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The University of Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles baseball team takes on Conference USA rival Rice University at home this week in a three-game series that will decide the league’s regular season championship. Southern Miss currently holds a one-game lead over the Owls.

 

The teams will meet today at 6 p.m., Friday at 6 p.m. and Saturday at 1 p.m. at Pete Taylor Park on the Hattiesburg campus. Tonight’s game will be broadcast on CBS Sports Network on Comcast Cable channel 735 (digital) and channel 393 (high definition) and will feature a tribute to former head baseball coach C.J. “Pete” Taylor, the park’s namesake, who died Sunday. The team’s seniors will be honored at Saturday’s game.

 

For information about tickets for the series against Rice, as well as for tickets to the Conference USA Tournament set for May 25-29 at Trustmark Park in Pearl, Miss., contact the Southern Miss Ticket Office at 601.266.5418.

Shugana Williams, librarian and archivist at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, has been named the 2011-2012 president of the Society of Mississippi Archivists (SMA) during the organization’s bi-annual conference held at Mississippi State University in April. As president, Williams will continue promoting quality archival education throughout the state and encourage others to utilize SMA as the main resource for preserving Mississippi's rich history.

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.

The University of Southern Mississippi Association of Office Professionals (AOP) honored two employees Tuesday during its annual Bosses’ Luncheon, held at the Thad Cochran Center Ballroom.

In helping local community members prepare for the upcoming hurricane season, The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Library and Katrina Research Center will host the Amazing Library Race Wednesday, June 8, from 12 noon – 1 p.m. at the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

The Southern Quarterly, a member journal of the Council of Editors of Learned Journals, will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2012 with two edited volumes published by the University Press of Mississippi.

Celestian J. “Pete” Taylor, who served as head baseball coach at The University of Southern Mississippi from 1958-1983, died at his residence in Hattiesburg Sunday. He was 92.

 

A Mass of Christian Burial for Taylor will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hattiesburg, with interment at Sacred Heart Catholic Church Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. at the church, followed by a rosary service. Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home in Hattiesburg is in charge of arrangements.

Noted security expert Col. Bob Stephan emphasizes that the United States should not let its guard down for one second despite the recent killing of terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden.

Work begins today (Monday, May 16) on two fire suppression projects on campus which include connections for water service. During this time, road work on Southern Miss Drive at McCain Library and on College Drive at the South End Zone of M.M. Roberts Stadium may cause travel delays, loss of parking, detours and closures. These projects are expected to continue through May 31.

Faculty members in the College of Science and Technology at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast took part in a groundbreaking ceremony for the new $10 million Science Building on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach on Saturday, May 14. The faculty members decorated shovels representing their educational discipline for the event.

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.

Dr. Rowena Elliott, associate professor at The University of Southern Mississippi School of Nursing, assumed the reins as president of the American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA) during the organization’s 42nd annual National Symposium on March 29 in Boston, Mass.

As The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast presents its 2011 commencement ceremony Saturday, May 14 in the Mississippi Coast Coliseum, it will be twice as special for one family celebrating the graduation of both mother and daughter.

A basic preservation workshop for books and archival material for small to mid-size organizations with historical materials will be held at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Cook Library June 10 from 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.  in room 205.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s undergraduate and graduate programs in Instructional Technology will now be offered through the College of Education and Psychology’s Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Special Education (CISE) beginning in the summer 2011 semester.

Marlene Naquin, mathematics instructor at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, uses a protractor, ruler and geometric shapes to decorate her shovel for the groundbreaking ceremony of the university’s new Science Building on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

Faculty members in the College of Science and Technology at Southern Miss Gulf Coast will take part in the groundbreaking ceremony of their new building by decorating shovels to represent their educational discipline. The groundbreaking is set for 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 14.

An ocean divides the United States and United Kingdom but scientists and researchers in both countries are discovering new ways to create intellectual bridges.

 

That was never more apparent than during a recent visit by an 18-person contingent from the U.K. to The University of Southern Mississippi’s National Formulation Science Laboratory located in the business and technology incubator known as The Accelerator.

A month-long fundraising initiative at The University of Southern Mississippi to assist the earthquake/tsunami victims in Japan has yielded a substantial dividend.

There are inquisitive kids … and then there are youngsters like Peyton Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., who take curiosity to a different level.

 

Robertson, a third-grader at Pine Crest School and an avid golfer, kept noticing that his tee shots went farther on warm days than on cold ones. And that led to his idea for a device that golfers could use to keep their golf balls warm in cold weather.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection has been chosen as the home for a collection of material produced by one of the most renowned children’s literature authors and illustrators in America.

Improved collaboration could well be the best possible cure for Mississippi’s health woes.

 

Such was the consensus of those assembled for the first Mississippi Health Summit held on April 29 at the Trent Lott National Center for Excellence in Economic Development and Entrepreneurship on The University of Southern Mississippi campus.

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.

Bobby Sanford of University of Southern Mississippi Dining Services scoops up crawfish to serve students, faculty, staff and other visitors to the Hattiesburg campus on Friday, May 6 during the annual Southern Miss Activities Council (SMAC) Crawfish Fest. (University Communications photo by David Tisdale).