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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.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi has named Dr. Steven R. Moser its new Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, pending approval by the Board of Trustees of the State Institutions of Higher Learning.

 

The announcement follows a national search that included outreach to more than 600 potential applicants and culminated in University visits with the top three candidates, who were selected from a pool of more than 60 applicants.

The University of Southern Mississippi will host its annual Research Awards Day Friday, Nov. 13 in the Thad Cochran Center Ballrooms on the Hattiesburg campus, beginning at 8:30 a.m.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus hosted 102 girls from four Gulf Coast high schools on Friday, Nov. 6 for the annual “Day at USM.”

 

Science Café on the Coast, a collaboration between The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Libraries, Harrison County Library System, Long Beach Public Library, and Hancock County Library System, will host Dr. Francis Bozzolo as he discusses “Our Changing Wetlands:  Benefits, Threats, and Conservation” on Thursday, Nov. 12, from 7 – 8 p.m. in the Pass Christian Library, 111 Hiern Ave, Pass Christian, Miss.

 

University of Southern Mississippi alum and Petal, Miss., resident Dr. Barbara Mauldin took home the crown of “Miss Senior America 2015” during the annual competition held last month in Atlantic City, New Jersey. 

Ten University of Southern Mississippi College of Science and Technology (COST) students are in Seattle Nov. 11-14 to participate in the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minorities (ABRCMS).

They left the comforts of home more than 70 years ago, many of them fresh out of high school, to travel across the Atlantic Ocean and help defeat an enemy bent on enslaving the world.

 

That’s the legacy of the men who fought in World War II with the U.S. Army’s 103d Infantry Division – one of bravery, sacrifice and patriotism – and it is being preserved by The University of Southern Mississippi.

The Southern Miss Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) will hold its annual “Let’s SAAC Hunger” food drive from Nov. 12-22. Each C-USA school works within its respective community to conduct a campus-wide canned food drive for at least one week during the fall semester.

It was at the center of The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus nearly four decades ago that a chance encounter between two musicians led to one of America’s great musical collaborations.

The third annual Mississippi Geospatial Conference was held October 22 and 23 on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. With 110 participants, the 2015 meeting marks the largest conference to date.

Nicole Ruhnke has accepted the position of assistant director for communications at The University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Association.

The College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus hosted businessman Frank Wilem at the first Business Advisory Council (BAC) Lunch and Learn Speaker Series on Thursday, Oct. 29.

Dr. Scott Milroy, assistant chair and associate professor in the Department of Marine Science at The University of Southern Mississippi, will be one of the featured speakers for the TEDxJackson “Ideas Worth Spreading” series set for Thursday, Nov. 12 at the Jackson (Miss.) Convention Complex.

The University of Southern Mississippi has formalized an agreement with four organizations to form a consortium that will examine and develop programs for restoration of native coastal plant life along Mississippi’s Gulf Coast.

A central figure in one of the most historic cases heard by the U.S. Supreme Court will be the guest speaker for The University of Southern Mississippi’s final University Forum of the fall 2015 semester.

The Mississippi Science Teacher’s Association has named Dr. Sherry Herron, associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and Director of the Center for Science and Mathematics Education at The University of Southern Mississippi, Outstanding College Science Teacher for 2015.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Kinesiology will host the Mississippi Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance’s 82nd annual convention Friday, Nov. 6 in the Thad Cochran Center (TCC) on the Hattiesburg campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi meets all the criteria to rank as the best college location in the State of Mississippi, according to a new list from the academic-review web site www.Niche.com.

The University of Southern Mississippi will host the art exhibit “The Photographer as Participant Observer: Ed Wheeler and the Gulf Oil Rigs, 1981-1985.”  The opening reception is Thursday, Nov. 5 from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. in the Cook Library Exhibit Gallery.

Cody Bass, a graphic design student at The University of Southern Mississippi, has created an interesting, new logo for Rise Creative, the student graphic design agency on the Hattiesburg campus that will be used in conjunction with the University’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP).
 

C-SPAN’s award-winning, 45-foot customized Bus will visit the Hattiesburg campus of The University of Southern Mississippi on Thursday Nov. 5. The bus will be parked on West Memorial Drive, near the entrance to the R.C. Cook Union Building.

State Rep. Toby Barker had a busier-than-usual work day on Oct. 27 as a special guest at The University of Southern Mississippi recently.

 

Through the Take Your Legislator to Work Day event organized by the Mississippi Partnerships for Employment (MSPE) project at The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies (IDS), Barker was able to tour the workplace of young adults with disabilities who work at Southern Miss, including two IDS employees and several members of the TRIAD Service AmeriCorps Program.

Dr. Pik Wah Lam, a general education teacher from Hong Kong, will be the featured speaker for the Emergent Scholar Lecture set for 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17 in Gonzales Auditorium, room 108, of the Liberal Arts Building on the Hattiesburg campus. Admission is free and faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend.