October 23, 2014  

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The University of Southern Mississippi wants Pine Belt area residents to help ring in the holiday season as part of the 5th Annual Lighting the Way for the Holidays set for Sunday, Dec. 4 on the Hattiesburg campus.

 

Festivities begin at 6 p.m. in front of the Aubrey K. Lucas Administration Building. Sponsored by the Student Government Association, the event is free and open to the general public.

Nervous excitement ultimately turned into relaxing enjoyment for a group of Oak Grove High students who participated in a day of job shadowing at The Institute for Disability Studies (IDS) at The University of Southern Mississippi.

The transition to adult health care can be a challenging and stressful time for youth with special health care needs.

 

The Institute for Disability Studies at The University of Southern Mississippi is striving to make the transition a smooth one through a pair of important awareness projects during the month of November.

As six winners from the Southern Miss Comcast Golf Classic get ready to take the green in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Sunday, Nov. 13, University of Southern Mississippi students are also reaping the rewards from another successful golf tournament.

The School of Social Work at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast will conduct a research study on Saturday, Nov. 12, involving randomly selected residences in Bolivar, Coahoma, and Washington Counties.

The researchers, who will collect data from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., are students from Southern Miss, Delta State University, Mississippi Valley State University and Jackson State University. The data collected will be used for a research study concerning the effects of the Mississippi River flooding in 2011.

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop on Saturday, Nov. 12 for residents with and without disabilities in Adams and surrounding counties.

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST – University of Southern Mississippi students learned firsthand about the Mississippi Gulf Coast through the eyes of a tourist. Traveling by trolley cars to various coast sites, more than 60 students and two faculty members made the Mississippi Gulf Coast their classroom on Wednesday, Nov. 2.

The University of Southern Mississippi Center for Economic and Entrepreneurship Education (CEEE) and Department of Economic and Workforce Development sent two representatives as presenters at the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) 9th Annual Conference held Oct. 9-11 in Portland, Oregon.

David McRaney, a 2007 University of Southern Mississippi graduate and current Director of New Media at WDAM-TV, will sign copies of his new book, “You Are Not So Smart,” from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3 at Books-A-Million in Hattiesburg.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast presented the 2011 Outstanding Staff Awards to three staff members for the integral role they play in providing support to the university on the Gulf Coast.

University of Southern Mississippi student Lauren Pace wastes no time revealing which Subway sandwich tickles her taste buds’ fancy.

 

“I just love the chicken pizziola,” said Pace, a sophomore communications major from College Station, Texas. “Especially, with the new flatbread they have. They are really delicious.”

The Department of Nutrition and Food Systems at The University of Southern Mississippi will host the 2nd Annual Current Topics Seminar on Friday, Nov. 4 in Room 216 of the Thad Cochran Center.

Collin Cargill earned plenty of accolades in his baseball career at The University of Southern Mississippi, but the final honor presented to him as a Golden Eagle might be the most rewarding.

The Southern Regional Public Safety Institute (SPRSI) will hold a training exercise for its cadets, along with local law enforcement agencies, at Van Hall on the University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus Thursday, Oct. 27 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Van Hall is located on the north end of the campus next to Bond Hall and near West Fourth Street.

Part of RSDecon’s mission is to own the skin protection marketplace and the global manufacturer has partnered with The University of Southern Mississippi to help make that goal a reality.

Three faculty members in The University of Southern Mississippi School of Mass Communication and Journalism will discuss and sign their new book, “Race and News:  Critical Perspectives,” in Room 103 of the Trent Lott Center at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2. The event is free and open to the public.

Air Force ROTC cadets at The University of Southern Mississippi will perform their annual 24-hour vigil at the Hattiesburg Veterans Memorial Park from 10 a.m., Nov. 10 through 10 a.m. Nov. 11 as part of Veterans Day festivities.

Artifacts from the World Trade Center’s twin towers, destroyed in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, are now on display at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Cook Library Art Gallery.

A University of Southern Mississippi professor played a key role in a soon to be released six-part documentary about the Vietnam War from the History Channel, which includes the story of a Hattiesburg military veteran’s role in the controversial, age-defining Southeast Asia conflict.  

Langan Engineering and Environmental Services, a partner with the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi, will conduct an analysis of game day vehicle and pedestrian traffic Saturday from 3-7 p.m. in conjunction with the Golden Eagles’ Homecoming matchup with Southern Methodist University.

University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Homecoming Maid Ashley Halferty of Kiln (left) tosses beads to faculty, staff and students during the university’s Golf Cart Spirit Parade October 19.

LONG BEACH, Miss. – Top female leaders from industries throughout the Mississippi Gulf Coast will take part in a panel discussion at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27.

The panel discussion, “Women Leaders of the Gulf Coast,” will be held in the Fleming Education Center auditorium. In discussing their successes and challenges, panelists will share their journeys to their current leadership positions and answer audience questions.

Panelists include:

Reactive Skin Decontamination Lotion (RSDL®), a breakthrough in medical technology that is already benefitting U.S. military personnel, will be on display during an open house for the RSDecon division of Bracco Diagnostics Inc., on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at The University of Southern Mississippi’s business/science incubator known as The Accelerator.

With echoes of a gala opening night still lingering in the concert hall, The University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra presents its second concert of the season, “Rule Britannia,” Thursday, Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium.