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With the new school year approaching, the Autism Project at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast wants to remind parents and school personnel about the services available regarding children with autism.


In addition to the training services available for parents and school personnel, the Autism Project has space available for children with autism ranging from pre-school through second grade.

Dr. Max Grivno, assistant professor of history at The University of Southern Mississippi, will present a public lecture on the American Revolution and the Deep South at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 17, 2011 at the Hattiesburg Public Library.

The lecture focuses on how the American Revolution unfolded in the Deep South and what the war meant for the future of the fledgling republic, for the European empires that contended for dominance in the region, and for the region’s native nations.  

To say University of Southern Mississippi polymer science professors and students are developing high-tech materials for today’s fast-paced world would be a profound understatement.


Try jet engines. Indeed, the Southern Miss School of Polymers and High Performance Materials stands at the forefront of research designed to create advanced composite materials for aircraft engines and systems.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Office of Professional Development and Educational Outreach will offer a series of training opportunities during the month of August.

Extensive research conducted by international business students at The University of Southern found that questions still linger about the shrimp industry along the Mississippi Gulf Coast one year after the devastating Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Ten of the world’s most elite and exclusive marching ensembles will compete at M.M. Roberts Stadium on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus starting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 27 as part of the Drum Corps International (DCI) Southern Series Tour.

Rabbi Uri Barnea of Hattiesburg’s Congregation B’nai Israel will present “A Survey of the History of Jewish Music from Biblical Time to Contemporary Blues and Hip Hop” Thursday, Aug. 11 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Cook Library. This program is free and open to the public.

Metal artifacts from the collapsed World Trade Center twin towers will become part of a permanent memorial at The University of Southern Mississippi thanks to a special arrangement with the City of Hattiesburg.

The National Weather Service office in Jackson, Miss. has issued a flash flood watch for the Hattiesburg area beginning at noon and until this evening. Because of already saturated conditions due to recent rains, students, faculty, staff and visitors at The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg are again asked to be aware of the potential for flash flooding, as more rain is in the forecast for today and the remainder of this week. These conditions may make some Hattiesburg campus roads impassable or hazardous to navigate.

The DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi is conducting open enrollment for the Language Enhancement and Achievement Program (LEAP).

A total of 13 sports facilities will be recognized for their achievements in security as part of the 2011 National Sports Safety and Security Conference and Exhibition set for Aug. 2-4 in New Orleans.

Parent Support Group for Military Families to Meet July 28

A parent support group for military families (active duty, retired or reserves) with a child with special needs will meet from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 28 at the Technology Learning Center located on the Southern Miss Gulf Park campus in Long Beach, Miss.

The group topic for this meeting is “Military Families of Children with Special Needs: What Concerns You Most?”

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop on Saturday, August 6 for residents with and without disabilities in Leflore and surrounding counties.

With a gift commitment of $5 million to The University of Southern Mississippi Foundation, Southern Miss alumnus Charles “Chuck” C. Scianna Jr. is making an investment in the future of education by providing the gift that will also name the proposed College of Business building Scianna Hall.


The commitment is the largest one-time gift to the USM Foundation by a Southern Miss alumnus.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Library will feature the exhibit of Bear Point Woodworks, a display of distinctive bowls created from fallen trees during Hurricane Katrina by Frank Reed, from Aug. 3-Sept. 9. A reception honoring the artist will be held Wednesday, Aug. 3, at 12 p.m. on the first floor of the library.

Internationally recognized author and journalist Amanda Ripley will share her insights on disasters through the voices of survivors when she speaks at the awards luncheon for the University of Southern Mississippi National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security’s (NCS4) second annual National Sports Safety and Security Conference & Exhibition.

Secondary school teachers from across Mississippi converged on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus last week for the ASM Materials Camp, an initiative of the ASM Materials Education Foundation supported by the U.S. Navy’s Office of Naval Research.

Hubble-Burchell Retires

Dr. Susan Hubble-Burchell, associate professor in the Department of Human Performance and Recreation and associate dean of the College of Health, recently retired after 32 years of service to The University of Southern Mississippi.

Hubble-Burchell served as a leader in the field of recreation as well as a co-director of the university’s Center on Aging.

One of the hardest things for college graduates can be translating their education into a job in the real world, but thanks to a workshop sponsored by the American Chemical Society (ACS), some Southern Miss doctoral students have a leg up on their competition.

Executive officers for The University of Southern Mississippi chapter of the Association of Officer Professionals were sworn in recently during an installation ceremony on the Hattiesburg campus.

A University of Southern Mississippi alumnus serving as deputy commander for the Mississippi Army National Guard’s 47th Civil Support Team (CST) returned to his alma mater this week, where the unit conducted special training exercises on its Hattiesburg campus.


Major Ronald Green of Jackson, who graduated from the university with undergraduate degrees in accounting and biological sciences in 1997 and 2000, respectively, joined his team as they conducted special training exercises at Wilber (Panhellenic) Hall.

Four University of Southern Mississippi students earned valuable hands-on experience in helping children and young adults with disabilities as part of a summer internship at the Institute for Disability Studies (IDS).

The Southern Miss football program, in conjunction with Forrest General Hospital, is putting on a Football 101: Chalk Talk for Women Clinic, Thursday, July 28, from 6-9 p.m., in the Touchdown Terrace of Carlisle-Faulkner Field at Roberts Stadium.

A social media conference, PubCampMS, will be held Saturday, July 30 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. in the R.C. Cook University Union on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus.

This conference will focus on both the foundations of public media and the uses of social media for students, faculty and staff at Southern Miss. Last year's PubCamp was held at the offices of Mississippi Public Broadcasting and featured sessions such as Social Media and Disaster Response, Social Media and Business, Teaching Kids Social Media and Libraries Creating Context.