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Dr. Susannah Ural of The University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of History was recently named the 2015-2017 recipient of Charles W. Moorman Distinguished Alumni Professorship in the Humanities.

To kick off National Disability Mentoring Day 2015, almost 100 students from Hattiesburg, Oak Grove, and Petal high school spent the day learning about career development on the campus of the University of Southern Mississippi through the Institute of Disability Studies. This year’s theme was “My Disability Is One Part of Who I Am.” 

The University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra presents its annual musical gift to the community -- the Holiday Choral Spectacular set for Dec. 1 and Dec. 3 at Main Street Baptist Church in Hattiesburg. 

 

For more than a decade, this “sounds of the season” has delighted and amazed audiences with the scope of the orchestra and choral personnel involved. The concerts will begin at 7:30 p.m. under the direction of Dr. Gregory Fuller, Dr. Lauren Calisto-Fowler, Dr. Webb Parker, and Dr. Jay Dean.

 

University of Southern Mississippi business students captured four out of eight awards presented at the Mississippi Cotton Merchandising Competition held Nov. 20 at Mississippi State University in Starkville. While 45 merchandising plans were entered in the completion, only 17 were chosen for the final competition at Mississippi State University. 

Megan Burkes, manager of annual giving and special projects at The University of Southern Mississippi Foundation, was named one of the Top 10 Under 40 at the One Coast Awards held on Tuesday, Nov. 18 at the Beau Rivage in Biloxi, Miss.

 

The Southern Entrepreneurship Program (SEP), a statewide outreach program of The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business and Center for Economic and Entrepreneurship Education, kicked off its 9th annual program series on Nov. 4 in Jackson, Miss.

The Big Read and The University of Southern Mississippi will present “On the Radio with Edgar Allan Poe: A Live Theatrical Performance” Thursday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. in the Tatum Theatre in the Theatre and Dance Building on the Hattiesburg campus. Poems and stories by the acclaimed master of mystery will be performed by the Department of Theatre with spooky soundscapes produced live by students from the School of Mass Communications and Journalism.

The 2015 Southeast Regional IDeA conference held earlier this month in Biloxi, Miss., showcased biomedical research from more than 250 researchers. Over the course of the three-day conference, 27 students from The University of Southern Mississippi competed against undergraduate and graduate students across the region to win awards for their biomedical research.

Mississippi Gulf Coast anglers young and old are invited to the 2015 Mississippi Marine Fisheries Workshop on Monday, Nov. 23, at 6 p.m. in the Caylor Auditorium at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) in Ocean Springs.

The University of Southern Mississippi has partnered with the nation of Panama in a program initiated by its president, Juan Carlos Varela, that seeks to convert the country’s public school system into a bilingual system with the goal of a bilingual nation.

University of Southern Mississippi senior Christiana Kay Whitley of Hattiesburg, Miss., has been awarded a Study Abroad Grant worth $1,000 from the Honor Society Phi Kappa Phi. Whitley is one of 25 students nationwide to earn the award.

The IDeA program in Mississippi served as host for the 2015 Southeast Regional IDeA Meeting held at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, Miss., on Nov. 11-13.

 

The School of Social Work at The University of Southern Mississippi hosted the 44th annual Alabama/Mississippi Social Work Education Conference Oct. 29-30 in the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg Campus. More than 350 students and professionals attended the event.

Five University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park students have been selected for the spring 2016 class of the Eagle Scholar Program for Undergraduate Research (Eagle SPUR). The University’s Center for Undergraduate Research and the Office of the Vice President for Research selected the students based on the quality of their research proposals.

More than 20 University of Southern Mississippi undergraduate students have been selected for the spring 2016 class of the Eagle Scholar Program for Undergraduate Research (Eagle SPUR). The University’s Center for Undergraduate Research and the Office of the Vice President for Research selected the students based on the quality of their research proposals.

The College of Nursing at The University of Southern Mississippi will begin a new era when the program moves into beautiful Asbury Hall, scheduled for completion in Spring of 2016. As part of this historic celebration, the College of Nursing has launched a Brick by Brick Campaign for Asbury Hall.

The Mississippi Humanities Council recently named Dr. Matthew Casey as The University of Southern Mississippi’s Teacher of the Year. Casey, a professor of history at Southern Miss, will present “Connected Histories: Cuba, Haiti and the United States, 1900-1940” Nov. 20 at 5 p.m. in Gonzales Auditorium of the Liberal Arts Building on the Hattiesburg campus. This lecture is free and open to the public, and will be followed with a reception.

Allison Tharp, an English doctoral student at The University of Southern Mississippi, was named the Grand Champion in the Second Annual Three-Minute Thesis competition which was held Nov. 6 on the Hattiesburg campus.

Marathon officials from across the country will converge on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach, Miss. on Dec. 8-10 for the National Marathon Safety and Security Summit, hosted by the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4).

The University of Southern Mississippi chapter, Gamma Lambda, held induction for new Sigma Theta Tau International members on Nov. 2, in the Thad Cochran Ballroom on the Hattiesburg Campus. Eighty seven baccalaureate, RN-BSN, and graduate students were inducted.

The University of Southern Mississippi Wind Ensemble will give a free concert Monday, Nov. 23 at 8 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus. It will feature classic works for wind band including the Symphony in B Flat by Paul Hindemith, Adagio Para Orquesta de Instrumentos de Viento by Joaquin Rodrigo and The Fairest of the Fair March by John Philip Sousa. 

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach (730 East Beach Boulevard) is very special to Long Beach native Joely Corban. She received her Girl Scouts Brownie pin at a banquet in Hardy Hall in 1978, swam in the pool where the Gulf Coast Library now stands and spent countless summer mornings practicing for high school cheerleading camps held on the Gulf Park campus.

Duane Lock took the skills he learned more than 30 years ago as a business student at The University of Southern Mississippi and parlayed them into a successful career in the energy sector.

 

On Thursday, Nov. 12, the Southern Miss College of Business honored Lock with its Alumnus of the Year Award during a banquet held at Scianna Hall on the Hattiesburg campus. The award is sponsored by Joseph F. Boardman.

 

On Wednesday, Nov. 11, TRIAD Service AmeriCorps members joined with the Hattiesburg Chapter of the American Red Cross to assist active military members, veterans, and their families in safely enjoying Veterans Day celebrations.