August 14, 2018  

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Evelyn Sullivan is making history, for her family and for the state of Mississippi.

 

As a first-generation college student, the Gulfport native earned a public health degree from The University of Southern Mississippi and is now working on her Master of Social Work degree at USM's Gulf Park campus.

 

In the fall of 2017, the Council on Social Work Education selected her as the first Mississippian in the four-year history of its Minority Fellowship Program for master’s students, encompassing 160 recipients during that span.

Beautiful spring weather greeted more than 600 University of Southern Mississippi students who volunteered their services as part of the 8th Annual Big Event on Saturday, March 24. Students from the Hattiesburg and Gulf Park campuses spent part of their day offering assistance to a variety of South Mississippi entities.

The annual Summer Gifted Studies Program at The University of Southern Mississippi, hosted by its Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies, will be held June 24-29 at the Hattiesburg campus. The dealine for application is April 9.

Student Counseling Services at The University of Southern Mississippi is sponsoring “ALIVE! Mental Health Fair & Suicide Prevention Tour” from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27 at the Hattiesburg campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) has received a financial gift from the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic Foundation (MGRC Foundation), establishing an endowment on behalf of the MGRC Foundation and the Rapiscan Systems Classic.

The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning appointed Alcorn State University President Alfred Rankins Jr. as Commissioner of Higher Education at a meeting held earlier today in Jackson. He will begin serving as Commissioner on July 1.

Bring your lawn chairs, family and friends for a day of music and fun on the Mississippi Gulf Coast as The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) hosts the 10th Annual Jazz and Blues Festival on the University’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies is hosting a free nutrition education workshop for people with disabilities and their families in the Greenwood on Wednesday, March 28. The Nutrition is for Everyone workshop will be held in the conference room at the Greenwood Leflore Hospital at 1401 River Road in Greenwood at 1 p.m.

The University of Southern Mississippi will join with the University of South Alabama in co-hosting the annual Gulf Coast Therapeutic Recreation Symposium April 5-6 at the historic Hattiesburg Train Depot. This event is also supported by the city of Hattiesburg Department of Parks and Recreation.

The University Police Department (UPD) wants to make the campus community aware of auto burglaries that have occurred over the last two weeks on the west side of the Southern Miss Hattiesburg campus, specifically in the area of Pinehaven Circle and The Village parking lot. Evidence from these crimes indicate they may have been committed by the same person or persons, and were done when items of value were visible in the vehicles. In most instances, the cars were unlocked at the time of the theft. 

The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Nursing has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report in its 2019 ranking of Best Graduate Schools. USM is ranked among the nation’s top 150 colleges/universities for its Master’s in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs.

 

Each year, U.S. News evaluates graduate programs across six major disciplines: business, education, engineering, law, medicine and nursing

Science Café on the Coast, hosted by The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Library, will present “The Secret Life of Zika Virus” Tuesday, March 27 at 6 p.m. at Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library, located at 312 U.S. 90 in Bay St. Louis.

Those who frequent Newk’s Eatery in Hattiesburg already know about the restaurant’s top-notch menu, but what might be less obvious to the Newk’s patron is the local business’ impact on the community. Well beyond filling hungry bellies.

 

Since 2011, Newk’s has been partnering with The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at USM for “Third Thursdays.” On the third Thursday of every month, Newk’s donates 10 percent of its profits between the hours of 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to The Children’s Center.

The College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi continues its Inspired Leaders series on Wednesday, April 4 with a presentation by Angela Loehr Chrysler, CEO of Team National. The Inspired Leaders Series provides industry leaders the opportunity to present their insights in large- and small-group settings with students.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Military Veterans, Service Members and Families has added a significant new resource with the placement of a vocational rehabilitation counselor through the Department of Veterans Administration (VA).

Students from all eight of Mississippi’s public universities will share their research and creative activities on topics ranging from healthcare to cultural heritage to social issues with legislators and state leaders at Posters in the Rotunda, which will be held in the Rotunda of the State Capitol on Tuesday, March 20. The students will show how their research solves some of Mississippi’s most pressing problems and benefits the citizens of the state.

Children’s literature author and artist Dav Pilkey will share his work with students attending Hattiesburg elementary schools April 11-13, when he is honored during the 51st annual Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival at The University of Southern Mississippi. The event is presented by the Southern Miss School of Library and Information Sciences.

The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies is hosting a free nutrition education workshop for people with disabilities and their families in the Jackson area on Wednesday, March 21. The Nutrition is for Everyone workshop will be held at 1 p.m. in the conference room of the G. Chastaine Flynt Memorial Library at 103 Winners Circle in Flowood, Miss.

The University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra will present a program featuring The Southern Chorale, Concert Choir, Oratorio Chorus, and the Southern Miss Gulf Coast Civic Chorale on Monday, March 26, at 7 p.m. at Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church, in Bay St. Louis. 

Presentation of exciting new research and laboratory tours are just part of the festivities planned for the first annual Polymer Science and Engineering Conference set for Friday, March 23 at The University of Southern Mississippi.

 

On Tuesday, March 13, the National Sports Security Laboratory (NSSL) at the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) tested and evaluated an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), commonly known as a drone, at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Featuring performers from the Atlanta-based Resurgens Theatre Company, Ben Jonson’s Volpone will be presented on Wednesday, March 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the Fleming Education Center Auditorium on The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach.

Students in Lance Hopkins’ marketing class at The University of Southern Mississippi enjoyed a unique opportunity to work with a major production company in developing a series of TV commercials earlier this semester.

The University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra will present two evenings of concerts featuring Southern Miss Choral Activities on Tuesday, March 27 and Thursday, March 29 at Parkway Heights United Methodist Church in Hattiesburg. Each program begins at 7:30 p.m. and is ticketed.