October 19, 2018  

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As a way to open the 2018 fall semester at The University of Southern Mississippi, the Hub Dance Collective (HDC) will perform “Meet Me Again,” Aug. 30-31 at 7:30 p.m. in the Theatre and Dance Building, Studio 115 on the Hattiesburg campus.

University of Southern Mississippi students will have an opportunity to enhance their professional wardrobes during a special “Suit Up Event” hosted by national retail giant JC Penney.

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.

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.

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.

The School of Education at The University of Southern Mississippi is pleased to announce a new leadership team, formed under recently appointed Director Dr. Sandra Nichols. The completed team will enhance the school’s recommitment to community partnerships with state school districts and realignment as the prominent producer of educators for the State of Mississippi.

Amy Rosonet-Lebert, clinical instructor in the School of Speech & Hearing Sciences at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been selected as a Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) site visitor for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) celebrated nine students in a graduation ceremony held Aug. 2 for their completion of the Master of Science in hydrographic science program.

University of Southern Mississippi graduate student Kameshia Mays has been awarded a prestigious, merit-based scholarship from the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) for 2018-19. Mays is currently pursuing her Masters of Public Accounting degree.

 

The Scianna family is on a mission. They know first-hand the joys, but also the trials of being parents to a child with a disability, and they are determined to be a voice for families like theirs in Mississippi.

 

Dr. Carol Connell, professor of nutrition in the School of Kinesiology and Nutrition, has been named Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education in the College of Education and Human Sciences at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Lonnie Young, Registered Piano Technician in The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Music, was a featured presenter to more than 670 attendees, including piano service specialists, manufacturers and suppliers from around the world, at the 61st annual Piano Technicians Guild Convention and Technical Institute in Lancaster, Pa.

Employers looking for advice on starting an internship program or hoping to improve upon an existing one will have an opportunity to gain insight into both by attending a Total Internship Management Workshop set for Aug. 22 at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus.

More than 400 attendees from 25 college and universities were on hand for the state’s largest biomedical research conference held July 27 in Jackson, Miss.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is proud to announce the establishment of the Center for Optoelectronic Materials and Devices, to be housed within the School of Polymer Science and Engineering. The Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning approved USM’s plans for the center on April 19.

 

The center will feature advanced instrumentation to conduct pure and applied research in emerging areas of soft matter optoelectronics, lead important research that drives the creation of knowledge, and improve various products and technologies used in fields like energy, biomedical, and environmental sciences.

Partners for the Arts recently announced Ron Hancock, alumnus of The University of Southern Mississippi, as chair for 2018-2019. Five recent board member additions were also announced.

 

Rear Admiral Ken Barbor, U.S. Navy (ret), founding director of the Hydrographic Science Research Center at The University of Southern Mississippi’s (USM) Department of Marine Science, died Sunday evening in Bay St. Louis.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business and Economic Development, in conjunction with the University’s National Center for Spectator Sports Safety & Security (NCS4), recently created a video highlighting opportunities for the defense industry in sport security.

When we think about visual impairment, one of our first assumptions is that there is an impairment with the eyes. Something about the eye must be keeping one from seeing clearly. However, for those with Cortical Vision Impairment (CVI) that assumption is incorrect.

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 August.

The DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi is hosting the 22nd Annual DuBard Symposium: “Dyslexia and Related Disorders” on Sept. 13-14, 2018 at the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg campus.

A University of Southern Mississippi Ph.D. candidate in communication studies, Sean Fourney wanted to better understand how risk communication is managed in larger levels of discourse beyond interpersonal interactions.

He found what he believes is the perfect opportunity to do just that in a summer internship with the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness for the City of New Orleans.

Dr. Sandra Nichols has been named the director of The University of Southern Mississippi (USM)’s new School of Education.

 

Nichols, a native of Ellisville, will oversee one of the largest academic schools at the university with almost 1,000 students enrolled in three undergraduate degree and 13 graduate degree programs. Her role began July 1.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM)’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program in the College of Business and Economic Development has been ranked as one of the top 50 online programs in the United States, according to bestcollegereviews.org.