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The University of Southern Mississippi Student Health Services will host Employee Wellness Days Oct. 11-12, during which time faculty and staff are encouraged to take advantage of their Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) “Healthy You” wellness benefit.  This benefit allows BCBS members to receive free screenings and immunizations based on gender and age. 

The national director of AmeriCorps, Bill Basl, will visit with University of Southern Mississippi students working with local youth as mentors and tutors through AmeriCorps at the Boys and Girls Club of Hattiesburg on Oct. 4 at 3 p.m. The Boys and Girls Club is located at 5670 U.S. Highway 49.

Dr. Cynthia Easterling, University of Southern Mississippi Senior Associate Provost, has watched a fledgling resource idea for marketing students become a genuine “must-have” across a wider scale with the fifth-edition printing of “Merchandising Mathematics for Retailing.”

The DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi will host Missing Links in Academics on Nov. 1-2 at the DuBard School. The seminar will benefit second through eighth-grade general and special education teachers, reading specialists and speech-language pathologists. The cost is $250 until Oct. 17. After Oct. 17, the cost will be $275. Lunch and materials are included.

Saturday's Blackout the Rock game - Louisville at Southern Miss - is appropriately kicking off after dark, at 7 p.m.

 

The latest start time of the season so far also means a longer game-day experience -  and that means more opportunities to tailgate.

Saturday's Blackout the Rock game - Louisville at Southern Miss - is appropriately kicking off after dark, at 7 p.m.

The latest start time of the season so far also means a longer game-day experience -  and that means more opportunities to tailgate. 

Watch a two-minute video on Southern Miss tailgating below, or view tailgating tips from The Student Printz. 

The Kappa Theta chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the international history honor society, at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast will host a book talk featuring Dr. Andrew Wiest, professor and director of International Studies at Southern Miss, as he discusses his latest publication, “The Boys of ’67: Charlie Company’s War in Vietnam.”

The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Medical Laboratory Science’s American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) student chapter will host the ASCLS annual student forum Friday, Oct. 19 in the University Union. 

Several University of Southern Mississippi students currently involved in solar cell research will be recognized for their efforts as part of Gov. Phil Bryant’s “Energy and Economic Development in the 21st Century” summit set for Oct. 4 at the Jackson Convention Complex.

Dr. Michael Forster, dean of the College of Health at The University of Southern Mississippi, has announced that Dr. Trent Gould will serve as interim director of the School of Human Performance and Recreation (HPR) until a permanent director is named.

The Student Government Association and the Office of Sustainability at The University of Southern Mississippi have partnered on an initiative to raise awareness about the importance of recycling by providing additional receptacles at home football games.

University of Southern Mississippi Police have arrested a suspect related to last Sunday’s hit-and-run accident on 4th Street in Hattiesburg that left one student injured.

The second annual WUSM-88.5 FM Tailgate Concert Series continues at The University of Southern Mississippi when Doctor E and the Mississippi Voodoo Kings perform Saturday, Sept. 29 at 4 p.m. before the Golden Eagles' football game against the nationally-ranked University of Louisville Cardinals.

Ocean Springs, MS– Local residents and visitors can celebrate the beauty of South Mississippi by participating in Nature Quest, a new series of free outdoor events in some of the most amazing places on the Gulf Coast. The events are described in the calendar below. 

Make plans to explore the bayous, bays and beaches of our area. People of all ages are encouraged to get outside and learn more about the environment, investigate the plants and animals that live here, and enjoy active recreation such as ropes courses, hiking and kayaking.

The Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage at The University of Southern Mississippi is sponsoring a talk by Randall Norris, an award-winning oral historian, today, Sept. 25 from 5:15-6:15 p.m. in the Liberal Arts Building on the Hattiesburg campus, room 101. Admission is free.

Mississippi Gaming Commission Chairman Jerry St. Pé, fifth from left, is presented original artwork from University of Southern Mississippi students, graduates and faculty of the Casino, Hospitality and Tourism degree program. The piece, unveiled to St. Pé at his last meeting of the Mississippi Gaming Commission Sept. 20 at the Beau Rivage in Biloxi, was presented the artwork for his dedication to the tourism and gaming profession which inspired Southern Miss students and alumni. Artist Katherine Miller, to the right of the piece, is a senior working on her bachelor’s degree in hotel, restaurant and tourism management. Miller incorporated various aspects of Mississippi gaming and tourism, as well as St. Pé’s image, throughout her artwork. (Southern Miss University Communications photo by Charmaine Schmermund)

The University of Southern Mississippi Police Department seeks the public’s assistance regarding information related to an accident on 4th Street that has left one student injured.

The Center for the Study of War and Society at The University of Southern Mississippi, in partnership with the Hattiesburg Public Library will host its fall War & Society Roundtable: Books Dialogue and Debate Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 6 p.m. at the Hattiesburg Public Library. 

The University of Southern Mississippi and Blackboard are hosting a symposium that will be an e-learning conference on Sept. 27-28 in the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg Campus. 

When Dr. Jay Dean takes to the podium to open the 93rd season of The University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, it will be a much different group than the one he stepped in front of 25 years ago.

When pianist Monica Echols surveyed the damage caused by Hurricane Isaac to her Hammond, La., home, the loss was extensive. However, the loss of her piano and life-long music collection was even more devastating.

The University of Southern Mississippi Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation (CLTT) and the Mississippi State University - Research Curriculum Unit (RCU) are partnering to develop an “Intermodal Transportation Curriculum for Secondary Education” as a pilot study.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business has reached an historic milestone with inclusion among the country’s Top-200 undergraduate business programs as ranked by U.S. News & World Report.

 

The magazine’s 2012 rankings put Southern Miss in elite company. According to the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), there are approximately 13,000 business programs worldwide. Of that total only 655 (less than five percent) have qualified for AACSB accreditation. This marks the first time Southern Miss has climbed inside the Top-200 list.

University of Southern Mississippi alumnus and Hattiesburg native Carlton Wade, a hip-hop journalist who has written for XXL and The Source, will be the featured presenter at the next Honors Forum, set for Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 6:30 p.m. in Stout Hall on the Hattiesburg campus. Admission is free.