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The deadline is approaching to contribute to the “Kiss a Pig” contest, giving University of Southern Mississippi students, faculty and staff a chance to support a great cause while bidding for a campus leader to be chosen to kiss a live pig.

The University of Southern Mississippi Student Government Association will host a student town hall meeting from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 14 in Ballroom I of the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg campus.

Southern President Martha Saunders, SGA President Kasey Mitchell, members of the Executive Cabinet, plus University Priorities Committee chairpersons will be on hand to discuss the proposed university budget reductions for 2012.

Students will have an opportunity to ask questions and voice their concerns.

For the third consecutive year, The University of Southern Mississippi has experienced a record enrollment of freshmen students plus a record number of total students enrolled.

Retired Army Lt. Gen. Russel L. Honoré, renowned for his forceful, productive leadership during the Hurricane Katrina recovery effort, will be the guest speaker for the Issues and Answers Lecture Series presented by The Sun Herald, The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast College of Arts and Letters and the Centennial Celebration Committee on Tuesday, Sept 7.

Fashion and fun are bringing The University of Southern Mississippi’s Katrina Research Center and the Gulf Coast Women’s Center for Nonviolence together to raise money and awareness for an important cause.

A small group of students from The University of Southern Mississippi took advantage of a big opportunity as recent participants in the Emerging Minority Business Leaders (EMBL) program held on the campus West Liberty University in West Liberty, W. Va.

Philanthropist Charles Guidroz has parlayed his appreciation for the DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi into a donor advised fund through The Greater PineBelt Community Foundation.

A University of Southern Mississippi tradition returns to downtown Hattiesburg when its homecoming parade runs through the historic heart of the city Saturday, Oct. 9 in conjunction with its Centennial Celebration and Fall Art Walk.

Southern Miss and city officials announced Tuesday morning in a press conference at Hattiesburg City Hall that the parade will begin at 10 a.m. that day along Main and Front Streets in downtown, and include the Pride of Mississippi Marching Band, the Dixie Darlings, floats and Southern Miss cheerleaders and athletes.

“Quality matters at Southern Miss, however, we cannot do everything and still expect to maintain the type of educational experience we aspire to offer,” said President Martha Saunders as she announced paring the 2012 budget which begins July 1, 2011.

The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) through the Office of Professional Development and Educational Outreach is offering an online Sports Security Management Certificate. The program will be offered beginning Sept. 13 through Nov. 22.

Even with a myriad of duties and issues demanding her attention as president of The University of Southern Mississippi, Dr. Martha Saunders remains engaged in the day to day life of its students.

Are you interested in learning more about popular scientific topics from experts in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere? Then pull up a chair at The University of Southern Mississippi’s new Science Café @ Cook Library.

As the 5-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaches, The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast continues its efforts to repair and rebuild the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach, along with the university’s teaching and research sites throughout the Mississippi Gulf Coast.