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Experts in banking, finance and academia will converge on The University of Southern Mississippi campus for the 2nd Annual IMPACT Southern Miss: Turning Knowledge into Innovation forum, set for Jan. 26 at the Trent Lott National Center for Excellence in Economic Development & Entrepreneurship.

A University of Southern Mississippi alumnus who has leveraged his talents and education into a successful career as a writer, actor, comedian and motivational speaker will visit Thursday with students on the Hattiesburg campus.

Ann Eugene-Wilks, a graduate student at The University of Southern Mississippi, is one of five students selected from across the country to receive a $2,000 scholarship from the American Proficiency Institute (API).

Dr. Geoffrey Hudson, assistant professor of exercise science at The University of Southern Mississippi, has partnered with four undergraduate students on an important research project involving weight loss supplements.

Governor-elect Phil Bryant will get to enjoy a performance by his alma mater’s marching band, The University of Southern Mississippi’s Pride of Mississippi, when it and the Dixie Darlings participate in the gubernatorial inauguration parade Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 2 p.m. in Jackson.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business has maintained its coveted status as a dually accredited business and accounting school as determined by the Board of Directors of AACSB – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

 

This designation places Southern Miss in exclusive company as one of only 643 AACSB accredited schools in the world and just 475 in the United States. More impressively, Southern Miss is one of only 167 schools in the U.S. that are separately accredited in business and accounting.

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop on Saturday, January 14 for residents with and without disabilities in Washington and surrounding counties.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast will host spring 2012 orientation for new undergraduate students at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11 in the Fleming Education Center at the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. Registration and advisement for new undergraduate students, new graduate students and returning students will be held from 2 – 6 p.m.

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.