February 9, 2016  

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Physicist and author Diandra Leslie-Pelecky, an accomplished nanomaterials researcher and educator, will discuss how science drives the country’s most popular motorsport - the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) - in “The Physics of NASCAR” at The University of Southern Mississippi’s University Forum Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 6 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium. Admission is free.  

Dr. John Bailey, a professor in the Nurse Anesthesia Program at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been accepted to full membership in the American Society for Investigative Pathology (ASIP), the leading professional society in the United States for biomedical scientists who investigate the basic mechanisms of disease.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Mass Communication and Journalism (MCJ) will induct five new members into its Hall of Fame Thursday, Oct. 15 during activities associated with the event on the Hattiesburg campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi School of Social Work, Department of Biological Sciences, and Center for Science and Mathematics will host a Science Careers and Research Encounters program for secondary students, teachers, and counselors on Saturday, Oct. 24 at the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach, Miss.

Five students majoring in English at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach presented papers recently at two prestigious annual conferences.

 

Join the University of Southern Mississippi Department of Dance for "Waterloo Wanderings," a dance concert culminating the first ever British Studies in dance program on Oct. 10 in the Theatre and Dance Building, Studio 115. Pre-show events begin at 7:30 p.m. and the concert will begin at 8:30 p.m. Pre-show events include live music, dance performance videos, slide shows, and a thorough British theatre-going experience.

World War II veterans who served with the U.S. Army’s highly decorated 103rd Infantry “Cactus” Division are giving the unit’s archival collection and management duties for its website to The University of Southern Mississippi.

The University of Southern Mississippi announced two new initiatives on Wednesday, Oct. 7 designed to expand and enrich its commitment to student success. The Barnes & Noble Textbook Scholarship and the University’s Quality Enhancement Plan were celebrated during a special ceremony held on the Hattiesburg campus.

 

Bookstore giant Barnes & Noble created the need-based textbook scholarship fund for Southern Miss students. Over the next four years, the University will distribute approximately $375,000 in textbook scholarships (maximum of $500 per student per year) to students with financial need.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Lake Thoreau Environmental Center has a unique Halloween experience in store for residents of all ages with its inaugural “Spooky Hollow Biol-loween” event set for Oct. 23-24.

The initial stages of a construction project that will transform The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach has begun with demolition of the former Holloway Complex.

Four former students from The University of Southern Mississippi participated in the White House welcoming ceremony for Chinese President, Xi Jinping last month. The United States Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps performed in the ceremony; three of their snare drummers and one of their buglers are former members of the Southern Miss “Pride of Mississippi” Marching Band.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Repertory Dance Company will host "Exchanging Innocence: Site-Specific Dance Performances”  Sunday, Oct. 11 with a 2 p.m. performance at Southern Miss’ Lake Byron and a 4 p.m. performance at downtown Hattiesburg’s Town Square Park.

The University of Southern Mississippi Merchandising Program will host the Cotton Coterie and Up-Cycling Design Competition on Friday, Oct. 9 from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at Scianna Hall on the Hattiesburg campus. More than 120 merchandising students across state of Mississippi will participate in the event.

At the opening night concert of the Symphony Orchestra’s 96th season, Dr. Mike Lopinto, PR/Marketing Coordinator for the University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Music, was presented with The Themis Award. This award is presented annually at the opening orchestra concert to an outstanding Southern Miss administrator, professor, staff member, or other individual who has contributed to the success of the orchestra and its members.

The cancerous cells in Corey Auerswald’s body could not hold down the willpower of her spirit.

 

The joy in Auerswald’s spirit when people see or speak to her is contagious, touching people wherever she goes. Auerswald is now in her second semester in The University of Southern Mississippi nursing program, working to complete the rigorous nurse anesthetist program. She hopes to graduate in December.

The annual Security and Fire Safety compliance document is now available on the University of Southern Mississippi Police Department’s website at http://www.usm.edu/police/annual-securityfire-safety-report.
 

A single number Hot Line and exclusive e-mail account are among the significant changes announced recently by Aramark, Eagle Dining in the Southern Miss Catering department.

What path will you chart? That is the primary question being asked by the Department of Resident Life at The University of Southern Mississippi, which will host an inaugural “Legacy Dinner” on Wednesday, Oct. 7. The event is set for 6 p.m. in the Thad Cochran Center ballrooms on the Hattiesburg campus.

University of Southern Mississippi Vice President Emeritus for Student Affairs Joe Paul will return to Southern Miss to assist in raising funds and strengthen support of the University, effective Monday, Oct. 5.

 

Paul will collaborate with The University of Southern Mississippi Foundation and the Southern Miss Athletic Foundation to focus on cultivating existing relationships and developing new partnerships that will help expand the University’s reach.

The University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Association will induct seven of the university’s most dedicated and distinguished alumni into its Hall of Fame on Friday, Oct. 16 as one of the highlights of the 2015 Homecoming celebration.

The banquet and ceremony will be held in the Grand Ballroom of the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg campus, and will begin at 6:30 p.m. Limited seating is available to the general public through Monday, Oct. 12. All-inclusive tickets for the event are available for $50, and can be purchased by visiting www.SouthernMissAlumni.com/HallofFame or by contacting the Alumni Association at 601.266.5013.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Office of Sustainability, iTech and LE Scrap Recycling are sponsoring the first ever Southern Miss Community E-Waste disposal day Saturday, Oct. 10 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Payne Center parking lot on the Hattiesburg campus. The event is an opportunity for proper disposal of unwanted electronic items.
 

Dr. Lilian Hill and Dr. Eric Platt, faculty members in The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Educational Studies and Research, are recipients of the 2015 Imogene Okes Award for Outstanding Research in Adult Education.

Dr. Georgianna Martin, an assistant professor of student affairs/higher education administration in The University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of Educational Studies and Research, recently contributed to an article in The Wall Street Journal about the place of fraternities on college campuses. It can be found at http://www.wsj.com/articles/should-colleges-get-rid-of-fraternities-1442....

University Libraries will participate in Open Access Week Oct. 26 – 30 to provide The University of Southern Mississippi’s academic and research community the opportunity to learn about the potential benefits of open access, particularly those related to student research.