The 2017 Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival will be a milestone when it marks 50 years of celebrating children’s literature April 5-7 through the annual event held at The University of Southern Mississippi. Hundreds of librarians, teachers and devotees of the literary genre from across the country attend annually.
University of Southern Mississippi business students Justin McCool and Morgan Musgrove have been selected for the 2017 Eli Lilly Sales Internship – a 10-week training program with the global pharmaceutical company.
McCool and Musgrove, both Healthcare Marketing majors, competed against students from other schools to earn the training opportunity. There were only 60 internships awarded across the country for Eli Lilly’s program.
The Center for Human Rights and Civil Liberties at The University of Southern Mississippi will host the 2017 Human Rights Conference Saturday, April 1 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The conference, “Human Rights around the Globe,” is free and open to the public and will be held on the first floor of the Liberal Arts Building on the Hattiesburg campus. Refreshments will be served from 11:30 a.m. - noon.
More than 70 safety and security officials from high schools across the country are in attendance for the third annual National Interscholastic Athletics and After-School Activities Safety and Security Summit. The event is being held March 28-30 and is hosted by the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg.
A one-woman portrayal of Fannye A. Cook performed by wildlife biologist, Dr. Cathy Shropshire, is a must-see for anyone who loves Mississippi’s history and natural heritage and will be held March 27 at 6:30 p.m. in Scianna Hall at The University of Southern Mississippi. Jayne Buttross introduces Cook here with the story of her important and lasting legacy .