August 28, 2016  

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Returning to familiar territory, Dr. Aubrey K. Lucas has been selected to serve as the interim president for the University of Southern Mississippi, the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning announced on Tuesday, May 1.

Eagle Dining at The University of Southern Mississippi is proud to launch its Give Back Night Program, a fundraising opportunity for local community and campus non-profit organizations.

Bay St. Louis artist Lori K. Gordon will give an artist talk at the exhibit opening of “Creoles of Hancock County: The Labat Project” Thursday, May 3 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Biloxi Main Library, located at 580 Howard Avenue in Biloxi.

University of Southern Mississippi students, faculty, staff and area residents are invited to join conductor Gregory Fuller, the University of Southern Mississippi choirs and the Meistersingers Civic Chorus as they perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s Mass in B Minor Thursday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m. at Main Street Baptist Church in Hattiesburg.

The University of Southern Mississippi College of Arts and Letters recently acknowledged the accomplishments of outstanding students, faculty and staff in the college during a special ceremony at the Thad Cochran Center.

The University of Southern Mississippi will host its inaugural farmers’ market from 3-6 p.m. on Monday, May 7 on the lawn of the Baptist Student Union. Plans call for the farmers’ market to be held every Monday through the end of October.

The Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies at The University of Southern Mississippi has extended the application deadline for its Summer Program for Academically Talented Youth, set for July 1-20. Registration will continue until available spaces are filled.

The DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi will hold the DuBard Association Method® Basic Course June 4-8 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the DuBard School on the Hattiesburg campus.

Donnie Tyndall has been named the 19th head coach in the history of the Southern Miss men’s basketball program, announced Monday, Aprile 30 at a press conference held on campus. His appointment is subject to approval from the IHL Board.

The famed University of North Texas One’ O’Clock Jazz Lab Band will perform a special concert on Sunday, May 6 at 7:30 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus. The public is invited and admission is free.


As health care management continues to rank as an important element in the world of health, University of Southern Mississippi graduates are excelling in the field with innovation and leadership. 


One such alumnus is Nathan Tudor, CEO of Otto Kaiser Memorial Hospital in Kennedy, Texas. Tudor’s position at the 25-bed, 140 employee Otto Kaiser Memorial is significant, but his roles with health management are equally important as he owns a track record of success and leadership.

The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies (IDS) will hold a workshop on fair housing at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8, at the Mississippi State Extension Building at 982 Second South Street in Woodville, Miss.

The workshop will focus on fair housing, housing discrimination, the housing rights of individuals, how to file a housing complaint and other fair housing information. Refreshments will be provided.

Dr. Frances A. Karnes, Distinguished University Professor and director of the Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been honored in the 2011-2012 National Association of Professional Women’s Legacy registry.  Karnes was honored for her standards of excellence in the field of gifted education, her extensive publications and community involvement.

Dr. Martha Saunders, president of The University of Southern Mississippi, announced today she is stepping down from that position effective June 30, 2012. She will return to the classroom as a member of the faculty at Southern Miss Gulf Coast this fall.


“After five of the most professionally enriching years of my career, I have decided to step down as president of The University of Southern Mississippi for personal reasons,” Saunders said. “It has been an honor to serve with you as we, together, have moved our beloved university forward to record enrollments, increased private giving and exciting new building projects. I believe I am leaving Southern Miss better than I found it and look forward to being a part of its future as a member of the faculty.”

State Sen. Willie Simmons (D-Cleveland), chairman of the Highway and Transportation Committee, will be the guest speaker at The University of Southern Mississippi Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation’s Industry Advisory Council Summit. The event will be held in Long Beach May 17 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on the third floor of the Southern Miss Gulf Park Library.

The University of Southern Mississippi School of Human Performance and Recreation will offer its annual summer Learn to Drive Program June 4-22 on the Hattiesburg campus. Students can choose between morning and afternoon sessions, 8-11 a.m. and  noon-3 p.m.

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop Tuesday, May 1, for residents with and without disabilities in Grenada and surrounding counties. 

The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the USDA Rural Development office at 2330 A Sunset Drive in Grenada.

An ongoing commitment to sustainability has landed The University of Southern Mississippi among the nation’s most environmentally responsible “green colleges” as designated by The Princeton Review.

If you have a child, or know of one, who is struggling with reading, writing or spelling, then The DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi has a special summer program that can help.

The DuBard School is currently accepting applications for it unique Language Enhancement and Achievement Program (LEAP) which will be held June 4-July 12 on the Hattiesburg campus.

The out-client program is designed specifically for children who:

The second annual Round for Roots Radio golf tournament will be held Thursday, May 24 at the Hattiesburg Country Club.

Dr. Douglas Bristol, associate professor of history at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, recently received a special invitation from Damian and Jermaine Johnson, owners of the No Grease chain of barber shops in Charlotte, N.C., to give a talk and sign copies of his book, Knights of the Razor: Black Barbers in Slavery and Freedom.

For the third straight year, University of Southern Mississippi broadcast journalism students earned the coveted Associated Press Award in four major categories.

Elected officials from practically every corner of Mississippi were on hand for the “Basic Community Economic Development” course held April 24 at the Trent Lott National Center for Excellence in Economic Development and Entrepreneurship.

Relay for Life, a popular annual event supporting the work of the American Cancer Society, will be held April 27-28 at Pride Field on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus. It will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, April 27 and conclude at 6 a.m. Saturday, April 28.