February 10, 2016  

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MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST – University of Southern Mississippi students learned firsthand about the Mississippi Gulf Coast through the eyes of a tourist. Traveling by trolley cars to various coast sites, more than 60 students and two faculty members made the Mississippi Gulf Coast their classroom on Wednesday, Nov. 2.

A group of University of Southern Mississippi students studying political science and journalism took part in an interactive program hosted by C-SPAN on its ‘Road to the White House 2012” tour bus, which visited the Hattiesburg campus on Thursday, Nov. 3.


Senior political science major Katie Wilson of Biloxi, Miss.; broadcast journalism major Rachel Beech of Brandon, Miss.; and Justin Mitchell of Bay St. Louis, Miss. took the opportunity to ask questions in a live broadcast of C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” program to guest Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-Mich.).

University of Southern Mississippi senior Tateka Whitfield began crafting homemade key chains for fun during her high school days in Crystal Springs, Miss.


Today Whitfield is trying to turn a profit with her multi-colored trinkets as part of a class project in Dr. SherRhonda Gibbs’ Introduction to Entrepreneurship course. On Thursday, Nov. 3, Whitfield’s team joined five other groups from Gibbs’ class to hawk their wares at Joseph Greene Hall during a Student Venture Fair.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Katrina Research Center will host New York artist Terence Netter’s exhibit, “The 9/11 Series.” The exhibit will be on display on the third floor of the Gulf Coast Library at the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

The University of Southern Mississippi School of Mass Communication and Journalism will host its fifth annual symposium Thursday, Nov. 10.  “From Here You Can Go Anywhere:  Southern Miss and the Future of the Entertainment Industry” will be held in the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg campus. 

University of Southern Mississippi student-athletes will go for their third Conference USA Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Cup in a row in kicking off their participation in the league’s Changing Lives Program Nov.12-18, an initiative uniting conference institutions through community service.

University of Southern Mississippi football fans can also show their support for America’s men and women in uniform by wearing a Military Appreciation Day T-shirt at the Golden Eagles’ home game against Conference USA rival University of Central Florida Saturday, Nov. 12. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

The University of Southern Mississippi Center for Economic and Entrepreneurship Education (CEEE) and Department of Economic and Workforce Development sent two representatives as presenters at the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) 9th Annual Conference held Oct. 9-11 in Portland, Oregon.

David McRaney, a 2007 University of Southern Mississippi graduate and current Director of New Media at WDAM-TV, will sign copies of his new book, “You Are Not So Smart,” from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3 at Books-A-Million in Hattiesburg.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast presented the 2011 Outstanding Staff Awards to three staff members for the integral role they play in providing support to the university on the Gulf Coast.

A potential pro baseball career denied because of the color of his skin and an obsession with cheating death plague the main character of Fences, to be performed at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gilbert F. Hartwig Theatre beginning Nov. 4.

University of Southern Mississippi student Lauren Pace wastes no time revealing which Subway sandwich tickles her taste buds’ fancy.


“I just love the chicken pizziola,” said Pace, a sophomore communications major from College Station, Texas. “Especially, with the new flatbread they have. They are really delicious.”

A group of University of Southern Mississippi students will have the opportunity to interact with their questions for the C-SPAN show “Washington Journal” when its Campaign 2012 “Road to the White House” tour bus comes to the Hattiesburg campus Thursday, Nov. 3. This event is in partnership with Comcast Corporation.        

The Department of Nutrition and Food Systems at The University of Southern Mississippi will host the 2nd Annual Current Topics Seminar on Friday, Nov. 4 in Room 216 of the Thad Cochran Center.

With the support of grant funding through The Mississippi Office of Homeland Security, The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) is establishing the nation’s first Institute for the Study of Sport Incidents.

University of Southern Mississippi graduate student Tabitha Ankerson made an interesting discovery while attending the annual Career Fair Fall 2011 on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at the Thad Cochran Center.

Alumni and supporters of The University of Southern Mississippi were recognized for service to the institution Oct. 22 during the annual Alumni Association homecoming luncheon awards ceremony and business meeting.

When the University of Southern Mississippi Wind Ensemble takes to the stage to open its season Thursday, Nov. 3 professor of music and director of bands Dr. Thomas V. Fraschillo will lead the group in some of his favorite works from a career that has inspired a generation of music educators around the globe. It is a poignant reminder that this musical force retires after 25 years of service this spring.

Collin Cargill earned plenty of accolades in his baseball career at The University of Southern Mississippi, but the final honor presented to him as a Golden Eagle might be the most rewarding.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of Community Health Sciences and Southern Mississippi Area Health Education Center is hosting the public health symposium, “Global Change, Global Health,” Thursday, Nov. 3 from 8 a.m. – noon in the Fleming Education Center auditorium on the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. 

The Southern Regional Public Safety Institute (SPRSI) will hold a training exercise for its cadets, along with local law enforcement agencies, at Van Hall on the University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus Thursday, Oct. 27 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Van Hall is located on the north end of the campus next to Bond Hall and near West Fourth Street.

Part of RSDecon’s mission is to own the skin protection marketplace and the global manufacturer has partnered with The University of Southern Mississippi to help make that goal a reality.

A University of Southern Mississippi faculty member will give a talk on the food ways of Mississippi and their intersection with national identity as part of his recognition as the school’s Mississippi Humanities Council Teacher of the Year for 2011.

Three faculty members in The University of Southern Mississippi School of Mass Communication and Journalism will discuss and sign their new book, “Race and News:  Critical Perspectives,” in Room 103 of the Trent Lott Center at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2. The event is free and open to the public.