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The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi exceeded its goals for The 2nd Annual Children’s Center Classic 10K, 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run with more than $35,000 raised and 340 participating runners.

James Fox, a physical education major and Dr. Evelyn Gordon, assistant professor of sport coaching education in 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 8th annual SPEAK Out! Day, March 1-2.

The popular Science Café series at Cook Library on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus will kick off Monday, Feb. 29 from 6-7 p.m. in room 123. The opening program is titled GLOBE (The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment Program). Sherry Herron with the USM Department of Biological Sciences will be the presenter.

Research in the development of spatial insect repellents continues to be of paramount importance as insect-transmitted diseases remain a threat wherever mosquito populations exist.

 

Dr. Paige Buchanan, associate professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been working with the Army on topics related to the development and application of spatial insect repellents.

University of Southern Mississippi students Jaylen Hackett and JD Rimann have moved significantly closer to reaching historic academic milestones as the University’s newest finalists for the coveted Truman Scholarship.

 

Hackett, a political science/economics major from Mobile, Ala., and Rimann, a history/English/political science major from Red Rock, Texas, hope to follow in the footsteps of previous Southern Miss Truman scholars – Stephanie McCracken (2014), Brandon Hersey (2013), Marie Holowach Federer (2011) and Lance Brown (1999).

The School of Music at The University of Southern Mississippi will be hosting Saxophone Day 2016 on Saturday, March 5. Student registration begins at 9 a.m. in the Intermezzo@Woods Gallery and events run until 7 p.m.

Kristen Dupard, a senior biochemistry major at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been selected to present her research at the 30th Annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) April 7-9 at the University of North Carolina Asheville.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach has been recognized as a Platinum Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association. This is the only Platinum Level designation awarded to a Gulf Coast business or organization in 2016.

Professor Laurent Pernot, a specialist in ancient Greek rhetoric, will make presentations at The University of Southern Mississippi on the continued importance of ancient rhetoric to modern issues Friday, Mar. 4 at 2 p.m. in Gonzales Auditorium; Monday, Mar. 7, 5:30 p.m. in the International Center room 101; and Tuesday, March 8, 6:30 p.m. in the International Center, room 101.

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 March.

World renowned flutists Sir James and Lady Jeanne Galway will return for their third performance with The University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra as part of a special concert on March 31 in Bennett Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus.

 

The acclaimed duo appeared free-of-charge for their second performance in 2006, as a Hurricane Katrina benefit concert. Next month’s concert, set for 7:30 p.m., will mark the 10-year anniversary of that evening of recovery.

She took on forces bigger and more powerful than herself in staring down workplace discrimination, and for her efforts was immortalized with legislation bearing her name.  

Lilly Ledbetter, the inspiration for the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, is guest speaker for the University of Southern Mississippi’s University Forum Tuesday, March 1 at 6:30 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus. Her presentation, titled “Grace and Grit,” will cover her fight for equal pay for women that went all the way to the federal government.

Inspired by the theme, “Rise Up, O Flame,” The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Civic Chorale will perform two concerts this weekend that celebrate the spirit of those who have given their lives to the recovery of Hurricane Katrina -- both in death and life.

John Eze Uzodinma, II, a music performance major at The University of Southern Mississippi, was recently Awarded The Presser Foundation’s Undergraduate Scholar Award. Selected by the music faculty guided solely by consideration of excellence and merit, this award is an honor award and the student, in his/her senior year, is to be known as a Presser Scholar. The Award includes a $4,300 stipend to aid in continuing musical studies.

As part of an ongoing commitment to student engagement and success, The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business will host a multi-faceted Executives On: Lecture Series over the next three months at the University’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

Anthony McGill, principal clarinetist of the New York Philharmonic and one of the classical music world’s finest solo, chamber, and orchestral musicians joins The University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra to perform Nielson’s Clarinet Concerto Friday, Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus. This fun evening of music will include orchestra masterworks by Rossini, Copland and Stravinsky under the baton of Dr. Michael Miles.

The University of Southern Mississippi Research Foundation and Pelagic Research Systems are announcing the signing of a joint asset and expertise collaboration. The pairing of resources in the Gulf of Mexico will greatly expand ocean research capabilities for offshore works.

Marshall Ramsey, author and nationally-syndicated editorial cartoonist, stopped by The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi this week to read his book “Banjo’s Dream: an A-Z children’s book starring a little brown Border Terrier who taught his owner how to dream.”

The School of Kinesiology at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus will host an open house highlighting its graduate programs Wednesday, March 2 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the Kinesiology Building, room 203.

The event is an opportunity for prospective graduate students to learn about the different programs offered, research opportunities, financial aid and more. Current students, faculty and staff will be on hand to answer questions. Refreshments will be available.

Nationally recognized speakers and round table discussions will highlight the 3rd Annual Gulf Coast ADVANCE faculty retreat set for Friday, Feb. 26 at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Cedar Point research facility in Ocean Springs.

University of Southern Mississippi Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English Philip Kolin will discuss his new book of poems dedicated to the late Emmett Till on the Mississippi Public Broadcasting’s Think Radio program “Mississippi Edition” Thursday, Feb. 25 from 8:30 - 9 a.m. The weekday news show is hosted by Karen Brown.

Challenged to develop a plan for combatting obesity and health issues in Mississippi, a team of students from The University of Southern Mississippi devised a strategy that propelled them to victory in the second annual Social Business Challenge competition held earlier this month in Jackson.

The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi and the Mapp Family Foundation will present The Children’s Center Institute, a conference focused on learning strategies for children with significant disabilities and complex communication needs, set for April 4 – 8 at Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg.

A Holocaust survivor aided by a unit of African American soldiers from Mississippi will be in Hattiesburg Tuesday, Feb. 23 to speak at the screening of a documentary detailing his ordeal as a prisoner of the Nazis near the end of World War II.