April 25, 2018  

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One hundred years’ worth of black and gold pride is on display this week for The University of Southern Mississippi’s Centennial Homecoming Celebration.

Dr. Andrew Wiest, professor of history at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been named the Charles W. Moorman Distinguished Alumni Professor in the Humanities by the College of Arts and Letters.

The Alumni Band will perform for the first time in more than 10 years during Homecoming weekend Oct. 8-9 on the campus of the University of Southern Mississippi.

Bob Hopkins, chief of police at The University of Southern Mississippi, will readily accept all the help he can get when it comes to protecting the sprawling Hattiesburg, Miss., campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s electronic message board at the corner of Hwy. 49 and Hardy St. has been upgraded as part of an initiative to accommodate fiber switching necessary to connect The Garden and main Southern Miss telecommunication infrastructure. The updated board is set to begin operation on Wednesday, Oct. 6.

When she inquired about a teaching position with The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Education and Psychology more than 20 years ago, Mary Beth Evans wasn’t lacking in experience.

By then, she already had half a century of service in the field of education, from working as a teacher in a rural country day school to high school principal to professor at universities in the Midwest. But even after she and her husband retired to Hattiesburg, she still longed to continue working in her chosen field.

An expert on the cultural origins of New Orleans will present at The University of Southern Mississippi’s University Forum Tuesday, Oct. 5 at 6:30 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium.

Mike Forster, dean of the College of Health at The University of Southern Mississippi summed up the significance of the recently completed Public Health Symposium with a succinct, yet profound, declaration.

“No state needs to focus on health more than Mississippi,” said Forster.

Kelly Hill of Gretna, La., was selected to serve as a College of Health Ambassador for the 2010-11 academic year at The University of Southern Mississippi. 

Students are selected to represent the College of Health as an Ambassador based on the student’s academic achievement and leadership qualities. Ambassadors represent the college at a variety of campus and community events and are dedicated to expanding the College of Health by increasing the college student body and promoting health and excellence through research, teaching, and service.