February 19, 2018  

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Jellyfish, long regarded as the pests of the sea, may play an ever-larger role in defining the relationship between humans and the world’s oceans, according to a new paper published in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.

For the first time, The University of Southern Mississippi’s Graduate School will offer a unique opportunity for students to showcase their thesis or dissertation work in a competitive format.


The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition invites graduate students to describe the significance of his/her thesis or dissertation to a general audience in three minutes or less. Cash prizes will be awarded to the eight finalists – ranging from $250 for finalists to $1,000 for the Grand Champion.

A new program in the College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi will enable finance students to gain a competitive edge as they pursue professional opportunities.


This semester Southern Miss became a member of the Corporate Treasury Management (CTM) Program – an exclusive arrangement between the Association of Financial Professionals (AFP) and business schools across the country. Less than 50 universities in the U.S. are members, and Southern Miss currently offers the only CTM Program in Mississippi.

Dorothy (Rylan Murphy)  is guided by Dawn Burgess, the Early Oral Interventionist at the Children's Center for Communication and Development, during trick-or-treating at the College of Health on Wednesday, Oct. 29.  Dean Michael Forster is Morgus-the-Magnificent.

Photo by Dianne S. Coleman

The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Theatre continues its 2014-2015 theatre season with Top Girls by Caryl Churchill. Performance dates are Oct. 30, 31, and Nov. 1, 4 and 5 at 7:30 p.m.; and Nov. 2 at 2 p.m. that includes a pre-show talk at 1 p.m. in Woods Theatre by Dr. Rebecca Morgan, Southern Miss English professor. All performances will take place in Hartwig Theatre of the Theatre and Dance Building. General admission is $8. Tickets may be purchased by calling (800.844-8425 or at the box office prior to each showing.

The Department of Art and Design at The University of Southern Mississippi opened a new exhibit in the Gallery of Art and Design with a reception Oct. 28. "Literary Effigies and Blues Portraits: Woodcuts by Charles Jones" will run through Nov. 12 in the new art gallery space in the George Hurst Building on the Hattiesburg campus.

Keltoum Rowland, an instructor of French in The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, received the Post Secondary Educator of Excellence award from the Mississippi Foreign Language Association at its conference Oct. 23 in Louisville, Miss.

The Department of English in the College of Arts and Letters at The University of Southern Mississippi will host the Visiting Writers Series, a lecture series that brings internationally acclaimed authors of fiction and poetry to Southern Miss and the community. The readings are free and open to the public and will be held on the Hattiesburg campus in the Liberal Arts Building, room 108.

The second lecture of The University of Southern Mississippi’s Anthropology and Sociology Colloquium is perfect for Halloween. Dr. Todd Platts will present “How Hollywood Got the Dead to Lay Golden Eggs: The Rise of the Zombie Blockbuster.” Free and open to the public, this event will be held Thursday, Oct. 30 at 12:15 p.m. in the Liberal Arts Building, room 108.

The University of Southern Mississippi has won the 2014 Donor Challenge, an organ and tissue donation awareness campaign, facilitated by the Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency (MORA).  This is the second victory for Southern Miss in three years, with the College of Health Ambassadors leading the registration drive and awareness campaign on the Hattiesburg campus.

The Southern Miss Food Research Group, a collaboration of various departments at The University of Southern Mississippi that study food, will continue its lecture series “The Culinary Communities of Mississippi: Farm, Table and Campus” Wednesday, Oct. 29 at 6 p.m. at the Peck House-Asbury Annex, located at 3601 Pearl St. next to the Hattiesburg campus.

Student organizations on The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach will host “Trick or Treat on Golden Eagle Street” on Friday, Oct. 31.

The University of Southern Mississippi Sax-Chamber Orchestra (SCO) invites audiences of all ages to celebrate the 200th birthday of the creator of the saxophone, Adolphe Sax, with a concert and party Tuesday, Nov.4 at 7:30 p.m. in Marsh Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus.

For the 52 years that the DuBard School has been in existence, there have been a countless number of individuals who have played major roles in the success and growth of the institution. These folks have continued to change the lives of individuals with language disorders and their families.

Injuries acquired during participation in high school sports can have lifelong physical, emotional and financial consequences. The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Human Performance and Recreation, Hattiesburg Clinic Sports Medicine and Lamar County School District (LCSD) are collaborating on an injury surveillance project focused on recording the incidence of injuries to secondary school athletes requiring removal from practice or competition for any period of time versus those that do not.



Patricia Condon, a graduate of The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Library and Information Science, took first place in the 2014 Association for Library and Information Science Education’s (ALISE) Jean Tague Sutcliffe Doctoral Student Research Poster Competition. The competition was established in memory of Jean Tague-Sutcliffe, professor and former dean of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Western Ontario.

The University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra will present a concert entitled “Made in America” that will feature Natasha Trethewey, the current Mississippi Poet Laureate and former United States Poet Laureate on Thursday, Nov. 6 at Bennett Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus. 

The Saturday Gifted Studies Program will be held Jan. 17 – Feb. 28, 2015 on the Hattiesburg campus of the University of Southern Mississippi. The program meets on seven consecutive Saturdays from 9 a.m. – noon from the middle of January through February.

Dr. Philip C. Kolin, University Distinguished Professor in the College of Arts and Letters at The University of Southern Mississippi, has published his seventh collection of poems entitled Departures. It was released in early October by Negative Capability Press, which has published award-winning poetry books since 1981.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach will open two new facilities along Beach Park Place later this month. The new Fitness Center and the Health Center will open the week of Oct. 20, providing students, faculty and staff access to on-campus exercise space and a variety of health services.

The University of Southern Mississippi is celebrating student writing during a month-long exhibition known as Eagles Write! and a public reading, an event that coincides with the National Day on Writing. The Department of English will host the reception and reading, which will take place Oct. 20 at 4 p.m. in the Polymer Science Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus.

Michelle Jeanfreau, Ph.D., and assistant professor in the Department of Child and Family Studies at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach, presented a lecture on Digital Citizenship to students at Long Beach Middle School on Thursday, Oct. 16.

Hattiesburg’s Half Shell Oyster House will continue its support of The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi by donating a portion of its gross receipts between 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 23.

If you've ever wondered if graduate school was for you or wondered what it was all about, The University of Southern Mississippi's Department of Anthropology and Sociology will host "Thinking about Going to Grad School? Application and Beyond" Oct. 21 from 12:15 - 1 p.m. in the Liberal Arts Building, room 204 on the Hattiesburg campus.