July 23, 2014  

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Even with a myriad of duties and issues demanding her attention as president of The University of Southern Mississippi, Dr. Martha Saunders remains engaged in the day to day life of its students.

Are you interested in learning more about popular scientific topics from experts in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere? Then pull up a chair at The University of Southern Mississippi’s new Science Café @ Cook Library.

As the 5-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaches, The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast continues its efforts to repair and rebuild the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach, along with the university’s teaching and research sites throughout the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

A wide grin crept across his face as University of Southern Mississippi senior Brandon Vice watched blood ooze from a vein in his left arm.

“My blood is sweet, that’s why they will be glad to have plenty of it,” said Vice, who participated in a blood drive co-sponsored by the university and United Blood Services on Tuesday, Aug. 24 at the R.C. Cook Union Building on campus.

Margaret Buttross-Brinegar, director of The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi wants her staff to be as prepared as possible for any emergency situations that might arise during the 2010-2011 academic year.

A partnership between The University of Southern Mississippi Center for Economic and Entrepreneurship Education (CEEE) and Lamar County schools has paid off with some national acclaim.

Mike Bonnette has been named the new Associate Director for Development of The University of Southern Mississippi Foundation as its development staff transitions from college-based fundraising to initiative-based fundraising.

A story of camaraderie, loss, rebirth, transformation, attraction and sacrifice will be presented Aug. 27-28 at the Centennial Dance Concert.

“Have You Passed Through This Night?” is unlike other University of Southern Mississippi dance concerts. The individual dances of this evening-length performance are combined to create a complete, interwoven viewing experience.

The University of Southern Mississippi has appointed Dr. Chris Crenshaw to serve as director of its Physical Plant, beginning Sept. 1. Crenshaw is currently director of the university’s Department of Residence Life, a position he has held the past five years.

A convincing sales pitch from her stepfather helped freshman Hilary Stanfield make the decision to attend The University of Southern Mississippi.

“He kept talking about how great it was here and how much fun he had as a student,” said Stanfield, a Columbia, Mo., native. “So I decided to come check it out, and I would have to agree that this is the place for me.”

Swine may not be so divine to the winner of a pig kissing contest at The University of Southern Mississippi, but the cause is worthy.

In support of this year’s annual Start! Heart Walk, set for Saturday, Sept. 25 at the university’s Pride Field, members of the university community will choose a campus celebrity in the “Kiss a Pig” fundraiser.

University of Southern Mississippi junior Ashley Barber freely admits that she neglected a wonderful opportunity by passing on a chance to live in the College of Business Honors House last year.

The accounting major from Picayune did not make the same mistake twice.