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The annual American Legion Boys State will be held Sunday, May 27 through Saturday, June 2 on the Hattiesburg campus of the University of Southern Mississippi. This is the third year in a row the program is being held at the university.

Long hours in the laboratory have paid off significantly for University of Southern Mississippi student Souvik Banerjee, who has been selected to present a paper as part of the prestigious American Chemical Society, Division of Organic Chemistry Graduate Research Symposium on July 26-29 in Boulder, Colo.

Dr. D. Jay Grimes, professor of marine microbiology in the Department of Coastal Sciences at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) has been chosen to chair the Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Oceans and Human Health at the University of New England, Biddeford, Maine on June 3- 8.

Continuing a commitment to promote common goals between higher education and industry, The University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation (CLTT) invitedindustry professionals to its Industry Advisory Council (IAC) Summit Thursday at the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

The University of Southern Mississippi chapter of the Association of Office Professionals (AOP) held its annual Bosses’ Luncheon recently on the Hattiesburg campus. At the event, the chapter named its Educational Office Professional of the Year and the Educational Administrator of the Year.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Southern Arena Theatre (SAT) will celebrate its 36th season with two exciting plays performing in repertory June 21 – July 15 in the Gilbert F. Hartwig and Martha R. Tatum Theatres on the Hattiesburg campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Office of Professional Development and Educational Outreach will offer the Essentials in Human Resource Management Professional Certificate June 21 and 22.

It’s akin to winning an Oscar in the culinary world, and University of Southern Mississippi associate professor of history Andrew Haley lays claim to one for his latest book on how the middle class secured their place at the dinner table, so to speak, with the “upper ten.”

For University of Southern Mississippi nursing student Kara Scott, simulation exercises provide the next-best-thing to actual patient care.

 

“As students we don’t get to do things like call physicians or administer IV push medications,” said Scott, a junior from Slidell, La. “But with the simulation training, we get to experience those kinds of scenarios. It allows us to be involved in decision making and delegating different procedures.”

For some international business students at The University of Southern Mississippi, completing a senior capstone project involved learning trade agreements and export regulations in countries as far away as France.

The Luckyday Citizenship Scholarship Program at The University of Southern Mississippi offers 10 study abroad scholarships each year. Luckyday Scholars who have completed 30 credit hours and who are in their second year or higher at Southern Miss are eligible to apply for this scholarship. The award amount for each scholarship is $4,000, and it may be applied toward any program of the students' choice during the 2012 year.

To celebrate the end of the 2011-12 school year, the College of Science and Technology hosted an appreciation lunch for more than 200 faculty, staff, teaching assistants, and graduate assistants.  The event gave students, faculty, staff, and administration to celebrate the end of the semester and graduation.

Dr. Louis Kyriakoudes, associate professor of history at The University of Southern Mississippi, gave the prestigious Alfred Dupont Chandler, Jr. Lecture to open the 2012 Global American South Symposium April 21 at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

 

Four awareness sessions on employment for youth and young adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities will be held for Delta residents in Greenville on May 21-22.

The new Nurse Anesthesia Program in The University of Southern Mississippi School of Nursing will conduct a series of information sessions, beginning next month and running into April of 2013.

Just one day after he helped break ground on a new College of Business building to be named in his honor, University of Southern Mississippi alumnus Charles “Chuck” Scianna was back on the Hattiesburg campus Friday to give the spring commencement address.

 

Scianna, who gave commencement addresses at two ceremonies at Reed Green Coliseum, had a straightforward message to the graduates. “Be true to yourself. Don’t try to fake it,” he said. “And be true to your school. Don’t forget where you came from.”

Eager and excited are the best words to describe Mary Margaret Halford as she prepares for her second year as editor of the Student Printz newspaper at The University of Southern Mississippi.

On Saturday, University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast students will begin their journey to the latter half of the university’s slogan, “Stay Here. Go Far.” With 304 candidates eligible for degrees from Southern Miss Gulf Coast, 258 spring and summer semester graduates will participate in the commencement ceremony at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi.

With just a few shovel turns of dirt, the long-imagined dream of a new home for the College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi has taken a significant leap toward reality.

 

Southern Miss officials and noted dignitaries gathered on Thursday, May 10, to break ground on Scianna Hall, a 93,000-square-foot facility that will sit adjacent to the Trent Lott National Center for Excellence in Economic Development and Entrepreneurship, facing U.S. 49 South.

The University of Southern Mississippi College of Health held its annual Faculty and Staff Award Banquet on Thursday, April 26. 

 

This year’s theme, SMASH-Ed, Southern Miss All-Stars of Health Education, featured Broadway trivia and a special dance number performed by the reigning Crowd Favorite from the Southern Miss Dancing with Deans, Dr. Michael Forster, and his partner Mrs. Dianne Coleman. 

The University of Southern Mississippi Office of Career Services recently offered a seminar for preprofessional students designed to assist them in interview preparation, writing personal statements for applications, and overall resume and professional school application preparation. 

The seminar was sponsored by the College of Science and Technology Premedical and Health Professions Office.

Dr. Barry Farmer, chief scientist of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, visited the University of Southern Mississippi campus recently discussing advanced materials and their application, including being enablers for new technology and possible limiters for performance.

Gulf Coast History Student Named 2012 Jack Lucas Award Recipient

University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast student Stacie Watts of Gulfport was recently named the recipient of the 2012 Jack Lucas Award, presented by the university’s Jack Lucas Award Committee and the Center for the Study of War and Society.