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Wonderful performances and beautiful decorations will usher in the holiday spirit with a magical family event on Dec. 2 in the Hattiesburg Lake Terrace Convention Center.

The University of Southern Mississippi has accepted an invitation to play in the third annual Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl in St. Petersburg, Fla., Dec. 21, against an opponent from the Big East Conference.

Holiday cheer will be overflowing during the fourth annual “Lighting the Way” celebration on Wednesday, Dec. 1 at The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus.

The program gets underway at 6 p.m. with vocal performances, free hot chocolate, photos with Seymour and the official lighting of the Christmas tree.

Eleanor Clift, one of Washington’s best known journalists, will present“Countdown to 2012: the Road Ahead” at The University of Southern Mississippi Forum Lecture Series Nov. 30 at 6:30 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus.

Southern Miss students and employees are currently unable to receive calls from off campus or make calls to off-campus numbers through university land line phones due to technical difficulties experienced by service provider AT&T. The company is working to correct the problem.

Until this matter is resolved, phone calls may be made phone-to-phone via campus land lines. In case of an emergency, University Police may be reached by dialing 6-4986, but NOT through the 911 emergency phone system.

Please note other campus phone systems may be out of order at this time, including the following:

·         Elevator emergency phones

·         Code Blue phones

·         Emergency call phones in residence halls

For more information, contact University Police at 601.266.4986 or University Communications at 601.266.4499.

Traditional South Mississippi musicians will showcase their talents during the 12th season of the Roots Reunion live radio show from 7-9 p.m. Dec. 4 at Hattiesburg’s historic Saenger Theater.

The rich and varied culture-based artistic traditions of Native Americans will be showcased at the inaugural Southeastern American Indian Festival on Saturday, Dec. 4 in Ocean Springs, Miss.

In the wake of the Nov. 14 shooting which left three University of Southern Mississippi students wounded, representatives from Southern Miss, the City of Hattiesburg, Hattiesburg Police Department, University Police Department and the Hattiesburg Fire Department have formed a committee looking for ways to keep entertainment seekers safe while having fun in the Hub City.

Mary Libby Payne believes Joseph Anderson Cook, her grandfather and the first president of The University of Southern Mississippi, would share her deep pride in how far the institution has come from its humble beginnings as a teacher’s college.

Cook might not have imagined, but surely would be delighted, that his granddaughter will serve as the commencement speaker for the university’s fall Centennial Celebration Commencement Friday, Dec. 10 at Reed Green Coliseum on the Hattiesburg campus.

College of Business students at The University of Southern Mississippi collected more than 2,100 items in a canned food drive to benefit the Edwards Street Fellowship Center in Hattiesburg.

Sports security professionals will have an opportunity to share ideas and discuss best-practice strategies as part of an Industry Day set for Jan. 19 at the SAIC McLean Conference Center in McLean, Virginia.

It’s been a frenzied pace since Saturday for the Pride of Mississippi Marching Band and The University of Southern Mississippi Dixie Darlings in their efforts to get to New York City for this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

UPDATE: Jones, Smith discharged from local hospital; Green listed in "good" condition

Proving that hearts within the Southern Miss family are stronger than ever, fans have continued to send well-wishes through written messages, cyber greetings and monetary means for injured Golden Eagles Martez Smith, Tim Green and Deddrick Jones.

The three football players, all majoring in interdisciplinary studies, were shot in the early morning hours of Nov. 14 following an altercation at a Hattiesburg nightclub.

University of Southern Mississippi President Martha Saunders today announced the restructuring of the institution’s Office of Communications, including the hiring of Jim Coll as Chief Communications Officer.

More than 650 students representing high schools from the southern region of the state will gather on The University of Southern Mississippi campus Dec. 3-4 to perform a variety of renowned plays as part of the Mississippi High School Drama Festival.

More than 3.5 million television viewers worldwide will watch The University of Southern Mississippi Pride of Mississippi Marching Band and Dixie Darlings make debut appearances in New York City at the 84th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.