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New University of Southern Mississippi Head Football Coach Todd Monken will visit Waynesboro on Tuesday, June 4, for the Southern Miss Alumni Association Southeast Central Mississippi Chapter’s annual meeting.

The University of Southern Mississippi Office of Professional Development and Educational Outreach will hold the Essentials in Human Resource Management Professional Certificate Course June 20-21 from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. on the Hattiesburg campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast will host summer 2013 orientation for new undergraduate students at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop Saturday, June 1, for residents with and without disabilities in Oktibbeha and surrounding counties.

The Cedar Point teaching site of the University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) will be the location of the second annual Shifting Baselines Stewardship Summit May 17-18.

The DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi will offer the nationally-accredited DuBard Association Method® Basic Course on June 17-21 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the DuBard School on the Hattiesburg campus.

Since 1927, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association has celebrated Better Hearing and Speech Month each May to raise public awareness of speech, language and hearing disorders that affect 14 million Americans. The DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi wants to help spread the word.

In just 24 hours, The University of Southern Mississippi Foundation successfully raised $130,234.46 to support the restoration of the front lawn of the University’s Hattiesburg campus that was heavily damaged by the tornado on February 10.

This summer your child can learn to cook, be a scientist, explore the rain forest or go camping. The Early Connections Learning Center is holding six special summer camps for children ages 3 through 7, are Mondays through Thursdays each week of June and two weeks in July. Camps are $115 each, with a 10% discount for siblings.

Summer camps scheduled are:

            June 3-6 – The World of Author Eric Carle

Three months after an F-4 tornado tore through the front part of campus The University of Southern Mississippi has taken a huge step in restoring the damaged landscape.


On Tuesday, May 7 five mature oak trees were planted to kickoff the first phase of a Campus Beautification Plan. The live oaks, measuring 40-feet high by 40-feet wide, were supplied by Florida-based grower, The Magnolia Company. These trees are root-pruned and grown specifically for transplantation. Each one is between 25-30 years old.

The Accelerator, The University of Southern Mississippi’s technology commercialization center, has announced the additions of GE Aviation, Radiance Technologies, and Vatican Capital to its list of tenants.

The University of Southern Mississippi has selected 14 students earning their degrees from the Gulf Park campus for the 2012-2013 Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

Students were selected based on leadership, extracurricular activities and community contributions throughout their academic career. Additionally, students must graduate in the current academic year. Undergraduate students are required to have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 and graduate students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.75.

The Center for Community and Civic Engagement (CCCE) at the University of Southern Mississippi has recognized four students with this year's CCCE Service award. The students selected are Lindsey Pellittieri, Amber Hammons, Ned Nelson and Tyler Meador.

Pellittieri is a dedicated member of Campus link  AmeriCorps.  She also participates in many volunteer opportunities on campus such as Autism weekend and summer camps and has participated in 4 alternative break trips

The University of Southern Mississippi Honors College, in conjunction with the Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships, hosted a reception on Wednesday, May 1 for students who applied for these awards in 2012-13.

The Southern Miss Gulf Coast Civic Chorale will perform, “Rock and Roll of the 1970s,” at two concerts in the Fleming Education Center auditorium at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. The concerts will be held Friday, May 10, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 12, at 3 p.m.

The University of Southern Mississippi Foundation has announced Dr. Shannon Fleming as its next Executive Director, effective June 3. In this role, Fleming will serve as the chief staff executive for the USM Foundation, in addition to serving as the director of development for the University, and will be responsible for the Foundation’s strategic leadership, attainment of goals and objectives, coordination of fundraising activities and board management.

Registration is now open for fall enrollment at the Early Connections Learning Center. Spaces are available for children ages 1 to 4.


Early Connections Learning Center is operated by the Lamar County School District in partnership with The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies, Mississippi’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service.

Members of the Project Green Challenge Conscious College Road Tour spent most of Friday, April 26 on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus promoting healthy lifestyle tips and sustainability awareness. Organization members visited 12 college campuses across the country to inform, raise awareness and inspire conscious living. Members of the Southern Miss student organization Sustainability Advocates also participated in the event. (University Communications photos by Van Arnold)

The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi held its annual Trike-A-Thon on Thursday, April 25 as a fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Children from the center were joined in the effort by University Police officers and Southern Miss sorority members. (University Communications photo by Chloe Rouse)

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast will host the 2013 Commencement ceremony Saturday, May 11, at 10 a.m. in the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi. This year’s ceremony will feature guest speaker Karen Sock, president and CEO of Sock Enterprises Inc.

To describe the race to acquire national scholarships in higher education as competitive is a little like saying Niagara Falls is wet.


Under the tireless guidance of National Scholarship Officer Robyn Curtis, the University of Southern Mississippi has emerged as a major player in these fierce competitions. And nothing exemplifies that success more than the current year which has produced two Goldwater Scholars; a Truman Scholar and two Fulbright Student Finalists.

Students in the Department of Casino, Hospitality and Tourism Management at The University of Southern Mississippi will present their capstone projects during the Historic Hattiesburg Downtown Association’s monthly meeting on Thursday, April 25.

The Mississippi Legislature’s authorization of $20 million in state bonds will help elevate a new nursing building at The University of Southern Mississippi from the planning stage to the construction phase.


Southern Miss will receive the funding this year which will expedite plans for the building – to be named Asbury Hall and built on the Hattiesburg campus. The official name has not yet been considered for approval by the State Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) Board. Tentative plans call for construction to begin in 2014.

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, a University of Southern Mississippi alumnus, will give the Spring 2013 Commencement address Friday, May 10 in two ceremonies at Reed Green Coliseum on the Hattiesburg campus.