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LONG BEACH, Miss. -- University of Southern Mississippi officials broke ground today on restoration projects at the Gulf Park campus involving Hardy Hall and Lloyd Hall – both of which were severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina six years ago.

Distinguished faculty within the College of Arts & Letters at The University of Southern Mississippi will be recognized during the first Research Awards Showcase set for 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1 at Gonzalez Auditorium in the Liberal Arts Building.

The University of Southern Mississippi Pride of Mississippi Marching Band presented its annual Pride Preview Concert Aug. 26 at the Centennial Green before students, faculty, staff and community members. The concert gave fans of The Pride a chance to hear it perform in advance of the upcoming football season.

 Honoring the 10th anniversary of the Sept.11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the Southern Miss Gulf Coast Civic Chorale will present “A Tribute to 9/11” on Sunday, Sept. 11, at 4 p.m. in the Fleming Education Center auditorium on The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

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

Metal artifacts from the World Trade Center twin towers that collapsed on Sept. 11, 2001 have begun the trek to Hattiesburg for inclusion in a permanent memorial planned at The University of Southern Mississippi.

With an eye toward going smoke-free in the future, The University of Southern Mississippi is taking the first step toward that goal by initiating a new smoking policy to be phased in during this fall semester on the Hattiesburg campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi Libraries' first Science Café for the fall series, "Little People of Flores" will be held Monday, August 29, from 6-7:30 p.m. in Cook Library's event room, located next to Starbucks in room 105A. These events are free and open to the public.

Dr. Joe Paul, vice president for Student Affairs at The University of Southern Mississippi, implores students constantly to remember one basic tenant: “Leave it better than you found it.”

 

Garrett Wright, 21, a senior construction engineering major from Gulfport, Miss., has taken that challenge to heart.

LONG BEACH, Miss. – The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach was buzzing with activity as new and returning students walked around campus on the first day of fall semester classes August 24. Late registration continues through September 2.

 (Southern Miss University Communications photo by Charmaine Schmermund)

A bright blue sky and sweltering summer temperatures greeted thousands of students scurrying to class on Wednesday, Aug. 24 -- the first day of the 2011 Fall Semester at The University of Southern Mississippi.

LONG BEACH, Miss. – University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast student Carlton Anderson of Biloxi, left, receives his free Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 10.1 mobile tablet (UTab)from Dr. Frances Lucas, Southern Miss Gulf Coast vice president and campus executive officer.

As an Honors College student, Anderson was one of nearly 30 students selected to receive the tablet with fellow Honors College classmates, Student Government Association officers, Southern Connection Team, and presidents of each student organization.

Through state-of-the-art technology and smart energy use, The University of Southern Mississippi has cut energy consumption costs on its Hattiesburg campus by nearly $2 million in the past year.

 

The savings are the result of an initiative by the Southern Miss Physical Plant to further maximize energy efficiency and reduce utility expenditures, keeping with one of the university’s four strategic priorities - healthy minds, bodies and campuses, said Physical Plant Director Dr. Chris Crenshaw.

The DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi will host the DuBard Association Method® Basic Course Sept. 20-22 and Oct. 18-20 from 8 a.m.-3:45 p.m. on the Hattiesburg campus.

Emezie Samuel Ezeala-Harrison of Ridgeland, Miss., a sophomore at The University of Southern Mississippi, died today in Covington County, Miss.

The Hattiesburg City Council hopes to spread some Eagle Fever throughout the Pine Belt this football season by proclaiming “Go Gold Fridays” in support of The University of Southern Mississippi football team.

 

The City Council presented a special resolution to Southern Miss Director of Athletics Richard Giannini and Seymour, the university’s mascot, during a meeting on Monday, Aug. 22 at City Hall.

University of Southern Mississippi freshmen and transfer students participated in a popular Hattiesburg campus tradition, Paint the Eagle Walk, on Sunday, Aug. 21 under the east side of M.M. Roberts football stadium.

University of Southern Mississippi President Martha Saunders took part in handing out the Galaxy Tab™ 10.1 mobile tablets (UTab) to students on Monday, Aug. 22 at the Trent Lott Center on the Hattiesburg campus.

International exchange students from around the globe met this morning for orientation at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Baptist Student Union as the fall semester gets underway on the Hattiesburg campus. The international students heard from faculty, staff and fellow students about university life, and received valuable information about registration, class schedules and the many academic, cultural and recreational opportunities available to them. Members of the Hattiesburg community were also on hand to welcome them to their new home away from home.

Incoming freshmen and their families turned Century Park residence complex at The University of Southern Mississippi into a whirlwind of activity as the official move-in process got underway Friday, Aug. 19.

 

A few steps from the front gate, new Golden Eagle James Hayden of Kenner, La., brimmed with anticipation as he and family members waited to begin transporting possessions to one of the dorm rooms. Southern Miss faculty, staff and students aided in the moving process.

Plans are moving into high gear for the arrival of artifacts from the collapsed twin towers of the World Trade Center to Hattiesburg and The University of Southern Mississippi.

Dr. William “Monty” Graham has been named chairman of The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Marine Science (DMS). 

 

Graham, a native of Danville, Kentucky, earned his Ph.D. in biology from the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB), a master of science in marine sciences from the University of California Santa Cruz and a bachelor of science degree in marine biology from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

The University of Southern Mississippi will welcome with open arms freshmen and transfer students for Golden Eagle Welcome Week (GEWW) when they arrive on the Hattiesburg campus Friday to make it their new home.

Are you brave, or perhaps zany, enough to traipse five kilometers around The University of Southern Mississippi campus wearing a red dress?

 

The Office of Student Activities sure hopes so. On Friday, Sept. 23 the university is encouraging men, women and children to participate in the first Red Dress Run, which serves as a fundraiser for the American Heart Association.