February 18, 2018  

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The Dale Center for the Study of War & Society at The University of Southern Mississippi will welcome Dr. Jeffrey Grey, an international expert on military history, as the featured speaker for the Annual Richard McCarthy Lecture Series on Monday, April 13.

The Gulf Coast Library at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach is hosting various events throughout the week of April 12 in honor of National Library Week.

United Way of Southeast Mississippi’s Volunteer Hattiesburg will partner with The University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Community and Civic Engagement to hold a community volunteer fair on Thursday, April 16 to provide an opportunity for the community of Hattiesburg and Southern Miss students to connect with local non-profit agencies and discover volunteer opportunities.

The largest construction project in The University of Southern Mississippi’s 105-year history culminated today (April 9) with the official ribbon-cutting of Century Park South – a new student housing complex on the University’s Hattiesburg campus.


A large group of Southern Miss faculty, staff, students, state officials and other friends of the University gathered on the grounds of Spirit Park to celebrate the $55.6 million project. Century Park South brings state-of-the art residence halls to Southern Miss, providing 954 beds for freshmen and other scholarship students.

Did you know a landlord cannot refuse to rent to a family with kids? Did you know a service animal is not a pet? Did you know that a landlord cannot “steer” a person to a particular apartment or listing?  


April is National Fair Housing Month and The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies (IDS) recognizes that fair housing laws and practices should be highlighted in April as well as all other months of the year.

The University of Southern Mississippi College of Business and the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) are excited to offer a new Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in Sports Security Management.

The Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC) and the Southern Students About Service (SSAS) at The University of Southern Mississippi are dedicated to helping individuals in recovery.

Mississippians have always liked living and working in their home communities. Mississippians with disabilities are no exception. House Bill 836, adopted by the Mississippi House of Representatives and Senate on March 31, will provide new opportunities for people with disabilities to use their skills and strengths as part of the state’s workforce.

The Honors College at the University of Southern Mississippi will host an “Out of the Darkness” Campus Walk benefiting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Saturday, April 18 at Pride Field at 5 p.m. on the Hattiesburg campus.

The third annual VooDoo 5K Run will be held Saturday, April 18 at 8 a.m. at Walthall Park in downtown Hattiesburg in conjunction with the annual Downtown Crawfish Jam. Proceeds benefit The University of Southern Mississippi Community Counseling and Assessment Clinic, which provides mental health services at a reduced cost to qualified Hattiesburg area residents.

The 48th Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival at The University of Southern Mississippi will celebrate the genre of children’s literature April 8-10 at the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg campus. Presented by the university’s School of Library and Information Science, the festival also recognizes promising new talent in the field during the Ezra Jack Keats Book Award ceremony.

The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies (IDS) will host a 2015 Youth Health Equity Fellowship in conjunction with the Southeastern Health Equity Council. Lavonne D. Brown, a doctoral student in the School of Health Science at Jackson State University, has been selected as the participating fellow.


Brown will participate in research on the healthy food initiative from May through August. Her work includes the development of a regional food resource directory and preparation of communication strategies to increase the awareness of health equity issues.

The University of Southern Mississippi will pay special tribute to its graduate students with a variety of activities tied to Graduate Student Appreciation Week April 6-10 on the Hattiesburg campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) will host a seminar series, Deepwater Horizon:  A scientist’s perspective,” which will begin on April 20, the fifth anniversary of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Dr. Pam Parry, author of “Eisenhower: The Public Relations President,” discussed her book and its findings during an address at the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and boyhood home in Abilene, Kan., on March 31.

Several South Mississippi students showcased their entrepreneurial ideas during The Southern Entrepreneurship Program’s 8th annual series of regional high school business plan competitions held Tuesday, March 24, in Long Beach, Miss.

The Department of Marine Science at The University of Southern Mississippi has selected Dr. Claudia Benitez-Nelson, distinguished professor in marine science at the University of South Carolina, as the 2015 Denis and Jean Wiesenburg Distinguished Lecturer in Ocean Science. As the distinguished lecturer, Benitez-Nelson will give two presentations focused on the marine environment.

Researchers at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory have spent decades studying soft-shell blue crabs. The research has led to the development of one of just two blue crab hatcheries in the U.S.

The University of Southern Mississippi celebrated Founders’ Day 2015 on the Hattiesburg and Gulf Park campuses with the awarding of service pins, recognition of academic achievement among students and the installation of Student Government Association officers.


Faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends of Southern Miss gathered on Monday, March 30 to celebrate the 105th anniversary of the University’s legislative founding.

The University of Southern Mississippi, which is focused on creating a caring and civil community for all, will host Civility Week March 31 – April 2 on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. The theme, “Uphold the Black and Gold,” will promote the university’s demonstration of respect for others and the true Golden Eagle values of students, faculty and staff.

On April 1, The University of Southern Mississippi Food Research Group will host the semester’s final event of the series, “The Culinary Communities of Mississippi: Farm, Table and Campus.”  The series has explored how we cook, eat and grow food in Mississippi.

After making its three-week voyage from San Jose, Calif. through the Panama Canal and into the Gulf of Mexico, The University of Southern Mississippi’s newest research vessel, the Point Sur, has made its way to its new home at the Port of Gulfport.


More than 30 Southern Miss faculty, staff, and students, as well as Port of Gulfport representatives, greeted the Point Sur upon arrival into the Port on Sunday (March 29) afternoon.

WUSM-FM, 88.5 Southern Miss Radio, will host its 5th annual golf tournament, A Round for Roots Radio, on Monday, April 27, at Canebrake Country Club in Hattiesburg, Miss. Robert St. John will be chairing the tournament for the second time since its creation.

By demonstrating a commitment to professional excellence in policy and practice, the University of Southern Mississippi’s Police Department has been awarded national accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA®).