2008-2009 ID Events
Interior Design Survey Success
Congratulations to Andrew Butler, Honors College student in the Interior Design program at the University of Southern Mississippi, for conducting a survey for the students, staff, and faculty members of the University of Southern Mississippi. The survey, open for approximately one week, had almost 600 participant responses! For questions or concerns about the study, please contact Andrew Butler or Michelle Rose at 118 College Drive, Box 5113, Hattiesburg, MS 39406 or (601) 266-5605.
Biltmore Ticket Fees Due Friday, February 27th
The Southern Miss Interior Design Program scheduled a trip to visit Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina, along with the historic Grove Park Inn and downtown Asheville area.
Interior Design Program to Host CEU
The Southern Miss Interior Design Program was host to an ASID Continuing Education Credit (CEU) on April 14th at 6:00 in room 107 of the Kate Hubbard House (The Studio) at USM. The topic was “What does Culture have to do with Color" (0.1 CEU credits).
Annual Student Art Show 2009
Interior design students were awarded in interior design categories, as well as studio art categories, for the student art show. This annual event was held March 26th - April 9th at the University of Southern Mississippi Museum, located on the first floor of the Fine Arts Building.
Open House 2009
The Southern Miss Department of Art and Design hosted its annual Open House on Friday, April 3, 2009. To learn more, visit the
James Polk Designs a Sustainable Head Start
Local architect and Interior Design Program adjunct faculty member, James Polk, has developed a sustainable design that will prove to be innovative for the P.A.C.E. Head Start program of Hattiesburg.
ASID Career Day
The 2009 ASID Student Career Day, held on February 6th-7th at the University of Southern Mississippi's Thad Cochran Center, proved to be a success for Southern Miss! Not only were the facilities outstanding, the Southern Miss Interior Design Program students placed in several categories, winning the majority of the awards in this regional student competition.
Congratulations to the following winners!
- 1st - ALI RICHOUX
- 2nd - MANDI JEUKENS
- 1st - KATY HINES
- 2nd - MANDI JEUKENS
- H.M. - ANDREA BROWN
Perspective Rendering (Computer Generated):
- 1st - KRISTIN SMITH
- 2nd - TIFFANY TANNER
- H.M. - ASHLEY SUMRALL
- H.M. - MANDI JEUKENS
200 Level Studio
- 1st - KRISTIN SMITH
- 2nd - KRISTI WITTMAN
Marie Scaffidi Elected ASID Student Representative to the Board
Southern Miss Interior Design Program student and NKBA President Elect, Marie Scaffidi was elected to serve as the 2009-2010 Student Representative to the Board for the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) South Central Chapter.
Elizabeth Jones Elected MCIDL Student Representative to the Board
Southern Miss Interior Design Program student and ASID Student Chapter President Elect, Elizabeth Jones was elected to serve as the 2009-2010 Student Representative to the Board for the Mississippi Coalition for Interior Design Legislation (MCIDL).
Claire Hamilton Elected ASID Regional President
Southern Miss Interior Design Interim Director Claire Hamilton, will serve as the 2009 president of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) South Central Chapter.
2008 IDSA / ASID / NKBA Christmas Party & Charity Toy Drive
The Capstone Survey!
The Interior Design Capstone Course invited patrons, students, staff, and/or faculty of the University of Southern Mississippi to participate in their spring 2009 Capstone survey for the Cook Library Information Services renovation project.
ASID Career Day
The 2009 ASID Student Career Day was held this year on February 6th-7th at the Thad Cochran Center at the University of Southern Mississippi. Along with the trade show, students learned "How to Find Your Dream Job" from a top national interior design recruiter and obtained first hand information from the NCIDQ President.
ASID Speaker Series Presents Debbie Myers & Adam Graff
The Southern Miss Student Chapter of American Society of Interior Designers welcomed Debbie Myers of Commercial Business Interiors (CBI) and Adam Graff, District Manager of National Furniture, as the first speakers for the 2009 Spring Speaker Series.
ID 490 Guest Speakers Larry Lee and Susie Hebert
Larry Lee, USM Chief Sustainability Officer spoke at 9:00am for the ID 490 Capstone course, followed by Susie Hebert, USM Office of Disability Accommodations at10:30am at the Studio!
Writing Center Open House
The open house for the new Southern Miss Writing Center located in Cook Library, designed by interior design faculty member and interim director Claire Hamilton, was held Tuesday, September 16th from 3:30-5:00 p.m.
ASID Student Chapter Welcome Back Party
This year's theme of "Black & White" took place on Wednesday, September 17th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the interior design studio. For more information, please visit the Southern Miss ASID Student Chapter Web Page.
Congratulations to 2007 Graduate, Terah Henderson on Passing the LEED-CI Exam
Eleven Interior Design Students Completed Internship Requirements
Claire Hamilton Participated in ASID CLC '08
Interim Director, Claire Hamilton, participated in the ASID CLC '08 in Calgary, Canada held July 23-27 for training to become the 2008-2009 ASID South Central Chapter President-Elect.
Michelle Rose Teaching New Interior Design Computer Course Using BIM Technology
Assistant Professor, Michelle Rose, has developed a new course, ID 311, Advanced Visual Literacy in Interior Design, utilizing Building Information Modeling (BIM) software, Photoshop, SketchUp, and other 3-D and graphic presentation applications. Initially taught as a fall mini session in August 2008, ID 311 will be offered in the regular fall 2008 semester.
2008-2009 Cultural Events
Breaking the Veils
The University of Southern Mississippi is proud to serve as a host site for the U.S. tour of the ArtReach Foundation's "Breaking the Veils" exhibit.
South Central Healthcare Foundation will host the First Annual Art of Healing Auction & Exhibition
Deadline for entries was February 20, 2009.