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When Hattiesburg residents Karen and Anthony Webb took their baby girl home from the hospital, they had no idea that within a few short days little Jordyn would be back in the hospital for a condition that would change her life, and theirs, forever.

Dr. Rowena Elliott, associate professor at The University of Southern Mississippi School of Nursing, assumed the reins as president of the American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA) during the organization’s 42nd annual National Symposium on March 29 in Boston, Mass.

Improved collaboration could well be the best possible cure for Mississippi’s health woes.

 

Such was the consensus of those assembled for the first Mississippi Health Summit held on April 29 at the Trent Lott National Center for Excellence in Economic Development and Entrepreneurship on The University of Southern Mississippi campus.

The DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi will conduct the renowned DuBard Association Method Basic Course® June 6-10 on the Hattiesburg campus.

The DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi is celebrating a group of volunteers whose support and guidance has helped the school grow and prosper over the last 20 years.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the founding of DuBard School’s Advisory Board. The staff at DuBard honored the hard work and commitment of the board during the group’s quarterly meeting on April 18.

Volunteers from the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art in Laurel, Miss., helped children at the DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi with a special spring project on Wednesday, April 20.

Pictured in the photo is DuBard student Morgan Clark, 11, from Petal, Miss.

On Wednesday, April 20 members of Gamma Beta Phi Honors Society donated art supplies to the DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi.

The annual donation allows students to complete many educational projects. In the photo, Kathleen Davis and Lauren LaBeaud present the art supplies.

Members of the Beta Alphi Psi sorority donated 80 Easter baskets filled with treats to students at the Dubard School for Language Disorders on April 20.

Beta Alpha Psi is an honorary organization for Financial Information students and professionals. In the photo, Sara Shorter, left, of Laurel, Miss., and Autumn Brown of Silverhill, Ala., deliver the baskets to the students.

The University of Southern Mississippi School of Human Performance & Recreation, in conjunction with the Department of Athletics, will host USA Weightlifting’s Level 1 sports performance coach certificate course May 21-22 on the Hattiesburg campus.

The general consensus among health care professionals is that Mississippi will remain near the bottom of major health-related statistics unless a unified effort is made to combat the problem.

 

With collaboration as the overarching theme, The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Health has taken the lead role in planning and organizing the first Mississippi Health Summit set for April 29 at the Trent Lott National Center for Excellence in Economic Development and Entrepreneurship.

It’s official – University of Southern Mississippijunior speech language pathology major Marie Holowach is Mississippi’s only Harry S. Truman Scholarship winner for 2011.

The Southern Miss Department of Psychology through the Office of Professional Development will offer a Contemporary Issues in Mental Health Annual Conference April 14-15, at the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg campus. This conference will provide evidence-based practices for both adults and children affected by mental health problems.

Michael Carroll, assistant professor in the department of Human Performance and Recreation at The University of Southern Mississippi, received the Young Professional Award from the Sport and Recreation Law Association (SRLA) during its annual conference in Savannah, Ga.

Dr. Susan M. Wilczynski, a national expert on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) will be the guest presenter for the Issues + Answers Lecture Thursday, April 7 at 7 p.m. in the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast’s Fleming Education Center auditorium at the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

Children’s Center Has Busy Month of April Planned

The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi has a series of fundraising activities scheduled in April.

On Thursday, April 7, children will bring their tricycles and other riding toys to school for the annual Trike-A-Thon fundraiser. Participants are sponsored by donating $10, $20 or more and all proceeds will benefits the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

When asked by students at the DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi what he enjoyed most about his job, freshman U.S. Congressman Steven Palazzo answered, “helping people.”

The College of Health at The University of Southern Mississippi will wrap up its spring forum series with a final installment titled “Does Healthcare Have an Electronic Future?” at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 31 in Ballroom I of the Thad Cochran Center.

Teachers and other speech professionals can gain valuable insight into multisensory teaching techniques by attending the Missing Links in Academics Seminar April 7-8 at the DuBard School for Language Disorders on The University of Southern Mississippi campus.

Right off the bat, football comes to mind when the words “strength and conditioning” are mentioned. But baseball players also benefit from regimens of that nature provided by coaches who specialize in fitness training.

 

Dr. Brian Gearity, assistant professor in the Department of Human Performance and Recreation at The University of Southern Mississippi, hopes to shed more light on the intricacy of strength and conditioning in Major League Baseball as part of a current research project.

Members of The University of Southern Mississippi baseball team took time out from their preparations for this weekend’s series with Missouri State University to visit students at the DuBard School for Language Disorders, located on the university’s Hattiesburg campus.

A compelling desire to help others and sincere commitment to research has translated into a prestigious award for University of Southern Mississippi nursing instructor Dr. Lachel Story.

Dawn Burgess spends most of her time working with hearing-impaired toddlers at The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi. But the educational process does not end when those youngsters leave the classroom

 

Burgess, who joined the center to fill a newly created position last August, places just as much emphasis on parental involvement as she does in teaching sessions with the children.

 

University of Southern Mississippi speech language pathology major Marie Holowach is the only student attending a Mississippi university named as a Harry S. Truman Scholarship finalist and will interview with the regional selection committee in Nashville, Tenn., on March 7, 2011.