April 18, 2019  

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The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business and Economic Development continues its International Business Speaker Series with a presentation by Shelly Reboul, Export Sales Manager at Sanderson Farms at 3 p.m., Thursday, April 25 in Scianna Hall (Room 1048) on the Hattiesburg campus.

The National Pan-Hellenic Council at The University of Southern Mississippi will host a special gala celebration at 7 p.m. on May 4 at the Thad Cochran Center ballrooms on the Hattiesburg campus.

The Southern Arena Theatre is gearing up for its 43rd season at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) with two events based on Shakespearean plays: I Hate Hamlet and Speak the Speech! in June.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Repertory Dance Company presents its second Spring Dance Concert on April 25 and 26 at 7 p.m. in the Theatre and Dance Building, in studio 115 on the Hattiesburg campus.

Two retired U.S. Army generals from Mississippi hosted a roundtable discussion recently on deeper learning competencies at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Trent Lott National Center for Economic Development & Entrepreneurship on the Hattiesburg campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Southern Chorale and the Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra will be performing with the Rutgers University Voorhees Choir, IN HER WORDS, a concert featuring the U.S. premiere of Moorland Elegies by Kõrvits on April 23 at 8 p.m. in New York City’s Carnegie Hall.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Theatre program will present William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing on April 11 through 14 at the Hartwig Theatre on the Hattiesburg campus. The April 11, 12, and 13 performances are set for 7:30 p.m., with a 2 p.m. performance on April 13 and 14.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) School of Music presents its 2019 Cello Festival on April 11 and 12. The event is presented in part by the generous support of Partners for the Arts.

 

To encourage more young women of color to pursue STEM careers, The University of Southern Mississippi and Craig Newmark Philanthropies will host the 2nd annual iD 8 Hackathon on April 12-13 at USM’s Hattiesburg campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Theatre program 2019-2020 season promises to be packed with exciting projects and plays that will entertain audiences of all ages.

 

Beginning the 2019-2020 season is American playwright August Wilson’s Gem of the Ocean in October. Directed by Amanda Washington, this drama is about a man’s spiritual journey in search of a new life.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Center for Military Veterans, Service Members and Families in collaboration with Mississippi Veterans Affairs recently established a full-time Veterans Services Officer position on the Hattiesburg campus.

Longtime economic development professional William “Skip” Scaggs will be the featured guest as part of the International Business Speaker Series on Thursday, April 4 at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus. Scaggs’ address is set for 11 a.m. in Scianna Hall’s McDonnell Auditorium.

For one night only, The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) students from Art, Music, Creative Writing, and Media & Entertainment present “Translation: An Evening of Artistic Collaboration” on April 4, in the Gallery of Art and Design. This free event begins at 6 p.m. and is open to the public.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Repertory Dance Company presents its first Spring Dance Concert on March 28 and 29 at 7 p.m. in Studio 115 of the Theatre and Dance Building on the Hattiesburg campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) plans to show a special showing of National Theatre Live’s The Madness of King George III on April 1 at 7:30 p.m. in Martha R. Tatum Theatre on the Hattiesburg campus. National Theatre Live is the National Theatre’s groundbreaking project to broadcast world-class theatre to cinemas in the UK and internationally.

Over the past several months, TRIAD AmeriCorps members have been responsible for giving nutrition trainings for high school students and other community members in the Hattiesburg and Gulf Coast areas through the HealthMatters curriculum. 

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Opera and Musical Theatre Company proudly presents Donizetti’s opera comedy The Elixir of Love (L’elisir d’amore) on April 4 and 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mannoni Performing Arts Center Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus.

 

From the novel by Alexander Dumas and adapted by Ken Ludwig, the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is set to perform The Three Musketeers on March 28-31 in the Martha R. Tatum Theatre on the Hattiesburg campus. Performances will be on March 28, 29, and 30 at 7:30 p.m. and on March 30 and 31 at 2 p.m.

 

Special guest percussionist and composer Mike Waldrop is set to perform with the University of Southern Mississippi’s (USM) Jazz Lab Band on March 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Thirsty Hippo in Hattiesburg.

According to the United Health Foundation, Mississippi ranks in the top five least healthy states in the nation. A new center at The University of Southern Mississippi is looking to change this statistic for the future.

 

The Telehealth Center, which formally opened in the summer of 2018, was created to find solutions specific to Mississippi that would address health disparities which most commonly affect Mississippians.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Connoisseur Series presents the Texas Guitar Quartet on March 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Marsh Auditorium in the Hattiesburg area. The free concert is presented in part by the generous support of Partners for the Arts.

 

University of Southern Mississippi students have a special opportunity to elevate their professional attire at discounted savings during the “Suit-Up Event” sponsored by JCPenney.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Symphonic Winds presents its third performance of the 2018-2019 academic year on Tuesday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mannoni Performing Arts Center Auditorium. This concert is free and open to the public.

University of Southern Mississippi students and alumni will have a special opportunity to learn more about employment possibilities during the annual “Careers on the Coast” Networking and Job Fair set for Tuesday, March 19 at the University’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.