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Local and leading talent will combine in the Southern Miss Activities Council (SMAC) third annual Eagle Jam and Taste of the ‘Burg at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 31 on Pride Field.

Local artists and crafts vendors are invited to be part of the 6th Annual Southern Miss Jazz and Blues Festival on Saturday, April 4, at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Research Initiative on Social Justice and Equity (RISE), Office of Multicultural Programs and Services, and Student Association of Social Workers will sponsor Social Justice Movie Night Tuesday, Feb. 3 at 5:30 p.m. in Gonzales Auditorium (room 108) of the Liberal Arts Building on the Hattiesburg campus. The featured movie is “Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek.” Admission is free and refreshments will be provided.

Homelessness is a devastating experience for women and children. The Project Recovery Rapid Re-housing program administered by The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies (IDS) is available to assist homeless families of women and children in Forrest, Adams, Pike, Lauderdale and Marion counties.

The University of Southern Mississippi will welcome guest lecturer Carey Fee, a doctoral candidate at Florida State University, who will present “Trail Mix: How Pilgrims and Politics Shaped Sacred Monuments of Medieval Europe.” The lecture will be held Thursday, Jan. 29 at 5:30 p.m. at the Gallery of Art and Design in the George Hurst Building on the Hattiesburg campus. The event is free and open to the public.

University Police have arrested two individuals in connection with a call made to the UPD Wednesday morning regarding possible weapons displayed on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus. One of those taken into custody is a Southern Miss student, Elijah Culpepper, 21, of Hattiesburg who was booked into Forrest County Regional Jail this afternoon.

An award-winning journalist who made civil rights history in higher education will be the guest speaker for the spring 2015 Armstrong-Branch Lecture at The University of Southern Mississippi.

 

Charlayne Hunter-Gault, one of two students to desegregate then all-white University of Georgia in 1961, will present “From Closed Doors to Open Roads: A Journalist’s Journey” Tuesday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium.  

Interest has been so significant in The University of Southern Mississippi’s initial MBA online classes that College of Business officials will offer the entire program through an online delivery format by 2016. Students can start now to take two classes per term and complete the MBA program in approximately two years.

Kristen Dupard and Jeremy Moore, students at The University of Southern Mississippi, have been selected to attend the 2015 Clinton Global Initiative University (CGIU), set for March 6-8 at the University of Miami.

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop Saturday, Jan. 31, for any residents of Warren and surrounding counties interested in buying a home.

Three acclaimed writers will be the featured guests this spring as part of the Visiting Writers Series at The University of Southern Mississippi. Hosted by the Center for Writers in the Department of English, the dates for the series are set for Jan. 28, Mar. 4 and Apr. 22. All readings are free and open to the public and will be held on the Hattiesburg campus in the Liberal Arts Building, room 108.

Dr. Tom Lansford, professor of political science at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus, is editor for the “Political Handbook of the World 2014.”

University of Southern Mississippi graduate students Ann Rodio and Alexandria Camp will serve as hosts of a special Pre-Valentine’s Day Ballroom Dance for residents of Alden Pointe Assisted Living & Memory Care from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 31.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Military Veterans, Service Members and Families will hold an open house from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 30. The center is located at 3503 Morningside Drive on the Hattiesburg campus.

(UPDATED): This story was updated on Friday, Jan. 23, to reflect additional charges filed on Thursday, Jan. 22 which also resulted in an increase in bond for the accused.

 

A University of Southern Mississippi student was arrested by University Police Jan. 20 in connection with a domestic abuse case.

The University of Southern Mississippi is now accepting applications for the Master of Education in dyslexia therapy program beginning this summer. This will be the second cohort of students entering the nationally recognized and accredited program.

Dr. Justin Barrett of Fuller Theological Seminary will present "Is Religious Belief Natural? The Relevance of Cognitive Science to Faith” Tuesday, Jan. 27 at 6:30 p.m. at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Thad Cochran Center, Ballroom I, to open the spring 2015 Honors Forum series.

The University of Southern Mississippi's popular lecture series, Philosophical Fridays, will resume Jan. 27 for the spring 2015 semster. This series was launched by the Department of Philosophy and Religion in 2012 and regularly features scholars who share their diverse beliefs and knowledge in philosophy and religion. All lectures will be held on the Southern Miss Hattiesburg campus and are free and open to the public, thanks to generous support from the Mississippi Humanities Council (MHC).

Regaining faith in humanity can happen in many possible forms. John Mark Lawler, assistant professor of graphic design at The University of Southern Mississippi, found it while backpacking and meeting pilgrims of various faiths on the Camino de Santiago in Spain.

An exhibition by Lawler: “Photographs from a Pilgrim’s Perspective” will open Thursday, Jan. 22 at 5:30 p.m. and will be held in the Gallery of Art and Design in the George Hurst Building until Feb. 18.

The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Theatre will kick off the 2015 Blaine Quarnstrom Playwright Series with a Q&A session with this year’s featured playwright, Guillermo Reyes.  The first Q&A session is Thursday, Jan. 22 at 7:30 p.m. in Tatum Theatre of the Theatre and Dance Building. This session will focus on the playwright’s specific works, creative journey, learning experiences and approaches. A reception will follow in the lobby.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s British Studies Program is marking four decades since it began providing students a global and transforming educational experience that lasts a lifetime.

 

During the summer 2015 semester, 16 courses will be offered through the BSP and four of the university’s Colleges, including Arts & Letters, Business, Education and Psychology, and Health. Most classes are taught by Southern Miss faculty and also feature lectures and presentations by some of England’s top scholars and business and political leaders.

Sales and Marketing Professionals – Pine Belt, (SMP) have announced the class of professionals and businesses to be honored in the 2015 Awards Program. The awards recognize, promote and honor excellence, professionalism and outstanding achievement in sales and marketing and showcase the highest level of talent in the area.

Dr. Hans W. Paerl, with the Institute of Marine Sciences, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will deliver a guest lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 29 at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) in Ocean Springs, Miss.

The first floor residents of Luckyday Citizenship Hall on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus were named “Best Residential Community” by the National Association of College and University Residence Hall (NACURH) for November, 2014.