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Many military veterans are not aware that they could be infected with the Hepatitis-C virus. One simple, free test can provide the answer.

 

On Thursday, Sept. 27, the Mississippi Community Veterans Engagement Board, in coordination with the University of Southern Mississippi Center for Military Veterans, Service Members and Families Student Veterans of America, will offer free Hepatitis-C testing to military veterans.

The University of Southern Mississippi School of Music proudly announces The Festival of Choirs, presented by the Southern Miss Gulf Coast Civic Chorale, set for 7 p.m. on Oct. 1 at the St. Thomas Apostle Catholic Church in Long Beach, Miss. The concert is under the direction of Dr. Jonathan Kilgore.

The University of Southern Mississippi Dance Program presents “London Exposed: An Immersive Art Experience” on Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. in the Theatre and Dance (TAD) Building, Studio 115 on the Southern Miss Hattiesburg campus. Presented by the British Studies in Dance students, the event is $5 at the door.

The University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Association has extended its partnership with Hattiesburg Country Club. Hattiesburg Country Club is the official country club of the Southern Miss Alumni Association and host of the Association’s Annual Homecoming Golf Tournament.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) School of Music presents a Faculty Artist Series concert, featuring Dr. Jackie McIlwain, clarinet, and Dr. Ellen Elder, piano, on Sept. 26. This free recital starts at 7:30 p.m. in Marsh Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus.

The Class of 2022 at The University of Southern Mississippi is already making their mark, and with it the promise of a bright future for themselves and the institution.

 

For the first time in University history, more than 2,000 first-time, full-time freshmen have enrolled at USM. This year’s 2,115 freshmen are 11 percent more than the 1,903 new freshmen who enrolled in Fall 2017. The 2018 freshman total also represents a 35 percent increase over the 2016 mark of 1,558.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) will feature the 2018 Southern Invitational Choral Conference (SICC) on Sept. 24 and 25 at two different venues in Hattiesburg, Miss. The conference allows students from across the region to work and interact with some of the finest choral teachers in the country.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) School of Music presents a Faculty Lecture Recital with Dr. Ed Hafer, Dr. Galit Kaunitz, and Dr. Ellen Elder on Sept. 20, at 6 p.m. in Marsh Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus. This free recital will feature music written for oboe and piano by composers affected by the Holocaust and World War II.

Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker will gather with staff at the DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi and dyslexia education specialists from throughout the city to proclaim October as Dyslexia Awareness Month in Hattiesburg. The event will be held on Oct. 2 at 10:30 a.m. at the DuBard School on USM’s Hattiesburg campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Center for Writers program presents The Visiting Writer Series with Ada Limón on Sept. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Liberal Arts Building (LAB), room 108 on the Hattiesburg campus. The event is free and open to the public.

The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop Wednesday, Sept. 19, for any residents in Jones and surrounding counties interested in buying a home.

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 September.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s mission of educating students, conducting research and providing outreach in support of the growing business and industry in the Pine Belt and Gulf Coast regions were discussed during the University of Southern Mississippi visit that was held last week as part of the Commissioner’s Listening Tour. Dr. Alfred Rankins Jr., Commissioner of Higher Education, learned more about how Southern Miss serves its students, the state and the Gulf South region.

Companies and students turned out in record numbers this year for the annual “Meet the Firms” event hosted by the College of Business and Economic Development at The University of Southern Mississippi.

 

What began four years ago as a promising idea in the imagination of Maj. Gen. Jeff Hammond has sprouted into a vibrant, prestigious and heralded Center for Military Veterans, Service Members and Families at The University of Southern Mississippi.

 

Housed on USM’s Hattiesburg campus, the Veterans Center provides a comprehensive "military-friendly" education support program (application, admission, matriculation, graduation and professional placement) that successfully attracts military veterans, service members, dependents (family members) and survivors to pursue academic and professional development interests.
 

As the 2018 Fall semester begins at The University of Southern Mississippi, students will notice a new, mobile dining option on campus. A new food truck, The GrubSlinger, will offer a wide variety of menus items.

 

Imagine a treasure trove of artifacts so vast that you could not accurately pinpoint the exact number of items on hand. Such is the cavernous amount of historical memorabilia stored in the Special Collections wing of The University of Southern Mississippi’s McCain Library & Archives.

 

From a hardcover copy of “Aesop’s Fables” printed in 1530, to an original manuscript of “A Wrinkle in Time,” to a campaign poster for then-presidential candidate Abraham Lincoln, USM’s collection of historical material is uniquely special.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Pride of Mississippi Marching Band and the Dixie Darlings are ready to kick off the 2018-19 football season with the annual Pride Preview performance.

University of Southern Mississippi students will have an opportunity to enhance their professional wardrobes during a special “Suit Up Event” hosted by national retail giant JC Penney.

The University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Association is excited to announce four Eagle Landing tailgate locations for the 2018 Golden Eagle football season. In conjunction with the Eagle Club, the Alumni Association will host Eagle Landing tailgates prior to away football games in Auburn, Ala.; Denton, Texas; Charlotte, N.C.; and Birmingham, Ala.

When Martha D. Saunders began her tenure as The University of Southern Mississippi’s (USM) ninth president in 2007, she hoped she could lead an institution that would become, in her words, “a little bigger, a litter richer, and a little more beautiful.”

 

At the conclusion of her presidency in 2012, those hopes had been realized.

 

On Friday, Aug. 17, USM honored Saunders, the current president of the University of West Florida in Pensacola, with a commissioned portrait that will hang in a prominent location in the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg campus.

Anyone traversing The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus will quickly notice the emphasis placed on greenery and green spaces. Live oak trees, flowering shrubs and lush lawns adorn the University’s landscape.

SouthernCare Hospice Services of Hattiesburg recently presented a financial gift to the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Center for Military Veterans, Service Members and Families to provide supplemental program funding to assist deserving student-veterans enrolled at the University. 

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop Wednesday, Aug. 22, for any residents in Harrison and surrounding counties interested in buying a home.