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Get the costumes ready, bring a big bag for the goodies, and bring your little ghosts, ghouls, and goblins for a Spooky Hollow Halloween event.

At the recent DuBard School Speakeasy, the DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi presented awards to three members of the community who have helped the organization throughout the years.

A firsthand account of the life of an undocumented immigrant in America is the topic for the next program in the fall 2017 University Forum series at The University of Southern Mississippi.

The University of Southern Mississippi School of Music’s production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera has completely sold out. Capacity crowds will enjoy this mega-hit musical October 26 – Nov. 4 in the Mannoni Performing Arts Center.

Nurses from across the globe will convene on Oct. 20-21 at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus for the annual King International Nursing Conference. The event will be held at Asbury Hall, home to USM’s College of Nursing.

Edited by Dr. Philip C. Kolin, Distinguished Professor of English (Emeritus) at The University of Southern Mississippi, the diverse contributions to the fall 2017 general issue of The Southern Quarterly explore the importance of the visual—in photography, cinema, music, jazz, poetry—as it sheds light on Southern authors, landscapes and texts.

Kathleen Koch’s acclaimed news coverage of Hurricane Katrina and other natural disasters educated viewers about the realities those affected by these events on the ground.  Now Koch, a University of Southern Mississippi alumna, author and former reporter with CNN, is leveraging her experience documenting Mother Nature’s fury to help citizens, elected officials and private sector leaders make sound decisions about how to prepare and recover from the ravages of storms, earthquakes and fires that continue shaping daily headlines.

With NASA’s goal to explore Mars in the 2030’s, Tougaloo College professor, Dr. Santanu Banerjee has been called upon to assist with research in preparation.

 

A $26,000 grant will allow Banerjee to conduct research which will mimic environmental conditions on Mars such as UV radiation, temperature, humidity and microgravity. The goal will be to test bacteria samples to determine how long it will survive.

The acclaimed songwriter-producer, Mac McAnally, recently put an orchestral spin on some of his most familiar songs with album Southbound.

 

His latest compilation features the FestivalSouth Orchestra consisting of faculty, students and alumni from The University of Southern Mississippi and a rhythm section that includes MacAnally’s colleagues in Jimmy Buffet’s Coral Reefer Band. Proceeds from the CD benefit the USM Symphony Orchestra and Extra Table. 

A University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park English Licensure student was recently selected to attend the Naylor Workshop for Undergraduate Research Writing Studies at the York College of Pennsylvania. Leah Barnes, a senior English education major from Gulfport, Miss., submitted a research proposal to the Naylor Endowment last spring and was selected from a national pool to attend the three-day workshop.

In a special series of events titled, “A Celebration of Southern Photography,” The University of Southern Mississippi will host a lecture by renowned Southern studies expert Dr. William R. Ferris, as well as two exhibitions on campus and a special issue of The Southern Quarterly.

A remarkable donation to a culinary research project at the University of Southern Mississippi has been made in honor of a 1920 alumna of the school.

Anderson Orr, a resident of Norfolk, Va. and native of Carthage, Miss. recently gave more than 2,500 cookbooks he has collected to the McCain Library and Archives at USM. The donation is a tribute to his mother, the late Lessie Katherine Amsler of Leakesville, Miss., who graduated from Southern Miss when it was known as Mississippi Normal College (MNC).

Winning the war on terror and advancing democratic ideals around the world cannot happen on the cheap or with quick fixes, but rather with a sustained commitment to those goals and implementation of sustainable strategies with global partners.

That was the assessment given by retired Army Gen. David Petraeus, former commander of the Surge in Iraq and U.S. Central Command and former director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), of how America needs to approach foreign policy goals going forward in his 2017 Lt. Col. John H. Dale Distinguished Lecture in International Security and Global Policy, given Sept. 26 at the historic Saenger Theater in downtown Hattiesburg.

The University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra will perform its second concert of the season, “Classical Companions,” Thursday, Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s online Master’s degree program in nursing has been ranked among the nation’s best in two distinguished categories by research publisher SR Education Group.

Music from Raiders of the Lost Ark, Superman, Star Wars, and more get a super special treatment when internet-sensation James Nova of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, who arranges John Williams’ scores for trombone and records all the parts, takes the stage of Bennett Auditorium with The University of Southern Mississippi Trombone Choir Monday, Oct. 9 at 8 p.m.

A packed audience on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus heard Mars Wrigley Co. executive Edward Taylor extol the virtues of education and core values as part of the Inspired Leaders Series sponsored by the University’s College of Business.

Students and faculty in the Department of Theatre are preparing for an exciting season of storytelling and adventure in the form of Greek mythology, magicians, race and religion, classic playwrights and more at The University of Southern Mississippi.

The Department of Energy (DOE) announced grants for The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) totaling $1 million toward researching the use of seaweed to produce energy.

Dr. Andrew Wiest, a University of Southern Mississippi professor and one of the country’s leading experts on military history, is serving on the Department of the Army Historical Advisory Subcommittee (DAHASC).

Junior ROTC cadets from the Jackson Public Schools and the Mobile County Public Schools will convene on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus Sept. 29-30 for a unique conference focused on cybersecurity and coding.

An ongoing relationship with a Pine Belt media company has allowed journalism students at The University of Southern Mississippi to apply the skills they’ve learned in the classroom online and in print for one of its weekly newspapers.

College of Business students at The University of Southern Mississippi received special training in safety and security measures during a visit by Landmark Event Services. The students were trained in various security measures such as fire safety, crowd control, and bag check and were also taken through an official screening process for new workers.

As The University of Southern Mississippi’s cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s mega-hit musical The Phantom of the Opera rehearses for their upcoming opening, they will be guided by a Broadway vet who spent nearly four years playing Christine on Broadway. Jennifer Hope Wills will be in Hattiesburg for several days this week working with the cast and primarily with students portraying the Phantom and Christine.