August 23, 2014  

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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.