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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.

The 16th Annual DuBard Symposium: Dyslexia and Related Disorders is scheduled for Feb. 2-3, 2012 at the Thad Cochran Center on The University of Southern Mississippi campus in Hattiesburg, Miss.

It’s a time-honored adage that behind every successful man is a great woman. U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss) called upon that woman, his wife Gayle Wicker, to fill in for him Friday at The University of Southern Mississippi’s fall 2011 graduation.

 

Sen. Wicker was unable to fulfill his pre-arranged duties as speaker because of unanticipated legislative obligations in Washington, D.C. Gayle Wicker happily obliged, speaking at both ceremonies held at Reed Green Coliseum on the school’s Hattiesburg campus.

Renowned cartoon Ralph Dunagin, creator of “Dunagin’s People,” presented a vast collection of original artwork, plus a bonus gift, to The University of Southern Mississippi during a special ceremony held on Friday, Dec. 16.

John White, a doctoral student at The University of Sothern Mississippi, will performing in Handel’s Messiah with The Mississippi Chorus Saturday, Dec. 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Wesley Biblical Seminary in Jackson, Miss.

Dr. Marco Wolf’s class learned more than creative marketing while working on a project for the Harrison County Beautification Commission. The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast students also learned important lessons about recycling and working together as a team.

No other Mississippi university receives more federal funding for chemical research and development or spends more on those initiatives than The University of Southern Mississippi, according to a report published by Chemical & Engineering News.

On Monday, Dec. 19, hazardous materials stored in the Chain Technology Building and Johnson Science Tower on the Southern Miss Hattiesburg campus will be picked up for disposal off campus.

A $6.3 million renovation of The University of Southern Mississippi’s College Hall is underway, with university officials eagerly anticipating the project bringing the nearly century-old building back to its original grandeur.

The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation proudly announced today that The Ezra Jack Keats New Writer and New Illustrator Book Awards have moved to the de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection at The University of Southern Mississippi Libraries from the New York Public Library. 

Half a century ago, renowned cartoonist Ralph Dunagin honed his art skills at The University of Southern Mississippi. Now the semi-retired creator of “Dunagin’s People” wants to give back to the school that gave him so much.

Mississippi’s governor-elect, University of Southern Mississippi alumnus Phil Bryant, was honored Thursday by the Southern Miss Alumni Association with the announcement of the creation of the Phil Bryant Executive Leadership Scholarship during a reception at the Trent Lott Center.

University of Southern Mississippi senior quarterback Austin Davis was named the second winner of the Burlsworth Trophy, on Friday, Dec. 9, in Springdale, Ark., at a ceremony hosted by the Springdale (Ark.) Rotary Club. The award is given to the nation's most outstanding player who began his career as a walk-on. On hand to present the trophy to Davis was Marty Burlsworth, founder and CEO, of The Brandon Burlsworth Foundation.

State Sen. Michael Watson, of Pascagoula, visited the DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi on Thursday, Dec. 8,  to learn about the services the school offers to children with communication disorders and their families.

For more information about the DuBard School call 601.266.6215 or visit: http://www.usm.edu/dubard

The senior class of 18 students in the Department of Nutrition and Food Systems at The University of Southern Mississippi achieved a 100 percent pass rate on the ServSafe® examination.

University of Southern Mississippi Director of Athletics Richard Giannini announced his retirement today, effective in early January and will remain with the program through the coaching search process. 

University of Southern Mississippi head football coach Larry Fedora has accepted a similar position at the University of North Carolina, pending final Board of Trustees approval at a 9 a.m. meeting on Friday, Dec. 9 in Chapel Hill, N.C.

University of Southern Mississippi President Martha Saunders, right, and Interim Provost and Vice President for Research Denis Wiesenburg, left, welcomed a delegation from China’s Linyi University, led by its chancellor, Fengyun Ding, center, during their visit to the Hattiesburg campus Dec. 6. Representatives from the two universities, which have been exchanging faculty over the last two years, discussed opportunities for increased cultural and educational exchanges in the near future. (Photo by Danny Rawls)  

 

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast held a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, Dec. 7 for the restoration of Elizabeth Hall and the newly appointed Health Sciences Building on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.