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The University of Southern Mississippi men’s athletic program captured its eighth consecutive Halbrook Award for highest percentage of student-athletes graduating at the recent Mississippi Association of Colleges and Universities Annual Conference hosted by Mississippi Valley State earlier this month in Itta Bena.

He hasn’t faced the challenges getting where he’s going that Neal Page and Dell Griffith encountered in the 1987 comedy flick “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” starring Steve Martin and the late John Candy. But James Bueno Da Silva’s quest to travel to every University of Southern Mississippi away football game this season hasn’t come easy.

 

A Southern Miss sophomore from Sao Paulo, Brazil, Da Silva is determined to find a way to support the Golden Eagles either in person at M.M. Roberts Stadium or at the unfriendly home confines of their opponents - even if it means a 19-hour road trip to El Paso, Texas.

Grace Claire Cordes, a sophomore from Vicksburg, Miss. will return to her hometown in late June to compete for the title of Miss Mississippi after qualifying for the event by winning the 2011 Miss University of Southern Mississippi Pageant Saturday night.

University of Southern Mississippi Center for Policy and Resilience student representatives Jennifer Crosslin, Zach Mellen, and Daniel D. Guice III attended the 9/11 Tenth Anniversary Summit: “Remembrance, Renewal, Resilience” in Washington, D.C., in September.

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.

A new helmet produced by the sporting goods company Rawlings – using technology developed in the laboratories of The University of Southern Mississippi School of Polymers and High Performance Materials – is designed to minimize the impact of collisions on the gridiron.

 

The Rawlings Neuro Responsive Gear (NRG) helmet includes dual protection inside the helmet combining a layer of foam reinforced by pneumatic cushioning made of pressurized “air bladders” that takes over and absorbs the energy from high-velocity contact, protecting the athlete.

Count University of Southern Mississippi doctoral student Amit Kumar among the legion of scientists, researchers and laboratory assistants working around the clock to defeat Alzheimer’s Disease.

 

Thus far Kumar’s research has taken him from his homeland in New Delhi, India to the campus of Southern Miss in Hattiesburg, Miss., and recently to Queensland, Australia as a presenter at the 4th Annual Protein Misfolding and Neurological Disorders Meeting.

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.

University of Southern Mississippi freshman Christopher Lapniewski is asking for the public’s help in locating a high school football state championship ring he lost today (Friday, Sept. 30) while at work.

University of Southern Mississippi students and faculty who need assistance with information or documentation regarding administrative services for students may contact Alfreda Horton, coordinator of the university’s new Office of Student Oriented Services.

In The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Accountancy, the numbers tell the story – more and more graduates are landing jobs with prestigious companies.

 

Graduates like Analise Counts, of Mobile, Ala., who obtained her undergraduate degree in accounting and Master of Public Accounting from Southern Miss before securing a position with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Just one month after obtaining her MPA, Counts went from student to corporate climber in the frenzied markets of New York and Los Angeles.

While many students at The University of Southern Mississippi were enjoying their summer vacations, the university’s food service, Eagle Dining, was hard at work preparing for the upcoming school year and making changes.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s annual Blackout Game is Saturday, Oct. 1 when the Golden Eagles football team takes on Conference USA rival Rice University. All fans are encouraged to wear black to the game and blackout T-shirts can be purchased at Barnes and Noble on the Southern Miss campus.

“Give me that Black and Gold” is the theme for The University of Southern Mississippi’s 2011 homecoming, and the school colors will be on full display as students, faculty, staff, alumni and community supporters celebrate being a Golden Eagle throughout the week.

Gabrielle Alexandria Bulger of Magee, Miss. and Alexandria Taylor Gieger of Laurel, Miss.  are the 2011 recipients of the Mary Loraine Peets Buffett Scholarship at The University of Southern Mississippi.

The women of Kappa Delta Sorority at The University of Southern Mississippi kicked the  fall 2011 semester off with sorority recruitment while also promoting International Women’s Friendship Month.

Andrew Slemaker, a junior majoring in finance at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been awarded the 2011 Mississippi Young Bankers (MYB) Leadership Scholarship.

To know Nicole Marquez is to witness the resolve of the human spirit, acknowledge the power of modern medicine and realize the authenticity of miracles.

 

People just don’t fall six stories from an apartment rooftop and live to discuss the horrific incident. Let alone, return to the dance floor. This amazing University of Southern Mississippi graduate has accomplished both … and then some.

Whether it’s a question about financial aid, directions to an office on campus or assistance with navigating Southern’s Online Accessible Records (SOAR), University of Southern Mississippi students can get the help they need to soar at an Eagle Landing.

The University of Southern Mississippi School of Music has partnered with the Kawai Piano Company to bring new pianos to music students at the university.

The Elite Performing Instrument Collection (EPIC) will provide brand new loaner pianos that will be purchased at a substantial discount as part of the program that aims to replace almost all of the pianos in the school with new ones over the next 10 years.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi Libraries' first Science Café for the fall series, "Little People of Flores" will be held Monday, August 29, from 6-7:30 p.m. in Cook Library's event room, located next to Starbucks in room 105A. These events are free and open to the public.

Dr. Joe Paul, vice president for Student Affairs at The University of Southern Mississippi, implores students constantly to remember one basic tenant: “Leave it better than you found it.”

 

Garrett Wright, 21, a senior construction engineering major from Gulfport, Miss., has taken that challenge to heart.

A bright blue sky and sweltering summer temperatures greeted thousands of students scurrying to class on Wednesday, Aug. 24 -- the first day of the 2011 Fall Semester at The University of Southern Mississippi.

LONG BEACH, Miss. – University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast student Carlton Anderson of Biloxi, left, receives his free Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 10.1 mobile tablet (UTab)from Dr. Frances Lucas, Southern Miss Gulf Coast vice president and campus executive officer.

As an Honors College student, Anderson was one of nearly 30 students selected to receive the tablet with fellow Honors College classmates, Student Government Association officers, Southern Connection Team, and presidents of each student organization.