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The University of Southern Mississippi Graduate School and the Graduate Student Senate will host the annual Graduate Student Research Symposium in the Thad Cochran Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, March 21. An awards luncheon will be held in the Thad Cochran Center Ballroom from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The Student Government Association (SGA) at the University of Southern Mississippi is hosting The Big Event Saturday, March 23, the fourth year for the city-wide community service project.

 

Students involved with the Student Government Association lead the volunteer effort, working with many Hattiesburg agencies that will benefit from their services, including Thames Elementary School, Edwards Street Food Pantry, Oseola McCarty Youth Development Center and the Salvation Army.

Dr. Eddie Holloway, right, dean of students at The University of Southern Mississippi, will serve as grand marshal for St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church's 2013 Irish-Italian Festival Parade. The parade will begin at 10:30 a.m Saturday, March 16, and travel on West Fourth Street to the church, located across from Reed Green Coliseum. The festival will be held from 5-10 p.m. at the church. For more information, online visit http://www.stthomas-usm.org/.

Wilbert Jordan Jr., a former University of Southern Mississippi basketball letterman who was the school's first African-American scholar-athlete, died March 14. He was 62.

One of the most anticipated events celebrating children’s literature, the Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival at The University of Southern Mississippi, will be held April 10-12 at the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg campus.

Dr. Scott Piland, associate professor in the School of Human Performance and Recreation at The University of Southern Mississippi, recently visited Camp Shelby to speak at an event held in conjunction with Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness month.  

MISSISSIPPI LEGISLATURE REGULAR SESSION 2013
By: Representatives Barker, Byrd, Calhoun, DeBar, Lott, Morgan, Patterson

HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 88
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION WELCOMING DR. RODNEY D. BENNETT TO 1 THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI AND CONGRATULATING HIM ON BEING NAMED THE 2 TENTH PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI.

Incoming University of Southern Mississippi President Dr. Rodney Bennett received special recognition from the Mississippi Legislature during ceremonies held in the House and Senate chambers on Thursday, March 14.

Dr. Christine Williams of the University of Texas at Austin will present the lecture “Gender Inequality in the Toy Store: How Gender Shapes Where We Shop, How We Shop and What We Buy” Thursday, March 21 at 4 p.m. on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus in the Liberal Arts Building’s Gonzalez Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow the lecture.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Film Department will present a free screening and filmmakers discussion of the film, “Free China: The Courage to Believe,” Friday, March 22 at 6:45 p.m. in the Fleming Education Center auditorium on the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

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.

Interested in buying a home for your family? Want to learn about the advantages of homeownership; how to secure a mortgage and managing a budget?

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.