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The University of Southern Mississippi has been recognized as having one of the nation’s top online master’s in nutrition programs in rankings for 2016-17 by TopMastersinHealthcare.com. The USM program checked in at No. 13 on the list.

A leading national security analyst frequently called upon by media for her expertise is the guest speaker for the final installment of The University of Southern Mississippi’s fall 2016 University Forum series.

University of Southern Mississippi students interested in pursuing a career in publishing are invited to hear a panel of editors from the University Press of Mississippi (UPM) discuss their careers and how to follow in their footsteps in a discussion at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8 in R.C. Cook Union Room B on the Hattiesburg campus.
 

At the recent DuBard School Speakeasy, the DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi presented awards to four members of the community who have made a positive impact on the organization throughout the years.

Science Café on the Coast, a collaboration among The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Library, Harrison County Library System, Long Beach Public Library and Hancock County Library System, will host “Oyster Aquaculture” Wednesday, Nov. 9, from 6-7:30 p.m. at Pass Christian Public Library.

The Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies will host the EAGLE Saturday Gifted Studies Program Jan. 21 – Feb. 18, 2017 at The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. This year’s programs embrace the initiatives of the STEAM movement: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math.  Each course has been carefully designed to engage the young minds that will help to shape the future of Mississippi, our nation, and possibly the world.

Sunday afternoon concerts at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach return, beginning with a recital that includes two faculty members from the University’s School of Music.

The Inspired Leaders series at The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business continues on Thursday, Nov. 10 with a presentation by Steve Cannon, CEO of AMB Group, LLC. Cannon will address students at 1 p.m. in Scianna Hall’s McDonnell Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus.

Under the direction of Dr. Ben McIlwain, The University of Southern Mississippi Trombone Choir and Octet will perform their fall concert Nov. 14 at 8 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium.  The group will be joined by soloist Master Sgt. Sam Woodhead, solo and principal trombonist of the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own.” The event is free and open to the public.

The University of Southern Mississippi has once again been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

 

The Honor Roll recognizes institutions of higher education that support exemplary community service programs and raise the visibility of effective practices in campus community partnerships. The Honor Roll’s Presidential Award is the highest federal recognition an institution can receive for its commitment to community, service-learning, and civic engagement.

Acclaimed R&B and hip-hop artist Keri Hilson is the featured performer for The University of Southern Mississippi’s annual Eaglepalooza Saturday, Nov. 5 beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Spirit Park on the Hattiesburg campus. This event is free and follows USM’s home 2:30 p.m. Conference USA football game against the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. 

 

The University of Southern Mississippi has been recognized for its commitment to providing educational services for student-veterans and their families with a spot in Military Times’ prestigious 2017 “Best for Vets” college rankings.”

Dolly Loyd, Instructor Emerita of Marketing at The University of Southern Mississippi, died Oct. 29 in Hattiesburg. She was 73.

A memorial service for Loyd will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2 at Temple Baptist Church in Hattiesburg, with visitation starting at 10 a.m. at the church. Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home in Hattiesburg is in charge of arrangements.

The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi spent the last days of October caravanning across campus to trick-or-treat with staff from various academic and support services departments.  

The University of Southern Mississippi invites female high school students from the Gulf Coast area to attend its sixth annual “Day at USM” event Friday, Nov. 4 at the University’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

The University of Southern Mississippi School of Music is receiving the generous donation of a fine musical instrument this fall. Sharon Varnado of Hattiesburg has agreed to donate an Antonio Raya Pardo classical guitar, made in Granada, Spain during the 1970s, to benefit the guitar program.

The Gulf Coast Library at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach will exhibit etchings and engravings by Gulfport printmaking artist, Michael Richardson.

The University of Southern Mississippi School of Music presents two diverse events on Nov. 10. At 6 p.m., The Sax-Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Lawrence Gwozdz, presents a program featuring a mixture of transcribed and original works for saxophone orchestra. Then at 7:30 p.m., faculty artist Dr. Ben McIlwain presents “Off the Beaten Path,” a trombone recital with Dr. Ellen Elder on piano and special guests Dr. Richard Perry, tuba and The Southern Miss Select Trombone Octet with guest conductor, Dr. James Standland. Both events are free and will be performed in Marsh Auditorium on the Southern Miss Hattiesburg campus.

High school cadets from the Jackson Public Schools System and the Mobile County Public Schools System will take part in the first JROTC STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Invitational set for Nov. 4-5 at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus.

Jennifer S. Lewis, compliance coordinator at The University of Southern Mississippi, participated in a panel entitled “The Risks of Non Compliance” Oct. 14 at the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET) 2016 annual conference held in Minneapolis, Minn. in collaboration with Sharyl Thompson, CEO of Higher Education Regulatory (HER) Consulting, Jeannie Yockey-Fine, State Regulatory Services Advisor, Cooley, LLP and Terrence Scarborough, Director of SARA-NC. 

More than 350 high school students are expected to participate in the kickoff event for The University of Southern Mississippi’s 2016 Southern Entrepreneurship Program (SEP) on Thursday, Nov. 3 in Jackson.

 

Faculty and students from The University of Southern Mississippi recently attended the 34th annual Gulf South History and Humanities Conference in Mobile, Ala.

 

Homecoming week – it’s one of Caroline Bradley’s favorite times of year at The University of Southern Mississippi, and the junior Honors College student from Picayune is enjoying every minute of it.

College of Nursing students at The University of Southern Mississippi completed a service learning project recently in conjunction with a program to assist the homeless population of the Hattiesburg area.