September 28, 2016  

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In response to the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15, this year’s National Forum, “Maintaining Safety and Security at Open Access Sporting Events: Different Challenges, Same Principles,” provided attendees with a set of protective measures to establish more secure environments at events with open access areas.

A memorial service for Dr. Gerry Cadenhead Fletcher will be held on Wednesday, July 31 at 6 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus. Dr. Fletcher, former dean of the College of Nursing and dedicated supporter of Southern Miss athletics, died Monday, July 22 at Forrest General Hospital. She was 73.

The University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Association recently announced the selection of officers for its 2013-2014 Executive Committee. The committee’s membership includes alumni who are accomplished leaders in their communities who demonstrate strong commitment to the betterment of the university.

University of Southern Mississippi President Rodney Bennett announced today that Gen. Jeff Hammond has accepted a position at the university as Special Assistant to the President for Military and Veterans Student Affairs. Hammond, a Southern Miss alumnus and retired two-star Army general, will begin work in his new role on Aug. 1.

There is no better way to learn about international development than to travel to Europe for a firsthand lesson. Students and faculty in the International Development Doctoral Program (IDV) at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus recently returned from a two-week study abroad trip in Brussels, Belgium, and Munich, Germany.

Artists of Gulfport Galleria of Fine Art are currently exhibiting art works at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Library on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. The library will host an artist reception Thursday, July 25, from 4 – 6 p.m.

A Netherlands based software firm, INCONTROL Simulation Solutions, has announced intentions to open an office in Hattiesburg, Miss., and operate out of the Trent Lott National Center for Economic Development and Entrepreneurship at The University of Southern Mississippi campus.

 

The firm’s new office location is a result of a partnership with the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi. 

 

When Zavation needed expert guidance and production of a new medical device, the company looked no further than the Mississippi Polymer Institute.

 

University of Southern Mississippi President Rodney Bennett announced today (July 18) that Bill McGillis would become the university’s next athletics director.

 

Bennett made the announcement at a gathering of hundreds of Southern Miss students, alumni, employees and fans at the university’s Trent Lott Center.

Dennis Cunningham, Executive Vice President for Security, National Hockey League, was presented the Distinguished Leadership Award during the 2013 National Center for Sports Safety and Security Conference and Exhibition July 16-18 in Orlando, Fla.

Julie Hammond-White, an associate professor and director of dance education in The University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of Dance, has been selected for the 2013 Excellence in Higher Education Award from the Mississippi Alliance for Arts Education.

The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi has received a donation of $11,050 from the Rotary Club of Hattiesburg, which represents proceeds from the organization’s annual “Night in Italy” benefit dinner.

 

Stacy Reischman Fletcher is having a busy summer and it is only going to get busier.  The chair of the Department of Dance at The University of Southern Mississippi was recently featured in a national publication and will be honored at Dance Teacher Magazine’s 2013 Dance Teacher Summit in August. 

 

Recognized for her work in higher education, Reischman Fletcher will attend the three-day event in New York City next month, which will host dance instructors from across the nation to participate in workshops, seminars and an awards ceremony, where Reischman Fletcher will receive the 2013 Award in Higher Education. 

The Drum Corps International Tour will return to Hattiesburg Wednesday, July 24 for the 2013 edition of DCI Southern Mississippi. Top corps, including the 2012 World Champion Blue Devils, will compete at The University of Southern Mississippi's M.M. Roberts Stadium starting at 7 p.m.

Jason Powell, a Collins, Miss. native who is a detective with The University of Southern Mississippi Police Department, received the department’s prestigious Medal of Valor during a ceremony held on the university’s Hattiesburg campus in June.

The Gulf Coast Research Laboratory vessel Miss Peetsy B, recently converted to allow the use of waste vegetable oil as fuel, will make its maiden voyage under the new engine system on Wednesday, July 17 in Ocean Springs, Miss.

Learn more about earning the college degree you have always wanted by attending The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast’s information session Tuesday, July 23 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the Orange Grove Community Center, located at 14416 Dedeaux Road in Gulfport.

Patricia Munn, an instructor in the School of Accountancy at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been named the 2013 Outstanding Educator by the Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA).

A national forum to discuss the Boston Marathon bombings will be one of the highlights at the 2013 National Sports Safety and Security Conference and Exhibition that gets underway next week in Orlando, Fla.

The DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi has received yet another international recognition for professional development programs, this one from the International Dyslexia Association (IDA).

The University of Southern Mississippi Office of Professional Development and Educational Outreach will host the Industrial Audiometry and Hearing Certification Workshop on Aug. 5-7 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. on the Southern Miss Hattiesburg campus.

Topics to be covered will include introduction to audiometry, physics and measurement of sound, anatomy and physiology of hearing conservation, audiometric testing, employee education, otoscopy, interpretation and record-keeping and medical-legal aspects of hearing conservation.

A University of Southern Mississippi geography professor’s research on an underwater Gulf Coast forest that may date back around 80,000 years could yield important clues about the region’s climate and habitat.

The community is invited to attend the Mississippi Partnerships for Employment (MSPE) Awareness Session on Tuesday, July 16, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at The University of Southern Mississippi Technology Learning Center on the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

Dr. Casey Maugh, assistant professor of communication studies at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, recently had her book chapter “Blogging for Peace: Realistic job preview strategies from the 21st century Peace Corps volunteer” published in Volunteering and Communication: Studies from Multiple Contexts.