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August 2018

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It’s Speakeasy time! Time to get all dolled up in your dapper threads for the 6th Annual DuBard School Speakeasy on Thursday, Oct. 4. This 1920’s themed event is a “friend-raiser” for the DuBard School for Language Disorders, a United Way agency at The University of Southern Mississippi.


When Martha D. Saunders began her tenure as The University of Southern Mississippi’s (USM) ninth president in 2007, she hoped she could lead an institution that would become, in her words, “a little bigger, a litter richer, and a little more beautiful.”


At the conclusion of her presidency in 2012, those hopes had been realized.


On Friday, Aug. 17, USM honored Saunders, the current president of the University of West Florida in Pensacola, with a commissioned portrait that will hang in a prominent location in the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg campus.



Today’s email includes a reminder about the portrait unveiling of former USM President Martha D. Saunders in a special 10 a.m. ceremony on the Hattiesburg campus.



Today’s email includes a news release announcing the lineup for the 2018-19 University Forum Series.


A new course offered at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM), beginning in the fall 2018 semester, is designed to give students greater insight into the causes and effects of climate change, while also separating fact from fiction on the issue.

The course, titled "Climate Change: Past, Present and Future" and offered by the USM Department of Geography and Geology (GLY/GHY 201), so students can get credit in either geology or geography; it is open to any student, regardless of their major, and without any prior in-depth knowledge of climate change. The course will be taught by Dr. Mark Puckett, professor of geology.


University Forum at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) has challenged its audiences to discover new ideas and explore the world we live in by bringing world-renowned speakers to Hattiesburg for more than 40 years. This year, employing the theme ‘Exploring the Borderland of Fact and Fantasy,” the series features six speakers who investigate and defy physical, political, and psychological borders.



Today’s email includes news releases about a recent landscape project involving the area around Bennett Auditorium and psychology graduate student Hattie Jordan serving as co-editor for an American Psychological Association blog.


Hallie Jordan, a University of Southern Mississippi counseling psychology doctoral student from Birmingham, Ala., is serving as a co-editor for the American Psychological Association (APA) Division 2 (Society for Teaching of Psychology) Graduate Student Teaching Association (GSTA) blog.


Anyone traversing The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus will quickly notice the emphasis placed on greenery and green spaces. Live oak trees, flowering shrubs and lush lawns adorn the University’s landscape.