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The University of Southern Mississippi School of Social Work, Department of Biological Sciences, and Center for Science and Mathematics Education will host a Science Careers and Research Encounters program for teachers, counselors, and ninth through twelfth students on Saturday, April 12, from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in Lloyd Hall on the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

University of Southern Mississippi student Bethany Cuevas of Long Beach won the title of Miss Mid-South this past January and will have the chance to compete for the title of Miss Mississippi this summer in Vicksburg.

Dr. Benjamin P. Horton, professor at the Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences at Rutgers University, will present “Is Sea-Level Rising?” on Monday, April 14, at 6:30 p.m. in the Hardy Hall ballroom at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach.

University of Southern Mississippi students and employees, as well as representatives of the American Heart Association, celebrated National Walking Day and Public Health Week with a one-mile walk around the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. Prior to the walk, the university was presented the Fit-Friendly designation from the American Heart Association. For receiving designation in the Fit-Friendly Worksite Recognition Program, the American Heart Association recognized the university as an employer who champions the health of their employees by creating physical activity programs within the workplace. These programs and facilities, which are provided to both students and employees at Southern Miss Gulf Coast, include a fitness center, marked walking trail on campus, and a yoga class, among a variety of other programs. (Southern Miss University Communications photos by Charmaine Schmermund)

Dr. Frances Lucas, right, vice president for The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus, accepts the campus’s Fit-Friendly designation from Jessica Breazeale, heart walk director with the American Heart Association. For receiving designation in the Fit-Friendly Worksite Recognition Program, the American Heart Association recognized the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach as an employer who champions the health of their employees by creating physical activity programs within the workplace. These programs and facilities, which are provided to both students and employees at Southern Miss Gulf Coast, include a fitness center, marked walking trail on campus, and a yoga class, among a variety of other programs. Presented on National Walking Day and during Public Health Week, the recognition presentation was followed by a one-mile walk around campus. (Southern Miss University Communications photo by Charmaine Schmermund)

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast College of Arts and Letters, Gulf Coast Libraries and Sigma Tau Delta Honor Society present “An Evening of Jazz and Poetry” Thursday, April 17 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. in the Hardy Hall Ballroom on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

“An Evening of Jazz and Poetry” is a free event and will feature local jazz trio, 11th Hour Trio, and poetry from Baton Rouge performance poet and teaching artist Donney Rose. For more information, visit www.usm.edu/gulfcoast/jazz-poetry or call 228.214.3245.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus celebrated the university’s Founders’ Day with a reception honoring employees for continuous service of 10, 20, and 30 years to Southern Miss. In recognition of their service, honored employees received a commemorative pin from the university.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus will host a free African-American Genealogy workshop Saturday, April 5 from 10 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. in room 204 of the Gulf Coast Library, located on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

During National Walking Day and Public Health Week, The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast will be recognized by the American Heart Association for achieving Fit-Friendly status. This recognition will be presented Wednesday, April 2, at 11:45 a.m. under the Friendship Oak on the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach followed by a one-mile walk around campus.

 

Dr. Allan Eickelmann, instructor of philosophy and religion at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, will give a guest lecture titled “The Gift of Homosexuality: A Postmodern Christian Perspective” Thursday, March 27 from 11:45 a.m. – 12: 30 p.m. in Lloyd Hall room 103 on the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Alliance for Equality at Southern Miss Gulf Coast. For more information, contact the College of Arts and Letters at 228.214.3245.

University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus students and employees, as well as students from local colleges, joined the university in celebrating the Big Event, a university-wide community service project held Saturday, March 22. Big Event projects spanned the Mississippi Gulf Coast as 120 volunteers worked on various projects in Bay St. Louis, Long Beach and Gulfport.

The University of Southern Mississippi has selected 17 students earning their degrees from the Gulf Park campus for the 2013-2014 Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

For the fifth year in a row of great music and family fun, The University of Southern Mississippi will host its Jazz and Blues Festival Saturday, April 19, at the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. This year’s festival includes a second stage to feature more musical performances than ever before.

 

In celebration of Women’s History Month, The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Library presents the roundtable discussion, “Women of the Gulf Coast: A Historical Perspective,” on Tuesday, March 25, from 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in room 204 of the library on the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

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LONG BEACH, Miss. – Dr. Cyndi Gaudet, professor and chair of the Department of Human Capital Development at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus, and Dr. Heather Annulis, professor of human capital development, participated in the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) Program Excellence Network (PEN). 

The first installment of the four part seminar series, “Catch More Fish with Science,” will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, March 20 at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) in Ocean Springs, Miss.

The University of Southern Mississippi Technology Learning Center (TLC) Golden Eagles wheelchair basketball team is once again conference champions after winning the National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA) Gulf Coast Conference Championship March 8 at Delgado Community College in New Orleans, La.

University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus Vice President Frances Lucas will serve as the keynote speaker for the 8th Annual Celebration of Caring Women luncheon to be held April 22 at Beau Rivage Resort and Casino in Biloxi.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Library commemorates Women’s History Month throughout the month of March with an exhibit honoring Mississippi women of achievement.

Dr. Eric Powell, director of The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) in Ocean Springs has been selected to be part of this year’s 2014 Masters Program announced by the Gulf Coast Business Council Research Foundation.

A team of computer science students from The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus placed third at the 2014 Deloitte Consulting’s Hattiesburg Invitational Programming Competition in February. The team competed against 19 other teams from universities throughout Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.

Stephanie McCracken, a junior at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, has moved a significant step closer to becoming the school’s fourth winner of the prestigious Truman Scholarship.

 

McCracken, who is majoring in geography/geographic information systems, recently learned that she had been named a Truman Finalist – joining more than 200 students from across the country vying for the coveted prize. She is Mississippi’s only Truman Finalist selection.

The Student Government Association at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, along with the university’s chapter of Young Americans for Liberty, will host a United States Senate Candidates’ Forum Wednesday, March 19, from 6 – 8 p.m. in the university’s Fleming Education Center auditorium on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

The forum, which is open to the public, will feature candidates Bill Marcy (D) and State Sen. Chris McDaniel (R) as they discuss current and relevant issues. For more information, contact Shea Dobson at shea.dobson@eagles.usm.edu.

The Southern Miss Gulf Coast Civic Chorale will perform the concert, “A Lenten Passion Journey,” Friday, March 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fleming Education Center auditorium on The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach and on Sunday, March 30, at 3 p.m. in St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Biloxi.