December 21, 2014  

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The University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Association will induct seven of the University’s most dedicated and distinguished alumni into its Hall of Fame on Friday, Nov. 7, as one of the highlights of the 2014 Homecoming celebration.

 

Students at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach have elected Bethany Noelle Cuevas to represent the Gulf Park Campus at the 2014 Homecoming festivities on both the Gulf Park and Hattiesburg campuses.

 

Keltoum Rowland, an instructor of French in The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, received the Post Secondary Educator of Excellence award from the Mississippi Foreign Language Association at its conference Oct. 23 in Louisville, Miss.

Noted author and commentator John T. Edge will be the guest speaker as part of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute’s “Food, Campus, Table Series” set for 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 29 at the OLLI center on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus.

The Department of English in the College of Arts and Letters at The University of Southern Mississippi will host the Visiting Writers Series, a lecture series that brings internationally acclaimed authors of fiction and poetry to Southern Miss and the community. The readings are free and open to the public and will be held on the Hattiesburg campus in the Liberal Arts Building, room 108.

The second lecture of The University of Southern Mississippi’s Anthropology and Sociology Colloquium is perfect for Halloween. Dr. Todd Platts will present “How Hollywood Got the Dead to Lay Golden Eggs: The Rise of the Zombie Blockbuster.” Free and open to the public, this event will be held Thursday, Oct. 30 at 12:15 p.m. in the Liberal Arts Building, room 108.

The National Center for Spectator Sport Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi announces that Yves Duguay is the first international candidate to earn the Certified Sport Security Professional (CSSP) credential. 

 

The University of Southern Mississippi has won the 2014 Donor Challenge, an organ and tissue donation awareness campaign, facilitated by the Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency (MORA).  This is the second victory for Southern Miss in three years, with the College of Health Ambassadors leading the registration drive and awareness campaign on the Hattiesburg campus.

The Southern Miss Food Research Group, a collaboration of various departments at The University of Southern Mississippi that study food, will continue its lecture series “The Culinary Communities of Mississippi: Farm, Table and Campus” Wednesday, Oct. 29 at 6 p.m. at the Peck House-Asbury Annex, located at 3601 Pearl St. next to the Hattiesburg campus.

Student organizations on The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach will host “Trick or Treat on Golden Eagle Street” on Friday, Oct. 31.

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop Saturday, Nov. 15, for residents with and without disabilities in Pike and surrounding counties.

Members of several sororities at The University of Southern Mississippi are volunteering to help with the Hattiesburg Zoo’s popular ZooBoo, an annual event held during October in conjunction with Halloween.
 

The University of Southern Mississippi Sax-Chamber Orchestra (SCO) invites audiences of all ages to celebrate the 200th birthday of the creator of the saxophone, Adolphe Sax, with a concert and party Tuesday, Nov.4 at 7:30 p.m. in Marsh Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus.

For the 52 years that the DuBard School has been in existence, there have been a countless number of individuals who have played major roles in the success and growth of the institution. These folks have continued to change the lives of individuals with language disorders and their families.

Injuries acquired during participation in high school sports can have lifelong physical, emotional and financial consequences. The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Human Performance and Recreation, Hattiesburg Clinic Sports Medicine and Lamar County School District (LCSD) are collaborating on an injury surveillance project focused on recording the incidence of injuries to secondary school athletes requiring removal from practice or competition for any period of time versus those that do not.

 

 

Applications for faculty awards at The University of Southern Mississippi are due to the Office of the Provost during the month of November, beginning Nov. 3. The awards include the Aubrey Keith Lucas and Ella Ginn Lucas Endowment for Faculty Excellence; Excellence in University Service; Excellence in University Teaching; and Grand Marshal-Distinguished Professor.  

Patricia Condon, a graduate of The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Library and Information Science, took first place in the 2014 Association for Library and Information Science Education’s (ALISE) Jean Tague Sutcliffe Doctoral Student Research Poster Competition. The competition was established in memory of Jean Tague-Sutcliffe, professor and former dean of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Western Ontario.

The University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra will present a concert entitled “Made in America” that will feature Natasha Trethewey, the current Mississippi Poet Laureate and former United States Poet Laureate on Thursday, Nov. 6 at Bennett Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus. 

The Student Government Association at The University of Southern Mississippi is sponsoring the 11th Annual Eaglepalooza on Saturday, Oct. 25 in downtown Hattiesburg, Miss.

The Saturday Gifted Studies Program will be held Jan. 17 – Feb. 28, 2015 on the Hattiesburg campus of the University of Southern Mississippi. The program meets on seven consecutive Saturdays from 9 a.m. – noon from the middle of January through February.

The 16th annual Shell Finish Line/Alumni Homecoming Golf Tournament will be held at Hattiesburg Country Club, the official country club of the Southern Miss Alumni Association, Friday, Nov. 7. The tournament will kick off with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. in conjunction with The University of Southern Mississippi’s Homecoming festivities.

 

Dr. Philip C. Kolin, University Distinguished Professor in the College of Arts and Letters at The University of Southern Mississippi, has published his seventh collection of poems entitled Departures. It was released in early October by Negative Capability Press, which has published award-winning poetry books since 1981.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach will open two new facilities along Beach Park Place later this month. The new Fitness Center and the Health Center will open the week of Oct. 20, providing students, faculty and staff access to on-campus exercise space and a variety of health services.

Students, faculty and staff at The University of Southern Mississippi have until Nov. 7 to complete an annual dining services survey sponsored by Eagle Dining that could lead to significant prizes.