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Four faculty members in the College of Health at The University of Southern Mississippi have been honored as Health Care Heroes for 2011 by the Mississippi Business Journal.

Students at the DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi donated approximately 200 cans of food to the Salvation Army on Wednesday, Nov. 16.

The students were asked to donate healthy canned foods such as beans, corn and vegetables. The students also used the cans as make-shift weights in their physical education classes before donating them to the Salvation Army.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Human Performance and Recreation has partnered with the Gateway Program at Anatomies of Hattiesburg on a cutting-edge fitness referral program designed to improve patient wellness.

The Department of Nutrition and Food Systems at The University of Southern Mississippi will host the 2nd Annual Current Topics Seminar on Friday, Nov. 4 in Room 216 of the Thad Cochran Center.

The University of Southern Mississippi DuBard School for Language Disorders, through the Office of Professional Development and Educational Outreach, will be hosting a Missing Links in Academics Workshop Nov. 3-4 from 8:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m. at the Dubard School on the Hattiesburg campus.

Twenty-four elementary and special education teachers from the Hattiesburg Public School District spent the week of Oct. 10-14 learning the DuBard Association Method® at the DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Students in the School of Human Performance and Recreation at The University of Southern Mississippi will conduct their inaugural RecFest 2011 Monday, Oct. 10 from 8 a.m.-noon at Kamper Park in Hattiesburg.

The idea is to allow recreation therapy majors and recreation administration majors to bring what they learn in the classroom into practical action. Seniors in the Recreation Department will lead the juniors in different activities that promote team building and communication in an enjoyable, learning environment.

In response to the current economy and high unemployment rates, The University of Southern Mississippi Office of Professional Development and Educational Outreach is hosting two information sessions at noon and 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11 at the WIN Job Center at 1911 Arcadia St. in Hattiesburg.

Eighteen University of Southern Mississippi students will compete Saturday, Oct. 8 for the title of Miss University of Southern Mississippi and the opportunity to advance to the state pageant.

Dr. Rowena Elliott, associate professor of nursing at The University of Southern Mississippi, is taking an active role in the fight against kidney disease.

Elliott, national president of the American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA), recently returned from a trip to New York City where she participated in the launch of “Pair Up,” a national awareness campaign addressing kidney disease. The event, held in Times Square, included celebrity spokesperson Laila Ali, daughter of boxing legend Muhammad Ali.

Dr. Katherine Nugent, director of the Southern Miss School of Nursing, has recently been appointed a second term as vice president of the Council on Collegiate Education for Nursing of the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB).

The University of Southern Mississippi is known for its leadership in the area of therapeutic recreation. 

 

This leadership will once again be prominent when the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) Board of Directors presents educational sessions at a conference set for Oct. 20 at the Southern Miss Gulf Park campus in Long Beach, Miss.

HATTIESBURG, Miss.– Kevin Harrison, owner of Heritage Vision Center in Hattiesburg, presented a check for $2,000 to The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi on Tuesday, Sept. 27.

For the past six summers, Heritage Vision has donated a portion of proceeds from eyeglass sales during the month of July to the center. To date Heritage Vision has contributed close to $35,000 to The Children’s Center.

As the “baby boomer” population in the nation is nearing retirement age, the need for a focus on aging-related issues has never been more important. 

 

The International Council on Active Aging (ICAA) is celebrating “Active Aging Week” from Sept. 25-Oct. 1 with a variety of activities to promote active, healthy lifestyles for adults over the age of 50. 

Making schools and their surrounding communities safer will be the focal point of an important conference titled, “Building Resistance and Resiliency to Violence, Defiant Groups and Bullying Symposium” set for Oct. 4-5 at the Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg, Miss.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Health recently began a public relations campaign with the goal of increasing visibility and understanding of the programs and courses offered. 

 

Referred to as the “College of Health Top 20,” the campaign aims to inform students, faculty, staff, and alumni of the top reasons to become part of the College of Health.

Thanks to the generosity of two Hattiesburg area restaurants, Thursdays have become special days for The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi.

From environmental changes to emerging diseases, global health presents a major challenge to the world of public health.

 

This will be the overarching theme of the 11th Annual Public Health Symposium sponsored by the Department of Community Health Sciences and the Southern Mississippi Area Health Education Center (SMAHEC).

Medical Homes are an important health care resource for Mississippi families. That is the message two Institute for Disability Studies projects are promoting through medical home awareness events scheduled for September.

With some valuable assistance from Lights Jewelers Gemologist of Hattiesburg, The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi is putting the “gold” in “black and gold.”

Recreational Sports Plans Fall Health Series

Motivating Mississippi along with WebMD and Recreational Sports are hosting a Fall Health Series. Attend three of four sessions and have your name placed in a drawing for healthy prizes.

Physical Activity; Tuesday, Sept. 20: Exercise can be fun! It doesn’t matter how you move as long as you do. Come join us for some physical activity and line dancing. Everybody loves the “Electric Slide,” and you will love the way you feel after you complete this session!

Members of The University of Southern Mississippi football team, including head coach Larry Fedora, paid a visit to the DuBard School for Language Disorders on Friday, Sept. 2.

Mississippi Rep. Herb Frierson paid a visit to children and staff at the DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi on Thursday, Sept. 1.

Pictured here, left to right: Kobie James, Noah McSwain, Frierson and Chase Bourne.

The DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi will host the DuBard Association Method® Basic Course Sept. 20-22 and Oct. 18-20 from 8 a.m.-3:45 p.m. on the Hattiesburg campus.