March 24, 2017  

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Moffitt Health Center, a full service primary care clinic at The University of Southern Mississippi, has achieved reaccreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).

 

Accreditation distinguishes this primary care facility from many other outpatient facilities by providing the highest quality of care to its patients as determined by an independent, external process of evaluation. Status as an accredited organization means Moffitt Health Center has met nationally recognized standards for the provision of quality health care set by AAAHC.

 

Samantha DiMaggio, an exercise science master’s student in The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Kinesiology, is helping lead a campus-wide health program.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Southern Chorale will present three free concerts in three cities in one week. Directed by Dr. Gregory Fuller, the ensemble is known as one of the finest a capella groups in the United States, making significant national and international appearances over the last decade, including a premiere of a new work at the Nation Collegiate Choral Organization conference and a tour of Jamaica. Various guest artists and groups will share the spotlight during this mini-tour.

Science Café on the Coast, hosted by The University of Southern Mississippi's Gulf Coast Library, will present “Wild Harvest: Foraging on the Gulf Coast” Thursday, Feb. 23, at 6 p.m. at the Gulf Coast Library on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

The University of Southern Mississippi community is mourning the death of Cole Whaley, an undergraduate student from Mobile, Ala. Whaley died overnight in New Orleans, La.

The most recent transformations in how we understand the concept of time will not only be discussed, but demonstrated by a Nobel Laureate in Physics when Dr. William Phillips gives the second Rayborn Lecture in Physics at The University of Southern Mississippi Thursday, March 2 at 6:30 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium.
 

The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Arts and Letters will present the 2017 Moorman Lecture featuring 2015-2017 Moorman Professor Dr. Susannah Ural Monday, Feb. 13 at 6 p.m. in the Liberal Arts Building, room 101. Ural, who teaches history at Southern Miss, will present “The Challenges of War and Memory: Three Case Studies from the American Civil War.”

Samantha DiMaggio, an exercise science master’s student in The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Kinesiology, is helping lead a campus-wide health program.

Mark Clodfelter, a Shires Performing Artist, international soloist and professor of trumpet and three-time Grammy nominee, and Chair of the Department of Studio Music and Jazz at The University of Miami’s Frost School of Music Dr. John Daversa will headline this year’s Trumpet Festival Saturday, Feb. 18 at The University of Southern Mississippi.

More than eight million students participate in interscholastic athletics sports and after-school programs each year, and 336 million spectators attend these events. When a school-based emergency or incident occurs, often it is the school personnel who are first to arrive on the scene.

Dr. Kathy Yadrick, professor of nutrition and food systems and part-time associate dean for research, has accepted full-time duties as associate dean of the College of Health at The University of Southern Mississippi.

The University of Southern Mississippi will host its annual Arbor Day celebration on Friday, Feb. 10, at 1 p.m. This year’s ceremony will include the planting of three trees on the east side of McLemore Hall as replacements for those lost from that area during the 2013 tornado. The ceremony will then move to the lawn in front of Kennard-Washington Hall to reveal the winner of the Arbor Day Tree Naming Contest.

University of Southern Mississippi Distinguished Professor of English (Emeritus) Dr. Philip Kolin has published his eighth collection of poems--Benedict's Daughter--with Wipf and Stock Publishing, known for books in theology, the arts, and history.

More than 225 business leaders, students, and community members gathered on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus recently for the annual Economic Outlook 2017 Forum hosted by the University’s College of Business.

The works of several local artists are currently on exhibit at The University of Southern Mississippi as part of the Hub City Invitational. Through Feb. 17 at the Gallery of Art and Design in the George Hurst Building, visitors can enjoy dynamic artwork from Claudia Ka Cartee, Amy Giust, Barbara Ann Carver Hunt, Rebekah Stark Johnson, Chatham Kemp, Heath Kleinke, Andrea Kostyal, James Kyle McCrory, Myra Meade, Betty Press, Charles Price, Susan Crawford Stevens, Dinny St. John, Vixon Sullivan, John Whitt, Kim Whitt, Robert Williams and Alehandro Wooten.

The ‘Greatest Show on Dirt’ is returning to Hattiesburg Feb. 17-18 for the 32nd annual Southern Miss Coca-Cola Classic Rodeo. The Department of Recreational Sports at The University of Southern Mississippi will host the event at the Forrest County Multi-Purpose Center, which will start at 7:30 p.m. with doors opening at 6 p.m.

Colin Williams, associate principal trombone for the New York Philharmonic, will headline the 2017 Southern Miss Trombone Day on Saturday, Feb. 25 on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus. The event runs all day with several free public offerings: a master class at 10 a.m. in Intermezzo @ Woods Gallery; a recital by Williams at 2:30 p.m. and a finale event featuring him at 4 p.m., both in the Mannoni Performing Arts Center Auditorium.
 

Mya Rome was juggling a full-time job when she decided to earn her master’s degree in Child and Family Studies. Leading a busy life, she was also traveling the U.S. with her husband and preparing for the arrival of her baby girl. That is where The University of Southern Mississippi’s online master’s degree in Child and Family Studies met her needs.

The Sport Management master’s degree program at The University of Southern Mississippi has been recognized among the nation’s best in rankings released recently by two online publications.

Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services, one of the nation’s most comprehensive treatment campuses, will present A Suicide Survived: The Kevin Hines Story – Raising Awareness about Suicide and Teenagers Thursday, Feb. 9 at 6 p.m. at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Thad Cochran Center in Hattiesburg.

In celebration of Black History Month, the Division of Student Affairs at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus will host an array of programming during the month of February to honor African-American culture, beginning with a kick-off event Tuesday, Feb. 7.

Krystyna Varnado, right, the new Associate Vice President for Human Resources at The University of Southern Mississippi, visited with USM faculty and staff Jan. 25 during a reception for her at the Baptist Student Union on the Hattiesburg campus. The event was hosted by the USM chapters of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) and the Association of Office Professionals (AOP). (USM photo by Danny Rawls)

In partnership with the Mississippi Humanities Council, The University of Southern Mississippi’s English Graduate Organization (EGO) and the Center for Writers (C4W) are hosting “Bodies of Work: The Human Body in Various Forms,” a conference to showcase creative and scholarly work, March 3-4 in the R.C. Cook University Union on the Hattiesburg campus.

On Saturday, March 4, a reception will be held featuring Mississippi Poet Laureate Beth Ann Fennelly from 7-9 p.m. at Oddfellows Gallery in downtown Hattiesburg. This reception is free and open to the public.

This project was made possible by a grant from the Mississippi Humanities Council, through support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this event do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the Mississippi Humanities Council. More information about the conference can be found at http://egousm.wixsite.com/conference.

The Institute for Disability Studies (IDS) at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus is recruiting new members for TRIAD AmeriCorps. Training, Resources and Information for the Advancement of Disability (TRIAD) Service AmeriCorps is an inclusive service program funded through Volunteer Mississippi.