February 24, 2018  

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The University of Southern Mississippi Center for Military Veterans, Service Members and Families has launched a new program – the Golden Eagle Veteran Network – designed to create a resourceful bridge between the University’s student-veterans and the Hattiesburg community.

From a young girl doodling on her notepad to shaping steel as an art student at The University of Southern Mississippi, Kelsey Wishik has engaged in creative action as long as she can remember.

University of Southern Mississippi residential students have an opportunity to donate up to two guest “swipes” from their Eagle Dining meal plans as part of a new campaign to Swipe Out Hunger.

U.S. News & World Report has ranked the nation’s best online higher education programs and The University of Southern Mississippi’s online Nursing and Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs have received high praise.

The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies is hosting a free nutrition education workshop for people with disabilities and their families in the Gulf Coast area on Friday, Feb. 16.

Dr. Kelly Lucas, Director of The University of Southern Mississippi’s Thad Cochran Marine Aquaculture Center, spoke in Washington recently on the importance of aquaculture in the United States.

A new marker on the Mississippi Freedom Trail memorializes Clyde Kennard, the first African-American student known to apply for admission to The University of Southern Mississippi.

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 February, 2018.

 

Dr. Katherine Cochran, associate professor of English at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been named editor of The Southern Quarterly, a prestigious independent journal published at Southern Miss since 1962 that focuses on the interdisciplinary study of Southern culture.

John Little has been there himself.

“I grew up a (University of North Dakota) Fighting Sioux fan,” says Little, 30, the co-director of a documentary about the appropriation of Native American names and images by sports teams. The film, “More Than a Word,” was screened Jan. 30 at the University of Southern Mississippi.

The University of Southern Mississippi is once again gearing up to participate in RecycleMania 2018, a national recycling competition that pits colleges and universities against each other for the title of top recycler. The competition will be held Feb. 4 – March 31.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus will celebrate the important contributions of African-Americans during Black History Month through several programs and events Feb. 1-27. The 2018 Black History Month features the theme “Black Excellence.”

First-year dental students and University of Southern Mississippi alums, Samantha Allen  and Heather Fairley were recently awarded the Mississippi Rural Dentists Scholarship valued at $35,000 per year for their training at the University of Mississippi.

Comprised of soloists from around the country, the Austin (Texas)-based, Grammy Award-winning and internationally recognized Conspirare will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 28, in the Mannoni Performing Arts Center on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg Campus.

 

As the southern-most stop on its nationwide tour, the ensemble presents, Considering Matthew Shepard, composed by the group’s founder and artistic director, Craig Hella Johnson.

There was a time when Pass Christian (Miss.) High School Principal and University of Southern Mississippi alum Dr. Robyn Killebrew tried running from education. Today, the popular and highly respected educator wholeheartedly embraces the concept.

A University of Southern Mississippi faculty member has received a prestigious recognition from his graduate school alma mater.

Dr. Michael Madson, professor of counseling psychology and director of undergraduate studies in the Southern Miss Department of Psychology, was named recipient of the Marquette (Wisc.) University National Award Recipient with an achievement award from its College of Education’s Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology program. He is a previous recipient of the college’s Young Alumnus of the Year Award.

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop Wednesday, Feb. 7, for any residents in Jones and surrounding counties interested in buying a home. The workshop will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Laurel Housing Authority at 50 Brown Circle in Laurel. Citizens National Bank and the Laurel Housing Authority are co-sponsors of the workshop.

The Hattiesburg Alumni Chapter and The University of Southern Mississippi Chapter of Kappa Iota of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. will host its annual Founders’ Day Program at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 3, at the Trent Lott Center on USM’s Hattiesburg campus. The highlight of the program is the Coca-Cola Achievement Awards.

 

The Children’s Center for Communication and Development (CCCD) at The University of Southern Mississippi will hold its annual TCC Classic I CAN! Run Saturday, Feb. 17, with the race beginning at 9 a.m. and starting and ending at Pride Field on the Southern Miss Hattiesburg campus. Race-day registration begins at 7:30 a.m.

The University of Southern Mississippi has joined a Department of Energy funded university consortium led by the University of Louisiana at Lafayette that will address knowledge gaps connected to the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale (TMS).

The creative bent of Pine Belt artisans and do-it-yourselfers will be on display Saturday, Feb. 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the inaugural Hattiesburg ‘Mini-Maker Faire,’ to be held at the historic Hattiesburg Train Depot. Presented by Hub City Makers, the event will be co-sponsored by The University of Southern Mississippi’s Mississippi Polymer Institute (MPI) and School of Computing, Cooperative Energy, Makezine.com, Mississippi Defense Diversification Initiative, Multicraft and Chemours.

Perhaps, it is a stretch to say The University of Southern Mississippi has developed an employment pipeline for students with Fortune 500 company Cintas. Then again, maybe not. Especially when considering the fact that 147 USM graduates have been hired by Cintas over the past 10 years.

David Lee, owner and CEO of Service Master Cleaning Alternatives, will serve as grand marshal for the 33rd Annual Southern Miss Coca-Cola Classic Rodeo set for Feb. 16-17 at the James Lynn Cartlidge Forrest County Multi-Purpose Center.

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop Saturday, Feb. 3 for any residents in Hinds and surrounding counties interested in buying a home.