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February 17, 2015

As an expert on U.S. foreign policy and international politics, former White House senior staffer, Dr. Henry Nau, has been all over the world. On Feb. 23, however, he is coming home to Hattiesburg where his roots are deep at The University of Southern Mississippi.

 

As an expert on U.S. foreign policy and international politics, former White House senior staffer, Dr. Henry Nau, has been all over the world. On Feb. 23, however, he is coming home to Hattiesburg where his roots are deep at The University of Southern Mississippi.

February 11, 2015

The University of Southern Mississippi’s popular University Forum Lecture Series will continue throughout the Spring 2015 semester with an acclaimed array of speakers scheduled to offer insightful presentations.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi’s popular University Forum Lecture Series will continue throughout the Spring 2015 semester with an acclaimed array of speakers scheduled to offer insightful presentations.

The lecture series is sponsored by the University’s Honors College which has brought well-known authors, scholars, performers and intellectual provocateurs to the Hattiesburg campus.

February 10, 2015

The University of Southern Mississippi is celebrating the birthday of Charles Darwin with an array of Darwin Day festivities set for Friday Feb. 13 on the Hattiesburg campus. 

The University of Southern Mississippi is celebrating the birthday of Charles Darwin with an array of Darwin Day festivities set for Friday Feb. 13 on the Hattiesburg campus. 

The event features exhibits, a morning movie screening followed by a panel discussion by Southern Miss professors and afternoon events including t-shirt sales and a keynote address. 

February 3, 2015

The fifth annual Educators Connect conference, set for Tuesday, Feb. 17 at The University of Southern Mississippi, will offer sessions highlighting innovative strategies and practical resources for educators. The 2015 conference theme, Faculty Practices for Engaging Learners, emphasizes both traditional and innovative methods that have shown potential to improve student learning outcomes.

The fifth annual Educators Connect conference, set for Tuesday, Feb. 17 at The University of Southern Mississippi, will offer sessions highlighting innovative strategies and practical resources for educators. The 2015 conference theme, Faculty Practices for Engaging Learners, emphasizes both traditional and innovative methods that have shown potential to improve student learning outcomes.

The complimentary event will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg campus.

February 3, 2015

More than 1,000 researchers, students and professors from across the state will convene at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Thad Cochran Center on Feb. 26-27 for the Mississippi Academy of Sciences’ Annual Meeting.

More than 1,000 researchers, students and professors from across the state will convene at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Thad Cochran Center on Feb. 26-27 for the Mississippi Academy of Sciences’ Annual Meeting.

Southern Miss President Rodney D. Bennett will present the keynote Dodgen Lecture – “USM Research: Transforming Everyday Life into Infinite Possibilities” -- at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 26.

January 29, 2015

Local artists and crafts vendors are invited to be part of the 6th Annual Southern Miss Jazz and Blues Festival on Saturday, April 4, at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

Local artists and crafts vendors are invited to be part of the 6th Annual Southern Miss Jazz and Blues Festival on Saturday, April 4, at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

Vendors with the application postmarked on or before March 1 will receive a $40 rate for the 10’ x 10’ space. Applications postmarked March 2 – 14 will be subject to an increased rate of $80 per space. There is a limit of two spaces per vendor.

January 28, 2015

An award-winning journalist who made civil rights history in higher education will be the guest speaker for the spring 2015 Armstrong-Branch Lecture at The University of Southern Mississippi.

 

Charlayne Hunter-Gault, one of two students to desegregate then all-white University of Georgia in 1961, will present “From Closed Doors to Open Roads: A Journalist’s Journey” Tuesday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium.  

An award-winning journalist who made civil rights history in higher education will be the guest speaker for the spring 2015 Armstrong-Branch Lecture at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Charlayne Hunter-Gault, one of two students to desegregate then all-white University of Georgia in 1961, will present “From Closed Doors to Open Roads: A Journalist’s Journey” Tuesday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium.  

January 21, 2015

Dr. Hans W. Paerl, with the Institute of Marine Sciences, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will deliver a guest lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 29 at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) in Ocean Springs, Miss.

Dr. Hans W. Paerl, with the Institute of Marine Sciences, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will deliver a guest lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 29 at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) in Ocean Springs, Miss.

Paerl’s presentation – the next lecture in the Jay and Bev Grimes Distinguished Lecturer series – is titled: “Harmful algal blooms in a human and climatically impacted world:  What's manageable and what's not?”

January 20, 2015

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Office of Multicultural Programs and Services will give students an opportunity to learn more about African American history and culture in February through its Black History Month programs.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Office of Multicultural Programs and Services will give students an opportunity to learn more about African American historyand culture in February through its Black History Month programs.

Valencia Walls, coordinator of the Office of Multicultural Programs, said African American history is important for all students to learn. “I hope that through the programs we offer, our students will gain a greater respect and understanding of African American history and the responsibility that comes along with it,” she said.

January 16, 2015

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) will host an evening with award-winning nature photographer Tom Ulrich at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, in GCRL’s Caylor Auditorium.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) will host an evening with award-winning nature photographer Tom Ulrich at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, in GCRL’s Caylor Auditorium.

The wildlife photography presentation will feature Ulrich’s work from the past year, with a focus on the spring bird migration in south Texas, hummingbirds and rainforest birds in Ecuador, and Glacier National Park in detail.

January 15, 2015

In March, members of The University of Southern Mississippi’s Pride of Mississippi Marching Band will be traveling to Dublin, Ireland to participate in the 2015 St. Patrick’s Day Parade. In order to help defray costs for attendees, the students themselves have organized a 5k run and one mile fun run dubbed the Screamin’ Eagle Dash.

 

In March, members of The University of Southern Mississippi’s Pride of Mississippi Marching Band will be traveling to Dublin, Ireland to participate in the 2015 St. Patrick’s Day Parade. In order to help defray costs for attendees, the students themselves have organized a 5k run and one mile fun run dubbed the Screamin’ Eagle Dash.

The event takes place on Saturday, Jan. 24 at 3 p.m. starting at Pride Field on the Southern Miss Hattiesburg campus.

January 15, 2015

Economic trends and forecasts will take center stage during the Economic Outlook 2015 Forum set for Thursday, Feb. 19 at the Thad Cochran Center on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus

Economic trends and forecasts will take center stage during the Economic Outlook 2015 Forum set for Thursday, Feb. 19 at the Thad Cochran Center on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus.

Hosted by the Southern Miss College of Business and the Trent Lott National Center for Excellence in Economic Development and Entrepreneurship, the event will run from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. The First Bank of Hattiesburg is serving as the title sponsor. The event is free but seating will be limited.

January 13, 2015

The annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Interracial and Ecumenical Prayer Breakfast will be held Monday, Jan. 19 at 7:30 a.m. in The Thad Cochran Center Ballroom on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus. The event is presented by the Mu Gamma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.

The annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Interracial and Ecumenical Prayer Breakfast will be held Monday, Jan. 19 at 7:30 a.m. in The Thad Cochran Center Ballroom on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus. The event is presented by the Mu Gamma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.

November 26, 2014

Dr. Andrew Wiest doesn’t recall who the keynote speaker was at his college graduation. But the popular University of Southern Mississippi history professor, who will give the school’s fall 2014 commencement address, does remember his grandmother traveling from Kansas City, Mo. to see him receive his diploma.

Dr. Andrew Wiest doesn’t recall who the keynote speaker was at his college graduation. But the popular University of Southern Mississippi history professor, who will give the school’s fall 2014 commencement address, does remember his grandmother traveling from Kansas City, Mo. to see him receive his diploma.

November 14, 2014

The University of Southern Mississippi will host renowned trombonist Joseph Alessi, for two performances on Sunday, Nov. 23 and Monday, Nov. 24 at Bennett Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi will host renowned trombonist Joseph Alessi, for two performances on Sunday, Nov. 23 and Monday, Nov. 24 at Bennett Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus.

The Sunday concert begins at 7:30 p.m. and includes accompaniment by the Trombones @ Southern Miss. The following day, Alessi will host a master class beginning at 10 a.m. in Marsh Auditorium until noon. The featured performance occurs that night with the Wind Ensemble. All events are free and open to the public.

November 13, 2014

The Hattiesburg community will be treated to a pair of concerts next week by two University of Southern Mississippi bands. Both events will take place at Bennett Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus.

The Hattiesburg community will be treated to a pair of concerts next week by two University of Southern Mississippi bands. Both events will take place at Bennett Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus.

On Monday, Nov. 17, the Symphonic Winds will perform their second concert of the Fall 2014 season at 8 p.m. under the direction of Dr. Mohamad Shumann. On Thursday, Nov. 20, the Southern Miss Concert Band presents its concert at 7:30 p.m. under the direction of Dr. Jamie Standland.

November 5, 2014

Dr. John Wooton, director of percussion studies at The University of Southern Mississippi, and pianist Dr. Sam Bruton, professor of philosophy and religion at Southern Miss, present their project “Caribbean Collective” in concert Sunday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Thirsty Hippo in downtown Hattiesburg.

Dr. John Wooton, director of percussion studies at The University of Southern Mississippi, and pianist Dr. Sam Bruton, professor of philosophy and religion at Southern Miss, present their project “Caribbean Collective” in concert Sunday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Thirsty Hippo in downtown Hattiesburg.

November 5, 2014

When the hit Broadway musical “Mary Poppins” takes flight, she will be supported by some of the best hoofers in the area. The University of Southern Mississippi’s Dixie Darlings will bring their exceptional dance skills to the grand reopening of the Mannoni Performing Arts Center Auditorium, Feb. 26 – March 1, 2015.  

 

The Southern Miss School of Music, in partnership with Forrest General Hospital, is pleased to present this exceptional cast and welcome the Dixie Darlings to the Poppins family. Tickets for the production go on sale Tuesday, Nov. 11.

When the hit Broadway musical “Mary Poppins” takes flight, she will be supported by some of the best hoofers in the area. The University of Southern Mississippi’s Dixie Darlings will bring their exceptional dance skills to the grand reopening of the Mannoni Performing Arts Center Auditorium, Feb. 26 – March 1, 2015.  

The Southern Miss School of Music, in partnership with Forrest General Hospital, is pleased to present this exceptional cast and welcome the Dixie Darlings to the Poppins family. Tickets for the production go on sale Tuesday, Nov. 11.

October 23, 2014

The University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra will present a concert entitled “Made in America” that will feature Natasha Trethewey, the current Mississippi Poet Laureate and former United States Poet Laureate on Thursday, Nov. 6 at Bennett Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus. 

The University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra will present a concert entitled “Made in America” that will feature Natasha Trethewey, the current Mississippi Poet Laureate and former United States Poet Laureate on Thursday, Nov. 6 at Bennett Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus. 

October 16, 2014

The Department of History at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach will present a lecture and book discussion by Dr. Kyle Longley on Monday, Oct. 20 at 5 p.m.

 

The Department of History at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach will present a lecture and book discussion by Dr. Kyle Longley on Monday, Oct. 20 at 5 p.m.

Longley, author and professor of history at Arizona State University, will give a talk about his latest book “The Morenci Marines: A Tale of Small Town America and the Vietnam War.” A discussion will follow.   

October 7, 2014

The 70th annual Miss University of Southern Mississippi Pageant will feature 14 students competing for the event title at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11 in Bennett Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus. General admission is $7 and $5 for students.

The event, hosted and produced by the Southern Miss Student Government Association, is a preliminary to the Miss Mississippi Pageant. Participants also compete for valuable scholarship funds.

The 70th annual Miss University of Southern Mississippi Pageant will feature 14 students competing for the event title at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11 in Bennett Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus. General admission is $7 and $5 for students.

The event, hosted and produced by the Southern Miss Student Government Association, is a preliminary to the Miss Mississippi Pageant. Participants also compete for valuable scholarship funds.

Contestants include:

August 25, 2014

The unique work of five internationally-known artists will be featured on the Hattiesburg campus of The University of Southern Mississippi as part of an outdoor sculpture exhibition that will run from September 2014 through February 2016.

The unique work of five internationally-known artists will be featured on the Hattiesburg campus of The University of Southern Mississippi as part of an outdoor sculpture exhibition that will run from September 2014 through February 2016.

The biennial exhibition will also include lectures from the featured artists as well as art walks for anyone wishing to learn more about the sculptures. Installation of the first sculpture, by artist Ray Katz, was completed on Monday, Aug. 25 behind the Liberal Arts Building.

June 6, 2014

Young women from all over the state of Mississippi have been on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus June 1-6 to participate as delegates in the 66th annual American Legion Auxiliary Girls State.

 

The program’s hands-on citizenship training provides upcoming high school seniors the opportunity to learn about politics on local, county and state levels by creating their own cities and campaigning for elected office in the state of “Magnolia.”

Young women from all over the state of Mississippi have been on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus June 1-6 to participate as delegates in the 66th annual American Legion Auxiliary Girls State.

The program’s hands-on citizenship training provides upcoming high school seniors the opportunity to learn about politics on local, county and state levels by creating their own cities and campaigning for elected office in the state of “Magnolia.”

May 29, 2014

More than 250 young women from across the state will be on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus June 1-6 for the 66th session of the American Legion Auxiliary Magnolia Girls State. The weeklong program educates delegates about the mechanics of democracy through simulated political campaigns, legislative and judicial processes in the fictitious state of “Magnolia.”