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The University of Southern Mississippi University Police Department (UPD) received a certificate of accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) recently during a ceremony held in Mobile, Ala.

A large, energetic crowd turned out for a panel discussion of Kathryn Stockett’s immensely popular novel “The Help” on Wednesday, March 28 at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Thad Cochran Center.

 

Panelists included Forrest County Justice Court Judge Deborah Gambrell Chambers; University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Vice-President/Executive Officer Frances Lucas and New York publicist Stella Connell. Dr. Kim LeDuff, associate professor in the Southern Miss School of Mass Communication and Journalism, served as the moderator.

Because of the possibility of inclement weather, The University of Southern Mississippi will hold its Founders’ Day activities in Bennett Auditorium Friday, March 30 at 3 p.m. with a reception to follow at 4:30 p.m. at the Student Activities Hub. Both facilities are located at the center of the Hattiesburg campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Biological Sciences’ annual spring plant sale will be held Saturday, March 31 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Stepping Stone Rock and Garden Center in Oak Grove, located behind Optimist Park. A wide variety of selections will be available.

The list of career accolades continues to grow for University of Southern Mississippi polymer science researcher Dr. Robert Lochhead, who has been selected to receive the Chemical Pioneer Award by the American Institute of Chemists (AIC).

Dr. Frances A. Karnes, distinguished university professor in the department of curriculum, instruction and special education at The University of Southern Mississippi and director of the Frances Karnes Center for Gifted Studies; Dr. Kristen Stephens, assistant professor at Duke University; and John Dudley, a doctoral student in political science at the University of Mississippi, have written a chapter in the book, “Identification-The Theory and Practice of Identifying Students for Gifted and Talented Education Services,” published by Creative Learning Press and edited by Scott Hunsaker.

The Friends of the University Libraries at The University of Southern Mississippi recently funded new electronic books for the libraries’ nursing collection. The donation comes during a trend toward online learning within the field.

The Center for Community and Civic Engagement’s Campus Link AmeriCorps, located at The University of Southern Mississippi, is teaming up with the Oseola McCarty Youth Development Center for a community garden project sponsored by Venue Church. The project kicks off Saturday, March 31 at 8 a.m. at the McCarty Center, located at 607 McSwain St. in Hattiesburg.

The University of Southern Mississippi School of Polymers and High Performance Materials will host a group of high school students Friday, March 30 who will be challenged in competition to engineer a polymer project to be tested on laboratory equipment at the school.

University of Southern Mississippi School of Music students Craig Watson, Ismael Brandao and Jesus Castro will be featured in the symphony season performance, “Future Stars,” set for 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 29 at Bennett Auditorium.

LONG BEACH, Miss. – The book, “Hurricane Katrina: The Mississippi Story,” by Dr. James Pat Smith, professor of history at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, was recently published by University Press of Mississippi. “Hurricane Katrina: The Mississippi Story” presents the fullest account yet written of the impact of this storm on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Tulio Sulbaran, MD Sarder, and Chad Miller of the Center for Logistics, Trade, and Transportation (CLTT) at The University of Southern Mississippi recently visited Panama to continue strengthening relationships with the Universidad Marítima Internacional de Panamá (UMIP) and representatives of the logistics and transportation industry in Panama.

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The College of Health at The University of Southern Mississippi, along with the Hattiesburg Clinic and the Southern and Southwest Mississippi Area Health Education Centers, present the forum, “Poverty and Its Impact on Health: Causation or Correlation,” Thursday, April 12, from 6 – 7:45 p.m. in the Fleming Education Center at the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Theatre and Dance will present “Anna in the Tropics”by Nilo Cruz, opening March 29 in the Gilbert F. Hartwig Theatre.

The University of Southern Mississippi Libraries Science Café, “Musical Minds,” will be held today from 6-7:30 p.m. in Cook Library Art Gallery, located next to Starbucks in Cook Library, room 105A.

Author and journalist Krista Tippett, host of National Public Radio’s “Krista Tippett on Being” was the guest presenter for the final keynote presentation, ‘Civil Conversations” Friday, March 23 on the closing day of the Gulf South Summit on Service Learning and Civic Engagement through Higher Education, held at the Hattiesburg Convention Center.

The Institute for Disability Studies (EDS) at The University of Southern Mississippi will hold a workshop on fair housing on Tuesday, April 3, at 10 a.m. at the Humphreys County Library at 105 South Hayden Street in Belzoni.

Scott J. Moore, an investigative scientist in the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Office of the Inspector General, delivered the annual Martha D. Saunders Keynote Address at the University of Southern Mississippi’s Graduate Student Research Symposium, held Friday, March 23 in the Thad Cochran Center.

The University of Southern Mississippi Technology Learning Center (TLC) Golden Eagles wheelchair basketball team closed out its first season by winning the National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA) Gulf Coast Conference Championship held at Jackson State University.

 

The weekend-long tournament featured six teams from southeastern states vying for the title of NWBA Gulf Coast Conference Champion.

Undergraduate and graduate students at The University of Southern Mississippi are invited to present their research at its 6th annual Student Research Colloquium, set for April 26. The deadline for submission of a research presentation proposal is April 9 at 11 p.m.

A last-minute decision to enter the Miss Collegiate America Pageant nearly resulted in a crowning for former University of Southern Mississippi student Christine Kozlowski, who captured the first runner-up spot in the annual competition held March 7-10 in San Antonio, Texas.

WUSM Roots Radio 88.5, Keg and Barrel and JHM Graphics, will kick off the WUSM Spring Slumgullion Saturday, March 31, at HUBFEST in Downtown Hattiesburg, and continue during the entire month of April at The Keg and Barrel on Hardy Street.

The University of Southern Mississippi College of Science and Technology is busy preparing for the upcoming Lockheed Martin annual Information Technology (IT) Day at the Jackson Convention Complex March 30.