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T.A. Barron, a Colorado native who left an executive post in the private sector to pursue his passion for writing, will receive the prestigious Southern Miss Medallion at the 44th annual Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival, set for April 6-8 on the university’s Hattiesburg campus.

Their paths to success were different, but the top student award winners at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Founders’ Day Ceremony share a common denominator – a determination to succeed.

“Passing the Torch:  Documenting the 21st Century Ku Klux Klan,” an exhibit of photographs by Southern Miss graduate James Edward Bates, will appear April 18 to May 30 at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Cook Library.

The dedication, hard work, loyalty and achievement of students and employees of The University of Southern Mississippiwere celebrated Wednesday as the school held its annual Founders’ Day ceremony at historic Bennett Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus.

There were some tense moments at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast’s second annual College Quiz Bowl, but the university’s Accounting Society emerged victorious over the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s Jefferson Davis Campus Reflections Team.

The University of Southern Mississippi welcomes internationally known urban anthropologist Dr. Carol Stack to the Hattiesburg campus for a lecture on April 4.

The Southern Miss Department of Psychology through the Office of Professional Development will offer a Contemporary Issues in Mental Health Annual Conference April 14-15, at the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg campus. This conference will provide evidence-based practices for both adults and children affected by mental health problems.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus celebrated the university’s Centennial Year Founders’ Day with a reception honoring employees with a commemorative pin for their continuous service of 10 and 20 years.

The Epsilon Upsilon chapter of Alpha Tau Omega (ATO) fraternity at The University of Southern Mississippiwill host its 26th annual charity crawfish boil Saturday, April 2 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with all proceeds from the popular springtime event going to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Emboldened by the mission “Building Better Business,” The University of Southern Mississippi aims to become Mississippi’s premier business school with the help of a new on-campus facility.

 

To that end, The University of Southern Mississippi Foundation, in partnership with the University’s College of Business, has announced a $10 million fundraising campaign to help construct a 90,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art building. The new structure, with an estimated project cost of $33 million, will be located adjacent to the Trent Lott National Center for Excellence in Economic Development and Entrepreneurship, facing U.S. 49 South.

The Southern Miss Gulf Coast Civic Chorale will present “Finding Inner Peace,” a concert premiere featuring the newly commissioned work of Dr. Benjamin Harlan of New Orleans.

The Technology Learning Center (TLC) at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast invites beginner to advanced athletes to a free basketball clinic for adults and children with disabilities. The clinic will be held from 10 a.m. – noon on Saturday, April 9 at the Herbert Wilson Recreation Center in Gulfport.

Dr. Susan M. Wilczynski, a national expert on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) will be the guest presenter for the Issues + Answers Lecture Thursday, April 7 at 7 p.m. in the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast’s Fleming Education Center auditorium at the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

The University of Southern Mississippi Police Department reports that on Friday, March 18 at approximately 9:50 a.m., a man entered Cook Library on the Hattiesburg campus and stole a laptop computer from a student study area.

More than 35 presenters from universities around the nation will present the best of current scholarship on southern women and politics March 31-April 2 at the “Court House, State House, Her House” conference hosted by The University of Southern Mississippi.

 

The Southern Chorale, renowned as the premier chorale ensemble at The University of Southern Mississippi, will perform a free concert at Main Street Baptist Church in Hattiesburg at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29.

Children’s Center Has Busy Month of April Planned

The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi has a series of fundraising activities scheduled in April.

On Thursday, April 7, children will bring their tricycles and other riding toys to school for the annual Trike-A-Thon fundraiser. Participants are sponsored by donating $10, $20 or more and all proceeds will benefits the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

The University of Southern Mississippi School of Mass Communication and Journalism has named three new professional staff members to leadership positions in its Student Media Center.

The literal “rags-to-riches” story authored by Cintas Corporation founder Richard T. Farmer embodies the entrepreneurial spirit that makes this country an incubator for creativity and achievement.

 

So says Dr. Lance Nail, dean of the College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi, in announcing Farmer’s selection as the 2011 Boardman Entrepreneur of the Year.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s annual Summer Gifted Studies Program, presented by the Frances Karnes Center for Gifted Studies, will be held June 19-24 on the Hattiesburg campus. Deadline for registration is Thursday, March 31.

Psychological treatments have advanced by leaps and bounds in the last century and will continue to improve, as long as there is a commitment to and support for research to find new and better ways of helping patients.

 

That was the message from David Barlow, the guest presenter for The University of Southern Mississippi’s annual Hildman Colloquium in Psychology.