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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.

Trequon Tate of Starkville, Miss., was recently cast as Ken in the musical production, “Smokey Joe’s Cafe” at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Tate, a junior theatre major, is the son of Karlos Tate of Starkville, Miss., and Tanya Outlaw of Starkville, 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.

Sara Plunkett of Tupelo, Miss., was recently cast as Pattie in the musical production, “Smokey Joe’s Cafe” at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Plunkett, a senior theatre major, is the daughter of James and Brenda Plunkett of Tupelo, Miss. She is the wife of Hal Plunkett.

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.

While many students are planning spring break visits to the beach, University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast student Ambere Riggs received an invitation to Washington, D.C. to learn more about what she can do to help others through CARE, a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty.

Penny Adams of Lafayette, La., was recently recognized at the 2011 Graduate Student Research Symposium at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Adams, a human capital development major and doctoral student, is the daughter of Victoria Bergeron and the late Rodney Bergeron. She is the wife of Kevin Adams and has three children: Kelyn, Malek and Bryson.

University of Southern Mississippi Centennial homecoming queen and public relations student Denotra Logan is preparing for her next conquest – the Emmy award-winning Semester in Washington Journalism program at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

William Thompson of Madison, Miss., was recently recognized at the 2011 Graduate Student Research Symposium at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Thompson, a coastal sciences major and masters student, is the son of Kevin and Tracey Thompson. He is a representative of the Graduate Student Senate and a member of the Marine and Estuarine Graduate Student Association.

Shane Hand of McCalla, Ala., was recently recognized at the 2011 Graduate Student Research Symposium at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Hand, a graduate student, is the son of Benny and Linda Hand. He has served on the Graduate Student Senate.

Hand’s work, “Transmitting Whiteness: Librarians, Children, and Literacy in the southern United States”, was selected by the Graduate Senate and Dean of the College of Graduate Studies as the top paper in his department. Winners receive recognition and a monetary award.

Amber Clark of Hattiesburg, Miss., was recently recognized at the 2011 Graduate Student Research Symposium at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Clark, a comparative politics major, is the daughter of Robert and Jodi Clark. She serves as president of Southern Miss College Democrats and vice president of Voices for Planned Parenthood.

Sister Saideh Bey of Laurel, Miss., was recently recognized at the 2011 Graduate Student Research Symposium at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Bey, a graduate student and social work major, is the daughter of the late Sammy Taylor and Velma Taylor Bey and the mother of Yunal Talib Said Bey.

Melissa Adams of Brookhaven, Miss., was recently recognized at the 2011 Graduate Student Research Symposium at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Adams, a biological sciences major, is the daughter of James Stein of Waco, TX, and Cindy and Boyd Hudson of Brookhaven, Miss. She is married to Kenneth Adams and has one child, Katie Adams.