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Sea Camp registration is in full swing accepting registrations for its 24th consecutive year as a popular marine science day camp for children ages 6-13.

 

The focus of this year’s camp is threatened and endangered marine species. Campers will learn to fish, crab, seine and sieve at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory Marine Education Center in Ocean Springs. Registration for this year’s event closes May 13.

A comprehensive forum discussion on risk management will kick off the 2011 National Sport Safety and Security Conference & Exhibition set for Aug. 2-4 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans, La.

The Women’s Studies Program at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast hosted a day-long educational event for high school junior and senior girls interested in achieving higher education.

The University of Southern Mississippiis in the process of conducting a nationwide search for a dean to take the helm of its College of Arts and Letters.

 

Dr. Denise von Herrmann, who became dean in July 2008 after having served as interim dean for 18 months, has accepted the position of Provost at Oglethorpe Universityin Atlanta, Ga. Her last day with Southern Miss will be June 30.

South Mississippi musicians will showcase their talents at Roots Reunion, a live radio show, from 7- 9 p.m. Saturday, April 16 in Hattiesburg’s Historic Saenger Theatre.

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.

Gulf Coast Research Lab’sEarth Day coordinatorStephanie Taylor and Southern Miss graduate student Ryan Vandermeulen test two Remote Operated Vehicles (ROVs) in a pool Friday in preparation for the lab’s Earth Day Celebration, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, April 16.

A University of Southern Mississippi professor renowned internationally for his research on dolphin behavior and cognition will be the featured speaker for the next Science Café at Starbucks coffee shop in Cook Library Monday, April 18 from 6-7:30 p.m.

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.

Megan Poole of Pearl, Miss., was recently cast as a female understudy in the musical production, “Smokey Joe’s Cafe” at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Poole, a sophomore theatre major, is the daughter of Peter and Cindy Poole of Pearl, 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.

The University of Southern Mississippi School of Human Performance & Recreation, in conjunction with the Department of Athletics, will host USA Weightlifting’s Level 1 sports performance coach certificate course May 21-22 on the Hattiesburg campus.

­­Seven executives from Hearst Television, Inc. will visit The University of Southern Mississippi School of Mass Communication and Journalism Friday, April 15.

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.

With the precision, determination and mission of a World War II fighter squadron, The University of Southern Mississippi School of Music teamed with a radio-controlled (RC) airplane enthusiast and a former Tuskegee Airman to both make and preserve a part of American history.

 

It all began when Jeff Williams, who flies the radio-controlled blimp at Golden Eagle basketball games, took a liking to the Southern Miss Pep Band which performs at those games. Williams later approached Dr. Michael Miles, director of the School of Music, to see if he would coordinate the arrangement and recording of the Tuskegee Airmen Fight Song from World War II.

The longest-running musical revue in Broadway history will end The University of Southern Mississippi’s theatre season beginning at 7:30 p.m. Thursday., April 14 in the Gilbert F. Hartwig Theatre.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi Percussion Ensemble will present a free concert at 7:30 p.m. April 20 at the Mannoni Performing Arts Center on the Hattiesburg campus.

Dr. Jamye Foster, assistant professor of marketing at The University of Southern Mississippi, wants to show her students that “you don’t have to live in New York or Los Angeles to make a living as a high-profile professional.”

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.

The general consensus among health care professionals is that Mississippi will remain near the bottom of major health-related statistics unless a unified effort is made to combat the problem.

 

With collaboration as the overarching theme, The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Health has taken the lead role in planning and organizing the first Mississippi Health Summit set for April 29 at the Trent Lott National Center for Excellence in Economic Development and Entrepreneurship.

The Rochelle Harper Band, Southern Miss Faculty Jazz Quintet, Jerry Ball Jazz and Blues Quintet, and Jason Ricci are all gearing up for The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast 3rd annual Jazz and Blues Festival to be held Saturday, April 23.