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Homelessness is a devastating experience for families with children. The Project Recovery Rapid Re-housing program administered by The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies (IDS) is available to assist homeless families with children in Forrest, Adams, Pike, Lauderdale and Marion counties.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s (USM) Wind Ensemble pays tribute to great American composer Leonard Bernstein with its opening concert on Oct. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus. This concert is free, and all are welcome to attend and enjoy this exciting evening of music.

Simple, yet strange. That’s how Princeton astrophysicist Dr. David Nathaniel Spergel characterized the universe during his visit to The University of Southern Mississippi’s (USM) Hattiesburg campus to deliver the Oct. 2 University Forum lecture "Our Simple and Strange Universe." The program was co-sponsored by USM’s Rayborn Lecture Series in Physics.

The Office of Career Services at The University of Southern Mississippi seeks to draw more attention and engagement from freshmen and sophomore students with its inaugural Career Expo set for Oct. 9 on the Hattiesburg campus. Formerly designated as a career fair, the re-branded Career Expo will be held from Noon-4 p.m. at the Thad Cochran Center.

As a way to start off the symphonic season, the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) presents the Symphonic Winds and Concert Band Concert on Oct. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus. This performance is free and open to the public.

In response to the constantly evolving threat to mass spectator gatherings and public assembly areas, The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi conducts adaptable and responsive comprehensive training courses that are designed to build resilience in communities and venues.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Gallery of Art and Design will host its 2018 Southern Miss Ceramics National beginning on Oct. 12.

Three University of Southern Mississippi students cycled from cities along the U.S. west coast to Washington, D.C. this past summer in support of persons with physical and mental disabilities.

The Center for Community Engagement (CCE) at The University of Southern Mississippi recently announced the 2018-19 recipient of the Conville Service-Learning Development Award, a $2,000 grant for graduates of USM’s Faculty Fellow Seminar on Service-Learning to pursue new service-learning initiatives.

In an effort to better accommodate University of Southern Mississippi patrons, Barnes & Noble bookstore has purchased a merchandise trailer that will be fully stocked and positioned at various outside sales venues around the Hattiesburg campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) has been ranked in the Top 50 Universities for Professional Sales Education in the United States in the 2017 Sales Education Foundation Annual Report. 

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Human Rights and Civil Liberties will host a forum on immigration Tuesday, Oct. 2 from noon-1:30 p.m. in the Gonzales Auditorium of the Liberal Arts Building on the Hattiesburg campus. Admission is free, and members of the University and local communities are invited.

Choral Activities at The University of Southern Mississippi will present the first choral chamber concerts of the 2018-19 season on Oct. 7 and 8. Both events are free and are open to the public.

Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker visited The University of Southern Mississippi recently in recognition of National Online Learning Day. Celebrated in September, National Online Learning Day showcases how students of all ages are thriving with the ability to learn online - anywhere, anytime.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) celebrated the opening of the new $12.2-million Marine Research Center (MRC) Friday, Sept. 21, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Port of Gulfport.

 

Located on Highway 90 at the Port’s entrance, the new research center is the centerpiece for a new maritime blue economy in South Mississippi. The MRC provides shoreside support to USM’s 135-foot oceanographic research vessel, the R/V Point Sur, and to a number of academic programs.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Office of Sustainability has a packed lineup of events on tap in October on its Hattiesburg and Gulf Park campuses as part of National Campus Sustainability Month.

The University of Southern Mississippi School of Music presents a Guest Artist Series event featuring pianist Dr. Joel Schoenhals on Oct. 8 at 8 p.m. in Marsh Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus. Dr. Schoenhals will also present a free masterclass on Oct. 9 from 1:15-2:45 p.m. in Marsh. Both are free and open to the public.

Tammy Matlock, left, a graduate assistant in The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) School of Social Work, discusses the resources available at the University’s Eagle’s Nest Food Pantry with Laura Jean Kerr, a USM alumna and instructor of sociology at Mississippi State University. Kerr was among members of the Partnership for a Healthy Mississippi’s Campus Anti-Hunger Team visiting the Pantry to gain insights into how to set up food banks on college campuses across the state.

For information about the Eagle’s Next Food Pantry, visit https://www.usm.edu/social-work/eagles-nest-food-pantry.

The University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Hall of Fame was established in 1987 to recognize those whose contributions have helped move the University forward. On April 26, in conjunction with his concert at the Historic Saenger Theater, the Southern Miss Alumni Association inducted Jimmy Buffett ’69 as the first member of the 2018 class of the University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Hall of Fame.

University of Southern Mississippi Distinguished Professor of English Emeritus Dr. Philip C. Kolin has just published The Night's Magician: Poems about the Moon, co-edited with Dr. Sue Brannan Walker of the University of South Alabama, and released by Negative Capability Press.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Symphony Orchestra opens its 99th concert season on Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus by honoring legendary composer Leonard Bernstein.

Economic development specialists and those seeking to enhance their knowledge and skill set in the field converged on The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Hattiesburg campus Sept. 17-21 for the 25th edition of the True South Economic Development Course.

University of Southern Mississippi senior accounting student, Paige Dillistone, has been accepted into The Global Internship Program through her internship with KPMG, one of the Big Four Accounting Firms, in Jackson, Miss. During this internship, she will be completing a four-week rotation in Sydney, Australia. 

The University of Southern Mississippi has become the first institution of higher education to deploy the advanced AI-enabled economic data analytics platform, Gazelle.ai within its curriculum in the College of Business and Economic Development.