December 16, 2018  

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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.

University of Southern Mississippi students with aspirations of becoming an entrepreneur are encouraged to attend the “Eagles Engaged in Entrepreneurship” event set for Nov. 13 in the Thad Cochran Center on USM’s Hattiesburg campus.

“I am my own muse. The subject I know best. The subject I want to better.” – Frida Kahlo

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Individuality and self-expression are powerful avenues for individuals to showcase who they are, what they believe in and their interests. Sometimes though, individuals with disabilities are hindered in their attempts to express themselves.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business and Economic Development utilized collaboration with three departments -- Economic Development, Hospitality and Tourism Management, and Sports Management -- to assist the city of Grenada on a recent sports complex feasibility study.

To celebrate 25 years of providing comprehensive, transformative service to clients throughout South Mississippi, the Mississippi Polymer Institute (MPI) is holding a special anniversary open house that will include guest speakers, tours and an after-hours reception.

The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at USM kicked off its first-ever inclusion-centered “Play the Same” event on Sunday, Oct. 21 with a visit from Rosie’s Ice Cream truck, face painting, and lots of smiling faces.

FestivalSouth® opens its 10th anniversary season in June, 2019 with Broadway’s singing, dancing, feel-good musical Sister Act.

Examining how we view immigrants and what it means to be American citizen must include input from those who live in the Southeastern U.S., said Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Jose Antonio Vargas Oct. 23 at the final edition of the fall 2018 University Forum series at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM).

A group of reenactors demonstrate late medieval armor and fighting techniques for students in an Honors course at the University of Southern Mississippi Thursday, Oct. 25 on the Hattiesburg campus. The demonstration is one of several experiential events offered in the course, taught by history professor Dr. Andrew Wiest, that focuses on the realities of war and combat (University Communications photo by David Tisdale).

The University of Southern Mississippi is proud to present the Jazz Lab Bands Fall Concert on Monday, Oct. 29 7:30 p.m. at The Thirsty Hippo in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. This concert is free for students and $5 for the general public.