April 23, 2014  

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The American Advertising Federation (AAF), Mississippi Gulf Coast chapter, honored 13 University of Southern Mississippigraphic design students at its annual dinner last month at the Beau Rivage Casino in Biloxi.

A renewed emphasis on local farming, including small gardens established and cultivated by individuals in their own backyards, can improve the financial and physical health of the country.

 

That was the message from Allan Nation, featured speaker at Wednesday’s first spring 2011 semester EcoEagle Lecture at The University of Southern Mississippi,sponsored by the university’s Office of Sustainability.

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Tennessee Williams’ birth, The University of Southern MississippiDepartment of Theatre and Dance will produce what many consider a masterpiece by one of America’s greatest playwrights.

 

“A Streetcar Named Desire” hits the stage of the Martha R. Tatum Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 24 on the Hattiesburg campus.

Dr. Marie Danforth, professor in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at the University of Southern Mississippi, will discuss Maya culture and some recent major findings at the next Science Café Monday, March 21, 2011 from 6-7:30 p.m. A portion of the NOVA film, “Cracking the Maya Code,” will be viewed.

Right off the bat, football comes to mind when the words “strength and conditioning” are mentioned. But baseball players also benefit from regimens of that nature provided by coaches who specialize in fitness training.

 

Dr. Brian Gearity, assistant professor in the Department of Human Performance and Recreation at The University of Southern Mississippi, hopes to shed more light on the intricacy of strength and conditioning in Major League Baseball as part of a current research project.

Barbara Ross, director of union and programs at The University of Southern Mississippi, was honored by the Association of College Unions International (ACUI) with its Emeritus Award at its annual Community Builders Awards Ceremony, held March 1 in Chicago.

As part of an ongoing effort to prepare graduates for the business world, Career Services at The University of Southern Mississippi used its annual Spring Etiquette Dinner as a platform for polishing students’ employability.

A noted researcher on economic development will be the keynote speaker for The University of Southern Mississippi’s annual Graduate Student Research Symposium Friday, March 18 from 8 am – 5 p.m. in the Thad Cochran Center.

University of Southern Mississippi professor emeritus of history Dr. John D. W. Guice was named the 2011 Dunbar Rowland Award winner during the Mississippi Historical Society’s annual meeting in Jackson March 3-5.

Guice was honored for his lifelong contributions to the preservation, study and interpretation of Mississippi history. The award is named for Dunbar Rowland, the first director of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.

Several professional and collegiate sports organizations and related representatives from around the country convened in Atlanta recently for the Executive Forward Forum on Sports/Venue Security hosted by e-VERIFILE.com in partnership with The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Southern Miss to Offer Healthcare Information Sessions

The University of Southern Mississippi Office of Professional Development and Educational Outreach will be offering a pair of free healthcare career information sessions at noon and 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29 at the Hattiesburg WIN Job Center.

Local artists and crafts vendors have until Friday, April 15 to reserve a 10’ x 10’ space for $40 at the Southern Miss Jazz and Blues Festival at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

Two veteran entertainment industry professionals are serving as distinguished visiting lecturers in The University of Southern Mississippi’s Entertainment Industry program for the spring semester.

The University of Southern Mississippi Office of Professional Development and Educational Outreach will be offering programs designed to provide instruction in management and leadership.

Repairs have been made to the university’s fire alarm activation system enabling the University Police Department’s dispatch center to receive activation notices from buildings on the Hattiesburg campus.

For questions, contact University Police at 601.266.4986.

Members of The University of Southern Mississippi baseball team took time out from their preparations for this weekend’s series with Missouri State University to visit students at the DuBard School for Language Disorders, located on the university’s Hattiesburg campus.

The massive earthquake that hit Japan will likely have minimal impact on the U.S., said a University of Southern Mississippi marine science professor.

Dr. Vernon Asper, whose expertise includes marine geology and geophysics, teaches courses that include an examination of tsunamis and their impact. He said the tsunami resulting from the earthquake will have dissipated significantly by the time it reaches the west coast of the U.S. mainland

Until further notice, the University Police Department is unable to receive fire alarm activations in its dispatch center for a majority of fire alarms on the Hattiesburg campus. The building fire alarms are in working order and will activate in the event of a detection, but will not notify UPD.

If any activation is detected in a building, immediately notify UPD at 601.266.4986 or dial 911 from any campus phone. Please be advised that if you dial 911 from your cell phone, it will not go directly to UPD dispatch.

The University of Southern Mississippi has named James Wilcox director of its Center for Economic and Entrepreneurship Education (CEEE).

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) and the Chevron Pascagoula Refinery have joined together to provide tables of Mississippi’s 2011 high and low tides.

Creating sustainable communities will be the highlighted topic in the first of several upcoming IMPACT Southern Miss forums scheduled at The University of Southern Mississippiin Hattiesburg.

World renowned flutist and musicologist Ulrike Anton will perform and lecture Tuesday, March 15 at 6:30 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus. The event is part of the spring University Forum series, and admission is free.

On Friday, April 15, the Southern Miss Alumni Association, in conjunction with the University’s Athletic Department, will present “Parrothead Night at ‘The Pete.’”

A compelling desire to help others and sincere commitment to research has translated into a prestigious award for University of Southern Mississippi nursing instructor Dr. Lachel Story.