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The University of Southern Mississippi School of Social Work hosted its fall colloquium - “Where is the Dream in 2013? The Rocky Road to Social Justice” Friday, Nov. 15 at the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg campus.

More than 6,000 eighth grade students from the lower six counties of Mississippi explored different careers, ranging from journalism to engineering, at Pathways2Possibilities. The interactive career fair, held at the Mississippi Coast Convention Center on Nov. 13-14, was designed to help students figure out how to turn their passions into a career path.

A new exhibit featuring the wood turning artistry of Dr. Shahdad Naghshpour is on display at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Library in Long Beach.

The annual Security and Fire Safety compliance document is available on the University Police Department website at http://www.usm.edu/police. The website and booklet contain information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as crime prevention, fire safety, university police law enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures and other matters of importance related to security and safety on campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi Police Department (UPD) can store bicycles used by students, faculty and staff on the Hattiesburg campus during the upcoming holiday break. The drop-off period is December 3-12 from 9 - 11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. at the UPD offices in Bond Hall, located next to the parking garage.

For more information , call UPD Captain Lisa Carter At 601.266.5787.

Freddie White-Johnson, program director of the Mississippi Network for Cancer Control and Prevention (MNCCP) at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been recognized as a 2013 Rural Health Champion by the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

Chronicling her experience of relocating from New Mexico to living on her family’s farm in the Mississippi Delta, the photographic exhibit, “Into the Flatland” by Kathleen Robbins, is now on display at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

 

The Hattiesburg Zoo’s newest tenant is the featured attraction in its golden eagle exhibit, the result of a partnership formed with University of Southern Mississippi alumni, students and friends.

 

An effort to bring a golden eagle to Hattiesburg was initiated by the Southern Miss Alumni Association more than two years ago and supported by the Student Government Association and USM Foundation. Together, the groups contributed $70,000 to fund the construction of a habitat at the Zoo for the golden eagle.

The Sertoma Club of Hattiesburg presented at gift of $20,000 to The DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi during a special ceremony held Thursday, Nov. 21 at the school.

Dr. John Calvin Berry, a retired University of Southern Mississippi associate professor of educational leadership and research, died Nov. 10 in Hattiesburg. He was 88.

The University of Southern Mississippi will usher in the holiday season with the annual “Lighting the Way of the Holidays” and “Songfest” celebrations in early December.

 

 “Lighting the Way for the Holidays” is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3 near the main entrance to the Hattiesburg campus, while “Songfest” is set for 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5 at Reed Green Coliseum. Both events are free and open to the public.

Lt. Col. Joseph Worley, left, professor of military science at The University of Southern Mississippi, accepts one of the medals of Earl D. “Butch” Aull, who graduated from The University of Southern Mississippi in 1964 and completed its Army ROTC program, from Bud Alley, center,  and Tom Potter. Aull was killed in the Battle of Ia Drang in November of 1965, considered the first major battle of the Vietnam War involving ground forces.

The Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation at The University of Southern Mississippi is now accepting registration for the 2014 Logistics, Trade, and Transportation (LTT) Symposium set for Feb. 26-27 on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach, Miss.

Sounds of the season will reverberate throughout the sanctuary at Main Street Baptist Church in Hattiesburg as The University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra presents its annual Holiday Choral Spectacular at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3 and Thursday, Dec. 5.

Ja’Marvae Lard, freshman vocal performance and music education double major, took home first place at the National Association of Teachers Singing Southern Region, an entity of the National Association of Teachers Singing (NATS).

How can emergency officials communicate effectively with the most at-risk populations on Mississippi’s Gulf Coast? That is the question two University of Southern Mississippi professors are working to answer. 

 

Assistant Professor Bandana Kar and Associate Professor Joby Bass, faculty members in the Department of Geography and Geology, are directing the project. Doctoral student Joslyn Zale of Sinking Spring, Pa. and master’s student James Dickens of West Monroe, La. are also supporting the project.

The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Theatre continues as a venue for Britain’s illustrious National Theatre when it broadcasts Manchester International Festival’s electrifying production of Macbeth at Tatum Theatre Nov. 25-26 at 7 p.m. each night. 

Jamie O’Quinn, resource development coordinator for The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi, is contributing author and photographer for two books making their debut in December.

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.