March 1, 2015  

Current weather

Overcast, 53.6 °F

Articles

Main Content

Dr. Cyndi Gaudet, left, and Dr. Heather Annulis have fun driving the Jack and Patti Phillips Workplace Learning and Performance Institute golf cart in The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast’s second annual Golf Cart Spirit Parade celebrating the university’s homecoming and Spirit Week.

For Cleother Clayborne and Zack Pittman, two student-veterans on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus, helping other soldiers navigate college —and, specifically, college writing — is a given.  When an opportunity arose to work with soldiers in an English 101 class offered by the University at Camp Shelby, they were ready to serve.

A free screening of the film “Otis Under Sky,” will be presented by The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Film Department Friday, Oct. 26 at 6:45 p.m. in the Fleming Education Center auditorium on the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

Dr. Bill Holcomb will serve as the new director of Athletic Training Education Program in the School of Human Performance and Recreation in the College of Health at The University of Southern Mississippi.

The fall semester of 2012 marks the 100th anniversary of the first course in visual arts taught at The University of Southern Mississippi, a drawing course which marked the beginnings of the Department of Art and Design at Southern Miss.

Virginia Berry, an assistant professor in The University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, died Monday at her home in Hattiesburg. She was 63.

The University of Southern Mississippi Roots N’ Shoots chapter, along with the Department of Biological Sciences, is hosting the Haunted Halloween Biology Trail Friday, Oct. 26 in the Biological Sciences Learning Center, located in the basement of Mississippi Hall on the Hattiesburg campus. Tours begin at 4 p.m. and will continue until 7 p.m.

A signing ceremony highlighting the recently formed “Mississippi Blue Crab Aquaculture Consortium” will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 22 at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) in Ocean Springs, Miss.

The task of finding a good job can prove daunting in these stringent economic times. The 2012 Pine Belt Job Fair, set for Wednesday, Nov. 7 at the Hattiesburg Lake Terrace Convention Center, can certainly help.

The University of Southern Mississippi‘s Department of Nutrition and Food Systems recently participated in the filming of a national video for The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics at the Mississippi Food Network in Jackson.

The University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Association will induct seven of the university’s most dedicated and distinguished volunteers into its Hall of Fame on Friday, Oct. 19 as one of the highlights of the 2012 Homecoming celebration.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast is now offering a master of science degree in American history, which can assist in the career goals of secondary teachers, military officers, civil servants, journalists and librarians.

One of the most celebrated Golden Eagles to step on the gridiron at The University of Southern Mississippi will serve as grand marshal for its 2012 homecoming parade.

In recognition of 50 years of service, the DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi invites everyone to celebrate this significant occasion at its 50th Anniversary Open House on Thursday, Oct. 25 from 3:30-6 p.m.

The Day of Sharing for Teachers of the Gifted will be held Friday, Oct. 26 at the R.C. Cook University Union on the Hattiesburg campus of The University of Southern Mississippi. This conference, sponsored by the Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies, is designed to educate teachers on current curriculum and instructional issues in gifted education.  

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Libraries will feature a photography exhibit by coast photographer, Jason Taylor, beginning Monday, Oct. 29 at the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

Hailed by the New York Times as possessing “explosive vigor and technical finesse”, the dynamic Miró Quartet, one of America’s highest-profile string quartets, enjoys its place at the top of the international chamber music scene.

The Pride of Mississippi Marching Band is one of the area’s most visible ambassadors. Its acclaim has led scores to audition to become part of the group and now, the members are busting at the seams – literally.

 

To outfit the capacity band this year has presented a challenge to say the least. A new look is planned to replace the decade-old uniforms.

The College of Health at The University of Southern Mississippi is sponsoring the Hospice Foundation of America’s “Artificial Nutrition and Hydration Program” on Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 9-11 a.m. in Room 101 of the Trent Lott Center.

Approximately 50 University of Southern Mississippi business students will spend Halloween being treated to a unique look at career opportunities in the casino resort industry and Tunica as a potential job market.

Students at the University of Southern Mississippi recently elected representatives for the 2012 Southern Miss Homecoming Court and Mr. and Miss Southern Miss. The queen and court, aloing with Mr. and Miss Southern Miss, will be introduced at halftime of the Southern Miss football game against Marshall University Saturday, Oct. 20 at M.M. Roberts Stadium.

 

University of Southern Mississippi students, faculty, staff, alumni and other supporters will be kicking off homecoming week with an assortment of activities and events to show their Golden Eagle pride with this year’s homecoming theme "Let the Good Times Soar!"

Dr. Sumanth Yenduri, associate professor of computer science, was acknowledged for his contributions to the 10th edition of the textbook, “Concepts of Programming Languages,” by Robert W. Sebesta.

The textbook, prominently used in computer science education, is described as an introduction “to the main constructs of contemporary programming languages and provides the tools needed to critically evaluate existing and future programming languages.”

The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies (IDS) will hold a fair housing workshop at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Lafayette County-Oxford Public Library at 401 Bramlett Blvd. in Oxford.