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Faculty Dance Concert May 1-3 at 7:30 p.m. There will also be a performance on May 2 at 2 p.m. All shows will take place in the Theatre and Dance Building, Room 115. Admission is $5 for the public.

The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Dance’s Dance Student Showcase will be presented Sunday, May 4 at 2 p.m. in Studio 115 of the Theatre and Dance Building. The event is supported by two student groups, the USM National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) Student Chapter and Chi Tau Epsilon.

Southern Miss Director of Athletics Bill McGillis is proud to announce the hiring of Doc Sadler as the 20th head men’s basketball coach in school history.

Since 2001, the Luckyday Citizenship Scholars Program has impacted the lives of more than 1,400 students at The University of Southern Mississippi through the gift of scholarship, service, leadership and community engagement.

 

In April 2014, the Luckyday Foundation renewed funding for the program at Southern Miss for another four years with a gift commitment of $6.9 million to The University of Southern Mississippi Foundation. This gift will provide 75 incoming freshmen with $5,000-per-year scholarships, which are renewable for three years after the students’ freshman year, provided they continue to meet eligibility requirements.

Holmes Adams, a successful Mississippi attorney whose work with the Luckyday Foundation helps provide opportunities for students to attend The University of Southern Mississippi and U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo, a Southern Miss alumnus and supporter, will be the spring commencement speakers at the University’s celebrations in Hattiesburg and on the Gulf Coast, respectively. Approximately 1,800 students are candidates for degrees at the University this semester.

For the third consecutive year, a portion of the proceeds from the Spraberry-Schankin Memorial Trout Tournament has been donated to the University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) to support fisheries research. 

The University of Southern Mississippi College of Arts and Letters and the Center for Undergraduate Research (CUR) co-hosted the 2014 Undergraduate Symposium on Research and Creative Activity recently on the Southern Miss Hattiesburg campus.

BILOXI, Miss. – The United Way of South Mississippi recently hosted its annual Volunteer Recognition Awards Breakfast at the Beau Rivage in Biloxi to honor volunteers who contribute to the organization’s success. Southern Miss Gulf Park campus employees, Edward McCormack, associate dean and professor for Gulf Coast Libraries, and Christy Elias, coordinator of student development and leadership, were among those recognized.

The University of Southern Mississippi has granted an exclusive license to an international company for multiple pieces of USM proprietary intellectual property to be used in software development to produce custom simulation modeling and training systems for sport stadiums, arenas and other venues.

 

The Leadership for Crime Prevention class at The University of Southern Mississippi and the Schafer Center for Crisis Prevention invites everyone to a special fundraising event “Break the Silence” from 7-11 p.m. on Friday, May 2 at the Student Union Baptist Lawn.

Shelia White, director of University Communications, and Charmaine Schmermund, assistant director of public relations, at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Office of University Communications received two professional awards at the 2014 Public Relations Association of Mississippi (PRAM) Awards Banquet in Hattiesburg.

Because of inclement weather expected for the Hattiesburg area today, the exhibit opening for "Pictures that Made a Difference:  The Civil Rights Movement," a rare set of photographs by Charles Moore, has been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 30 at 6:30 p.m. in College Hall room 104 on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus. It will be on display in College Hall  until Sept. 15.

University of Southern Mississippi operations on the Hattiesburg campus will close at 12:30 p.m. today (Tuesday, April 29)  as a result of anticipated severe weather conditions in the Pine Belt this afternoon. Operations at the Southern Miss Gulf Park campus and additional locations will continue as regularly scheduled.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Library is currently exhibiting artwork created by members of the university’s faculty and staff. The exhibit will be on display through the end of May and a reception honoring the artists will be held Thursday, May 29 from 3 – 5 p.m. in room 204 of the library, located on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

The College of Nursing at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach is accepting applications for admission into the spring 2015 class for the baccalaureate of nursing degree program. The deadline for applications is September 1, 2014.

The United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a U.S. District Court’s favorable ruling for The University of Southern Mississippi in a discrimination lawsuit filed by a former graduate student at the University.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation (CLTT), in collaboration with the 184th Sustainment Command, will present a free webinar “Logistics within the Mississippi National Guard” at 9 a.m. on Thursday, June 5.

Karolyne Rehner, a therapeutic recreation senior in The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Human Performance and Recreation, was inducted into the Center for Community and Civic Engagement Student Hall of Fame at the center’s Annual Awards Ceremony on April 22, 2014.
 

“Pictures that Made a Difference:  The Civil Rights Movement,” a rare set of photographs by Charles Moore, will be on display in College Hall on the Hattiesburg campus of the University of Southern Mississippi from April 29 to Sept. 15.

The University of Southern Mississippi will host the Gulf Coast Celebration of the Inauguration of Dr. Rodney D. Bennett as the tenth president of the university on Thursday, May 1, from 4 – 6 p.m. in the Hardy Hall ballroom on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

The University of Southern Mississippi will welcome some of the most renowned poets in the country to its Hattiesburg campus when the Department of English hosts the 2014 Moorman Symposium May 2-3.

The University of Southern Mississippi is hoping to gain valuable input regarding mid-and-long-range needs from campus constituents and members of the Hattiesburg community during a pair of open forums scheduled for Tuesday, April 29 and Wednesday, April 30.

Some 376 miles from the Gulf of Mexico sharks were spotted in downtown Memphis, Tenn. But not to worry, these sharks were preserved specimens taken to Memphis area elementary and middle schools as part of an outreach program by the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory’s Marine Education Center (MEC).

He’s not just the best in Mississippi. Now, University of Southern Mississippi U.S. Army Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC) cadet and National Guardsman Sgt. William Landrum is also the top solider in the Southeast.