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Volunteers for The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast’s Big Event, a university-wide community service project, spent their Saturday among several sites on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. With nearly 70 volunteers participating in various projects, the Big Event was a big success in spreading community service awareness.

 

Southern Miss Gulf Coast students, faculty and staff participated in one of four projects along the coast on Saturday, April 14.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of Casino, Hospitality and Tourism Management has made all the necessary preparations for the 8th Annual Passions of the Palate on Monday, April 30th from 5-9 p.m. at the Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg.

The Southern Miss Gulf Coast Civic Chorale will perform “The Music of Rodgers and Hammerstein,” at two concerts in the Fleming Education Center auditorium at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. The concerts will be held Friday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 29 at 3 p.m.

University of Southern Mississippi Professor Charles L. McCormick was named a POLY Fellow at the 243rd meeting of the American Chemical Society last month in San Diego Calif.

The Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada (Butler Snow) Foundation has awarded a $25,751 grant to The University of Southern Mississippi Children’s Center for Communication and Development for its project focusing on Early Intervention, Literacy and School Readiness for Young Children with Significant Disabilities.

Sheldon Wolf, founder and CEO of Spellex Corp., credits perseverance and high-caliber employees for the business success he has achieved over the past quarter-century.

 

On Thursday, April 19, Wolf will be honored by the College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi as its 2012 Boardman Entrepreneur of the Year during a special ceremony set for 6 p.m. at the Great Southern Club in Gulfport, Miss.

Longtime faculty member and senior associate dean Dr. Steven Moser has been named the new dean of the College of Arts & Letters at The University of Southern Mississippi. Moser has been serving as interim dean since May of last year.

Dr. Diane Fisher, associate dean of the College of Education and Psychology and an associate professor of business technology at The University of Southern Mississippi, was honored as the 2012 Collegiate Teacher of the Year by the National Business Education Association at its annual convention in Boston April 3-7. The award was presented in recognition of outstanding contributions in teaching business.

A University of Southern Mississippi alumnus who made a historic financial contribution to his alma mater last year will serve as its spring commencement speaker.

 

Chuck Scianna, president of Sim-Tex, L.P. in Waller, Texas and a 1975 graduate of Southern Miss’ College of Business, will give the commencement address at two ceremonies Friday, May 11 at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. at Reed Green Coliseum.

Artists and authors who have enriched the lives of both young and old alike were honored Thursday at the 45th annual Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Literature Festival on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus.

 

Jane Yolen, author of more than 300 books and winner of the coveted Caldecott Medal, was honored with the festival’s top honor, the Southern Miss Medallion.

2012 College of Health Awards at The University of Southern Mississippi

Chair of Ambassadors   

Kristen L. O'Flarity

Outstanding Ambassador            

Rebecca K. Bishop

Senior Ambassadors      

Nicole L. Ballard

Rebecca K. Bishop,

Emily R. Buras

Meaghan A. Clark,

Gabrielle C. Darville

Shamari N. Griffin

Junenette R. Harris

Darron L. Magee

Sarina Murry

One hundred years ago this week, the RMS Titanic, a state-of-the-art British ocean liner sailing on its maiden voyage, struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic and sunk. More than 1,500 passengers lost their lives in this catastrophic maritime incident that was the catalyst for a comprehensive international treaty addressing maritime operations.

Approximately 20 educators and other professionals from across the state attended the Missing Links in Academics workshops at the DuBard School for Language Disorders on April 12-13.

The two-day course is designed for second through eighth grade teachers, reading specialists and speech-language pathologists. Participants learn multisensory techniques for improving student performance in reading, writing and comprehension.

The course will be held again November 1-2, and continuing education units are available through The University of Southern Mississippi and ASHA.

The University of Southern Mississippi men’s a capella group, The Spirit of Southern (SOS), will host a memorial concert for Steffan Myers Friday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mannoni Performing Arts Center Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus.

Administrators, faculty, staff and students at The University of Southern Mississippi commemorated the 100th anniversary of Hattiesburg Hall’s opening with a special birthday celebration on Thursday, April 12.

University of Southern Mississippi sophomore Tyler Brown, of Biloxi, Miss., has been awarded the Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society’s Stemler Study Abroad Scholarship.

The University of Southern Mississippi will offer an introductory course emphasizing elected officials’ role in community and economic development on Tuesday, April 24 on the Hattiesburg campus. The course is the first of its kind to be offered in this region of the state.

The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Marine Science will get a new neighbor and potential research partner with the recent announcement by Gov. Phil Bryant that the National Oceans and Applications Research Center (NOARC) will be located at the Stennis Space Center in Hancock County, Miss.

International Education at The University of Southern Mississippi will present its annual International Food Fair Thursday, April 12 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Baptist Student Union on the university’s Hattiesburg campus.

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop on Saturday, April 21 for residents with and without disabilities in Lincoln and surrounding counties.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s largest annual outreach initiative, The Big Event, is set for Saturday, April 14 when students, faculty and staff volunteers from the university fan out across the Hattiesburg area to give their time and energy to worthwhile community service projects. More than 300 volunteers are expected to participate.

Instead of taking a beach trip or relaxing at home, several youth and young adult members of the Institute for Disability Studies’ TRIAD Service AmeriCorps program spent part of their spring break holiday providing national service.

The School of Nursing at The University of Southern Mississippi will soon take a giant leap in healthcare education and training by offering the state’s first degree-granting nurse anesthesia program.

 

The new program will include 36 consecutive months of study and award a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree. School of Nursing officials hope to receive final approval from the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs in October with classes set to begin in January 2013.

Dr. Kim LeDuff, associate director of The University of Southern Mississippi School of Mass Communication and Journalism, will present the 19th annual Armstrong-Branch Lecture Thursday, April 12 at 6:30 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium on the university's Hattiesburg campus. Admission is free.