February 27, 2015  

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Donna Aldridge, a 1988 University of Southern Mississippi alumna, will have her memories of visiting Hattiesburg’s historic downtown post office as a child with her late father aired today on “The Story” at 7 p.m. on the networks of Mississippi Public Broadcasting (www.mpbonline.org).

The University of Southern MississippiGulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) will host an evening with award-winning nature photographer Tom Ulrich at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 3, in GCRL’s Caylor Auditorium.

The University of Southern Mississippi now finds itself in the company of Harvard, Princeton, Yale and Columbia as most popular schools in the United States as presented by U.S. News and World Report.

An historian whose compelling book on how the cotton industry shaped America’s economy and culture will be the guest presenter at the next University of Southern MississippiUniversity Forum Tuesday, March 1 at 6:30 p.m. in Stout Hall B.  Admission is free.

There’s a lot more to be learned than what is found in textbooks, as students from The University of Southern Mississippi discovered when taking part in Export University, which was held Feb. 23-24 on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach, Miss.

This summer would you like to visit another country that you’ve only seen on television or in pictures, witness its natural beauty firsthand, experience its culture and learn its history and language, all while earning academic credit?

The University of Southern Mississippioffers its students the opportunity to do just that. The Southern Miss Office of International Programs will host a summer study abroad interest meeting Wednesday, March 2 at 3:30 p.m. in the International Center, room 101.

What began as a simple research project five years ago between colleagues at The University of Southern Mississippi, has mushroomed into a major training and testing facility with global implications.


As the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) continues to evolve, recognition within the security industry grows as well. Recently, NCS4 Director Dr. Lou Marciani was recognized by Security magazine as one of the most influential people in security as part of an annual feature in the monthly publication.

Southern Miss Leadership Studies Program set for June 12-17

The Frances Karnes Center for Gifted Studies’ Leadership Studies Program will be held June 12-17 on the University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus. The one-week residential program is designed for students in grades 6 -11 who want to develop and enhance their leadership abilities.

Summer means hot temperatures, snow cones and the annual high school Drivers Education classes offered by the School of Human Performance and Recreationat The University of Southern Mississippi.

Drivers Education classes are offered from June 4 - 24, 2011 with sessions available in either the morning or afternoon. In order to take part, students must be at least 14 years old and entering the 9th grade in the fall to attend classes.

Three Paralegal Studies students from The University of Southern Mississippiwere recently honored by the Mississippi Paralegal Association (MPA) for sweeping all three places in the 2010 Student Essay Contest.

Budding inventors can test their creations as part of the Seventh Annual “Invent Your Future” competition set for April 26 at The Accelerator, The University of Southern Mississippi’s new business incubator.

With walking shoes tied and water in hand, University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast employees and students took to the streets of the Gulf Park campus for a one-mile walk to kick off WOW! (Working on Wellness), a program focused on developing healthier lifestyles at the university.

Members of the executive cabinet of The University of Southern Mississippi StudentGovernment Association (SGA) were chosen during elections held Tuesday on the Hattiesburg campus.

Newly elected officers include the following:

Erick Brown wants to help propel The University of Southern Mississippiforward. Tuesday, his fellow students gave him the chance to do just that, electing the junior from Columbus, Miss. president of its Student Government Association (SGA).

The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence, so the saying goes.


A “greener” home may also be on the other side of that fence, thanks to three University of Southern Mississippi alumni who are changing the way people think about “green” homes by producing an aesthetically pleasing product that includes smart energy use infrastructure in its construction.

Rachael Nicholson of Foley, Ala., has been named to 2010-11 Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Nicholson, a business administration major and Spanish minor, is the daughter of James and Jean Nicholson. She is a member of Southern Style, Pi Beta Phi Sorority, Eagle Ambassadors and Delta Sigma Pi. 

More than 100 students in grades 9-12 from high schools in central and south Mississippi will be on the University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus Wednesday to participate in the American Mathematics Competition. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the R.C. Cook University Union.

A variety of factors could have lead to the death of dolphin calves that recently washed up on the Mississippi shore, says a University of Southern Mississippi professor who conducts research on dolphins.

Doing business in the 21st century means even the smallest companies can, and often do, sell services and goods to a global market and need to be savvy to the intricate rules and regulations of exporting products.

University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast students and alumni will have the opportunity to meet with prospective employers at Career Night Thursday, March 3 from 4 – 6 p.m. in the Fleming Education Center rotunda at the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

Francesca Linthicum, graphic designer and communication specialist for The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, was the recipient of two silver ADDY awards at the Mississippi Gulf Coast American Advertising Federation awards show Feb. 19 at the Beau Rivage in Biloxi.

Linthicum received an award in the mixed media for local consumer category for her entry, “Welcome Week.” Her second award was for the entry, “Heart Walk Tee” in the public service for direct marketing category.

Elections are being held today on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus for Student Government Association executive officers, including president, vice-president, attorney general, treasurer and election commissioner.

Ruth Poe of Vicksburg, Miss., has been named to 2010-11 Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Poe, a history and psychology major, is the daughter of Will and Denice Poe. She is a member of the Honors College, Golden Key International Society, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, The Legacy, Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, the Ballroom Dance Club and the USM Choir.  She has participated in the British Studies and Vietnam Studies programs.