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Gulf Coast Student Wins Kathanne W. Greene Award Annual Essay Competition

 University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast political science student Haddy Rikabi of Biloxi was recently named the winner of the Kathanne W. Greene Award Annual Essay Competition, sponsored by the Committee on Services and Resources for Women at Southern Miss.

University of Southern Mississippi President Martha D. Saunders announced today that Vice President for Research Dr. Denis Wiesenburg has been named as the university’s next provost, pending approval by the Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning. The change is effective July 1.

The Office of Sustainability at The University of Southern Mississippi is planning a series of interactive events in conjunction with Earth Week (April 16-22).

The annual spring Roots Reunion live radio show returns to Hattiesburg's historic Saenger Theater Saturday, April 14th at 7 p.m.  for a celebration of the signature music of our state and region.

Mississippi’s leading broadcasters from across the state will meet with and mentor students for the Mississippi Association of Broadcasters (MAB) Day on April 19 at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus.

The Rotary Club of Hattiesburg will conduct its annual “A Night in Italy” spaghetti dinner on Tuesday, April 17 at Southern Oaks House & Gardens with proceeds benefitting The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Take-out or eat-in dinners will be available from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at Southern Oaks on Richburg Road in Hattiesburg. Tickets are $10 each for a complete dinner consisting of spaghetti, garlic bread, salad, dessert and tea.

The 45th annual Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival will be held April 11-13 at the Thad Cochran Center on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus. It is presented by the university’s School of Library and Information Science and de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection.

Tyler Brown of Biloxi, Miss., a sophomore chemistry and polymer science double major in The University of Southern Mississippi’s Honors College, was recently named the school’s 19th recipient of a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship.

United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia delivered a lecture on "The Methodology of Originalism" as part of The University of Southern Mississippi's Honors Forum Series on Wednesday, April 4.

In honor of Hattiesburg Hall's 100th birthday, members of the campus community are invited to join the Department of Residence Life staff and residents for cupcakes and lemonade on Thursday, April 12, at 3 p.m. in the Hattiesburg Hall Lobby.

The University of Southern Mississippi was well represented at the 2012 Mississippi State Level Science and Engineering Fair held at the Mississippi Coast Convention Center in Biloxi on March 27.

After three years of piloting the program, The University of Southern Mississippi English Department is ready for full implementation of Expanded Composition (English 100E/101E) on the Hattiesburg and Gulf Coast campuses.

The Sun Herald and The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast will host the Issues + Answers Lecture, “The Rise of America’s Second Tier Cities,”featuring Forbes publisher Rich Karlgaard Wednesday, April 18, at 7 p.m. in the Fleming Education Center auditorium at the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

Alexandra Castillo, a researcher with the National Food Service Management Institute, Applied Research Division (NFSMI, ARD) at The University of Southern Mississippi led a national webinar presentation on school nutrition and marketing strategies earlier this year in Los Angeles, Calif.

LONG BEACH, Miss. – University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast History Professor, Dr. James Pat Smith, will give a book talk and sign copies of his recent publication, “Hurricane Katrina: The Mississippi Story,” on Wednesday, April 11 at 6 p.m. in Room 204 of the Southern Miss Gulf Coast Library in Long Beach.

Smith’s book, recently published by University Press of Mississippi, presents the fullest account yet written of the impact of this storm on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.Books will be available for purchase at the event.

Betty Press, an adjunct instructor with the department of art and design at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been named the recipient of the 2012 Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Award in Photography.

The University of Southern Mississippi Offices of the Provost and Vice President for Research will partner with the Aquila Digital Community (http://aquila.usm.edu/) to sponsor an open forum addressing the changing landscape of academic publishing Friday, April 20 from 10 a.m. to noon in Gonzales Auditorium, located in the Liberal Arts Building (room 108). This event is open to all members of the university community.

The College of Arts and Letters at The University of Southern Mississippi presented T-shirts to 647 people who clicked the “Like” button on the College’s Facebook page during a special promotion held Feb. 6-7.

The achievements of The University of Southern Mississippi’s students, faculty and staff were recognized Friday, March 30 during its Founders’ Day celebration, as the institution marked the 102nd anniversary of its establishment by the Mississippi Legislature. The ceremony was held at Bennett Auditorium and followed by a reception at the Student Activities Hub.

 

Top honorees included Honors College student Samuel Miller, a senior geography and anthropology major from Sumrall, Miss. who received the Phi Kappa Phi Silver Bowl Award for maintaining a perfect grade point average; and Bridgette Pace, a senior nursing major from Clarksdale, Miss., who received the Judge R.J. Bishop Mississippian Award.

The Trent Lott National Center for Excellence in Economic Development and Entrepreneurship at The University of Southern Mississippi hosted a Creative Economy event on March 29.

Malcolm White, executive director of the Mississippi Arts Commission, spoke to an audience of more than 75 Southern Miss administrators, faculty, staff and students about the Creative Economy study and the role universities can play.

In 2011, the Mississippi Economic Council highlighted the Creative Economy in its Blueprint Mississippi report.

The University of Southern Mississippi College of Health and Center on Aging will host a viewing of the Hospice Foundation of America’s (HFA) 19th Annual Living with Grief® program set for Thursday, April 19 at the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg campus.

The Live Oak Writing Project at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast is hosting Camp Live Oak for the 2012 summer. Designed for students entering third through sixth grades, Camp Live Oak will provide a fun environment where writing will be integrated with art, science, history and literature. A variety of challenging and creative activities will guide campers and expose them to the writing process and beyond.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus celebrated the university’s Founders’ Day with a reception honoring employees for continuous service of 10 and 20 years to Southern Miss. In recognition of their service, honored employees received a commemorative pin from the university.

The University of Southern Mississippi University Police Department (UPD) received a certificate of accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) recently during a ceremony held in Mobile, Ala.