September 22, 2014  

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A $250,000 grant from the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation provides for a new campaign to create and sustain a culture of wellness on the campus of The University of Southern Mississippi that will extend into the surrounding communities and schools.

Brady Leatherwood, a senior social work major at The University of Southern Mississippi, is helping nursing home residents with dementia find joy and re-discover their memories.

Leatherwood and her adviser Karen Aderer, an instructor in the School of Social Work, make weekly visits to residents at the Driftwood Nursing Center in Gulfport, Miss. During the visits they apply individualized music intervention ideally 30 minutes before sundowning, the most agitated period for a person with dementia.

Olivia Ann Hurst and Catherine Lott, staff members at The University of Southern Mississippi, were recognized at the Pine Belt chapter of Public Relations Association of Mississippi (PRAM) annual awards banquet held last month in Hattiesburg, Miss.

Dr. Brian Gearity, assistant professor of sport coaching education at The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Human Performance and Recreation, served as guest editor for the just released edition of the Strength and Conditioning Journal.

On Monday, Feb. 10, The University of Southern Mississippi marked a year since a destructive EF-4 tornado struck its Hattiesburg campus, damaging buildings and destroying trees, primarily at its front entrance next to Hardy Street.

University officials are pleased with progress to restore the campus and look forward to completing all work connected with recovery from the storm by the end of 2014.

Children who are hearing impaired and are age five years old or younger are the focus of deaf education and early oral intervention services offered by The Children's Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. The Children's Center is a clinical program in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at Southern Miss.

The “Greatest Show on Dirt” is returning to Hattiesburg. The Department of Recreational Sports at The University of Southern Mississippi will host the 29th Annual Southern Miss Coca-Cola Classic Rodeo on Feb. 14-15 at the Forrest County Multi-Purpose Center.

Dr. Heather Annulis, professor in The University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of Human Capital Development, and her Performance Technology II class visited PamLab in Covington, La., during the fall semester to explore the implementation of various training and performance analyses and interventions designed to improve productivity and competence at the worker, work process or organizational levels. 

When it comes to teaching individuals with language disorders, including the written language disorder of dyslexia, the DuBard School for Language Disorders’ phonetic, multisensory teaching-learning strategy, the DuBard Association Method®, has the credentials to back it up.

The DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi will host a comprehensive Multisensory Math: Using Manipulative Objects to Teach the Common Core course on Feb. 6-7 at the Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg, Miss.

The University of Southern Mississippi School of Social Work hosted its fall colloquium - “Where is the Dream in 2013? The Rocky Road to Social Justice” Friday, Nov. 15 at the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg campus.

More than 6,000 eighth grade students from the lower six counties of Mississippi explored different careers, ranging from journalism to engineering, at Pathways2Possibilities. The interactive career fair, held at the Mississippi Coast Convention Center on Nov. 13-14, was designed to help students figure out how to turn their passions into a career path.

Freddie White-Johnson, program director of the Mississippi Network for Cancer Control and Prevention (MNCCP) at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been recognized as a 2013 Rural Health Champion by the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

The Sertoma Club of Hattiesburg presented at gift of $20,000 to The DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi during a special ceremony held Thursday, Nov. 21 at the school.

Jamie O’Quinn, resource development coordinator for The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi, is contributing author and photographer for two books making their debut in December.

Dr. Royal Walker, executive director of the Institute for Disability Studies at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been invited to participate in a ceremony marking the 50th Anniversary of the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act set for Friday, Nov. 15 at the White House.

 

The event will be held from Noon-3:30 CST in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building of the White House and feature senior Administration officials, special guests and a series of panel discussions about the past, present and future for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

In an effort to create better synergy, while strengthening the overall administrative structure, the School of Human Performance and Recreation (HP&R) at The University of Southern Mississippi has instituted a significant reorganization plan.

The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies (IDS) will hold a free fair housing workshop on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 1:30 p.m. at the Robert C. Irwin Library at 1285 Kenny Hill Ave. in Tunica, Miss.

Sharon Catledge, family nurse practitioner in Student Health Services at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been elected president of the Mississippi Board of Nursing.

The Department of Food and Nutrition Systems at the University of Southern Mississippi recently teamed up with Stone County’s Superintendent Dr. Gwen Miller, and Child Nutrition Director Myra Rayburn, to participate in Mississippi’s Farm to School Week.

Kelsey Lingsch, a graduate from the Department of Food and Nutrition Systems at The University of Southern Mississippi, received the Kathleen Stitt Award for her project titled “Mississippi’s First Annual Farm to School Week: Evaluation of School Participation” at the School Nutrition Association’s Annual National Conference in Kansas City, Mo.

The University of Southern Mississippi School of Social Work and the Gulf Region Health Outreach Program (GRHOP) co-hosted a two-day training on Integrated Treatment of Complex Trauma for Adolescents (ITCT-A) on Oct. 23-24.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Healthcare Sales and Marketing, the Trent Lott Center and Dr. Mike Wittmann, associate professor of marketing, will host a presentation The Evolution of Science and Surgery on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 4 p.m. in the Trent Lott Center.

At The University of Southern Mississippi football is a big deal. M.M. Roberts Stadium on the Hattiesburg campus is nicknamed “The Rock” and SMTTT (Southern Miss To The Top) can be found on car tags and bumper stickers throughout the state of Mississippi.