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The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies (IDS) will hold a fair housing workshop at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Lafayette County-Oxford Public Library at 401 Bramlett Blvd. in Oxford.

The Children’s Center for Communication and Development, in conjunction with the Office of Professional Development and Educational Outreach, will host a one-day conference “Exceptional Learners, Exceptional Instruction” on Nov. 9 at the Thad Cochran Center on The University of Southern Mississippi campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Space Planning Committee is examining plans for the use of several large spaces on the Hattiesburg campus as they become available in the near future, and seeks input for the planning process. 

University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast students have elected Amanda Crowe of Gulfport, a master’s in business administration student, to represent the student body at the university’s upcoming homecoming and Spirit Week festivities on both the Gulf Park and Hattiesburg campuses.

Calling on the Hattiesburg campus to continue making “miracles” happen through their support of the United Way, University of Southern Mississippi Interim President Dr. Aubrey Lucas kicked off the school's annual United Way Campaign over breakfast Tuesday morning at the Thad Cochran Center. The campus campaign runs through Nov. 9.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast will host the free public lecture, “Friendship, Death and Boethian Philosophy in the High Middle Ages” featuring Albrecht Classen, university distinguished professor at the University of Arizona. The lecture will be presented Friday, Oct. 19 at 4 p.m. at the Courtyard Marriott Beachfront Hotel in Gulfport.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi’s campus radio station WUSM-FM (88.5)is offering some lucky participant a chance to win big money this fall with the WUSM 50/50 Drawing.
 

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of Food and Nutrition Systems participated in the first Mississippi Farm to School Week in collaboration with Stone County’s Child Nutrition Director Myra Rayburn.

This past summer, University of Southern Mississippi students took part in a unique study abroad experience, spending 10 days in Panama, a country rich in culture and economic growth.

When Johann Strauss conceived of his farcical operetta “Die Fledermaus” (The Bat), he might have been hard pressed to imagine all the comical improvisations and reinventions that would shape it since its debut in 1874.

 

The Southern Opera and Musical Theatre Company’s program takes it to another place literally and figuratively.

Arlen Cooper, a student in the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree program at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been selected as a Jonas Scholar by the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence.

The Southern Entrepreneurship Program, an educational outreach initiative housed within the University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Economic and Entrepreneurship Education (CEEE), commenced its sixth year of youth education during a statewide symposium held on Sept. 27. 

In recognition of October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the Mississippi Partnership for Employment (MSPE) project is emphasizing the 2012 theme, “A Strong Workforce is an Inclusive Workforce: What Can YOU Do?.”

A favorite South Mississippi music tradition returns this weekend when The University of Southern Mississippi’s campus radio station, WUSM-FM (88.5 fm), presents Roots Reunion Weekend Oct. 12-13. Admission is free to the program’s events.

University of Southern Mississippi faculty, staff and students participated in the annual Breast Cancer Awareness Parade  on the Hattiesburg campus Friday, Oct. 5. Golf carts were decorated in pink with messages of support for breast cancer research and awareness, and then paraded across campus as part of several activities scheduled at Southern Miss in conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Paint Southern Miss Pink Committee is spearheading campus efforts for these events during the month of October.

For more information on Paint Southern Miss Pink, contact Dr. Susan Bone at 601.266.5655 or e-mail susan.bone@usm.edu.

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop Saturday, Oct. 13, for residents with and without disabilities in Hinds and surrounding counties.

Paralyzed from the waist down following a 2005 car accident, Dwight Owens has shared his story of triumph over personal tragedy with thousands across the country. On Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 6:30 p.m. in Stout Hall on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus, he’ll tell that story as part of the fall 2012 University Forum series.

With its most recent gift of $20,000, the Favre 4 Hope Foundation has now contributed more than $200,000 to The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi.

The Department of Casino, Hospitality and Tourism Management at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast is offering a fully online program to earn a certificate in casino management.

Students, faculty and staff at The University of Southern Mississippi who want to prevent a bout with the flu can get an influenza vaccination at the Student Health Services clinic on the Hattesburg campus.

Dr. Raymond Scurfield, professor emeritus of social work at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, served as co-editor for two books, “War Trauma and Its Wake: Expanding the Circle of Healing” and “Healing War Trauma: A Handbook of Creative Approaches.”

Dr. Marianne Wheeldon, one of the world’s foremost authorities on French composer Claude Debussy, will give a lecture at the Thad Cochran Center Monday, Oct. 8 at 7:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann presented The University of Southern Mississippi with a check for $366,100 on Wednesday, Oct. 3 in the Aubrey K. Lucas Administration Building on the University’s Hattiesburg campus.

 

“Our colleges and universities are struggling in these lean budget times to educate our children and stay on the cutting edge of higher education,” says Secretary Hosemann. “These funds will support the University’s educational and research mission of the Gulf Coast Research Lab on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.”

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.