December 19, 2014  

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Hattiesburg’s Half Shell Oyster House will continue its support of The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi by donating a portion of its gross receipts between 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 23.

If you've ever wondered if graduate school was for you or wondered what it was all about, The University of Southern Mississippi's Department of Anthropology and Sociology will host "Thinking about Going to Grad School? Application and Beyond" Oct. 21 from 12:15 - 1 p.m. in the Liberal Arts Building, room 204 on the Hattiesburg campus.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi is among a select group of schools competing for the title of “Best Tree Campus” sponsored by the National Arbor Day Foundation.

Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party’s 2012 nominee for president, will be the featured speaker at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Oct. 21 University Forum, set for 6:30 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus. This event is free and open to the public.

The Department of History at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach will present a lecture and book discussion by Dr. Kyle Longley on Monday, Oct. 20 at 5 p.m.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi has undertaken significant changes in energy consumption and efficiency that have resulted in a savings of more than $10 million since 2009.

Hannah Roberts, a senior biochemistry major at The University of Southern Mississippi, was crowned Miss Southern Miss 2015 at the annual Miss University of Southern Mississippi Scholarship Pageant preliminary Oct. 11 on the Hattiesburg campus. Roberts also won the title in 2013.

As Halloween approaches many people already are planning a unique and fun costume for the holiday. Kelsey Meeks, founder of ‘WEEN DREAM, is seeing to it that children all over the country get the opportunity to dress up and celebrate.

 

Meeks, a native of Pensacola, Fla., graduated from The University of Southern Mississippi in 2005 with a degree in broadcast journalism and Spanish. Following graduation she moved to New Orleans where she earned a degree from Tulane Law School in 2010. Today she resides in New Orleans and works with Wall, Bullington & Cook, LLC, an oil and gas boutique firm. 

The DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi recently received a gift of $20,000 from the Sertoma Club of Hattiesburg.

 

A check presentation and small gathering was held at the school on Thursday, Oct. 9 with representatives of the Sertoma Club of Hattiesburg joining DuBard School staff and students.

 

Dr. Andrew Wiest, professor of history and founding director of The University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for the Study of War and Society, will be the guest speaker for the Tuesday, Oct. 14 University Forum on the Hattiesburg campus. This free program will be held in the Thad Cochran Center, ballroom III at 6:30 p.m. and is open to the public.

The University of Southern Mississippi Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation (CLTT) has received a grant from the United State Department of Transportation Research and Innovative Technology Administration to develop tools and techniques to assess the impact of potential reshoring on transportation infrastructure.

James Wilcox, director for the Center of Economic and Entrepreneurship Education (CEEE) at The University of Southern Mississippi, received the Rising Star Award at the 53rd Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference Awards dinner earlier this month in Dallas, Texas.

The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Educational Studies and Research presents its Emergent Scholar Lecture Series, featuring Dr. Mariann Taylor on Tuesday, Oct. 14, from 5:15-6:15 p.m. in Gonzales Auditorium in the Liberal Arts Building. Faculty, administration, staff and students are encouraged to attend.
 

Chiquita Thomas, a student in the School of Human Performance and Recreation, College of Health at The University of Southern Mississippi was selected to participate in The Southern District Future Professional Leadership Conference (FPLC), hosted by the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) America. Thomas was one of two students selected to represent the state of Mississippi at the conference held at Eastern Tennessee State University, Sept. 25-27.

The Department of Economic Development and Tourism within the College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi has received a federal grant to study the impact of the increased use of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) on freight transportation distribution patterns.

The University of Southern Mississippi has indefinitely suspended the Delta Mu Chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity (PIKE) at the school, following the arrest of one of its pledges.

Dr. Beth Bryant-Claxton brings a wealth of experience as a clinical psychologist and administrator into her new role as executive director of The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies.

For the first time, the College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi will offer online courses in its acclaimed MBA program, beginning in January, 2015.

The 70th annual Miss University of Southern Mississippi Pageant will feature 14 students competing for the event title at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11 in Bennett Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus. General admission is $7 and $5 for students.

The event, hosted and produced by the Southern Miss Student Government Association, is a preliminary to the Miss Mississippi Pageant. Participants also compete for valuable scholarship funds.

The Mississippi Opera will present the Southern Opera and Musical Theatre Company’s production of The Merry Widow, Sunday, Oct. 26 at 2 p.m. at the Madison Square Center for the Arts in Madison, Miss. located at 2103 Main St.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) will hold the 2nd annual National Intercollegiate Athletics Safety and Security Summit on Jan. 27-29, 2015 at Louisiana State University (LSU) in Baton Rouge, La.

The final presentation in the 10th annual Richard McCarthy Lecture Series at The University of Southern Mississippi will spotlight Dickey Chapelle, the first female war correspondent killed in combat.

A memorial service is set for 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4 at St. Johns Family Funeral Home in St. Augustine, Fla. for Dr. David Goff, former director of The University of Southern Mississippi School of Mass Communication and Journalism, who died Sept. 30 at St. Augustine Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was 66.

Jasmine Thomas, a senior at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been awarded a study abroad grant from the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society that will provide an opportunity to teach elementary school students in London next year.

 

Thomas, a native of Picayune, Miss., is one of 50 students nationwide to receive the award from Phi Kappa Phi – the country’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.