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Homecoming spirit is soaring at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast as the first homecoming maid has been selected to represent the university’s Gulf Park campus and five teaching and research sites.

 

An expert panel of law enforcement and education officials brought together for a symposium sponsored by The University of Southern Mississippi agreed that bullying in schools could be quelled quicker through proactive measures.

The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Theatre and Dance is set to present William Shakespeare’s powerful tragedy King Lear to audiences beginning Oct. 14, with a renowned classical actor performing in its lead role.

Count University of Southern Mississippi doctoral student Amit Kumar among the legion of scientists, researchers and laboratory assistants working around the clock to defeat Alzheimer’s Disease.

 

Thus far Kumar’s research has taken him from his homeland in New Delhi, India to the campus of Southern Miss in Hattiesburg, Miss., and recently to Queensland, Australia as a presenter at the 4th Annual Protein Misfolding and Neurological Disorders Meeting.

Samantha Rayborn, a University of Southern Mississippi Honors College student from Hattiesburg, recently participated in the Emerging Scholars in Political Science Conference at The University of Michigan. She was one of only nine undergraduate and master's students selected from across the country to participate.

University of Southern Mississippi Distinguished Professor of Gifted Education Dr. Frances Karnes was honored for her service to the field of gifted education with a key to the city of Hattiesburg by Mayor Johnny DuPree during the Mississippi Association for Gifted conference, held last week in Hattiesburg.

Eighteen University of Southern Mississippi students will compete Saturday, Oct. 8 for the title of Miss University of Southern Mississippi and the opportunity to advance to the state pageant.

An alliance between The Mississippi Polymer Institute and the Manufacturing Extension Partnership of Mississippi (MEP.ms) is already paying impressive dividends for manufacturing companies in this state.

MEP.ms announced recently that during the fourth quarter of 2010 and the first quarter of 2011, The Mississippi Polymer Institute provided technical assistance to five Mississippi-based manufacturing companies yielding $1.6 million in direct financial impact.

Additionally, 10 new jobs were created as a result of the successful completion of these projects.

Josh Boyles of Laurel, a freshman construction engineering technology student at The University of Southern Mississippi, died Saturday, Oct. 1. He was 25.

Dr. Rowena Elliott, associate professor of nursing at The University of Southern Mississippi, is taking an active role in the fight against kidney disease.

Elliott, national president of the American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA), recently returned from a trip to New York City where she participated in the launch of “Pair Up,” a national awareness campaign addressing kidney disease. The event, held in Times Square, included celebrity spokesperson Laila Ali, daughter of boxing legend Muhammad Ali.

The Paint Southern Miss Pink Committee’s goal is to bring breast cancer awareness to The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus, and there are a couple ways it is planning to get students, faculty and staff involved during Breast Cancer Awareness month in October.

Dr. Katherine Nugent, director of the Southern Miss School of Nursing, has recently been appointed a second term as vice president of the Council on Collegiate Education for Nursing of the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB).

The University of Southern Mississippi is known for its leadership in the area of therapeutic recreation. 

 

This leadership will once again be prominent when the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) Board of Directors presents educational sessions at a conference set for Oct. 20 at the Southern Miss Gulf Park campus in Long Beach, Miss.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Cook Library Art Gallery, in collaboration with Southern Miss International Programs, will exhibit The 9/11 Series by New York artist Terence Netter, beginning with an opening reception Thursday, Oct. 6 at 4 p.m. Admission is free and Netter is scheduled to attend the event.

The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Educational Studies and Research is hosting an information session for students interested in its master’s program in Student Affairs Administration Thursday, Oct. 20 from 6-7 p.m. in room 200 of Owings-McQuagge Hall (College of Education and Psychology building). Light refreshments will be available.  

Celebrated cellist Sara Sant’Ambrogio will headline the two-day Southern Miss Cello Festival set for Oct. 6-7 on the Hattiesburg campus.

 

The festival is a marathon of faculty and guest artist recitals, master classes and cello orchestra performances. The performances, set for Marsh Auditorium, are free and open to the public.

Three World War II veterans received the Republic of France’s highest honor during a special ceremony held Thursday, Sept. 29 on The University of Southern Mississippi campus.

University of Southern Mississippi freshman Christopher Lapniewski is asking for the public’s help in locating a high school football state championship ring he lost today (Friday, Sept. 30) while at work.

University of Southern Mississippi Professor of Music Lois Leventhal uses an analogy to capture the excitement of seeing 10 new pianos arrive on the Hattiesburg campus: “It’s like a writer having the proper pen,” she said.

 

Thanks to a partnership with the Kawai Piano Company, the Southern Miss School of Music received the new loaner pianos that will be purchased at a substantial discount as part of a bigger effort to eventually replace all of the old pianos with new ones.

University of Southern Mississippi students and faculty who need assistance with information or documentation regarding administrative services for students may contact Alfreda Horton, coordinator of the university’s new Office of Student Oriented Services.

In The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Accountancy, the numbers tell the story – more and more graduates are landing jobs with prestigious companies.

 

Graduates like Analise Counts, of Mobile, Ala., who obtained her undergraduate degree in accounting and Master of Public Accounting from Southern Miss before securing a position with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Just one month after obtaining her MPA, Counts went from student to corporate climber in the frenzied markets of New York and Los Angeles.

While many students at The University of Southern Mississippi were enjoying their summer vacations, the university’s food service, Eagle Dining, was hard at work preparing for the upcoming school year and making changes.

Dr. Andrew Haley, an associate professor of history at The University of Southern Mississippi, will give an informal talk about and autograph copies of his latest book, Turning the Tables: Restaurants and the Rise of the Middle Class, 1880-1920 Saturday, Oct. 1 beginning at 1 p.m. at The Kitchen Table, located at University Mall next to Corner Market on Hardy Street. Light refreshments will be served.

Eagle Dining, through a partnership with the Southern Miss Activities Council (SMAC), will offer the university community free cooking classes for the 2011 fall semester.

 

The cooking classes are presented in a fun and informative format, and feature delicious meals taught by Eagle Dining culinarians.