September 25, 2016  

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Clyde McArn of Seminary, Miss. recently received a second lieutenant commission into the U.S. Army after completing the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program at The University of Southern Mississippi.

The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) has honored two University of Southern Mississippi students, providing one with funding for graduate study and another with recognition of her outstanding academic achievements.


Lorenza Ruffin Jr. of State Line, Miss. received a second lieutenant commission into the U.S. Army after completing the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program during the 2011-2012 academic year at The University of Southern Mississippi.

The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Nutrition and Food Systems recently had several undergraduate and graduate students receive awards for their academic and research accomplishments.

The University of Southern Mississippi, Institute for Disability Studies Home of Your Own (HOYO) program is co-sponsoring the “Opening Doors to Homeownership 2012 Housing Fair” on June 5, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Hattiesburg Historic Train Depot at308 Newman Street.

Development of a multi-use pathway on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus is  underway. It is located between  the Liberal Arts Building, International Center and Joseph Greene Hall.

From left to right, Larry Gregory, executive director of the Mississippi Casino Operators Association (MCOA), presents University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast students Craig Mackay of Gulfport and Jennifer Hightower of Diamondhead with plaques recognizing them as the 2012-2013 MCOA scholarship recipients. Gregory and the students are recognized alongside Dr. Evelyn Green, far right, instructor in the Southern Miss Department of Casino, Hospitality and Tourism Management.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Library will host a reception Thursday, May 31 from 3 – 6 p.m. for the Pass Christian Art Association (PCAA) group art exhibit currently on display at the library.

Sport fishing research and education conducted at the University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) received a boost recently from MS Gulf Coast Fishing Tournaments Inc. 

Four awareness sessions on employment for youth and young adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities will be held for Golden Triangle residents in Starkville on June 4-5.

The annual American Legion Boys State will be held Sunday, May 27 through Saturday, June 2 on the Hattiesburg campus of the University of Southern Mississippi. This is the third year in a row the program is being held at the university.

Long hours in the laboratory have paid off significantly for University of Southern Mississippi student Souvik Banerjee, who has been selected to present a paper as part of the prestigious American Chemical Society, Division of Organic Chemistry Graduate Research Symposium on July 26-29 in Boulder, Colo.

Dr. D. Jay Grimes, professor of marine microbiology in the Department of Coastal Sciences at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) has been chosen to chair the Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Oceans and Human Health at the University of New England, Biddeford, Maine on June 3- 8.

Continuing a commitment to promote common goals between higher education and industry, The University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation (CLTT) invitedindustry professionals to its Industry Advisory Council (IAC) Summit Thursday at the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

The University of Southern Mississippi chapter of the Association of Office Professionals (AOP) held its annual Bosses’ Luncheon recently on the Hattiesburg campus. At the event, the chapter named its Educational Office Professional of the Year and the Educational Administrator of the Year.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Southern Arena Theatre (SAT) will celebrate its 36th season with two exciting plays performing in repertory June 21 – July 15 in the Gilbert F. Hartwig and Martha R. Tatum Theatres on the Hattiesburg campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Office of Professional Development and Educational Outreach will offer the Essentials in Human Resource Management Professional Certificate June 21 and 22.

It’s akin to winning an Oscar in the culinary world, and University of Southern Mississippi associate professor of history Andrew Haley lays claim to one for his latest book on how the middle class secured their place at the dinner table, so to speak, with the “upper ten.”

For University of Southern Mississippi nursing student Kara Scott, simulation exercises provide the next-best-thing to actual patient care.


“As students we don’t get to do things like call physicians or administer IV push medications,” said Scott, a junior from Slidell, La. “But with the simulation training, we get to experience those kinds of scenarios. It allows us to be involved in decision making and delegating different procedures.”

For some international business students at The University of Southern Mississippi, completing a senior capstone project involved learning trade agreements and export regulations in countries as far away as France.

The Luckyday Citizenship Scholarship Program at The University of Southern Mississippi offers 10 study abroad scholarships each year. Luckyday Scholars who have completed 30 credit hours and who are in their second year or higher at Southern Miss are eligible to apply for this scholarship. The award amount for each scholarship is $4,000, and it may be applied toward any program of the students' choice during the 2012 year.

To celebrate the end of the 2011-12 school year, the College of Science and Technology hosted an appreciation lunch for more than 200 faculty, staff, teaching assistants, and graduate assistants.  The event gave students, faculty, staff, and administration to celebrate the end of the semester and graduation.

Dr. Louis Kyriakoudes, associate professor of history at The University of Southern Mississippi, gave the prestigious Alfred Dupont Chandler, Jr. Lecture to open the 2012 Global American South Symposium April 21 at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.