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South Korean college students So-Hyun Lee and Hye-wan Gwon got their first taste of southern fried catfish, coupled with an introduction to The University of Southern Mississippi’s Nurse Anesthesia Program, during a recent visit to Hattiesburg. By all accounts, they enjoyed each sampling immensely.

The University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra takes to the stage on Valentine’s evening, Feb. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium on the Southern Miss Hattiesburg campus. Treat your special someone to the sumptuous sounds of the symphony as they present An International Serenade. Join director Jay Dean as he brings to life Dvořák’s Serenade for Strings in E Major, op. 22 and Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings in C Major, op. 48.

University of Southern Mississippi Provost Dr. Steven Moser has announced the appointment of Dr. Trent Gould as dean of The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Health, pending the approval of the Board of Trustees of the State Institutions of Higher Learning.

During the month of February, The University of Southern Mississippi School of Music is celebrating International Musician Month. Every weekday, international music students will be playing noon mini-concerts at Hattiesburg eateries -- Java Werks and T-Bones -- or the Fresh Food Company (on the Southern Miss campus).

University of Southern Mississippi Department of History faculty members, from left, Rebecca Tuuri; Heather Stur; Andrew Ross; and Allison Abra participate in a ‘teach-in’ as part of the “Social Justice in Uncertain Times: A Day of Inquiry and Critique” public workshop Wednesday, Jan. 25 on the Hattiesburg campus. Hosted by the USM Department of Communications Studies, the event brought together various faculty from the University’s College of Arts and Letters at the Cook Library Speaking Center to present multiple disciplinary perspectives on current domestic and global issues. (University Communications photo by David Tisdale)

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Nurse Anesthesia Program welcomed its newest cohort to the Hattiesburg campus for orientation earlier this month. The new class consists of 20 students, forming the program’s fifth group since being established in 2012.

 

 

For the next three years, these students will learn didactic anesthesia principles in the classroom and practice their skills in clinical settings throughout the State of Mississippi. 

 

The DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi is hosting a two-day multisensory math workshop, offering hands-on, evidence-based strategies for meeting the needs of all students in critical skill areas. General education teachers working in math from basic skills to algebra, elementary school math teachers, speech-language pathologists, special education teachers, and academic language therapists are encouraged to attend.

Sylvia Williams, left, a retired librarian who worked at public schools throughout Mississippi during her career, recently donated her collection of books, reference books and magazine and newspaper articles to the deGrummond Children’s Literature Collection at The University of Southern Mississippi. Pictured with Williams are deGrummond Collection Curator Ellen Ruffin and Dawn Smith, assistant to the dean of University Libraries, discussing the contents of the donation which features African American literature, including a copy of a biography written by Williams of famed soprano Leontyne Price, a Laurel, Miss. native. Williams earned a master’s degree in educational media and instructional technology from USM in 1972. (University Communications photo by David Tisdale)

The University of Southern Mississippi’s entertainment industry program is searching for promising musicians to compete for the South City Records Artist Development Project 2017. This project could lead to one or more qualified artists being signed with South City Records.

Julie Hammond White, associate professor and director of Dance Education at The University of Southern Mississippi, was recently chosen to serve a three-year term as a teaching artist with the Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC). In this role, White will partner with teachers throughout the state to artfully teach academics.

The Southern Quarterly has published a special issue dedicated to understanding the life, accomplishments and legacy of former Mississippi Gov. William Winter, who has spent the last seven decades creating and encouraging radical change in the politics and social climate of his home state.

The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi will host its 3rd Annual Children’s Center Classic on Feb. 25.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi has been deemed a White House Healthy Campus due to the work of the Mississippi Health Access Collaborative (MHAC), an effort of the School of Social Work’s Center for Discovery, Integration, and Transformation.

Dr. Marjorie Geisz-Everson, assistant professor and interim director of the Nurse Anesthesia Program in The University of Southern Mississippi College of Nursing, has been elected to Distinguished Fellowship of the National Academies of Practice (NAP) in Nursing.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Cook Library will 'In Memory of Light,' a photographic exhibit on display from Jan. 24 through March 10 in the Cook Library Art Gallery on the Hattiesburg campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Nursing has been recognized as one of the nation’s best online graduate nursing programs in rankings recently released by U.S. News & World Report. In its 2017 rankings edition, U.S. News places the Southern Miss College of Nursing at No. 57 nationally – the highest spot for any Mississippi college or university.

The Mississippi Department of Human Services (MDHS) has contracted with The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies (IDS) for the Mississippi Early Childhood Inclusion Center (MECIC). The MECIC is a statewide program that will provide quality training and technical assistance to early childhood educators who teach infant, toddler, and preschoolers and serve young children with disabilities in their childcare centers and preschool programs.

Dr. Monica Tisack-Kathmann has been named Director of the Mississippi Polymer Institute, the industrial outreach service of The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Polymers and High Performance Materials.

Dr. Joe Olmi, chairman of The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Psychology, presented "Understanding ADHD" in December for the Hattiesburg Public School District's final parent/community information session of 2016. Dr. Olmi is also director of USM's School Psychology Program. (University Communications photo by David Tisdale)

Melinda Whitehead’s online education experience with The University of Southern Mississippi embodies distance learning. Across continents, an ocean and multiple time zones, Whitehead recently secured her elementary education degree from USM through its Teacher Assistant Program (TAP).

Students, ninth through 12th grade, are invited to attend the Science Careers and Research Encounters program slated for Saturday, Jan. 14 at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach.

The University of Southern Mississippi College of Education and Psychology’s fully online Teacher Assistant Program (TAP) earned the 5th position on the list of Best Online Teaching Degrees for 2016. Affordable Colleges Online, a leader in higher education data and information, generated the ranking by analyzing cost and quality metrics across thousands of U.S. colleges with online teaching degree options.

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 this month.

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) Board of Trustees reaffirmed the accreditation of The University of Southern Mississippi (USM), during its annual meeting in Atlanta, Dec. 3-6, 2016.

 

SACSCOC is the acknowledged accrediting body for degree-granting institutions (public, private for-profit and private not-for-profit) in the southeastern United States and is recognized by the United States Department of Education to conduct accreditation activities. SACSCOC, through a peer review process, conducts a comprehensive review of its nearly 800 member institutions every 10 years.