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It took one week for University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast students, faculty, staff and administrators to transform a building battered by Hurricane Katrina into a canvas of art to be admired.

Faculty, staff and students at The University of Southern Mississippi are invited to attend the 2010 Fall Convocation set for 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 14 in Bennett Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus.

Highlights of the agenda will include a State of the University address by President Martha Saunders and a year-in-review video of campus events. Refreshments will be provided following the program.

Offices on the Hattiesburg campus will close if possible, but classes will continue as scheduled. Faculty and staff are encouraged to make every effort to attend.

For those in the Southern Miss family who cannot attend, the event will be Webcast. The live stream will be active approximately 15 minutes before the event begins.

Dr. Tim Rehner, director of the School of Social Work at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been selected to participate in a special program sponsored by the Social Work Leadership Institute at the New York Academy of Medicine.

Renowned singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett took a break from his busy schedule to spend some time on the Southern Miss campus with university President Martha Saunders.

A home football game tradition continues at its new home when the Friday Night at the Fountain concert and pep rally kicks off at 7 p.m. this Friday, Sept. 10 at the Centennial Green, located at the site of the old University Commons on the campus of The University of Southern Mississippi.

Friday Night at the Fountain will begin with a concert by the Southern Miss student group S.M.A.S.H. from 7-9 p.m., which will be followed by a pep rally featuring the Southern Miss Cheerleaders, Dixie Darlings, Golden Eagles mascot Seymour, a member of the Southern Miss football coaching staff and the Pride of Mississippi Marching Band.

Elections will be held Tuesday, Sept. 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The University of Southern Mississippi to elect a queen and her court for Southern Miss’ Centennial Celebration Homecoming, as well as Mr. and Miss Southern Miss.  The elections are coordinated by the Student Government Association (SGA).

What would the party of the century be without a delicious menu of food from the past 100 years of American dining?

It was easier said than done, but Lake Terrace Convention Center Executive Chef Carmen Hardy Ford designed a menu of gourmet treats for the University of Southern MIssissippi 2010 Centennial Arts Gala.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory Natural History Museum has received a National Science Foundation grant to catalogue invertebrate specimens from the northern Gulf of Mexico.

Fans attending Saturday’s football game between The University of Southern Mississippi and Prairie View A&M can report any disruptive or suspicious behavior right from their seats at M.M. Roberts Stadium.

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop on Saturday, Sept. 25 for residents with and without disabilities in Forrest, Lamar and surrounding counties.

One of the most prominent painters in South Mississippiwill present his latest work in a solo exhibit from Sept. 9-Oct. 9 in The University of Southern Mississippi Museum of Art.

The deadline is approaching to contribute to the “Kiss a Pig” contest, giving University of Southern Mississippi students, faculty and staff a chance to support a great cause while bidding for a campus leader to be chosen to kiss a live pig.

The University of Southern Mississippi Student Government Association will host a student town hall meeting from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 14 in Ballroom I of the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg campus.

Southern President Martha Saunders, SGA President Kasey Mitchell, members of the Executive Cabinet, plus University Priorities Committee chairpersons will be on hand to discuss the proposed university budget reductions for 2012.

Students will have an opportunity to ask questions and voice their concerns.

For the third consecutive year, The University of Southern Mississippi has experienced a record enrollment of freshmen students plus a record number of total students enrolled.

Retired Army Lt. Gen. Russel L. Honoré, renowned for his forceful, productive leadership during the Hurricane Katrina recovery effort, will be the guest speaker for the Issues and Answers Lecture Series presented by The Sun Herald, The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast College of Arts and Letters and the Centennial Celebration Committee on Tuesday, Sept 7.

Fashion and fun are bringing The University of Southern Mississippi’s Katrina Research Center and the Gulf Coast Women’s Center for Nonviolence together to raise money and awareness for an important cause.

A small group of students from The University of Southern Mississippi took advantage of a big opportunity as recent participants in the Emerging Minority Business Leaders (EMBL) program held on the campus West Liberty University in West Liberty, W. Va.

Philanthropist Charles Guidroz has parlayed his appreciation for the DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi into a donor advised fund through The Greater PineBelt Community Foundation.