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On Friday, Oct. 9, The University of Southern Mississippi’s Live Oak Writing Project will host a Student Writer Workshop designed to help students strengthen their writing skills and to assist students preparing submissions for the Scholastic Writing Awards. The workshop will be held in Lloyd Hall on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach from 9 until 11:30 a.m.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Office of University Communications has been honored with three awards from the Southern Public Relations Federation (SPRF). The honors included the federation’s top award, the Lantern, for University Communications work on the website, Choose.USM.edu, as well as Awards of Excellence for the “Choose Southern Miss” advertising campaign, and a series of USM research videos.

University of Southern Mississippi alumna Ashley Rea (formerly Ashley Cockerham) has recently been named Communication Manager at Sanderson Farms, a position responsible for leading the company’s newly-formed Corporate Communication Department and all of its associated responsibilities.

The legacy of Herbert Johnston’s lifetime of service to his country will live on through an endowed scholarship established with The University of Southern Mississippi Foundation by his widow Anna Mae McNeece Johnston of Benton, Miss. and family.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Small Business Development Center will join forces with the Gulf Coast center to conduct a series of Business 101 workshops in October.

Registration is underway for the 13th Annual Southern Miss Comcast Golf Classic to be held Oct. 10 at Canebrake Country Club in Hattiesburg, Miss.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach is currently undergoing renovations that will, once complete, increase access to and from campus from Highway 90.

Everyone is invited to get all dolled up in your dapper threads for a night on the town at the 3rd Annual DuBard School Speakeasy, on Friday, Oct. 9. This 1920’s themed event is hosted by the DuBard School for Language Disorders, a United Way agency, at The University of Southern Mississippi.

A commitment to help elevate The University of Southern Mississippi will remain a guiding force for Stace Mercier as she transitions from interim Executive Director of the USM Foundation to a permanent role as the Foundation’s chief officer.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi announced today that it will be competing in the 2015 Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge.  A total of 59 schools representing 30 states will participate in the 2015 event, kicking off this fall.

Young adults with and without disabilities in Hancock and Harrison counties will have a new opportunity to work in the community as part of an AmeriCorps service program.

The University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra opens its 96th season Thursday, Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m. in Mannoni Performing Arts Center on the Hattiesburg campus. In true gala opening style, patrons are encouraged to dress in their best fashion for this special opening entitled, “New Acquaintances and Old Friends.”

 

“Similar to glamorous openings at the Metropolitan Opera and New York City Ballet, this is the Pine Belt’s chance to ramp up the glamor and enjoy a first rate musical evening with the incomparable Symphony Orchestra,” said Jay Dean, music director.

University of Southern Mississippi students work in the community garden at Thames Elementary School as part of the #WeAreHattie Day of Service project on Friday, Sept. 11. The USM Center for Community and Civic Engagement partnered with the City of Hattiesburg and other local organizations to provide volunteer services in conjunction with the national 9/11 Day of Service.

Photos by Christopher Ferrell

The University of Southern Mississippi will present a Faculty Artist Series performance of the Logio Duo on Sunday, Sept. 20 at 4 p.m. in Marsh Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus.

For nine Hattiesburg High students, the first-day-of-school jitters were different than for most seniors.

 

Instead of starting their last year of secondary school studying customary classwork, these students began a new pilot program in Mississippi called Project SEARCH Southern Miss.

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop Saturday, Oct. 10, for any residents in Hinds and surrounding counties interested in buying a home. The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Andrew Jackson Conference Room on the first floor of the Warren Hood Building at 200 South President Street in Jackson.

Moving into the space age — that’s how Southern Miss alumnus Chuck Scianna describes the University of Southern Mississippi College of Business’ move from Joseph Greene Hall into the building that bears his family’s name.

 

Another way to describe it is transformative.

 

The 93,000-square-foot facility has already taken its place along Highway 49 as one of the Hattiesburg campus’ signature buildings, but it’s the effect the facility will have on current and future business students that promises to change south Mississippi, the region and perhaps the nation.

The Connoisseur’s Chamber Music Series is committed to bringing to the Hattiesburg and The University of Southern Mississippi communities the very best in national and international artists.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at The University of Southern Mississippi is Hattiesburg will host a fall meeting and social  Thursday, Sept. 3 at 1:30 p.m. The event is open to those interested in learning more about the organization.

Miss Mississippi Hannah Roberts, a recent University of Southern Mississippi graduate, has been named a finalist in both the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) scholarship competition and Quality of Life category at the Miss America Pageant.

 

USM ‘s “Chemistry Queen” is a biochemistry graduate, national Goldwater Scholarship winner and a former Honors College student at Southern Miss.

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop Saturday, Sept. 12, for anyone in Wayne and surrounding counties interested in buying a home.

The University of Southern Mississippi Center for Community and Civic Engagement Volunteer Fair will be held Thursday, Sept. 3 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the R.C. Cook Union Lobby on the Hattiesburg campus.

To say the Small Business Development Center at The University of Southern Mississippi has performed successfully this year would be akin to saying Brett Favre enjoyed a decent NFL career. Major understatements on both accounts.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) is pleased to announce that Indiana University is now the 11th institution in the nation to earn the prestigious Sport Event Security Aware (SESA) designation.