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With the support of grant funding through The Mississippi Office of Homeland Security, The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) is establishing the nation’s first Institute for the Study of Sport Incidents.

University of Southern Mississippi graduate student Tabitha Ankerson made an interesting discovery while attending the annual Career Fair Fall 2011 on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at the Thad Cochran Center.

Alumni and supporters of The University of Southern Mississippi were recognized for service to the institution Oct. 22 during the annual Alumni Association homecoming luncheon awards ceremony and business meeting.

When the University of Southern Mississippi Wind Ensemble takes to the stage to open its season Thursday, Nov. 3 professor of music and director of bands Dr. Thomas V. Fraschillo will lead the group in some of his favorite works from a career that has inspired a generation of music educators around the globe. It is a poignant reminder that this musical force retires after 25 years of service this spring.

Collin Cargill earned plenty of accolades in his baseball career at The University of Southern Mississippi, but the final honor presented to him as a Golden Eagle might be the most rewarding.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of Community Health Sciences and Southern Mississippi Area Health Education Center is hosting the public health symposium, “Global Change, Global Health,” Thursday, Nov. 3 from 8 a.m. – noon in the Fleming Education Center auditorium on the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. 

The Southern Regional Public Safety Institute (SPRSI) will hold a training exercise for its cadets, along with local law enforcement agencies, at Van Hall on the University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus Thursday, Oct. 27 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Van Hall is located on the north end of the campus next to Bond Hall and near West Fourth Street.

Part of RSDecon’s mission is to own the skin protection marketplace and the global manufacturer has partnered with The University of Southern Mississippi to help make that goal a reality.

A University of Southern Mississippi faculty member will give a talk on the food ways of Mississippi and their intersection with national identity as part of his recognition as the school’s Mississippi Humanities Council Teacher of the Year for 2011.

Three faculty members in The University of Southern Mississippi School of Mass Communication and Journalism will discuss and sign their new book, “Race and News:  Critical Perspectives,” in Room 103 of the Trent Lott Center at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2. The event is free and open to the public.

Archaeology students and faculty from The University of Southern Mississippi will participate in a public excavation Saturday, Oct. 29 on the Gulf Coast at the Delisle Site in Delisle, Miss., which included occupations during the Colonial and prehistoric periods.

The University of Southern Mississippi Activities Council (SMAC) will present its annual Halloween Carnival Friday, Oct. 28 from 4-6 p.m. on Weathersby Lawn, located near the center of the Hattiesburg campus next to The Hub. It is free and open to all area children.

Air Force ROTC cadets at The University of Southern Mississippi will perform their annual 24-hour vigil at the Hattiesburg Veterans Memorial Park from 10 a.m., Nov. 10 through 10 a.m. Nov. 11 as part of Veterans Day festivities.

The University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Association inducted seven of the university’s most dedicated and distinguished volunteers into its Hall of Fame on Friday, Oct. 21 as one of the highlights of the 2011 homecoming celebration.

Artifacts from the World Trade Center’s twin towers, destroyed in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, are now on display at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Cook Library Art Gallery.

A University of Southern Mississippi professor played a key role in a soon to be released six-part documentary about the Vietnam War from the History Channel, which includes the story of a Hattiesburg military veteran’s role in the controversial, age-defining Southeast Asia conflict.  

Langan Engineering and Environmental Services, a partner with the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi, will conduct an analysis of game day vehicle and pedestrian traffic Saturday from 3-7 p.m. in conjunction with the Golden Eagles’ Homecoming matchup with Southern Methodist University.

University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Homecoming Maid Ashley Halferty of Kiln (left) tosses beads to faculty, staff and students during the university’s Golf Cart Spirit Parade October 19.

LONG BEACH, Miss. – Top female leaders from industries throughout the Mississippi Gulf Coast will take part in a panel discussion at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27.

The panel discussion, “Women Leaders of the Gulf Coast,” will be held in the Fleming Education Center auditorium. In discussing their successes and challenges, panelists will share their journeys to their current leadership positions and answer audience questions.

Panelists include:

Reactive Skin Decontamination Lotion (RSDL®), a breakthrough in medical technology that is already benefitting U.S. military personnel, will be on display during an open house for the RSDecon division of Bracco Diagnostics Inc., on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at The University of Southern Mississippi’s business/science incubator known as The Accelerator.

With echoes of a gala opening night still lingering in the concert hall, The University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra presents its second concert of the season, “Rule Britannia,” Thursday, Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium.

The Southern Entrepreneurship Program (SEP), operated within the University of Southern Mississippi Center for Economic and Entrepreneurship Education (CEEE), commenced its fifth successive year of statewide entrepreneurship education during a student symposium held Sept 29.

Professor Emeritus of English Dr. Stan Hauer will give a talk on King Lear on Sunday, Oct. 23 at 1 p.m. prior to the 2 p.m. matinee showing of the play at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Martha R. Tatum Theatre.  His scheduled presentation is part of a unique collaboration between the Departments of Theater and Dance and English in producing the university’s Pre-performance Talk Series.

Dr. Eddie Holloway loves a parade. And fittingly, the dean of students at The University of Southern Mississippi is this year’s grand marshal for the school’s 2011 homecoming parade, a tradition he revived 15 years ago.