September 19, 2014  

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With a renewed focus on creating pathways to completion for University of Southern Mississippi students, the institution’s students, faculty and staff have accomplished a great deal during the first year under Rodney D. Bennett’s leadership. Today, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, marks the anniversary of his official start as the University’s 10th president.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus celebrated the university’s Founders’ Day with a reception honoring employees for continuous service of 10, 20, and 30 years to Southern Miss. In recognition of their service, honored employees received a commemorative pin from the university.

The School of Music at The University of Southern Mississippi will present Showbiz Showstoppers, a one-night-only spectacular featuring numbers from some of Broadway’s best musicals at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 11 at the Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg.

 

The Southern Entrepreneurship Program (SEP) launched its annual series of regional qualifier business plan competitions on March 25-26 at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus. 

 

During National Walking Day and Public Health Week, The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast will be recognized by the American Heart Association for achieving Fit-Friendly status. This recognition will be presented Wednesday, April 2, at 11:45 a.m. under the Friendship Oak on the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach followed by a one-mile walk around campus.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi is now accepting applications for individuals interested in obtaining a master of education degree in dyslexia therapy. This will be the first program of its kind in the state of Mississippi offered by a public institution.

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop Saturday, April 5, for residents with and without disabilities in Hinds and surrounding counties.

The University of Southern Mississippi has received approval from the State College Board to name three new buildings and a student health center as part of the Century Park South residential complex.

This past fall, The University of Southern Mississippi College of Business partnered with Hattiesburg Clinic on a developmental project to provide an audit of the clinic’s information systems.

For the fifth year in a row of great music and family fun, The University of Southern Mississippi will host its Jazz and Blues Festival Saturday, April 19, at the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. This year’s festival includes a second stage to feature more musical performances than ever before.

 

In celebration of Women’s History Month, The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Library presents the roundtable discussion, “Women of the Gulf Coast: A Historical Perspective,” on Tuesday, March 25, from 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in room 204 of the library on the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

Human Capital Development Attend Academy of Human Resource Development Program Excellence Network Meeting

LONG BEACH, Miss. – Dr. Cyndi Gaudet, professor and chair of the Department of Human Capital Development at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus, and Dr. Heather Annulis, professor of human capital development, participated in the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) Program Excellence Network (PEN). 

Parents of children and youth with special health care needs in Mississippi can get the information they seek about health resources, services and supports for their children and family through the Mississippi Family 2 Family Health Information and Education Center.

The first installment of the four part seminar series, “Catch More Fish with Science,” will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, March 20 at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) in Ocean Springs, Miss.

The American Marketing Association student organization at The University of Southern Mississippi will sponsor a “Pancakes for Parkinson’s: Teen Wolf Edition” on Saturday, April 5 from 6-9 p.m. on NITChampsburg Field next to Reed Green Coliseum.

Donations are welcome and all proceeds from the charity event will be directed to the Michael J. Fox Foundation. The event includes a free pancake dinner and screening of the Michael J. Fox classic film “Teen Wolf.”

A new student organization at The University of Southern Mississippi is ready to STEP UP in 2014.

 

This month, the STEP UP (Starting Today Empowering Peers through Uniting and Participating) Council became an official University student organization. Council members, composed of youth and young adults with and without disabilities, serve as leaders within their schools, colleges/universities and communities. Council members are not only university students, but community leaders with and without disabilities.

The management and owners of Half Shell Oyster House in Hattiesburg are opening their hearts and wallets to support The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at the University of Southern Mississippi. 

The College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi will hold its annual Honors Banquet at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 24 at the Thad Cochran Center Grand Ballroom on the Hattiesburg campus.

The event will recognize the best-of-the-best among the University’s business students. Awards are presented to student in each business discipline with the recipients selected by faculty members.

The banquet will also include recognition for the new inductees of Beta Gamma Sigma business honor society and presentation of the Faculty of Year Awards.

University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus Vice President Frances Lucas will serve as the keynote speaker for the 8th Annual Celebration of Caring Women luncheon to be held April 22 at Beau Rivage Resort and Casino in Biloxi.

This won’t be your mother’s Lake Byron. Or your grandmother’s, for that matter.

 

When major upgrades are completed on The University of Southern Mississippi’s popular landmark this summer, Lake Byron will be more accessible, more attractive, more appealing than at any time during its 80-year history.

 

The lake has been drained to allow for expansion and other construction objectives as part of Phase III of the University’s Front Campus Landscape Restoration and Enhancement Plan.

The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies will hold a homeownership application fair on Tuesday, March. 25, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Metrocenter Mall at 1395 Metrocenter in Jackson.

Southern Miss Today, WUSM’s daily news and public affairs show, took home a first-place award for Best Community News Coverage at the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System’s annual awards ceremony held March 8 in New York. 

The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies (IDS) will hold three free fair housing workshops along the Gulf Coast in March.

The DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi is bringing a popular professional development course for general and special education teachers, speech-language pathologists and reading specialists to the Mississippi Gulf Coast – Missing Links in Academics.