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The Center for Community and Civic Engagement’s Campus Link AmeriCorps, located at The University of Southern Mississippi, is teaming up with the Oseola McCarty Youth Development Center for a community garden project sponsored by Venue Church. The project kicks off Saturday, March 31 at 8 a.m. at the McCarty Center, located at 607 McSwain St. in Hattiesburg.

The University of Southern Mississippi School of Polymers and High Performance Materials will host a group of high school students Friday, March 30 who will be challenged in competition to engineer a polymer project to be tested on laboratory equipment at the school.

University of Southern Mississippi School of Music students Craig Watson, Ismael Brandao and Jesus Castro will be featured in the symphony season performance, “Future Stars,” set for 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 29 at Bennett Auditorium.

LONG BEACH, Miss. – The book, “Hurricane Katrina: The Mississippi Story,” by Dr. James Pat Smith, professor of history at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, was recently published by University Press of Mississippi. “Hurricane Katrina: The Mississippi Story” presents the fullest account yet written of the impact of this storm on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Tulio Sulbaran, MD Sarder, and Chad Miller of the Center for Logistics, Trade, and Transportation (CLTT) at The University of Southern Mississippi recently visited Panama to continue strengthening relationships with the Universidad Marítima Internacional de Panamá (UMIP) and representatives of the logistics and transportation industry in Panama.

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The College of Health at The University of Southern Mississippi, along with the Hattiesburg Clinic and the Southern and Southwest Mississippi Area Health Education Centers, present the forum, “Poverty and Its Impact on Health: Causation or Correlation,” Thursday, April 12, from 6 – 7:45 p.m. in the Fleming Education Center at the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Theatre and Dance will present “Anna in the Tropics”by Nilo Cruz, opening March 29 in the Gilbert F. Hartwig Theatre.

The University of Southern Mississippi Libraries Science Café, “Musical Minds,” will be held today from 6-7:30 p.m. in Cook Library Art Gallery, located next to Starbucks in Cook Library, room 105A.

Author and journalist Krista Tippett, host of National Public Radio’s “Krista Tippett on Being” was the guest presenter for the final keynote presentation, ‘Civil Conversations” Friday, March 23 on the closing day of the Gulf South Summit on Service Learning and Civic Engagement through Higher Education, held at the Hattiesburg Convention Center.

The Institute for Disability Studies (EDS) at The University of Southern Mississippi will hold a workshop on fair housing on Tuesday, April 3, at 10 a.m. at the Humphreys County Library at 105 South Hayden Street in Belzoni.

Scott J. Moore, an investigative scientist in the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Office of the Inspector General, delivered the annual Martha D. Saunders Keynote Address at the University of Southern Mississippi’s Graduate Student Research Symposium, held Friday, March 23 in the Thad Cochran Center.

The University of Southern Mississippi Technology Learning Center (TLC) Golden Eagles wheelchair basketball team closed out its first season by winning the National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA) Gulf Coast Conference Championship held at Jackson State University.

 

The weekend-long tournament featured six teams from southeastern states vying for the title of NWBA Gulf Coast Conference Champion.

Undergraduate and graduate students at The University of Southern Mississippi are invited to present their research at its 6th annual Student Research Colloquium, set for April 26. The deadline for submission of a research presentation proposal is April 9 at 11 p.m.

A last-minute decision to enter the Miss Collegiate America Pageant nearly resulted in a crowning for former University of Southern Mississippi student Christine Kozlowski, who captured the first runner-up spot in the annual competition held March 7-10 in San Antonio, Texas.

WUSM Roots Radio 88.5, Keg and Barrel and JHM Graphics, will kick off the WUSM Spring Slumgullion Saturday, March 31, at HUBFEST in Downtown Hattiesburg, and continue during the entire month of April at The Keg and Barrel on Hardy Street.

The University of Southern Mississippi College of Science and Technology is busy preparing for the upcoming Lockheed Martin annual Information Technology (IT) Day at the Jackson Convention Complex March 30.

Dr. Maureen Martin, director of The University of Southern Mississippi’s DuBard School for Language Disorders, has been elected president-elect of the Mississippi Speech-Language-Hearing Association (MSHA) for 2012. She will serve as president of MSHA in 2013.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Frances Karnes Center for Gifted Studies has three programs scheduled for this summer, including those in Leadership Studies, Summer Gifted Studies and its Summer Program for Academically Talented Youth.

University of Southern Mississippi junior Meredith Manguno, of Germantown, Tenn., was recognized recently by Kappa Delta Sorority with the Corre Anding Stegall Collegiate Leadership Award.

The University of Southern Mississippi will mark the 102nd anniversary of its legislative founding Friday, March 30 when it holds Founders’ Day ceremonies and events on the Hattiesburg and Gulf Coast campuses and teaching sites. Students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members are invited to attend, with a webcast of events from the Hattiesburg campus available for viewing.

The College of Arts and Letters at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast will host this month’s session of the Spring Poetry Reading Series featuringMary Ann O’Gorman on Wednesday, March 28, at 7 p.m. in Room 204 of the Gulf Park campus library in Long Beach.

Musicians, arts and crafts vendors, food vendors and the Easter Bunny are coming together once again for The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast’s 4th annual Jazz and Blues Festival to be held Saturday, April 7.

The University of Southern Mississippi has completed a review of the incident that occurred during last Thursday’s NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament game and is taking disciplinary action against five members of its pep band.