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Last week, University of Southern Mississippi’s (USM) spring 2019 graduates moved their commencement cap tassels to the left and then walked right into a future full of possibility and opportunity, where they can use their newly-earned education and experiences from their alma mater to succeed.


Four spring commencement ceremonies were held, including the inaugural Graduate School graduation on USM’s Hattiesburg campus Thursday, May 9 at Reed Green Coliseum; two on Friday, May 10 for undergraduates at the Hattiesburg campus, also held at Reed Green Coliseum; and one on Saturday, May 11 at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum for undergraduate and graduate students at USM’s Gulf Park Campus and Gulf Coast teaching and research sites.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Wellness Council aims to help make the closing days of the spring semester less hectic for students, faculty and staff when it hosts free activities during its “Stress Less Week” on the Hattiesburg campus April 29 – May 1.

University Libraries’ Special Collections at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is hosting an exhibit opening to highlight exhibits curated by three Southern Miss students on April 17 from 4 - 5 p.m. in McCain Library and Archives, room 305.

Special Collections leads a program that provides students the opportunity to curate mini-exhibits featuring materials from the collections. Students learn how to select items for display, install the materials, write labels and exhibit text, and publicize the exhibit.

On Tuesday, April 9 at 5:30 p.m., Science Café on the Coast will present a history of the Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum at the Long Beach City Hall. Corey Christy, the museum’s outreach program director, will discuss interesting facts about the seafood industry on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and what a visit to the museum can teach you.

Though an unintended agent for the advancement civil rights, the U.S. military’s acceptance of individuals among its ranks over the last several decades, regardless of race, gender or sexual orientation, has made it one of the country’s most powerful vehicles for social change.

That phenomena will be the subject of the spring 2019 Sam Barefield Lecture at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) when Dr. Heather Stur, USM’s Gen Buford “Buff” Blount Professor in Military History, presents "The U.S. Military and Civil Rights: Pragmatic Progressivism" Thursday, April 11 from 3-4 p.m. in the Gonzales Auditorium (room 108) of the Liberal Arts Building on the Hattiesburg campus.  This free event, open to the public, is made possible with support from the Sam Barefield and Fairchild Lecture funds and is part of USM’s Philosophy and Religion Forum series.

The School of Education at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) will host a free book talk by USM alumnus Julian Walker Thursday, April 4 from 6-8 p.m. in the Shelby Thames Polymer Science Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus. A local actor, author and activist, Walker will discuss the collection of poems in his work “A Year Without You,” in which he chronicles his journey toward personal healing.

An annual event memorializing members of The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) community who passed away during the academic year, the Fallen Eagle Memorial Service, will be held at 5:30 p.m. today (Monday, April 1) at the university’s Thad Cochran Center, room 214 on the Hattiesburg campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Student Government Association (SGA), the Shafer Center for Crisis Intervention, Student Counseling Services, and the Committee on Services and Resources for Women (CSRW) have collaborated to bring back the "What Were You Wearing?" Survivor Art Installation for Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2019.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) School of Psychology is co-sponsoring a special colloquium with Pine Grove Behavioral and Addiction Services featuring Dr. Stan Brodsky, professor emeritus at the University of Alabama, April 11 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Trent Lott National Center, room 103 on the USM Hattiesburg campus, with registration in the lobby. His presentation is titled “Testifying in Court: The Expert Expert Witness” and will be followed by a question and answer session.

One of the top criminal activities in the world, human trafficking, will be the focus of The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Center for Human Rights and Civil Liberties’ 4th conference, “Human Trafficking: Awareness and Action” set for Friday April 5 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 6 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. in rooms 101-102 of the Liberal Arts Building on the USM Hattiesburg campus. This free event is open to the public.

An accomplished and highly regarded media and business professional will speak at the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Wednesday, April 10, about his 35-year career, focusing on diversity, public education, and the Mississippi economy.

Ronnie Agnew, executive director of Mississippi Public Broadcasting (MPB), will present “Tales from the Field: From Sharecropper’s Son to News Executive” from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the Thames Polymer Science Research Center, room 101 on the Hattiesburg campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Philosophy and Religion Forum continues Tuesday, April 2 when Tucker Carrington, executive director of the Mississippi Innocence Project (MIP) will present "Mona Lisa Vito & Two Mississippi Babies: Forensic Science, Medicine and the Law." This free program will be held at 6:30 p.m. in room 108 of the Liberal Arts Building on the USM Hattiesburg campus, and the public is invited.

The Arts Institute of Mississippi (AIM) at The University of Southern Mississippi, established the AIM Awards to salute and honor the accomplishments of outstanding high school level arts teachers, schools, and organizations that are making an impact through exemplary achievements in arts education throughout the state of Mississippi.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s (USM) Mississippi Humanities Council (MHC) Teacher of the Year nominee, Assistant Professor of History Dr. Allison Abra, will present the MHC lecture “Overlooked No More: Women’s History in the Classroom and Beyond” Tuesday, March 19 at 5 p.m. in the Liberal Arts Building, room 108 on the Hattiesburg campus. Held also in conjunction with Women's History Month events at USM, admission to this event is free.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Symphonic Winds presents its third performance of the 2018-2019 academic year on Tuesday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mannoni Performing Arts Center Auditorium. This concert is free and open to the public.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Theatre program will host the 14th annual Midsummer Musical Theatre Experience July 8-19 on its Hattiesburg campus, and applications are now being accepted.

Members of The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) family and local residents will step forward April 13 in a show of love and remembrance for those who have taken their own life, or in support of individuals suffering with mental illness or addiction, at the “Out of the Darkness” walk to be held at the Thad Cochran 5K Trail on the Hattiesburg campus. Supported by the USM School of Psychology, the event begins with on-site registration at 8 a.m.; the walk starts at 9 a.m.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Wind Ensemble presents its Concerto Concert on March 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mannoni Performing Arts Center (MPAC) on the Hattiesburg campus. This event is free and is open to the public.

The conclusion of the 14th annual Richard McCarthy Lecture Series at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) will feature a presentation by author and historian Dr. Larry Berman, based on his book "Perfect Spy: The Incredible Double Life of Pham Xuan An, Time Magazine Reporter and Vietnamese Communist Agent,” Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 6 p.m. in the Liberal Arts Building 101. Admission is free.

University Libraries at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) and the USM Food Research Group will host the 5th annual Edible Book Festival in the Cook Library Learning Commons Gallery Monday, April 1 on the Hattiesburg campus, beginning at 10 a.m.

The War & Society Roundtable, jointly sponsored by The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) History Program’s Dale Center for the Study of War and Society and the Hattiesburg Public Library, continues today, Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. when Dr. Heather Stur, associate professor and Blount Professor of Military History at USM, leads a discussion on Seafaring Women: Adventures of Pirate Queens, Female Stowaways, and Sailors’ Wives by David Cordingly. Admission to War & Society Roundtables is free.

The University of Southern Mississippi will present Pearl Cleage’s "Blues for an Alabama Sky" at the Hartwig Theatre in the Hattiesburg campus, with performances set for Feb. 21, 22, and 23 at 7:30 p.m. and on Feb. 23 and 24 at 2 p.m.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Art and Design Visiting Professionals Series presents artist Sarah Lutz on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 11:30 a.m. in the George Hurst Building, room 123. This free event is presented in part by the generous support of Partners for the Arts.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) School of Music presents its Connoisseur Series featuring Jovino Santos Neto and his Quinteto on Wednesday, Feb. 20. This free concert is set for 7:30 p.m. in Marsh Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus.