September 2, 2014  

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The University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Association inducted seven outstanding graduates into its Hall of Fame as one of the highlights of its Centennial Homecoming Celebration.

One hundred years’ worth of black and gold pride is on display this week for The University of Southern Mississippi’s Centennial Homecoming Celebration.

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop on Saturday, Oct. 16 for residents with and without disabilities in Hinds and surrounding counties.

A new book produced by University of Southern Mississippi historian and alumnus Dr. Chester M. “Bo” Morgan detailing the institution’s 100-year history is now available for purchase.

“Treasured Past, Golden Future: The Centennial History of The University of Southern Mississippi”commemorates the university’s 100th anniversary, outlining its evolution from a small teacher’s college to a distinguished, comprehensive research institution. It includes more than 300 color and black and white illustrations

Fashion and fun are bringing The University of Southern Mississippi’s Katrina Research Center and the Gulf Coast Women’s Center for Nonviolence together to raise money and awareness for an important cause.

A University of Southern Mississippi tradition returns to downtown Hattiesburg when its homecoming parade runs through the historic heart of the city Saturday, Oct. 9 in conjunction with its Centennial Celebration and Fall Art Walk.

Southern Miss and city officials announced Tuesday morning in a press conference at Hattiesburg City Hall that the parade will begin at 10 a.m. that day along Main and Front Streets in downtown, and include the Pride of Mississippi Marching Band, the Dixie Darlings, floats and Southern Miss cheerleaders and athletes.

As the 5-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaches, The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast continues its efforts to repair and rebuild the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach, along with the university’s teaching and research sites throughout the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

A wide grin crept across his face as University of Southern Mississippi senior Brandon Vice watched blood ooze from a vein in his left arm.

“My blood is sweet, that’s why they will be glad to have plenty of it,” said Vice, who participated in a blood drive co-sponsored by the university and United Blood Services on Tuesday, Aug. 24 at the R.C. Cook Union Building on campus.

Swine may not be so divine to the winner of a pig kissing contest at The University of Southern Mississippi, but the cause is worthy.

In support of this year’s annual Start! Heart Walk, set for Saturday, Sept. 25 at the university’s Pride Field, members of the university community will choose a campus celebrity in the “Kiss a Pig” fundraiser.

The Sertoma Club of Hattiesburg made its largest philanthropic contribution to date by presenting the DuBard School for Language Disorders with a check for $18,000 on Thursday, Aug. 12.

Dr. Mina Li, coordinator for health services and research at the Institute for Disability Studies (IDS) at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been selected to serve on the Health Equity Board of Region IV of the Office of Minority Health of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.