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A decade of transforming lives and communities for the better will be celebrated March 21-23 when The University of Southern Mississippi hosts the Gulf South Summit on Service Learning and Civic Engagement Through Higher Education at the Hattiesburg Lake Terrace Convention Center.

"We deeply regret the remarks made by a few students at today’s game. The words of these individuals do not represent the sentiments of our pep band, athletic department or university. We apologize to Mr. Rodriguez and will take quick and appropriate disciplinary action against the students involved in this isolated incident."

 

Martha Saunders
President

The Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation (CLTT) at The University of Southern Mississippi continues to emphasize the importance of linking students with industry. 

Tulio Sulbaran, director of the Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation (CLTT) at The University of Southern Mississippi, attended the 2012 Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) Research Needs Workshop.

The University of Southern Mississippi College of Health will host the second in a series of forums entitled, “The Affordable Care Act: A Compacted Review and the Legalities of Its Survival,” from 6 p.m.-7:45p.m. on Thursday, March 22nd in the Thad Cochran Center, Ballroom I.

“Becoming Symbol Minded: Young Children’s Understanding and Use of Symbolic Objects” is the topic of the 9th annual Hildman Colloquium in Psychology at The University of Southern Mississippi Thursday, March 22 from 2-3 p.m. in the Thad Cochran Center Ballroom (II and III) on the Hattiesburg campus. Admission is free.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s DuBard School for Language Disorders will hold the Missing Links in Academics seminar April 12-13 at the DuBard School for Language Disorders on the Hattiesburg campus.

Students who enjoy science and nature will want to participate in the hands-on experience provided by University of Southern Mississippi summer camps set for this summer.

The University of Southern Mississippi Film Department will present a free screening of the film, “La Hora Cero” on Monday, March 19 in the main auditorium of the Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center in Ocean Springs. The event will feature commentary beginning at 7 p.m. and the film screening will follow at 7:30 p.m.

André Heath, Assistant to the Dean for Strategic Initiatives in the College of Science and Technology at The University of Southern Mississippi, joins an elite group with his selection to the Mississippi Business Journal’s annual Top 40 Under 40 list.

This news briefs package highlights timely news and events from The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast. For more information on any of the stories below or for assistance in arranging interviews, contact Southern Miss Gulf Coast University Communications at 228.865.4573.

The Student Think Center at The University of Southern Mississippi is hosting a high school collaborative in partnership with the Mississippi Arts Commission on Tuesday, March 20 on the Hattiesburg campus in suite 319 of the International Center.

The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Theatre and Dance will present the annual Spring Dance Concert Series April 12-15 in the Mannoni Performing Arts Center on the Hattiesburg campus.

The Corporation for National and Community Service has named the The University of Southern Mississippi to the 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, with the recognition being announced today at the American Council on Education’s annual conference in Los Angeles.

 

The President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, launched in 2006, annually highlights the role colleges and universities play in solving community problems and placing more students on a lifelong path of civic engagement by recognizing institutions that achieve meaningful, measureable outcomes in the communities they serve. Southern Miss has previously been named to the roll.

The Southern Miss men's basketball team will take on Kansas State in opening-round action of the NCAA Basketball Tournament on Thursday, March 15. The following are pertinent questions and answers regarding the team's trip to Pittsburgh, Pa. for the contest.

The University of Southern Mississippi will offer the nationally acclaimed Camp Invention program this summer for children entering grades 1-6.

As a grant awardee of the Mississippi Service Learning Program (MSSLP), a program at The University of Southern Mississippi, students in honors biology classes at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Jefferson Davis campus recently worked with the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies (IMMS) to develop a large timeline mural with narrative displaying the BP Horizon oil spill crisis in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.

For the first time in school history, the Southern Miss Department of Athletics will celebrate all 16 intercollegiate sports during the 2012 Eagle Fest to be held over the weekend of the football Spring Game, April 13-15.

The inaugural issue of The University of Southern Mississippi School of Library and Information Science’s (SLIS) online journal, SLIS Connecting, is available at http://aquila.usm.edu/slisconnecting/

Deanna Douglas, professor of art at The University of Southern Mississippi, recently had her work, It’s Not an Ampersand, oil on board, shown at the 33rd annual Paper in Particular National Juried Exhibition held recently at Columbia College in Columbia, Mo. It was one of 93 of 600 entries selected for the event.

Dr. Wendy Atkins-Sayre, assistant professor in the Communication Studies Department at The University of Southern Mississippi, was recently awarded the Outstanding Alumni Award from her alma mater, Texas State University at San Marcos.

Two special supporters were honored recently for their contributions to renovation of the foods laboratory in the Department of Nutrition and Food Systems at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Southern Miss alumni Dale and Janet Shearer were saluted during a reception last month to unveil the new 1,384-square foot lab located on the first floor of Fritzsche-Gibbs Hall. The lab, which serves as a teaching classroom, provides a functional space for hands-on training of more than 100 students each year. 

The City of Long Beach, with the help of students and faculty in The University of Southern Mississippi School of Social Work, proclaimed the month of March as Professional Social Work Month during the city’s regular meeting on March 6. Long Beach Mayor Billy Skellie read aloud the proclamation, “Social Work Matters,” to the Board of Aldermen, university representatives, social work professionals and meeting attendees. Mayor Skellie then presented the proclamation to Dr. Tom Osowski, assistant professor in the School of Social Work.