January 31, 2015  

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Using selections from the University Libraries Special Collections at the McCain Library and Archives, an exhibit is on display in the Cook Library lobby honoring the University of Southern Mississippi’s longstanding relationship with veterans and military.

The words “military-friendly” represent more than a catch-phrase or snazzy label to Maj. Gen. Jeff Hammond (U.S. Army Ret.) and The University of Southern Mississippi. The designation serves as a guiding light for the University’s new Center for Military Veterans, Service Members and Families.

 

With assistance from The University of Southern Mississippi Foundation, the Center has launched an annual fundraising initiative designed to help expand awareness of the program’s services. The fundraiser will be held each year to coincide with the national Veterans Day holiday (Nov. 11).

 

For the third year in a row, The University of Southern Mississippi will host the British National Debate Team as they take on the Southern Miss Forensics Society in a friendly debate. The debate will be held Nov. 10 at 6 p.m. in the Thad Cochran Ballroom on the Hattiesburg campus. Sponsored by the Department of Communication studies in the College of Arts and Letters, the event is free and open to the public. 

 

Students from Mississippi Public Universities across the state are preparing to unveil their ideas for solving Mississippi’s most pressing problems and helping reach the goals established by Blueprint Mississippi. Beginning tomorrow, student teams will compete in competitions held on campus. The winning team from each campus will advance to the state competition, which will be held in Jackson in March.

 

The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi has been recognized by the Continuing Education Board (CEB) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) as an ASHA Approved Continuing Education Provider.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Civic Chorale will present “Songs of Thanksgiving” on Nov. 22 at 7:30 p.m. on the Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach.  

 

When the hit Broadway musical “Mary Poppins” takes flight, she will be supported by some of the best hoofers in the area. The University of Southern Mississippi’s Dixie Darlings will bring their exceptional dance skills to the grand reopening of the Mannoni Performing Arts Center Auditorium, Feb. 26 – March 1, 2015.  

 

The Southern Miss School of Music, in partnership with Forrest General Hospital, is pleased to present this exceptional cast and welcome the Dixie Darlings to the Poppins family. Tickets for the production go on sale Tuesday, Nov. 11.

Dr. John Wooton, director of percussion studies at The University of Southern Mississippi, and pianist Dr. Sam Bruton, professor of philosophy and religion at Southern Miss, present their project “Caribbean Collective” in concert Sunday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Thirsty Hippo in downtown Hattiesburg.

The Indian Student Association at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach presented Milan 2014 the week of Oct. 27.

Dr. Megan McCay, Residence Life Coordinator for Academic Initiatives and Assessment at The University of Southern Mississippi, was honored recently by the National Association for College and University Residence Halls (NACURH) as Advisor of the Month for September.

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, Chapter 99, is sponsoring an information session titled “Getting into Graduate School” Wednesday, Nov. 12 from 4-6 p.m. at the Polymer Science Auditorium on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus, with a satellite link to the Southern Miss Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach.

An information meeting for a University of Southern Mississippi study abroad program in Cuba will be held Thursday, Nov. 6 from 5-6 p.m. in Owings-McQuagge Hall, room 107 on the Hattiesburg campus. This information session is open to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as student affairs staff.

The study abroad program is scheduled for May 10-23, 2015. To learn more, contact Dr. Lissa Stapleton at lissa.stapleton@usm.edu.

TEDxJackson, an independently organized event, will bring “Ideas Worth Spreading” to the “Fertile Ground” of Mississippi on Thursday, November 6 with a day of inspiring speakers from Mississippi and beyond. While the event will be held in the Capri Theater in Jackson, it will be livestreamed at https://new.livestream.com/tedx/TEDxJackson so citizens across the state can participate.

The Repertory Dance Company at The University of Southern Mississippi will showcase emotionally inspired works by faculty and students Nov. 6, 7 and 9 in the Mannoni Performing Arts Center (PAC) on the Hattiesburg campus. General admission is $15, $10 for seniors and military, and $6 for students.

Careers in chiropractic medicine will be the topic of a presentation set for Thursday, Nov. 6 at 5:10 p.m. at The University of Southern Mississippi in the Bobby Chain Technology Building, room 102.
 

When you’re a Golden Eagle, “All That Glitters is Gold” and The University of Southern Mississippi is glittering with golden pride as the institution celebrates its 2014 homecoming with alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends Nov. 3-8.

University of Southern Mississippi students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in Homecoming and Spirit Week activities this Nov. 3-8 on the Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach.

Ashley McKnight and Kelly Roberts, political science students at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus, have been selected to present at the upcoming 86th Annual Southern Political Science Association (SPSA) Conference set for January 2015 in New Orleans.

 

Dr. Ngoc Phan, assistant professor of political science in the College of Arts and Letters at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach, has been selected to present two papers at the 86th Annual Southern Political Science Association (SPSA) Conference in New Orleans in January 2015.

Jellyfish, long regarded as the pests of the sea, may play an ever-larger role in defining the relationship between humans and the world’s oceans, according to a new paper published in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.

Haley Graham, Reagan Ratcliff, Grant Carter and Dan Lewis make a great team. Their daily work at The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies (IDS) provides support for busy staff and keeps the office running smoothly.

For the first time, The University of Southern Mississippi’s Graduate School will offer a unique opportunity for students to showcase their thesis or dissertation work in a competitive format.

 

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition invites graduate students to describe the significance of his/her thesis or dissertation to a general audience in three minutes or less. Cash prizes will be awarded to the eight finalists – ranging from $250 for finalists to $1,000 for the Grand Champion.

The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and the Center for Community and Civic Engagement (CCCE) at The University of Southern Mississippi are sponsoring a variety of canned food collection drives Nov. 7-14 as part of “Let’s SAAC Hunger” week.

 

Conference USA member institutions participate in the initiative through conference-wide community outreach.  SAAC and CCCE invite all student groups, faculty, staff, alumni and area residents to participate.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Institute for Disability Studies at the Gulf Park Campus (IDS-GP) in Long Beach announces its participation in National Disability Employment Awareness Month, an annual awareness campaign that takes place each October. The purpose of National Disability Employment Awareness Month is to educate about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities.