July 30, 2016  

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As fans of the book The Free State of Jones: Mississippi's Longest Civil Wareagerly await the June 24 release of its big screen adaptation, they can also look forward to comparing notes on both versions with its author Victoria Bynum at The University of Southern Mississippi.

The DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi received 15 new iPads and 19 computers thanks to a gift from the Walmart State Giving Program, totaling $25,000.

Funding awarded by National Geographic to a University of Southern Mississippi graduate student will support a unique research project focused on the communication capabilities of North American river otters.

A University of Southern Mississippi graduate program accredited for more than three decades has received an extension of that status for its continued success at meeting a variety of quality benchmarks.

The book bin may be tiny, but the impact could be huge for students at The University of Southern Mississippi’s DuBard School for Language Disorders who soon will have access to a renowned Little Free Library.

Identifying solutions to some of Mississippi’s most pressing problems was the focus of the “Advancing Mississippi: Research for a Better Mississippi for More Mississippians” Conference held last week in Jackson.

 

Natural or man-made disasters and economic downturn can be devastating. Individuals with cultural and language barriers may find it especially difficult to seek help.

Dr. Susan Mayfield-Johnson of The University of Southern Mississippi is partnering with Boat People SOS (BPSOS) to develop policies and support networks among the Vietnamese community along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Mayfield-Johnson received a $50,000 research award from the Gulf States Health Policy Center for her project, titled “Measuring Vulnerability and Developing Resiliency with the Vietnamese Gulf Coast.”

The Frances Karnes Center for Gifted Studies at The University of Southern Mississippi is hosting a variety of programs for academically talented and gifted youth this summer on the Hattiesburg campus, attracting students from across the state and nation. Established in 1979, the Center furthers the education of gifted students and those with leadership abilities through teaching, research and services.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) has taken transformative steps to fortify its reputation as the leader in marine education and research along the Gulf of Mexico with the formation of a new School of Ocean Science and Technology (SOST).

 

The new school, housed within the College of Science and Technology, brings together marine-related research and education programs under one administration and harnesses elements from key areas of the University including the Division of Marine Science (DMS) based at the John C. Stennis Space Center in Hancock County; the USM Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) and Division of Coastal Sciences in Ocean Springs, Miss; and the University’s fleet of five research vessels.

Timothy Brownlee, a senior history major at The University of Southern Mississippi, took home a first place award for his presentation during the annual Undergraduate Symposium on Research and Creative Activity held April 22-23 at the Hattiesburg campus.

University of Southern Mississippi student Kristen Dupard has been selected to attend the United State of Women Summit set for Wednesday, June 14 in Washington, D.C.

 

More than 2,000 education professionals are expected to convene at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum and Convention Center in Biloxi June 8-10 for the 2016 Making Connections Conference.

Three University Librarians at The University of Southern Mississippi have been elected to executive positions with the Mississippi Library Association and the Chinese American Library Association.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in Hattiesburg will join forces with the Gulf Coast center to conduct a series of Business 101 workshops in June.

The Human Resource Management B.S.B.A. program at The University of Southern Mississippi has achieved an important distinction by renewing alignment of its curriculum with the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates.

 

Taking initiative and making connections has landed University of Southern Mississippi graduate student D’Anthony Jackson a summer internship and experience of a lifetime with the world’s second largest public relations agency -- Weber Shandwick in New York City.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Southern Arena Theatre (SAT) returns with three shows this summer. Because of enthusiastic community support and dedicated faculty and staff at the University, one of the Gulf South’s most extraordinarily talented repertory theatre groups is ready for curtains and its 40th season.

 

The city-wide celebration known as FestivalSouth’s® continues today with a special presentation on The University of Southern Mississippi campus in Hattiesburg. Mississippi’s only multi-week, multi-genre festival will continue through June 18.

Dr. Gordon Cannon, Vice President for Research at The University of Southern Mississippi, has announced the awarding of nine Proposal Development Grants for 2016.

In an ongoing effort to promote academic excellence for its students, faculty and staff, The University of Southern Mississippi celebrated the groundbreaking for the future Gulf Park Business and Health Building, Monday, May 23, on the University’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

 

The new project will provide for a two-story, 25,000-square-foot academic facility that will house the University’s Gulf Park operations for the colleges of Business and Health.

A memorial service for Xochitl Morales, a graduate student in The University of Southern Mississippi School of Music, will be held Friday, May 20 at 3 p.m. in Danforth Chapel on the Hattiesburg campus. Morales died Tuesday, May 17 at her home in Hattiesburg.

 

Are they frogs or lizards? When it comes to salamanders, maybe these amphibians are a mixture of both.

 

University of Southern Mississippi graduate student Jen Lamb has spent the past couple of years studying this diverse creature in and around the University’s Lake Thoreau Environmental Center.

The extensive and important Evelyn Gandy Collection is now fully processed and available for research in University Libraries’ Special Collections at The University of Southern Mississippi. This collection, spanning more than 100 years, contains valuable resources that cover a wide range of topics regarding the life of Edythe Evelyn Gandy and Martha Frances Gandy.

The University of Southern Mississippi has named Dr. Richard Kravchak to the position of Director of the School of Music effective July 2016. Kravchak comes to Southern Miss from Marshall University in Huntington, W.V., where he was professor and founding director of its School of Music.