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With deadlines approaching to apply for financial aid and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach will host FAFSA Day by offering free sessions for high school seniors and college students who need assistance to complete federal and state forms for college financial aid.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach will host a special SHOWCASE event on Tuesday, March 8 highlighting the myriad opportunities for prospective undergraduate students and their families. The event will be held from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The University of Southern Mississippi Wind Ensemble will present a concert with the Symphonic Winds on Tuesday, March 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the Mannoni Performing Arts Center Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus. The concert is free and open to the public.

 

As part of an ongoing commitment to student engagement and success, The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business hosted its third Executives On: lecture series event in Scianna Hall on March 2. The presenter was Real Estate professional and Vice Chair of the Mississippi Real Estate Commission Mark Cumbest of Cumbest Realty.

Mississippi District Health Officer Dr. Christy Sones Thornton will discuss all aspects of the Zika virus as a guest speaker at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus on Monday, March 7.

The University of Southern Mississippi has been rated as a 2016 Top Military Friendly Online College – one of only 81 to receive that designation nationally – by Military Advanced Education & Transition (MAET).

Whitney Miller, 2010 Fox TV “MasterChef” winner and University of Southern Mississippi alum, will serve as a celebrity chef for the 12th Annual Passions of the Palate event set for April 11 at the Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg.

Nearly 700 students came to the Southern Miss Career Fair last week in the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg Campus.

The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi exceeded its goals for The 2nd Annual Children’s Center Classic 10K, 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run with more than $35,000 raised and 340 participating runners.

The School of Music at The University of Southern Mississippi will be hosting Saxophone Day 2016 on Saturday, March 5. Student registration begins at 9 a.m. in the Intermezzo@Woods Gallery and events run until 7 p.m.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach has been recognized as a Platinum Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association. This is the only Platinum Level designation awarded to a Gulf Coast business or organization in 2016.

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 March.

World renowned flutists Sir James and Lady Jeanne Galway will return for their third performance with The University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra as part of a special concert on March 31 in Bennett Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus.

 

The acclaimed duo appeared free-of-charge for their second performance in 2006, as a Hurricane Katrina benefit concert. Next month’s concert, set for 7:30 p.m., will mark the 10-year anniversary of that evening of recovery.

Inspired by the theme, “Rise Up, O Flame,” The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Civic Chorale will perform two concerts this weekend that celebrate the spirit of those who have given their lives to the recovery of Hurricane Katrina -- both in death and life.

Students from 15 different high schools will converge on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory in Ocean Springs early Saturday for the 2016 Hurricane Bowl.

As part of an ongoing commitment to student engagement and success, The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business will host a multi-faceted Executives On: Lecture Series over the next three months at the University’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

The Luckyday Foundation Citizenship Scholars Program at The University of Southern Mississippi was presented with The Jon C. Dalton Institute Best Practice in Campus Programming Award at the annual conference on Feb. 5, 2016. Dr. Larry Sparkman, director of the Luckyday Program, accepted the award on behalf of the Luckyday Foundation and Program at Southern Miss.

Marshall Ramsey, author and nationally-syndicated editorial cartoonist, stopped by The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi this week to read his book “Banjo’s Dream: an A-Z children’s book starring a little brown Border Terrier who taught his owner how to dream.”

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 conference focused on learning strategies for children with significant disabilities and complex communication needs, set for April 4 – 8 at Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg.

The Center for Science and Mathematics Education will partner with Mississippi State Science & Engineering Fairs (MSEF-Region I) to host a Science and Engineering Fair for middle and high school students in grades 7-12 on Friday, Feb. 26. This all-day affair will be located in the Thad Cochran Center at The University of Southern Mississippi.

The University of Southern Mississippi has named Robert D. Gholson its new General Counsel, effective March 7, 2016, pending completion of a successful background check. Mr. Gholson will succeed Jon Mark Weathers, who won the post of Circuit Court Judge, Place 2, in last November’s election.

Samantha McCain, APR, recently joined The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi as the new communications coordinator.

The Southern Opera and Musical Theatre Company at The University of Southern Mississippi will open a new production of the sensational music drama Carmen Feb. 18 and 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mannoni Performing Arts Center Auditorium. Glorious voices, sets, costumes, props and lights are accompanied by the incomparable Symphony Orchestra in this enormous production.

December is a month filled with special occasions and, for most people, it is the month of the year to take time out of busy schedules and be mindful of others in the community who might need some extra love and care.

For AmeriCorps members, though, December is another month that members get to do what they truly love to do all year long: provide service. The TRIAD Service AmeriCorps Program members are especially thankful this month provides ample opportunities to get involved and continue to make active contributions to the community.