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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.

The University of Southern Mississippi has named Dr. Ann Parker Blackwell dean of its College of Education and Psychology, the position in which she served on an interim basis since 2009.

For the first time in school history, two University of Southern Mississippi business students are among the five finalists for the annual Orrin Swayze Scholarship presented by the Mississippi Young Bankers (MYB) section of the Mississippi Bankers Association.

 

University of Southern Mississippi speech language pathology major Marie Holowach is the only student attending a Mississippi university named as a Harry S. Truman Scholarship finalist and will interview with the regional selection committee in Nashville, Tenn., on March 7, 2011.

Dr. Fujun Lai, associate professor of decision sciences at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, co-authored an article, “Market Orientation, Ownership Type and E-Business Assimilation: Evidence from Chinese Firms,” which was named the top-rated article in Decision Science Journal for 2010.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) will conduct a sport event incident exercise at New Meadowlands Stadium, home of the National Football League New York Jets and New York Giants, on Thursday, March 3.

Erick Brown, a junior sociology major from Columbus, Miss. was elected president of The University of Southern Mississippi Student Government Association (SGA) during elections on the Hattiesburg campus Feb. 22.

Among 18 teams from Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, a team of three University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast students were named winners of the 2011 Deloitte Consulting’s Hattiesburg Invitational Programming Competition held Feb. 19 at the Deloitte Hattiesburg Delivery Center.

Forty-five University of Southern Mississippi students enrolled in the spring semester Introduction to Tourism course had an opportunity to see the inner workings of an industry leader during a Feb. 25 visit to the Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa in Point Clear, Ala.

Jessica Dominguez, a junior elementary education major from New Orleans, was chosen election commissioner for The University of Southern Mississippi Student Government Association (SGA) during elections on the Hattiesburg campus Feb. 22.

Rebecca Masters, a junior nutrition and dietetics major from Ellisville, Miss. was elected attorney general for The University of Southern Mississippi’s Student Government Association (SGA) during elections held on the Hattiesburg campus Feb. 22.

Masters is a member of Southern Style 2010; a student in the Honors College; a Luckyday Citizenship Scholar and vice president of the Luckyday Leadership Team and a Luckyday Mentor.

Davontae Washington, a junior business management major from Hattiesburg, was elected treasurer for The University of Southern Mississippi Student Government Association during elections on the Hattiesburg campus Feb. 22.

Jeffery McClendon, a sophomore English and political science double major from Greenville, Miss. was elected vice president of The University of Southern Mississippi Student Government Association (SGA) during elections on the Hattiesburg campus Feb.22.

The University of Southern Mississippi’sSouthern Opera and Musical Theatre Company will perform a spring opera, The Little Prince, Friday, March 18, 2011 at the Mannoni Performing Arts Center.

Donna Aldridge, a 1988 University of Southern Mississippi alumna, will have her memories of visiting Hattiesburg’s historic downtown post office as a child with her late father aired today on “The Story” at 7 p.m. on the networks of Mississippi Public Broadcasting (www.mpbonline.org).

The University of Southern MississippiGulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) will host an evening with award-winning nature photographer Tom Ulrich at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 3, in GCRL’s Caylor Auditorium.

The University of Southern Mississippi now finds itself in the company of Harvard, Princeton, Yale and Columbia as most popular schools in the United States as presented by U.S. News and World Report.

An historian whose compelling book on how the cotton industry shaped America’s economy and culture will be the guest presenter at the next University of Southern MississippiUniversity Forum Tuesday, March 1 at 6:30 p.m. in Stout Hall B.  Admission is free.

There’s a lot more to be learned than what is found in textbooks, as students from The University of Southern Mississippi discovered when taking part in Export University, which was held Feb. 23-24 on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach, Miss.

This summer would you like to visit another country that you’ve only seen on television or in pictures, witness its natural beauty firsthand, experience its culture and learn its history and language, all while earning academic credit?

The University of Southern Mississippioffers its students the opportunity to do just that. The Southern Miss Office of International Programs will host a summer study abroad interest meeting Wednesday, March 2 at 3:30 p.m. in the International Center, room 101.

What began as a simple research project five years ago between colleagues at The University of Southern Mississippi, has mushroomed into a major training and testing facility with global implications.

 

As the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) continues to evolve, recognition within the security industry grows as well. Recently, NCS4 Director Dr. Lou Marciani was recognized by Security magazine as one of the most influential people in security as part of an annual feature in the monthly publication.