February 13, 2016  

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The University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of Art and Design is currently hosting the bi-annual Senior Show through Dec. 11 in the Gallery of Art and Design on the Hattiesburg campus. The art exhibit is free to the public and available to view in the gallery Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

CONCORDE, a GoMRI-funded scientific consortium based out of The University of Southern Mississippi, recently completed a large-scale research mission that was actually five efforts rolled into one.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi chapter of the Chi Omega sorority will host its 64th annual Songfest Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 6 p.m. in Reed Green Coliseum on the Hattiesburg campus.

Admission is free and donations for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the event’s charity beneficiary, are welcomed.

Dr. Glenn Terry Harper, professor emeritus of history and former dean of the College of Liberal Arts at The University of Southern Mississippi, died Nov. 26 at his home in Hattiesburg. He was 78. Services were held Nov. 29 at Main Street Baptist Church in Hattiesburg, where Harper was a member.

The City of Hattiesburg and the Hattiesburg Jaycees are hosting the annual Christmas Parade and Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Thursday, December 3, starting at 5:30 p.m. 

The University of Southern Mississippi’s National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) will hold the 3rd annual National Intercollegiate Athletics Safety and Security Summit Jan. 26-28, 2016 at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach, Miss.

The quick actions of three athletic training students from The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Kinesiology saved a woman’s life Oct. 24.

The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) recently chose Dr. Frances A. Karnes, retired Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Special Education at The University of Southern Mississippi, as the recipient of its 2015 Legacy Award. Karnes is founder of the University’s Karnes Center for Gifted Studies.

The recent terrorist attacks in Paris have placed even greater significance on the partnership between the University of Southern Mississippi’s National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) and the International Criminal Police Organization, INTERPOL.

The University of Southern Mississippi will ring in the holiday season Wednesday, Dec. 2 with its annual Lighting the Way event on the Hattiesburg campus. Activities begin at 5:30 p.m. on the south lawn of the Aubrey K. Lucas Administration Building, and members of the University and local communities are invited.

Three University of Southern Mississippi librarians were honored recently at the Mississippi Library Association (MLA) annual conference in Natchez. Sarah Mangrum, Jennifer Brannock and Elena Azadbakht all received awards for their dedication and service in a Mississippi Library.

Dr. Susannah Ural of The University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of History was recently named the 2015-2017 recipient of Charles W. Moorman Distinguished Alumni Professorship in the Humanities.

To kick off National Disability Mentoring Day 2015, almost 100 students from Hattiesburg, Oak Grove, and Petal high school spent the day learning about career development on the campus of the University of Southern Mississippi through the Institute of Disability Studies. This year’s theme was “My Disability Is One Part of Who I Am.” 

The University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra presents its annual musical gift to the community -- the Holiday Choral Spectacular set for Dec. 1 and Dec. 3 at Main Street Baptist Church in Hattiesburg. 

 

For more than a decade, this “sounds of the season” has delighted and amazed audiences with the scope of the orchestra and choral personnel involved. The concerts will begin at 7:30 p.m. under the direction of Dr. Gregory Fuller, Dr. Lauren Calisto-Fowler, Dr. Webb Parker, and Dr. Jay Dean.

 

University of Southern Mississippi business students captured four out of eight awards presented at the Mississippi Cotton Merchandising Competition held Nov. 20 at Mississippi State University in Starkville. While 45 merchandising plans were entered in the completion, only 17 were chosen for the final competition at Mississippi State University. 

Megan Burkes, manager of annual giving and special projects at The University of Southern Mississippi Foundation, was named one of the Top 10 Under 40 at the One Coast Awards held on Tuesday, Nov. 18 at the Beau Rivage in Biloxi, Miss.

 

The Southern Entrepreneurship Program (SEP), a statewide outreach program of The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business and Center for Economic and Entrepreneurship Education, kicked off its 9th annual program series on Nov. 4 in Jackson, Miss.

The Big Read and The University of Southern Mississippi will present “On the Radio with Edgar Allan Poe: A Live Theatrical Performance” Thursday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. in the Tatum Theatre in the Theatre and Dance Building on the Hattiesburg campus. Poems and stories by the acclaimed master of mystery will be performed by the Department of Theatre with spooky soundscapes produced live by students from the School of Mass Communications and Journalism.

The 2015 Southeast Regional IDeA conference held earlier this month in Biloxi, Miss., showcased biomedical research from more than 250 researchers. Over the course of the three-day conference, 27 students from The University of Southern Mississippi competed against undergraduate and graduate students across the region to win awards for their biomedical research.

Mississippi Gulf Coast anglers young and old are invited to the 2015 Mississippi Marine Fisheries Workshop on Monday, Nov. 23, at 6 p.m. in the Caylor Auditorium at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) in Ocean Springs.

The University of Southern Mississippi has partnered with the nation of Panama in a program initiated by its president, Juan Carlos Varela, that seeks to convert the country’s public school system into a bilingual system with the goal of a bilingual nation.

University of Southern Mississippi senior Christiana Kay Whitley of Hattiesburg, Miss., has been awarded a Study Abroad Grant worth $1,000 from the Honor Society Phi Kappa Phi. Whitley is one of 25 students nationwide to earn the award.

The IDeA program in Mississippi served as host for the 2015 Southeast Regional IDeA Meeting held at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, Miss., on Nov. 11-13.

 

The School of Social Work at The University of Southern Mississippi hosted the 44th annual Alabama/Mississippi Social Work Education Conference Oct. 29-30 in the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg Campus. More than 350 students and professionals attended the event.