February 22, 2017  

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The Center for Community and Civic Engagement (CCCE) at The University of Southern Mississippi has announced an expansion and name change for REACH, the University’s federal community work study program.

 

How do art and war converge to reflect what it means to be “modern” in a given era? In the aftermath of the First World War, British men and women performed modern dances as a way to push the trauma of war to the past and craft Britain’s postwar identity.

Next month, University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus instructor Dr. Greg Bradley will make his ninth trip to Cuba as an economics educator and conference presenter. With every passing visit, Bradley finds himself as much a student as he is a teacher.

 

Bradley will represent the Southern Miss College of Business as a lecturer and panelist during the Hominis 2016 conference, set for May 7-15 in Havana. He will be joined by professors from the University of Havana and the University of Vienna (Austria) to discuss the convergence of economics and psychology.

The Residence Hall Association at The University of Southern Mississippi will host a special program to highlight the issue of domestic violence at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 8 at Scianna Hall on the Hattiesburg campus. The event is free and open to the public.

The University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Association has announced that festivities for Homecoming 2016 are scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 29, when the Golden Eagle football team battles Conference-USA rival Marshall at M.M. Roberts Stadium.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi Percussion Ensemble will perform with special guest artist Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez at 8 p.m., on Monday, April 4 in the Mannoni Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $10 for General Admission, $5 for student-age, and free for students with an I.D.

The Gulf Coast community can expect to see many helping hands Saturday, April 2, as students from The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus prepare to partake in an annual day of community service called The Big Event 2016.

 

Civility Week at The University of Southern Mississippi will be held March 29-31 on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. Focused on creating a caring and civil community for all, Civility Week promotes the University’s demonstration of respect for others and the true Golden Eagle values of its students, faculty and staff.

The Office of Sustainability at The University of Southern Mississippi plans to kick recycling up a notch with the inaugural Recycling Olympics set for 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30.

 

Graduate students in a sport marketing & public relations class at The University of Southern Mississippi have teamed up with the Biloxi Shuckers’ Minor League Baseball organization for a unique promotional project that could be a home run for both parties.

 

Under the guidance of Dr. Doug Manning, assistant professor of sport management, the class has been assessing the current marketing efforts of the Shuckers to create a marketing plan in an application of theory for organizational issues. The team is the Double A affiliate of Major League Baseball’s Milwaukee Brewers.

The University of Southern Mississippi is counting down the days until its most anticipated Jazz and Blues Festival, slated for Saturday, March 26, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Held on the South Lawn on the University’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach, this free event is enjoyed by many family and friends along the Gulf Coast.

More than 100 works will be featured during the 2016 Annual Student Show set for March 23-April 8 at the Gallery of Art and Design on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus.

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 April.

More than 120 education students and alumni came to The University of Southern Mississippi Teacher Job Fair held March 4 in the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg Campus.

The inaugural Professional Sport Facilities Safety and Security Summit, held March 8-10 at The University of Southern Mississippi, accomplished all pre-conference goals and objectives, according to Dr. Lou Marciani, director of the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4).

 

“Well-qualified safety and security thought leaders were able to address critical safety and security issues facing those responsible for professional sport facilities,” said Marciani.

The scene featured a DJ, dancing, food, snappy clothes, smiles, a photo booth and red hearts everywhere. By all accounts, The STEP UP to Leadership Council’s Valentine’s Day Dance was a rousing success.

Engage Mississippi, a developing alliance of state, regional and community leaders, and the University of Southern Mississippi will host the President’s Summit on Community Engagement on Monday, April 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg campus of The University of Southern Mississippi.

Main Street Café in Collins is hosting a “Dinner for DuBard” to raise funds for the DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi on Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 6 p.m. The event will feature Mississippi Magazine editor and Easy Entertaining author Patty Roper, who will present excerpts from her book as well as sign copies for guests.

More than 80 experts in sports security have convened for an inaugural Pro Summit being held this week (March 8-10) at The University of Southern Mississippi’s National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) in Hattiesburg.

 

The Professional Sport Facilities Safety and Security Summit serves as the only annual combined meeting for professional and minor league safety and security professionals.

 

 

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.