Spring 2019 Deadlines

Class Dates
  • Intersession: JAN 3rd - JAN 23rd
  • Full Term: JAN 24th - MAY 1st
  • Session One: Begins JAN 24th
  • Session Two: Begins March 19th & 20th

Last Day to add/drop without Academic/Financial Penalty
  • Intersession: JAN 16th
  • Full Term: APRIL 4th
  • Session One: JAN 24th
  • Session Two: APRIL 12th

Last day to receive 100% refund
  • Intersession: JAN 16th
  • Full Term: APRIL 4th
  • Session One: JAN 24th
  • Session Two: APRIL 12th

Last day to drop classes without instructor permission
  • Intersession: JAN 16th
  • Full Term: APRIL 4th
  • Session One: JAN 24th
  • Session Two: APRIL 12th

All approved drops will result in grade of “W” within these dates

Last day to make and add/drop course request or withdraw from the University and receive a grade of “W"
 
After the last day to withdraw from the University, students are academically obligated and will receive a grade for all enrolled courses.

Making Their Mark!

  • The USM Gulf Coast chapter of Sigma Tau Delta (the English Honor Society) has won a Common Reader Award for its poetry and planting event based on Tess Taylor's Work and Days. Making their Mark and Making English Proud!
  • Hannah Dow, English PhD alumni, was recently featured on a podcast by vitareadings.com. The first poem in her new book, Rosarium, was discussed. 
  • Gulf Park students, Maria Lagasca and Jonathan Rivera had their nonfiction creative writing essays accepted for presentation at the upcoming Sigma Tau Delta International Convention in St. Louis. 
  • Jillianne Larson, English major, on winning the Honors College Excellence in Research Award for December 2018. Her thesis is entitled “Neoliberalism in Contemporary Literature: The Nuclear Family’s Decimation in Jonathan Franzen’s The Corrections.”
  • Dr. Joyce Inman, English faculty, awarded a 2019 Summer Grant for the Improvement of Instruction. 
  • Read about other USM English department majors, faculty and alumni who have Made Their Mark!

School of Humanities Spring Events

 

Tuesday, January 8th
War & Society Roundtable
Book: Benedict Arnold’s Navy: The Ragtag Fleet That Lost the Battle of Lake Champlain but Won the American Revolution by James L. Nelson
Presented by Dr. Kyle Zelner
6:00pm at the Hattiesburg Public Library
 
Tuesday, January 29
McCarthy Lecture Series
“The Worlds of James Bond,” Dr. Jeremy Black, Professor of History, University of Exeter (U.K.).
6:00pm in LAB 108
 
Tuesday, February 5th
Center for the Study of the Gulf South
Lecture by James Baird Graduate Fellow Lindsey Peterson
"'A Rough and Uninviting Exterior:' Civil War Commemorations in the Gulf South."
6:00pm in LAB 101
 
Thursday, February 7th
Visiting Writers Series
Katie Simpson Smith
7:00pm in IC 101
 
Thursday, February 7th
Center for the Study of the Gulf South
Talk by Sara Rzeszutek
"Southern Black Labor Radicalism in the Postwar Years”
6:00pm in LAB 101

February 11th
Philosophy & Religion Forum
Rabbi Rami Shapiro
Title: “Perennial Wisdom: The Shared Truth at the Mystic Heart of the World’s Religions”
6:30pm in Gonzales Auditorium (LAB 108)
 
Tuesday, February 12
McCarthy Lecture Series
"Those Very Gallant Women: Gender and Espionage in World War II Europe,” Dr. Allison Abra, Associate Professor of History and Dale Center Fellow, University of Southern Mississippi.
6:00pm in LAB 101
 
Tuesday, February 19th
Philosophy & Religion Forum
Dr. Margaret Hagerman, MSU
Title: “White Kids: Growing Up with Privilege in a Racially Divided America”
6:30pm in Gonzales Auditorium (LAB 108)
 
Tuesday, February 19th
Center for the Study of the Gulf South
Special Guest Lecture
Dr. James L. Hill, Mississippi State University
‘‘Bring them what they lack’’: Spanish-Creek Exchange and Alliance Making in a Maritime Borderland, 1763–1783
6:00 PM in LAB 101
 
Wednesday, February 20th
War & Society Roundtable
Book: Seafaring Women: Adventures of Pirate Queens, Female Stowaways, and Sailors’ Wives by David Cordingly
Presented by Dr. Heather Stur
6:00pm at the Hattiesburg Public Library
 
Tuesday, February 26
McCarthy Lecture Series
"Perfect Spy: The Incredible Double Life of Pham Xuan An, Time Magazine Reporter and Vietnamese Communist Agent,” Dr. Larry Berman, Professor Emeritus, UC-Davis, and Founding Dean of the Honors College, Georgia State University.
6:00pm in LAB 101
 
Tuesday, March 12th
War & Society Roundtable
Book: The Battle of Salamis: The Naval Encounter that Saved Greece and Western Civilization by Barry Strauss
Presented by Aderian Partain
6:00pm at the Hattiesburg Public Library
 
Wednesday, March 20th
Dale Center and Northeast Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies present
A Women’s History Month lecture by Dr. Suzy Kim
Beyond the Iron Curtain: Cold War Women in North Korea
6:00pm in LAB 102
 
Saturday, March 23rd
National History Day
 
Wednesday, March 27th
Milton for Mississippi Lecture by Dr. Jameela Lares
Milton’s Logic and other Surprises
7:00pm in Gonzales Auditorium (LAB 108)
 
Tuesday, April 2nd
Philosophy & Religion Forum
Tucker Carrington, Innocence Project, Ole’ Miss
Title: “Mona Lisa Vito & Two Mississippi Babies: Forensic Science, Medicine and the Law"
6:30pm in Gonzales Auditorium (LAB 108)
 
Tuesday, April 9th
War & Society Roundtable
Book: Under the Black Flag by David Cordingly
Presented by Dr. Joshua Haynes
6:00pm at the Hattiesburg Public Library

Saturday, April 13th
Milton for Mississippi
All-day, Public Reading of Paradise Lost. Milton’s great epic poem, Paradise Lost
8:00am – 10:00pm in Thad Cochran Center, Ballrooms A & B
 
Thursday, May 9th
War & Society Roundtable
Book: If He Hollers Let Him Go by Chester Himes
Presented by Douglas Bristol
6:00pm at the Hattiesburg Public Library