for March 16-17 at The University of Southern Mississippi. The conference, sponsored in part by a grant from the Mississippi Humanities Council, will be held at the Thad Cochran Center.

The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Residence Life will establish two Native American residential communities on campus beginning fall 2012 semester. The purpose of these living-learning communities is to help make the transition to college smoother for Native American students and offer them a home at Southern Miss where their culture can be strengthened.

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

The University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra is no stranger to presenting top quality music with top quality talent. This month, both will be featured in two concerts in one week.

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop on Wednesday, Feb. 22 for residents with and without disabilities in Adams and surrounding counties.

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.