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The Office of Professional Development and Educational Outreach at The University of Southern Mississippi will host the Second Annual Safe Schools and Communities: Building Resistance and Resiliency to Violence, Defiant Groups and Bullying Symposium on Feb. 8 at the Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg, Miss.

Micky Harrington, an alumnus of The University of Southern Mississippi, will serve as the Grand Marshal for the 28th Southern Miss Coca-Cola Classic Rodeo, set for Feb. 15-16 at the James Lynn Cartlidge Forrest County Multi Purpose Center on U.S. 49 South in Hattiesburg, Miss.

Dr. Royal P. Walker, Jr., executive director of The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies, has received the 2012 Outstanding Achievement Award presented by the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD).

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Libraries will host a reception Thursday, Jan. 17, from 4 – 6 p.m. for the art exhibit of the husband-and-wife team of John and Tricia McDonald. The exhibit will be on display at the library on the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach through Feb. 28.

Innovate Mississippi (formerly the Mississippi Technology Alliance) has announced that Startup Weekend Jackson will take place Jan. 18-20 at Millsaps College. Startup Weekend is an intense 54-hour event powered by the Kauffman Foundation that operates worldwide and brings together like-minded entrepreneurs for a weekend of company creation.

Work to restore one of the original structures on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus to its former glory is in the final stages.

 

College Hall, built in 1912, will re-open during the fall 2013 semester and serve as home to its new occupant, the School of Mass Communication and Journalism. Campus radio station WUSM-FM and The Student Printz student newspaper will also call College Hall home after being housed in Southern Hall for several decades.

Dr. Frances Karnes, director of the Karnes Center for Gifted Studies at The University of Southern Mississippi, and one of her former students, Dr. Kristen Stephens, recently had their work The ultimate guide to internet resources for teachers of gifted students published by Prufrock Press.

With memories still vivid of the volunteers aiding her hurricane-ravaged hometown of Bay St. Louis, University of Southern Mississippi alumna Kathleen Koch returned the favor last weekend to those impacted by Superstorm Sandy.

Local artists and crafts vendors are invited to be part of the Southern Miss Jazz and Blues Festival on Saturday, March 30, at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

The DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi will now be able to serve more students in its outclient therapy program thanks to a gift from the Walmart Foundation and the Mississippi Advisory Council through the State Giving Program, totaling $34,000.

A University of Southern Mississippi faculty member has translated from German to English a book about an attempt to kill Adolf Hitler that might have prevented World War II and altered the course of history. 

University of Southern Mississippi Provost Dr. Denis Wiesenburg has announced that David Sliman will become the University’s Chief Information Officer, effective Jan. 1, 2013.

Many Mississippians with disabilities once thought owning their own home was just a dream. In the past 15 years, 500 individuals with disabilities and their families have realized their dream of becoming homeowners through The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies’ Home of Your Own (HOYO) program.

 A fire reported shortly after midnight Tuesday damaged the interior of the building housing the Shafer Center for Crisis Intervention on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus. Hattiesburg Fire Department personnel extinguished the blaze soon after their arrival at about 12:30 a.m.

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), during its annual meeting in Dallas Dec. 8-11, informed The University of Southern Mississippi of its approval of the institution's Fifth-Year Interim Report.

 

SACSCOC is one of five regional accrediting organizations that have regularly conducted a comprehensive review of member institutions every 10 years.

The University of Southern Mississippi is mourning the loss of Dr. Clayton Sullivan, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Religion, who died Dec. 14. 

It’s been the sage advice of many, but when Rick Cleveland’s father told him to follow his passion, he took it to heart.

 

Cleveland, executive director of the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum and a longtime sports reporter and columnist, shared that simple message as he gave the commencement address Friday, Dec. 14 at his alma mater, The University of Southern Mississippi.

The National Commission for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) has awarded The University of Southern Mississippi continued accreditation, affirming its teacher education programs meet the organization’s rigorous standards for excellence.

The University of Southern Mississippi plans to restore its masters of business administration program on the Hattiesburg campus for the fall 2013 semester.

 

The program was shifted from the Hattiesburg campus to the Gulf Coast-only format in fall 2011 as part of budget cuts within the Southern Miss College of Business in 2010.

The University of Southern Mississippi recently established the Institute for Collaborative Research and Engagement (iCoRE), which was approved by the Institution of Higher Learning.  iCoRE is a faculty-led research hub in the College of Arts and Letters which assists in locating grant funding for research, proposal and budget development, and administrative forms and requirements.

Youngsters at The Children’s Center for Communication and Development wasted no time delving into the large stack of books donated by the Library and Information Science Student Association at The University of Southern Mississippi on Wednesday, Dec. 12.

Dr. Shahdad Naghshpour, professor of International Development at the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast has published two new books by Business Expert Press.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast awarded three scholarships at the Community College of the Air Force Fall 2012 graduation ceremony held Dec. 5 at Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi.

Pictured from left to right are SSgt Gayle E. Feist, 335 TRS; SSgt Rachel E. Thompson, 338 TRS; and Mark R. Richardson, 81 MDSS, who each received a $100 textbook scholarship to be used upon enrollment at Southern Miss Gulf Coast.

Southern Miss Director of Athletics Jeff Hammond announced on Tuesday, Dec. 11 the hiring of Todd Monken as the school’s 20th football coach. The hiring is pending approval by the IHL Board of Trustees.

 

Monken comes to Southern Miss after serving the last two seasons as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Oklahoma State. It was his second stint at OSU, after serving as pass game coordinator and wide receivers coach there from 2002-04.