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Representatives from the Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada (Butler Snow) Foundation presented a check for $25,751 to The University of Southern Mississippi Children’s Center for Communication and Development on Monday, April 23 to be used for its project focusing on Early Intervention, Literacy and School Readiness for Young Children with Significant Disabilities.

Wendy Atkins-Sayre, assistant professor of Communication Studies and Speaking Center director at The University of Southern Mississippi, recently published a co-edited book on communication centers and oral communication programs in higher education.

Dr. Mary Graham, president of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (MGCCC), will serve as the spring 2012 commencement speaker for The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast. The ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 12, at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi.

Two years after the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, The University of Southern Mississippi Center for Oral History continues its work capturing the stories of those whose livelihood depends on the Gulf Coast’s seafood industry, which was threatened by the ecological disaster.

 

With the support of a grant from the National Marine Fisheries Service, the Center has talked with crabbers, shrimpers and oyster harvesters across the Gulf of Mexico about the challenges the disaster has presented to their way of life and the foodways of the region.

The American folk tradition of moonshine has long been associated with the white hillbillies of Appalachia. But an exhibit at the The University of Southern Mississippi will examine the role African Americans played, along with their white counterparts, in its production and subversion of the laws of prohibition in South Mississippi.

Employment has been a problem for many Mississippians in recent years, but the employment outlook for Mississippi’s youth and young adults with disabilities, particularly individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities, is especially bleak.

A group of Canadian geese take in the sun and surroundings at Lake Byron Wednesday on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus. (University Communications photo by David Tisdale)

The Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) approved a proposal to restore the School of Nursing at The University of Southern Mississippi to college status during its monthly meeting today in Jackson.

The 10th annual Golden Eagle Intertribal POW WOW will be held April 20-21 at The District, located near the Ogletree Alumni House, on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi Debate Society recently participated in the Madison Cup Invitational Debate Tournament, held at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast is well on its way with two historic restoration projects, two renovations and one new construction project on the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

 

Over six years after Hurricane Katrina heavily damaged the university’s beachfront campus, work is underway to restore buildings that once housed offices, classrooms and various departments

A $100,000 commitment to The University of Southern Mississippi Foundation from Hattiesburg Clinic will help fund the DuBard School for Language Disorders’ 50th Anniversary Campaign and the School of Nursing Building Campaign at Southern Miss.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Office of University Communications received five professional awards at the 2012 Public Relations Association of Mississippi (PRAM) awards banquet in Columbus, Miss.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Research Laboratory’s Marine Education Center in Ocean Springs offers its popular Sea Camp for the 28th year this summer along with the Shark Fest day camp, now in its second year. Both will be offered in sessions for various age groups in June and July.

Volunteers for The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast’s Big Event, a university-wide community service project, spent their Saturday among several sites on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. With nearly 70 volunteers participating in various projects, the Big Event was a big success in spreading community service awareness.

 

Southern Miss Gulf Coast students, faculty and staff participated in one of four projects along the coast on Saturday, April 14.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of Casino, Hospitality and Tourism Management has made all the necessary preparations for the 8th Annual Passions of the Palate on Monday, April 30th from 5-9 p.m. at the Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg.

The Southern Miss Gulf Coast Civic Chorale will perform “The Music of Rodgers and Hammerstein,” at two concerts in the Fleming Education Center auditorium at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. The concerts will be held Friday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 29 at 3 p.m.

University of Southern Mississippi Professor Charles L. McCormick was named a POLY Fellow at the 243rd meeting of the American Chemical Society last month in San Diego Calif.

The Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada (Butler Snow) Foundation has awarded a $25,751 grant to The University of Southern Mississippi Children’s Center for Communication and Development for its project focusing on Early Intervention, Literacy and School Readiness for Young Children with Significant Disabilities.

Sheldon Wolf, founder and CEO of Spellex Corp., credits perseverance and high-caliber employees for the business success he has achieved over the past quarter-century.

 

On Thursday, April 19, Wolf will be honored by the College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi as its 2012 Boardman Entrepreneur of the Year during a special ceremony set for 6 p.m. at the Great Southern Club in Gulfport, Miss.

Longtime faculty member and senior associate dean Dr. Steven Moser has been named the new dean of the College of Arts & Letters at The University of Southern Mississippi. Moser has been serving as interim dean since May of last year.

Dr. Diane Fisher, associate dean of the College of Education and Psychology and an associate professor of business technology at The University of Southern Mississippi, was honored as the 2012 Collegiate Teacher of the Year by the National Business Education Association at its annual convention in Boston April 3-7. The award was presented in recognition of outstanding contributions in teaching business.

A University of Southern Mississippi alumnus who made a historic financial contribution to his alma mater last year will serve as its spring commencement speaker.

 

Chuck Scianna, president of Sim-Tex, L.P. in Waller, Texas and a 1975 graduate of Southern Miss’ College of Business, will give the commencement address at two ceremonies Friday, May 11 at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. at Reed Green Coliseum.

Artists and authors who have enriched the lives of both young and old alike were honored Thursday at the 45th annual Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Literature Festival on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus.

 

Jane Yolen, author of more than 300 books and winner of the coveted Caldecott Medal, was honored with the festival’s top honor, the Southern Miss Medallion.