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University of Southern Mississippi students will have another tool to assist them in their preparation for finals, as University President Martha Saunders announced Thursday that Cook Library will be open around the clock during exam week.

The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning demonstrated great support for  Commissioner of Higher Education Dr. Hank Bounds when they voted unanimously to extend his contract for four more years.

The Hattiesburg Area Development Partnership (ADP) will sponsor “An Evening of Giving” on Thursday, Dec. 8 at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Accelerator on Shelby Thames Drive.

The event, set for 5:30-7 p.m., will showcase various local non-profit organizations in a fun-filled atmosphere that will include food, beverages and live music. The event is free and open to the general public.

LONG BEACH, Miss. –  A team of four University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast seniors received the first place overall award in the Southeastern Small College Programming Contest at the 25th Annual Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges (CCSC): Southeastern Conference.

Southern Miss – To the Top – indeed.

 

The three major awards presented annually to the most outstanding collegiate male athletes in the State of Mississippi are currently held by University of Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles.

Approximately 1,270 students are candidates for degrees this fall at The University of Southern Mississippi, which holds its commencement exercises on its Hattiesburg campus Friday, Dec. 16.

 

U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss) will be the fall 2011 commencement speaker for two graduation ceremonies at Reed Green Coliseum.

The University of Southern Mississippi chapter of the Association of Office Professionals (AOP), in conjunction with Southern Miss Recreational Sports and Delta Tau Delta fraternity will host the 18th annual “Santa’s Bargain Basement” United Way mega garage sale Saturday, Dec. 3 from 8 - 11 a.m. at the Payne Center on the Hattiesburg campus. 

Janette Kennedy Tibbitts stands next to two paintings featuring the work of famed children’s literature artist Beatrix Potter, creator of the “Peter Rabbit” character, while holding a copy of a book about the famed rabbit prior to making official her donation of her vast collection of Potter books, painting and artifacts to the University of Southern Mississippi de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection Tuesday at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI).

Dr. Kathy Yadrick, professor and chair of the Department of Nutrition and Food Systems at The University of Southern Mississippi has assumed additional duties as part-time associate dean for research in the College of Health.

Evelyn Edwards, vice president of community reinvestment for BancorpSouth, has been named the 2011 Housing Initiative Partner of the Year by The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies (IDS).

LONG BEACH, Miss. – The Gulf Coast Library at The University of Southern Mississippi will present free community workshops in the month of December for the library’s “60 Minutes to Success” initiative. The one-hour sessions will be held in the library room 213 on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Theatre and Dance will present the fall Studio 115 Dance Concert, Dec. 8-10 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. in the Theatre and Dance Building.

In keeping with its generous history of contributions to The University of Southern Mississippi, the Luckyday Foundation has made a $4 million gift commitment to be used for construction of new student housing.

The University of Southern Mississippi Center for Human Rights and Civil Liberties has organized a weeklong series of events for Human Rights Week on its Hattiesburg campus, beginning today and culminating Friday evening at 7 p.m. with a public event featuring noted civil rights activist Bettie Dahmer.

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop on Saturday, Dec. 10 for residents with and without disabilities in Hinds and surrounding counties.

Alicia Deaver, director of consultation for thread, Alaska's Child Care Resource & Referral Network, will present a guest lecture at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 4 p.m. in Stout Hall. Admission is free.

A Hattiesburg resident has donated her collection amassed over 40 years of Beatrix Potter books and artifacts featuring the “Peter Rabbit” character to the University of Southern Mississippi’s internationally recognized de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection.

Daphne Cornett, assistant director of the DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi, recently earned the 2011 IMSLEC® Innovator Award for Outstanding Educator in a College or University.

The annual fall Roots Reunion live radio show, set for Saturday, Dec. 3 from 7- 9 p.m. in Hattiesburg’s historic Saenger Theater should again prove to be a wonderful holiday treat for lovers of the music of our state and region.

Betty Press, adjunct professor of photography in The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Art and Design, was interviewed on National Public Radio (NPR) Sunday about her new book of black and white photos and proverbs from Africa.

Grammy-nominated pianist Petronel Malan will perform a recital of music spanning 250 years to showcase not only her own talents but also those of the Shigeru EX Concert Piano - one of only four in the continental U.S. -  Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the University of Southern Mississippi’s Mannoni Performing Arts Center Auditorium.

 Morgan Makes Presentations during fall 2011 Semester

Dr. Hani Morgan, assistant professor in The University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Special Education presented a webinar on cyberbullying for Kappa Delta Pi this fall. Kappa Delta Pi is an international honor society in education and its eChapter Webinars are topical presentations for educators, developed to keep them current in the field and connected to one another.

The Southern Miss Gulf Coast Civic Chorale will continue its annual tradition of delighting audiences with festive holiday music by performing two concerts on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Four faculty members in the College of Health at The University of Southern Mississippi have been honored as Health Care Heroes for 2011 by the Mississippi Business Journal.