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The Speech and Debate Society at The University of Southern Mississippi will host a debate between Mark Gladney (D) and Ric McCluskey (L), candidates for U.S. House of Representatives, District 4. The event is free and open to the public and will be held Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 6:30 p.m. in Thad Cochran Center Ballroom I.

The University of Southern Mississippi has a full slate of festivities planned this week in conjunction with its annual Homecoming celebration. The week culminates with the traditional Homecoming football game as the Golden Eagles host the Marshall Thundering Herd in a 6 p.m. kickoff at Roberts Stadium.

John Cox has experienced nearly four decades’ worth of University of Southern Mississippi homecomings, the majority of them in the radio broadcast booth as the “Voice of the Golden Eagles.”

And before prepping to call the Oct. 29 USM-Marshall football game, Cox has another important duty to fulfill earlier in the day – serving as grand marshal for the school’s annual homecoming parade, which begins at 11 a.m. at Midtown Market on Hardy Street and travels to the main entrance of the Hattiesburg campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Office of University Communications has earned the Southern Public Relations Federation’s (SPRF) William A. Taylor Best of Show Award for its “My Southern Miss Story”" campaign as part of a strategy to recruit new students utilizing advertising.

Over the past year, The University of Southern Mississippi has dedicated time and effort to further developing its online degree programs. These efforts have paid off with Affordable Colleges Online (ACO) recognizing Southern Miss as the best in the United States for its ability to bring academic excellence to online students with a more manageable price tag.

 

Online at Southern Miss offers academically rigorous, quality online degree programs that include support for students, even though they are not physically on campus.

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop Saturday, Nov. 5, for any residents in Forrest and surrounding counties interested in buying a home.

More than 50 education students and alumni came to the University of Southern Mississippi Teacher Job Fair held Oct. 14 in the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg Campus. The Office of Career Services coordinated the event.

The University of Southern Mississippi School of Music is all treats this Halloween weekend as the annual Viola Festival returns and the campus favorite -- silent movie night -- fill the halls with music.

Prior to the Southern Opera and Musical Theatre Company’s production of Showbiz Harmony earlier this week, The University of Southern Mississippi School of Music announced plans for another epic production from the team that produced the much-acclaimed Mary Poppins. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera will take to the stage of the Mannoni Performing Arts Center Auditorium in Fall 2017.

Southern Miss alumnus, U.S. Congressman Steven Palazzo, visited The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi on Wednesday, Oct. 12.

 

The College of Nursing’s Department of Advanced Practice at The University Southern Mississippi is achieving excellence in its nurse practitioner programs. The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program celebrated a 100 percent pass rate from the American Nurses Credentialing Center in the 2015 calendar year.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi will host the fourth annual Mississippi Geospatial Conference October 20-21 on the University’s Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach.

More than 700 students dropped by to ask questions and gather information during The University of Southern Mississippi Career Fair held recently in the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg Campus.

Marketing students at The University of Southern Mississippi were treated to special presentations by Rich Pascoe, CEO of Apricus BioSciences, Inc., and Patrick Daly, CEO of Cohera Medical, Inc., to kick off the Inspired Leaders Series on Sept. 29.

Dr. Marcus Gaut, assistant professor in the College of Nursing at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been awarded a $2,500 grant to help establish a coalition of residents in the Irene Chapel and Palmer’s Crossing areas of Hattiesburg that will assess and address needs of those respective communities.

 

In conjunction with The University of Southern Mississippi’s Campus Sustainability Month during October, Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) will host a discussion on climate change Wednesday, Oct. 12, on the University’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

Throughout the month of October, local radio station SuperTalk Hattiesburg will host an online silent auction at www.supertalkhattiesburg.com to benefit The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi.

To help combat the worldwide issue of food insecurity – and particularly in the Hattiesburg area -- the Center for Community and Civic Engagement (CCCE) at The University of Southern Mississippi will be hosting a Sweet Potato Drop on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Payne Center parking lot.

The University of Southern Mississippi ensemble that delighted Hattiesburg area patrons with a stirring production of Mary Poppins, will take to the stage of the Mannoni Performing Arts Center for a one-night-only performance of a Broadway musical review Showbiz Harmony on Thursday, Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m.

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop Saturday, Oct 8, for any residents in Forrest and surrounding counties interested in buying a home.

The University of Southern Mississippi has received special recognition by the Mississippi Business Journal in the publication’s announcement of the 2016 Mississippi’s Healthiest Workplace Awards. USM was awarded second place in the College or University, Public/Private division.

Balancing studies, work, tuition and bills is stressful for any university student. When funds to pay for food are limited, another layer of stress is added.

 

The School of Social Work Student Association of Social Workers (SASW) at The University of Southern Mississippi is determined to eliminate this stress. On Wednesday, Oct. 12, the group will open the doors to The Eagle’s Nest, a student-run food pantry for Southern Miss students and staff.

The Dale Center for the Study of War and Society at The University of Southern Mississippi recently received an anonymous $100,000 gift to establish The Dale Center Fellowship for Graduate Students. This five-year program will support up to five 12-month graduate assistantships.

The College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi has invited two successful CEOs to offer their insights about leadership as part of the Inspired Leaders series which kicks off at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29 in Scianna Hall’s McDonnell Auditorium.