November 23, 2014  

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A $10 million construction project has received approval from the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) allowing The University of Southern Mississippi to construct the 36,000 square foot Science Building on the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi will offer an online Sports Security Management Professional Certificate program Feb. 14-April 25.

The University of Southern Mississippi is growing greener with the naming of Jonathan Williams as its new Chief Sustainability Officer.

Editor Note:The letter given to President Martha Saunders may be accessed in PDF form at: www.usm.edu/budget. One paragraph has been redacted for matters of personnel privacy.

 

A committee of deans and faculty members at The University of Southern Mississippi has completed the appeals process for programs slated to be eliminated and presented its report to President Martha Saunders.

Bracco Diagnostics, a multi-national company with headquarters in Milan, Italy, is the newest tenant in The University of Southern Mississippi’s state-of-the-art science incubator known as The Accelerator.

Cynthia Render-Leach, human resources manager at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, recently received the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification through the Human Resources Certification Institute.

With the PHR certification, Render-Leach has met the high standards of education, experience and demonstrated knowledge established by the institute. To earn the PHR certification, professionals are required to meet specific eligibility requirements and pass a comprehensive written examination.

More than 100 students representing various organizations at The University of Southern Mississippi turned out Monday for a community service project in conjunction with the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.

Local artists and crafts vendors are invited to be part of the Southern Miss Jazz and Blues Festival Saturday, April 23 at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

Vendors who register by Tuesday, Feb. 1 are eligible for a $25 rate for the 10’ x 10’ space. After Feb. 1 the rate is $40.

A National Science Foundation (NSF) grant managed through The University of Southern Mississippi provides invaluable learning experiences for area high school students that include field trips to the Lake Thoreau nature preserve managed through the university’s Department of Biological Sciences.

Sponsors and exhibitors are lining up to be part of the 2nd Annual National Sports Safety and Security Conference and Exhibition set for Aug. 2-4 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans.

Dia R. Kelly, a University of Southern Mississippi senior from Lawrence County, received her bachelor of science degree in medical technology during the university’s fall Centennial Celebration Commencement Dec. 10. She was also honored that day for her achievement in a special ceremony recognizing medical technology graduates at the R.C. Cook University Union.

TiEasha Rogers-McCray, a University of Southern Mississippi senior from Hattiesburg, received her bachelor of science degree in medical technology during the university’s fall Centennial Celebration Commencement Dec. 10. She was also honored that day for her achievement in a special ceremony recognizing medical technology graduates at the R.C. Cook University Union.

Heather White Conner, a University of Southern Mississippi senior from Natchez, Miss., received her bachelor of science degree in medical technology during the university’s fall Centennial Celebration Commencement Dec. 10. She was also honored that day for her achievement in a special ceremony recognizing medical technology graduates at the R.C. Cook University Union.

Jamena Watson, a University of Southern Mississippi senior from Grenada, Miss., graduated with a bachelor’s degree in medical technology Dec. 10 during commencement exercises on the university’s Hattiesburg campus. She was also honored that day at the department’s annual certificate ceremony.

At Southern Miss, Watson was a member of ASCLS-MS, Beta Beta Beta National Honor Society, was a member and secretary for the Medical Technology Club; and a member of Alpha Alpha Alpha Sorority, Inc. She is the daughter of James Watson and Barbara Crump.

University of Southern Mississippi Distinguished University Professor Dr. Frances Karnes recently donated to the university’s Cook Library 65 of her books reflecting decades of her research and promotion of best practices in the field of gifted education.

For almost a quarter of a century, The University of Southern Mississippi Sea Camp has epitomized “fun learning” while introducing campers to the value of coastal habitats.

Five years after they were first introduced, The University of Southern Mississippi’s mini-session courses continue to be popular with both students and faculty members.

 

Providing greater flexibility in scheduling classes, mini-session courses include an accelerated learning situation in which students can focus intensively on course subject matter. Offered between semesters, the courses are in one or two week formats, with one-week sessions meeting daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Two-week sessions meet daily from 8 a.m. to noon, 1 - 5 p.m., or 6 - 10 p.m.

University of Southern Mississippi vocal student Elliot Yates hit the highest of notes on Thursday night as the big winner on the popular TV game show "Wheel of Fortune."

Katelyn Shaughnessy, a senior in the School of Nursing at The University of Southern Mississippi, recently received the $1,000 Sadler-Lions Club Scholarship presented by the Biloxi Lions Club.

In January of last year, the world watched as the small country of Haiti was rocked by a catastrophic earthquake that left thousands dead, millions homeless and communities in ruin. 

Noetic Technologies Inc., and The University of Southern Mississippi were recently awarded the John I. Rucker Community Innovation Leadership Award at the 11th Annual Conference on High Technology hosted by the Mississippi Technology Alliance.

A professor considered a technology education pioneer and an Honors College student with a 4.0 grade point average are The University of Southern Mississippi’s recipients of this year’s Higher Education Appreciation Day, Working for Academic Excellence (HEADWAE) award.

Dr. Alexander Russakovsky, associate professor of cello at The University of Southern Mississippi, will perform two cornerstone works for unaccompanied cello Sunday, Jan. 23 at 3 p.m. in the Fleming Education Center auditorium on the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

The performance, which is free and open to the public, will feature J. S. Bach’s Suite No. 2 in D Minor and the monumental Sonata Op. 8 by Hungarian composer, Zoltan Kodaly.

The Southern Mississippi Area Health Education Center, along with The University of Southern Mississippi and the Mississippi State Department of Health, will host the 2011 Health Awareness Day. The health and screening fair will take place Thursday, Jan. 20 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Fleming Education Center on the Southern Miss Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.