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The School of Mass Communication and Journalism at The University of Southern Mississippiwill offer a basic digital photography course for those who have always wanted to learn the basics of photography and to shoot with a 35mm-type Digital Single Lens Reflex camera.

Hundreds of University of Southern Mississippi students, faculty and staff fanned out across the Hattiesburg area last Saturday, April 2 to volunteer as part of the second annual Big Event, considered the largest one-day community service initiative in the state of Mississippi.

A mouth-watering dinner, a delicious assortment of wine and scrumptious prizes will all be on tap for the Seventh Annual Passions of the Palette event set for Monday, April 11 at the Hattiesburg Lake Terrace Convention Center.

Student Health Services and Student Counseling Services at The University of Southern Mississippi aim to raise awareness about the dangers of excessive drinking with a National Alcohol Screening Day event set for Thursday, April 7 on the Hattiesburg campus.

A combination of faculty and student dance works will be featured in the Repertory Dance Company’s Spring Dance Concert April 7-10 at The University of Southern Mississippi Mannoni Performing Arts Center.

The University of Southern MississippiDepartment of Educational Studies and Research will host an information session Thursday, April 14 at 6:30 p.m. for persons interested in its master’s program in counseling and personnel services. The meeting will be in Owings-McQuagge Hall, room 111.

This graduate program, which can be completed in one year, prepares students for entry or mid-level career opportunities in student affairs at colleges and universities. Program highlights include:

The University of Southern Mississippi Center for International Education will present its annual International Food Fair Thursday, April 7 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Baptist Student Union on the university’s Hattiesburg campus.

This popular annual event features cuisine from the homelands of many of the university’s international students. Donations will be accepted to help defray the costs of ingredients and preparation.

The Friends of Southern Miss University Libraries welcome author and Laurel, Miss. native Hunter Cole for a discussion and signing of his book, The Legs Murder Scandal, on Monday, April 11 at 6 p.m. in room 123 of Cook Library on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus.  

Several University of Southern Mississippi campus entities have united in a special fundraising effort for victims of the deadly earthquake/tsunami that struck Japan last month.

Whether getting a first-ever library card, learning new computer skills or planning a trip, the library is the place where an individual’s story begins.

One of North America’s premier wind quintets will perform on stage in downtown Hattiesburg April 10, as part of The University of Southern Mississippi School of Music’s Connoisseurs Series.

The University of Southern Mississippi has named Dr. Scott Blackwell director of its Department of Residence Life. He assumes the position today, overseeing all aspects of the residential facilities operation as well as initiatives to enhance the student residential experience.

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop on Saturday, April 9 for residents with and without disabilities in Hinds and surrounding counties.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s de Grummond Children's Literature Collection and Honors College will present Dr. Gary Schmidt for the spring University Forum Tuesday, April 5 at 6:30 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium. 

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.