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The Center for Community and Civic Engagement (CCCE) at The University of Southern Mississippi has announced an expansion and name change for REACH, the University’s federal community work study program.


South City Records and Southern Prohibition will host SCR Fest Saturday, April 9 at the Southern Prohibition Tap Room from 1-5 p.m. in downtown Hattiesburg. Presented by Turan Foley Chevrolet Cadillac Buick, the day includes live musical performances headlined by The Devil Music Co.


The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory recently retired the R/V Tom McIlwain with a ceremony aboard the vessel in Biloxi.


The vessel was named after former GCRL Director Tom McIlwain, who died in 2012. McIlwain spent more than 50 years in the field of marine fisheries sciences and all, but nine of those years (1994-2003), with GCRL.

New York Times best-selling author Barbara Ehrenreich, whose work shines a light on the dark side of the American economy, will be the presenter for the concluding program of The University of Southern Mississippi's spring 2016 University Forum.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Student Counseling Services, Shafer Center for Crisis Intervention, Committee on Services and Resources for Women, College of Arts and Letters and Alpha Chi Omega sorority are sponsoring The Clothesline Project and Take Back the Night, both on the Hattiesburg campus. These events are free and open to the public.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Jazz Lab Bands will perform their spring concert Monday, April 11 at the Thirsty Hippo in Hattiesburg. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., with the show set to begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5 for general admission, and admission free to USM students and faculty with identification. The program will consist of works by John Clayton Jr., Thad Jones, Bob Brookmeyer, Jim McNeely and others.

How do art and war converge to reflect what it means to be “modern” in a given era? In the aftermath of the First World War, British men and women performed modern dances as a way to push the trauma of war to the past and craft Britain’s postwar identity.

Next month, University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus instructor Dr. Greg Bradley will make his ninth trip to Cuba as an economics educator and conference presenter. With every passing visit, Bradley finds himself as much a student as he is a teacher.


Bradley will represent the Southern Miss College of Business as a lecturer and panelist during the Hominis 2016 conference, set for May 7-15 in Havana. He will be joined by professors from the University of Havana and the University of Vienna (Austria) to discuss the convergence of economics and psychology.

Melissa Ziegler, instructor of kinesiotherapy in the School of Kinesiology at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been selected as a Medical Fitness Network industry expert.
Medical Fitness Network’s (MFN) industry experts are fitness and health care professionals recognized by their peers as experts in their fields of study.

The University of Southern Mississippi Museum of Art and the Department of Art and Design will host “Make Your Mark: The Mississippi High Schools Juried Drawing Competition.” This competitive exhibition is open to all Mississippi high school juniors and seeks to recognize the creativity, artistic talent and drawing skills of students across the state. An exhibition of the selected works will be displayed in the Gallery of Art and Design on the Hattiesburg campus throughout the summer of 2016.

Students from different areas of the arts at The University of Southern Mississippi will host a creative collaborative event Friday, April 8 to close the annual Student Show in the Gallery of Art and Design. “An Evening of Art, Music and Poetry” will feature the talents of students from the School of Music, Department of English and Department of Art and Design. The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. and is open to the public.

The College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus was recently visited by three local Gulf Coast media executives for its second Executives On: Lecture Series.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s 2016 Eagle Jam will be held Saturday, April 9 at the Reed Green Coliseum featuring entertainment by nationally touring headliner Ben Rector. The event is made possible through a partnership with the Southern Miss Activities Council (SMAC) and the Hattiesburg area Habitat for Humanity.

As The University of Southern Mississippi honored those who shaped its legacy on the occasion of the institution’s 106th anniversary March 30, it also recognized the achievements of its students and people who help it achieve its mission during the annual Founders’ Day celebration.

Sierra Jones, a University of Southern Mississippi student from Ocean Springs, Miss. died march 28. She was 19.

A funeral service for Jones will be held at noon Monday, April 4 at Gruich Community Center, located   located at 591 Howard Avenue, in Biloxi, Miss., with visitation beginning at 11 a.m. Richmond-August Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The Residence Hall Association at The University of Southern Mississippi will host a special program to highlight the issue of domestic violence at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 8 at Scianna Hall on the Hattiesburg campus. The event is free and open to the public.

The University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Association has announced that festivities for Homecoming 2016 are scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 29, when the Golden Eagle football team battles Conference-USA rival Marshall at M.M. Roberts Stadium.


The Connoisseur Series will feature Tromba Mundi on April 5 at 7:30 p.m. in Marsh Auditorium on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus. The event is free and open to the public.

The University of Southern Mississippi Percussion Ensemble will perform with special guest artist Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez at 8 p.m., on Monday, April 4 in the Mannoni Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $10 for General Admission, $5 for student-age, and free for students with an I.D.

The Gulf Coast community can expect to see many helping hands Saturday, April 2, as students from The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus prepare to partake in an annual day of community service called The Big Event 2016.


World renowned flutists Sir James and Lady Jeanne Galway offered special instruction to a master class of students at The University of Southern Mississippi on Tuesday, March 30. The Galways return for their third performance with the Southern Miss Symphony Orchestra as part of a special concert, set for 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 31 in Bennett Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus.

The research and service of University of Southern Mississippi graduate students was celebrated at the 2016 Dr. Susan A. Siltanen Graduate Student Research Symposium March 24 on the Hattiesburg campus. The event, held at the Thad Cochran Center, was presented by the Southern Miss Graduate School and the Graduate Student Senate.

Students in the School of Social Work at The University of Southern Mississippi presented and won awards at the Mississippi chapter of the National Association of Social Workers conference, held March 23- 25 at the Golden Nugget Casino Hotel in Biloxi.

University of Southern Mississippi College of Education and Psychology Assistant Professor Dr. Ann E. Blankenship and University of Georgia College of Education Professor Elizabeth DeBary have published Volume 3 of the Education Law & Policy Review, serving as Guest Co-Editors-in-Chief for the special double issue.