December 11, 2018  

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University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Steven R. Moser, has announced the selection of Dr. Dee Dee Anderson as the University’s new Vice President for Student Affairs. The appointment is effective Monday, April 16, pending approval from the Board of Trustees of the State Institutions of Higher Learning. Anderson will succeed Dr. Thomas H. Burke, who is retiring in June.

 

A $956,000 grant from the Mississippi Department of Human Services will help support training programs and related services provided by the Mississippi Early Childhood Inclusion Center (MECIC) housed at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Institute for Disability Studies.

A philanthropic, tradition-rich – and mysterious – campus group has made a trademark donation to one of the University of Southern Mississippi’s newer initiatives.

 

The Gold Leaf, a “secret society,” has given $777.77 to the Eagle’s Nest Food Pantry, a project started in 2016 by the School of Social Work to address food insecurity among needy students and staff.

Now more than ever, there is exciting information to be learned in the realm of child hearing loss.

 

And The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi is not only taking full advantage of this wealth of information, but also helping to share this knowledge with the speech and hearing community, including professionals, pre-professionals, and families of children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.

EDITOR'S NOTE: New York Times best-selling author Angie Thomas’ University Forum presentation, scheduled for tonight, March 6, has been cancelled. Thomas informed Forum organizers this morning that she would not be able to attend due to illness. Forum organizers will work to reschedule Thomas’ presentation for a future date. 

 

How she employs the written word to inform action for social justice will be among the topics author Angie Thomas discusses in her talk, “The Hate U Give: Finding Your Activism,” at the Tuesday, March 6 University Forum at The University of Southern Mississippi. Presented by the Southern Miss Honors College, this program will be held at 6:30 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus, and admission is free.

More than 40 employers will be represented at the 2018 “Careers on the Coast” Networking and Job Fair on Tuesday, March 6, at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. 

The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies is hosting a free nutrition education workshop for people with disabilities and their families in north Mississippi on Friday, March 9. The Nutrition is for Everyone workshop will be held at the Family Resource Center of Northeast Mississippi at 425 Magazine Street in Tupelo at 10 a.m.

Acclaimed author Wil Haygood said finding a story like the one he made into New York Times bestseller “The Butler: A Witness to History,” is the kind “a journalist is fortunate to land.”

The book, which was the basis for the 2013 award winning film “The Butler,” is based on the story of relatively unknown African-American White House butler Eugene Allen, who served in the White House from the presidential administration of Harry Truman to Ronald Reagan. Haygood discussed the making of the book and more as the featured speaker at Southern Miss Feb. 27 for the school’s 25th annual Armstrong-Branch Lecture.

The University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Association is pleased to announce Homecoming 2018 is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 20, when the Golden Eagle football team battles the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) in M. M. Roberts Stadium.

The path to living the American Dream can prove a little rockier for people with disabilities. Oftentimes, the idea of homeownership is as remote as any uninhabited desert.

 

But thanks to a unique program offered by The University of Southern Mississippi’s institute for Disability Studies, many underserved state residents have an opportunity to purchase their first homes. Since its inception in 1997, the Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) program has assisted more than 700 homebuyers across 66 of the state’s 82 counties in obtaining a new home.

“This is one of our favorite days of the year,” said Sarah Case-Price, director of The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi. “Every year we are overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from the community, and this year is no exception.”

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop Saturday, Mar. 10, for any residents in Forrest and surrounding counties interested in buying a home.

Graduation, first jobs, first college classes, a pageant winner, a national conference presenter, guest on national YouTube series, a local YouTube program host, state and national awards – these are just a few of the significant life accomplishments made by the Starting Today Empowering Peers through Uniting and Participating (STEP UP) to Leadership Council members during the last 10 years.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s annual Arbor Day celebration was held Friday, Feb. 9 on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

 

The program featured the planting of a Live oak tree on the north side of the Administration Building Plaza and remarks from University representatives delivered outside near the Friendship Oak.

McMullan Motors of Hattiesburg will host a special Chrysler Cars 4 Classrooms fundraiser for The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at USM as part of the center’s Classic I CAN! 10K, 5K, and 1-mile fun run on Saturday, Feb. 17. The fundraiser will be held from 8 a.m. – noon.

The University of Southern Mississippi has been named to Phi Theta Kappa’s prestigious “Transfer Honor Roll,” which identifies the top four-year colleges and universities creating dynamic pathways to support transfer students.

In February, you can’t go anywhere without being reminded of Valentine’s Day. The day dedicated to showing that special someone how much he or she means to you. Heart-shaped chocolate-filled gifts as well as candy hearts proclaiming “Love You,” “Dear Heart” and even “Be My Valentine.” But February also has another way to show your love, by celebrating American Heart Month.

The Mississippi Valley State men's basketball team has teamed up with the University of Southern Mississippi to bring the Raising Inspirational Sons of Excellence (RISE) education programs to three counties in the Mississippi Delta.

The University of Southern Mississippi Center for Military Veterans, Service Members and Families has launched a new program – the Golden Eagle Veteran Network – designed to create a resourceful bridge between the University’s student-veterans and the Hattiesburg community.

University of Southern Mississippi residential students have an opportunity to donate up to two guest “swipes” from their Eagle Dining meal plans as part of a new campaign to Swipe Out Hunger.

The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies is hosting a free nutrition education workshop for people with disabilities and their families in the Gulf Coast area on Friday, Feb. 16.

A new marker on the Mississippi Freedom Trail memorializes Clyde Kennard, the first African-American student known to apply for admission to The University of Southern Mississippi.

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 February, 2018.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi is once again gearing up to participate in RecycleMania 2018, a national recycling competition that pits colleges and universities against each other for the title of top recycler. The competition will be held Feb. 4 – March 31.