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Dr. Philip Kolin, a University of Southern Mississippi Distinguished Professor of English (Emeritus), has published his ninth collection of poems, "Reaching Forever," in the highly respected Poiema Poetry Series of Cascade Books.

Kolin's 67 poems are anchored in Scripture-- parables, settings, characters, metaphors, voices, --and are organized according to Biblical topics, such as Where Water Flows, Sheep, Wolves, God's Voice, and Toward Forever.

Three years ago, University of Southern Mississippi (USM) faculty members teaching select core courses embarked on a major effort to strengthen student success and student learning as part of the University Quality Enhancement Plan, or QEP, a component of accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Successful completion of core undergraduate courses in the humanities, math, and sciences is required to earn a degree at USM, and at 4-year colleges and universities across this state and the nation. The principal behind this is to ensure that no matter what students major in, they are broadly trained to be successful decision makers in the complex world in which they work and live.

The National Association of Social Workers-Mississippi state conference in March couldn’t have a more perfect theme for the University of Southern Mississippi: Elevate Social Work.

The university’s School of Social Work will be taking it to the top with a large number of presenters who are faculty, staff, students, alumni or former adjunct professors – the most of any university or college. The conference is March 6-8 in Natchez.

An exhibit featuring pieces from the papers of women from Mississippi involved in the National Organization for Women (NOW) during the 1980s, drawn from a collection held in the University of Southern Mississippi’s (USM) McCain Library and Archives, is currently on display in the Cook Library lobby on the Hattiesburg campus.

Impending storms threatened to derail The Children’s Center’s 5th annual race this past weekend. But, in true Mississippi fashion, a last-minute shift in the forecast brought about a surprise – this time of the pleasant kind.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Scientist Danielle Bailey was recently selected to join the 2019 Ocean Exploration Trust’s (OET) Science Communication Fellowship Program.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Symphony Orchestra presents Future Stars Goes Pops! on Thursday, Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium. The concert is presented in part by the generous support of Partners for the Arts.

The College of Business and Economic Development at The University of Southern Mississippi will kick off its Spring 2019 Inspired Leaders Series on Wednesday, Feb. 27 with a presentation by alumnus Duane Lock, founder and president of River Oaks Energy Dallas, Texas.

When University of Southern Mississippi graduate student Sidney Smith learned he had won a national social work fellowship, the first thing he did was call the one person who would best understand what he was feeling.

Dr. Shannon Campbell, director of the Trent Lott National Center for Economic Development and Entrepreneurship at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been awarded the Marsha N. Hamilton Spirit Award by the Mississippi Development Authority.

The University of Southern Mississippi will present Pearl Cleage’s "Blues for an Alabama Sky" at the Hartwig Theatre in the Hattiesburg campus, with performances set for Feb. 21, 22, and 23 at 7:30 p.m. and on Feb. 23 and 24 at 2 p.m.

More than 700 young innovators from across the state will converge at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) March 1-2 for the annual Mississippi VEX Robotics State Championship.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi’s first-of-its-kind fully online Nursing Leadership Ph.D. program has extended the application for fall 2019 admission to March 1. The program, which is designed to bring nurses into leadership roles, offers students a unique way to complete their Ph.D. from the comforts of their home.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Art and Design Visiting Professionals Series presents artist Sarah Lutz on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 11:30 a.m. in the George Hurst Building, room 123. This free event is presented in part by the generous support of Partners for the Arts.

More than 800 scientists and students from across the state will convene at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Thad Cochran Center on Feb. 21-22 for the 83rd Annual Mississippi Academy of Sciences Meeting.

Atlanta-based Resurgens Theatre Company will present Thomas Middleton and William Rowley’s The Changeling on Monday, Feb. 25 at 5:30 p.m. in the Fleming Education Center Auditorium on The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) School of Music presents its Connoisseur Series featuring Jovino Santos Neto and his Quinteto on Wednesday, Feb. 20. This free concert is set for 7:30 p.m. in Marsh Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi’s international business program has been ranked among the nation’s Top-50 in a recent surveyed published by online resource guide Study.com.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) School of Music proudly presents the final concert of the International Percussion Festival on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 8 p.m. at The Thirsty Hippo in Hattiesburg, Miss. The concert will feature a performance by guest artists Oscar Albrieu Roca and Javier Nandayapa as well as the Southern Miss Percussion Ensemble.

Too few social workers in South Mississippi is a problem – but also an opportunity, judging from the results of a recently completed grant project between the University of Southern Mississippi and Coastal Family Health Center.

Students, faculty and staff within The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Nursing and Health Professions donned red on Tuesday, Feb. 12 in support of American Heart Month and the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women initiative.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Southern Entrepreneurship Program (SEP) recently wrapped up a series of three STRIVE! workshops designed to offer budding high school entrepreneurs a deeper look into key topics like communication and market research.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) School of Music proudly presents Connoisseur Series with Presidio Brass on Thursday, Feb. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus. This free concert is presented in part by the generous support of Partners for the Arts.

University of Southern Mississippi alum Aimee Murry will serve as guest speaker for the first International Business Speaker Series of the spring semester from 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21 at Scianna Hall on the Hattiesburg campus.