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When it comes to exclusive, expansive, exciting post-graduate programs offered at The University of Southern Mississippi, few provide more unique opportunities than the Hydrographic Science program within the Department of Marine Science.

The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies (IDS) will hold a free fair housing workshop on Thursday, Sept. 26, at 4 p.m. at the Vicksburg Public Library at 700 Veto St., in Vicksburg, Miss.

A gift commitment of $250,000 will push The University of Southern Mississippi Foundation’s College of Nursing Building Campaign closer to its $8 million goal and honor Dr. Gerry Cadenhead Fletcher, former dean of the College of Nursing and dedicated supporter of Southern Miss athletics, who passed away on July 22.

 

The contribution, which was made by Southern Miss alumnus Chuck Scianna will provide naming rights for the Dr. Gerry Cadenhead Fletcher Dean’s Suite in Asbury Hall, the name for the proposed College of Nursing facility. Located on the third floor, this 4,224-square-foot space will feature the dean’s office, associate dean’s office, two staff offices, a reception area and a workroom.

The Sertoma Club of Hattiesburg recently contributed $1,900 to the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences’ (SHS) development fund. Sertoma Club President David Bounds presented the check to Dr. Steven Cloud, chair of the department.

The Forensics Society at The University of Southern Mississippi recently competed at The University of Louisiana-Lafayette’s Swing on the Swamp debate event Sept. 12-15. Swing on the Swamp included two tournaments. The field of competition included 10 colleges and universities from Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas.

The Center for Writers at The University of Southern Mississippi will host the first of two readings by visiting writers on Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. when guest writer Kevin Young will present a poetry reading. The second reading will be Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m. when guest writer Michael Farris Smith will present a fiction reading. Both readings will be held in room 101 in the International Center.

Cherry Dong, a graduate student pursuing a master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology at The University of Southern Mississippi, received one of five assistantships with the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences for the 2013-14 academic year.

As a graduate assistant Dong gains hands-on experience in early intervention with children ages 3-5 while working with a certified speech-language pathologist and occupational, physical and behavioral therapists at The Children's Center for Communication and Development.

Danielle Yelverton, a graduate student pursuing a master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology at The University of Southern Mississippi, received one of five assistantships with the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences for the 2013-14 academic year.

As a graduate assistant, Yelverton gains hands-on experience in early intervention with groups infants, toddlers and preschoolers while working with a certified speech-language pathologist and occupational, physical and behavioral therapists at The Children's Center for Communication and Development.

Courtney Guess Turner of Oak Grove, a graduate student pursuing a Doctorate of Audiology degree at The University of Southern Mississippi, received an assistantship with the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences for the 2013-14 academic year.

As a graduate assistant, Turner gains hands-on experience in early intervention while working with a certified early oral interventionist at The Children's Center for Communication and Development with groups of 2-to-4-year-olds who are hard of hearing or deaf. She also assists with cochlear implant and hearing aid maintenance.

Kerri Mobley of Columbia, a graduate student pursuing a master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology at The University of Southern Mississippi, received one of five assistantships with the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences for the 2013-14 academic year.

As a graduate assistant, Mobley gains hands-on experience in early intervention while working with a certified speech-language pathologist and occupational, physical and behavioral therapists at The Children's Center for Communications and Development with groups infants, toddlers and preschoolers.

Mary Katherine Parker, a graduate student pursuing a master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology at The University of Southern Mississippi, received one of five assistantships with the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences for the 2013-14 academic year.

As a graduate assistant, Parker gains hands-on experience in early intervention while working with a certified speech-language pathologist at The Children's Center for Communication and Development with groups of preschoolers with disabilities.

Paige Powell of Petal, a graduate student pursuing a master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology at The University of Southern Mississippi, received one of five assistantships with the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences for the 2013-14 academic year.

As a graduate assistant, Powell gains hands-on experience in early intervention while working with a certified speech-language pathologist and occupational, physical and behavioral therapists at The Children's Center for Communication and Development with groups infants, toddlers and preschoolers.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Civic Chorale will celebrate the sixth annual “Festival of Choirs” with a free concert Monday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Long Beach.

The College of Science and Technology at The University of Southern Mississippi recently formed the Department of Human Capital Development at the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

Dr. Bill Smith, a veteran member of the College of Business faculty at The University of Southern Mississippi, was recently appointed chairman of the college’s Department of Economic Development and Tourism. The appointment was announced by Dr. Faye Gilbert, dean of the college.

The University of Southern Mississippi officially broke ground today (Sept. 17) on a monumental student housing project that will transform the venerable Hattiesburg campus.

 

Century Park South will bring state-of-the art residence halls to Southern Miss, providing 954 beds for freshmen and other scholarship students. The $55.6 million project will feature three buildings, with five floors in each structure.

The Southern Invitational Choral Conference (SICC) will present two free public concerts Sept. 23-24, including one at The University of Southern Mississippi.

The No. 99 Aflac Ford Fusion driven by NASCAR Sprint Cup star Carl Edwards will be on display at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 25.

Applications are now being accepted for the Strengthening Mississippi Academic Research Through Business Act (SMART Business Act) rebate program.  The SMART Business Act was adopted during the 2013 Legislative Session to stimulate private investment in research and development through partnerships with Mississippi Public Universities; develop the competitiveness of Mississippi companies; and improve the economy of Mississippi.  The rebate program will be managed by the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning.

University of Southern Mississippi business student Blythe Dunaway expects her third visit to London to be a charm - and a whirlwind – as she serves an internship with one of England’s largest accounting firms.

Bulldozers, backhoes, cranes and dump trucks have become a familiar sight at The University of Southern Mississippi in recent months, and the construction frenzy shows no signs of slowing down.

 

Whether it be the demolition of aging residence halls; the renovation of facilities or breaking ground on new buildings, the Hattiesburg campus has seldom seen a busier time for construction-related projects. To date a total of 23 projects are in progress, scheduled to begin, or recently completed, with an estimated cost of approximately $149 million.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi College of Business is part of a team the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has assembled for its Statewide Port Needs and Marketing Study, which is being conducted over the next year to more fully leverage the economic development potential of the state’s 16 public ports.

The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Philosophy and Religion, in partnership with University Libraries, is hosting Muslim Journeys, a lecture series that is part of an initiative sponsored by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Members of the Southern Miss community took time to reflect on the tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001 and honor those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks during a special ceremony held today at the Trent Lott National Center.