October 21, 2018  

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Brandon Cade, a junior finance major at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been awarded the 2018 Mississippi Young Bankers (MYB) Leadership Scholarship by the Mississippi Bankers Association.

The University of Southern Mississippi presents its annual silent movie featuring organist Dr. Douglas Rust on October 30 at 7:30 p.m. in Marsh Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus. This event is free and is open for all to attend.

One of the oldest Greek Life organizations at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is marking its 70th anniversary during homecoming week at the school.

The University of Southern Mississippi baseball and softball teams will play host to the 6th Annual Trick or Treat at The Pete, Thursday, Oct. 25, from 5:30-7 p.m., at Pete Taylor Park/Hill Denson Field.

The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop Saturday, Nov. 10, for any residents in Forrest and surrounding counties interested in buying a home.

The Southern Entrepreneurship Program (SEP) is set to kick off its 12th annual series of youth trainings and competitions on Tuesday, Oct. 23rd at Hinds Community College in Raymond, Miss.

The 2018 University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Homecoming Court and Mr. and Miss Southern Miss will be presented at halftime of the USM vs. University of Texas at San Antonio football game Oct. 20.

Mary Jane Lawler hopes to be a role model for a younger generation of women as she represents her home state in the Miss Senior America Pageant in Atlantic City, N.J.

The University of Southern Mississippi School of Music presents the Guest Artist Series featuring Dr. Alan Huckleberry, piano, on Friday, Oct. 19. This free recital is open to the public at 7:30 p.m. in Marsh Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus.

Jose Antonio Vargas, a leading immigration rights activist and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, will be the guest speaker for the conclusion of the fall 2018 University of Southern Mississippi University Forum series when he presents “Define America: My Life As An Undocumented Immigrant” Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus. Admission is free and the public is invited.

Dr. Susannah Ural, professor of history at The University of Southern Mississippi, will present the lecture “Beauvoir: Mississippi’s Confederate Home” Thursday, Oct. 18 at 5 p.m. in the Liberal Arts Building, room 101 on the Hattiesburg campus. This event is the first Phi Alpha Theta (history honor society) lecture of the 2018 fall semester; admission is free and the public is invited.

University of Southern Mississippi Police recently apprehended a suspect believed to be the main perpetrator in two Hattiesburg campus robberies, along with others in the Pine Belt.

The Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies' 2019 Saturday Gifted Studies Program will take place on the five consecutive Saturdays between Jan. 12 and Feb. 9, 2019 on the Hattiesburg campus of The University of Southern Mississippi.  The theme for this year’s program is Full STEAM Ahead: Exploring Arts and Sciences in Tandem. Students at each level will experience courses focusing on science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics.

David Cochran and Joohee Lee have a pretty good idea about how prepared Mississippi Gulf Coast residents are for the next Big One, whether it be a natural or a manmade disaster.

 

The short answer: Less and less prepared every day, as the memories of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 diminish – and as the turnover in population produces new residents who never experienced the disasters in the first place. 

The University of Southern Mississippi Connoisseur series presents Brentano String Quartet on Oct. 26 at 6:00 p.m. in Marsh Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus. Earlier in the day masterclasses will be presented at various locations.

A favorite among students, faculty, staff, and visitors on The University of Southern Mississippi’s (USM) Hattiesburg campus will help the school’s homecoming parade ‘percolate’ down Hardy Street to its destination.

Gloria Peterson, an associate with Aramark’s Eagle Dining and Fresh Food Company, has been chosen to serve as grand marshal of this year’s homecoming parade, which is set to roll beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 east down Hardy Street from the Midtown Shopping Center to the main entrance of campus.

A debate between The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Speech and Debate Team and the British National Debate Team will take place Thursday, Oct. 18 at 6 p.m. in the International Center (IC), room 101 on the Hattiesburg campus. This event is free and open to the public. The proposition to be debated is "Resolved: This House would prefer a world with open borders."

Earlier this month The University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Military Veterans, Service Members and Families initiated a new physical conditioning opportunity entitled, “The USM Student-Veteran Fitness Program.” 

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Dance Program presents the Fall Dance Concert on Thursday-Saturday, November 1-3, at 7p.m. in the Theatre and Dance building, studio 115 on the Hattiesburg campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi Theatre Program presents Night of the Iguana, a play by Tennessee Williams on Oct. 18, 19, 23, and 24 at 7:30 p.m. and on Oct. 21 at 2 p.m. in the Hartwig Theatre on the Hattiesburg campus. The event is ticketed.

LYON, France – Senior police officials from 22 countries are participating in a hands-on training course next week in order to prepare for evacuation challenges in securing major sporting events.

 

Taking place on October 16-19, the three-day course, Evacuation Challenges for Major International Sporting Events, has been developed and co-organized by The University of Southern Mississippi’s National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) and INTERPOL's Project STADIA.

The Science Café on the Coast series will feature “Pellagra: Its Historical and Cultural Connections to the South” Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 6 p.m. in the Barry L. Mellinger Student Center at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s (MGCCC) Perkinston campus.

The Gulf Coast Library at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach is hosting “The Gulf of America,” an art exhibit featuring the work of award-winning Bay St. Louis artist Herb Willey. Sixty original transparent watercolor paintings, set on the Gulf Coast, will be on display until Nov. 22. The community is invited to a reception Oct. 18 from 4:30-6 p.m. in the Gulf Coast Library. 

Home is where the heart is, and the hearts of The University of Southern Mississippi's (USM) faithful will be full Oct. 15-20 when they celebrate homecoming week at the school, embracing the theme “Sweet Home Southern Miss.”