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Sawyer McLeod of Petal, Miss., was recently cast as Fred in the musical production, “Smokey Joe’s Cafe” at The University of Southern Mississippi.

McLeod, a theatre major, is the son of Jackie McLeod of Petal, Miss., and Daniel and Jennifer McLeod.

Smoky Joe’s Café is a seven-time Tony Award-winning music revue based on old favorites from jazz and R&B musicians Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. The performance features 11 cast members consisting of theatre and music students.

Trequon Tate of Starkville, Miss., was recently cast as Ken in the musical production, “Smokey Joe’s Cafe” at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Tate, a junior theatre major, is the son of Karlos Tate of Starkville, Miss., and Tanya Outlaw of Starkville, Miss.

Smoky Joe’s Café is a seven-time Tony Award-winning music revue based on old favorites from jazz and R&B musicians Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. The performance features 11 cast members consisting of theatre and music students.

Sara Plunkett of Tupelo, Miss., was recently cast as Pattie in the musical production, “Smokey Joe’s Cafe” at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Plunkett, a senior theatre major, is the daughter of James and Brenda Plunkett of Tupelo, Miss. She is the wife of Hal Plunkett.

Smoky Joe’s Café is a seven-time Tony Award-winning music revue based on old favorites from jazz and R&B musicians Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. The performance features 11 cast members consisting of theatre and music students.

The University of Southern Mississippi School of Human Performance & Recreation, in conjunction with the Department of Athletics, will host USA Weightlifting’s Level 1 sports performance coach certificate course May 21-22 on the Hattiesburg campus.

­­Seven executives from Hearst Television, Inc. will visit The University of Southern Mississippi School of Mass Communication and Journalism Friday, April 15.

While many students are planning spring break visits to the beach, University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast student Ambere Riggs received an invitation to Washington, D.C. to learn more about what she can do to help others through CARE, a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty.

With the precision, determination and mission of a World War II fighter squadron, The University of Southern Mississippi School of Music teamed with a radio-controlled (RC) airplane enthusiast and a former Tuskegee Airman to both make and preserve a part of American history.

 

It all began when Jeff Williams, who flies the radio-controlled blimp at Golden Eagle basketball games, took a liking to the Southern Miss Pep Band which performs at those games. Williams later approached Dr. Michael Miles, director of the School of Music, to see if he would coordinate the arrangement and recording of the Tuskegee Airmen Fight Song from World War II.

The longest-running musical revue in Broadway history will end The University of Southern Mississippi’s theatre season beginning at 7:30 p.m. Thursday., April 14 in the Gilbert F. Hartwig Theatre.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi Percussion Ensemble will present a free concert at 7:30 p.m. April 20 at the Mannoni Performing Arts Center on the Hattiesburg campus.

Dr. Jamye Foster, assistant professor of marketing at The University of Southern Mississippi, wants to show her students that “you don’t have to live in New York or Los Angeles to make a living as a high-profile professional.”

Penny Adams of Lafayette, La., was recently recognized at the 2011 Graduate Student Research Symposium at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Adams, a human capital development major and doctoral student, is the daughter of Victoria Bergeron and the late Rodney Bergeron. She is the wife of Kevin Adams and has three children: Kelyn, Malek and Bryson.

The general consensus among health care professionals is that Mississippi will remain near the bottom of major health-related statistics unless a unified effort is made to combat the problem.

 

With collaboration as the overarching theme, The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Health has taken the lead role in planning and organizing the first Mississippi Health Summit set for April 29 at the Trent Lott National Center for Excellence in Economic Development and Entrepreneurship.

The Rochelle Harper Band, Southern Miss Faculty Jazz Quintet, Jerry Ball Jazz and Blues Quintet, and Jason Ricci are all gearing up for The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast 3rd annual Jazz and Blues Festival to be held Saturday, April 23.

The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Economic and Workforce Development has launched a new Graduate Certificate in Economic Development that teaches the basics of the practice of economic development. 

University of Southern Mississippi Centennial homecoming queen and public relations student Denotra Logan is preparing for her next conquest – the Emmy award-winning Semester in Washington Journalism program at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

William Thompson of Madison, Miss., was recently recognized at the 2011 Graduate Student Research Symposium at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Thompson, a coastal sciences major and masters student, is the son of Kevin and Tracey Thompson. He is a representative of the Graduate Student Senate and a member of the Marine and Estuarine Graduate Student Association.

Shane Hand of McCalla, Ala., was recently recognized at the 2011 Graduate Student Research Symposium at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Hand, a graduate student, is the son of Benny and Linda Hand. He has served on the Graduate Student Senate.

Hand’s work, “Transmitting Whiteness: Librarians, Children, and Literacy in the southern United States”, was selected by the Graduate Senate and Dean of the College of Graduate Studies as the top paper in his department. Winners receive recognition and a monetary award.

Amber Clark of Hattiesburg, Miss., was recently recognized at the 2011 Graduate Student Research Symposium at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Clark, a comparative politics major, is the daughter of Robert and Jodi Clark. She serves as president of Southern Miss College Democrats and vice president of Voices for Planned Parenthood.

Sister Saideh Bey of Laurel, Miss., was recently recognized at the 2011 Graduate Student Research Symposium at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Bey, a graduate student and social work major, is the daughter of the late Sammy Taylor and Velma Taylor Bey and the mother of Yunal Talib Said Bey.

Melissa Adams of Brookhaven, Miss., was recently recognized at the 2011 Graduate Student Research Symposium at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Adams, a biological sciences major, is the daughter of James Stein of Waco, TX, and Cindy and Boyd Hudson of Brookhaven, Miss. She is married to Kenneth Adams and has one child, Katie Adams.

Celeste Wheat of Petal, Miss., was recently recognized at the 2011 Graduate Student Research Symposium at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Wheat, a higher education administration major, is the daughter of Bill and Nell Wheat. She is vice president of the College of Education and Psychology Scholars.

Vendetta Tardy of New Orleans, La., made a choreographic debut at the Repertory Dance Company’s Spring Dance Concert at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Tardy, a junior dance major, is the daughter of Walter Tardy of New Orleans, La., and Vendetta Lockley of New Orleans, La.

In “Multiples of Many,” Tardy dived into multiple personalities. Inspired by conversations with family and friends, and bolstered by research on Dissociative Identity Disorder, this quartet featured gothic music with high-risk throws and partnering.

Manuela Staneva of Sofia, Bulgaria, was recently recognized at the 2011 Graduate Student Research Symposium at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Staneva, who received her masters in public health, is the daughter of Stefan and Manuela Staneva of Sofia, Bulgaria.

Nicole Musselwhite of Ocean Springs, Miss., was recently recognized at the 2011 Graduate Student Research Symposium at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Musselwhite, an anthropology major, is the daughter of Charles and Rebecca Musselwhite.