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All one needs to know about the passion and integrity of longtime business Professor Dr. William C. “Bill” Smith can be gleaned from his own career summation.

 

“I have never had a single day when I regretted coming to work. This is the best job on the planet,” said Smith, who plans to retire on June 30 after 37 years as a professor and administrator at The University of Southern Mississippi.

University Research Center (URC) is hosting its first “Advancing Mississippi: Research for a Better Mississippi for More Mississippians” Conference on Thursday, June 9th in Jackson. Researchers from across the state will present papers that address the systemic challenges that Mississippi faces.

The University of Southern Mississippi has selected Dr. Cyndi Huff Gaudet to represent the University as Grand Marshal during the 2016 Spring Commencement ceremonies for the Hattiesburg and Gulf Park campuses, May 13 and 14.

With National Small Business Week (May 1-7) well underway, The University of Southern Mississippi’s Small Business Development Center is encouraging would-be entrepreneurs to take advantage of the services provided by the center.

The University of Southern Mississippi celebrated the completion of its newly constructed Gulf Park campus gateway entrance for the state’s only beachfront campus during a special ceremony held today (Friday, April 29) in Long Beach.

 

Many from the University and neighboring communities gathered to hear Southern Miss President Rodney D. Bennett, Vice President for the Gulf Park Campus Steve Miller, Long Beach Mayor Billy Skellie and Gulf Park Student Government Association President McKenzie Irish speak on how the gateway entrance serves as another advancement to the Gulf Park campus.

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 May.

Fueled by an entrepreneurial spirit and dedication to core values, Duff Capital Investors fits the bill perfectly as the recipient of the 2016 Entrepreneur of the Year award presented by The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business.

 

With headquarters in Columbia, Miss., Duff Capital Investors (DCI) is co-owned by businessmen and brothers, James and Thomas Duff. The brothers were honored during a special ceremony on Wednesday, April 27 at the Trent Lott Center.

The Women’s and Gender Studies Student Organization at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus, in conjunction with the Gulf Coast Center for Non-Violence, will present its third annual performance of “The Vagina Monologues” Friday, April 29 at 7 p.m. in the Fleming Education Center Auditorium.

Dr. Scott Commins, associate professor of medicine at the University of North Carolina Allergy & Immunology Clinic, will be the featured speaker as part of a seminar series hosted by the Department of Biological Sciences at The University of Southern Mississippi on Friday, April 29.

The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Recreational Sports will hold a dual ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new climbing wall and outdoor exercise fitness stations located at the Payne Center at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27 inside the Payne Center Atrium.

 

University of Southern Mississippi alum LisaAnn Redd hopes to take her advocacy for children in wheelchairs to a higher level as the new Ms. Wheelchair Mississippi winner. Redd, a Vicksburg, Miss., native, captured the state crown last month in Madison.

 

Redd earned her undergraduate degree and master’s degree in Special Education at Southern Miss. She is currently employed as a preschool special education teacher at Mendenhall Elementary.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Health Ambassadors have proven organ, eye and tissue donation awareness is an important issue on the Hattiesburg campus and statewide.

Matthew Gallardo is not your typical high school senior. Despite a schedule packed with classes and extracurricular activities, the Sacred Heart High School student participates in volunteer or service activities nearly every week.

The Institute for Disability Studies on The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus, in conjunction with Junior Civitan, will be co-hosting Amputee Awareness Day on Saturday, April 23.

University of Southern Mississippi Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Steven R. Moser has announced the selection of Kate Howard as the University’s Assistant Vice President and Dean of Admissions, effective June 27, 2016, following a national search. The appointment is pending IHL Board approval.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Marine Science (DMS) has announced its annual Wiesenburg lecturer as Dr. John Hughes Clarke, a professor with a joint appointment in mechanical engineering and Earth sciences at the University of New Hampshire.

 

The public is invited to enjoy a free lecture by Clarke titled “What Drives Deep Sea Channel Systems” at 11 a.m. April 20 in the StennisSphere Auditorium at the John C. Stennis Space Center.

The student organization I.D.E.A.L. (Intelligent, Dignified, Elegant, Ambitious, Leaders) Women at The University of Southern Mississippi will host an inaugural Lupus Awareness Walk on Saturday, April 23 at Pride Field on the Hattiesburg campus.

The Luckyday Foundation Citizenship Scholars Program at The University of Southern Mississippi received a gift of a baby grand piano at the annual senior reception on Tuesday, April 12.

The Office of Sustainability at The University of Southern Mississippi has planned a series of events to celebrate Earth Week, set for April 18-22 on the Hattiesburg campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi will extend an official welcome to the newest cohort of Kennard Scholars during the 2nd Annual “Meet the Scholars Dinner” set for 7 p.m. on Friday, April 29 in the Thad Cochran Center.

University of Southern Mississippi Assistant Director of University Communications and Gulf Park Campus Communication Officer Jenny Tate has joined the College of Public Relations Association of Mississippi’s (CPRAM) 2016 board of directors.

The University of Southern Mississippi and the Gulf Coast community are invited to hear an eclectic arrangement of music pieces performed by pianist and Associate Professor Elizabeth Moak during a piano recital to be held on the University’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

The Rotary Club of Hattiesburg will host “A Night in Italy,” an annual fundraiser benefitting The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi, on Tuesday, May 3 at Southern Oaks House & Gardens.

Dr. Faye Gilbert, dean of the College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been recognized with the inaugural “Dean of the Year” award by Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) honor society.