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The School of Social Work at The University of Southern Mississippi recently teamed up with Kids Hub, a child advocacy center, to create a pinwheel garden on the Hattiesburg campus to raise awareness about services the agency provided during 2016.

Representatives from the Mississippi Early Childhood Inclusion Center (MECIC) at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Institute for Disability Studies have been invited to speak at the 2017 National Early Childhood Inclusion Institute hosted by the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The work of students in The University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of Art and Design will be on display April 25 - May 12 in the Gallery of Art and Design, located in the George Hurst Building on the Hattiesburg campus, for the annual Senior Show in Graphic Design and Sculpture. The show’s opening reception is set for April 25 from 5-7 p.m., and the public is invited.

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 May.

An Honors College senior heading to one of the country’s top law schools after graduation is The University of Southern Mississippi’s student recipient of the state’s annual Higher Education Appreciation Day, Working for Academic Excellence (HEADWAE) award.

The first week of April is annually National Public Health Week (NPHW), and The University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of Public Health students celebrated with festivities for students on the Hattiesburg campus all week long.

Five children's literature authors and illustrators earned prestigious recognition for their work at the Ezra Jack Keats Book Award ceremony April 6 during the The University of Southern Mississippi's 50th annual Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival.

The Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies at The University of Southern Mississippi has extended application deadlines for its summer 2017 programs.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Health celebrated student success with its Student Awards Night held Thursday, April 6 at the Trent Lott Center on the Hattiesburg campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Drapeau Center for Undergraduate Research (DCUR) and Honors College will co-host USM’s 2017 Undergraduate Symposium on Research and Creative Activity Saturday, April 22 from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. at the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg campus.

Several University of Southern Mississippi business students walked away with awards during the Mississippi Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference held recently in Columbus, Miss.

Last year’s hit movie, Hidden Figures, told the inspiring story of three female African-American mathematicians who worked as “computers” for NASA, helping the U.S. win the Space Race and put the first man on the moon. Today, despite the accomplishments of these early trailblazers, women of color are among the least represented minorities in the technology sector, especially in computing fields.

 

In an effort to increase interest and diversity in computer science and ensure that future generations of black women are no longer the “hidden figures” of tech, The University of Southern Mississippi organized and hosted the first-ever iD 8 Hackathon, held April 7 and 8, on the University’s Hattiesburg campus.

 

Dr. David R. Davies, director of The University of Southern Mississippi School of Mass Communication and Journalism, will deliver a talk about the pioneering printers and newspapers in the Mississippi Territory Thursday, April 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the Cook Library Art Gallery on the Hattiesburg campus.

The School of Mass Communication and Journalism at The University of Southern Mississippi will honor film director and producer Steve Mims and former faculty member Dixon McDowell at its Hall of Fame induction Thursday, April 20 at the Hardy Hall University Club on the Gulf Park Campus of The University of Southern Mississippi.

Student and faculty representatives from The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Kinesiology will meet with their Congressional representatives in Washington, D.C. for SHAPE America’s – Society of Health and Physical Educators 9th annual SPEAK Out! Day, April 25-26.

The University of Southern Mississippi College of Business honored one of its own on Friday, April 7 as mortgage industry expert Dr. Bill Rayburn received the 2017 Entrepreneur of the Year award.

 

Rayburn, a 1981 Southern Miss Business Administration graduate, became the co-founder of FNC, Inc., a financial technology company that focused on scoring appraisals for the mortgage industry. Rayburn and his partners sold FNC,Inc. in 2016 and started mTrade.com.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Master of Science in Economic Development program will offer a new online elective course, ED 761 - Contemporary Issues in Economic Development Economic Development for Defense Communities, from June 5-July 31 in the 2017 summer semester. 

For 17 years, Kate DiCamillo has written books for children – a fact brought home to her when a sales associate helping her with a recent computer purchase was thrilled to learn her customer wrote one of her favorite childhood books, The Tale of Despereaux.

University of Southern Mississippi undergraduate students Nathaniel Prine, Rose Curtis, and William “Blake” Martin have been recognized for their research efforts as Honorable Mentions for the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.

Susan Walley, a senior polymer science major at The University of Southern Mississippi, and recent University graduate Kristen Van de Voorde have been awarded prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships.

The Southern Opera and Musical Theatre Company, in cooperation with Mississippi Opera, presents Verdi’s "Rigoletto" for one-night-only Tuesday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mannoni Performing Arts Center Auditorium on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus.

The Department of Biological Sciences at The University of Southern Mississippi will hold its annual Spring Plant Sale on Saturday, April 8 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Lake Thoreau Environmental Center.

Children at the DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi celebrated as a Little Free Library was placed in front of the school, bringing free books to individuals of all ages and reading levels, including those with language disorders.

What began 50 years ago with just a handful of hopeful students has blossomed into a premier program at The University of Southern Mississippi, and one that has decisively transformed nursing in the Gulf States region.

 

Since the inaugural class of 1967, the USM nursing program has produced more than 8,000 graduates, while evolving into a national leader in health care research, community service, and innovative best practices. In 2016, the College of Nursing produced 223 graduates from all programs.