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Deanna Douglas, professor of art at The University of Southern Mississippi, recently had her work, It’s Not an Ampersand, oil on board, shown at the 33rd annual Paper in Particular National Juried Exhibition held recently at Columbia College in Columbia, Mo. It was one of 93 of 600 entries selected for the event.

Dr. Wendy Atkins-Sayre, assistant professor in the Communication Studies Department at The University of Southern Mississippi, was recently awarded the Outstanding Alumni Award from her alma mater, Texas State University at San Marcos.

Two special supporters were honored recently for their contributions to renovation of the foods laboratory in the Department of Nutrition and Food Systems at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Southern Miss alumni Dale and Janet Shearer were saluted during a reception last month to unveil the new 1,384-square foot lab located on the first floor of Fritzsche-Gibbs Hall. The lab, which serves as a teaching classroom, provides a functional space for hands-on training of more than 100 students each year. 

The City of Long Beach, with the help of students and faculty in The University of Southern Mississippi School of Social Work, proclaimed the month of March as Professional Social Work Month during the city’s regular meeting on March 6. Long Beach Mayor Billy Skellie read aloud the proclamation, “Social Work Matters,” to the Board of Aldermen, university representatives, social work professionals and meeting attendees. Mayor Skellie then presented the proclamation to Dr. Tom Osowski, assistant professor in the School of Social Work.

Southern Miss head coach Larry Eustachy has been named the Conference USA Gene Bartow Coach of the Year, in a vote by the league's 12 coaches, the league office announced Wednesday morning.

This briefs package highlights timely news and events from The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast. For more information on any of the stories below or for assistance in arranging interviews, contact Southern Miss Gulf Coast University Communications at 228.865.4573.

On Tuesday, March 20 at 6 p.m. in Marsh Auditorium, University of Southern Mississippi School of Music faculty pianist Elizabeth Moak will showcase pieces by Judith Lang Zaimont in a recital of music from Moak’s newly released CD, “Art, Fire, Soul: Piano Works of Judith Lang Zaimont.” The recital is free and the public is invited.

Two of The University of Southern Mississippi’s brightest academic stars are recipients of this year’s 25th annual Higher Education Appreciation Day, Working for Academic Excellence (HEADWAE) award.

 

Rebecca Anne Masters of Ellisville, Miss., a student in the university’s prestigious Honors College, and Dr. Andrew Wiest, a professor of history and internationally recognized expert on the Vietnam War, were announced as recipients of the award during a visit to the State Capitol Feb. 28.

Two members of the School of Nursing faculty at The University of Southern Mississippi were recently honored with the 2011 American Journal of Nursing’s Book of the Year award. 

Dr. Janie Butts, and Dr. Karen Rich, co-authored the book titled “Philosophies and Theories for Advanced Nursing Practice,” which is primarily used for graduate level nursing students. 

Rainel Joubert, a violin student at The University of Southern Mississippi took fourth place honors at the prestigious Sphinx Competition held last month in Detroit, Mich.

 

The DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi hosted a 50th Anniversary Gala on March 1, at the Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg. More than 150 people attended the dinner and program.

The school, founded in 1962 by the late Dr. Etoile DuBard, serves children with severe communication disorders. The school also kicked-off a $2-million fundraising campaign at the gala.

LONG BEACH, Miss. – Dr. Michael Mong, assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, was named the winner of the Psi Chi fundraiser, “Dress Like Freud for a Day.”

The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation in partnership with the de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection at The University of Southern Mississippi Libraries announced today the winners of the 26th Annual Ezra Jack Keats New Writer and New Illustrator Book Awards.

 

The 2012 awards ceremony will be held on April 12th in conjunction with The University of Southern Mississippi’s Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival.

When The United States Army Field Band and Soldiers' Chorus comes to The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus for a performance March 23, it will be led by School of Music alumnus and deputy commander of the band Major Bruce Pulver in a program of popular favorites and classic band repertoire.

Key representatives from all eight major universities in Mississippi will convene on The University of Southern Mississippi campus March 8-9 for demonstrations and discussion of strategic planning software developed by Ad Astra Information Systems.

The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) will facilitate the Weather Planning for Sport Events Workshop March 8 at the at the Mississippi Center at Jackson State University’s E Campus.

 

The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) will facilitate the Severe Weather Planning for Sport Events workshop March 8 in Jackson at the Mississippi Center at Jackson State University E Campus.

The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) will facilitate the Weather Planning for Sport Events Workshop March 8 at the at the Mississippi Center at Jackson State University’s E Campus.

With four teams from The University of Southern Mississippi and four teams from local community colleges, the competition in this year’s annual Scholars Bowl at Southern Miss Gulf Coast was especially tough.

The Department of Economic and Workforce Development at The University of Southern Mississippi will host the 2012 Evaluation Week March 12 – 16 at the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

The Mississippi Museum of Art will launch an exhibition today of nearly 80 original Curious George drawings today with a special preview party at 6 p.m. at the museum, , located at 380 South Lamar Street in Jackson. Titled “Curious George Saves the Day: The Art of Margret and H.A. Rey,” the exhibition includes items from the H.A. and Margret Rey papers held at The University of Southern Mississippi’s de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection.

For the second year in a row, a University of Southern Mississippi student is a finalist for the prestigious Truman Scholarship.

 

Lilianna Deveneau of Hattiesburg, a junior majoring in sociology and French, is one of only three students from Mississippi named a finalist this year.

C-SPAN3’s American History TV will broadcast a class lecture by University of Southern Mississippi history professor Dr. Susannah Ural Saturday, March 3 at 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. and Sunday, March 4 at noon Central Standard Time as part of the network’s “Lectures in History” program.

The School of Music at The University of Southern Mississippi will host percussion members of the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps for a noontime performance on Monday, March 5 on the Hattiesburg campus.