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The Dale Center for the Study of War & Society at the University of Southern Mississippi is pleased to announce that legendary journalist and war correspondent Dan Rather will deliver the 2019 Lt. Col. John H. Dale Distinguished Lecture in International Security and Global Policy on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, at 7 p.m.

The University of Southern Mississippi Advanced Trumpet Ensemble, along with Master of Music student Dayvison Costa, will compete in the Live Rounds at The National Trumpet Competition, to be held at The University of Kentucky next month.

Teens and young adults with disabilities can be surprisingly direct about their futures. Some want to go to college. Some want to work. All want to be independent and make decisions about how they will live their lives. Some young people simply need some guidance to help them decide how to achieve their choices.

Dr. Sara Rzeszutek, an associate professor of history at St. Francis College in Brooklyn, New York and author of James and Esther Cooper Jackson: Love and Courage in the Black Freedom Movement, will deliver a talk entitled “Southern Black Labor Radicalism in the Postwar Years” Thursday, Feb. 7 at 6 p.m. in room 101 of the Liberal Arts Building on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus. Admission is free.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in Hattiesburg will join forces with the Gulf Coast center to conduct a series of Business 101 workshops in February.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) School of Music will host all-day events of the Vocal Arts and Science Symposium on Feb. 1-2 in both Marsh Auditorium and the Intermezzo @ Woods Gallery on the Hattiesburg campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus will be closed on Tuesday, Jan. 29, due to anticipated winter weather conditions, beginning late Monday evening and continuing throughout Tuesday. Monday night classes will meet as scheduled, and operations will resume as regularly scheduled on Wednesday.

The University of Southern Mississippi continues to excel as a resource for military veterans by virtue of the latest rankings by VIQTORY, which lists USM at No. 3 nationwide among research institutions in its 2019-20 survey of Military Friendly® Schools. USM is also the highest-ranked college or university in Mississippi.

Black History Month 2019 will be observed throughout February at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach, recognizing the legacy of African-American achievements in our national history and culture.

“Spy Games: War and Espionage in the 20th Century” is the theme for the 14th annual Dale Center for the Study of War and Society’s Richard McCarthy Lecture Series, featuring a presentation by Dr. Jeremy Black Tuesday, Jan. 29 entitled “The World of James Bond: The Life and Times of 007.” This free event will be held at 6 p.m. in the Liberal Arts Building, room 108 on the Hattiesburg campus.

On Saturday, Feb. 23, University of Southern Mississippi alumni across the Southeast are invited to participate in community service as part of the Southern Miss Alumni Association’s Doing GOLD Work initiative.

The University of Southern Mississippi presents its Connoisseur Series with O Sole Trio on February 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mannoni Performing Arts Center (MPAC).

University of Southern Mississippi (USM) History Professor Dr. Andrew Haley will discuss his research into the world of Mississippi community cookbooks Jan. 30 when he presents “Cookbooks for a Cause” from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30 at the Hattiesburg Public Library. An admission charge of $10 reserves a seat for the program and supports Extra Table, a charitable initiative that provides resources for food banks in the Pine Belt.

Pam Moeller, Director of External Relations for The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Ocean Science and Engineering, has been selected to take part in the 2019 Class of Leadership Mississippi.

“Do It For The Culture” is this year’s theme for observance of Black History Month 2019 at The University of Southern Mississippi’s (USM) Hattiesburg campus, with programming featuring events designed to educate, enlighten and entertain throughout February.

The Phi Epsilon Chapter of Delta Delta Delta (Tri Delta) Sorority at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) will host a pancake dinner fundraiser Monday, Feb. 18 from 7 p.m. – 12 a.m. to support its primary philanthropic beneficiary, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Coming off a year that saw an impressive uptick in productivity, The University of Southern Mississippi’s Office of Sustainability is gearing up for another run in the 2019 RecycleMania Tournament.


The Office of Leadership and Student Involvement in the Division of Student Affairs at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) will host its 5th annual Student Leadership Summit Friday, Feb. 22 at the Trent Lott National Center on the Hattiesburg campus. The Summit is a free, one-day leadership conference for any USM student.

Paige Whiting, a senior marketing major at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been hired as one of 10 leadership development consultants by Kappa Delta Sorority for the 2019-20 academic year.


The newly remodeled Math Zone on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus reflects efforts over the past two years at redesigning the university’s College Algebra course.

“This is one of our favorite days of the year at The Children’s Center,” said Sarah Case-Price, director at The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at Southern Miss. “Besides being a whole lot of fun, The Children’s Center Classic also gives us an opportunity to really connect with the community, to reunite with Children’s Center graduates and their families, and to promote and highlight inclusion and diversity here in Hattiesburg and beyond.” 

Tiara Watson, a University of Southern Mississippi (USM) senior psychology major and student in its prestigious Honors College, has been chosen to present her research at the Southeastern Psychological Association Conference (SEPA) March 20-23 in Jacksonville, Florida.

Four members of The University of Southern Mississippi’s Eagle Connection student ambassador group had the opportunity to present at the Student Development Institute hosted by CIVSA (Collegiate Information and Visitor Services Association) earlier this month in Birmingham, Ala.

Nobel Laureate Dr. Randy Schekman will share his research related to cell membrane vesicle trafficking during a guest lecture on Jan. 23 at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Joe Paul Student Theater. The free lecture, which begins at 3 p.m., is sponsored by the School of Polymer Science and Engineering, Mississippi IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE), Honors College – University Forum, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Vice President for Research.