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It’s been a frenzied pace since Saturday for the Pride of Mississippi Marching Band and The University of Southern Mississippi Dixie Darlings in their efforts to get to New York City for this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

UPDATE: Jones, Smith discharged from local hospital; Green listed in "good" condition

Proving that hearts within the Southern Miss family are stronger than ever, fans have continued to send well-wishes through written messages, cyber greetings and monetary means for injured Golden Eagles Martez Smith, Tim Green and Deddrick Jones.

The three football players, all majoring in interdisciplinary studies, were shot in the early morning hours of Nov. 14 following an altercation at a Hattiesburg nightclub.

University of Southern Mississippi President Martha Saunders today announced the restructuring of the institution’s Office of Communications, including the hiring of Jim Coll as Chief Communications Officer.

More than 650 students representing high schools from the southern region of the state will gather on The University of Southern Mississippi campus Dec. 3-4 to perform a variety of renowned plays as part of the Mississippi High School Drama Festival.

More than 3.5 million television viewers worldwide will watch The University of Southern Mississippi Pride of Mississippi Marching Band and Dixie Darlings make debut appearances in New York City at the 84th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Update: One released from hospital; others listed in "good" condition

A highly coordinated manhunt ended Friday night with the apprehension of Travis “Taurus” Brown, who is suspected of shooting three University of Southern Mississippi students in the early morning hours of Nov. 14.

Brown, 29, was arrested without incident at a residence on Broad Street in Hattiesburg about 8:30 p.m. He is charged with three counts of aggravated assault in the shooting of Southern Miss football players Martez Smith, Tim Green and Deddrick Jones.

Noted author and educator Dr. Jinx Coleman Broussard credits a passion for communication as the key ingredient to a successful career that led to her induction into The University of Southern Mississippi School of Mass Communication and Journalism (MCJ) Hall of Fame.

Fans who want to leave a get-well message for three University of Southern Mississippi students injured in a recent off-campus shooting incident can do so Saturday from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the Barnes and Noble bookstore on the Hattiesburg campus before the Southern Miss – Houston game.

Researchers at The University of Southern Mississippi have been awarded an $80,000 grant to study the psychosocial impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster on Mississippi Gulf Coast residents.

Jessica Harris gazed up from her wheelchair barely able to contain the emotions pouring from a heart that desperately needs replacing.

“I just can’t believe that all of this is for me. It makes me feel very special,” said Harris, 17, the guest of honor at a birthday party/fundraiser sponsored by the Southern Miss Civitan Club on Wednesday, Nov. 17 at the university Union building.

Members of The University of Southern Mississippi’s custodial staff are heeding the call of the United Way to Live United.

The Southern Miss employees recently joined to designate their donation, totaling nearly $200, to the university’s United Way Campaign in support of the Shafer Center for Crisis Intervention.

The University of Southern Mississippi will close its 2010 Centennial Celebration with performances by the Southern Miss Gulf Coast Civic Chorale. Having performed earlier in the year to welcome the centennial, the chorale will now commemorate the special occasion with “Holiday Celebration – A Centennial Celebration.”

Members of The University of Southern Mississippi’s custodial staff are heeding the call of the United Way to Live United.

The Southern Miss employees recently joined to designate their donation, totaling nearly $200, to the university’s United Way Campaign in support of the Shafer Center for Crisis Intervention.

Funk, Afro-Latin and swing music will all be on the menu for the Jazz Lab Band I concert at 7:30 p.m. Fri., Nov. 19 on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus.