September 17, 2014  

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Dr. Lance Nail, dean of the College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi, credits assistant professor Kimberly Goodwin for reinvigorating a dormant real estate degree program.

Scott Martin, co-owner of Bop’s Frozen Custard in Hattiesburg, lauded the fresh ideas dished out by University of Southern Mississippi students as part of a creative marketing class project.

Former University of Southern Mississippi professor Dr. Robert C. Bateman, Jr. received the 2010 Mississippi Section of the American Chemical Society’s (ACS) “Chemist of the Year ” at the Mississippi ACS awards dinner held recently on the Southern Miss Hattiesburg campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Community and Civic Engagement is the recipient of funding for the 2011-2012 academic year for the Mississippi Service Learning Program (MSSLP).

Ryan Kelly, director of external relations in the College of Health at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been selected as the new executive director of the Mississippi Rural Health Association (MRHA).

Singer, songwriter and University of Southern Mississippi alumnus Jimmy Buffett, alongside his sisters Lucy Buffett and Laurie Buffett McGuane, performed a one-of-a-kind christening for their donated vessel, Miss Peetsy B, at the university’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory in Ocean Springs on Monday, Dec. 5.

 

In honor of their mother, Mary Loraine “Peets” Buffett, her children christened the boat with Jimmy’s own island style beverage, Land Shark Lager. The vessel’s donors and Southern Miss administrators welcomed the vessel with the university’s alumni, distinguished guests and the fifth grade Leadership Team from Taconi Elementary School, representing the many students who will benefit from the educational opportunities provided by the Miss Peetsy B.

The 2011 Conference USA champion Southern Miss football team has accepted a bowl invitation from the Sheraton Hawai`i Bowl to play Western Athletic Conference member Nevada (7-5). The game will take place on Dec. 24 from Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, which will be a 7 p.m., CT start and ESPN will broadcast the Christmas Eve contest.

University of Southern Mississippi students will have another tool to assist them in their preparation for finals, as University President Martha Saunders announced Thursday that Cook Library will be open around the clock during exam week.

The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning demonstrated great support for  Commissioner of Higher Education Dr. Hank Bounds when they voted unanimously to extend his contract for four more years.

The Hattiesburg Area Development Partnership (ADP) will sponsor “An Evening of Giving” on Thursday, Dec. 8 at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Accelerator on Shelby Thames Drive.

The event, set for 5:30-7 p.m., will showcase various local non-profit organizations in a fun-filled atmosphere that will include food, beverages and live music. The event is free and open to the general public.

LONG BEACH, Miss. –  A team of four University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast seniors received the first place overall award in the Southeastern Small College Programming Contest at the 25th Annual Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges (CCSC): Southeastern Conference.

Southern Miss – To the Top – indeed.

 

The three major awards presented annually to the most outstanding collegiate male athletes in the State of Mississippi are currently held by University of Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles.

Approximately 1,270 students are candidates for degrees this fall at The University of Southern Mississippi, which holds its commencement exercises on its Hattiesburg campus Friday, Dec. 16.

 

U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss) will be the fall 2011 commencement speaker for two graduation ceremonies at Reed Green Coliseum.

The University of Southern Mississippi chapter of the Association of Office Professionals (AOP), in conjunction with Southern Miss Recreational Sports and Delta Tau Delta fraternity will host the 18th annual “Santa’s Bargain Basement” United Way mega garage sale Saturday, Dec. 3 from 8 - 11 a.m. at the Payne Center on the Hattiesburg campus. 

Janette Kennedy Tibbitts stands next to two paintings featuring the work of famed children’s literature artist Beatrix Potter, creator of the “Peter Rabbit” character, while holding a copy of a book about the famed rabbit prior to making official her donation of her vast collection of Potter books, painting and artifacts to the University of Southern Mississippi de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection Tuesday at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI).

Dr. Kathy Yadrick, professor and chair of the Department of Nutrition and Food Systems at The University of Southern Mississippi has assumed additional duties as part-time associate dean for research in the College of Health.

Evelyn Edwards, vice president of community reinvestment for BancorpSouth, has been named the 2011 Housing Initiative Partner of the Year by The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies (IDS).

LONG BEACH, Miss. – The Gulf Coast Library at The University of Southern Mississippi will present free community workshops in the month of December for the library’s “60 Minutes to Success” initiative. The one-hour sessions will be held in the library room 213 on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Theatre and Dance will present the fall Studio 115 Dance Concert, Dec. 8-10 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. in the Theatre and Dance Building.

In keeping with its generous history of contributions to The University of Southern Mississippi, the Luckyday Foundation has made a $4 million gift commitment to be used for construction of new student housing.

The University of Southern Mississippi Center for Human Rights and Civil Liberties has organized a weeklong series of events for Human Rights Week on its Hattiesburg campus, beginning today and culminating Friday evening at 7 p.m. with a public event featuring noted civil rights activist Bettie Dahmer.

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop on Saturday, Dec. 10 for residents with and without disabilities in Hinds and surrounding counties.

Alicia Deaver, director of consultation for thread, Alaska's Child Care Resource & Referral Network, will present a guest lecture at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 4 p.m. in Stout Hall. Admission is free.

A Hattiesburg resident has donated her collection amassed over 40 years of Beatrix Potter books and artifacts featuring the “Peter Rabbit” character to the University of Southern Mississippi’s internationally recognized de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection.