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More than 35 presenters from universities around the nation will present the best of current scholarship on southern women and politics March 31-April 2 at the “Court House, State House, Her House” conference hosted by The University of Southern Mississippi.

 

The Southern Chorale, renowned as the premier chorale ensemble at The University of Southern Mississippi, will perform a free concert at Main Street Baptist Church in Hattiesburg at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29.

Children’s Center Has Busy Month of April Planned

The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi has a series of fundraising activities scheduled in April.

On Thursday, April 7, children will bring their tricycles and other riding toys to school for the annual Trike-A-Thon fundraiser. Participants are sponsored by donating $10, $20 or more and all proceeds will benefits the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

The University of Southern Mississippi School of Mass Communication and Journalism has named three new professional staff members to leadership positions in its Student Media Center.

The literal “rags-to-riches” story authored by Cintas Corporation founder Richard T. Farmer embodies the entrepreneurial spirit that makes this country an incubator for creativity and achievement.

 

So says Dr. Lance Nail, dean of the College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi, in announcing Farmer’s selection as the 2011 Boardman Entrepreneur of the Year.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s annual Summer Gifted Studies Program, presented by the Frances Karnes Center for Gifted Studies, will be held June 19-24 on the Hattiesburg campus. Deadline for registration is Thursday, March 31.

Psychological treatments have advanced by leaps and bounds in the last century and will continue to improve, as long as there is a commitment to and support for research to find new and better ways of helping patients.

 

That was the message from David Barlow, the guest presenter for The University of Southern Mississippi’s annual Hildman Colloquium in Psychology.

WUSM-FM, Roots Radio 88.5 at The University of Southern Mississippi, will kick off its 2011 Membership Drive Saturday, April 16 at the Roots Reunion in the historic Saenger Theatre in downtown Hattiesburg.

“Practice hard and think big,” are the words Tom Malone gives as advice to aspiring musicians and words he and two fellow Southern Miss music alumni have followed in mastering their careers.

 

On March 26, 2011, The University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra will welcome three extraordinary jazz trombonists to the stage: Tom “Bones” Malone from the David Letterman Show Band; Steve Wiest, director of jazz studies at the University of North Texas and Tom Brantley, associate professor of music at the University of South Florida.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, partnered with the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic, is sponsoring "College Day" Saturday, April 2. Any college or university student with a current student identification card will be admitted to the Champions Tour tournament free of charge. Additionally, anyone wearing Southern Miss apparel on Saturday will receive free admission, a $15 value.

Dr. Curtis Austin, University of Southern Mississippi associate professor of history and Center for Black Studies director, recently received a national award at The National Council for Black Studies (NCBS) convention in Cincinnati, Ohio.

When asked by students at the DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi what he enjoyed most about his job, freshman U.S. Congressman Steven Palazzo answered, “helping people.”

The College of Health at The University of Southern Mississippi will wrap up its spring forum series with a final installment titled “Does Healthcare Have an Electronic Future?” at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 31 in Ballroom I of the Thad Cochran Center.

As he stood on the 11th floor balcony of the Westin Hotel in New Orleans, gazing out at the majestic Mississippi River, University of Southern Mississippi student Jace Bounds could only shake his head in wonder.

 

“I never could have imagined having an opportunity like this when I first came to school at USM,” said Bounds, a Picayune, Miss., native. “Being a part of the International Business program has been a very rewarding and enriching experience that I would recommend to any student who’s considering a degree in this area.”

The spring Biological Sciences Plant Sale will be held on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus March 26 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. in front of the Biological Sciences Teaching Garden on the east side of Walker Science Building, across from the Thad Cochran Center and the R.C. Cook University Union.

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop on Saturday, April 2 for residents with and without disabilities in Clay and surrounding counties.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s chapter of the Association for Childhood Education International (MsACEI-Southern Miss) will host the seventh annual “Education Forum: What’s Up in Mississippi.”

The event will be held in the Thames Polymer Science Research Center Auditorium, beginning with a reception at 4 p.m. followed by the forum at 4:30, which will feature Trecina Green of the Mississippi Department of Education’s Office of Curriculum as the guest presenter.

Dr. David Butler, director of the International Development Doctoral Program at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, is conducting a survey of residents who lived on the Mississippi Gulf Coast when Hurricane Katrina struck in August 2005.

University of Southern Mississippi undergraduate and graduate students interested in participating in the fifth annual Student Research Colloquium have until Friday, April 8 at 11 p.m. to submit a research project for the event.

Teams from The University of Southern Mississippi and Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College will go head-to-head at the university’s College Quiz Bowl beginning at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 30, in the Fleming Education Center auditorium on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

More than 10 teams will compete throughout the day in 30-minute matches until the final two teams compete for the Golden Eagle trophy. The teams are comprised of three students and one faculty or staff member.

Declaring a major is one of the most important decisions in a college student’s academic career, and for that reason the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies and the College of Arts and Letters have developed the Major & Minor Exploration Fair to help students make an educated decision about selecting a major or minor at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Teachers and other speech professionals can gain valuable insight into multisensory teaching techniques by attending the Missing Links in Academics Seminar April 7-8 at the DuBard School for Language Disorders on The University of Southern Mississippi campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi College of Science and Technology will host “Meet the Deans” Tuesday, March 22 from 12:15-1:45 p.m. in front of Johnson Science Tower.  Students majoring in one of the college’s academic programs or taking a course in the sciences are invited to attend. Pizza and soft drinks will be served.

The nationally renowned University of Southern Mississippi Wind Ensemble will showcase in concert the student winners of the Southern Miss Bands Concerto Competition on March 24, at 7:30 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus.