November 25, 2015  

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A prominent leader in the American Psychology Association will address disparities in health outcomes with respect to race and ethnicity at The University of Southern Mississippi’s annual Hildman Colloquium in Psychology Thursday, March 28.

The Gulf Coast Cultural Arts Committee at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast is sponsoring a Lunch and Learn presentation focusing on an art rescue of the works of late Bay St. Louis artist Laurent Smith. The presentation will be held Thursday, March 21 from 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the university’s Katrina Research Center, located on the third floor of the Gulf Coast Library.

The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi welcomes Stanley Security Solutions as the official “Facility of Merit Award” sponsor for the 4th Annual National Sports Safety and Security Conference at Walt Disney World on July 16-18.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory has received funding from the National Science Foundation for the new Science Center for Marine Fisheries.

The Provost’s Office is asking Southern Miss students and faculty to assist in the Fall 2012 Textbook Survey that is now available on SOAR. Faculty and students will find separate surveys, which must be completed before midnight on Friday, April 19 to be included in the final results.

Members of the faculty are asked to make their students aware of the survey. As an incentive to students, a $100 VISA gift card will be presented to two randomly selected students from those who complete the textbook survey.

The University of Southern Mississippi Wind Ensemble will present a concert of student concerto winners Thursday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus. Featured on the program from left to right are Garrick Pitts, clarinet, from Fort Worth, Texas; Andrea Silverio, oboe, from Sao Paulo, Brazil; J. Cam Roberts, (BME), percussion, from Lucedale, Miss; Grant Futch, trombone from Lilburn, Georgia; and Jacob Wisdom, euphonium, from Pensacola, Fla. The concert is free and the public is invited.

University of Southern Mississippi head basketball coach Donnie Tyndall has purchased 1,000 tickets for students to this Wednesday’s NIT opener against Charleston Southern, scheduled for 8:15 p.m.

The University of Southern Mississippi Graduate School and the Graduate Student Senate will host the annual Graduate Student Research Symposium in the Thad Cochran Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, March 21. An awards luncheon will be held in the Thad Cochran Center Ballroom from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The Student Government Association (SGA) at the University of Southern Mississippi is hosting The Big Event Saturday, March 23, the fourth year for the city-wide community service project.


Students involved with the Student Government Association lead the volunteer effort, working with many Hattiesburg agencies that will benefit from their services, including Thames Elementary School, Edwards Street Food Pantry, Oseola McCarty Youth Development Center and the Salvation Army.

Dr. Eddie Holloway, right, dean of students at The University of Southern Mississippi, will serve as grand marshal for St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church's 2013 Irish-Italian Festival Parade. The parade will begin at 10:30 a.m Saturday, March 16, and travel on West Fourth Street to the church, located across from Reed Green Coliseum. The festival will be held from 5-10 p.m. at the church. For more information, online visit

Wilbert Jordan Jr., a former University of Southern Mississippi basketball letterman who was the school's first African-American scholar-athlete, died March 14. He was 62.

One of the most anticipated events celebrating children’s literature, the Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival at The University of Southern Mississippi, will be held April 10-12 at the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg campus.

Dr. Scott Piland, associate professor in the School of Human Performance and Recreation at The University of Southern Mississippi, recently visited Camp Shelby to speak at an event held in conjunction with Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness month.  

By: Representatives Barker, Byrd, Calhoun, DeBar, Lott, Morgan, Patterson


Incoming University of Southern Mississippi President Dr. Rodney Bennett received special recognition from the Mississippi Legislature during ceremonies held in the House and Senate chambers on Thursday, March 14.

Dr. Christine Williams of the University of Texas at Austin will present the lecture “Gender Inequality in the Toy Store: How Gender Shapes Where We Shop, How We Shop and What We Buy” Thursday, March 21 at 4 p.m. on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus in the Liberal Arts Building’s Gonzalez Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow the lecture.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Film Department will present a free screening and filmmakers discussion of the film, “Free China: The Courage to Believe,” Friday, March 22 at 6:45 p.m. in the Fleming Education Center auditorium on the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

A civil rights activist who helped usher in a new era in Mississippi politics will talk about her experiences Monday, March 18 at The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg.

University of Southern Mississippi Professor Emeritus Dr. Kenneth G. McCarty, Jr. is the winner of the 2013 Dunbar Rowland Award.

Interested in buying a home for your family? Want to learn about the advantages of homeownership; how to secure a mortgage and managing a budget?

The Mississippi Home of Your Own program will hold a homeownership informational meeting on Friday, March 22, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Tchula City Hall at 1027 Main Street in Tchula, Miss. The meeting is co-sponsored by the Wesley Youth Foundation. Refreshments will be served.

The University of Southern Mississippi Department of History’s Center for the Study of War and Society is serving as primary host for the annual conference of the Society for Military History March 14-17 in New Orleans.

University of Southern Mississippi Chief Information Officer David Sliman led another successful year as director of the Region VI Science and Engineering Fair, held March 5 at the Mississippi Coast Convention Center in Biloxi.

University of Southern Mississippi seniors Jazmyne Butler and Ashley Betts have been invited to join a prestigious group of collegiate standouts as part of the Clinton Global Initiative University.