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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.

On the heels of a controversial immigration reform bill making its way through the Mississippi Legislature, political, academic and civic leaders will examine the issue of immigration in Mississippi during a panel discussion at The University of Southern Mississippi March 25.

Renowned painter, sculptor and Mississippi native William Dunlap will visit Hattiesburg and The University of Southern Mississippi for a special lecture at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 29 in Bennett Auditorium.

Dr. David Barlow, a widely published and highly regarded expert on emotional disorders and clinical research methodology, will be the featured speaker for The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Psychology’s annual Hildman Colloquium at 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 23, in the Thad Cochran Center, Ballroom II.

The American Advertising Federation (AAF), Mississippi Gulf Coast chapter, honored 13 University of Southern Mississippigraphic design students at its annual dinner last month at the Beau Rivage Casino in Biloxi.

A renewed emphasis on local farming, including small gardens established and cultivated by individuals in their own backyards, can improve the financial and physical health of the country.

 

That was the message from Allan Nation, featured speaker at Wednesday’s first spring 2011 semester EcoEagle Lecture at The University of Southern Mississippi,sponsored by the university’s Office of Sustainability.

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Tennessee Williams’ birth, The University of Southern MississippiDepartment of Theatre and Dance will produce what many consider a masterpiece by one of America’s greatest playwrights.

 

“A Streetcar Named Desire” hits the stage of the Martha R. Tatum Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 24 on the Hattiesburg campus.

Dr. Marie Danforth, professor in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at the University of Southern Mississippi, will discuss Maya culture and some recent major findings at the next Science Café Monday, March 21, 2011 from 6-7:30 p.m. A portion of the NOVA film, “Cracking the Maya Code,” will be viewed.

Right off the bat, football comes to mind when the words “strength and conditioning” are mentioned. But baseball players also benefit from regimens of that nature provided by coaches who specialize in fitness training.

 

Dr. Brian Gearity, assistant professor in the Department of Human Performance and Recreation at The University of Southern Mississippi, hopes to shed more light on the intricacy of strength and conditioning in Major League Baseball as part of a current research project.

Barbara Ross, director of union and programs at The University of Southern Mississippi, was honored by the Association of College Unions International (ACUI) with its Emeritus Award at its annual Community Builders Awards Ceremony, held March 1 in Chicago.

As part of an ongoing effort to prepare graduates for the business world, Career Services at The University of Southern Mississippi used its annual Spring Etiquette Dinner as a platform for polishing students’ employability.

A noted researcher on economic development will be the keynote speaker for The University of Southern Mississippi’s annual Graduate Student Research Symposium Friday, March 18 from 8 am – 5 p.m. in the Thad Cochran Center.