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The Gulf Coast Center for Child Development (GCCCD), a dual-purpose early childhood education and care center of The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus, will be visited by Wild at Heart Rescue, a local wildlife rescue group based out of Vancleave, Miss.

The University of Southern Mississippi represented well at the annual state conference for the Public Relations Association of Mississippi (PRAM), held April 6-8 in Jackson, taking home nine awards, including a sweep of the competition’s top prizes. The Judges’ Choice Award, the Professional Achievement Award and the Student of the Year Award, were among the honors won by USM.

University of Southern Mississippi Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Steven R. Moser has announced the selection of Kate Howard as the University’s Assistant Vice President and Dean of Admissions, effective June 27, 2016, following a national search. The appointment is pending IHL Board approval.

 

Each year, during the first week of April, the American Public Health Association recognizes the benefits of public health and highlights issues important to improving the nation during National Public Health Week (NPHW). This year, students in the Department of Public Health, brought the national event to The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Health recognized student success during its annual Student Awards Night held Tuesday, April 12 at the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg campus.

The event is an opportunity for each school and department in the college to award outstanding students for their academic accomplishments and extracurricular activities.  

The highly successful McNair Scholars Program at The University of Southern Mississippi is saying farewell to a devoted advocate and hello to a new home as the program enters an exciting transitional phase.

The Rotary Club of Hattiesburg will host “A Night in Italy,” an annual fundraiser benefitting The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi, on Tuesday, May 3 at Southern Oaks House & Gardens.

Melissa Ziegler, instructor of kinesiotherapy in the School of Kinesiology at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been selected as a Medical Fitness Network industry expert.
Medical Fitness Network’s (MFN) industry experts are fitness and health care professionals recognized by their peers as experts in their fields of study.

Students in the School of Social Work at The University of Southern Mississippi presented and won awards at the Mississippi chapter of the National Association of Social Workers conference, held March 23- 25 at the Golden Nugget Casino Hotel in Biloxi.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Health is Golden initiative, in conjunction with its Department of Public Health, will present a community health fair Saturday, April 2 from 9 a.m. – noon at Parkway Heights United Methodist Church in Hattiesburg. The church is located at 2420 Hardy St.

The Education, Empower, Enroll (E3) Health Initiative, a partnership between the city of Hattiesburg and The University of Southern Mississippi's School of Social Work, helped insure more than 3,000 Hattiesburg community members.

Students from The University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of Nutrition and Food Systems are providing educational sessions to the teachers and parents of Hawkins Elementary School in Hattiesburg.

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.

The University of Southern Mississippi has awarded a teaching grant to Dr. Holly Huye, assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Systems, for her proposal “Integrating the Humanities across the Nutrition and Dietetics Curriculum: An Active Learning Experience for Students and Faculty.”

Sarah Case-Price, director of The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi, was recently selected for the Area Development Partnership’s 2016 Leadership Pinebelt class.

 

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.

James Fox, a physical education major and Dr. Evelyn Gordon, assistant professor of sport coaching education in The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Kinesiology, will meet with their Congressional representatives in Washington, D.C. for SHAPE America’s – Society of Health and Physical Educators 8th annual SPEAK Out! Day, March 1-2.

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.

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 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 combating 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.