October 10, 2015  

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University of Southern Mississippi doctoral student Emily Cohen has parlayed her curiosity about nature and affinity for birds into a research fellowship with the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, Migratory Bird Center in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Robert Lyman has resigned from his position as provost at The University of Southern Mississippi, citing personal reasons, and will return to the faculty as a professor of psychology.

Donated books will brighten a child’s day as the Friends of University Libraries at The University of Southern Mississippi launches its first “Give a Child a New Book Day.” Assisting with the campaign are Deanna Favre, 2011 Honorary Chair, and Rev. Tommy Conway, 2011 Honorary Co-Chair, president of the Friends of University Libraries and pastor at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Hattiesburg.

The University of Southern Mississippi fall theatre season concludes with an upbeat, high energy musical when “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” is presented in conjunction with the School of Music at the Martha R. Tatum Theatre main stage, beginning Thursday, Nov. 17.

Students and teachers representing 16 high schools from the southern region of the state will converge on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus Dec. 2-3 for the South Mississippi High School Drama Festival.

Dr. Tom Lansford, academic dean and political science professor at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, wrote the chapter “Mississippi District 4: A Conservative Democrat Loses to a More Conservative Republican,”in the edited volume The Roads to Congress 2010 by Sean D. Foreman and Robert Dewhirst.

She already has an impressive list of accolades dotting her vita. But Dr. Kimberley Davis will achieve a goal long coveted by generations of musical artists when The University of Southern Mississippi faculty member performs as a guest soloist at world-renowned Carnegie Hall in New York City Feb. 19.


Just two weeks ago C-SPAN visited The University of Southern Mississippi as part of its Road to the White House 2012 bus tour. On Friday, the network that covers the nation’s political and legislative news returns to the Hattiesburg campus Friday, Nov. 18 to include a history class lecture as part of its programming.

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.