May 25, 2017  

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It has been one year since The University of Southern Mississippi took steps to meet the growing needs of its online students with the establishment of a new Office of Online Learning. Since then, the University has been named to many “best-of” lists for bringing academic excellence to online students.

 

Seven hydrography experts with ties to The University of Southern Mississippi will convene next month in Paris, France to begin the process of revising the Standards for Hydrographic Surveys (S-44) – an instructional guide that has not been updated since 2008.

Four University of Southern Mississippi faculty members have been chosen as recipients of the Nina Bell Suggs Endowed Professorship for the 2017-18 academic year, with two each from the College of Arts and Letters and College of Education and Psychology.

The 2017 Mississippi Coast Area III Special Olympic Summer Games, hosted by the Institute for Disability Studies (IDS) at The University of Southern Mississippi, will be held Saturday, June 10, on the University’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

The de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection at The University of Southern Mississippi is currently exhibiting works by contemporary artists/illustrators Melissa Sweet and Wendell Minor. The exhibit, Gems from de Grummond: The Works of Wendell Minor and Melissa Sweet, will be available through March 2018 in the de Grummond Exhibit Room in Cook Library.

The DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi held its annual awards day program and graduation ceremony on Friday, May 19 at the Payne Center on the Hattiesburg campus.

Dr. Diane J. Fisher, professor and associate dean in the College of Education and Psychology at The University of Southern Mississippi, was recently awarded the 2017 John Robert Gregg Award at the National Business Education Association (NBEA) convention in Chicago. Dr. Fisher will also lead the NBEA as president for 2017-18. 

The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi celebrated the graduation of 21 clients during a special ceremony held Thursday, May 18 at the Thad Cochran Center.

Recalling the adviser shortage she faced as a high school student in Independence, Mo., Abagail Williams takes immense pride in serving as a mentor to younger students while pursuing her doctoral degree in polymer science and engineering at The University of Southern Mississippi.

 

Dr. Jeanne Gillespie, a professor of Spanish and American Indian Studies at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been selected as an NEH Summer Scholar from a national applicant pool to attend one of 24 seminars and institutes supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

For more than a decade, First Southern Bank of Columbia, Miss., has faithfully invested in scholarship at The University of Southern Mississippi, enabling many Golden Eagles to pursue their academic dreams within the College of Business. Their commitment continues through a recent gift of $10,000.

The Institute for Disability Studies (IDS) at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus requests the help of volunteers to assist with the third annual Mississippi Coast Region Special Olympics Summer Games to be held Saturday, June 10, at the University’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

The Gulf Coast Library at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach is currently exhibiting illustrations by local artist Tracy Williams.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi's Office of Leadership and Student Involvement recognized and celebrated the accomplishments of its 210 registered student organizations at the Student Organization Awards and Recognition (SOAR) ceremony April 26. A review committee comprised of faculty and staff determined the winners.

With 15 ports, major shipbuilders, coastal tourism and substantial fisheries, Mississippi’s “blue economy” contributes billions of dollars to the state’s annual revenues. While these maritime industries dominate the state’s economy and support at least 35 percent of its entire workforce through “blue” jobs, the sector is often overlooked as a source of economic development for the state.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of History, Dale Center for the Study of War and Society, and the African American Military History Museum will host a roundtable book discussion on Integrating the US Military Thursday, May 18 at 1 p.m. at the museum located at 305 6th Street, Hattiesburg. The event is open to the public.

The University of Southern Mississippi honored 33 faculty members during a special ceremony last week to recognize their participation in the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) Faculty Development Institute.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi's College of Arts and Letters recognized to outstanding alumnae for their professional accomplishments during its annual College Awards Ceremony and Reception. Lindsey "Katie" Jack, Class of 2003, was honored as the recipient of the College of Arts and Letters Distinguished Alumni Award, and Rachel Rizzuto, Class of 2009, was selected to receive the College of Arts and Letters New Alumni Award.  

The University of Southern Mississippi's College of Arts and Letters recently honored students, alumni, faculty and staff at an annual awards ceremony at the Thad Cochran Center. Family, friends and other guests gathered to celebrate students academic achievements and alumni accomplishments. The college recognized excellence in service, teaching and research at the event.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Autism and Treatment (SMART) Lab is offering two programs for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder and their peers, beginning May 31 on the USM Hattiesburg campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi College of Arts and Letters recently held its annual awards ceremony on the Hattiesburg campus of Southern Miss in the Thad Cochran Center Ballroom. Students were recognized for academic excellence at the event.

“Jessica Adcock. Zachary Agee. Leah Alda.” One by one, names of senior Luckyday Scholars were called as The Luckyday Foundation Executive Director Patricia Smith and board member Kristin Merrell bestowed the Luckyday graduation stoles on the scholars.

Spring commencement at The University of Southern Mississippi promises to be special for Willie Tubbs and Dr. David R. Davies, with Tubbs set to receive his Ph.D. and Professor Davies serving as commencement grand marshal.

University Libraries’ Special Collections at The University of Southern Mississippi is continuing its celebration of Mississippi’s Bicentennial with two summer lectures that will examine Mississippi’s film industry and Mississippi as a landscape for literature.