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Recreational Sports Plans Fall Health Series

Motivating Mississippi along with WebMD and Recreational Sports are hosting a Fall Health Series. Attend three of four sessions and have your name placed in a drawing for healthy prizes.

Physical Activity; Tuesday, Sept. 20: Exercise can be fun! It doesn’t matter how you move as long as you do. Come join us for some physical activity and line dancing. Everybody loves the “Electric Slide,” and you will love the way you feel after you complete this session!

Dr. Sabine Heinhorst, a faculty member at The University of Southern Mississippi since 1987, has been named chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. 

 

Heinhorst came to Southern Miss as a research associate professor and was promoted to associate professor in 1998. In 2005, she was named the Thomas Waring Bennett Distinguished Professor in the Sciences.

LONG BEACH, Miss. – The traveling exhibit, “Picking Up the Pieces: Preserving Coast Heritage,” is on display for the month of September at The University of Southern Mississippi Katrina Research Center, located on the third floor of the library on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

A University of Southern Mississippi adjunct professor’s new book featuring compelling images of life in Africa captured through her photography will be spotlighted this week at the prestigious Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

LONG BEACH, Miss. – The Gulf Coast Library at The University of Southern Mississippi will present the free community workshop, “Using Electronic Books Online,” Thursday, Sept. 15, from 3-4 p.m. in the library room 213 on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

As part of the library’s “60 Minutes to Success” initiative, this one-hour session will discuss how the world of books is changing. With more titles being offered in an electronic format, this workshop will show how to use NetLibrary to access this growing format.

Dr. David M. Holley, professor of philosophy and chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion at The University of Southern Mississippi, has won the Excellence in Philosophy of Religion Prize for 2010.

His article “Treating God’s Existence: An Explanatory Hypothesis” was judged by the selection panel to be one of the best three articles in philosophy of religion published during 2010. The article appeared in the fall 2010 issue of American Philosophical Quarterly.

Three University of Southern Mississippi talents are headed to New York City next month to debut “Sondheim in the City,” a cabaret-style production that showcases the multi-talented Maryann Kyle, associate professor of voice in the School of Music.

The Southern Miss season-opening game versus Louisiana Tech will still be played as scheduled, but some pregame and halftime festivities have been cancelled as a result of potentially hazardous weather conditions related to Tropical Strom Lee.

The University of Southern Mississippi Police Department advises members of the university community to be aware of the potential for inclement weather conditions due to Tropical Storm Lee, which is forecast to impact south Mississippi and southeastern Louisiana this weekend and through Tuesday, Sept. 6. Members of the campus community are advised to monitor weather news updates on local radio and television newscasts, as well as through the Internet.

Members of The University of Southern Mississippi football team, including head coach Larry Fedora, paid a visit to the DuBard School for Language Disorders on Friday, Sept. 2.

Enrollment at The University of Southern Mississippi has reached an all-time high, as a fourth-straight record freshman class and an emphasis on student retention have pushed overall enrollment up by nearly five percent.

 

A duplicated enrollment record of 17,968 represents a substantial increase over the Fall 2010 semester, and includes another record freshman class that is eight percent larger than a year ago.

The resilient Friendship Oak on The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus is healthy and steadily growing six years after Hurricane Katrina struck the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Mississippi Rep. Herb Frierson paid a visit to children and staff at the DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi on Thursday, Sept. 1.

Pictured here, left to right: Kobie James, Noah McSwain, Frierson and Chase Bourne.

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop on Saturday, September 17 for residents with and without disabilities in Panola and surrounding counties.

The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Batesville Public Library at 206 Highway 51 North in Batesville, Miss.

Emblazoned in special red, white and blue wrapping, a Marten Transport big rig is hauling precious cargo from New York City to Hattiesburg, Miss.

 

Two pieces of twisted steel from the World Trade Center twin towers that fell on Sept. 11, 2001 are on their way to Hattiesburg for ultimate transfer to The University of Southern Mississippi where they will be permanently displayed.

LONG BEACH, Miss. -- University of Southern Mississippi officials broke ground today on restoration projects at the Gulf Park campus involving Hardy Hall and Lloyd Hall – both of which were severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina six years ago.

Dr. Thelma Roberson and Dr. Jeff Hinton are serving as interim chairs for the Department of Educational Leadership and School Counseling and the Department of Child and Family Studies, respectively, for the 2011-2012 academic year.

Distinguished faculty within the College of Arts & Letters at The University of Southern Mississippi will be recognized during the first Research Awards Showcase set for 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1 at Gonzalez Auditorium in the Liberal Arts Building.

The University of Southern Mississippi Pride of Mississippi Marching Band presented its annual Pride Preview Concert Aug. 26 at the Centennial Green before students, faculty, staff and community members. The concert gave fans of The Pride a chance to hear it perform in advance of the upcoming football season.

 Honoring the 10th anniversary of the Sept.11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the Southern Miss Gulf Coast Civic Chorale will present “A Tribute to 9/11” on Sunday, Sept. 11, at 4 p.m. in the Fleming Education Center auditorium on The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop on Saturday, Sept. 17 for residents with and without disabilities in Pike and surrounding counties.

Metal artifacts from the World Trade Center twin towers that collapsed on Sept. 11, 2001 have begun the trek to Hattiesburg for inclusion in a permanent memorial planned at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Dr. Alvin Williams has dedicated more than 30 years to The University of Southern Mississippi, and while the majority of his efforts have been as a professor and administrator, he was most recently named president of its Alumni Association Executive Committee.

Joining Williams on the executive committee are President-Elect Dale Shearer of Ridgeland, Vice President Benny Waddle of Hattiesburg, Past President Randy Pope of Hattiesburg and Finance Committee Chairman Donnie Tynes of Madison.

The University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Association has formed a partnership with the Hattiesburg Country Club to make it the official country club of the Association.