April 26, 2017  

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The techniques of oral history are being used by Hattiesburg High School students in a project designed to gain more information about the history of racial segregation and desegregation of the city’s public education system.

In a conscious effort to “see the world from a different angle,” students, faculty and staff at The University of Southern Mississippi will celebrate Diversity and Civility Week, March 27-31, on the University’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

Jennifer Scroggins is a passionate advocate for individuals with disabilities and senior citizens. She is a natural giver and has a heart for serving others.

 

In recognition of her exceptional volunteer service, she was recently selected to receive an Honorable Mention award as part of the 2017 Governor’s Initiative for Volunteer Excellence (GIVE) Awards. 

The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Kinesiology, in conjunction with the Golden Key International Honour Society, will host a fully online information fair about its graduate programs Wednesday, March 22 between 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. CST..

The University of Southern Mississippi’s part-time Master of Business Administration degree program has been recognized among the nation’s best in rankings just released by U.S. News & World Report. The USM program is the only part-time program from Mississippi ranked in the Top 200.

Dr. Ann Blankenship, an assistant professor of educational administration at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been chosen to receive the Aubrey Keith Lucas and Ella Ginn Lucas Endowment for Faculty Excellence award for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Author and Republican pollster Kristen Soltis Anderson will discuss her insights on the intersection of the millennial generation and American political culture at the next University of Southern Mississippi University Forum.
 

Dr. Katherine Nugent, Dean of the College of Nursing at The University of Southern Mississippi, has added another sparkling honor to her illustrious career with induction in the Mississippi Nurses’ Association Hall of Fame.

More than120 University of Southern Mississippi education students and alumni, and William Carey students came to the Southern Miss Teacher Job Fair held March 9, in the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg Campus.

 

University of Southern Mississippi Senior Research Scientist Harriet Perry was recently honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Mississippi Chapter of the American Fisheries Society on Feb. 23 in Biloxi.

Registration is now open for iD8, The University of Southern Mississippi’s inaugural Hackathon, Friday and Saturday, April 7-8 in Hattiesburg. The competition is open to teams of four African-American high school girls. Teams will learn to code, build, and present a mobile app. No coding experience is necessary.

The University of Southern Mississippi has been recognized as one of the state’s top institutions of higher learning by BestColleges.com – a renowned online resource guide for prospective students and their families.

 

BestColleges.com ranked USM as the top public university in the state for online education and the second best four-year public university in the state overall.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Mass Communication and Journalism will host brand strategist Mart Martin of Jackson Spalding, one of Atlanta’s largest and most respected marketing communications agencies, on Tuesday, March 21 from 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. at the Polymer Science Building, room 101 on the Hattiesburg campus. The event is free and open to the public.

The University of Southern Mississippi invites Gulf Coast high school and community college students to experience what it is like to be a Golden Eagle during the fourth annual Showcase event on the University’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

Hosted by the Office of Admissions, Showcase 2017 is a free annual event that highlights the many opportunities available at Southern Miss for prospective freshmen and transfer students. The event will take place Tuesday, March 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., beginning at the Fleming Education Center on the Gulf Park campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Mass Communication and Journalism will host presentations for its students by alumnus Rex Kelly, a former executive with Mississippi Power and past director of the Southern Public Relations Federation on Tuesday, March 21 from 11 a.m. – noon in College Hall, room 201, and again from 1– 2 p.m. in College Hall, room 102.

The University of Southern Mississippi has earned a No. 8 ranking nationally for its online Master of Science in Nutrition and Food Systems by GradSource.com.

 

Award-winning author Carolyn Brown of Jackson, Miss. will discuss her new book, The Artist’s Sketch: A Biography of Painter Kate Freeman Clark, on Friday, March 24 at 5:30 pm at Oddfellows Gallery in downtown Hattiesburg. This event is part of “Lectures, Lore and Lessons: Mississippi at the Bicentennial,” an event and lecture series celebrating Mississippi’s bicentennial, hosted by The University of Southern Mississippi University Libraries’ Special Collections.

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop Saturday, April 8, for any residents in Hinds and surrounding counties interested in buying a home.

Moran McLelland Pope, Jr., a prominent University of Southern Mississippi alumnus and former mayor of the city of Hattiesburg, died March 2 at his home in Hattiesburg. He was 94.

New York Times bestselling author and National Book Award winner Nathaniel Philbrick will offer remarks during a special event Thursday, March 23 at 7 p.m. at Oddfellows Gallery in downtown Hattiesburg. Philbrick will discuss the nature of his artistic collaboration with artist Wendell Minor, his body of work and take questions from the audience.

Science Café on the Coast, hosted by The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Library, will present a screening of the documentary "The Invisible Patients: Life at the Edges of the Health Care System" Wednesday, March 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the Pass Christian Public Library.

Interested in catching more Redfish and Speckled Trout? University of Southern Mississippi marine scientists and local professional fishing guides have teamed up to offer to help you catch more fish. The seminar “Catch More Fish with Science” will be hosted March 23 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, located at the Peck House on the Southern Miss Hattiesburg campus.

Selected student leaders at the University of Southern Mississippi attended the third Student Leadership Summit hosted by the Office of Leadership and Student Involvement on the Hattiesburg campus at the Trent Lott National Center Friday, March 3. 

The Southern Miss School of Music announces open auditions to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera to all university students. Auditions will be held on Sunday, April 23 beginning at 1 p.m. All applicants must register online at www.usm.edu/music/phantom. Complete audition details are available there.