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The University of Southern Mississippi’s Office of Multicultural Programs and Services will give students an opportunity to learn more about African American history and culture in February through its Black History Month programs.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) will host an evening with award-winning nature photographer Tom Ulrich at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, in GCRL’s Caylor Auditorium.

Economic trends and forecasts will take center stage during the Economic Outlook 2015 Forum set for Thursday, Feb. 19 at the Thad Cochran Center on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop Friday, Jan. 23, for any residents of Hinds and surrounding counties interested in buying a home.

In March, members of The University of Southern Mississippi’s Pride of Mississippi Marching Band will be traveling to Dublin, Ireland to participate in the 2015 St. Patrick’s Day Parade. In order to help defray costs for attendees, the students themselves have organized a 5k run and one mile fun run dubbed the Screamin’ Eagle Dash.

 

In keeping with its founding mission, The University of Southern Mississippi continues to distinguish itself in training teachers for the state, nation and world.

 

The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards recently ranked Southern Miss sixth in the country in producing new National Board Certified Teachers in 2014. Initiated more than 25 years ago, National Board Certification gives teachers the opportunity to achieve standards beyond those required by the state in which they work. Other desired outcomes of the program are recognition and retention of high quality teachers and ongoing improvement in schools across the country.

 

The Office of Student Activities at The University of Southern Mississippi has organized the inaugural Student Leadership Summit to teach students practical tips and tools to enhance their leadership skills.

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop Wednesday, Jan. 21, for anyone in Forrest and surrounding counties interested in buying a home.

With the final touches almost in place, the University of Southern Mississippi will welcome students to Scott Hall on Friday, Jan. 9 as part of the new Century Park South residential complex.

 

Scott Hall follows the fall 2014 openings of Vann Hall and Luckyday Citizenship Hall in the magnificent Century Park South complex. Also known as Building A, Scott Hall will include the new Moffitt Health Center, scheduled to open later in the spring semester.

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop Saturday, Jan. 24, for residents with and without disabilities in Clay and surrounding counties.

Evan S. Dillard, president and chief executive officer of Forrest Health, will serve as grand marshal for the 30th annual Southern Miss Coca-Cola Classic Rodeo. The event is set for Friday and Saturday, Feb. 20-21 at the James Lynn Cartlidge Forrest County Multi-Purpose Center on U.S. Highway 49 South in Hattiesburg.

The Career Services office at The University of Southern Mississippi has been selected as the Sherwin Williams 2013-14 Distinguished Partner of the Year. This marks the first time that the Southern Miss office has received the prestigious distinction.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi has joined ranks with approximately 50 universities worldwide that have united to address the global issue of hunger. Leaders from these universities recently signed “The Presidents’ Commitment to Food and Nutrition Security” – a declaration acknowledging their pledge to make food insecurity a priority.

Student Health Services at The University of Southern Mississippi is hosting special day devoted to family fitness on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015.

The Corporation for National and Community Service has awarded The University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Community and Civic Engagement (CCCE) a spot on the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

 

The Honor Roll recognizes institutions of higher education that support exemplary community service programs and raise the visibility of effective practices in campus community partnerships. 

In an effort to promote a healthy lifestyle and contribute to safe and secure campuses at The University of Southern Mississippi, the Gulf Park campus is now using CARES, the Campus Action Referral and Evaluation System, to report critical incidents at the university.

With a recent gift of $65,000 to The University of Southern Mississippi Foundation, Southern Miss alumnus Ed Williamson and his wife, Gloria, are enhancing the legacy of their daughter’s love for others through the Ashley Dawn Williamson Memorial Scholarship Fund for Non-Traditional Students.

More than eight million students participate in interscholastic athletics sports and after-school programs each year, along with 336 million spectators attending these events. When a school-based emergency or incident occurs, oftentimes it is the school personnel who are first to arrive on the scene.

When it comes to affordability, The University of Southern Mississippi’s undergraduate accounting degree rates among the nation’s best in the newest rankings announced by Accounting Degree Review.

 

Accounting Degree Review researched the undergraduate education costs of all the schools in the United States accredited in accounting by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the premier accreditation agency in the world for business and accounting programs. There are currently 170 institutions with AACSB accounting accreditation.

The University of Southern Mississippi recently welcomed Jona Burton as coordinator of student life in the University’s Division of Student Affairs on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

The College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi and the Magnolia Business Alliance teamed up to provide an opportunity for budding businesswomen to learn more about how to grow their unique enterprises during a special forum held Dec. 2 on the Hattiesburg campus.

The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi is pleased to announce it is partnering with Athletic Business, a resource for athletics, fitness and recreation professionals, to launch Gameday Security™, the only magazine devoted exclusively to safety and security at athletic venues on the professional, collegiate and high school levels, along with municipal recreation facilities and open-access endurance events.

“Military Advanced Education” (MAE) has awarded the University of Southern Mississippi the designation of a Top School in its 2015 MAE Guide to Colleges & Universities, measuring best practices in military and veteran education. The Guide is published in the December issue of MAE and available online at www.mae-kmi.com.

Just in time for the holiday break, a period when students typically apply for scholarships, The University of Southern Mississippi Foundation has launched an online program that provides incoming and current students an easier way to discover and apply for donor-funded scholarships.  

 

Created by Academic Works, the leading provider of scholarship management solutions for colleges, universities and foundations, the streamlined application process allows students to create a personal account and complete a general application.