December 18, 2018  

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An old saying goes that history is told by the victors.

 

With that in mind, The University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for the Study of War and Society will focus on the topic of defeat for the 6th Annual Richard McCarthy Lecture Series.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s next Science Café @ Cook Library for the spring series will be Monday, Feb. 21 from 6-7:30 p.m. The topic will be obesity and the latest in weight research, with a presentation by Dr. Kathy Yadrick, professor and chair of the university’s Department of Nutrition and Food Systems.

Dr. Mac Alford is known for his cheery disposition and omnipresent smile. Lately, he’s had a good reason for both.

 

An assistant professor of biological sciences and curator of the university’s herbarium, Alford learned last week he was the recipient of a prestigious and highly competitive Fulbright Foreign Scholarship.

 

The award allows Alford, whose areas of expertise include tropical plants and plant diversity, to teach and conduct research at the University of Novi Sad in Serbia. His nine-month appointment begins in October.

As the revolution in Egypt continues to unfold, a diverse group of faculty and students from The University of Southern Mississippi will host a public forum addressing the situation Mon., February 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the Liberal Arts Building room 108.

Two University of Southern Mississippi theatre students are heading to Washington, D.C. in April as national finalists for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF).

A story about three friends struggling to deal with the controversial issues of homosexuality and AIDS will open The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Theatre and Dance’s Studio Series Tuesday, Feb. 22 in the Gilbert F. Hartwig Theatre.

Hattiesburg area residents are encouraged to join WUSM – the Southern Miss campus radio station – this Saturday, February 19, for an all day fundraising event at Buffalo Wild Wings in Hattiesburg.

Two University of Southern Mississippi students from Vicksburg have been selected as members of Southern Style for 2011.

The students are as follows:

Nathan Harrell of Petal, Miss., has been selected as one of 23 members of Southern Style for 2011 at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Harrell, a junior Spanish and communications double major, is the son of Chuck and Ramona Harrell.  He is a member of the Student Government Association. 

Six University of Southern Mississippi students from the Mobile area have been selected as members of Southern Style for 2011.

The students are as follows:

Spanish Fort

  • Nikki Snellman, a sophomore elementary/special education major, is the daughter of Dale Snellman of Dauphin Island, Ala., and Michelle and Gavin Dixon of Spanish Fort, Ala. She serves as social chair for Chi Omega sorority and is a recruiter for the Southern Miss football office.

Semmes

Three University of Southern Mississippi students from the Madison County area have been selected as members of Southern Style for 2011.

The students are as follows:

Madison

Ten University of Southern Mississippi students from the Jackson area have been selected as members of Southern Style for 2011.

The students are as follows:

Madison

Two University of Southern Mississippi students from the Coast have been selected as members of Southern Style for 2011.

The students are as follows:

Gulfport

Laney Phillips of Florence, Miss., has been selected as one of 23 members of Southern Style for 2011 at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Phillips, a sophomore nursing major, is the daughter of Scott and Sandi Phillips.  She is vice president of finance for Delta Delta Delta sorority. 

Claire Dulaney of Saint Cloud, Fla., has been selected as one of 23 members of Southern Style for 2011 at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Dulaney, a sophomore political science major, is the daughter of Randy and Karen Dulaney. She is vice president of operations for Kappa Delta sorority, a Leadership Ambassador and a member of Eagle Connection, College Republicans and the Legacy.

Carmen Hall of Pace, Fla., has been selected as one of 23 members of Southern Style for 2011 at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Hall, a junior biological science major, is the daughter of Kenneth Hall, Sr., of Pearl, Miss., and Denita Williams of Pace, Fla. She is a member of the African American Student Organization, Southern Miss Activities Council, Campus Civitian and the Student Government Association. 

Kimberly Gaddis of Meridian, Miss., has been selected as one of 23 members of Southern Style for 2011 at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Gaddis, a junior political science major, is the daughter of Keith Gaddis of Meridian and Melanie and Dennis Reed of Meridian.  She is an Honor’s College Ambassador, secretary of Eagle Connection and a member of Delta Gamma sorority. 

Shawn Blanchard of Liberty, Miss., has been selected as one of 23 members of Southern Style for 2011 at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Blanchard, a junior exercise science major, is the son of Kenneth and Angie Blanchard.  He is a member of Sigma Chi fraternity, Campus Crusades for Christ and serves as Freshman Associates Advisor. 

Erick Brown of Columbus, Miss., has been selected as one of 23 members of Southern Style for 2011 at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Brown, a junior sociology major, is the son of James and Regina Brown. 

Southern Style is a highly selective group of student leaders who serve as official hosts and hostesses for Southern Miss. Students are chosen each year through a three-phase selection process. One of the main responsibilities of Southern Style members is to serve as orientation leaders during the summer.

Austin Jackson of Clinton, Miss., has been selected as one of 23 members of Southern Style for 2011 at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Jackson, a sophomore English major, is the son of Alfred and Vivian Jackson.  He is a member of the Student Government Association and serves as a Leadership Ambassador.

Two University of Southern Mississippi students from the Amite County area have been selected as members of Southern Style for 2011.

The students are as follows:

Liberty

  • Shawn Blanchard, a junior exercise physiology major, is the son of Kenneth and Angie Blanchard. He is a member of Sigma Chi fraternity, Campus Crusades for Christ and serves as Freshman Associates Advisor.

Summit

The library at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach will host a book talk and brown bag lunch featuring author Gail C. Fusco to discuss and sign her book Mama Nettie’s Time to Love. The event will take place Wednesday, Feb. 23 at noon in room 204 of the library.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast is offering a Graduate Record Exam (GRE) preparation course that will be held on the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

The prep course will require participants to meet for three Saturday sessions from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. The meeting dates are March 5, March 19 and April 2. The course will cover all aspects of the GRE which include analytical, verbal and reading comprehension.

The Alpha Delta chapter of Lambda Sigma at The University of Southern Mississippi was one of two chapters from across the country selected as Outstanding Chapters of the year at the Presidents Conference held at Louisiana Tech University during the fall 2010 semester.