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A civil rights activist who helped usher in a new era in Mississippi politics will talk about her experiences Monday, March 18 at The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg.

University of Southern Mississippi Professor Emeritus Dr. Kenneth G. McCarty, Jr. is the winner of the 2013 Dunbar Rowland Award.

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The Mississippi Home of Your Own program will hold a homeownership informational meeting on Friday, March 22, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Tchula City Hall at 1027 Main Street in Tchula, Miss. The meeting is co-sponsored by the Wesley Youth Foundation. Refreshments will be served.

The University of Southern Mississippi Department of History’s Center for the Study of War and Society is serving as primary host for the annual conference of the Society for Military History March 14-17 in New Orleans.

University of Southern Mississippi Chief Information Officer David Sliman led another successful year as director of the Region VI Science and Engineering Fair, held March 5 at the Mississippi Coast Convention Center in Biloxi.

University of Southern Mississippi seniors Jazmyne Butler and Ashley Betts have been invited to join a prestigious group of collegiate standouts as part of the Clinton Global Initiative University.

Civil rights figure James Meredith, author of “A Mission from God: A Memoir and Challenge for America” and the first African-American student at the University of Mississippi, gave a book talk on his latest publication March 7 at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. Hosted by the Gulf Coast Libraries, attendees of the book talk and signing welcomed Meredith with a standing ovation.

The University of Southern Mississippi will commemorate the 103rd anniversary of its legislative founding Monday, April 1 when it holds its annual Founders’ Day celebrations in Hattiesburg and on the Gulf Coast.

The DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi will hold the Missing Links in Academics Seminar April 11-12, from 8:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m. at the DuBard School on the Hattiesburg campus.

When the Deepwater Horizon exploded in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010, researchers from The University of Southern Mississippi were among the first to begin documenting and assessing the scope of the nation’s worst oil spill.

 

The University’s renowned expertise in the field of marine science played an integral role in determining the environmental and economic ramifications from the spill on the northern Gulf Coast.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi is on its way to transforming the quality of health care provided to students, faculty and staff -- thus a longtime vision of Student Health Services Director Dr. Virginia Moffitt Crawford and her family will soon become a reality.

 

On Thursday, March 7, the USM Foundation announced the Moffitt Health Center Campaign, which will aid in the relocation of the University’s Student Health Services to a new, state-of-the-art facility. The $1 million campaign has already received $750,000 in commitments toward the center.

Gov. Phil Bryant today named the Center for Gulf Studies, a research consortium led by The University of Southern Mississippi, as the RESTORE (Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourism Opportunities and Revived Economy) Research Center of Excellence for the state of Mississippi.

Great music and family fun will be had at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Jazz and Blues Festival Saturday, March 30 at the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

Middle and high school students from across the Mississippi Gulf Coast will take part in the 2nd Annual Gulf Coast SeaPerch Challenge, set for Saturday, March 9 at the Biloxi Natatorium.

Dr. Faye Gilbert, who earned her undergraduate and master’s degrees in business administration at The University of Southern Mississippi, will return to her alma mater as the next dean of the University’s College of Business. Pending approval by the Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning, her official start date will be July 1.

The University of Southern Mississippi Department of History recently hosted the National History Day in Mississippi competition. Approximately 180 junior high and high school students competed in this “history fair” styled event Feb. 23, with 60 Southern Miss faculty and students serving as judges. Following the competition, an awards ceremony was held in Joseph Green Hall on the Hattiesburg campus.

For the third consecutive year, The University of Southern Mississippi has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

Students from the Department of Art and Design at The University of Southern Mississippi took top honors at the annual awards dinner hosted by the American Advertising Federation’s ADDY Awards Feb. 23. 

WUSM radio at The University of Southern Mississippi is sponsoring its annual Spring Slumgullion every Friday night through March 22, culminating with a day-long music festival on March 24.

Rick Bennett, a University of Southern Mississippi alumnus who is program director for the Toronto Film School at RCC Institute of Technology, speaks to students enrolled in a video production class on the Southern Miss Hattiesburg campus Feb. 27. The next day he visited with film students on the Gulf Coast campus. Bennett, an award winning writer, director and producer in a career spanning more than three decades, shared his experiences and gave advice to the students about the entertainment industry. Bennett also founded the film program at the Toronto Film School and the Keon International Film Academy in Mumbai, India. While a student at Southern Miss, he was roommates with famed singer Jimmy Buffett and also played in his band. (University Communications photo by David Tisdale)

The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, in partnership with the de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection at The University of Southern Mississippi, announced today the winners of the 27thannual Ezra Jack Keats New Writer and New Illustrator Book Awards.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation (CLTT) hosted the 2013 Industry Advisory Council Summit on March 1, for industry professionals looking to promote common goals in logistics, trade and transportation.

Hattiesburg native and University of Southern Mississippi junior Brandon Hersey has been named a finalist for the prestigious Truman Scholarship.

 

Hersey, a political science/communications studies major, is the lone Southern Miss student selected and one of only four students from the state of Mississippi chosen as Truman finalists.