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One of the Pine Belt’s most entertaining events is just around the corner, as the Southern Miss Coca Cola Rodeo returns to Forrest County’s James Lynn Cartlidge Multipurpose Center Feb. 17-18. The 27th edition of the event will be presented by The University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of Recreational Sports. 

The spring 2012 Science Café series opener at The University of Southern Mississippi will focus on the growing interest in fish in the U.S., and feature a presentation by a member of the school’s faculty who is knowledgeable about the aquatic animal.

When it comes to the best college football campuses in the United States, The University of Southern Mississippi ranks among the country’s finest, according to a recent assessment by online sports media publication Bleacher Report.

Jim Glassman, chief economist at JP Morgan, considers all the gloom, doom and dreary appraisals of the U.S. economy to be nothing more than pessimistic chatter.

 

His was a message of hope and faith as a guest lecturer during the 2nd Annual IMPACT Southern Miss: Turning Knowledge into Innovation Forum held Thursday, Jan. 26 at the Trent Lott Center on The University of Southern Mississippi campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi Center for Logistics, Trade, and Transportation (CLTT) has been named and funded as a U.S. Department of Transportation Research and Innovative Technology Administration University Transportation Center (UTC).

When the School of Music at The University of Southern Mississippi opens its 2012 Connoisseur Series on Tuesday, Jan. 31, the audience will get its first experience in the newly renovated Marsh Auditorium. And fittingly so, world-renowned acapella vocal ensemble, Quink, will be the first to try out the new hall’s acoustics.

The University of Southern Mississippi Women's and Gender Studies Program and the College of Arts and Letters will present the lecture “How to Break a Terrorist” by former Air Force Interrogator Matthew Alexander on Monday, Feb. 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the Fleming Education Center auditorium on the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

Dr. Julian Allen, director, Special Operations and Public Safety Technology & Training Programs at The University of Southern Mississippi, will serve as a judge in final-round selections for the 2012 All-USA Community College Academic Team.

The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi will conduct a Sport Event Evacuation Training and Exercise Course Jan. 31-Feb. 1 at the Trent Lott Center on the Hattiesburg campus.

Graduates of the Center for Writers in the English Department at the University of Southern Mississippi have had marked success recently, publishing books and winning major awards.

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop on Saturday, Feb. 11 for residents with and without disabilities in Hinds and surrounding counties.

I have always had a love for the game of baseball. Like many kids today, I started playing organized baseball in the first grade and continued playing recreationally through graduate school. I liked every aspect of the game as well as the camaraderie and culture. 

University of Southern Mississippi voice student Melanie Gardner will present a benefit recital at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan.  29 at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Hattiesburg to raise money for her participation in Operafestival di Roma, a prestigious opera program in Rome, Italy, this summer.

Dr. Mary Lou Sheffer, associate professor in The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Mass Communication and Journalism, is the recipient of a fellowship from the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE).

Russ Willis has announced that he will be transitioning from the position of Vice President for Administrative Affairs at The University of Southern Mississippi to a role with the University Foundation, effective Feb. 1. Chad Driskell, Executive Assistant to the President for External Affairs, will replace him on an interim basis, while Willis will join the staff of the USM Foundation as Assistant Director for Fundraising Initiatives and Planned Giving.

Despite statistics that continue to show Mississippi failing in vital public health categories, educators at The University of Southern Mississippi remain undaunted in their efforts to reverse the dismal trend.

The School of Music at The University of Southern Mississippi presents hundreds of concerts nearly every musical genre annually, and this spring will be no exception.

Max van Norden, program coordinator for the hydrographic science master's program in the Southern Miss Department of Marine Science at  Stennis Space Center, will be featured as a call-in expert on NPR's Science Friday program today, Jan. 20 from 2:30-3 p.m. He will answer questions on electronic charting and surveying technology in the wake of the Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster off the coast of Italy. Locally, the
program can be heard on WMAH-FM 90.3.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of Psychology continues to boast a 100 percent passing rate for its graduate counseling psychology students who take the National Counselor Exam (NCE). Graduates of the program last year and in recent years not only passed the exam, but exceeded the national passing rate average.

The Katrina Research Center at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, along with the Mississippi Humanities Council and Gulf Coast artist Lori K. Gordon, announce the premiere exhibition of The Labat Project. Unveiling of the exhibit will be at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6 at the Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library, located at 312 Highway 90 in Bay St. Louis.

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop on Saturday, Feb. 4 for residents with and without disabilities in Lowndes and surrounding counties.

Josh Duplantis, assistant director for the Union in the Office of Community Service Learning at The University of Southern Mississippi, harbors a deep passion for student achievement, particularly in the area of community outreach.

University of Southern Mississippi students, including members of fraternities and sororities on the Hattiesburg campus, participated in a community service project at the Edwards Street Fellowship Center Monday as part of the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, coordinated through the university’s Office of Community Service Learning (OCSL).

The recent maritime accident involving the cruise ship Costa Concordia validates the need for advances in ocean mapping and navigation technology, according to faculty in The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Marine Science who specialize in hydrographic science.