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The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi and the Mapp Family Foundation will present The Children’s Center Institute, a professional development experience to take place May 9-11 at Parkway Heights United Methodist Church in Hattiesburg.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Kinesiology, in conjunction with the Golden Key International Honour Society, will host a fully online information fair about its graduate programs Wednesday, March 22 between 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. CST..

Dr. Katherine Nugent, Dean of the College of Nursing at The University of Southern Mississippi, has added another sparkling honor to her illustrious career with induction in the Mississippi Nurses’ Association Hall of Fame.

The University of Southern Mississippi has earned a No. 8 ranking nationally for its online Master of Science in Nutrition and Food Systems by GradSource.com.

 

Years of dreaming, planning, and engineering culminated today (Friday, March 3) with the official dedication of Asbury Hall – The University of Southern Mississippi’s state-of-the-art nursing building.

 

Special ceremonies on the Hattiesburg campus included a ribbon-cutting and tour of the facility. Faculty and staff in the College of Nursing began moving into the $31-million building last November. Classes were held for the first time when the current semester got underway in January.

 

The DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi is hosting Missing Links in Academics, a two-day workshop for educators March 7-8 on the Hattiesburg campus.

James Fox, a student in The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Kinesiology, is a finalist for a national physical education major award. Fox will be recognized at the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) Convention in Boston in March.

Recent graduates of the Family Nurse Practitioner program at The University of Southern Mississippi received a 100 percent pass rate on the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) exam.

 

Joann Judge, a physical education instructor in the School of Kinesiology at The University of Southern Mississippi, is evaluating a method that could influence how physical education is taught to children with autism spectrum disorder.

Dr. Kimberly Ward, assistant professor in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been elected chair of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Medicaid Committee.

Moffitt Health Center, a full service primary care clinic at The University of Southern Mississippi, has achieved reaccreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).

 

Accreditation distinguishes this primary care facility from many other outpatient facilities by providing the highest quality of care to its patients as determined by an independent, external process of evaluation. Status as an accredited organization means Moffitt Health Center has met nationally recognized standards for the provision of quality health care set by AAAHC.

 

Samantha DiMaggio, an exercise science master’s student in The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Kinesiology, is helping lead a campus-wide health program.

Samantha DiMaggio, an exercise science master’s student in The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Kinesiology, is helping lead a campus-wide health program.

Dr. Kathy Yadrick, professor of nutrition and food systems and part-time associate dean for research, has accepted full-time duties as associate dean of the College of Health at The University of Southern Mississippi.

South Korean college students So-Hyun Lee and Hye-wan Gwon got their first taste of southern fried catfish, coupled with an introduction to The University of Southern Mississippi’s Nurse Anesthesia Program, during a recent visit to Hattiesburg. By all accounts, they enjoyed each sampling immensely.

University of Southern Mississippi Provost Dr. Steven Moser has announced the appointment of Dr. Trent Gould as dean of The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Health, pending the approval of the Board of Trustees of the State Institutions of Higher Learning.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Nurse Anesthesia Program welcomed its newest cohort to the Hattiesburg campus for orientation earlier this month. The new class consists of 20 students, forming the program’s fifth group since being established in 2012.

 

 

For the next three years, these students will learn didactic anesthesia principles in the classroom and practice their skills in clinical settings throughout the State of Mississippi. 

 

The DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi is hosting a two-day multisensory math workshop, offering hands-on, evidence-based strategies for meeting the needs of all students in critical skill areas. General education teachers working in math from basic skills to algebra, elementary school math teachers, speech-language pathologists, special education teachers, and academic language therapists are encouraged to attend.

The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi will host its 3rd Annual Children’s Center Classic on Feb. 25.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi has been deemed a White House Healthy Campus due to the work of the Mississippi Health Access Collaborative (MHAC), an effort of the School of Social Work’s Center for Discovery, Integration, and Transformation.

Dr. Marjorie Geisz-Everson, assistant professor and interim director of the Nurse Anesthesia Program in The University of Southern Mississippi College of Nursing, has been elected to Distinguished Fellowship of the National Academies of Practice (NAP) in Nursing.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Nursing has been recognized as one of the nation’s best online graduate nursing programs in rankings recently released by U.S. News & World Report. In its 2017 rankings edition, U.S. News places the Southern Miss College of Nursing at No. 57 nationally – the highest spot for any Mississippi college or university.

The Mississippi Department of Human Services (MDHS) has contracted with The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies (IDS) for the Mississippi Early Childhood Inclusion Center (MECIC). The MECIC is a statewide program that will provide quality training and technical assistance to early childhood educators who teach infant, toddler, and preschoolers and serve young children with disabilities in their childcare centers and preschool programs.

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) Board of Trustees reaffirmed the accreditation of The University of Southern Mississippi (USM), during its annual meeting in Atlanta, Dec. 3-6, 2016.

 

SACSCOC is the acknowledged accrediting body for degree-granting institutions (public, private for-profit and private not-for-profit) in the southeastern United States and is recognized by the United States Department of Education to conduct accreditation activities. SACSCOC, through a peer review process, conducts a comprehensive review of its nearly 800 member institutions every 10 years.