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Four South Mississippi high schools performed well enough in regional competition last month to earn spots in the state drama festival set for Jan. 13-16 in Meridian, Miss.

University of Southern Mississippi visiting assistant professor and designer Kyle White was recently accepted into the prestigious Society of Illustrators’ annual exhibition and publication for his work “Good Game.”

 

White submitted his work to the Illustrators 53 competition, which is the premier showcase for illustrators and animators worldwide held by the Society of Illustrators. “Good Game” will also be featured in the Illustrators 53 annual publication America’s Original Annual of Illustration, in addition to being exhibited at The Museum of American Illustration in New York City Jan. 5 – March 27.

Students in the creative marketing course at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast took their creative freedom and ran with it for a project partnership involving Gulfport BoardSports, a locally owned water sport company.

As part of its mission to keep training and preparedness at the forefront, the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi has partnered with NVision Solutions to install the new NVTouch computer technology.

Aubrey K. Lucas, President Emeritus and Professor of Higher Education at the University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Miss., recently received a meritorious service award from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) during its annual conference held in Louisville, Ky.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Autism Project, a $1.3 million program developed through a partnership between the university and the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE), opened its doors on Friday, Dec. 10 allowing the public to view what educational opportunities are available to those affected by autism.

Gary Marchand has already climbed to the rank of chief executive officer and president of Memorial Hospital in Gulfport, Miss. But he isn’t content to let his administrative career languish in neutral.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Southern Chorale and its men’s a cappella ensemble, Spirit of Southern, will perform throughout Jamaica during a special concert tour Jan. 6-13.

A total of 1,199 students were candidates for graduation at The University of Southern Mississippi Friday, including a young man by the name of Austin Davis.

Mary Libby Payne’s commencement address Friday at The University of Southern Mississippi included her own words, but they also reflected the timeless values and spirit of humanity passed on by her grandfather, Joe Cook, the university’s first president. 

The University of Southern Mississippi has proven to be an exception to the rule concerning graduation rates for black and white football players, according to a new study released Monday.

Just in time for the holiday season, theUniversity of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra presents Bringing the World to Mississippi, a beautiful coffee-table-style book chronicling the history of the state’s oldest symphony orchestra from 1919-2010.

The University of Southern Mississippi University Police Department has made an arrest in an assault last weekend, and the school has removed campus recognition of and indefinitely suspended the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity.

Arrested Wednesday night was 21-year-old Southern Miss senior Chase LaGarde, who is a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity. He is charged with the aggravated assault of 19-year-old freshman Stuart Ramsey.

The DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi will host the 15th Annual DuBard Symposium: Dyslexia and Related Disorders Feb. 3-4 at the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg campus.

Polly Odom, executive secretary to University of Southern Mississippi President Martha Saunders, received the Jessie H. Morrison Award for staff excellence during ceremonies held Tuesday, Dec. 7 on the Hattiesburg campus.

Jennifer Payne, a University of Southern Mississippi speech communication graduate, has accepted the position of associate director for external affairs with the Southern Miss Alumni Association.

An impressive group of security professionals are scheduled to deliver addresses as part of comprehensive Industry Day set for Jan. 19, 2011 at the SAIC McLean Conference Center in McLean, Va.

Five  University of Southern Mississippi business students got a personal glimpse of the ripple effect created by the multi-billion-dollar gaming industry during a two-day trip to Tunica, Miss., in late November.

Those attending the special visit included Casino, Hospitality & Tourism Management (CHTM) seniors Whitney Hammons of Long Beach, Miss.; Kristen Livingston of Ocean Springs, Miss.; Andrew Lohnes of Picayune, Miss.; Joe Burrage of Picayune, Miss.; and DeWanda Green of Waynesboro, Miss.