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The 2012 inductees into The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Mass Communication and Journalism Hall of Fame include four of the institution’s most prominent alumnae, including an interactive journalism pioneer, an Emmy-winning television executive, a popular New Orleans television news anchor and a former Southern Miss president.       

Several University of Southern Mississippi faculty members will take the stage with the Southern Miss Symphony Orchestra to perform an exciting program of classical and classical-style pieces at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1 in Bennett Auditorium.

Dr. Mary Frances Nettles, director of the National Food Service Management Institute at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been awarded Kansas State University’s 2012 College of Human Ecology Distinguished Research Award.

A debate between The University of Southern Mississippi Debate Society and the British National Debate Team will be held Monday, Nov. 5 at 6 p.m. in the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg campus. The event, sponsored by the Department of Communication Studies in the College of Arts and Letters,is free and open to the public.

The University of Southern Mississippi chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD) received the Gold Delta Award for heightened membership during a National Workshop held earlier this month in San Antonio, Texas.

 

The award is presented to chapters that have experienced a minimum 35 percent increase in membership from year to year. The Southern Miss chapter of ALD produced a 69 percent increase as membership grew from 71 members in 2011 to 120 this year.

Fourteen University of Southern Mississippi students will vie for the Miss University of Southern Mississippi Scholarship Pageant crown Saturday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Hattiesburg Lake Terrace Convention Center.

A case study examining university-led hurricane recovery programs focused on community sustainability by including cultural elements relevant to program participants will be the focus of a presentation Nov. 7 on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus.

The momentum that has been building within the College of Nursing at The University of Southern Mississippi received a significant boost recently with accreditations granted/renewed for several programs.

Amy Radican-Wald, a 2002 graduate of The University of Southern Mississippi Master of Public Health program in the Department of Community Health Sciences, was elected as the Mississippi delegate to the American Public Health Association's (APHA) Governing Council by the Mississippi Public Health Association (MPHA) during the association's annual conference in Philadelphia, Miss., last month.

While Mannoni Performing Arts Center undergoes renovation, the University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of Dance’s Repertory Dance Company will take it to the streets, presenting dances created and performed at the Hattiesburg Zoo, the Holloway Transfer and Storage Building, Click Boutique, 206 Front, and in the alleys and hidden doorways of downtown Hattiesburg. 

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Lake Thoreau Environmental Center will celebrate its grand opening Saturday, Oct. 27 with the Rattler Ramble 5K and Runners High Kids Fun Run beginning with check-in at 9 a.m. at the center. The race will start at 10 a.m. and refreshments and music will follow the event at the center.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, Oct. 31 at 10 a.m. in the Thad Cochran Center ballrooms II and III on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus for Virginia Berry, 63, a member of the university’s Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences faculty who died Monday, Oct. 15 at her home in Hattiesburg. A reception will follow.

The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation in partnership with the de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection at The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting submissions from publishers for the 27th Annual Ezra Jack Keats New Writer and New Illustrator Book Awards (known collectively as the Ezra Jack Keats Book Award). Submissions will be accepted at any time during the year through Dec. 30, 2012.

The Student Government Association at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast is supporting safe trick-or-treating by hosting, “Nightmare on Golden Eagle Street,” Friday, Oct. 26, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the Fleming Education Center on the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

The Katrina Research Center at the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast is hosting the exhibit, “Levant: A Visual Essay,” by Lori K. Gordon through January 2013. The exhibit features photographs and collages of modern life in Israel/Palestine.

Interested in buying a home for your family in a Jackson neighborhood? The Institute for Disability Studies’ Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) may have just the house for you.

The informational meeting will be held Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Morning Star Baptist Church at 3420 Albermarle Road in Jackson, Miss. Housing counselors will be available at the meeting to discuss eligibility and income requirements. A credit education workshop will be held at 7:15 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

Phi Mu Lady Week at the University of Southern Mississippi recently took on a very special meaning for a 1954 Phi Mu pledge, Dell Mechatto Martin of Belzoni, Miss.

 

An information session will be held Tuesday, Oct. 30 from 6 - 7 p.m. for persons interested in the master’s program in counseling and personnel services, offered through the University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of Educational Studies and Research. The meeting will be in Owings-McQuagge Hall, room 102 on the Hattiesburg campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Libraries will host an artist reception for coast photographer Jason Taylor Thursday, Nov. 1 from 3 – 5 p.m. in the library at the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

Members of The University of Southern Mississippi women’s basketball team took time out from preseason workouts to make their annual visit to The Children’s Center for Communication and Development on Tuesday, Oct. 23.

Dr. Rowena Elliott, associate professor in the College of Nursing at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been inducted as a Fellow in the prestigious American Academy of Nursing.

Adina Manning and Kristen Lockhart, both Master of Public Health students at The University of Southern Mississippi, were selected as top abstracts and awarded scholarships by the Mississippi Public Health Association (MPHA) in order to attend and present at the association’s annual meeting in Philadelphia, Miss., last month.

The Southern Chorale at The University of Southern Mississippi School of Music will open their year-long concert series of works by American composers on Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m. at Parkway Heights United Methodist Church in Hattiesburg. The concert is part of preparations for a tour of Romania this summer.

The University of Southern Mississippi will welcome film and television actor and author Rick Lenz as part of the Honors Forum series Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m. The event, hosted by the College of Arts and Letters and Honors College, will be held in room 103 of the Trent Lott Center on the Hattiesburg campus.