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Exciting research conducted by University of Southern Mississippi geology Professor Mark Puckett will be featured during a special TV presentation “35 Million Years Down the Chickasawhay” set to air on Mississippi Public Broadcasting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 26.

The Arts Institute of Mississippi (AIM) at The University of Southern Mississippi, has announced recipients for the 2018 AIM Awards, established to salute and honor the achievements of outstanding high school level arts teachers and organizations throughout the state of Mississippi.

Six University of Southern Mississippi students presented their scholarly projects at the annual National Conference of Undergraduate Research in Edmond, Okla. April 4-7, along with 4,000 other students from across country. The event, which featured participants from more than 400 institutions, was first established in 1987 by the Council on Undergraduate Research as a way to both celebrate and promote the research and creative activities of undergraduates.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Police Department (UPD) was awarded a continuation of national accreditation for the next four years from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA®) during a ceremony held March 24 in Frisco, Texas. The Southern Miss UPD was the first higher education law enforcement agency in the state to earn this status, and currently one of only two in Mississippi to be nationally accredited.

Michelle Le’s love for The University of Southern Mississippi; zest for life; and thirst for adventure fueled a creative spark that has helped her secure much-needed funding for a study abroad program next month in Italy.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s annual Fallen Eagle Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, April 10 at 5:30 p.m. in the Thad Cochran Center, room 218, on the Hattiesburg campus. This annual event, which began in 2003 and is sponsored by the Student Government Association (SGA), honors the memory of members of the university community who died during the academic year.

The University of Southern Mississippi Speech and Debate team recently returned from Whitworth University in Spokane, Wash., where it won two national championships at the 2018 International Public Debate Association (IPDA) National Tournament.

On Tuesday, April 3, Mayor Toby Barker presented Dr. Jay Dean with a key to the city in honor of his storied 30-year career at The University of Southern Mississippi, and for his commitment as a pioneer of the arts in the Hub City.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business honored alumnus Chuck Scianna as the 2018 Entrepreneur of the Year during a special luncheon held Friday, April 6 at the Trent Lott National Center on the University’s Hattiesburg campus.

 

Scianna, a 1975 graduate, is the owner, founder, and President of Sim-Tex, a leading firm in the oil country tubular goods (OCTG) industry. He completed an undergraduate degree in finance from USM, an MBA from University of Houston, and a distinguished record of service in the U.S. Marine Corps.

An entrepreneurial spirit has served as a cornerstone of economic development in the State of Mississippi for more than 100 years. At The University of Southern Mississippi, entrepreneurship is recognized and heralded as a catalyst for the state’s continued success.

Members of The University of Southern Mississippi community and area residents will bring awareness to suicide prevention when the USM Department of Psychology hosts the “Out of the Darkness Walk” on the Hattiesburg campus. The event, set for April 28 from 8:30 – 11 a.m. at the Bruce and Virginia Wilgus Fitness Trail, located next to the Payne Center on the Hattiesburg campus, is being held in support of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s efforts to save lives and give hope to those affected by suicide.

Clothing and its role in the sexual assault victim-blaming narrative will be in the spotlight when the "What Were You Wearing When You Were Sexually Assaulted?" survivor art installation opens with a reception at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 5 and continues on display through May in the Cook Library Art Gallery on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus.

The renowned University of Southern Mississippi Steel Pan Orchestra will welcome international recording artist Jeff Narell as part of a special performance set for 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 13 at the Fleming Education Center Auditorium on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach, Miss.

Staff at the DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi have developed a state-of-the-art font to aid teachers, instructors, speech-language pathologists, dyslexia therapists, and other professionals in teaching critical language skills.

University of Southern Mississippi student Danielle Luethke was honored by SHAPE America – Society of Health and Physical Educators as a Major of the Year during the organization’s 133rd National Convention & Expo held last month in Nashville, Tenn.

It was nearly a clean sweep for The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Social Work at the state’s largest professional conference for social workers.

Inspired by his father’s career in law enforcement, Robert Smith has embarked on his own as the newest member of University Police Department (UPD) at The University of Southern Mississippi.

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

Nicholas Kristof, a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, will put a spotlight on the global menaces of human trafficking and the sex trade when he speaks at The University of Southern Mississippi for its final University Forum of the 2018 spring semester.

The Southern Opera and Musical Theatre Company at The University of Southern Mississippi has announced plans for two main-stage productions during the 2018-19 school year.

The University Police Department (UPD) at The University of Southern Mississippi has made an arrest in connection with a series of auto burglaries occuring recently on the west of the Hattiesburg campus.

The Business Advisory Council for The College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi will honor Chuck Scianna (’75) as the 2018 Entrepreneur of the Year during a luncheon on Friday, April 6th in the Trent Lott National Center on the Hattiesburg campus. Scianna is the owner, founder, and President of Sim-Tex, a leading firm in the oil country tubular goods (OCTG) industry.

 

Scianna completed an undergraduate degree in finance from USM, an MBA from University of Houston, and a distinguished record of service in the U.S. Marine Corps.

One wants Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker’s job, another Gov. Phil Bryant’s, and a third would like to be a legislator for her home county. A fourth is drawn toward politics but also wary of the negative connotations.

 

The four are social work students from The University of Southern Mississippi who in early March attended a two-day “campaign school” in Hartford, Connecticut, that prepares social workers for the political arena as candidates, campaign workers, volunteers or advocates for social change.

With a mention of the word “engineering,” one’s thoughts might drift to images of bridges, roads, and railways under construction. At the University of Southern Mississippi, a unique and transformative type of engineering is making news – that of plants.