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The Mississippi Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments on the campus of The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3. A three-member panel of the court will convene at the Thad Cochran Center, Ballroom I.

Students and faculty members from the School of Human Performance and Recreation at The University of Southern Mississippi received multiple honors at the Mississippi Recreation and Park Association’s annual conference held recently in Tupelo, Miss. Twenty-five therapeutic recreation majors and three faculty members attended the conference.

The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Theatre opens its fall 2013 season with RENT, a rock musical. Loosely based on Puccini’s classic opera, La Boheme, RENT earned both the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and a Tony Award for best musical in 1996.

H.C. “Bill” McLellan, who served as director of athletics at The University of Southern Mississippi from 1986-1999, died Monday after a brief illness. He was 81.

The Office of Admissions at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach recently hired Dr. Kimberly C. Scherlofsky as an admissions counselor to focus on university recruiting and community outreach in the business, government, and industry sectors along the Gulf Coast.

 

The DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi invites you to travel back in time to the DuBard School Speakeasy – an evening affair reminiscent of the 1920s era.

Mississippi Treasurer Lynn Fitch visited the DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi on Wednesday, Sept. 24th to learn more about the organization and meet with staff and students. Pictured here, Treasurer Fitch poses for a photo with a class in front of a story they wrote about her visit.

(Photo by Catherine Lott)

Dr. Douglas Bristol, associate professor of history at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus, was named one of two finalists representing the university in a national competition for a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) summer stipend.

Dr. Marie des Neiges Léonard, assistant professor of sociology at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus, recently presented the paper, “Census and Racial Identity in France: Invisible Categories and Color-Blind Politics,” while attending the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting in New York City.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra opens its 94th season Thursday, Oct. 3 with famed flutist and conductor Ransom Wilson. Just over a week later, they travel to the Beau Rivage Casino and Resort in Biloxi to perform with the internationally acclaimed Beach Boys on Friday, Oct. 11.

The Athletic Training Program in The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Human Performance and Recreation has admitted its first class of students since 2010. With a new administration and revised curriculum, students will benefit from a new outlook and direction for the program.

The University of Southern Mississippi recently named five new department chairs in the College of Arts and Letters, including Dr. Kyle F. Zelner, History; Lt. Colonel Todd Berrier, Aerospace Studies; Dr. Christopher Miles, Philosophy and Religion; Dr. Ed Jackson, Anthropology and Sociology; and Professor Howard Paine, Art and Design.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Lake Thoreau Environmental Center will sponsor a Rattler Rambler Trail 5K Run/Hike on Saturday, Oct. 12 on the grounds of Lake Thoreau.

Franciscan University Press has just published University of Southern Mississippi English professor Dr. Philip C. Kolin's sixth collection of poems entitled In the Custody of Words.

The Children’s Center for Communication and Development will host the second workshop in its professional development series, “Exceptional Learners, Exceptional Instruction” on Friday, Oct. 4 at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Bradley Floore, a triple-major College of Business student at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been awarded the 2013 Mississippi Young Bankers (MYB) Leadership Scholarship.

Dr. Sarah Morgan, an associate professor in the School of Polymers and High Performance Materials at The University of Southern Mississippi, recently received a renewal grant from the prestigious Ray C. Anderson Foundation for her research project “Increasing Polymer Solar Cell Efficiency through Structures Inspired by Nature.”

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Ad Hoc Space Planning Committee seeks input as it examines space needs and availability on the Hattiesburg campus, with many opportunities becoming available in the near future as construction moves forward on new buildings.

When it comes to exclusive, expansive, exciting post-graduate programs offered at The University of Southern Mississippi, few provide more unique opportunities than the Hydrographic Science program within the Department of Marine Science.

The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies (IDS) will hold a free fair housing workshop on Thursday, Sept. 26, at 4 p.m. at the Vicksburg Public Library at 700 Veto St., in Vicksburg, Miss.

A gift commitment of $250,000 will push The University of Southern Mississippi Foundation’s College of Nursing Building Campaign closer to its $8 million goal and honor Dr. Gerry Cadenhead Fletcher, former dean of the College of Nursing and dedicated supporter of Southern Miss athletics, who passed away on July 22.

 

The contribution, which was made by Southern Miss alumnus Chuck Scianna will provide naming rights for the Dr. Gerry Cadenhead Fletcher Dean’s Suite in Asbury Hall, the name for the proposed College of Nursing facility. Located on the third floor, this 4,224-square-foot space will feature the dean’s office, associate dean’s office, two staff offices, a reception area and a workroom.

The Sertoma Club of Hattiesburg recently contributed $1,900 to the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences’ (SHS) development fund. Sertoma Club President David Bounds presented the check to Dr. Steven Cloud, chair of the department.

The Forensics Society at The University of Southern Mississippi recently competed at The University of Louisiana-Lafayette’s Swing on the Swamp debate event Sept. 12-15. Swing on the Swamp included two tournaments. The field of competition included 10 colleges and universities from Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas.

The Center for Writers at The University of Southern Mississippi will host the first of two readings by visiting writers on Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. when guest writer Kevin Young will present a poetry reading. The second reading will be Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m. when guest writer Michael Farris Smith will present a fiction reading. Both readings will be held in room 101 in the International Center.