April 28, 2016  

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The College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus was recently visited by three local Gulf Coast media executives for its second Executives On: Lecture Series.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s 2016 Eagle Jam will be held Saturday, April 9 at the Reed Green Coliseum featuring entertainment by nationally touring headliner Ben Rector. The event is made possible through a partnership with the Southern Miss Activities Council (SMAC) and the Hattiesburg area Habitat for Humanity.

As The University of Southern Mississippi honored those who shaped its legacy on the occasion of the institution’s 106th anniversary March 30, it also recognized the achievements of its students and people who help it achieve its mission during the annual Founders’ Day celebration.

Sierra Jones, a University of Southern Mississippi student from Ocean Springs, Miss. died march 28. She was 19.

A funeral service for Jones will be held at noon Monday, April 4 at Gruich Community Center, located   located at 591 Howard Avenue, in Biloxi, Miss., with visitation beginning at 11 a.m. Richmond-August Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The Residence Hall Association at The University of Southern Mississippi will host a special program to highlight the issue of domestic violence at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 8 at Scianna Hall on the Hattiesburg campus. The event is free and open to the public.

The University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Association has announced that festivities for Homecoming 2016 are scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 29, when the Golden Eagle football team battles Conference-USA rival Marshall at M.M. Roberts Stadium.

 

The Connoisseur Series will feature Tromba Mundi on April 5 at 7:30 p.m. in Marsh Auditorium on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus. The event is free and open to the public.

The University of Southern Mississippi Percussion Ensemble will perform with special guest artist Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez at 8 p.m., on Monday, April 4 in the Mannoni Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $10 for General Admission, $5 for student-age, and free for students with an I.D.

The Gulf Coast community can expect to see many helping hands Saturday, April 2, as students from The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus prepare to partake in an annual day of community service called The Big Event 2016.

 

World renowned flutists Sir James and Lady Jeanne Galway offered special instruction to a master class of students at The University of Southern Mississippi on Tuesday, March 30. The Galways return for their third performance with the Southern Miss Symphony Orchestra as part of a special concert, set for 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 31 in Bennett Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus.

The research and service of University of Southern Mississippi graduate students was celebrated at the 2016 Dr. Susan A. Siltanen Graduate Student Research Symposium March 24 on the Hattiesburg campus. The event, held at the Thad Cochran Center, was presented by the Southern Miss Graduate School and the Graduate Student Senate.

Students in the School of Social Work at The University of Southern Mississippi presented and won awards at the Mississippi chapter of the National Association of Social Workers conference, held March 23- 25 at the Golden Nugget Casino Hotel in Biloxi.

University of Southern Mississippi College of Education and Psychology Assistant Professor Dr. Ann E. Blankenship and University of Georgia College of Education Professor Elizabeth DeBary have published Volume 3 of the Education Law & Policy Review, serving as Guest Co-Editors-in-Chief for the special double issue. 

 

The University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra concert on March 31 headlined by two of the world’s premier flutists, Sir James and Lady Jeanne Galway, will also feature three acting students from the Department of Theatre. They will join the orchestra on the first half of the concert by reading lines from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.

An open house will be held Tuesday, April 5 at 4:30 p.m. for The University of Southern Mississippi’s Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies in room 133 of the J.B. George Building on the Hattiesburg campus. The J.B. George Building is located south of Reed Green Coliseum on Kay James Drive.

Faculty from the College of Arts and Letters at The University of Southern Mississippi were recently nominated for recognition by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters (MIAL) for their artistic accomplishments in 2015. Winners will be announced at the 37th annual MIAL Awards Banquet on Saturday, June 11 at the Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Health is Golden initiative, in conjunction with its Department of Public Health, will present a community health fair Saturday, April 2 from 9 a.m. – noon at Parkway Heights United Methodist Church in Hattiesburg. The church is located at 2420 Hardy St.

C-SPAN (Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network) is visiting The University of Southern Mississippi and the city of Hattiesburg March 24-29, as it features the history and non-fiction literary life of the city and university on the cable network’s non-fiction book channel BookTV (on C-SPAN2) and history channel American History TV (on C-SPAN3).

The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business is preparing for its second installment of the Executives On: Lecture Series on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. 

Civility Week at The University of Southern Mississippi will be held March 29-31 on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. Focused on creating a caring and civil community for all, Civility Week promotes the University’s demonstration of respect for others and the true Golden Eagle values of its students, faculty and staff.

The Office of Sustainability at The University of Southern Mississippi plans to kick recycling up a notch with the inaugural Recycling Olympics set for 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30.

 

Dr. Stan Kuczaj, director of The University of Southern Mississippi’s Marine Mammal Behavior and Cognition Laboratory, recently earned second place for a collaborative video based in part on his research of dolphin behavior in The Ocean 180 Video Challenge.

Graduate students in a sport marketing & public relations class at The University of Southern Mississippi have teamed up with the Biloxi Shuckers’ Minor League Baseball organization for a unique promotional project that could be a home run for both parties.

 

Under the guidance of Dr. Doug Manning, assistant professor of sport management, the class has been assessing the current marketing efforts of the Shuckers to create a marketing plan in an application of theory for organizational issues. The team is the Double A affiliate of Major League Baseball’s Milwaukee Brewers.

University of Southern Mississippi students will participate in an annual program of community service known as “The Big Event” Saturday, April 2.