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The University of Southern Mississippi’s College Panhellenic Council (CPC) is the recipient of the National Panhellenic Conference’s (NPC) Excellence Award for 2012-2013. Southern Miss is one of only 14 College Panhellenics in the country to earn the honor.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at The University of Southern Mississippi will host a “Back-to-School Bash” from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Sept. 5 at the Peck House/Asbury Annex, 3601 Pearl St. in Hattiesburg.

The social gathering is designed as a fall membership and business meeting for returning members and new, or prospective, members interested in learning more about the programs OLLI offers.

Gulf Coast Library Featuring Works of Artist Sam Stolte

LONG BEACH, Miss. – The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Library is currently featuring six new paintings by artist Sam Stolte, whose work is heavily influenced by abstract expressionism, contemporary art and cubism.

The University of Southern Mississippi chapter of the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) and the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) will host a “9/11 Observance Reception” Wednesday, Sept. 11 to recognize and promote charitable services and other community outreach efforts that honor the victims of the 2001 terrorist attacks.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, August 25 at 4 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of Ascension in Hattiesburg for Virginia Alice Price Shands Covington, a former professor of speech communication at The University of Southern Mississippi, who died at her home in Hattiesburg July 29. She was 84.

The Hub Dance Collective’s summer dance concert, The Moment at Which Something is Likely to Begin, continues Friday, August 23 and Saturday, August 24 with show time at 7:30 p.m. Featuring five members of The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Dance, it will be held in the Theatre and Dance Building on the Hattiesburg campus in Studio 115.

University of Southern Mississippi President Rodney Bennett challenged students gathered for Freshman Convocation on Sunday, Aug. 18 to complete the academic requirements necessary to earn their degrees in four years.

 

“It is my desire and hope that I will have the opportunity to shake your hands and hand each of you a degree from this fine institution in four years,” said Bennett to an enthusiastic turnout of approximately 1,200 students at Reed Green Coliseum. “You have been given an invaluable gift as a college student. It is your responsibility to make the most of your time here.”

Unseasonably cool weather and overcast skies greeted approximately 1,500 incoming freshmen as they moved into residence halls on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus Friday, August 16 to begin the fall 2013 semester and the next chapter in their lives.

 

University employees and students, along with community members, welcomed the new students and their parents while also helping them move into their rooms in Century Park, Wilber Hall, Roberts Hall and Jones Hall.

Reflecting on the impact made by Hurricane Katrina on the Mississippi Gulf Coast eight years ago, the Katrina Research Center (KRC) at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus will present Patchwork and Tales: Two Women Reflect on Katrina. The Hurricane Katrina anniversary event will be held Thursday, Aug. 29 at 5:30 p.m. in the KRC, located on the third floor of the library on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

The online Master of Science for Logistics, Trade and Transportation at The University of Southern Mississippi has been approved by the American Society of Transportation & Logistics Board of Examiners as an approved Certified in Transportation and Logistics academic program.

The Fannie Lou Hamer Cancer Foundation in Ruleville, Miss., recently received a generous donation of $9,000 from the Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility in Tutwiler.

Barnes & Noble, the official bookstore for The University of Southern Mississippi, has a new location on the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. The new 1,470-square-foot bookstore is now located in Hardy Hall and features a more expanded area for general university merchandise.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation (CLTT) recently held its Fall 2013 Industry Advisory Council Roundtable at the Trent Lott National Center on the Hattiesburg Campus.  

University of Southern Mississippi Police Capt. Rusty Keyes will appear on the Discovery ID program “Wicked Attraction” Wednesday night (Aug. 14) to discuss a murder case that captured national headlines. The program airs at 8 p.m. central time.

Keynote addresses by renowned experts and interactive breakout sessions will highlight the 17th Annual DuBard Symposium: Dyslexia and Related Disorders set for Sept. 18-19 at the Thad Cochran Center on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus.

To improve the standardization of sports safety and security training and background screening for traffic/parking attendants, gate security, ticket takers, ushers, guest services representatives, cleaning attendants, concession staff and retail associates, the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi now offers a Certified Sport Venue Staff (CSVS) Certification.

In order to facilitate a smooth transition for new and returning students at The University of Southern Mississippi, the University Police Department will be blocking lots, closing streets, and directing traffic on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 16-17. Hattiesburg motorists should be aware of congestion on West Fourth Street as residents return to Century Park.

The Katrina Research Center (KRC) at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus has been awarded a grant to mark the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s March on Washington. Through the grant, the KRC will provide scholarly presentations and exhibit four documentaries with riveting new footage illustrating the history of civil rights in America.

University of Southern Mississippi officials are pleased with efforts to rebound from an EF-4 tornado that damaged buildings and landscaping on its Hattiesburg campus six months ago.

 

The storm roared through the Pine Belt Feb. 10 and struck the south side and main entrance of the university. Approximately 75 trees were destroyed and the front of the historic Ogletree House was severely damaged, along with some of the university’s fine arts facilities.

The completion of five major building projects on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach signifies the return of the beachfront campus since damage sustained from Hurricane Katrina in August 2005.

 

“We are delighted to announce that we have fully returned to the Southern Miss Gulf Park campus following the damage caused by Hurricane Katrina,” said Dr. Frances Lucas, Southern Miss Gulf Coast vice president and campus executive officer. “We worked hard to restore the original beauty of this campus, and update the classrooms for more stimulating student engagement."

The University of Southern Mississippi will host a State Employee Day as part of the weekly Farmers Market event from 3-6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 12.

The Gulf Coast Library at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach will exhibit the work of local wood turner, Breck Whitworth, throughout August and September.   

Dr. Tulio Sulbaran, director of the Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation at The University of Southern Mississippi, served as one of the key presenters during the Naval Air Systems Command's International Transportation Compliance and Hazardous Material (HAZMAT) meeting held July 30-31 at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi.

University of Southern Mississippi senior Lauren Bartlett, of Long Beach, Miss., has been awarded a $1,000 Chapter Scholarship from the Gulf Coast Human Resource Association.