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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.

Sounds of the season will reverberate throughout the sanctuary at Main Street Baptist Church in Hattiesburg as The University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra presents its Holiday Choral Spectacular at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4.

 

In addition to the Symphony Orchestra, the special evening of music will also feature the combined voices of Southern Miss choirs and local choral groups from Forrest County Agricultural, Sumrall, Stone County, Presbyterian Christian and Pascagoula High Schools.

The Center for Logistics, Trade, and Transportation (CLTT) at the University of Southern Mississippi recently hosted a two-day workshop titled, “Intermodal Transportation Curriculum Development for Secondary Education.”

Dayton Scoggins, left, a chainsaw artist from Columbia, Miss. and his son Kenneth pose with a live oak the two carved into a golden eagle Nov. 17 on The University of Southern Mississippi's Hattiesburg campus. The tree, located next to Walker Science Building and across from the R.C. Cook University Union, was to be cut down because of disease but now has new purpose in the form of the university's mascot.  (Photo by Tara McCrink-Burcham)

The 19th annual Santa’s Bargain Basement Mega Garage Sale will be held Saturday, Dec. 1 from 8-11 a.m. at the Payne Center on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus. The sale, supported by the Association of Office Professionals (AOP), Southern Miss Recreational Sports and Delta Tau Delta, benefits the university’s 2012 United Way Campaign and United Way of Southeast Mississippi.

The Office of Community Service Learning (OCSL) at The University of Southern Mississippi joined forces with several other campus entities on Nov. 15 for the 2nd Annual Food Packaging event as part of Stop Hunger Now.

The College of Arts and Letters at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus will partner with the Mississippi Center for Justice to co-sponsor the 2012 Social Change Film Festival and Institute Monday, Dec. 3.

The 13th annual McNair Scholars Research Symposium at The University of Southern Mississippi will be held Tuesday, Nov. 27 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the Thad Cochran Center, room 216 on the Hattiesburg campus.

 “Sports Nutrition: Playing a Winning Game” served as the topic of the 3rd Annual Department of Nutrition and Food Systems Seminar held earlier this month at The University of Southern Mississippi. 

More than 80 students, faculty and community members attended the annual seminar which featured elements of nutrition as it relates to various professions and current topics. This year’s seminar featured three sports dietitians -- Jamie Mascari, Rebecca Turner and Tavis Piattoly.

Dr. Katherine Nugent, dean of the College of Nursing at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been elected president of the Southern Educational Board (SREB) Council on Collegiate Education for Nursing.

Before gaining the presidency, Nugent served as vice president and board member.

The organization’s focus is to serve as a proactive advocate for greater excellence and access to nursing education in the 16 SREB states and the District of Columbia.

Rick Cleveland, an award-winning Mississippi sportswriter and University of Southern Mississippi alumnus, will serve as the fall 2012 commencement speaker at his alma mater during two ceremonies Dec. 14 on the Hattiesburg campus.

The Katrina Research Center at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, along with the Mississippi Humanities Council and Mississippi Gulf Coast artist Lori K. Gordon, announce the exhibition of The Labat Project at the New Orleans African American Museum Nov. 27 – Dec. 28. An opening reception is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 15 from 3-5 p.m.

The University of Southern Mississippi Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Catherine Rand, presents its second concert of the Fall 2012 semester on Tuesday, Nov. in Bennett Auditorium. The concert, set for 7:30 p.m., will feature two guest conductors and also a premier work for the wind ensemble.

Nothing conveys the holiday spirit more than the festive “Lighting the Way for the Holidays” and “Songfest” events held annually at The University of Southern Mississippi. The public is invited to attend this year’s free festivities, set for Thursday, Nov. 29 at the Hattiesburg campus.

 

Activities for the 6th Annual “Lighting the Way” program begin at 5 p.m. with performances set to commence at 5:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Student Government Association (SGA) at Southern Miss. The 61st Annual Chi Omega Songfest will be held at 6:30 p.m. in Reed Green Coliseum.