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University of Southern Mississippi faculty, staff and students participated in the annual Breast Cancer Awareness Parade  on the Hattiesburg campus Friday, Oct. 5. Golf carts were decorated in pink with messages of support for breast cancer research and awareness, and then paraded across campus as part of several activities scheduled at Southern Miss in conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Paint Southern Miss Pink Committee is spearheading campus efforts for these events during the month of October.

For more information on Paint Southern Miss Pink, contact Dr. Susan Bone at 601.266.5655 or e-mail susan.bone@usm.edu.

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop Saturday, Oct. 13, for residents with and without disabilities in Hinds and surrounding counties.

Paralyzed from the waist down following a 2005 car accident, Dwight Owens has shared his story of triumph over personal tragedy with thousands across the country. On Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 6:30 p.m. in Stout Hall on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus, he’ll tell that story as part of the fall 2012 University Forum series.

With its most recent gift of $20,000, the Favre 4 Hope Foundation has now contributed more than $200,000 to The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi.

The Department of Casino, Hospitality and Tourism Management at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast is offering a fully online program to earn a certificate in casino management.

Students, faculty and staff at The University of Southern Mississippi who want to prevent a bout with the flu can get an influenza vaccination at the Student Health Services clinic on the Hattesburg campus.

Dr. Raymond Scurfield, professor emeritus of social work at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, served as co-editor for two books, “War Trauma and Its Wake: Expanding the Circle of Healing” and “Healing War Trauma: A Handbook of Creative Approaches.”

Dr. Marianne Wheeldon, one of the world’s foremost authorities on French composer Claude Debussy, will give a lecture at the Thad Cochran Center Monday, Oct. 8 at 7:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann presented The University of Southern Mississippi with a check for $366,100 on Wednesday, Oct. 3 in the Aubrey K. Lucas Administration Building on the University’s Hattiesburg campus.

 

“Our colleges and universities are struggling in these lean budget times to educate our children and stay on the cutting edge of higher education,” says Secretary Hosemann. “These funds will support the University’s educational and research mission of the Gulf Coast Research Lab on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.”

Dr. Catherine Rand makes her conducting debut with The University of Southern Mississippi’s top wind band, the Wind Ensemble, on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus.

The WUSM Tailgate Concert Series continues on Saturday, Oct. 6th with T Bird and the Breaks performing before Southern Miss hosts Boise State in a nationally televised football contest at M.M. Roberts Stadium.

Lights. Camera. Action. That’s just what Southern Miss alumnus Jonathan Brannan heard when he joined the cast of the new Universal Studios motion picture, “Pitch Perfect.”

 

Brannan, a 2012 music education graduate of The University of Southern Mississippi, auditioned for and was cast in the film over a year ago. Part of a talent agency based in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, Brannan auditioned for a lot of projects, but the jobs were few and far between. 

The Mississippi Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments on the campus of the University of Southern Mississippi at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Oct. 4. A three-member panel of the court will convene at the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi Student Health Services will host Employee Wellness Days Oct. 11-12, during which time faculty and staff are encouraged to take advantage of their Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) “Healthy You” wellness benefit.  This benefit allows BCBS members to receive free screenings and immunizations based on gender and age. 

The national director of AmeriCorps, Bill Basl, will visit with University of Southern Mississippi students working with local youth as mentors and tutors through AmeriCorps at the Boys and Girls Club of Hattiesburg on Oct. 4 at 3 p.m. The Boys and Girls Club is located at 5670 U.S. Highway 49.

Dr. Cynthia Easterling, University of Southern Mississippi Senior Associate Provost, has watched a fledgling resource idea for marketing students become a genuine “must-have” across a wider scale with the fifth-edition printing of “Merchandising Mathematics for Retailing.”

The DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi will host Missing Links in Academics on Nov. 1-2 at the DuBard School. The seminar will benefit second through eighth-grade general and special education teachers, reading specialists and speech-language pathologists. The cost is $250 until Oct. 17. After Oct. 17, the cost will be $275. Lunch and materials are included.

Saturday's Blackout the Rock game - Louisville at Southern Miss - is appropriately kicking off after dark, at 7 p.m.

 

The latest start time of the season so far also means a longer game-day experience -  and that means more opportunities to tailgate.

Saturday's Blackout the Rock game - Louisville at Southern Miss - is appropriately kicking off after dark, at 7 p.m.

The latest start time of the season so far also means a longer game-day experience -  and that means more opportunities to tailgate. 

Watch a two-minute video on Southern Miss tailgating below, or view tailgating tips from The Student Printz. 

The Kappa Theta chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the international history honor society, at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast will host a book talk featuring Dr. Andrew Wiest, professor and director of International Studies at Southern Miss, as he discusses his latest publication, “The Boys of ’67: Charlie Company’s War in Vietnam.”

The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Medical Laboratory Science’s American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) student chapter will host the ASCLS annual student forum Friday, Oct. 19 in the University Union. 

Several University of Southern Mississippi students currently involved in solar cell research will be recognized for their efforts as part of Gov. Phil Bryant’s “Energy and Economic Development in the 21st Century” summit set for Oct. 4 at the Jackson Convention Complex.

Dr. Michael Forster, dean of the College of Health at The University of Southern Mississippi, has announced that Dr. Trent Gould will serve as interim director of the School of Human Performance and Recreation (HPR) until a permanent director is named.

The Student Government Association and the Office of Sustainability at The University of Southern Mississippi have partnered on an initiative to raise awareness about the importance of recycling by providing additional receptacles at home football games.