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Amit Kumar of Delhi, India, was recently recognized at the 2011 Graduate Student Research Symposium at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Kumar, a biochemistry major, is the son of Shri. Ram Narain Singh and Shrimati Raj Kumari. 

Joshua Frazier of Pulaski, Miss., made a choreographic debut at the Repertory Dance Company’s Spring Dance Concert at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Frazier, a dance performance and choreography major, is the son of Michael and Stacey Frazier of Pulaski, Miss., and Hilda and Daryl Champion of Ocean Springs, Miss. Frazier is a Luckyday Scholar.

Melissa DeAngelo of Moss Point, Miss., was recently recognized at the 2011 Graduate Student Research Symposium at The University of Southern Mississippi.

DeAngelo, a doctoral student and educational leadership major, is the daughter of Will and Dolores Keenum of Moss Point. She is married to Nicholas DeAngelo and has two children, Elias and Jacob.

Haipeng Cai of Wuhan, China, was recently recognized at the 2011 Graduate Student Research Symposium at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Cai, a computer science major, is the son of Zhixin Cai and Mingan Chen of Wuhan China.

Cai’s work, “Effects of Seeding Methods on Diffusion Tensor Magnetic Resonance Imaging”, was selected by the Graduate Senate and Dean of the College of Graduate Studies for the Yarbrough Award and as the top paper in his department. Winners receive recognition and a monetary award.

Domagoj Anic of Schwalbach, Hessen, Germany, was recently recognized at the 2011 Graduate Student Research Symposium at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Anic, a business administration master’s student, is the son of Zvonimir Anic and Ljilijana Radak Anic. He is a member of the men’s tennis team and the Business Student Advisory Council.

The University of Southern Mississippi has extended the registration deadline for this year’s Leadership Studies Program, presented by the university’s Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies.

Training for participating students will include leadership development and avenues for becoming leaders in schools, communities and religious affiliations. The one-week residential program designed for students in grades 6 -11 will be held on the Hattiesburg campus June 12-17.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) will host a free Earth Day Celebration for the community from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, April 16, at the lab, which is located at 703 East Beach Drive in Ocean Springs.    

T.A. Barron left his job as president of a venture capital company more than 20 years ago, spurred by an inextinguishable desire to pour himself into writing and a deep fear of painful regret.

Thursday, he was awarded the Southern Miss Medallionat The University of Southern Mississippi’s 44th annual Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival. It was yet another accolade vindicating his decision in what has been a successful career as a children’s literature and nature book writer.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Summer Program for Academically Talented Youth will be held July 3-22 on the Hattiesburg campus and hosted by the Frances Karnes Center for Gifted Studies. Application deadline is Saturday, April 30. 

The three-week residential program is a cooperative effort with the Duke University Talent Identification Program that provides a balance of educational, cultural, and recreational experiences. It serves eligible students currently enrolled in grades 7 through 10.

The Live Oak Writing Project at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast is offering Camp Live Oak, which features a variety of weeklong summer youth camps for students in grades 3 through 8. Camp sessions, except during the week of July 4, are from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Monday – Friday.

American Indian POW WOWs have become a tradition at The University of Southern Mississippi. Each year, Southeastern tribes gather in Hattiesburg for a lively blend of ceremonial dancing, social gathering and native artistry.

The sound of hammers and circular saws filled the air in Bay St. Louis, Miss., as The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast students and employees participated in the Big Event, a university-wide community service project.

Thursday morning’s grand opening of The University of Southern Mississippi’s new parking garage signals the addition of approximately 1,200 vehicle spaces to the Hattiesburg campus.

The five-story, open zone facility is available to students, faculty and staff driving vehicles registered through the university’s Department of Parking Management.

 

Built in response to a need for additional parking options, it also includes security lighting, handicapped parking and elevators and will be patrolled regularly by the University Police Department. It is located off of West Fourth Street next to Bond Hall.

The University of Southern Mississippi has named Dr. Gordon Cannon its new Associate Vice President for Research, pending approval by the IHL Board of Trustees.

Experts from The University of Southern Mississippi and the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) will address the latest developments in the areas of advanced materials, polymers and composites, plus related opportunities for economic development during an April 14 forum on the Hattiesburg campus.

Imagine swimming 300 yards, then treking through a sloppy mud pit followed by a 5K run through The University of Southern Mississippi campus, and finally slithering across a slip n’ slide finish line, all while wearing some sort of wacky costume.

The School of Mass Communication and Journalism at The University of Southern Mississippiwill offer a basic digital photography course for those who have always wanted to learn the basics of photography and to shoot with a 35mm-type Digital Single Lens Reflex camera.

Hundreds of University of Southern Mississippi students, faculty and staff fanned out across the Hattiesburg area last Saturday, April 2 to volunteer as part of the second annual Big Event, considered the largest one-day community service initiative in the state of Mississippi.

A mouth-watering dinner, a delicious assortment of wine and scrumptious prizes will all be on tap for the Seventh Annual Passions of the Palette event set for Monday, April 11 at the Hattiesburg Lake Terrace Convention Center.

Student Health Services and Student Counseling Services at The University of Southern Mississippi aim to raise awareness about the dangers of excessive drinking with a National Alcohol Screening Day event set for Thursday, April 7 on the Hattiesburg campus.

A combination of faculty and student dance works will be featured in the Repertory Dance Company’s Spring Dance Concert April 7-10 at The University of Southern Mississippi Mannoni Performing Arts Center.

The University of Southern MississippiDepartment of Educational Studies and Research will host an information session Thursday, April 14 at 6:30 p.m. for persons interested in its master’s program in counseling and personnel services. The meeting will be in Owings-McQuagge Hall, room 111.

This graduate program, which can be completed in one year, prepares students for entry or mid-level career opportunities in student affairs at colleges and universities. Program highlights include:

The University of Southern Mississippi Center for International Education will present its annual International Food Fair Thursday, April 7 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Baptist Student Union on the university’s Hattiesburg campus.

This popular annual event features cuisine from the homelands of many of the university’s international students. Donations will be accepted to help defray the costs of ingredients and preparation.

The Friends of Southern Miss University Libraries welcome author and Laurel, Miss. native Hunter Cole for a discussion and signing of his book, The Legs Murder Scandal, on Monday, April 11 at 6 p.m. in room 123 of Cook Library on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus.