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Kimberly Page, a University of Southern Mississippi junior from Ellisville, Miss. won the Miss University of Southern Mississippi Pageant Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Saenger Theater in downtown Hattiesburg. The victory earned her a spot in the Miss Mississippi Pageant, which will be held in July in Vicksburg.

University of Southern Mississippi geography and geology master’s student James Ewing has quite a story to tell. While completing research for his geography masters degree, he climbed all of Colorado’s 58 peaks -- over 14,000 feet each.

 

Eleven University of Southern Mississippi students will compete Saturday for the crown of Miss University of Southern Mississippi and the opportunity to advance to the state pageant.

University of Southern Mississippi graduate Jordan Mathews of Biloxi, Miss., has been recognized by national fraternity Pi Kappa Phi as the 2013 Dr. Phillip M. Summers Student of the Year.

University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus student Brandy Jarvis of Ocean Springs, senior marketing major, will represent the Southern Miss Gulf Coast student body in this year’s Southern Miss Homecoming festivities October 21 - 26.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi Honors College has three of a kind among its freshman class of 2013.

 

Triplets Olivia, Ross and Rachel Paris-Harbison are Southern Miss Presidential Scholars from Mobile, Ala. where they graduated from McGill-Toolin High School. When the three tried to establish a hierarchy of choices as they looked for a college to attend, one held on to first place following their visit to the Hattiesburg campus.

Wisam “Sam” Buti once held the fruit fly in contempt.

“I use to just think of them as that annoying fly that buzzed around your food,” said Buti, a University of Southern Mississippi freshman. Now the fruit fly represents the inspiration for her studies at the university and future in either medicine or scientific research – or both.

Bradley Floore, a triple-major College of Business student at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been awarded the 2013 Mississippi Young Bankers (MYB) Leadership Scholarship.

Cherry Dong, a graduate student pursuing a master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology at The University of Southern Mississippi, received one of five assistantships with the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences for the 2013-14 academic year.

As a graduate assistant Dong gains hands-on experience in early intervention with children ages 3-5 while working with a certified speech-language pathologist and occupational, physical and behavioral therapists at The Children's Center for Communication and Development.

Danielle Yelverton, a graduate student pursuing a master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology at The University of Southern Mississippi, received one of five assistantships with the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences for the 2013-14 academic year.

As a graduate assistant, Yelverton gains hands-on experience in early intervention with groups infants, toddlers and preschoolers while working with a certified speech-language pathologist and occupational, physical and behavioral therapists at The Children's Center for Communication and Development.

Courtney Guess Turner of Oak Grove, a graduate student pursuing a Doctorate of Audiology degree at The University of Southern Mississippi, received an assistantship with the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences for the 2013-14 academic year.

As a graduate assistant, Turner gains hands-on experience in early intervention while working with a certified early oral interventionist at The Children's Center for Communication and Development with groups of 2-to-4-year-olds who are hard of hearing or deaf. She also assists with cochlear implant and hearing aid maintenance.

Kerri Mobley of Columbia, a graduate student pursuing a master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology at The University of Southern Mississippi, received one of five assistantships with the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences for the 2013-14 academic year.

As a graduate assistant, Mobley gains hands-on experience in early intervention while working with a certified speech-language pathologist and occupational, physical and behavioral therapists at The Children's Center for Communications and Development with groups infants, toddlers and preschoolers.

Mary Katherine Parker, a graduate student pursuing a master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology at The University of Southern Mississippi, received one of five assistantships with the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences for the 2013-14 academic year.

As a graduate assistant, Parker gains hands-on experience in early intervention while working with a certified speech-language pathologist at The Children's Center for Communication and Development with groups of preschoolers with disabilities.

Paige Powell of Petal, a graduate student pursuing a master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology at The University of Southern Mississippi, received one of five assistantships with the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences for the 2013-14 academic year.

As a graduate assistant, Powell gains hands-on experience in early intervention while working with a certified speech-language pathologist and occupational, physical and behavioral therapists at The Children's Center for Communication and Development with groups infants, toddlers and preschoolers.

University of Southern Mississippi business student Blythe Dunaway expects her third visit to London to be a charm - and a whirlwind – as she serves an internship with one of England’s largest accounting firms.

University of Southern Mississippi doctoral candidate Amanda Leimer of Mandeville, La., recently was awarded a Love of Learning award worth $500 by The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi -- the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. She is one of 147 recipients nationwide to receive the award.

International Development doctoral program students at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach were authors of a recently published article and book chapter.

Ed Bee of Mandeville, La., recently had his article, “Beyond the First Decade in U.S. Shale Gas,” published in the Global Energy Monitor, a monthly publication of the Center for Energy Governance and Security at Hangyang University in Seoul, Korea.

One recent graduate and another current student at The University of Southern Mississippi helped organize an important one-day gathering of 13 federal, state and local agencies to discuss the criteria necessary for the Port of Gulfport to become designated a “strategic port” by the Defense Department.

 

The department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The University of Southern Mississippi is celebrating six years of project SEED, a high school chemistry mentoring program, with its biggest group of participants. 

A new semester began Wednesday, August 21 at The University of Southern Mississippi, as freshmen became acquainted with their new home and returning students took the next step toward graduation.

 

Faculty, staff and students were positioned across the Hattiesburg campus to answer new students’ questions concerning directions and where their classes are located, while also providing information about student resources and the various campus organizations that match their interests.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s College Panhellenic Council (CPC) is the recipient of the National Panhellenic Conference’s (NPC) Excellence Award for 2012-2013. Southern Miss is one of only 14 College Panhellenics in the country to earn the honor.

University of Southern Mississippi President Rodney Bennett challenged students gathered for Freshman Convocation on Sunday, Aug. 18 to complete the academic requirements necessary to earn their degrees in four years.

 

“It is my desire and hope that I will have the opportunity to shake your hands and hand each of you a degree from this fine institution in four years,” said Bennett to an enthusiastic turnout of approximately 1,200 students at Reed Green Coliseum. “You have been given an invaluable gift as a college student. It is your responsibility to make the most of your time here.”

Unseasonably cool weather and overcast skies greeted approximately 1,500 incoming freshmen as they moved into residence halls on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus Friday, August 16 to begin the fall 2013 semester and the next chapter in their lives.

 

University employees and students, along with community members, welcomed the new students and their parents while also helping them move into their rooms in Century Park, Wilber Hall, Roberts Hall and Jones Hall.

University of Southern Mississippi senior Lauren Bartlett, of Long Beach, Miss., has been awarded a $1,000 Chapter Scholarship from the Gulf Coast Human Resource Association.