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The Gulf Research Program of the National Academies of Sciences awarded a project led by University of Southern Mississippi researchers with $507,000 in data synthesis grants. The two-year grant will go towards a project working to advance marsh preservation and restoration in the northern Gulf of Mexico.

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.

eVerifile’s partner, The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4), offers the nation’s first comprehensive sport and special event security credential for front line venue and event staff.  

The masters in Sport Management online degree program at The University of Southern Mississippi has been ranked among the nation’s best in a recent report by OnlineColleges.net

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.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business co-sponsored the Minority Women Entrepreneurs’ Forum on December 1, 2015 at the Island View Casino Beach Tower in Gulfport, Miss.

Students from The University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of Theatre recently attended a special workshop at Mississippi State University in Starkville as part of the “Mississippi Cotton: Weaving Futures” partnership.

The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies’ advisory council, the Community Partnership Advisory Council (CPAC), was recognized at the 2015 Association for University Centers on Disability (AUCD) Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. on November 23.

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).

Career Services at The University of Southern Mississippi recently received a $2,500 gift from Enterprise Holdings Foundation.

An assistant professor and two graduate students from The University of Southern Mississippi recently were awarded a Love of Learning award worth $500 each from The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi — the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. The awards were given to 80 Phi Kappa Phi members nationwide.

The School of Music at the University of Southern Mississippi has been selected as an official site for the National String Project Consortium (NSPC). This coalition of string project sites based at colleges and universities across the United States is dedicated to increasing the number of children playing stringed instruments and addressing the critical shortage of string teachers across the country.

Since 2009, the Learning Enhancement Center (LEC) at The University of Southern Mississippi has hosted a free conference for educators on teaching and learning called Educators Connect.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Civic Chorale will present its holiday performances titled “Oh Light, Everlasting” on Friday, Dec. 11 and Sunday, Dec. 13.

 

The Chorale will perform Friday, Dec. 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the Fleming Education Center Auditorium on the Gulf Park campus (730 East Beach Boulevard) in Long Beach. A second performance will be held Sunday, Dec. 13 at 2 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (870 Howard Avenue) in Biloxi. 

 

Whether it’s for a college graduate or someone special this holiday season, the Pottery and Art Sale at The University of Southern Mississippi promises distinctive, one-of-a-kind artistry created by students in the University’s Department of Art and Design.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) is participating in the Audubon Nature Institute’s OCEARCH Shark Week Nov. 30 through Dec. 6 in New Orleans, La.

An American media magnate whose career began in the Magnolia State will serve as the fall 2015 commencement speaker at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Gregory Favre, a former executive editor of the Sacramento Bee and vice president for McClatchy Newspapers, will give the keynote address to graduates at two commencement exercises Friday, Dec. 11 at Reed Green Coliseum on the Hattiesburg campus.

The fourth annual Jim Franks Merry Fishmas Fun Run is set for 8 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5 in Ocean Springs, Miss. Event registration will begin at Washington Avenue and Front Beach Drive at 8 a.m. The 1-mile run will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the 5k-race will begin at 9 a.m.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of Art and Design is currently hosting the bi-annual Senior Show through Dec. 11 in the Gallery of Art and Design on the Hattiesburg campus. The art exhibit is free to the public and available to view in the gallery Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

CONCORDE, a GoMRI-funded scientific consortium based out of The University of Southern Mississippi, recently completed a large-scale research mission that was actually five efforts rolled into one.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi chapter of the Chi Omega sorority will host its 64th annual Songfest Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 6 p.m. in Reed Green Coliseum on the Hattiesburg campus.

Admission is free and donations for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the event’s charity beneficiary, are welcomed.

Dr. Glenn Terry Harper, professor emeritus of history and former dean of the College of Liberal Arts at The University of Southern Mississippi, died Nov. 26 at his home in Hattiesburg. He was 78. Services were held Nov. 29 at Main Street Baptist Church in Hattiesburg, where Harper was a member.

The City of Hattiesburg and the Hattiesburg Jaycees are hosting the annual Christmas Parade and Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Thursday, December 3, starting at 5:30 p.m. 

The University of Southern Mississippi’s National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) will hold the 3rd annual National Intercollegiate Athletics Safety and Security Summit Jan. 26-28, 2016 at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach, Miss.