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Therapeutic recreation practitioners, students and educators from five states and six universities converged for a workshop recently co-hosted by the therapeutic recreation programs of The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Human Performance and Recreation and The University of South Alabama. More than 170 attended the event titled, “The Gulf Coast Coming Together for Therapeutic Recreation,” held at the C.E. Roy Community Center in Hattiesburg, Miss.

The Women’s and Gender Studies Student Organization at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus is giving a free performance of the play, “The Vagina Monologues,” Friday, April 25 at 7 p.m. in the Fleming Education Center auditorium on the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

Photographer Martin J. Dain was one of the few who photographed author William Faulkner at Rowan Oak, the writer’s home in Oxford. A selection of those images, compiled in the traveling exhibit, “Faulkner’s World: The Photographs of Martin J. Dain,” are on display through May 2 at the Evelyn Gandy Cultural Center, located on the third floor of The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Library on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

The University of Southern Mississippi will celebrate Homecoming 2014 on Nov. 8, when the football Golden Eagles take on Conference USA rival Marshall at M.M. Roberts Stadium.

The University of Southern Mississippi School of Social Work, Department of Biological Sciences, and Center for Science and Mathematics Education will host a Science Careers and Research Encounters program for teachers, counselors, and ninth through twelfth students on Saturday, April 12, from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in Lloyd Hall on the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

University of Southern Mississippi students will hear from a renowned professional journalist who covers the music industry Tuesday, April 8 on the Hattiesburg campus.

A University of Southern Mississippi student has been charged with aggravated assault following an altercation that occurred late Saturday night at the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity house on the Hattiesburg campus.

Grammy-nominated recording artist Stephen Wade will perform April 7 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Polymer Science Auditorium at The University of Southern Mississippi.
 

University of Southern Mississippi student Bethany Cuevas of Long Beach won the title of Miss Mid-South this past January and will have the chance to compete for the title of Miss Mississippi this summer in Vicksburg.

After several years of working as an auto assembly line worker and at other menial jobs, award-winning children’s book author Christopher Paul Curtis took a detour down the road paved with his passion for writing.

That decision has been validated more than once for Curtis. His highly acclaimed work Bud, Not Buddy earned him both the Newberry Medal and Coretta Scott King Author Award, the only book to receive both highly sought honors. His first book, The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963, also earned many accolades.

A resolution unanimously approved this afternoon (April 4) by The University of Southern Mississippi’s Faculty Senate condemned violence against an off-campus Islamic Center.

Wilton Jackson, a broadcast journalism major at The University of Southern Mississippi and member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, was selected to attend the Zeta Class Undergraduate Leadership Institute, a highly selective and prestigious leadership conference May 31 – June 7 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Football helmets are under attack from more than just opposing players on the field. Every season environmental factors wear on a helmet, potentially compromising its ability to protect the player.

More than 150 students, parents, faculty and staff gathered for The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Health annual student awards night, held April 1 at the Thad Cochran Center. Each school and department in the college awards its students for outstanding academic success and extracurricular activities.

The highly anticipated University of Southern Mississippi School of Music’s production of Showbiz Showstoppers has announced a few surprise guests set to join the cast during its performance on Friday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Lake Terrace Convention Center.

 

Southern Miss’ men’s head basketball coach, Donnie Tyndall, and former Miss Mississippi, Chalie Ray, are scheduled to kick up their heels in the Broadway showcase production.

 

Dr. Benjamin P. Horton, professor at the Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences at Rutgers University, will present “Is Sea-Level Rising?” on Monday, April 14, at 6:30 p.m. in the Hardy Hall ballroom at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach.

University of Southern Mississippi students and employees, as well as representatives of the American Heart Association, celebrated National Walking Day and Public Health Week with a one-mile walk around the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. Prior to the walk, the university was presented the Fit-Friendly designation from the American Heart Association. For receiving designation in the Fit-Friendly Worksite Recognition Program, the American Heart Association recognized the university as an employer who champions the health of their employees by creating physical activity programs within the workplace. These programs and facilities, which are provided to both students and employees at Southern Miss Gulf Coast, include a fitness center, marked walking trail on campus, and a yoga class, among a variety of other programs. (Southern Miss University Communications photos by Charmaine Schmermund)

Dr. Frances Lucas, right, vice president for The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus, accepts the campus’s Fit-Friendly designation from Jessica Breazeale, heart walk director with the American Heart Association. For receiving designation in the Fit-Friendly Worksite Recognition Program, the American Heart Association recognized the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach as an employer who champions the health of their employees by creating physical activity programs within the workplace. These programs and facilities, which are provided to both students and employees at Southern Miss Gulf Coast, include a fitness center, marked walking trail on campus, and a yoga class, among a variety of other programs. Presented on National Walking Day and during Public Health Week, the recognition presentation was followed by a one-mile walk around campus. (Southern Miss University Communications photo by Charmaine Schmermund)

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast College of Arts and Letters, Gulf Coast Libraries and Sigma Tau Delta Honor Society present “An Evening of Jazz and Poetry” Thursday, April 17 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. in the Hardy Hall Ballroom on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

“An Evening of Jazz and Poetry” is a free event and will feature local jazz trio, 11th Hour Trio, and poetry from Baton Rouge performance poet and teaching artist Donney Rose. For more information, visit www.usm.edu/gulfcoast/jazz-poetry or call 228.214.3245.

University of Southern Mississippi seniors Benjamin Arnold and Tanner Jones are among five college students recently named as Mississippi Young Bankers Scholars.

The University of Southern Mississippi Clinical Psychology Graduate Student Organization (CPGSO) will be host "BBQ & Blues" at the Keg and Barrel April 5 from 12 – 4 p.m. to raise money for its Client Assistance, Retention, & Enrichment (C.A.R.E.) fund, which pays for therapy and assessment services for clients unable to pay due to financial hardships.

The Mississippi Legislature honored former University of Southern Mississippi football star Ray Guy, who was recently elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, with a plaque and resolution during a special ceremony held Tuesday, April 1 at the State Capitol in Jackson. Guy took a few moments to address the legislators and also posed for photos with members of the Legislature who are Southern Miss graduates. Guy serves as director of the University’s M-Club/Community Relations.

(Photo Courtesy of Southern Miss Athletics)

Did you know that a landlord cannot “steer” a person to a particular apartment or listing? Did you know a landlord cannot refuse to rent to a family with kids? Did you know a service animal is not a pet?

 

All of the above questions are important ones to remember during April, which serves as National Fair Housing Month.

With a renewed focus on creating pathways to completion for University of Southern Mississippi students, the institution’s students, faculty and staff have accomplished a great deal during the first year under Rodney D. Bennett’s leadership. Today, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, marks the anniversary of his official start as the University’s 10th president.