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William Newman, an instructor of paralegal studies and political science at The University of Southern Mississippi will be the featured guest for a live broadcast of the Mississippi Public Broadcasting radio program “In Legal Terms.”

A group of graduate students at The University of Southern Mississippi used what they learned in the classroom to help local community service organizations in their efforts to obtain financial support for their work in the Pine Belt.

The University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Association recently welcomed Shea Kidd Houze as the organization’s new associate director for external affairs.

 

Houze earned a degree in speech communication from the university in 2002. Upon graduation, she was employed in the sales industry until deciding to pursue a career in higher education.

Anyone who listens to Southern Miss Radio knows Bec O’Neal follows the beat of her own drummer.  Decidedly unlike the other on-air talent one would find anywhere on the radio dial, O’Neal, whose real name is Rebecca Huddleston, is the same in real life as she is when she hosts WUSM’s Southern Miss Today radio program.  Perhaps her quirky realness is why satellite radio giant SiriusXM Radio chose her to intern with them this spring in Washington, DC.

The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Communication Studies’ Professor Richard Conville retired this past May after 35 years of service.

Conville was hired in 1978 by the university and became the first full-time chair of the department. He led the development of curriculum as well as the hiring of the first five faculty members. He charted the course for the department’s growth and role at the university.

Monicia Warner, a fall 2013 highest honors graduate from The University of Southern Mississippi School of Mass Communication and Journalism, was recently selected as a Chips Quinn Scholar for their 2014 Spring Class.

Brooklyn Mills of Ellisville, Miss., a sophomore Luckyday Citizenship Scholars at The University of Southern Mississippi and honor student majoring in psychology, is the recipient of a Luckyday Study Abroad Scholarship.

Ten Luckyday Citizenship Scholars at The University of Southern Mississippi are recipients of the 2014 Luckyday Study Abroad Scholarships, chosen by a committee that reviewed applications and recommendations.

While the state of Mississippi faces a teacher shortage in critical needs areas throughout the state, The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast is working to help alleviate those shortages through customized licensure programs, as well as promoting financial aid incentives for students offered by both the university and the state.

University of Southern Mississippi department chairs and directors are reminded that applications for the 2014 Faculty Senate Junior Faculty Awards are due to the Office of the Provost by Jan. 27, with applications for the Nina Bell Suggs Endowed Professorship award due by March 17.

The Center for Black Studies at The University of Southern Mississippi will kick off its events honoring the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer with a Freedom Day reenactment march in historic downtown Hattiesburg Wednesday, Jan. 22 at 10 a.m.

 

Organized by Southern Miss students in the “Remembering Now, ’64” group, this event will serve as a testament to the courageous volunteers of Freedom Summer who took risks to secure the civil liberties of others, said Dr. Sherita Johnson, director of the university’s Center for Black Studies.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Library welcomes two new exhibits on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. The new exhibits feature landscape photography by daughter Rosemary Rowe and her father Bryan Rowe, as well as the exhibit, “Map and Geographical Imagery in Editorial Cartoons of the 1960-1970s.”

The University of Southern Mississippi Libraries will host a talk about Mississippi timber industry materials housed in its Special Collections on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 5:30 p.m. in the Cook Library Art Gallery, located next to Starbucks.

Wilton C. Jackson II, a junior broadcast journalism major at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been awarded the $1,500 Hiliary H. Holloway Scholarship on behalf of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated.

 

University of Southern Mississippi associate professor of history Susannah Ural’s latest book captures the challenges and horrors of the Civil War through the voices of the families directly impacted by the conflict that shattered a nation.

Local artists and crafts vendors are invited to be part of the Southern Miss Jazz and Blues Festival on Saturday, April 19 at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

Five members of The University of Southern Mississippi staff received the Department of Human Resources’ Staff Excellence Award for 2013 during the University Staff Council’s Holiday Open House in December, held at the Trent Lott Center.

Economic trends and forecasts will take center stage during the Economic Outlook 2014 symposium set for Thursday, Jan. 23 at the Thad Cochran Center on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach will host a Comparative Cognition and Communication meeting featuring a presentation by Dr. Vincent Janik of the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. Focusing on the communication of bottlenose dolphins, the event will be held at 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10 in Hardy Hall 316.

Dr. Heather Annulis, professor in The University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of Human Capital Development, and her Performance Technology II class visited PamLab in Covington, La., during the fall semester to explore the implementation of various training and performance analyses and interventions designed to improve productivity and competence at the worker, work process or organizational levels. 

When it comes to teaching individuals with language disorders, including the written language disorder of dyslexia, the DuBard School for Language Disorders’ phonetic, multisensory teaching-learning strategy, the DuBard Association Method®, has the credentials to back it up.

In celebrating the rich history and culture of the Mississippi Delta, The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast invites the community to events featuring a roundtable discussion and musical presentation. “From the Flatlands to the Coast: Bringing the Mississippi Delta to the Mississippi Gulf Coast” will be held Jan. 30-31 at the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach and the Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center in Ocean Springs, respectively.

The DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi will host a comprehensive Multisensory Math: Using Manipulative Objects to Teach the Common Core course on Feb. 6-7 at the Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg, Miss.

The Mu Gamma Alpha chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. will host the 8th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Interracial and Ecumenical Prayer Breakfast Monday, Jan. 20 beginning at 7:30 a.m. in the Thad Cochran Center Ballrooms on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus.