February 25, 2017  

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The College of Nursing’s Department of Advanced Practice at The University Southern Mississippi has been awarded a traineeship grant for nearly $350,000 through Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to fund 50 Advanced Practice Registered Nurses for the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 academic years.

The Mississippi Gamma chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon will host its 11th annual Chili Cook-Off Saturday, Nov. 19 from 2:30-6 p.m. at Pete Taylor Park. All proceeds will benefit Extra Table and the USM Eagle’s Nest.

Dr. Andrew Wiest, professor of history and founding director of The University of Southern Mississippi's Dale Center for the Study of War and Society, gave a talk at the Simpson County VFW Post 9122 on Nov. 11 in conjunction with Veterans Day. Wiest discussed the impact of the Vietnam War on soliders and their families, based in part on his book "The Boys of '67: Charlie Company's War in Vietnam." Earlier, Wiest had spoken to a group of Marion County high school students for a Veterans Day program.  (University Communications photo by David Tisdale)

The Southern Rap Battle originally scheduled for Friday, Nov. 11 has been rescheduled for Friday, Dec. 9, the night of the scheduled final round, due to complications caused by a stage malfunction. The event will be held in the Black Box Theater, also known as Hartwig Theatre, on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus. Admission is free.

Tamara Wright of Pickens was recently announced as a member of the 2017 class of Kennard Scholars at The University of Southern Mississippi.

University of Southern Mississippi Vice President for Finance and Administration Dr. Douglas Vinzant has announced the hiring of Krystyna Varnado as Associate Vice President for Human Resources. Varnado will be responsible for all aspects of human resources and serve as the University’s chief human resources officer.

The 2017 class of Kennard Scholars at The University of Southern Mississippi was recently announced by its Dean of Students Office. The group includes six USM students from the Jackson, Miss. area:

Student-veterans from The University of Southern Mississippi will participate in the City of Hattiesburg’s annual Veterans Day Parade set for Friday, Nov. 11. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. at Hardy Street Baptist Church and will make its way east to Veterans Memorial Park in downtown Hattiesburg.

The 2017 class of Kennard Scholars at The University of Southern Mississippi was recently announced by its Dean of Students Office. The group includes six USM students from the Gulf Coast:

Dr. Westley Follett from the Department of History and the College of Arts and Letters at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus has been named the University’s Teacher of the Year by the Mississippi Humanities Council (MHC).

The School of Mass Communication and Journalism (MCJ) at The University of Southern Mississippi, The City of Hattiesburg and The Hattiesburg Arts Council ask area residents to vote online now through Nov. 20 to bring the Levitt AMP Music Series to Hattiesburg in the summer of 2017.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of Dance will present its annual fall concert the weekend of Nov. 10. Performances by the Repertory Dance Company are set for Nov. 10, 11 and 12 at 7:30 p.m. A matinee performance is scheduled on Nov. 13 at 2 p.m. and a second matinee performance was just announced for Nov. 12 at 2 p.m.
 

Faculty and staff members of The University of Southern Mississippi University Libraries were honored at the Mississippi Library Association (MLA) annual conference held in Vicksburg Oct. 18 – 21. Emilie Aplin, Elizabeth La Beaud, Jennifer Brannock, Sarah Mangrum and Dawn Smith received awards for their dedication and services to University Libraries at Southern Miss.

Graduate students from The University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of Human Capital Development (HCD) are tackling real-world issues as part of a course designed to teach students how to develop and apply performance improvement interventions in the workplace.

Dr. Cyndi Gaudet, chair and professor of the Department of Human Capital Development program at The University of Southern Mississippi, recently packed her crystal ball and traveled to Pennsylvania to participate in the Human Performance Work Group.

The University of Southern Mississippi has been recognized as having one of the nation’s top online master’s in nutrition programs in rankings for 2016-17 by TopMastersinHealthcare.com. The USM program checked in at No. 13 on the list.

A leading national security analyst frequently called upon by media for her expertise is the guest speaker for the final installment of The University of Southern Mississippi’s fall 2016 University Forum series.

University of Southern Mississippi students interested in pursuing a career in publishing are invited to hear a panel of editors from the University Press of Mississippi (UPM) discuss their careers and how to follow in their footsteps in a discussion at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8 in R.C. Cook Union Room B on the Hattiesburg campus.
 

At the recent DuBard School Speakeasy, the DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi presented awards to four members of the community who have made a positive impact on the organization throughout the years.

Science Café on the Coast, a collaboration among The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Library, Harrison County Library System, Long Beach Public Library and Hancock County Library System, will host “Oyster Aquaculture” Wednesday, Nov. 9, from 6-7:30 p.m. at Pass Christian Public Library.

The Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies will host the EAGLE Saturday Gifted Studies Program Jan. 21 – Feb. 18, 2017 at The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. This year’s programs embrace the initiatives of the STEAM movement: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math.  Each course has been carefully designed to engage the young minds that will help to shape the future of Mississippi, our nation, and possibly the world.

Sunday afternoon concerts at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach return, beginning with a recital that includes two faculty members from the University’s School of Music.

The Inspired Leaders series at The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business continues on Thursday, Nov. 10 with a presentation by Steve Cannon, CEO of AMB Group, LLC. Cannon will address students at 1 p.m. in Scianna Hall’s McDonnell Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus.

Under the direction of Dr. Ben McIlwain, The University of Southern Mississippi Trombone Choir and Octet will perform their fall concert Nov. 14 at 8 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium.  The group will be joined by soloist Master Sgt. Sam Woodhead, solo and principal trombonist of the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own.” The event is free and open to the public.