April 19, 2014  

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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.

The Technology Learning Center (TLC) at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast invites beginners to advanced level athletes to a free tennis clinic for adults and children with disabilities. The clinic will be held from 10 a.m. – noon Saturday, March 19 at the university’s tennis courts on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast will host the lecture, “Putting 1970s 'Blaxploitation' Films in Historical Perspective,”and screen the 1972 film, Super Fly, on Friday, March 18 at 6 p.m. in the Fleming Education Center auditorium on the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

The University of Southern Mississippi hosted more than 100 students in grades 9-12 from high schools in central and south Mississippi for the American Mathematics Competition (AMC) held Feb. 23 on the Hattiesburg campus.

Dawn Burgess spends most of her time working with hearing-impaired toddlers at The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi. But the educational process does not end when those youngsters leave the classroom

 

Burgess, who joined the center to fill a newly created position last August, places just as much emphasis on parental involvement as she does in teaching sessions with the children.

Sue Pace, founder and former director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at The University of Southern Mississippi, was honored Friday when a portrait of her painted by OLLI member Dolly Kirk, a Southern Miss alumna, was unveiled at the Institute.

Community members brought their ideas about how American can regain its financial footing to an economic forum Friday at the Trent Lott National Center for Excellence in Economic Development and Entrepreneurship on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Office of Professional Development and Educational Outreach will be offering online classes beginning March 14 that will be used to fulfill requirements for professional certificates in personal fitness, wellness and nutrition.

Two homeownership programs administered in Jackson, Miss., by the Institute for Disability Studies at The University of Southern Mississippi have the potential to make a difference for people with disabilities and low-income families interested in the American dream of owning a home within the city limits of Jackson.

Dr. Stacey Hall, associate director of The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi, takes particular pride in the work being done at the internationally renowned facility.