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The University of Southern Mississippi Foundation announced an $8 million fundraising campaign on Wednesday, Jan. 18 to help construct a new facility for the University’s School of Nursing.

 

The School of Nursing Building Campaign is off to a strong start with a $4 million commitment from the Asbury Foundation of Hattiesburg Inc.

University of Southern Mississippi students returned to the Hattiesburg campus today, braving inclement weather to begin the first day of classes of the spring 2012 semester.

LONG BEACH, Miss. – The College of Arts and Letters at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast will host the Spring Poetry Reading Series, which will feature literary selections of a local poet and an open microphone session on the last Wednesday of each month during the spring semester.

With two successful conferences already under their belts, officials at the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4), expect the third edition to be even bigger and better.

The National Center for Spectator Sports and Security (NCS4) at the University of Southern Mississippi has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Daebal University of South Korea. The agreement includes opportunities for collaboration in education, research and cultural exchange in sports venue operation, safety and security advancement.

The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Theatre and Dance in the College of Arts & Letters is gearing up for an exciting spring season of performances which will include showstoppers such as “Rumors,” “Anna in the Tropics,” and “The Grapes of Wrath.”

Lauren Auer isn’t just smiling for the camera as she graces the cover of the 2012 Phi Kappa Phi national study abroad solicitation.

 

The photo featuring the senior Honors College student from Mobile, Ala. captures her mood for the duration of her studies in Belize last summer, where she conducted research for her Senior Honor thesis.

Students at The University of Southern Mississippi will join other members of the university family on Monday, Jan. 16 to continue work on an important project in southeastern Hattiesburg.

University Police asks members of the Hattiesburg campus to be vigilant when engaging with individuals claiming to represent an organization at the university and who are engaging in solicitation, including selling products such as magazine subscriptions, etc. as part of a fundraiser. 

Enforcement of The University of Southern Mississippi’s new smoking policy on its Hattiesburg campus will begin Jan. 17, the first day of the 2012 spring semester, with new signage in place indicating where smoking is permitted.

 

The new policy was initiated in the fall semester, but enforcement of fines for those who violate the policy was scheduled for the spring 2012 semester to allow time to educate members of the Hattiesburg campus community about the initiative.

Experts in banking, finance and academia will converge on The University of Southern Mississippi campus for the 2nd Annual IMPACT Southern Miss: Turning Knowledge into Innovation forum, set for Jan. 26 at the Trent Lott National Center for Excellence in Economic Development & Entrepreneurship.

A University of Southern Mississippi alumnus who has leveraged his talents and education into a successful career as a writer, actor, comedian and motivational speaker will visit Thursday with students on the Hattiesburg campus.

Ann Eugene-Wilks, a graduate student at The University of Southern Mississippi, is one of five students selected from across the country to receive a $2,000 scholarship from the American Proficiency Institute (API).

Dr. Geoffrey Hudson, assistant professor of exercise science at The University of Southern Mississippi, has partnered with four undergraduate students on an important research project involving weight loss supplements.

Governor-elect Phil Bryant will get to enjoy a performance by his alma mater’s marching band, The University of Southern Mississippi’s Pride of Mississippi, when it and the Dixie Darlings participate in the gubernatorial inauguration parade Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 2 p.m. in Jackson.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business has maintained its coveted status as a dually accredited business and accounting school as determined by the Board of Directors of AACSB – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

 

This designation places Southern Miss in exclusive company as one of only 643 AACSB accredited schools in the world and just 475 in the United States. More impressively, Southern Miss is one of only 167 schools in the U.S. that are separately accredited in business and accounting.

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop on Saturday, January 14 for residents with and without disabilities in Washington and surrounding counties.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast will host spring 2012 orientation for new undergraduate students at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11 in the Fleming Education Center at the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. Registration and advisement for new undergraduate students, new graduate students and returning students will be held from 2 – 6 p.m.

The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at the University of Southern concluded a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the China Sport Venue Association (CSVA) during fall 2011. 

Ellis Johnson, long hailed as one of the country’s top defensive strategists, has been named the new head football coach at The University of Southern Mississippi.

 

Johnson, 59, signed a four-year contract to become the Golden Eagles’ 19th head coach pending approval by the Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning.

Janet Baldwin, left, director of Hattiesburg’s Oseola McCarty Youth Development Center, thanks Maribeth Love, program coordinator for Campus Link AmeriCorps at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Community and Civic Engagement (CCCE) and her colleagues for their work with the center’s seventh annual Christmas SLEEVE Program Monday evening. The CCCE and the McCarty Center teamed up with the Hattiesburg Foster Grandparent Program to collect and distribute clothing and non-perishable food items for low-income households.

Linda Jordan, assistant to the dean for the College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, was recently presented the 2011 Office Personnel Staff Excellence Award, which came with a commemorative plaque and a $1,200 monetary gift.

Offices at The University of Southern Mississippi’s main campus in Hattiesburg and the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach will close for the holidays at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 20 and reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012.

Russ Hendley, division vice-president of Hattiesburg Coca-Cola, will serve as the grand marshal for the Southern Miss Coca-Cola Classic Rodeo set for  Feb. 17-18 at the James Lynn Cartlidge Forrest County Multi Purpose Center on U.S. Highway 49 South in Hattiesburg, Miss.