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University of West Florida President Judy Bense announced Friday the appointment of Dr. Martha Saunders as Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs. Saunders will officially begin on Jan. 2, 2013.

Citing demonstrated leadership, exceptional vision and a bias for action, the Board of Trustees voted unanimously to extend the contract of the Commissioner of Higher Education for four more years.

On Saturday, Nov. 17 chainsaw artist Dayton Scoggins will reshape an ailing live oak on The University Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus into a beloved icon.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Technology Learning Center (TLC) Golden Eagles wheelchair basketball team has captured its first tournament of the 2012-13 season.

The Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies has extended the registration deadline for its Saturday Gifted Studies Program, which will be held from Jan. 19 - March 2, 2013 on the Hattiesburg campus of the University of Southern Mississippi. 

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Civic Chorale will perform its annual tradition of rousing audiences with two holiday concerts on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The chorale will feature “Magnificat” and the “Song of Mary,” along with traditional holiday favorites.

Students, faculty, staff and area residents are reminded that The University of Southern Mississippi will hold 2012 Fall Commencement ceremonies on Friday, Dec. 14 at Reed Green Coliseum on the Hattiesburg campus.

Dr. Marie Danforth, professor of anthropology, was recently named The University of Southern Mississippi’s “Teacher of the Year” by the Mississippi Humanities Council.

The University of Southern Mississippi will introduce a monthly book club specifically for youth, ages 12-17, on Nov. 17 at noon at the Hattiesburg Public Library. 

The University of Southern Mississippi, along with VISITHATTIESBURG™ and the Hattiesburg Convention and Tourism Commission, will host the 2012 Leadership Mississippi class for its final excursion on Nov. 15-16.

Members of The University of Southern Mississippi faculty from across disciplines shared highlights of their research with audiences Friday, Nov. 9 during the annual University Research Day program. The event was held at the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg campus.

The Student Government Association at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast is sponsoring “College Night at the Hard Rock Cafe” in Biloxi Saturday, Nov. 17 from 6 –11 p.m.

Dr. Thomas Payne, associate professor in the School of Criminal Justice at The University of Southern Mississippi, has consulted with the Houston (Texas) Police Department on groundbreaking research into the best methods for conducting eyewitness lineups.

Dr. John Harsh, professor of psychology at The University of Southern Mississippi; Dr. Frances Karnes, distinguished professor and director of the Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies at Southern Miss, and Patrick Eiers, a graduate student in psychology at the university, recently had a article published in Parenting for High Potential titled Gifted Students and Sleep. The article includes findings regarding gifted students and sleep, along with practical suggestions to help them get enough sleep.

University of Southern Mississippi student Daniel Hinton, a senior chemistry major from Petal, Miss., has been accepted into a new program called “Chemistry Opportunities (CHOPs)" at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Chemistry Department.

The film program at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast presents "Smokin' Fish," with director and producer Luke Griswold-Tergis as part of the South Arts Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. The screening will be held at Fleming Education Center Auditorium, Gulf Park campus in Long Beach on Friday, Nov. 16 at 6:45 p.m.

The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi recently held a meeting with high school interscholastic athletic officials and security directors to plan and develop an educational and certification program for school safety and security personnel.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Research Awards Day program and presentations will be held tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 9 in Ballroom I of the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg campus. Research Posters will be displayed in Ballroom II. The university community is invited to come and hear about the work of some of our most accomplished scientists, scholars, and artists.

The College of Arts and Letters at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast will host The Eagle’s Nest Reading Series Thursday, Nov. 29 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in room 204 of the Gulf Park campus library.

University of Southern Mississippi students can expand their global IQ, sample delicious international cuisine and learn about the many benefits of participating in the university’s award-winning studying abroad programs during International Education Week, set for Nov. 12 – 16 on the Hattiesburg campus.

 

University of Southern Mississippi student Colton Reid and his horse Della recently competed and earned a top-10 ranking in the nation’s biggest horse show, the American Quarter Horse Congress.

Souvik Banerjee, doctoral student in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The University of Southern Mississippi was selected to present at the American Chemical Society’s Division of Organic Chemistry Graduate Research Symposium on the campus of University of Colorado, Boulder. 

Two great evenings of jazz are in store for the Pine Belt, courtesy of The University of Southern Mississippi School of Music.

The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies (IDS) will hold a fair housing workshop on Thursday, Nov. 29, at 1 p.m. at the South Delta Regional Housing Authority at 202 Weston Ave. in Leland, Miss.