March 27, 2015  

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Economic trends and forecasts will take center stage during the Economic Outlook 2015 Forum set for Thursday, Feb. 19 at the Thad Cochran Center on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop Friday, Jan. 23, for any residents of Hinds and surrounding counties interested in buying a home.

In March, members of The University of Southern Mississippi’s Pride of Mississippi Marching Band will be traveling to Dublin, Ireland to participate in the 2015 St. Patrick’s Day Parade. In order to help defray costs for attendees, the students themselves have organized a 5k run and one mile fun run dubbed the Screamin’ Eagle Dash.

 

The de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection at The University of Southern Mississippi will feature 60-plus original watercolor and mixed media art pieces of Rosemary Wells, award-winning children’s book author and illustrator, at an exhibit in February.

The annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Interracial and Ecumenical Prayer Breakfast will be held Monday, Jan. 19 at 7:30 a.m. in The Thad Cochran Center Ballroom on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus. The event is presented by the Mu Gamma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.

In keeping with its founding mission, The University of Southern Mississippi continues to distinguish itself in training teachers for the state, nation and world.

 

The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards recently ranked Southern Miss sixth in the country in producing new National Board Certified Teachers in 2014. Initiated more than 25 years ago, National Board Certification gives teachers the opportunity to achieve standards beyond those required by the state in which they work. Other desired outcomes of the program are recognition and retention of high quality teachers and ongoing improvement in schools across the country.

 

Partnered with the 29th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Coastwide Celebration, The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus will host “An Evening of Poetry and Jazz” Thursday, Jan. 15 from 6-9 p.m. in the Hardy Hall Ballroom on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

The Office of Student Activities at The University of Southern Mississippi has organized the inaugural Student Leadership Summit to teach students practical tips and tools to enhance their leadership skills.

Dr. Hank M. Bounds, Commissioner of Higher Education in Mississippi, has been named President of the University of Nebraska by the Nebraska Board of Regents following visits to the campus last month.

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop Wednesday, Jan. 21, for anyone in Forrest and surrounding counties interested in buying a home.

With the final touches almost in place, the University of Southern Mississippi will welcome students to Scott Hall on Friday, Jan. 9 as part of the new Century Park South residential complex.

 

Scott Hall follows the fall 2014 openings of Vann Hall and Luckyday Citizenship Hall in the magnificent Century Park South complex. Also known as Building A, Scott Hall will include the new Moffitt Health Center, scheduled to open later in the spring semester.

The Dale Center for the Study of War and Society at The University of Southern Mississippi will host the first roundtable discussion of the 2015 spring semester Tuesday, Jan. 13 at 6 p.m. Held each month at the Library of Hattiesburg, Petal and Forrest County, the event is free and open to the public. All events begin at 6 p.m. at the library.

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop Saturday, Jan. 24, for residents with and without disabilities in Clay and surrounding counties.

Evan S. Dillard, president and chief executive officer of Forrest Health, will serve as grand marshal for the 30th annual Southern Miss Coca-Cola Classic Rodeo. The event is set for Friday and Saturday, Feb. 20-21 at the James Lynn Cartlidge Forrest County Multi-Purpose Center on U.S. Highway 49 South in Hattiesburg.

In partnership with the 29th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Coastwide Celebration, The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus will host an inaugural film festival with a screening of the documentary, “Aboveboard: Port of the Future.” The documentary, along with a panel discussion, will be held Thursday, Jan. 8 from 6 – 9 p.m. in the Fleming Education Center on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

Maureen K. Martin, director of the DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi, was re-elected to the board of directors for the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC), an accrediting organization for multisensory structured language education training courses.

The Career Services office at The University of Southern Mississippi has been selected as the Sherwin Williams 2013-14 Distinguished Partner of the Year. This marks the first time that the Southern Miss office has received the prestigious distinction.

 

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at The University of Southern Mississippi is expanding its programs to the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. 

 

OLLI has offered programs at the Hattiesburg campus for the past 23 years.  Programming is geared toward individuals 50 years of age or older, with any level of education, working or retired.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus will host open advisement and registration for the spring 2015 semester Wednesday, January 7, from 2 – 5 p.m. in the Admissions Office, located in Hardy Hall on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. Orientation for new undergraduate students will begin at 1 p.m. on January 7 in the Hardy Hall ballroom.

Classes for spring semester begin Monday, January 12. The last day to register for full-semester classes is Friday, January 16.

The University of Southern Mississippi has joined ranks with approximately 50 universities worldwide that have united to address the global issue of hunger. Leaders from these universities recently signed “The Presidents’ Commitment to Food and Nutrition Security” – a declaration acknowledging their pledge to make food insecurity a priority.

Affordable Colleges Foundation (ACF), a resource for online learning and college affordability information, has included The University of Southern Mississippi in the top 20 of its new ranking of 2015’s Best Online Colleges.

It was 1984 and the movie “Terminator,” with Arnold Schwarzenegger was released along with Apple’s new Macintosh computer. And on the campus of The University of Southern Mississippi, Dr. Lawrence Mead began his career as a Golden Eagle.

Citing a desire to streamline his focus on other responsibilities, Dr. Eric Powell has announced his resignation as executive director of The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL), effective Dec. 16, 2014.

A graveside service is set for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17 at Roseland Park Cemetery in Hattiesburg for Dr. William Hatcher, former chairman of The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Political Science, who died Dec. 12 in Jackson, Miss. He was 92.