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In conjunction with The University of Southern Mississippi’s Campus Sustainability Month during October, Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) will host a discussion on climate change Wednesday, Oct. 12, on the University’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

Elise Jordan, of Baton Rouge, La., a doctoral student in The College of Nursing at The University of Southern Mississippi, presented her poster titled “Nurse Martyrdom: A Concept Analysis,” at the Annual Evidence-Based Practice/Research last month in New Orleans.

Tomekia Earl, of Summit, Miss., and Tiffany Zyniewicz, of Seattle, Wash., both doctoral students in The College of Nursing at The University of Southern Mississippi, represented the University as Rising Stars at Sigma Theta Tau International’s Leadership Conference last month in Indianapolis, Ind.

Executive officers for The University of Southern Mississippi chapter of the Association of Office Professionals were sworn in recently during an installation ceremony on the Hattiesburg campus. New officers are, from left to right: Cory Williams, President; Jennifer S. Lewis, President-Elect, Jewel Adams, Vice President, Alfreda Horton, Secretary, Lucy Cameron, Treasurer, and Pamela Posey, Immediate Past President.  

Throughout the month of October, local radio station SuperTalk Hattiesburg will host an online silent auction at to benefit The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi.

To help combat the worldwide issue of food insecurity – and particularly in the Hattiesburg area -- the Center for Community and Civic Engagement (CCCE) at The University of Southern Mississippi will be hosting a Sweet Potato Drop on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Payne Center parking lot.

The University of Southern Mississippi ensemble that delighted Hattiesburg area patrons with a stirring production of Mary Poppins, will take to the stage of the Mannoni Performing Arts Center for a one-night-only performance of a Broadway musical review Showbiz Harmony on Thursday, Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m.

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop Saturday, Oct 8, for any residents in Forrest and surrounding counties interested in buying a home.

The College of Nursing at The University of Southern Mississippi is set to graduate its second cohort of Nurse Anesthesia students in December. This current class consists of 19 students who began their doctoral endeavor in the spring of 2014.

The annual security and fire safety compliance document is available on The University of Southern Mississippi Police Department website at The website and booklet contain information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention, fire safety, university police law enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures and other matters of importance related to security and safety on campus.

A free and public forum regarding the issue of wrongful convictions will be held Thursday, Oct. 6 at 6:30 pm in the International Center auditorium on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus.

A lecture on the Calhoun City community cookbook will be given by Dr. Andrew Haley, associate professor of history at The University of Southern Mississippi, on Oct. 11 at 6:30 p.m. in Cook Library 123 on the Hattiesburg campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi has received special recognition by the Mississippi Business Journal in the publication’s announcement of the 2016 Mississippi’s Healthiest Workplace Awards. USM was awarded second place in the College or University, Public/Private division.

Following several months of research and leadership input, the student chapter of the Alumni Association has been renamed as the Student Alumni Association, or SAA. Formerly known as The Legacy, this student organization serves as the campus leader in promoting spirit and enthusiasm and proudly considers themselves the “keepers of tradition” at Southern Miss.

Balancing studies, work, tuition and bills is stressful for any university student. When funds to pay for food are limited, another layer of stress is added.


The School of Social Work Student Association of Social Workers (SASW) at The University of Southern Mississippi is determined to eliminate this stress. On Wednesday, Oct. 12, the group will open the doors to The Eagle’s Nest, a student-run food pantry for Southern Miss students and staff.

Three concerts headline The University of Southern Mississippi School of Music’s concert calendar in the upcoming week. The Symphonic Winds kick things off Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium, followed by guest flutist Raffaele Trevisani on Oct. 5 at 6 p.m. in Marsh Auditorium. Finally, the Wind Ensemble performs with Trevisani on Thursday, Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium. All concerts are free and open to the public.

The Dale Center for the Study of War and Society at The University of Southern Mississippi recently received an anonymous $100,000 gift to establish The Dale Center Fellowship for Graduate Students. This five-year program will support up to five 12-month graduate assistantships.

The College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi has invited two successful CEOs to offer their insights about leadership as part of the Inspired Leaders series which kicks off at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29 in Scianna Hall’s McDonnell Auditorium.

In a partnership between The University of Southern Mississippi and the Mississippi Veterans Affairs Board (MSVAB), a new service position has now come available on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach to be of assistance to military veterans along the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

At The University of Southern Mississippi, our faculty not only teach and conduct research, they also create. One need look no further for that last example than Deanna Douglas, a professor in the Department of Art and Design. The work of Douglas, an instructor of graphic design and foundation courses, is currently showcased in two national juried shows in Illinois.

In 1910, when the City of Hattiesburg was growing as a lumber and railroad town, Mississippi Normal College was founded on the western outskirts of town as a teacher-training college. Though the institution’s name changed from Mississippi Normal College to State Teacher’s College and later to Mississippi Southern College and finally in 1962 to The University of Southern Mississippi, its long-standing tradition of educating and training tomorrow’s teachers continues today.

One needs to look no further for that example than the Department of English, which was recently awarded National Recognition without Conditions by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).

Adam “Buck” Buckalew, a University of Southern Mississippi alumnus who serves as a professional staff member on the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Health, will be the keynote speaker for Mississippi Scholastic Press Association (MSPA) Day and South Mississippi Fall High School Journalism Workshop Thursday, Sept. 29 in the Thad Cochran Center on the USM Hattiesburg campus.  

Dr. Ellen Elder and Dr. Elizabeth Moak, piano faculty from The University of Southern Mississippi School of Music, will travel to Lima, Peru, where they have been invited to perform at the National Conservatory of Music.

The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety (NCS4) and Security at The University of Southern Mississippi recently completed new editions of the Intercollegiate, and Marathon Safety and Security Best Practices guides.