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Update: One released from hospital; others listed in "good" condition

A highly coordinated manhunt ended Friday night with the apprehension of Travis “Taurus” Brown, who is suspected of shooting three University of Southern Mississippi students in the early morning hours of Nov. 14.

Brown, 29, was arrested without incident at a residence on Broad Street in Hattiesburg about 8:30 p.m. He is charged with three counts of aggravated assault in the shooting of Southern Miss football players Martez Smith, Tim Green and Deddrick Jones.

Noted author and educator Dr. Jinx Coleman Broussard credits a passion for communication as the key ingredient to a successful career that led to her induction into The University of Southern Mississippi School of Mass Communication and Journalism (MCJ) Hall of Fame.

Fans who want to leave a get-well message for three University of Southern Mississippi students injured in a recent off-campus shooting incident can do so Saturday from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the Barnes and Noble bookstore on the Hattiesburg campus before the Southern Miss – Houston game.

Researchers at The University of Southern Mississippi have been awarded an $80,000 grant to study the psychosocial impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster on Mississippi Gulf Coast residents.

Jessica Harris gazed up from her wheelchair barely able to contain the emotions pouring from a heart that desperately needs replacing.

“I just can’t believe that all of this is for me. It makes me feel very special,” said Harris, 17, the guest of honor at a birthday party/fundraiser sponsored by the Southern Miss Civitan Club on Wednesday, Nov. 17 at the university Union building.

Members of The University of Southern Mississippi’s custodial staff are heeding the call of the United Way to Live United.

The Southern Miss employees recently joined to designate their donation, totaling nearly $200, to the university’s United Way Campaign in support of the Shafer Center for Crisis Intervention.

The University of Southern Mississippi will close its 2010 Centennial Celebration with performances by the Southern Miss Gulf Coast Civic Chorale. Having performed earlier in the year to welcome the centennial, the chorale will now commemorate the special occasion with “Holiday Celebration – A Centennial Celebration.”

Members of The University of Southern Mississippi’s custodial staff are heeding the call of the United Way to Live United.

The Southern Miss employees recently joined to designate their donation, totaling nearly $200, to the university’s United Way Campaign in support of the Shafer Center for Crisis Intervention.

Funk, Afro-Latin and swing music will all be on the menu for the Jazz Lab Band I concert at 7:30 p.m. Fri., Nov. 19 on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus.

Dr. Michael DeArmey, professor of philosophy, will deliver the Charles W. Moorman Distinguished Alumni Professorship lecture at 1:45 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 19 in Gonzales Auditorium at The University of Southern Mississippi.

A University of Southern Mississippi alumna will be on the Hattiesburg campus to sign copies of her popular book on Hurricane Katrina Thursday, Nov. 18 from 5-7 p.m. and Friday Nov. 19 from 4-6 p.m. at Barnes and Noble bookstore.

The DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi is accepting applications for its unique out-client Language Enhancement and Achievement Program (LEAP).

(Update: All Still Hospitalized in Fair Condition)

Three Jeff Davis County residents are in custody and police are seeking a fourth suspect in the shooting of three University of Southern Mississippi students early Sunday morning at a Hattiesburg nightclub.

University of Southern Mississippi President Martha Saunders sent out a message to the campus community earlier today regarding the off-campus shooting of three football players. Read the full text here.

In the aftermath of the BP oil disaster, many are still wondering about the effects of the spill on the Gulf Coast.  

The University of Southern Mississippi and Mississippi Humanities Council will hold a conference titled “Water World: The Effects of the BP Disaster,” Friday, Nov. 19 at the Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center in Ocean Springs. The conference is free and open to the public.

Some of the top high school students from across the state and region visited The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus on Friday for Honors Days hear from faculty, staff and students about the benefits of an education from Southern Miss.

Want to know how to say ‘Happy Birthday USM – 100 Years!” in a different language? Then join The University of Southern Mississippi as it celebrates International Education Week Thursday, Nov. 18 on the Hattiesburg campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi has confirmed three of its student athletes were injured in an off-campus incident shortly before 2 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 14, in Hattiesburg, Miss.

The three, all football players, were listed in fair condition as of 1 p.m. Sunday, according to a medical official.