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The University of Southern Mississippi Connoisseur series presents Brentano String Quartet on Oct. 26 at 6:00 p.m. in Marsh Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus. Earlier in the day masterclasses will be presented at various locations.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Dance Program presents the Fall Dance Concert on Thursday-Saturday, November 1-3, at 7p.m. in the Theatre and Dance building, studio 115 on the Hattiesburg campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi Theatre Program presents Night of the Iguana, a play by Tennessee Williams on Oct. 18, 19, 23, and 24 at 7:30 p.m. and on Oct. 21 at 2 p.m. in the Hartwig Theatre on the Hattiesburg campus. The event is ticketed.

The Southern Opera and Musical Theatre Company (SOMTC), that brought audiences Disney’s Mary Poppins and The Phantom of the Opera tot The University of Southern Mississippi, presents The Drowsy Chaperone on Oct. 25-27.

University of Southern Mississippi Ph.D. student Chris Hair has received a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad fellowship from the U.S. Department of Education to support his international research.

 

Hair, 36, of Spokane, Wash. will spend six months in Ecuador working with indigenous farmers in Cotacachi, a town in the Imbabura Province more than 60 miles north of Quito. Hair will use drones to survey and map small-scale farms in Ecuador to record agrobiodiversity, while conducting surveys and leading workshops with indigenous farmers, who are often women, to understand farm management and technology. 

The University of Southern Mississippi welcomes the Dixie Darlings for Homecoming, Friday, Oct. 19 through game day, Saturday, Oct. 20 at The Rock. Dixie Darling alumnae rehearse and perform with the current Dixie Darlings and The Pride of Mississippi for the Homecoming halftime show.

If you’ve got extreme entertainment skills – or if you have food items you’re willing to donate – then SMAC has the perfect opportunity for you.

 

The Southern Miss Activities Council is holding its annual USM Has Talent show on Wednesday, Oct. 17, including a donation drive to benefit the on-campus Eagle’s Nest food pantry. Students are encouraged to make a donation if they are able. The show is at 7 p.m. at Bennett Auditorium; doors open at 6:30.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) School of Music presents “An Equal Say,” a faculty recital featuring Dr. Ben McIlwain, trombone, and Dr. Ellen Elder, piano, on Oct. 18. The free recital will take place in Marsh Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. on the Hattiesburg campus.

The College of Business and Economic Development at The University of Southern Mississippi is set to host its fifth Inspired Leaders Series this fall with the first presentation set for Oct. 25. The series is free and open to the public. 

Jonathan Brent, a University of Southern Mississippi senior accounting student and honors scholar, has accepted a 10-week internship with KPMG in Dallas, Texas, beginning in January. 

 

The University of Southern Mississippi’s (USM) Wind Ensemble pays tribute to great American composer Leonard Bernstein with its opening concert on Oct. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus. This concert is free, and all are welcome to attend and enjoy this exciting evening of music.

Simple, yet strange. That’s how Princeton astrophysicist Dr. David Nathaniel Spergel characterized the universe during his visit to The University of Southern Mississippi’s (USM) Hattiesburg campus to deliver the Oct. 2 University Forum lecture "Our Simple and Strange Universe." The program was co-sponsored by USM’s Rayborn Lecture Series in Physics.

As a way to start off the symphonic season, the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) presents the Symphonic Winds and Concert Band Concert on Oct. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus. This performance is free and open to the public.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Gallery of Art and Design will host its 2018 Southern Miss Ceramics National beginning on Oct. 12.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) has been ranked in the Top 50 Universities for Professional Sales Education in the United States in the 2017 Sales Education Foundation Annual Report. 

Choral Activities at The University of Southern Mississippi will present the first choral chamber concerts of the 2018-19 season on Oct. 7 and 8. Both events are free and are open to the public.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) celebrated the opening of the new $12.2-million Marine Research Center (MRC) Friday, Sept. 21, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Port of Gulfport.

 

Located on Highway 90 at the Port’s entrance, the new research center is the centerpiece for a new maritime blue economy in South Mississippi. The MRC provides shoreside support to USM’s 135-foot oceanographic research vessel, the R/V Point Sur, and to a number of academic programs.

The University of Southern Mississippi School of Music presents a Guest Artist Series event featuring pianist Dr. Joel Schoenhals on Oct. 8 at 8 p.m. in Marsh Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus. Dr. Schoenhals will also present a free masterclass on Oct. 9 from 1:15-2:45 p.m. in Marsh. Both are free and open to the public.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Symphony Orchestra opens its 99th concert season on Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus by honoring legendary composer Leonard Bernstein.

University of Southern Mississippi senior accounting student, Paige Dillistone, has been accepted into The Global Internship Program through her internship with KPMG, one of the Big Four Accounting Firms, in Jackson, Miss. During this internship, she will be completing a four-week rotation in Sydney, Australia. 

The University of Southern Mississippi has become the first institution of higher education to deploy the advanced AI-enabled economic data analytics platform, Gazelle.ai within its curriculum in the College of Business and Economic Development.

The University of Southern Mississippi School of Music proudly announces The Festival of Choirs, presented by the Southern Miss Gulf Coast Civic Chorale, set for 7 p.m. on Oct. 1 at the St. Thomas Apostle Catholic Church in Long Beach, Miss. The concert is under the direction of Dr. Jonathan Kilgore.

Renowned astrophysicist Dr. David Spergel will share his research into the origin of our universe as the guest speaker for the third annual Rayborn Lecture Series in Physics and Astronomy, set for Oct. 2 at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Bennett Auditorium. The free lecture, which begins at 6:30 p.m., is being held in conjunction with the University Forum series sponsored by USM’s Honors College.

Currently, one in every 10 babies is born prematurely (before 37 weeks gestation) in the United States. And thanks to ever-evolving technology and care, survival rates of babies born prematurely have come a long way. Thirty years ago, less than 25 percent of premature babies survived, while today that number has risen to almost 90 percent, including infants born as early as 24 weeks.