February 23, 2019  

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Students, faculty and staff within The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Nursing and Health Professions donned red on Tuesday, Feb. 12 in support of American Heart Month and the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women initiative.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Southern Entrepreneurship Program (SEP) recently wrapped up a series of three STRIVE! workshops designed to offer budding high school entrepreneurs a deeper look into key topics like communication and market research.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) School of Music proudly presents Connoisseur Series with Presidio Brass on Thursday, Feb. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus. This free concert is presented in part by the generous support of Partners for the Arts.

University of Southern Mississippi alum Aimee Murry will serve as guest speaker for the first International Business Speaker Series of the spring semester from 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21 at Scianna Hall on the Hattiesburg campus.

The important and lasting contributions to America's story that women have made and continue to make will be recognized throughout March at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) during Women's History Month.

An extensive renovation of venerable Joseph Greene Hall on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus is nearing completion as the facility transitions from housing one major academic unit to another.

 

The estimated $13-million project is scheduled for substantial completion in April. For almost 50 years the building housed USM’s business program, but all units associated with that program moved to newly constructed Scianna Hall in 2015.

For a third time in four years, a University of Southern Mississippi faculty member has won the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools Outstanding Mentor Award. The award acknowledges and honors a full-time, tenured faculty member from its 106 CSGS-member institutions who has successfully mentored graduate students at the master’s or doctoral level in the Southern region.

Dr. Andrew Wiest, Distinguished Professor of History at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM), will be a guest speaker for a symposium Feb. 9 at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, titled "Guadalcanal: Turning Point in the Pacific.”

Preservation of Native languages will be an integral part of programming for this year’s Petal (Mississippi)-Southern Miss Powwow, to be hosted April 13-14 by The University of Southern Mississippi’s (USM) Center for American Indian Research and Studies and Golden Eagles Intertribal Society. Admission is free.

The 14th annual Richard McCarthy Lecture Series at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM), continues Tuesday, Feb. 12 when associate professor of history Dr. Allison Abra presents “Those Very Gallant Women: Gender and Espionage in World War II Europe." Presented by USM’s Dale Center for the Study of War and Society, this program will be held at 6 p.m. in the Liberal Arts Building, room 101, on the Hattiesburg campus.

The theme for this year's McCarthy Lecture Series is “Spy Games: War & Espionage in the Twentieth Century." These events are free and open to the public.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) School of Performing and Visual Arts presents its inaugural Revelry event, a multi-arts project that boasts over 40 events on Feb.15-23 at various locations.

Myths and widely-held beliefs about class and wealth in America will be examined Tuesday, Feb. 12 by acclaimed writer and social issues commentator Sarah Smarsh when she visits The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus as first speaker for its spring 2019 University Forum series.

The University of Southern Mississippi will host its annual Arbor Day celebration on Friday, Feb. 8, at 1 p.m. with the unique edible orchard serving as the event site and focus of the ceremony. The orchard is located just south of the Payne Center on the Hattiesburg campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Gulf Coast Library will host “Mississippi Sharkology: Taking a Bite Out of the Myths,” the second edition of the spring Science Café on the Coast series, Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 2 p.m. in the Gulf Coast Library, room 204, at the USM Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Humanities will host a reading by novelist and historian Katy Simpson Smith at 7 p.m. on Feb. 7 in the International Center, Room 101 on the Hattiesburg campus. The event, which is part of the school’s Visiting Writer Series, is free and open to the public.

The Dale Center for the Study of War & Society at the University of Southern Mississippi is pleased to announce that legendary journalist and war correspondent Dan Rather will deliver the 2019 Lt. Col. John H. Dale Distinguished Lecture in International Security and Global Policy on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, at 7 p.m.

The University of Southern Mississippi Advanced Trumpet Ensemble, along with Master of Music student Dayvison Costa, will compete in the Live Rounds at The National Trumpet Competition, to be held at The University of Kentucky next month.

Teens and young adults with disabilities can be surprisingly direct about their futures. Some want to go to college. Some want to work. All want to be independent and make decisions about how they will live their lives. Some young people simply need some guidance to help them decide how to achieve their choices.

Dr. Sara Rzeszutek, an associate professor of history at St. Francis College in Brooklyn, New York and author of James and Esther Cooper Jackson: Love and Courage in the Black Freedom Movement, will deliver a talk entitled “Southern Black Labor Radicalism in the Postwar Years” Thursday, Feb. 7 at 6 p.m. in room 101 of the Liberal Arts Building on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus. Admission is free.

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.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) School of Music will host all-day events of the Vocal Arts and Science Symposium on Feb. 1-2 in both Marsh Auditorium and the Intermezzo @ Woods Gallery on the Hattiesburg campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus will be closed on Tuesday, Jan. 29, due to anticipated winter weather conditions, beginning late Monday evening and continuing throughout Tuesday. Monday night classes will meet as scheduled, and operations will resume as regularly scheduled on Wednesday.

The University of Southern Mississippi continues to excel as a resource for military veterans by virtue of the latest rankings by VIQTORY, which lists USM at No. 3 nationwide among research institutions in its 2019-20 survey of Military Friendly® Schools. USM is also the highest-ranked college or university in Mississippi.

Black History Month 2019 will be observed throughout February at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach, recognizing the legacy of African-American achievements in our national history and culture.