January 21, 2019  

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Barely two years old, an innovative faculty development initiative at The University of Southern Mississippi has blossomed into a resounding success.

 

USM’s ACUE (Association of College and University Educators) Faculty Development Institute is an intensive, 10-week program featuring participants engaged in a subset of ACUE’s Course in Effective Teaching Practices, which focuses on research-based techniques for promoting active learning, improving assessment techniques, and designing effective courses.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Wind Ensemble and its conductor Dr. Catherine Rand will be performing at the College Band Directors National Conference on Wednesday, Feb. 20 in the Tempe Center for the Arts, Tempe, Arizona at 1:30 p.m. Admission is free.

The Arts Institute of Mississippi (AIM) at The University of Southern Mississippi is accepting nominations for the 2019 AIM Awards, which seek to recognize and honor high school level arts teachers, schools, and organizations that are making an impact through exemplary achievements in arts education throughout the state of Mississippi.

From the opening of new facilities, to a substantial enrollment increase, to success on the athletic fields, the year 2018 proved to be dynamic and memorable at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM).

University of Southern Mississippi students Sumar Beauti, Jackson Jones, and Brielle Shegog have added their names to the growing list of Gilman Scholarship winners. This brings USM’s total of Gilman scholars over the past three years to 32.

 

Opening the 2019 Spring semester, The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) English and Theatre programs will proudly host the 2019 Blaine Quarnstrom Playwright Series featuring playwright Robert Icke from Jan. 24 – 27.

The University of Southern Mississippi Symphony presented its 2018-19 Themis Award to University Event Planner Carl Ledyard “Rusty” Rolison University during a special ceremony held earlier this month.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Symphony Orchestra and USM Choral Activities will present the Annual Holiday Choral Spectacular on Nov. 27 & 29. Both performances are set for 7:30 p.m. at the Main Street Baptist Church in Hattiesburg, Miss. The event is presented in part by the generous support of Partners for the Arts.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Art & Design program presents its Senior Show in Sculpture starting on Nov. 27 and running until Dec. 7 in the Gallery of Art and Design. An opening reception to this free event will be held on Nov. 27 at 6 p.m.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) presents the Wind Ensemble Concert on Friday, Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus. The concert is free and open to the public.

The University of Southern Mississippi presents the inaugural season of the Emerging Artist Series on Nov. 13-16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Hartwig Theatre on the Hattiesburg campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) School of Music presents the Southern Miss Flute Choir Concert on Monday, Nov. 12 at 8 p.m. in Marsh Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus. The concert is free and open to the general public.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi presents The Visiting Artist Lecture featuring Kristen Tordella-Williams on Nov. 16 at 5 p.m. in the 3D Arts Building (2905 West 4th Street) on the Hattiesburg campus.

Graduate students at The University of Southern Mississippi will have an opportunity to showcase their research and compete for significant prizes during the 5th Annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition set for Nov. 7-9 at the Trent Lott National Center on USM’s Hattiesburg campus.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Symphony Orchestra continues its 2018-2019 season with ¡Viva Mexico! on Thursday, Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) School of Music presents the Saxophone Chamber Orchestra Concert on Wednesday, Nov. 7 This free performance is set for 7:30 p.m. in Marsh Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) School of Music presents its Guest Artists Series featuring trombonist Dr. Alex van Duuren on Nov. 7 at 6 p.m. in Marsh Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus. This event is free and is open to the public.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) proudly presents the acclaimed musical “Cabaret” November 8-11 at Tatum Theatre on the Hattiesburg campus. Performances are set for Nov. 8, 9, and 10 at 7:30 p.m. as well as Nov. 10 and 11 at 2 p.m.

The University of Southern Mississippi School of Music presents Guest Artist Series featuring the duo Peter Steiner, trombone, and Constanze Hochwartner, piano, on Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m. in Marsh Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus. This event is free and is open to the public.

The University of Southern Mississippi is proud to present the Jazz Lab Bands Fall Concert on Monday, Oct. 29 7:30 p.m. at The Thirsty Hippo in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. This concert is free for students and $5 for the general public.

 

When Galit Kaunitz realized there was a food pantry on campus at The University of Southern Mississippi, she began allocating part of her monthly grocery budget to donate. Now, the School of Music faculty member is trying to make an even bigger impact – and she’s bringing dozens of her colleagues and music students into the mix as well.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) School of Music is proud to present its Eagle’s Nest Food Pantry Benefit Concert on Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m. in Marsh Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi School of Music presents a Guest Artist Series recital featuring Kristin Leitterman, oboe, and Emily Trapp Jenkins, piano, on Sunday, Oct. 28. This free event will take place at 6 p.m. in Marsh Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi Art & Design program will host designer/author Bryony Gomez-Palacio for a lecture at 6 p.m. on Nov. 8 on the Hattiesburg campus. The lecture is free and open to the public and will take place in Gonzalez Auditorium in the Liberal Arts Building.