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After years of hard work and intensive study, seniors in the graphic design program at The University of Southern Mississippi will celebrate their accomplishments this week.

Students in The University of Southern Mississippi Master of Science in Economic Development program recently presented their summer 2013 capstone project, the Southwest Mississippi Cluster Analysis, to community leaders at the Southwest Community College in Summit. 

Dr. Robert M. Gates, who previously served as U.S. Secretary of Defense and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, will be the guest speaker for The University of Southern Mississippi’s Lt. Col. John H. Dale Sr. Distinguished Lecture Series in International Security and Global Policy on Thursday, Feb. 6 at the Saenger Theatre in downtown Hattiesburg.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast presented the 2013 Outstanding Staff Awards to three staff members for the integral role they play in providing support to the university on the Gulf Coast.

A new and creative learning space, known as the Student Think Center, opened earlier this month for students and faculty at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

 

The Think Center, whose goal is to help students understand their learning personality, offers instructional support for faculty, active and experimental environments for collaborative or individual learning, and various student development activities.

Armed Forces veterans seeking information about enrollment options or assistance with degree programs at The University of Southern Mississippi are encouraged to consult a new website offered by the Center for Military Veterans, Service Members and Families.

The Mississippi Armed Forces Museum recently obtained the V Corps (Fifth Corps) Army footballchampionship trophy from 1941. The trophy was won by the 38th Division "Cycloners" soldier football team, which competed at the football stadium ("The Rock") on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus. The team was undefeated against other soldier football teams from training camps in the Southeastern United States. All of the dates, opponents and scores are engraved on the trophy.

Nearly 50 years after the tragic death of America’s 35th president, John F. Kennedy’s legacy is still felt in the areas of mass media, public policy and culture, say faculty members at The University of Southern Mississippi.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) is in the process of releasing more than 20,000 Phase II Gulf Race striped bass fingerlings into the major tributaries of coastal Mississippi including the Pearl, Jordan, Biloxi, Tchoutacabouffa, Ft. Bayou and East and West Pascagoula.

The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and the Center for Community and Civic Engagement (CCCE) at The University of Southern Mississippi are sponsoring a variety of canned food collection drives Nov. 18 -23 as part of “Let’s SAAC Hunger” week.

The University of Southern Mississippi School of Music will present a pair of lively band performances in consecutive weeks this month.

 

On Monday, Nov. 18 the Symphonic Winds, under the direction of Dr. Mohamad Schuman, will take the stage at Bennett Auditorium. One week later, Dr. Catherine Rand takes the Bennett podium to lead the Wind Ensemble. Both events are set to begin at 8 p.m. and are free to the public.

Dr. Royal Walker, executive director of the Institute for Disability Studies at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been invited to participate in a ceremony marking the 50th Anniversary of the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act set for Friday, Nov. 15 at the White House.

 

The event will be held from Noon-3:30 CST in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building of the White House and feature senior Administration officials, special guests and a series of panel discussions about the past, present and future for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Student and faculty researchers shared their work with their colleagues and community members Nov. 8 during the annual Research Awards Day on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus, and top scholars were honored for their contributions in their respective fields.

At the invitation of Merchants Foodservices, students in The University of Southern Mississippi’s online/executive Master of Science in Logistics, Trade and Transportation (MSLTT) visited and toured the Merchants Foodservices plant.

Department of English professor Jameela Lares was recently named the University of Southern Mississippi’s Teacher of the Year by the Humanities Council. Lares will present her award-winning research in a lecture entitled, The Ghost of Rhetoric: Milton's Logic and the Renaissance Trivium. The lecture will be held Nove. 21 at 5 p.m. on the Hattiesburg campus in the Liberal Arts Building, room 108. This lecture is free and open to the public and will be followed with a reception.

The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Theatre closes the Fall 2013 season with The Government Inspector by Nikolai Gogol. All performances of The Government Inspector will take place at the Tatum Theatre in the Theatre and Dance Building at Southern Miss.

The University of Southern Mississippi National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) will presents “The Premiere,” the NPHC's first joint New Member Show, at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21 in Reed Green Coliseum on the Hattiesburg campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi Office of Professional Development and Educational Outreach and the Alumni Association recently wrapped up its first-ever Alumni Professional Development Summit.

The summit offered opportunities for alumni to network and gain new knowledge and skills from a distinguished group of university faculty and staff members and other accomplished alumni. Sessions included social and digital media marketing, small business development and management, new technology, generational changes in the workplace, arts in education, mental health and more.

Dr. Andrew Wiest, professor of history and founding director of the Center for the Study of War and Society at The University of Southern Mississippi, will give the final presentation in the 9th annual McCarthy Lecture Series — "We shall defend our Island: the British Experience of the World Wars." The talk is today, Nov. 11, at 6 p.m. in room 101 of the Liberal Arts Building on the Hattiesburg campus.

Eddie Lewis, a retired University of Southern Mississippi business professor who founded the school’s international business program, died Wednesday, Nov. 6 at Wesley Medical Center in Hattiesburg. She was 80.

In an effort to create better synergy, while strengthening the overall administrative structure, the School of Human Performance and Recreation (HP&R) at The University of Southern Mississippi has instituted a significant reorganization plan.

The University of Southern Mississippi will observe International Education Week Nov. 11 -Nov. 15 with its Center for International Education, along with participating departments, hosting a variety of programming focused on the benefits of international education and exchange.

The Technology Learning Center (TLC) at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach will host the Mississippi Gulf Coast Limb Loss/Amputee Support Group meeting Tuesday, Nov. 12, from 4 – 6 p.m.

Regular meetings for the Mississippi Gulf Coast Limb Loss/Amputee Support Group are held from 4 – 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at the TLC. The support group is a partner of the Amputee Coalition Support Group Network and the Amputee Empowerment Partners.

As the nation remembers President John F. Kennedy’s assassination 50 years ago, the Department of English on The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus will present the “JFK 50 Years Gone: Fall 2013 Film Series” with a discussion and two-part screening of Oliver Stone’s JFK.