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Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop Saturday, Oct. 7, for any residents in Forrest and surrounding counties interested in buying a home.

The College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi has partnered with clothing retailers Talbots and Jos. A. Bank on a new initiative called the Eagle Suit Fund. The fund is sponsored by a generous alumnus of the University.

A special event celebrating the legacy of pianist and teacher George Imbragulio (1923-2015) will take place on Sunday, October 1, 2017, at 3 p.m. in Marsh Auditorium on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus.

Each day in high schools and middle schools throughout Mississippi, students are asked to research, investigate and learn about numerous historical and civic topics. From geography, government, economics, to state, national and world history, students face a mountain of social studies content to master in grades six through 12. Luckily, many of these classes are led by teachers trained in a program nationally recognized for its excellence in preparing social studies educators.

The Alpha Omicron chapter of Phi Mu sorority at The University of Southern Mississippi will host its annual fall festival, BonnaMU, on Saturday, Sept. 23 from 2-5 p.m. at Spirit Park on the Hattiesburg campus. The event is a fundraiser for Batson Children’s Hospital in Jackson, Miss.

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop Saturday, Sept. 30, for any residents in Harrison and surrounding counties interested in buying a home.

Gabriela Salazar, a University of Southern Mississippi dance major from Mobile, Ala. was recently awarded a scholarship from the Mississippi State Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA). The Committee annually awards a $500 scholarship to young women studying the arts, and this year, future dance educator Salazar is the only dance recipient from the scholarship in the state of Mississippi.

In honor of the 16th anniversary of 9/11, members of TRIAD AmeriCorps at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus conducted a community service project for the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance.

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free community grant workshop on Fri., Sept. 29, for any residents in Harrison and surrounding counties interested in learning about the requirements for obtaining up to $22,000 in down payment grant assistance to families who want to purchase their first home.

Destiney Morgan, a student in the Family Nurse Practitioner program at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been awarded the Eileen S. & Earl C. Whittemore Jr. Scholarship. The $2,500 award is administered through the Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce and the Mississippi Nurse’s Foundation.

The University of Southern Mississippi will host a scholarly talk, featuring Dr. Sam Hyde of Southeastern Louisiana University, Tuesday, Sept. 19, on the University’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

University of Southern Mississippi undergraduate Latisha Swygert has been accepted to two national programs designed to promote diversity in psychology graduate education.

The University of Southern Mississippi will host the First Annual Women in Science and Engineering Conference on Thursday, Sept. 21 at the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi will host Health and Fitness Week Sept. 25-29 on the University’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

Organized by the Fitness Center on the Gulf Park campus, Health and Fitness Week offers students, faculty and staff a weeklong schedule of programming designed to renew one’s mind, body and spirit. Throughout the week, participants are provided with a variety of opportunities that will motivate them to make healthier choices and live a healthier lifestyle.

As we enter the peak of hurricane season, students, faculty and staff should be preparing now in the event a hurricane threatens The University of Southern Mississippi’s campuses, teaching and research sites. 

The University of Southern Mississippi is celebrating a record percentage increase in new freshmen and has surpassed all previous record enrollment numbers at its Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

 

Those are just two of the positives from Fall 2017 enrollment figures that have set the University on a course for future unmatched success. In Fall 2017, 22.6 percent more first-time, full-time freshmen are attending the University than in 2016.

Philosophical Fridays returns this fall at The University of Southern Mississippi's Hattiesburg campus, beginning Sept. 15. Dr. Paul Waldau will present “’Are We Still of Any Use?’ The Emerged Field of Religion and Animals.” Waldau is the director and lead faculty member for the anthrozoology program at Canisius College. The lecture will be held in the International Center, room 101.

On Friday, Sept. 15, architect and art historian Dr. Christina Crawford of Emory University and Roy Decker of the architectural firm Duvall Decker in Jackson, Miss. will join USM faculty members to discuss urban studies in a day-long colloquium.

The work of Hattiesburg artist Theresa Parker is featured in an exhibit hosted through September by The University of Southern Mississippi’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), located in the Peck House at 3601 Pearl St. in Hattiesburg.

"Theresa Parker: A Retrospective Art Exhibit" includes 40 pieces featuring paintings and colored photographs, and may be viewed from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Friday. A reception honoring the artist will be held at OLLI from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15. Admission is free.

The Dale Center for the Study of War & Society at The University of Southern Mississippi is pleased to announce that Gen. David H. Petraeus (U.S. Army, Retired) will deliver the 2017 Lt. Col. John H. Dale Distinguished Lecture in International Security and Global Policy on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, at 7 p.m.

When two great bands take the field this weekend during the Southern Miss-Southern University game at M. M. Roberts Stadium, it won’t be a battle, but instead a musical convergence as they join forces in an epic halftime finale.

For the fourth year, The University of Southern Mississippi will present National Theatre Live, Britain’s National Theatre’s groundbreaking project to broadcast world-class theatre to all parts of the globe. Southern Miss Theatre is one of a few designated locations in the country specifically chosen and equipped to be a venue for Britain’s distinguished National Theatre’s productions.

From Sept. 8-10, The University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of Dance will host the 5th annual Mississippi Dance Festival (MDF) on the Hattiesburg campus. The festival is for student dancers in grades 7-12, dance educators, traditional classroom educators interested in incorporating the arts into their classrooms, and professional dancers from around the region.

Students who wish to pursue a legal career will have the opportunity to meet with law school representatives and legal professionals during Pre-Law Week at The University of Southern Mississippi. Hosted by the Department of Political Science, International Development and International Affairs, Pre-Law Week will be held Sept. 11-14 on the Hattiesburg campus and Gulf Park campus of Southern Miss.