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When it comes to teaching individuals with language disorders, including the written language disorder of dyslexia, the DuBard School for Language Disorders’ phonetic, multisensory teaching-learning strategy, the DuBard Association Method®, has the credentials to back it up.

In celebrating the rich history and culture of the Mississippi Delta, The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast invites the community to events featuring a roundtable discussion and musical presentation. “From the Flatlands to the Coast: Bringing the Mississippi Delta to the Mississippi Gulf Coast” will be held Jan. 30-31 at the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach and the Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center in Ocean Springs, respectively.

The DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi will host a comprehensive Multisensory Math: Using Manipulative Objects to Teach the Common Core course on Feb. 6-7 at the Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg, Miss.

The Mu Gamma Alpha chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. will host the 8th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Interracial and Ecumenical Prayer Breakfast Monday, Jan. 20 beginning at 7:30 a.m. in the Thad Cochran Center Ballrooms on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi Forensics Society recently competed in the Red River Swing Tournament (two tournaments in one weekend) at Louisiana State University – Shreveport. The tournament is 39 years old, and the field of competition included 26 colleges and universities. Eight students represented Southern Miss at the tournament. 

 

Researchers from across the nation have visited The University of Southern Mississippi over the past few months in order to work with one of the largest Maya skeletal series. Their research will reveal much about the physical characteristics, health and culture of the Maya Indians whose remains were excavated at Tipu, an archaeological site in the Maya Mountains near the Belize-Guatemala border in Central America.

The year 2013 proved challenging and rewarding at The University of Southern Mississippi – from the devastation of an F-4 tornado to the naming of a new president.

 

Below are some of the highlights that helped shape what became a memorable year in the University’s history.

Segments of The University of Southern Mississippi's Holiday Choral Spectacular will air on area television stations over the next week. Taped during live performances at Main Street Baptist Church in Hattiesburg earlier this month, the program features the outstanding Southern Miss choral programs and symphony orchestra and area high school choirs in a musical evening hosted by Dr. Rodney Bennett.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus will host spring semester 2014 registration and advisement for new and returning students Wednesday, Jan. 8, from 2 – 6 p.m. in the Fleming Education Center at the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

Orientation for new undergraduate students will be held at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on January 8. Spring semester classes begin Tuesday, Jan. 14 and the last day to register for full-semester classes is Friday, Jan. 17.

Dr. Mark Miller, professor in The University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of Geography and Geology, has been selected as the recipient of the Mississippi World Trade Center’s (MSWTC) 2013 “Excellence in International Education Award.” Miller received the award at the MSWTC annual meeting in Jackson, Miss.  

The Mississippi Polymer Institute (MPI) will enter a transition phase at the conclusion of this year with the departure of Director Dr. Bryan Brister, who has accepted a position as chief operating officer with Voltea, an international water purification company. MPI Operations Leader Robert Thompson will assume the role of interim director.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach chartered two new student organizations during the fall semester. The Alliance for Equality and Student Veteran’s Association were both approved by the Student Organizations Council to serve as organizations for Southern Miss Gulf Coast students.

 

"Give a Child a New Book Day" has announced the initiative received 4,000 donated books for 2013, an increase of 330 books from 2012’s donation collection total. This means every child in the Hattiesburg area served by the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program will receive a brand new book for Christmas.

Emily Matthews, a second-year graduate student in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The University of Southern Mississippi, captured second place for Best Student Leader Award at the National Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization Conference held last month in Chicago, Ill.

 

The American Heart Association celebrated their 2013 Heart Walk t-shirt contest winners, top fundraisers and top sponsors on Friday during a luncheon at the Four Points Sheraton in Biloxi. Among those recognized were Dr. Frances Lucas, University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast vice president and campus executive officer, and Shanna Bordelon, secretary for the university’s Gulf Coast College of Education and Psychology.

Dr. Heather Pearson and Dr. Giselle Marks, both graduates of The University of Southern Mississippi doctoral program, took home significant awards from the New York Cosmetic Technology Transfer Conference held last month in Iselin, N.J.

The University of Southern Mississippi Film Program will sponsor a Master Class in Screenwriting course under the direction of renowned writer David Sheffield January 2-14 (including Saturdays) from 6-10 p.m. at the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach, Miss.

Their sibling rivalry propelled Rebekah Young and her brother Jim Hubert Young III to Friday’s commencement ceremonies at The University of Southern Mississippi, where they joined other graduates receiving diplomas on the Hattiesburg campus Friday, Dec. 13. More than 1,100 students were candidates for degrees this fall semester as the university held two graduation ceremonies.

Rodney D. Bennett, president of The University of Southern Mississippi, will serve as Grand Marshal for the 29th annual Southern Miss Coca-Cola Classic Rodeo.

The Learning Commons at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach is providing free Graduate Record Examination (GRE) study sessions during the fall and spring semester break.

The University of Southern Mississippi will host the Pine Belt Parade of Champions Monday, Dec. 16, at 5:30 p.m. on its Hattiesburg campus. The event, organized by area high schools, will honor three area state championship football teams including Bassfield, Forrest County Agricultural and Oak Grove high schools.

The University of Southern Mississippi has received a favorable ruling from U.S. District Court in a wrongful termination lawsuit filed by a former professor.

The Office of University Communications has been honored by the Southern Public Relations Federation (SPRF) with two awards, including one prestigious Lantern Award for its development of the Mississippi Polymer Institute (MPI) website.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Black Studies, in collaboration with the city of Hattiesburg, Hattiesburg Historic Downtown Association and the Hattiesburg Convention Commission will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Summer, when more than 1000 volunteers came to Mississippi from across the nation in 1964 to launch an unprecedented voter registration drive for African Americans.