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According to United Nations figures, an estimated 2.5 million people around the world are in forced labor, including sexual exploitation, at any given time as a result of human trafficking. In an effort to shed light on this disturbing statistic, the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at The University of Southern Mississippi, partnered with Advocates for Freedom (AFF), will host a presentation of the film, "Sex + Money: A National Search for Human Worth” Nov. 21.

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop on Saturday, Nov. 19 for residents with and without disabilities in Forrest and surrounding counties.

Last month, University of Southern Mississippi voice instructor Maryann Kyle won rave reviews for her performance of “Sondheim in the City” in New York City.


Now, the cabaret-style production that showcases the multi-talented Kyle comes home to Hattiesburg for its only in-state performance this year on Saturday, Nov. 19 at the Mannoni Performing Arts Center. Showtime is 7:30 p.m.

University of Southern Mississippi President Martha D. Saunders took home the prestigious Stevie Award for Women in Business presented annually to top executives worldwide during ceremonies held Friday, Nov. 11, in New York City.

Kappa Sigma Fraternity at The University of Southern Mississippi recently made a donation of $1,500 to the Pink Ribbon Fund, which provides financial support for women receiving treatment for breast cancer.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Student Government Association (SGA) presents Eaglepalooza 2011 tonight on the Coca-Cola stage in downtown Hattiesburg, with the main stage located at the corner of Main and Pine Streets.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Human Performance and Recreation has partnered with the Gateway Program at Anatomies of Hattiesburg on a cutting-edge fitness referral program designed to improve patient wellness.

University of Southern Mississippi alumni made history in Tuesday’s state elections, with Phil Bryant becoming the first graduate of the university to win the governorship and Hattiesburg mayor Johnny DuPree running as the first African-American Democratic nominee for governor since the Reconstruction era.  

As the reality sank in that she had just captured the Miss Mississippi USA title, University of Southern Mississippi senior Myverick Garcia had a sobering thought: “Oh man, I hope I’m not one of those girls that cry.”

The University of Southern Mississippi chapter of the Association of Office Professionals (AOP) will hold its fall membership drive Thursday, Nov. 17 from 3-5 p.m. in the lobby of McLemore Hall. Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

Former Congressman Gene Taylor, whose career in the United States House of Representatives spanned more than 20 years, has donated all of his congressional documents to University Libraries at The University of Southern Mississippi.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Office of University Communications will open an information center on the Hattiesburg campus on Saturday, Nov. 12, from 4-6:30 p.m., prior to the Golden Eagles’ football game versus Central Florida.

The University of Southern Mississippi wants Pine Belt area residents to help ring in the holiday season as part of the 5th Annual Lighting the Way for the Holidays set for Sunday, Dec. 4 on the Hattiesburg campus.


Festivities begin at 6 p.m. in front of the Aubrey K. Lucas Administration Building. Sponsored by the Student Government Association, the event is free and open to the general public.

Beginning Wednesday, Nov. 23 the road between the Thad Cochran Center and Walker Science Building on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus will be closed to all vehicular traffic, except for emergency, service and delivery vehicles.

The College of Education and Psychology at The University of Southern Mississippi will host an accreditation visit by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) in March 2012. 

The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and the Office of Community Service Learning (OCSL) at The University of Southern Mississippi are sponsoring a variety of canned food collection drives Nov. 12 -20 as part of “Let’s SAAC Hunger” week.

The Davis Orton Gallery in Hudson, N.Y. has named University of Southern Mississippi adjunct faculty member Betty Press’ book I Am Because We Are: African Wisdom In Image and Proverb as being among 20 outstanding photobooks produced in 2011.

Nervous excitement ultimately turned into relaxing enjoyment for a group of Oak Grove High students who participated in a day of job shadowing at The Institute for Disability Studies (IDS) at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Proceeds in the amount of $10,000 were raised at this year’s 13th annual Shell Finish Line/Southern Miss Alumni Association Golf Tournament, held Oct. 21 at the Hattiesburg Country Club, the official club of the Alumni Association. The funds will be used to support the one-time, $1,000 Robert D. Pierce II Legacy Scholarships at The University of Southern Mississippi.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Library will host a book talk and signing with local author Terry I. Miles Wednesday, Nov. 16 from 2 – 4 p.m. in the library, room 204 at the Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach.

Three University of Southern Mississippi students were delegates to the United States Military Academy’s (USMA) annual National Conference on Ethics in America (NCEA), held recently in West Point, N.Y.

The transition to adult health care can be a challenging and stressful time for youth with special health care needs.


The Institute for Disability Studies at The University of Southern Mississippi is striving to make the transition a smooth one through a pair of important awareness projects during the month of November.

As six winners from the Southern Miss Comcast Golf Classic get ready to take the green in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Sunday, Nov. 13, University of Southern Mississippi students are also reaping the rewards from another successful golf tournament.