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Dr. Catherine Rand makes her conducting debut with The University of Southern Mississippi’s top wind band, the Wind Ensemble, on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus.

The WUSM Tailgate Concert Series continues on Saturday, Oct. 6th with T Bird and the Breaks performing before Southern Miss hosts Boise State in a nationally televised football contest at M.M. Roberts Stadium.

Lights. Camera. Action. That’s just what Southern Miss alumnus Jonathan Brannan heard when he joined the cast of the new Universal Studios motion picture, “Pitch Perfect.”

 

Brannan, a 2012 music education graduate of The University of Southern Mississippi, auditioned for and was cast in the film over a year ago. Part of a talent agency based in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, Brannan auditioned for a lot of projects, but the jobs were few and far between. 

The Mississippi Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments on the campus of the University of Southern Mississippi at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Oct. 4. A three-member panel of the court will convene at the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi Student Health Services will host Employee Wellness Days Oct. 11-12, during which time faculty and staff are encouraged to take advantage of their Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) “Healthy You” wellness benefit.  This benefit allows BCBS members to receive free screenings and immunizations based on gender and age. 

The national director of AmeriCorps, Bill Basl, will visit with University of Southern Mississippi students working with local youth as mentors and tutors through AmeriCorps at the Boys and Girls Club of Hattiesburg on Oct. 4 at 3 p.m. The Boys and Girls Club is located at 5670 U.S. Highway 49.

Dr. Cynthia Easterling, University of Southern Mississippi Senior Associate Provost, has watched a fledgling resource idea for marketing students become a genuine “must-have” across a wider scale with the fifth-edition printing of “Merchandising Mathematics for Retailing.”

The DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi will host Missing Links in Academics on Nov. 1-2 at the DuBard School. The seminar will benefit second through eighth-grade general and special education teachers, reading specialists and speech-language pathologists. The cost is $250 until Oct. 17. After Oct. 17, the cost will be $275. Lunch and materials are included.

Saturday's Blackout the Rock game - Louisville at Southern Miss - is appropriately kicking off after dark, at 7 p.m.

 

The latest start time of the season so far also means a longer game-day experience -  and that means more opportunities to tailgate.

Saturday's Blackout the Rock game - Louisville at Southern Miss - is appropriately kicking off after dark, at 7 p.m.

The latest start time of the season so far also means a longer game-day experience -  and that means more opportunities to tailgate. 

Watch a two-minute video on Southern Miss tailgating below, or view tailgating tips from The Student Printz. 

The Kappa Theta chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the international history honor society, at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast will host a book talk featuring Dr. Andrew Wiest, professor and director of International Studies at Southern Miss, as he discusses his latest publication, “The Boys of ’67: Charlie Company’s War in Vietnam.”

The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Medical Laboratory Science’s American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) student chapter will host the ASCLS annual student forum Friday, Oct. 19 in the University Union. 

Several University of Southern Mississippi students currently involved in solar cell research will be recognized for their efforts as part of Gov. Phil Bryant’s “Energy and Economic Development in the 21st Century” summit set for Oct. 4 at the Jackson Convention Complex.

Dr. Michael Forster, dean of the College of Health at The University of Southern Mississippi, has announced that Dr. Trent Gould will serve as interim director of the School of Human Performance and Recreation (HPR) until a permanent director is named.

The Student Government Association and the Office of Sustainability at The University of Southern Mississippi have partnered on an initiative to raise awareness about the importance of recycling by providing additional receptacles at home football games.

University of Southern Mississippi Police have arrested a suspect related to last Sunday’s hit-and-run accident on 4th Street in Hattiesburg that left one student injured.

The second annual WUSM-88.5 FM Tailgate Concert Series continues at The University of Southern Mississippi when Doctor E and the Mississippi Voodoo Kings perform Saturday, Sept. 29 at 4 p.m. before the Golden Eagles' football game against the nationally-ranked University of Louisville Cardinals.

Ocean Springs, MS– Local residents and visitors can celebrate the beauty of South Mississippi by participating in Nature Quest, a new series of free outdoor events in some of the most amazing places on the Gulf Coast. The events are described in the calendar below. 

Make plans to explore the bayous, bays and beaches of our area. People of all ages are encouraged to get outside and learn more about the environment, investigate the plants and animals that live here, and enjoy active recreation such as ropes courses, hiking and kayaking.

The Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage at The University of Southern Mississippi is sponsoring a talk by Randall Norris, an award-winning oral historian, today, Sept. 25 from 5:15-6:15 p.m. in the Liberal Arts Building on the Hattiesburg campus, room 101. Admission is free.

Mississippi Gaming Commission Chairman Jerry St. Pé, fifth from left, is presented original artwork from University of Southern Mississippi students, graduates and faculty of the Casino, Hospitality and Tourism degree program. The piece, unveiled to St. Pé at his last meeting of the Mississippi Gaming Commission Sept. 20 at the Beau Rivage in Biloxi, was presented the artwork for his dedication to the tourism and gaming profession which inspired Southern Miss students and alumni. Artist Katherine Miller, to the right of the piece, is a senior working on her bachelor’s degree in hotel, restaurant and tourism management. Miller incorporated various aspects of Mississippi gaming and tourism, as well as St. Pé’s image, throughout her artwork. (Southern Miss University Communications photo by Charmaine Schmermund)

The University of Southern Mississippi Police Department seeks the public’s assistance regarding information related to an accident on 4th Street that has left one student injured.

The Center for the Study of War and Society at The University of Southern Mississippi, in partnership with the Hattiesburg Public Library will host its fall War & Society Roundtable: Books Dialogue and Debate Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 6 p.m. at the Hattiesburg Public Library. 

The University of Southern Mississippi and Blackboard are hosting a symposium that will be an e-learning conference on Sept. 27-28 in the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg Campus. 

When Dr. Jay Dean takes to the podium to open the 93rd season of The University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, it will be a much different group than the one he stepped in front of 25 years ago.