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Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop Saturday, June 1, for residents with and without disabilities in Oktibbeha and surrounding counties.

The Children's Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi held its 2013 Spring Graduation ceremony on Friday, May 17 on the Hattiesburg campus.


Dr. Mike Forster, dean of the Southern Miss College of Health, handed out the graduation certificates.


(Photo by Van Arnold, University Communications)

Sarah Case-Price began her affiliation with The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi more than a dozen years ago as a student worker. On July 1, she will take over the reins as director.

Each year, The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Recreational Sports honors outstanding student staff members and graduating seniors at the Student Staff Appreciation and Awards night. Southern Miss Rec Sports held the 2013 awards night at the end of the spring semester at the Southern Miss Payne Center.

The Cedar Point teaching site of the University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) will be the location of the second annual Shifting Baselines Stewardship Summit May 17-18.

Former students and colleagues of Dr. Ronald Marquardt, a professor emeritus and chairman of The University of Southern Mississippi's Department of Political Science, remember him as a model teacher, faculty member and administrator.

Dr. Marquardt died Wednesday, May 15 at his home in Hattiesburg following a lengthy illness. He was 73.

The annual Mississippi Association of Campus Student Affairs Professionals (MACSAP) conference will be held on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus May 20-21. This year marks the third time Southern Miss has hosted the event, which is the annual conference for student affairs professionals at institutions of higher education across the state. 

In accordance with the Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation’s (CLTT) strategic plan, Thomas Schoemann has been selected as the center’s Operations Manager. Schoemann will assume his new position at The University of Southern Mississippi on May 20.

The DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi will offer the nationally-accredited DuBard Association Method® Basic Course on June 17-21 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the DuBard School on the Hattiesburg campus.

Geography students from The University of Southern Mississippi recently joined with the Asset Development Division of the Mississippi Development Authority to study downtown McComb’s opportunities for economic development.

The Mississippi Polymer Institute at The University of Southern Mississippi has teamed up with Mississippi State University’s Space Cowboys rocket team to produce 3D printed parts for its rocket build.

Since 1927, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association has celebrated Better Hearing and Speech Month each May to raise public awareness of speech, language and hearing disorders that affect 14 million Americans. The DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi wants to help spread the word.

Inspired by the passion for The University of Southern Mississippi demonstrated by hundreds across the country as part of the University’s “Day of Giving” May 8, an anonymous donor has contributed $1 million to help restore the institution’s Hattiesburg campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi will host a series of professional teaching workshops this summer.

Security management at open access sporting events will be the focus of this year’s National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) Conference and Exhibition National Forum July 16-18 in Orlando, Fla. In conjunction with Stadium Managers Association, the forum will be held Tuesday, July 16 from 12-2 p.m. with a news conference to follow.

Gov. Phil Bryant urged spring 2013 graduates of The University of Southern Mississippi to “have a sense of urgency” in seizing life’s opportunities, and not lie down in the face of adversity.

Beth Biagini always imagined that she would watch her youngest daughter graduate from college. But the mother of four never dreamed that she would be wearing a cap and gown on the same day herself.


On Friday, May 10 Beth Biagini and her daughter, Cally Biagini, strolled across the stage at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Reed Green Coliseum to receive their diplomas during the Spring 2013 Commencement ceremony.

In just 24 hours, The University of Southern Mississippi Foundation successfully raised $130,234.46 to support the restoration of the front lawn of the University’s Hattiesburg campus that was heavily damaged by the tornado on February 10.

Dr. Amy Chasteen Miller, associate professor and chair of the Department of Anthropology and Sociology, will take on the role of associate dean for academic affairs in The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Arts and Letters beginning in July.

A history graduate student at The University of Southern Mississippi will soon be joining an elite team of researchers as they attempt to learn more about the fate of American soldiers from World War II missing in action in the South Pacific since the war ended in 1945.

This summer your child can learn to cook, be a scientist, explore the rain forest or go camping. The Early Connections Learning Center is holding six special summer camps for children ages 3 through 7, are Mondays through Thursdays each week of June and two weeks in July. Camps are $115 each, with a 10% discount for siblings.

Summer camps scheduled are:

            June 3-6 – The World of Author Eric Carle

A group of Southern Miss business students toured the Cintas facility in Mobile on Friday, May 3 to speak with plant managers and other officials. Pictured here are Southern Miss students, left to right: Kevin Shelby, Samantha Linzy, Cameron Bradley, Kayla Danielle Herrington, Candanise Walters and Charles King.

The 2012-2013 Southern Connection Leadership Team was recognized for their year of service at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Awards Day ceremony in April.

Throughout the year, the team of 12 student leaders served as the host group for the orientation and registration event, Gold Rush, and as leadership ambassadors for a variety of university events, including commencement and Welcome Week.

The Sales Education Foundation (SEF) has released its annual list of Top University Sales Programs, which includes The University of Southern Mississippi as one of the best locations for hiring sales professionals.