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Experts in banking, finance and economic development will converge as part of Impact Southern Miss: Turning Knowledge into Innovation set for Jan. 20 at the Trent Lott National Center for Excellence in Economic Development and Entrepreneurship.

Due to a winter weather system that has the potential to cause hazardous conditions in the Pine Belt area overnight, The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus will be closed until noon tomorrow, Monday, Jan. 10.

 

Southern Miss Gulf Coast operations will continue on their regular schedule tomorrow.

Students, faculty and staff are asked to monitor news about weather conditions on local radio and television and through the Internet. For updates about the weather’s impact on the Hattiesburg campus visit www.usm.edu/news

The University of Southern Mississippi Police Department continues to monitor the potential for inclement weather predicted for the Pine Belt and its impact on the university.

The University of Southern Mississippi Police Department advises members of the campus community to be aware of the potential for inclement winter weather conditions forecast for Sunday, Jan. 9, and to monitor weather news updates on local radio and television newscasts, as well as through the Internet.

                               

When looking for the best method to test their EventSecure software, officials at e-VERIFILE.COM, Inc., sought assistance from the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi.

The University of Southern Mississippi has been honored with the prestigious Carnegie Community Engagement Classification for the many ways in which its students, faculty, staff and programs engage and enhance the people and places of South Mississippi and beyond.

The University of Southern Mississippi School of Music will blend two popular disciplines when it hosts the inaugural Vocal Arts and Science Symposium on the Hattiesburg campus January 21-22.

High school students from across the state will converge on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus Friday, Jan. 28 to participate in the second annual Polymer Science High School Competition. It will be held in the Polymer Science Research Center from 7:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m., concluding with an awards ceremony.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Community and Civic Engagement has been awarded the Mississippi Service Learning Program (MSSLP) grant, administered by Learn and Serve America (LSA) and funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). The award runs through 2013.

Four South Mississippi high schools performed well enough in regional competition last month to earn spots in the state drama festival set for Jan. 13-16 in Meridian, Miss.

University of Southern Mississippi visiting assistant professor and designer Kyle White was recently accepted into the prestigious Society of Illustrators’ annual exhibition and publication for his work “Good Game.”

 

White submitted his work to the Illustrators 53 competition, which is the premier showcase for illustrators and animators worldwide held by the Society of Illustrators. “Good Game” will also be featured in the Illustrators 53 annual publication America’s Original Annual of Illustration, in addition to being exhibited at The Museum of American Illustration in New York City Jan. 5 – March 27.

Students in the creative marketing course at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast took their creative freedom and ran with it for a project partnership involving Gulfport BoardSports, a locally owned water sport company.

As part of its mission to keep training and preparedness at the forefront, the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi has partnered with NVision Solutions to install the new NVTouch computer technology.

Aubrey K. Lucas, President Emeritus and Professor of Higher Education at the University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Miss., recently received a meritorious service award from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) during its annual conference held in Louisville, Ky.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Autism Project, a $1.3 million program developed through a partnership between the university and the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE), opened its doors on Friday, Dec. 10 allowing the public to view what educational opportunities are available to those affected by autism.

Gary Marchand has already climbed to the rank of chief executive officer and president of Memorial Hospital in Gulfport, Miss. But he isn’t content to let his administrative career languish in neutral.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Southern Chorale and its men’s a cappella ensemble, Spirit of Southern, will perform throughout Jamaica during a special concert tour Jan. 6-13.

A total of 1,199 students were candidates for graduation at The University of Southern Mississippi Friday, including a young man by the name of Austin Davis.

Mary Libby Payne’s commencement address Friday at The University of Southern Mississippi included her own words, but they also reflected the timeless values and spirit of humanity passed on by her grandfather, Joe Cook, the university’s first president. 

The University of Southern Mississippi has proven to be an exception to the rule concerning graduation rates for black and white football players, according to a new study released Monday.

Just in time for the holiday season, theUniversity of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra presents Bringing the World to Mississippi, a beautiful coffee-table-style book chronicling the history of the state’s oldest symphony orchestra from 1919-2010.