April 18, 2019  

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The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business and Economic Development continues its International Business Speaker Series with a presentation by Shelly Reboul, Export Sales Manager at Sanderson Farms at 3 p.m., Thursday, April 25 in Scianna Hall (Room 1048) on the Hattiesburg campus.

All University of Southern Mississippi campuses and teaching sites will close on Thursday, April 18 at 1 p.m., due to a severe weather system that is expected to move through south Mississippi on Thursday afternoon and evening.

The National Pan-Hellenic Council at The University of Southern Mississippi will host a special gala celebration at 7 p.m. on May 4 at the Thad Cochran Center ballrooms on the Hattiesburg campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) recognized for exceptional achievement in academics, leadership and service, as well as installing new Student Government Association (SGA) officers, during its annual Student Awards Ceremony at the Hattiesburg campus April 10.

The Southern Arena Theatre is gearing up for its 43rd season at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) with two events based on Shakespearean plays: I Hate Hamlet and Speak the Speech! in June.

The location of The University of Southern Mississippi's (USM) Tuesday, April 16 University Forum, scheduled for 6:30 p.m., has been moved from the Mannoni Performing Arts Center to Bennett Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus.

The founder of what would become The University of Southern Mississippi's (USM) Public Health program will be honored at a symposium April 18 on the Hattiesburg campus, featuring a lecture given by the head of the Mississippi State Department of Health (MDH).

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Repertory Dance Company presents its second Spring Dance Concert on April 25 and 26 at 7 p.m. in the Theatre and Dance Building, in studio 115 on the Hattiesburg campus.

Two retired U.S. Army generals from Mississippi hosted a roundtable discussion recently on deeper learning competencies at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Trent Lott National Center for Economic Development & Entrepreneurship on the Hattiesburg campus.

Research presentations, laboratory tours, an evening social and special recognition of a distinguished faculty member will highlight the 2019 School of Polymer Science and Engineering Conference and Alumni Event at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM).

Dr. Thomas O’Brien, a professor in The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) School of Education, is USM’s recipient of the State Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) 2019 Diversity Award for Excellence. The selection of Dr. O’Brien for this honor was based on the breadth of his teaching and publication record, and range and duration of his community service projects demonstrating a lifelong commitment to diversity and inclusion.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Southern Chorale and the Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra will be performing with the Rutgers University Voorhees Choir, IN HER WORDS, a concert featuring the U.S. premiere of Moorland Elegies by Kõrvits on April 23 at 8 p.m. in New York City’s Carnegie Hall.

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Amy Rosonet LeBert, director and instructor of the Speech Pathology Clinic at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been elected president-elect of the Council of State Speech-Language-Hearing Association Presidents.

Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves read to children and toured the DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi earlier this week. He was accompanied by state Sen. John Polk, state Sen. Joey Fillingane and several other state and local officials.

Jennifer Brannock, professor and curator of Rare Books and Mississippiana in The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Libraries’ Special Collections, has earned the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA)’s Learning History Research and Innovation Award, sponsored by Gale, A Cengage Company.

University Libraries’ Special Collections at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is hosting an exhibit opening to highlight exhibits curated by three Southern Miss students on April 17 from 4 - 5 p.m. in McCain Library and Archives, room 305.

Special Collections leads a program that provides students the opportunity to curate mini-exhibits featuring materials from the collections. Students learn how to select items for display, install the materials, write labels and exhibit text, and publicize the exhibit.

An organization devoted to advancing the study of military history has chosen one of its longtime members and University of Southern Mississippi (USM) educator to serve it in an important and prestigious role.

Dr. Susannah Ural, a professor of history at USM and widely recognized expert on the American Civil War, was recently named to the board of trustees for the Society for Military History (SMH). Established in 1933 as the American Military History Foundation, renamed in 1939 the American Military Institute, and renamed again in 1990 as the SMH, its membership has included many of the world's most prominent scholars, soldiers, and citizens interested in military history.

Raymond Jones, a doctoral student in kinesiology and exercise physiology at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been selected as a member of the inaugural cohort of the Robert Smith, M.D. Graduate Scholars Program as part of the Jackson Heart Study’s new Graduate Training and Education Center (UMMC GTEC) at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.

The man best known for discovering the famed and ill-fated British passenger liner RMS Titanic will be the guest presenter for the final University Forum of the spring 2019 semester at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM).

Robert Ballard, an underwater archaeologist and oceanographer who discovered and explored the Titanic’s remains in 1985, will present “Finding the Titanic and Other Tales of the Sea” Tuesday, April 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the Mannoni Performing Arts Center on the USM Hattiesburg campus. Admission is free, and this event can also be viewed via IVN from Hardy Hall, room 316 at The USM Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach.

Ross Walton, a researcher and digital production engineer for The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage (COHCH) delivered an online presentation on the history of Holiday Inn hotels to a group that included members of the Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) marketing team. The purpose of the presentation was to familiarize Holiday Inn brand management and marketing team members with the storied history of the iconic brand.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Theatre program will present William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing on April 11 through 14 at the Hartwig Theatre on the Hattiesburg campus. The April 11, 12, and 13 performances are set for 7:30 p.m., with a 2 p.m. performance on April 13 and 14.


The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) School of Music presents its 2019 Cello Festival on April 11 and 12. The event is presented in part by the generous support of Partners for the Arts.


To encourage more young women of color to pursue STEM careers, The University of Southern Mississippi and Craig Newmark Philanthropies will host the 2nd annual iD 8 Hackathon on April 12-13 at USM’s Hattiesburg campus.