March 25, 2019  

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University of Southern Mississippi students and alumni will have a special opportunity to learn more about employment possibilities during the annual “Careers on the Coast” Networking and Job Fair set for Tuesday, March 19 at the University’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

The smooth sounds of local jazz and blues musicians will soon fill the coastal air as The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Gulf Park Campus hosts its 11th Annual Jazz and Blues Festival on Saturday, March 30, 2019.

Science Café on the Coast will present “Earthquakes: There’s a Whole Lot of Shaking Going On” on Tuesday, March 26 at 6 p.m. at the Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library.

Dr. David Holt will discuss the New Madrid Seismic Zone that could affect eight states, including Mississippi. The New Madrid fault system has the potential to produce powerful earthquakes (6+ on the Richter scale) in addition to the minor quakes recorded yearly.

An education partnership agreement between The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) and the U.S. Navy’s Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division, Newport (NUWCDIVNPT) hopes to encourage and enhance study in many scientific disciplines.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Scientist Danielle Bailey was recently selected to join the 2019 Ocean Exploration Trust’s (OET) Science Communication Fellowship Program.

Dr. Steve Miller, Vice President for The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Gulf Park campus and Pam Moeller, Director of External Affairs for USM’s School of Ocean Science and Engineering, have been selected for the 403rd Wing Honorary Commander Program at Keesler Air Force Base (AFB).

Approximately 550 University of Southern Mississippi students embraced the spirit of volunteerism last Saturday (Feb. 23) as participants in the annual Big Event community service program.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Library at its Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach is presenting the exhibit “Fun-Da-Mental Adventure in Art, Studies from the Last Three Years,” by Gulf Coast artist Milton Williams. The exhibit is on display on the first and second floors of the Gulf Coast Library through April. 

Atlanta-based Resurgens Theatre Company will present Thomas Middleton and William Rowley’s The Changeling on Monday, Feb. 25 at 5:30 p.m. in the Fleming Education Center Auditorium on The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach.

Too few social workers in South Mississippi is a problem – but also an opportunity, judging from the results of a recently completed grant project between the University of Southern Mississippi and Coastal Family Health Center.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Gulf Coast Library will host “Mississippi Sharkology: Taking a Bite Out of the Myths,” the second edition of the spring Science Café on the Coast series, Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 2 p.m. in the Gulf Coast Library, room 204, at the USM Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach.

Black History Month 2019 will be observed throughout February at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach, recognizing the legacy of African-American achievements in our national history and culture.

Pam Moeller, Director of External Relations for The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Ocean Science and Engineering, has been selected to take part in the 2019 Class of Leadership Mississippi.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus premieres its spring 2019 Cultural Arts Series, "Representing the Experiences of Women, From the English Renaissance to Right Now," on Monday, Jan. 28 at 5:30 p.m. with a pop-up art exhibition and gallery talk. This is the first of three events in the Cultural Arts Series.

 

From the opening of new facilities, to a substantial enrollment increase, to success on the athletic fields, the year 2018 proved to be dynamic and memorable at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM).

Students, faculty and staff from The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Gulf Park campus in Long Beach are making the upcoming holiday season a little brighter for several local families.

Social work students at The University of Southern Mississippi registered 420 new voters during a class project/promotional blitz, but it was clearly more special to a handful of those newly enfranchised citizens.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s (USM) Marine Education Center (MEC) received the 2018 Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) for its new $16-million facility in Ocean Springs.

 

The award honors new construction projects and specifically those that were built with sustainability at the forefront of the design.

 

“I am my own muse. The subject I know best. The subject I want to better.” – Frida Kahlo

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Individuality and self-expression are powerful avenues for individuals to showcase who they are, what they believe in and their interests. Sometimes though, individuals with disabilities are hindered in their attempts to express themselves.

Captain Brian Connon, U.S. Navy (ret) has been named the director of The University of Southern Mississippi’s (USM) Hydrographic Science Research Center (HSRC).

 

Connon joined the HSRC in September 2018 after a 28-year career as a naval officer. A graduate of USM's Hydrographic Science Master's Degree program, he commanded the Navy's Fleet Survey Team and was Superintendent of the U.S. Naval Observatory. Before becoming the HSRC Director, he served as director of the Maritime Safety Office at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.

David Cochran and Joohee Lee have a pretty good idea about how prepared Mississippi Gulf Coast residents are for the next Big One, whether it be a natural or a manmade disaster.

 

The short answer: Less and less prepared every day, as the memories of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 diminish – and as the turnover in population produces new residents who never experienced the disasters in the first place. 

The Gulf Coast Library at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach is hosting “The Gulf of America,” an art exhibit featuring the work of award-winning Bay St. Louis artist Herb Willey. Sixty original transparent watercolor paintings, set on the Gulf Coast, will be on display until Nov. 22. The community is invited to a reception Oct. 18 from 4:30-6 p.m. in the Gulf Coast Library. 

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) celebrated the opening of the new $12.2-million Marine Research Center (MRC) Friday, Sept. 21, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Port of Gulfport.

 

Located on Highway 90 at the Port’s entrance, the new research center is the centerpiece for a new maritime blue economy in South Mississippi. The MRC provides shoreside support to USM’s 135-foot oceanographic research vessel, the R/V Point Sur, and to a number of academic programs.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Office of Sustainability has a packed lineup of events on tap in October on its Hattiesburg and Gulf Park campuses as part of National Campus Sustainability Month.