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With seven successful conferences already under their belts, officials at the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi expect the eighth edition to be even better with the addition of several new highlights this year.

The School of Social Work at The University of Southern Mississippi recently teamed up with Kids Hub, a child advocacy center, to create a pinwheel garden on the Hattiesburg campus to raise awareness about services the agency provided during 2016.

As the spring 2017 semester comes to an end, students at The University of Southern Mississippi will notice two key changes in dining on the Hattiesburg campus.

As the first research and development center specifically focused on sport event security management, The University of Southern Mississippi’s National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) offers the nation’s first comprehensive sport and special event security credential for front line venue staff: the Certified Sport Venue Staff (CSVS) certification.

Representatives from the Mississippi Early Childhood Inclusion Center (MECIC) at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Institute for Disability Studies have been invited to speak at the 2017 National Early Childhood Inclusion Institute hosted by the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Local residents are invited to attend a Wag n’ Walk fitness event at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus, Saturday, April 29. 

The work of students in The University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of Art and Design will be on display April 25 - May 12 in the Gallery of Art and Design, located in the George Hurst Building on the Hattiesburg campus, for the annual Senior Show in Graphic Design and Sculpture. The show’s opening reception is set for April 25 from 5-7 p.m., and the public is invited.

Leading human resource development through research was the focus of this year's Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) International Research Conference, held last month in San Antonio, Texas.

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 May.

An Honors College senior heading to one of the country’s top law schools after graduation is The University of Southern Mississippi’s student recipient of the state’s annual Higher Education Appreciation Day, Working for Academic Excellence (HEADWAE) award.

Dr. Cyndi Gaudet, professor and chair of the Department of Human Capital Development at The University of Southern Mississippi, was recently recognized for her leadership at the 2017 Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) International Research Conference of the Americas in San Antonio, Texas.

The first week of April is annually National Public Health Week (NPHW), and The University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of Public Health students celebrated with festivities for students on the Hattiesburg campus all week long.

As part of autism awareness month, the Mississippi Early Childhood Inclusion Center at The University of Southern Mississippi, Institute for Disability Studies will hold a “Screening for Autism Day” in seven cities throughout the state. 

Students at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus recently elected a new assembly of peers for offices within the Student Government Association (SGA) on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. The students will assume their posts in late April.  

Five children's literature authors and illustrators earned prestigious recognition for their work at the Ezra Jack Keats Book Award ceremony April 6 during the The University of Southern Mississippi's 50th annual Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival.

The University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Association is pleased to announce Homecoming 2017 is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 14, when the Golden Eagles football team battles the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) in M. M. Roberts Stadium.

Their hard work and commitment to leave their future alma mater better than they found it earned many University of Southern Mississippi students much-deserved recognition for academic achievement, leadership and service at the 2017 Student Awards Ceremony, held April 11 at Bennett Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus.

The Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies at The University of Southern Mississippi has extended application deadlines for its summer 2017 programs.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Health celebrated student success with its Student Awards Night held Thursday, April 6 at the Trent Lott Center on the Hattiesburg campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Drapeau Center for Undergraduate Research (DCUR) and Honors College will co-host USM’s 2017 Undergraduate Symposium on Research and Creative Activity Saturday, April 22 from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. at the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg campus.

Several University of Southern Mississippi business students walked away with awards during the Mississippi Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference held recently in Columbus, Miss.

Last year’s hit movie, Hidden Figures, told the inspiring story of three female African-American mathematicians who worked as “computers” for NASA, helping the U.S. win the Space Race and put the first man on the moon. Today, despite the accomplishments of these early trailblazers, women of color are among the least represented minorities in the technology sector, especially in computing fields.

 

In an effort to increase interest and diversity in computer science and ensure that future generations of black women are no longer the “hidden figures” of tech, The University of Southern Mississippi organized and hosted the first-ever iD 8 Hackathon, held April 7 and 8, on the University’s Hattiesburg campus.

 

Dr. David R. Davies, director of The University of Southern Mississippi School of Mass Communication and Journalism, will deliver a talk about the pioneering printers and newspapers in the Mississippi Territory Thursday, April 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the Cook Library Art Gallery on the Hattiesburg campus.

The WUSM Round for Southern Miss Radio will take place Monday, April 24, at the Timberton Golf Club in Hattiesburg. The radio station’s largest fundraiser, and one of its most-loved events, the golf tournament brings a together a wide range of individuals and businesses in order to raise much-needed funds while having a great time.