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More students than ever before have entered Mississippi Public Universities, where they will begin building careers in everything from aerospace engineering to urban and regional planning. Across Mississippi's eight public universities, preliminary fall 2012 enrollment figures show an increase of 457 students from fall 2011 numbers. System-wide enrollment has increased annually since 1994.

Nearly 500 singers from across the South will come to the University of Southern Mississippi on Sept. 24-25 to get SICC. That's not s - i - c - k, but instead SICC, the Southern Invitational Choral Conference that attracts talented singers from around the globe in an almost cult-like fashion.

The Southern Miss Gulf Coast Civic Chorale will present the fifth anniversary concert, “Festival of Choirs - A Choir of 500,” on Thursday, Oct. 4, at 7 p.m. at the Mississippi Coast Convention Center Hall D in Biloxi.

The Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation (CLTT) at The University of Southern Mississippi (Southern Miss) recently held an orientation session for new students admitted to the on-line and executive Master of Science in Logistics, Training and Transportation (MS LTT). 

Like all scientific processes, biochemical research in the lab of University of Southern Mississippi Professor Dr. Vijay Rangachari begins with a theory. And there is no shortage of theories when it comes to Alzheimer’s disease research.

Eagle Dining has formed a partnership with Southern Miss Activities Council (SMAC) that will offer the Southern Miss Community free cooking classes for the fall semester.


The cooking classes are presented in a fun and informative format, and feature delicious meals taught by Eagle Dining culinary experts. Two classes are scheduled during the fall semester, 9 p.m. to 11p.m. at the Fresh Food Company and include: Mother Sauces on Sept. 26 and Caribbean on Oct. 24.

University of Southern Mississippi Interim President Aubrey Lucas greeted faculty, staff and students at the institution’s fall 2012 convocation Sept. 12, thanking them for their service to the university and noting various individual and institutional accomplishments from the previous academic year.


An increase in freshmen enrollment, expansion of state-of-the art student housing, advancements in academic research that have garnered national and international media notice, individual student, faculty staff achievements and groundbreaking on new buildings for the Colleges of Business and Nursing were among many accomplishments Lucas cited as he expressed hopes for more in the future.

Research teams that include University of Southern Mississippi professors Dr. Daniel Savin and Dr. Joseph Griffitt have received additional grant funding to study the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the Gulf of Mexico.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Film Department will present a free screening of the film, “Small, Beautifully Moving Parts,” at 6:45 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28 in the Fleming Education Center auditorium on the University’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

University of Southern Mississippi head football coach Ellis Johnson, members of his coaching staff and several Golden Eagle players had an opportunity to visit the DuBard School for Language Disorders on Wednesday, Sept. 12 as part of the school’s annual Black and Gold Day festivities.

University of Southern Mississippi senior Tyokia Parker offered a simple, yet succinct, reason for wanting to participate in preliminary construction of a Habitat for Humanity home as part of a national day of service on Tuesday, Sept. 11.


“I like the idea of being able to help people, especially when it involves giving them a new home,” said Parker, a Lumberton, Miss., native majoring in psychology. “I want to make an impact on someone else’s life.”

Teaching and learning math isn’t always as easy as 1-2-3.  The DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi is offering a multisensory math workshop to educate teachers on this hands-on method of teaching mathematics to students of all levels.

The Katrina Research Center at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast invites the Mississippi Gulf Coast community to a Hurricane Katrina commemoration event featuring the students of Biloxi School District who contributed to the book, “The Storm: Students of Biloxi, Mississippi, Remember Hurricane Katrina.”

For the second consecutive year, The University of Southern Mississippi football Golden Eagles are ranked among the nation’s top programs in the Wall Street Journal’s annual “Grid of Shame” review.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast recently held its faculty orientation at the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach, welcoming 15 new faculty members.

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop Saturday, Sept. 29, for residents with and without disabilities in Copiah and surrounding counties.

Six new faculty members bring a combination of professional experience and academic training to the Southern Miss School of Mass Communication and Journalism for the 2012-13 academic year.

Members of the Board Search Committee leading the search for the next president of The University of Southern Mississippi will hear from constituency groups in Campus Listening Sessions on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012. The discussions will center on the qualities and qualifications stakeholders believe the next institutional executive officer should possess.

The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education (CISE) and the DuBard School for Language Disorders in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences are collaborating to offer a Master’s of Education degree in Dyslexia Therapy expected to begin in June 2013.

Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves got a first-hand look at how the DuBard School for Language Disorders functions as part of his visit to The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus on Friday, Sept. 7.

As The University of Southern Mississippi celebrates a century of intercollegiate athletic competition, its fans can now learn more about the history of its sports program through the voices of those instrumental in its development and success.

Members of Student Government Association (SGA) at The University of Southern Mississippi recently adopted a new initiative designed to create greater awareness among students about the SGA’s role on campus.

As the Southern Miss Gulf Coast Civic Chorale prepares for a new season of performances along the Mississippi Gulf Coast, several members reflect on the chorale’s beginning nearly two decades earlier.

The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Biological Sciences will host outreach activities this fall, including unique adventures at its popular science museum.