October 15, 2018  

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One of The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Student Government Association’s premier community events is returning to downtown Hattiesburg for the first time since 2015, University and City of Hattiesburg officials announced on Wednesday.

 

With Front Street as the announcement’s backdrop, Student Government Association (SGA) President McKenna Stone announced the concert event will be held Saturday, Sept. 15, beginning at 3 p.m. and continuing into the evening.

The University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Association installed its executive committee for the 2018-19 fiscal year on July 1, with Hattiesburg native Kim Bradley assuming the duties of president. The committee is comprised of alumni who are accomplished leaders in their communities and demonstrate strong commitment to the betterment of the University.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Symphony Orchestra plans historic 99th concert season for 2018-19.  In the season, titled “Tribute,” the Symphony pays homage to a variety of composers, performers, conductors and cultures. 

With a renewed dedication to provide the very best in orchestral performances for our community and region, the orchestra transfers from the incredible leadership of Dr. Jay Dean to the interim direction of longtime collaborator, professor of music, Dr. Michael Miles.

University of Southern Mississippi graduate students in its Department of Human Capital Development (HCD) recently learned about succession management and planning in an executive format, three-week mini session course at the university’s Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach.

Dr. Alan Thompson, Associate Professor and Distinguished Teaching Fellow in the School of Criminal Justice, Forensic Science and Security, has been named The University of Southern Mississippi’s NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR).

In the dozen years since its inception, the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) has grown to become a recognized authority in training and education for security professionals across the globe.

Jasmine Whiteside still struggles to articulate all of the amazing aspects of her story. That’s understandable—she only recalls pieces of it.

Today, The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) alumna and Hattiesburg native is a successful graduate student at The Ohio State University, well on her way to a doctoral degree and a career in a field that will benefit communities across the country. But as she progressed toward her USM graduation in 2013, she contracted a rare and life-threatening illness that left her in a coma. And when she awoke six months later, before she could think about the graduation stage, she needed to learn to speak and walk again, to read and write again, and to take care of herself again.

Laura Pazos now has more on her mind about the mind after participating in a highly selective national workshop on cognition and neuroscience.

Pazos, a University of Southern Mississippi (USM) senior from Slidell, La. was selected for the 2018 Summer Workshop in Cognitive and Brain Sciences, held in June at the University of Delaware. The workshop provides undergraduate students with opportunities to engage in cognitive neuroscience research methods in a week-long program that also covers travel and accommodations.

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop Saturday, July 14, for any residents in Forrest and surrounding counties interested in buying a home.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Science and Mathematics Education will host a unique and interactive forum regarding human genetic editing from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 12 at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) on the Hattiesburg campus.

A program based at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) since 2005 continues its original charge of assisting the state's elementary, middle and high schools, as well as juvenile detention centers and group homes, succeed in their implementatuon of behavior modification goals, while also advancing initatives created in recent years.

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 July, 2018.

Dr. Donald Yee, assistant professor of biological sciences at The University of Southern Mississippi, and two of his graduate assistants are preparing to embark upon a research project in Puerto Rico that could yield transformative benefits to that U.S. territory and its 3.3 million inhabitants.

The Southern Miss Alumni Association, in conjunction with the Department of Athletics has announced the date for the 20th Annual Gulf Coast Beach Bash. All Southern Miss fans are invited to visit with Southern Miss coaches, athletes, cheerleaders and Seymour on Thursday, July 26 from 6-8 p.m. at the Biloxi Civic Center.

Over the past several months, Training, Resources and Information for the Advancement of Disability (TRIAD) members have been responsible for giving as well as receiving nutrition trainings for high school students and other community members in the Hattiesburg and Gulf Coast areas through use of the HealthMatters curriculum.

A study of the economic impact of restoration of rail service along the Gulf Coast was presented by University of Southern Mississippi (USM) professor Dr. Yuanyuan Zhang June 18 during a press conference hosted by the Southern Rail Commission (SRC) at the Gulfport (Miss.) Train Depot.

The SRC partnered with USM’s Trent Lott National Center for the study, examining the potential for economic growth that European-style rail service would have in Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana. Dr. Zhang is a research professor working with the Trent Lott Center and USM’s Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation.

Six outstanding professionals will be recognized for their leadership in addressing safety and security issues as part of the 2018 National Sports Safety and Security Conference and Exhibition set for July 10-12, in Louisville, KY.

The Epsilon Delta Chapter of Chi Omega at The University of Southern Mississippi capped off an impressive 2017-18 academic year by capturing the prestigious Founders’ Cup presented to the organization’s top-5 performing chapters. Winning chapters are announced every two years.

Nazanin Bani Amerian is steadfast in her belief that race, sex, nationality and age shouldn’t determine one’s goals.

Amerian, a communication studies doctoral student at The University of Southern Mississippi, is a 2018 Alliance for Women in Media (AWM) Foundation & Ford Motor Company Fund Emerging Voices Scholarship recipient. The AWM Foundation’s partnership with the Ford Motor Company Fund supports scholarships for two female students based on essays written on a suggested topic. Winning applicants receive a scholarship of $2,000 and an opportunity to write four blog posts for AWM.

Madison Pike, a senior at The University of Southern Mississippi and a native of Philadelphia, Miss., has been selected to participate in the pre-matriculation portion of the Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship Program (MRPSP).

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop Wednesday, July 11, for any residents in Harrison and surrounding counties interested in buying a home.

 

Ask Liz Fromkin how she feels about her time at The Children’s Center for Communication and Development, and she will talk your ear off about her immense admiration for her coworkers and the work they do every day. She will tell you how for 10 years she has watched in awe from the sidelines as The Children’s Center clinicians perform tiny miracles in the lives of infants and children with complex disabilities.

A total of 10 sport and entertainment facilities will be recognized for their leadership in addressing safety and security issues as part of the 2018 National Sports Safety and Security Conference and Exhibition set for July 10-12, in Louisville, KY. This year’s theme is Enhancing Situational Awareness in the sports safety and security industry. More than 400 security professionals and 60 vendor exhibits are expected for the national conference.

The Southern Miss Alumni Association, in conjunction with the Department of Athletics and the Central Mississippi Alumni Chapter, has announced the date for the 35th Annual Jackson All-Star Party sponsored by First Bank and Atmos Energy. All Southern Miss fans are invited to visit with Southern Miss coaches, athletes, cheerleaders and Seymour on Thursday, July 19 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Mississippi Trade Mart in Jackson, Miss.