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August 2011

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The Gulf Park College for Women arch, a gift from the class of 1950, has recently been placed back in its original location overlooking the gulf after being swept away during Hurricane Katrina six years ago.


NASCAR President Mike Helton offered a salient question to a packed crowd on the opening day of the 2011 National Sports Safety and Security Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans.


“How do you place a value on being safe?” asked Helton, who delivered one of the keynote addresses to those gathered at the Roosevelt Hotel for the three-day conference. “For us in the sports industry, we have to be able to sleep at night knowing we did everything possible to keep our fans safe.”


The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast will host fall 2011 orientation for new undergraduate students at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16 in the Fleming Education Center at the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. Registration and advisement for new undergraduate students will be held from 2 – 6 p.m. Aug. 16.


Ann Claire Reynolds of Petal, Miss., a University of Southern Mississippi student double- majoring in special education and elementary education, was crowned the state’s Miss Hospitality after winning the pageant Friday night at the historic Saenger Theater in downtown Hattiesburg.


Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the U.S.[1], has announced that The University of Southern Mississippi will offer Galaxy Tab™ 10.1 mobile tablets to students participating in an Honors College pilot program this fall.


Dr. Jeffrey Lotz, chairman of the Department of Coastal Sciences at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL), has been named interim lab director. He succeeds Dr. Bill Hawkins, who retired from the position at the end of June.


Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop on Saturday, August 13 for residents with and without disabilities in Hinds and surrounding counties.