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The Sertoma Club of Hattiesburg presented a check for $19,000 to the DuBard School for Language Disorders on Tuesday, Aug. 16, which represents that civic organization’s largest donation to the school thus far.

LONG BEACH, Miss. – University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast senior Sonyetta Cook shops for textbooks for the 2011-12 fall semester. The Southern Miss Gulf Coast Barnes and Nobles Bookstore has recently moved from the Gulf Coast Student Service Center in Gulfport to the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. The bookstore is now located on Gulf Park Drive north of Hardy Hall.

Store hours are 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Friday. For more information, please call 228.214.3479.

On the sixth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the Gulf Coast Library at The University of Southern Mississippi will host a book talk and signing featuring former CNN correspondent and Bay St. Louis native, Kathleen Koch, Monday, Aug. 29, from 5-6 p.m.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Research Laboratory’s first Science Café,  “Sea Monsters: Myth and Mystery,” will be held Tuesday, August 30, from 6-7:30 p.m. in GCRL’s dining hall, located at 703 East Beach Drive in Ocean Springs.

Small towns throughout modest states like Mississippi often produce big dreamers – like University of Southern Mississippi graduate Megan Keyes.


Except in Keyes’ case, the Taylorsville, Miss., native learned that she simply had not been dreaming on a large enough scale. A senior capstone project in Sport Coaching Education opened her eyes to that life-changing reality.

A unique partnership between The University of Southern Mississippi and Mississippi College School of Law (MC Law) will enable undergraduates to obtain their Bachelor of Arts degree from Southern Miss after one year of study in the MC Law program.

Alumni, colleagues and friends of Dr. Tom Fraschillo are invited to The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus April 27-28, 2012 to honor the recently retired School of Music professor, considered among the top music educators and band conductors in the world.

Jedidiah Don Flynt of Picayune, Miss. recently received his second lieutenant commission through The University of Southern Mississippi’s Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) during a ceremony held recently on the Hattiesburg campus.

The DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi School welcomed 19 new and 61 returning students to the enrollment program on Wednesday, Aug 3.

The Gulf Park College for Women arch, a gift from the class of 1950, has recently been placed back in its original location overlooking the gulf after being swept away during Hurricane Katrina six years ago.

NASCAR President Mike Helton offered a salient question to a packed crowd on the opening day of the 2011 National Sports Safety and Security Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans.


“How do you place a value on being safe?” asked Helton, who delivered one of the keynote addresses to those gathered at the Roosevelt Hotel for the three-day conference. “For us in the sports industry, we have to be able to sleep at night knowing we did everything possible to keep our fans safe.”

Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the U.S.[1], has announced that The University of Southern Mississippi will offer Galaxy Tab™ 10.1 mobile tablets to students participating in an Honors College pilot program this fall.

Dr. Jeffrey Lotz, chairman of the Department of Coastal Sciences at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL), has been named interim lab director. He succeeds Dr. Bill Hawkins, who retired from the position at the end of June.

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop on Saturday, August 13 for residents with and without disabilities in Hinds and surrounding counties.

Three days packed with panel discussions, keynote addresses and vendor exhibits will highlight the 2011 National Sports Safety and Security Conference and Exhibition set for Aug. 2-4 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Frances Karnes Center for Gifted Studies and Forrest General Hospital’s Spirit of Women will co-host the annual Career Explorations for Girls Conference Oct. 8 on the Hattiesburg campus. The registration deadline is Sept. 30.

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.