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Members of the Board Search Committee leading the search for the next president of The University of Southern Mississippi will hear from constituency groups in Campus Listening Sessions on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012. The discussions will center on the qualities and qualifications stakeholders believe the next institutional executive officer should possess.

The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education (CISE) and the DuBard School for Language Disorders in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences are collaborating to offer a Master’s of Education degree in Dyslexia Therapy expected to begin in June 2013.

Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves got a first-hand look at how the DuBard School for Language Disorders functions as part of his visit to The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus on Friday, Sept. 7.

As The University of Southern Mississippi celebrates a century of intercollegiate athletic competition, its fans can now learn more about the history of its sports program through the voices of those instrumental in its development and success.

Members of Student Government Association (SGA) at The University of Southern Mississippi recently adopted a new initiative designed to create greater awareness among students about the SGA’s role on campus.

As the Southern Miss Gulf Coast Civic Chorale prepares for a new season of performances along the Mississippi Gulf Coast, several members reflect on the chorale’s beginning nearly two decades earlier.

The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Biological Sciences will host outreach activities this fall, including unique adventures at its popular science museum.

Just in time for back-to-school,busy University of Southern Mississippistudents on the go can now quickly and easily check out the campus dining hall menu, find nutrition information, provide feedback and more — all with a click of their Smartphone. Eagle Dining has launched its CampusDish® Mobile App to assist students in making healthy, informed meal selections.

Instead of the author discussing the roles of the central characters in his new book, a University of Southern Mississippi history professor will let them do the talking.

Members of the Hattiesburg City Council passed a resolution on Tuesday, Sept. 4 declaring Sept. 15 as "Fill it to the Top Day" to coincide with The University of Southern Mississippi’s home-opening football game of the 2012 season.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Libraries will host a reception Thursday, Sept. 6 from 4 – 6 p.m. for the art exhibit of Gulfport artist and Southern Miss alumna Linda Lang Ishee, currently on display at the library at the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

Washington Monthly magazine has recognized The University of Southern Mississippi among the nation’s top 70 institutions of higher learning for “best value” in its 2012 College Guide and Rankings. 

 

Southern Miss sits at No. 69 in the national rankings. Jackson State University leads the way at No. 47 among the state's eight public universities, while Mississippi State University comes in at No. 96 and the University of Mississippi ranks No. 196.

“Emmett Till Goes Skip-Stopping on the CTA” a play by University of Southern Mississippi Distinguished Professor of English Dr. Philip Koilin, appears in the spring 2012 issue of Callaloo.

The DuBard School for Language Disorders at Southern Miss will host the DuBard Association Method® Basic Course September 25-27 and October 16-18 from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. on the Southern Miss Hattiesburg campus.

There is still time to enroll for the fall 2012 semester at The University of Southern Mississippi, as late registration has been extended through Tuesday, Sept. 4. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

Greek Life students at The University of Southern Mississippi can still find plenty of reasons to LOL, but the GPA is taking maximum precedence these days.

 

Joshua Schutts, assistant dean of students at Southern Miss, notes that the average grade point average for all Greek students currently sits at 3.07 – the highest number school officials can recall since at least the 1990s.

Dr. Shahid Karim, associate professor of biological sciences at The University of Southern Mississippi, has received a three-year grant from the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to study the disease-transmitting agents present in ticks and other blood-feeding anthropod vectors.

The first annual TRIAD (Training, Resources and Information for the Advancement of Disability Service) Service Celebration brought tears of joy for those receiving special recognition.

Classes will resume on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus on Thursday, while Southern Miss Gulf Coast will remain closed due to anticipated continuing effects of Tropical Storm Isaac.

 

Although conditions on the Hattiesburg campus are expected to improve throughout Thursday, students who are unable to commute safely to the Hattiesburg campus for Thursday classes are asked to alert their professors or contact the Office of Student-Oriented Services at 601.266.4025 beginning at 8 a.m. on Thursday.

 

All campus offices will resume operations as well. For continuing University of Southern Mississippi updates related to Tropical Storm Isaac, continue to visit http://www.SouthernMiss.info

The nonprofit Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Mobile Service Office will be at the following locations Sept. 4-7 in South Mississippi to personally provide counseling and claim filing assistance to veterans and their families. Like all DAV services, help from the Mobile Service Office is free.

The Hurricane Katrina commemoration event hosted by the Katrina Research Center at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 29, has been postponed until further notice.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg and Gulf Park campuses will be closed Tuesday-Wednesday, Aug. 28-29 due to the anticipated effects of Tropical Storm Isaac.

LONG BEACH, Miss. – The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast will be closed all day Tuesday, August 28, and all day Wednesday, August 29. Tuesday and Wednesday classes will not meet due to the anticipated effects of Tropical Storm Isaac.

 

Continue to monitor usm.edu/gulfcoast and local media outlets.

 

* Updates regarding operations on the university’s Hattiesburg campus will be released early Monday afternoon.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Office of Professional Development and Educational Outreach will be offering programs focused on management and leadership in September and October on the Hattiesburg campus.