April 27, 2015  

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University of Southern Mississippi Honors College students took time out recently from preparing for finals week to bring a smile to the faces of some local children.

Dr. Steven Jackson has received the 2012 Joseph A. Greene Excellence in Teaching Award from the College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi.

While the United States continues to rely on foreign countries for oil, there’s a push here at home to find alternative fuel resources.

 

Working diligently toward that end are researchers at The University of Southern Mississippi who are participating in an international research project aimed at turning marine micro-algae into fuel.

Modified schedules for various operations have been set on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus, as the fall 2012 semester comes to an end and offices close later this month for the holiday break.

Students from three Gulf Coast area high schools will have a unique opportunity to brainstorm experimental ideas as part of a Mars simulation workshop conducted by Dr. Scott Milroy, assistant professor of marine science at The University of Southern Mississippi.

The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi, along with the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, Nascar, U.S. Olympic Committee, Division I College Sports and other professional leagues, gathered in New York recently to show their commitment to strengthening safety and security at America’s venues.

 

Former National Basketball Association star Earvin “Magic” Johnson accepted the role as Honorary Chair of NCS4’s National Certification Development Commission at a time when safety and security in spectator sports, on and off the field, is paramount.

The last two suspects connected with a Nov. 28 fight that occurred near the Walker Science Building on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus were arrested today after turning themselves in to University Police. Neither are students at the university.

Colin Colbourn of Elkhart, Ind., a doctoral student in history at The University of Southern Mississippi, is the recipient of the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation’s Gen. Lemuel C. Shepherd Jr. Memorial Dissertation Fellowship.

 

In its mission to foster the study of U.S. and Marine Corps history, the foundation established the $10,000 dissertation fellowship to memorialize the 20th commandant of the Marine Corps.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL), the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (DMR) and Aqua Green LLC are partnering to produce popular recreational fish such as spotted seatrout, red snapper, and cobia for release into Mississippi waters. The group will release hundreds of red snapper fingerlings onto offshore artificial reefs during the week of Dec. 3-7.

Nabanita Mukherjee, a second year masters student at The University of Southern Mississippi, won a second place award for Best Poster in Medical, Urban, & Veterinary Entomology Section of the Entomological Society of America (ESA) 2012 annual meeting last month in Knoxville, Tenn.

For many, retirement is viewed as the time to enjoy the fruits of one’s labor; to cash in the stock portfolio and pursue a more sedentary life filled with leisurely pursuits.

    Dr. Don George, a professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Southern Miss from 1957-78, didn’t view it that way.

University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus students, faculty or staff seeking treatment for the flu or other medical issues can visit the Student Health Services’ Beedie Smith Clinic this weekend only, Saturday, Dec. 8 or Sunday, Dec. 9 from 2-5 p.m., in addition to the clinic’s regular weekday hours. The clinic’s pharmacy will also be open both days.

Chi Omega Sorority at The University of Southern Mississippi presented a check for $41,000 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation as part of its annual fundraising efforts associated with Songfest.

The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi and SDM Magazine announce the new “Golden Eagle Award” recognizing excellence in system integration, architecture, engineering and/or construction (A/E/C), specifically related to the safety and security of spectators, property and infrastructure of spectator event facilities.

This holiday season, The University of Southern Mississippi’s top jazz performers will take their popular Jingle Bell Jazz concert on the road. And their first stop will be to deck the halls of the Thirsty Hippo in downtown Hattiesburg on Thursday, Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m.

University of Southern Mississippi employees and students still have time to contribute to the Hattiesburg campus’ United Way Campaign, as the deadline to support it has been extended to Dec. 20.

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop Sat., Dec. 8, for residents with and without disabilities in Hinds and surrounding counties.

Even at age 95, University of Southern Mississippi professor Dr. Mary Beth Evans still enjoys coming to work to help her students prepare for rewarding careers as educators.

Dr. Richard W. Meiring, assistant dean for Admissions and Student Affairs at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Mississippi State University recently visited The University of Southern Mississippi campus to speak with healthcare preprofessional students interested in veterinary medicine.

Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus will present “Ex Libris” Booth Exhibition: From Our Library to Yours on Tuesday, Dec. 4 from 3 – 5:30 p.m. at the Gulf Park campus library.

University of Southern Mississippi Police have arrested two students related to a fight on the Hattiesburg campus on Wednesday, Nov. 28. Those arrested include Anthony Alford and Korey Hathorn. Alford has been charged with aggravated assault, while Hathorn has been charged with felony possession of a weapon on campus by a student. No one was injured in the altercation.

The University of Southern Mississippi chapter of Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED) Health Preprofessional Honor Society recently hosted a week-long book sale featuring the MedTutor program.

University of Southern Mississippi Director of Athletics Jeff Hammond announced Tuesday, Nov. 27 that head football coach Ellis Johnson will not be retained.

The School of Social Work at The University of Southern Mississippi hosted its annual Social Work Colloquium on Friday, Nov. 16 in the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg campus. This year’s event titled, “New Directions in Trauma Treatment: Implications for Social Work Policy and Practice,” featured a number of regionally and nationally-known speakers.