April 18, 2014  

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The DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi is conducting open enrollment for the Language Enhancement and Achievement Program (LEAP).

A total of 13 sports facilities will be recognized for their achievements in security as part of the 2011 National Sports Safety and Security Conference and Exhibition set for Aug. 2-4 in New Orleans.

Parent Support Group for Military Families to Meet July 28

A parent support group for military families (active duty, retired or reserves) with a child with special needs will meet from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 28 at the Technology Learning Center located on the Southern Miss Gulf Park campus in Long Beach, Miss.

The group topic for this meeting is “Military Families of Children with Special Needs: What Concerns You Most?”

A unique fundraiser held this past spring brought in more than $20,000 to support a scholarship honoring the mother of one of The University of Southern Mississippi’s most famous graduates and the school’s baseball program.

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop on Saturday, August 6 for residents with and without disabilities in Leflore and surrounding counties.

With a gift commitment of $5 million to The University of Southern Mississippi Foundation, Southern Miss alumnus Charles “Chuck” C. Scianna Jr. is making an investment in the future of education by providing the gift that will also name the proposed College of Business building Scianna Hall.

 

The commitment is the largest one-time gift to the USM Foundation by a Southern Miss alumnus.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Library will feature the exhibit of Bear Point Woodworks, a display of distinctive bowls created from fallen trees during Hurricane Katrina by Frank Reed, from Aug. 3-Sept. 9. A reception honoring the artist will be held Wednesday, Aug. 3, at 12 p.m. on the first floor of the library.

Internationally recognized author and journalist Amanda Ripley will share her insights on disasters through the voices of survivors when she speaks at the awards luncheon for the University of Southern Mississippi National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security’s (NCS4) second annual National Sports Safety and Security Conference & Exhibition.

Secondary school teachers from across Mississippi converged on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus last week for the ASM Materials Camp, an initiative of the ASM Materials Education Foundation supported by the U.S. Navy’s Office of Naval Research.

The second in a series of workshops designed for caregivers will be held Wednesday, July 20 from 12:05 – 12:50 p.m. at the College of Arts and Letters’ dean’s conference room in the the Liberal Arts Building on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus.

Hubble-Burchell Retires

Dr. Susan Hubble-Burchell, associate professor in the Department of Human Performance and Recreation and associate dean of the College of Health, recently retired after 32 years of service to The University of Southern Mississippi.

Hubble-Burchell served as a leader in the field of recreation as well as a co-director of the university’s Center on Aging.

One of the hardest things for college graduates can be translating their education into a job in the real world, but thanks to a workshop sponsored by the American Chemical Society (ACS), some Southern Miss doctoral students have a leg up on their competition.

Executive officers for The University of Southern Mississippi chapter of the Association of Officer Professionals were sworn in recently during an installation ceremony on the Hattiesburg campus.

Members of The University of Southern Mississippi community are mourning the passing of Lance Logan, an undergraduate College of Business student from Vicksburg, Miss. and former vice president of the university’s Student Government Association.

 

“We all knew Lance as both an outstanding student and leader at our university, and we are saddened by this loss,” said Southern Miss Vice President for Student Affairs Dr.  Joe Paul. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this difficult time.”

 

Student Counseling Services (SCS) is offering support for those impacted by Mr. Logan’s death.  Regular SCS hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; after hours, call 601.606.HELP (4375); online, visit www.usm.edu/counseling or contact SCS director Deena Crawford at deena.crawford@usm.edu.

A University of Southern Mississippi alumnus serving as deputy commander for the Mississippi Army National Guard’s 47th Civil Support Team (CST) returned to his alma mater this week, where the unit conducted special training exercises on its Hattiesburg campus.

 

Major Ronald Green of Jackson, who graduated from the university with undergraduate degrees in accounting and biological sciences in 1997 and 2000, respectively, joined his team as they conducted special training exercises at Wilber (Panhellenic) Hall.

Four University of Southern Mississippi students earned valuable hands-on experience in helping children and young adults with disabilities as part of a summer internship at the Institute for Disability Studies (IDS).

The Southern Miss football program, in conjunction with Forrest General Hospital, is putting on a Football 101: Chalk Talk for Women Clinic, Thursday, July 28, from 6-9 p.m., in the Touchdown Terrace of Carlisle-Faulkner Field at Roberts Stadium.

A social media conference, PubCampMS, will be held Saturday, July 30 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. in the R.C. Cook University Union on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus.

This conference will focus on both the foundations of public media and the uses of social media for students, faculty and staff at Southern Miss. Last year's PubCamp was held at the offices of Mississippi Public Broadcasting and featured sessions such as Social Media and Disaster Response, Social Media and Business, Teaching Kids Social Media and Libraries Creating Context.

Continued severe weather is expected to continue today (July 13) and through the rest of the week. These strong storms can most likely be expected in the afternoon hours, but could occur unexpectedly at any time.

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop on Saturday, July 16 for residents with and without disabilities in Leflore and surrounding counties.

The Gulf Coast Library at The University of Southern Mississippi will host a book talk and book signing with Betty Hancock Shaw, author of “Images of America: Gulfport,” on Wednesday, July 27, at 10 a.m. in room 204 of the library on the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

Dr. Terry Hazen, a leading authority on oil biodegradation will deliver a free seminar at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27, in the Caylor Auditorium at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL).

Milling and paving of streets on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus will begin Monday, July 11.

Fan violence at sporting events will be the focus of one of the panel discussions making up the schedule of events for the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security’s (NCS4) National Sports Safety and Security Conference and Exhibition Aug. 2-4 at The Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans.