September 27, 2016  

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The University of Southern Mississippi’s campus radio station WUSM-FM (88.5)is offering some lucky participant a chance to win big money this fall with the WUSM 50/50 Drawing.
 

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of Food and Nutrition Systems participated in the first Mississippi Farm to School Week in collaboration with Stone County’s Child Nutrition Director Myra Rayburn.

This past summer, University of Southern Mississippi students took part in a unique study abroad experience, spending 10 days in Panama, a country rich in culture and economic growth.

When Johann Strauss conceived of his farcical operetta “Die Fledermaus” (The Bat), he might have been hard pressed to imagine all the comical improvisations and reinventions that would shape it since its debut in 1874.

 

The Southern Opera and Musical Theatre Company’s program takes it to another place literally and figuratively.

Arlen Cooper, a student in the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree program at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been selected as a Jonas Scholar by the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence.

The Southern Entrepreneurship Program, an educational outreach initiative housed within the University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Economic and Entrepreneurship Education (CEEE), commenced its sixth year of youth education during a statewide symposium held on Sept. 27. 

In recognition of October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the Mississippi Partnership for Employment (MSPE) project is emphasizing the 2012 theme, “A Strong Workforce is an Inclusive Workforce: What Can YOU Do?.”

A favorite South Mississippi music tradition returns this weekend when The University of Southern Mississippi’s campus radio station, WUSM-FM (88.5 fm), presents Roots Reunion Weekend Oct. 12-13. Admission is free to the program’s events.

University of Southern Mississippi faculty, staff and students participated in the annual Breast Cancer Awareness Parade  on the Hattiesburg campus Friday, Oct. 5. Golf carts were decorated in pink with messages of support for breast cancer research and awareness, and then paraded across campus as part of several activities scheduled at Southern Miss in conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Paint Southern Miss Pink Committee is spearheading campus efforts for these events during the month of October.

For more information on Paint Southern Miss Pink, contact Dr. Susan Bone at 601.266.5655 or e-mail susan.bone@usm.edu.

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop Saturday, Oct. 13, for residents with and without disabilities in Hinds and surrounding counties.

Paralyzed from the waist down following a 2005 car accident, Dwight Owens has shared his story of triumph over personal tragedy with thousands across the country. On Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 6:30 p.m. in Stout Hall on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus, he’ll tell that story as part of the fall 2012 University Forum series.

With its most recent gift of $20,000, the Favre 4 Hope Foundation has now contributed more than $200,000 to The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi.

The Department of Casino, Hospitality and Tourism Management at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast is offering a fully online program to earn a certificate in casino management.

Students, faculty and staff at The University of Southern Mississippi who want to prevent a bout with the flu can get an influenza vaccination at the Student Health Services clinic on the Hattesburg campus.

Dr. Raymond Scurfield, professor emeritus of social work at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, served as co-editor for two books, “War Trauma and Its Wake: Expanding the Circle of Healing” and “Healing War Trauma: A Handbook of Creative Approaches.”

Dr. Marianne Wheeldon, one of the world’s foremost authorities on French composer Claude Debussy, will give a lecture at the Thad Cochran Center Monday, Oct. 8 at 7:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann presented The University of Southern Mississippi with a check for $366,100 on Wednesday, Oct. 3 in the Aubrey K. Lucas Administration Building on the University’s Hattiesburg campus.

 

“Our colleges and universities are struggling in these lean budget times to educate our children and stay on the cutting edge of higher education,” says Secretary Hosemann. “These funds will support the University’s educational and research mission of the Gulf Coast Research Lab on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.”

Dr. Catherine Rand makes her conducting debut with The University of Southern Mississippi’s top wind band, the Wind Ensemble, on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus.

The WUSM Tailgate Concert Series continues on Saturday, Oct. 6th with T Bird and the Breaks performing before Southern Miss hosts Boise State in a nationally televised football contest at M.M. Roberts Stadium.

Lights. Camera. Action. That’s just what Southern Miss alumnus Jonathan Brannan heard when he joined the cast of the new Universal Studios motion picture, “Pitch Perfect.”

 

Brannan, a 2012 music education graduate of The University of Southern Mississippi, auditioned for and was cast in the film over a year ago. Part of a talent agency based in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, Brannan auditioned for a lot of projects, but the jobs were few and far between. 

The Mississippi Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments on the campus of the University of Southern Mississippi at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Oct. 4. A three-member panel of the court will convene at the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi Student Health Services will host Employee Wellness Days Oct. 11-12, during which time faculty and staff are encouraged to take advantage of their Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) “Healthy You” wellness benefit.  This benefit allows BCBS members to receive free screenings and immunizations based on gender and age. 

The national director of AmeriCorps, Bill Basl, will visit with University of Southern Mississippi students working with local youth as mentors and tutors through AmeriCorps at the Boys and Girls Club of Hattiesburg on Oct. 4 at 3 p.m. The Boys and Girls Club is located at 5670 U.S. Highway 49.

Dr. Cynthia Easterling, University of Southern Mississippi Senior Associate Provost, has watched a fledgling resource idea for marketing students become a genuine “must-have” across a wider scale with the fifth-edition printing of “Merchandising Mathematics for Retailing.”