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WHAT:  The Gulf Coast Research Laboratory’s Marine Education Center is proud to announce the fall schedule of workshops for the public. These Explore a Seashore workshops are like educational vacations for people who want a better understanding of their coastal habitat. 

WHERE: Gulf Coast Research Laboratory

                 703 East Beach Drive

During The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast’s annual Fall Convocation, the 2012 Butch Oustalet Gulf Coast Outstanding Faculty Awards were presented to recipients in the areas of research, teaching and service.

Members of the State Institutions of Higher Learning search committee charged with finding a new president for The University of Southern Mississippi heard comments Wednesday from its various stakeholders during listening sessions held in Hattiesburg and on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

Recent changes in income eligibility requirements for the Institute for Disability Studies (IDS) Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) now allow for more families to purchase homes in the city of Jackson.

University of Southern Mississippi Board Search Committee Chair Robin Robinson and members announced Tuesday, Sept. 18 the Campus Search Advisory Committee to aid in the search for the next president of the University of Southern Mississippi.

The Southern Miss Education Law Association (SMELA) will host the first in a series of Education Law Policy Luncheons on Monday, Sep. 24 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Trent Lott National Center of Excellence for Economic Development and Entrepreneurship on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus. 

Jay Hammes, founder and president of Safe Sport Zone, speaks to participants in the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) pilot workshop on high school athletics safety and security, held Tuesday on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus.

For the fifth straight year, The University of Southern Mississippi experienced a record increase in the number of freshmen choosing the institution to help them achieve their educational and career goals.

The Katrina Research Center at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast is hosting the first stop for the book tour of “Not Meant to Live Like This: Weathering the Storm of Our Lives in New Orleans.” This free event will be held Wednesday, Sept. 26 from 11 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. in the Katrina Research Center, located on the third floor of the library on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

Students who take their seats in classrooms at The University of Southern Mississippi on Thursday, Sept. 20 will be part of a milestone moment in the institution’s storied history.

 

On that day Southern Miss will mark 100 years since classes first began at what was then known as Mississippi Normal College. Though the college’s legislative founding was established in 1910, regular classes did not commence on the Hattiesburg campus until Sept. 20, 1912.

More students than ever before have entered Mississippi Public Universities, where they will begin building careers in everything from aerospace engineering to urban and regional planning. Across Mississippi's eight public universities, preliminary fall 2012 enrollment figures show an increase of 457 students from fall 2011 numbers. System-wide enrollment has increased annually since 1994.

Nearly 500 singers from across the South will come to the University of Southern Mississippi on Sept. 24-25 to get SICC. That's not s - i - c - k, but instead SICC, the Southern Invitational Choral Conference that attracts talented singers from around the globe in an almost cult-like fashion.

The Southern Miss Gulf Coast Civic Chorale will present the fifth anniversary concert, “Festival of Choirs - A Choir of 500,” on Thursday, Oct. 4, at 7 p.m. at the Mississippi Coast Convention Center Hall D in Biloxi.

The Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation (CLTT) at The University of Southern Mississippi (Southern Miss) recently held an orientation session for new students admitted to the on-line and executive Master of Science in Logistics, Training and Transportation (MS LTT). 

Like all scientific processes, biochemical research in the lab of University of Southern Mississippi Professor Dr. Vijay Rangachari begins with a theory. And there is no shortage of theories when it comes to Alzheimer’s disease research.

Eagle Dining has formed a partnership with Southern Miss Activities Council (SMAC) that will offer the Southern Miss Community free cooking classes for the fall semester.

 

The cooking classes are presented in a fun and informative format, and feature delicious meals taught by Eagle Dining culinary experts. Two classes are scheduled during the fall semester, 9 p.m. to 11p.m. at the Fresh Food Company and include: Mother Sauces on Sept. 26 and Caribbean on Oct. 24.

University of Southern Mississippi Interim President Aubrey Lucas greeted faculty, staff and students at the institution’s fall 2012 convocation Sept. 12, thanking them for their service to the university and noting various individual and institutional accomplishments from the previous academic year.

 

An increase in freshmen enrollment, expansion of state-of-the art student housing, advancements in academic research that have garnered national and international media notice, individual student, faculty staff achievements and groundbreaking on new buildings for the Colleges of Business and Nursing were among many accomplishments Lucas cited as he expressed hopes for more in the future.

Research teams that include University of Southern Mississippi professors Dr. Daniel Savin and Dr. Joseph Griffitt have received additional grant funding to study the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the Gulf of Mexico.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Film Department will present a free screening of the film, “Small, Beautifully Moving Parts,” at 6:45 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28 in the Fleming Education Center auditorium on the University’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

University of Southern Mississippi head football coach Ellis Johnson, members of his coaching staff and several Golden Eagle players had an opportunity to visit the DuBard School for Language Disorders on Wednesday, Sept. 12 as part of the school’s annual Black and Gold Day festivities.

University of Southern Mississippi senior Tyokia Parker offered a simple, yet succinct, reason for wanting to participate in preliminary construction of a Habitat for Humanity home as part of a national day of service on Tuesday, Sept. 11.

 

“I like the idea of being able to help people, especially when it involves giving them a new home,” said Parker, a Lumberton, Miss., native majoring in psychology. “I want to make an impact on someone else’s life.”

Teaching and learning math isn’t always as easy as 1-2-3.  The DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi is offering a multisensory math workshop to educate teachers on this hands-on method of teaching mathematics to students of all levels.

The Katrina Research Center at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast invites the Mississippi Gulf Coast community to a Hurricane Katrina commemoration event featuring the students of Biloxi School District who contributed to the book, “The Storm: Students of Biloxi, Mississippi, Remember Hurricane Katrina.”

For the second consecutive year, The University of Southern Mississippi football Golden Eagles are ranked among the nation’s top programs in the Wall Street Journal’s annual “Grid of Shame” review.