April 18, 2014  

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Experts from The University of Southern Mississippi and the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) will address the latest developments in the areas of advanced materials, polymers and composites, plus related opportunities for economic development during an April 14 forum on the Hattiesburg campus.

Imagine swimming 300 yards, then treking through a sloppy mud pit followed by a 5K run through The University of Southern Mississippi campus, and finally slithering across a slip n’ slide finish line, all while wearing some sort of wacky costume.

The School of Mass Communication and Journalism at The University of Southern Mississippiwill offer a basic digital photography course for those who have always wanted to learn the basics of photography and to shoot with a 35mm-type Digital Single Lens Reflex camera.

Hundreds of University of Southern Mississippi students, faculty and staff fanned out across the Hattiesburg area last Saturday, April 2 to volunteer as part of the second annual Big Event, considered the largest one-day community service initiative in the state of Mississippi.

A mouth-watering dinner, a delicious assortment of wine and scrumptious prizes will all be on tap for the Seventh Annual Passions of the Palette event set for Monday, April 11 at the Hattiesburg Lake Terrace Convention Center.

Student Health Services and Student Counseling Services at The University of Southern Mississippi aim to raise awareness about the dangers of excessive drinking with a National Alcohol Screening Day event set for Thursday, April 7 on the Hattiesburg campus.

A combination of faculty and student dance works will be featured in the Repertory Dance Company’s Spring Dance Concert April 7-10 at The University of Southern Mississippi Mannoni Performing Arts Center.

The University of Southern MississippiDepartment of Educational Studies and Research will host an information session Thursday, April 14 at 6:30 p.m. for persons interested in its master’s program in counseling and personnel services. The meeting will be in Owings-McQuagge Hall, room 111.

This graduate program, which can be completed in one year, prepares students for entry or mid-level career opportunities in student affairs at colleges and universities. Program highlights include:

The University of Southern Mississippi Center for International Education will present its annual International Food Fair Thursday, April 7 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Baptist Student Union on the university’s Hattiesburg campus.

This popular annual event features cuisine from the homelands of many of the university’s international students. Donations will be accepted to help defray the costs of ingredients and preparation.

The Friends of Southern Miss University Libraries welcome author and Laurel, Miss. native Hunter Cole for a discussion and signing of his book, The Legs Murder Scandal, on Monday, April 11 at 6 p.m. in room 123 of Cook Library on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus.  

Several University of Southern Mississippi campus entities have united in a special fundraising effort for victims of the deadly earthquake/tsunami that struck Japan last month.

Whether getting a first-ever library card, learning new computer skills or planning a trip, the library is the place where an individual’s story begins.

One of North America’s premier wind quintets will perform on stage in downtown Hattiesburg April 10, as part of The University of Southern Mississippi School of Music’s Connoisseurs Series.

The University of Southern Mississippi has named Dr. Scott Blackwell director of its Department of Residence Life. He assumes the position today, overseeing all aspects of the residential facilities operation as well as initiatives to enhance the student residential experience.

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop on Saturday, April 9 for residents with and without disabilities in Hinds and surrounding counties.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s de Grummond Children's Literature Collection and Honors College will present Dr. Gary Schmidt for the spring University Forum Tuesday, April 5 at 6:30 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium. 

T.A. Barron, a Colorado native who left an executive post in the private sector to pursue his passion for writing, will receive the prestigious Southern Miss Medallion at the 44th annual Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival, set for April 6-8 on the university’s Hattiesburg campus.

It’s official – University of Southern Mississippijunior speech language pathology major Marie Holowach is Mississippi’s only Harry S. Truman Scholarship winner for 2011.

Several University of Southern Mississippifaculty and staff were honored during the Founders’ Day Ceremony Wednesday at Bennett Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus, garnering awards and recognition for exceptional service, research and teaching. The event was held in conjunction with the 101st anniversary of the university’s legislative founding.

Honorees included:

Distinguished Professor Award

Their paths to success were different, but the top student award winners at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Founders’ Day Ceremony share a common denominator – a determination to succeed.

“Passing the Torch:  Documenting the 21st Century Ku Klux Klan,” an exhibit of photographs by Southern Miss graduate James Edward Bates, will appear April 18 to May 30 at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Cook Library.

The dedication, hard work, loyalty and achievement of students and employees of The University of Southern Mississippiwere celebrated Wednesday as the school held its annual Founders’ Day ceremony at historic Bennett Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus.

There were some tense moments at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast’s second annual College Quiz Bowl, but the university’s Accounting Society emerged victorious over the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s Jefferson Davis Campus Reflections Team.

The University of Southern Mississippi welcomes internationally known urban anthropologist Dr. Carol Stack to the Hattiesburg campus for a lecture on April 4.