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Ashleigh Bristol, a doctoral student in polymer science and engineering, captured the Grand Champion award in the University of Southern Mississippi’s annual Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) competition held last week on the Hattiesburg campus.

 

The competition invites graduate students to describe the significance of their thesis or dissertation to a general audience in three minutes or less.

The University of Southern Mississippi presents the inaugural season of the Emerging Artist Series on Nov. 13-16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Hartwig Theatre on the Hattiesburg campus.

The annual Miss University of Southern Mississippi Pageant, a qualifying event for the Miss Mississippi Pageant, will be held at the Mannoni Performing Arts Center (PAC) on the Hattiesburg campus Saturday, Nov. 10 at 6:30 p.m., with doors opening at 5 p.m. Admission is $5 for students with identification, and $7 for non-students.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) School of Music presents the Southern Miss Flute Choir Concert on Monday, Nov. 12 at 8 p.m. in Marsh Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus. The concert is free and open to the general public.

 

Living in the country in Picayune, Miss., Anthony Cefalu can get transported back to Iraq in a split second.

 

The 11-year Army veteran, now a senior social work student at The University of Southern Mississippi, suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and health issues after close-proximity blasts from improvised explosive devices and rocket propelled grenades during two tours in Iraq as an infantry staff sergeant.

Programs within The University of Southern Mississippi College of Business and Economic Development strive to be relevant, engaging, and connected with the professional community. Hosting business professionals inside the classroom enriches the minds of business students by providing interactive education and cultivating long-lasting relationships. 

The University of Southern Mississippi presents The Visiting Artist Lecture featuring Kristen Tordella-Williams on Nov. 16 at 5 p.m. in the 3D Arts Building (2905 West 4th Street) on the Hattiesburg campus.

Members of The University of Southern Mississippi’s (USM) Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC), the 432nd AFROTC Cadet Squadron, will participate in the annual 24-hour Veterans Day Vigil at Veterans Memorial Park, standing guard from Sunday, Nov. 11 beginning at 11 a.m. until 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12. Veterans Memorial Park is located at 399 Pine Street, at the entrance to historic downtown Hattiesburg.

During November, patrons of University Libraries at The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg can cancel or reduce overdue materials fines with donations of items for the Eagle’s Nest Food Pantry. The pantry is located on the east side of The Hub, facing M.M. Roberts Stadium.

University of Southern Mississippi business students Nishu Gupta and John (Trey) Haire will be representing the USM Beta Gamma Sigma Chapter at the 2018 Beta Gamma Sigma Global Leadership Summit in Chicago, Ill. later this November. 

 

Graduate students at The University of Southern Mississippi will have an opportunity to showcase their research and compete for significant prizes during the 5th Annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition set for Nov. 7-9 at the Trent Lott National Center on USM’s Hattiesburg campus.

 

Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker presented a proclamation from the city to University of Southern Mississippi (USM) World Languages Instructor Keltoum Rowland, left, and USM students Lily Brady, president of l’Association Française at USM, and association officer Mattie Gray, Friday, Nov. 2 on the Hattiesburg campus in recognition of National French Week (USM photo by David Tisdale).

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Symphony Orchestra continues its 2018-2019 season with ¡Viva Mexico! on Thursday, Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi will take part in a $4.73 million contract with the U.S. Department of Defense’s Domestic Preparedness Support Initiative (DPSI). The initiative coordinates Department of Defense efforts to identify, evaluate, deploy, and transfer technology, items, and equipment to federal, state, and local first responders.

 

Dr. Joshua Hill, assistant professor of criminal justice and forensic science at The University of Southern Mississippi, USM’s National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security and Kopis Mobile will lead this year-long project to identify Department of Defense technology and equipment that can enhance public safety and improve homeland security.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) School of Music presents the Saxophone Chamber Orchestra Concert on Wednesday, Nov. 7 This free performance is set for 7:30 p.m. in Marsh Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus.

Social work students at The University of Southern Mississippi registered 420 new voters during a class project/promotional blitz, but it was clearly more special to a handful of those newly enfranchised citizens.

Three different online degree programs offered by The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business and Economic Development have received Top-20 rankings nationally by online publications in their 2018-19 surveys.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) School of Music presents its Guest Artists Series featuring trombonist Dr. Alex van Duuren on Nov. 7 at 6 p.m. in Marsh Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus. This event is free and is open to the public.

 

James Wilcox, the Director of the Center for Economic and Entrepreneurship Education (CEEE) at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been elected by his peers to a three-year term (2019-2022) on the Executive Committee for the National Association of Economic Educators (NAEE). 

 

A sure sign of the upcoming holiday season is the return of Songfest, the annual music celebration hosted by the Epsilon Delta chapter of Chi Omega Sorority at The University of Southern Mississippi. This year marks the 67th edition of the event, to be held at Reed Green Coliseum on the Hattiesburg campus Thursday, Nov. 15, with doors opening at 5:30 p.m.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s (USM) Marine Education Center (MEC) received the 2018 Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) for its new $16-million facility in Ocean Springs.

 

The award honors new construction projects and specifically those that were built with sustainability at the forefront of the design.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) proudly presents the acclaimed musical “Cabaret” November 8-11 at Tatum Theatre on the Hattiesburg campus. Performances are set for Nov. 8, 9, and 10 at 7:30 p.m. as well as Nov. 10 and 11 at 2 p.m.

The Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC) at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) will host a tailgate party Saturday, Nov. 3  from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Spirit Park, located between the Thad Cochran Center and the LuckyDay building on the Hattiesburg campus, prior to the USM vs. Marshall University home Conference USA football game.

The University of Southern Mississippi School of Music presents Guest Artist Series featuring the duo Peter Steiner, trombone, and Constanze Hochwartner, piano, on Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m. in Marsh Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus. This event is free and is open to the public.