April 1, 2015  

Current weather

Clear sky, 71.6 °F

Articles

Main Content

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Lake Thoreau Environmental Center will celebrate its grand opening Saturday, Oct. 27 with the Rattler Ramble 5K and Runners High Kids Fun Run beginning with check-in at 9 a.m. at the center. The race will start at 10 a.m. and refreshments and music will follow the event at the center.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, Oct. 31 at 10 a.m. in the Thad Cochran Center ballrooms II and III on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus for Virginia Berry, 63, a member of the university’s Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences faculty who died Monday, Oct. 15 at her home in Hattiesburg. A reception will follow.

The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation in partnership with the de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection at The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting submissions from publishers for the 27th Annual Ezra Jack Keats New Writer and New Illustrator Book Awards (known collectively as the Ezra Jack Keats Book Award). Submissions will be accepted at any time during the year through Dec. 30, 2012.

The Student Government Association at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast is supporting safe trick-or-treating by hosting, “Nightmare on Golden Eagle Street,” Friday, Oct. 26, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the Fleming Education Center on the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

The Katrina Research Center at the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast is hosting the exhibit, “Levant: A Visual Essay,” by Lori K. Gordon through January 2013. The exhibit features photographs and collages of modern life in Israel/Palestine.

Interested in buying a home for your family in a Jackson neighborhood? The Institute for Disability Studies’ Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) may have just the house for you.

The informational meeting will be held Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Morning Star Baptist Church at 3420 Albermarle Road in Jackson, Miss. Housing counselors will be available at the meeting to discuss eligibility and income requirements. A credit education workshop will be held at 7:15 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

Phi Mu Lady Week at the University of Southern Mississippi recently took on a very special meaning for a 1954 Phi Mu pledge, Dell Mechatto Martin of Belzoni, Miss.

 

An information session will be held Tuesday, Oct. 30 from 6 - 7 p.m. for persons interested in the master’s program in counseling and personnel services, offered through the University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of Educational Studies and Research. The meeting will be in Owings-McQuagge Hall, room 102 on the Hattiesburg campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Libraries will host an artist reception for coast photographer Jason Taylor Thursday, Nov. 1 from 3 – 5 p.m. in the library at the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

Members of The University of Southern Mississippi women’s basketball team took time out from preseason workouts to make their annual visit to The Children’s Center for Communication and Development on Tuesday, Oct. 23.

Dr. Rowena Elliott, associate professor in the College of Nursing at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been inducted as a Fellow in the prestigious American Academy of Nursing.

Adina Manning and Kristen Lockhart, both Master of Public Health students at The University of Southern Mississippi, were selected as top abstracts and awarded scholarships by the Mississippi Public Health Association (MPHA) in order to attend and present at the association’s annual meeting in Philadelphia, Miss., last month.

The Southern Chorale at The University of Southern Mississippi School of Music will open their year-long concert series of works by American composers on Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m. at Parkway Heights United Methodist Church in Hattiesburg. The concert is part of preparations for a tour of Romania this summer.

The University of Southern Mississippi will welcome film and television actor and author Rick Lenz as part of the Honors Forum series Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m. The event, hosted by the College of Arts and Letters and Honors College, will be held in room 103 of the Trent Lott Center on the Hattiesburg campus.

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.

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.