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The School of Kinesiology at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus will host an open house highlighting its graduate programs Wednesday, March 2 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the Kinesiology Building, room 203.

The event is an opportunity for prospective graduate students to learn about the different programs offered, research opportunities, financial aid and more. Current students, faculty and staff will be on hand to answer questions. Refreshments will be available.

Challenged to develop a plan for combatting obesity and health issues in Mississippi, a team of students from The University of Southern Mississippi devised a strategy that propelled them to victory in the second annual Social Business Challenge competition held earlier this month in Jackson.

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.

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

A $196,800 grant from the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation is helping to extend a culture of wellness on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. The extension of the Health is Golden campaign, originally launched on USM’s campus in Hattiesburg, is providing recreational activities, wellness programs and educational services to students, faculty and staff.

 

On Thursday, February 11, Southern Miss officials launched the Health is Golden at Gulf Park campaign with a check presentation by the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation to the University.

A faculty member and student from the College of Health are The University of Southern Mississippi’s recipients of the annual Higher Education Appreciation Day, Working for Academic Excellence (HEADWAE) award.

Dr. Elaine Molaison, professor and chair of the Department of Nutrition and Food Systems, and junior exercise science major John Davenport of Moss Bluff, La. are recipients of the HEADWAE Outstanding Faculty and Students Awards. They were honored the Mississippi Legislature and at a luncheon Feb. 2 in Jackson.

Runners, walkers and friends of The Children's Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi will join together on Saturday, Feb. 27 for The 2nd Annual Children's Center Classic 10K, 5K, and 1-Mile Fun Run.

DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi is hosting two educational sessions for educators, parents and administrators this month including Conscious Discipline on Feb. 18 and Missing Links in Academics on Feb. 23-24.

The online graduate nursing program at The University of Southern Mississippi has been included among the nation’s Top 100 in a recent ranking by U.S. News & World Report. This marks the online program's first appearance in the national rankings.

Tamara Wright, a student in The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Kinesiology, has been selected for the prestigious Dr. Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program. The program prepares undergraduate students for doctoral studies through research projects and scholarly activities.

The Inaugural Gala for Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves held earlier this month in Jackson provided an opportunity for Freddie White-Johnson, program director of the Mississippi Network for Cancer Control at The University of Southern Mississippi, to discuss health disparities with many of the state’s elected leaders.

White-Johnson, who also serves as director of the Fannie Lou Hamer Cancer Foundation, emphasized the need for additional fund to address cancer (breast, cervical, colorectal, and prostate) health disparities – particularly in the Mississippi Delta.

The Master of Public Health at The University of Southern Mississippi ranks No.20 among the 30 most affordable public health master’s programs in a list compiled by Healthcare Administration Degree Programs.

University of Southern Mississippi doctoral students Dave Krzeminski and Nadine Lippa earned internships at Adidas headquarters in Germany.

Krzeminski and Lippa presented their research in the United Kingdom at the 2014 Conference of the International Sports Engineering Association (ISEA). After presenting, they were approached by the senior director of engineering at Adidas, Tim Lucas, and asked on the spot if they were interested in completing a six-month internship at the world headquarters in Herzogenaurach, Germany.

After three arduous years of classroom and clinical requirements, 18 students have excelled to become the inaugural graduates of the Nurse Anesthesia Program in The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Nursing.

 

The graduates will receive their doctorate of nursing practice during the University’s 2015 Fall Commencement ceremony on Friday, Dec. 11 at Reed Green Coliseum on the Hattiesburg campus. Having completed the program, the graduates are eligible to take the national certification exam to become Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA).

The quick actions of three athletic training students from The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Kinesiology saved a woman’s life Oct. 24.

The School of Social Work at The University of Southern Mississippi hosted the 44th annual Alabama/Mississippi Social Work Education Conference Oct. 29-30 in the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg Campus. More than 350 students and professionals attended the event.

The week of Nov. 2-7 has been designated as “Children’s Center Week” at the Half Shell Oyster House in Hattiesburg with a portion of proceeds benefitting The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi.

The School of Kinesiology at The University of Southern Mississippi saw homecoming as an opportunity to share the social and physical benefits of activity with its campus community.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Kinesiology will host the 82nd annual Mississippi Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (MAHPERD) Convention Nov. 5-6 in the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg campus.

The School of Kinesiology at The University of Southern Mississippi welcomes a new senior secretary to its staff and Student Success Center.

Dr. Marjuyua Lartey-Rowser, registered dietitian and research scientist at the Institute of Child Nutrition, Applied Research Division (ICN, ARD), a research center of The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Health, works to ensure schools provide healthy meals and maintain strong student participation in meal programs.

Dr. Janie Butts and Dr. Karen Rich, both members of the nursing faculty at The University of Southern Mississippi, were invited presenters at the University of South Alabama’s Sigma Theta Tau (international Honor Society for nursing) chapter meeting on Sept. 17. Their presentation was titled: “Theoretical Foundation in DNP Education.”

Students, faculty and staff at The University of Southern Mississippi's Gulf Park campus in Long Beach can now receive primary health care from Student Health Services physicians located on the Hattiesburg campus through a telehealth connection set up and maintained by the Center for Telehealth at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC).

Dr. John Bailey, a professor in the Nurse Anesthesia Program at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been accepted to full membership in the American Society for Investigative Pathology (ASIP), the leading professional society in the United States for biomedical scientists who investigate the basic mechanisms of disease.