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Rising seniors at Madison Central High School attending the 72nd annual American Legion Boys State, held this week at The University of Southern Mississippi include, top row, left to right: Blake Breedlove; Evan Chancellor; Sam Martin; Shane Waller; and Zachary Smith; bottom row, left to right: Rod Bridges; Mike Jacobson; Hugh Warren; Austin Baney; Phillips King; and Kyle Moore.

Gov. Haley Barbour has been praised far and wide for his success in leading Mississippi through difficult economic times and the nation’s worst natural disaster, Hurricane Katrina.

 

On Tuesday, he encouraged the nearly 300 delegates to the 72nd annual American Legion Boys State to use their own leadership abilities to continue moving the state forward.

Mississippi Supreme Court Justice Michael K. Randolph will be the keynote speaker Friday, May 27 when law officers from across the state graduate from the Southern Regional Public Safety Institute (SRPSI) at Camp Shelby. The graduation ceremony is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. at Dolton Hall at Camp Shelby.

A pair of Petal High School students walked away with the top prizes in the Southern Entrepreneurship Program (SEP) Statewide Business Plan Competition held May 9 at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Financial security and career success are worthy personal goals. But the message University of Southern Mississippi spring 2011 commencement speakers delivered to graduates was to go even further by using their education and skills to leave a legacy they can look back on with pride.

 

U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, who served as governor of Mississippi from 1988-1992, and 10th District Chancery Court Judge Deborah Gambrell gave the keynote addresses at the morning and afternoon graduate ceremonies, respectively, at Reed Green Coliseum on the Hattiesburg campus Friday.

After a full season of costume design for theatre plays, The University of Southern Mississippi Costume Shop set some time aside to address a need for quality costumes for the Mississippi Children’s Museum located in Jackson, Miss.

International exchange students were given a farewell reception Friday at The University of Southern Mississippi International Center, organized by staff members with Southern Miss International Education. The students spent one or two semesters studying at the university during the past academic year and are returning to their home country at the end of this semester.

Jimmy Staring never dreamed that one simple sale from his auto salvage business might turn into an international export venture.

 

Yet, there he sat on Thursday, May 5 listening to a team of international business students at The University of Southern Mississippi present ideas for his company’s expansion as part of a senior project in Professor John Lambert’s class.

Members of a newly formed campus organization at The University of Southern Mississippi are taking an active role in helping those victimized by last month’s deadly tornadoes in Alabama.

University of Southern Mississippi student Christopher Brady Davis of Nashville, Tenn., has been awarded $250 and a selection of books by the Paleopathology Association for his research of the first documented incident of tuberculosis (TB) in Mississippi and one of the oldest in North America.

Ana Cristina Abrantes, a music performance major at The University of Southern Mississippi, has received the annual Presser Award, presented by the Presser Foundation of Haverford, Penn.

The cash stipend is given to promising senior student of music in accredited collegiate music programs. A cellist, Abrantes performs with the Meridian (Miss.) Symphony, the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra and was invited to perform a solo recital during this year’s FestivalSouth in Hattiesburg.

A University of Southern Mississippi campus group called TeamHelp 2011 will hold a donation drive from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4 at Shoemaker Square and inside the R.C. Cook Union Building to assist victims of the deadly tornado outbreak in Alabama.

TeamHelp 2011 is working in conjunction with the Southern Miss Campus Civitan Club to collect basic necessities for those affected by the devastating tornadoes. Items needed include water, canned goods, toiletries, clothes, toys and books. Monetary donations will also be accepted.

For the second year in a row, University of Southern Mississippi Broadcast Journalism students swept the Mississippi Associated Press College/University Contest, taking home six awards.

The students were lead by associate professor and broadcast journalism sequence head Dr. Mary Lou Sheffer. Sheffer has more than 10 years experience working in a professional broadcast newsroom.

The University of Southern Mississippi Repertory Dance Company members will explore grace, athleticism and artistry at the Studio 115 Dance Concert May 5 – 7 in the intimate setting of the Theatre and Dance Building’s Studio 115.

With limited resources for advertising and promotion, the United Way of Southeast Mississippi is always looking for creative ways to raise awareness and gift-giving.

 

To assist in that endeavor, students in Dr. Jamye Foster’s creative marketing at The University of Southern Mississippi presented some innovative strategies to United Way representative Ashley Grant as part of a spring semester project.

Perhaps University of Southern Mississippi student Laci Crager summed up the significance of “Passion for Fashion” with one simple assessment: “Where else can you buy a nice shirt for two dollars?”

A memorial service for University of Southern Mississippi students, faculty and staff who passed away during the academic year will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 3 at the university’s R.C. Cook University Union, room B on the Hattiesburg campus.

Two University of Southern Mississippi Honors College students from Jones County, Miss. have been accepted into one of the most prestigious law schools in the country.

Thirteen University of Southern Mississippistudents put their research know-how to the test and took home top awards and prizes from the 2nd Annual College of Arts and Letters Undergraduate Research Conference held Saturday, April 16 on the Hattiesburg campus.
 

University of Southern Mississippi senior Frantz Salomon has been selected as the 2010-11 Student Employee of the Year.

 

Salomon, a music major originally from Chicago, Ill., works in the Student Activities Hub on the Hattiesburg campus.

Josh Thomas of Hattiesburg, Miss., was recently cast in the musical production, “Smokey Joe’s Cafe” at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Thomas, a junior theatre major, is the son of Anzette Thomas of Hattiesburg, Miss., and Tyrone and Pamela Thomas of Hattiesburg, Miss.

Smoky Joe’s Café is a seven-time Tony Award-winning music revue based on old favorites from jazz and R&B musicians Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. The performance features 11 cast members consisting of theatre and music students.

Nikisha Williams of Mobile, Ala., was recently cast as B.J. Crosby in the musical production, “Smokey Joe’s Cafe” at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Williams, a senior vocal performance major, is the daughter of Tyrone and Vennette Williams of Mobile, Ala.

Smoky Joe’s Café is a seven-time Tony Award-winning music revue based on old favorites from jazz and R&B musicians Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. The performance features 11 cast members consisting of theatre and music students. 

Sawyer McLeod of Petal, Miss., was recently cast as Fred in the musical production, “Smokey Joe’s Cafe” at The University of Southern Mississippi.

McLeod, a theatre major, is the son of Jackie McLeod of Petal, Miss., and Daniel and Jennifer McLeod.

Smoky Joe’s Café is a seven-time Tony Award-winning music revue based on old favorites from jazz and R&B musicians Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. The performance features 11 cast members consisting of theatre and music students.