February 22, 2019  

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The conclusion of the 14th annual Richard McCarthy Lecture Series at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) will feature a presentation by author and historian Dr. Larry Berman, based on his book "Perfect Spy: The Incredible Double Life of Pham Xuan An, Time Magazine Reporter and Vietnamese Communist Agent,” Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 6 p.m. in the Liberal Arts Building 101. Admission is free.

When University of Southern Mississippi graduate student Sidney Smith learned he had won a national social work fellowship, the first thing he did was call the one person who would best understand what he was feeling.

The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, in partnership with the de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection at The University of Southern Mississippi, announced today the winners of the 2019 Ezra Jack Keats Award.

The University of Southern Mississippi revised its speech policies to join an elite group of just 47 colleges and universities nationwide that earn the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education’s highest rating for free speech.

University Libraries at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) and the USM Food Research Group will host the 5th annual Edible Book Festival in the Cook Library Learning Commons Gallery Monday, April 1 on the Hattiesburg campus, beginning at 10 a.m.

Dr. Shannon Campbell, director of the Trent Lott National Center for Economic Development and Entrepreneurship at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been awarded the Marsha N. Hamilton Spirit Award by the Mississippi Development Authority.

The War & Society Roundtable, jointly sponsored by The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) History Program’s Dale Center for the Study of War and Society and the Hattiesburg Public Library, continues today, Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. when Dr. Heather Stur, associate professor and Blount Professor of Military History at USM, leads a discussion on Seafaring Women: Adventures of Pirate Queens, Female Stowaways, and Sailors’ Wives by David Cordingly. Admission to War & Society Roundtables is free.

The University of Southern Mississippi will present Pearl Cleage’s "Blues for an Alabama Sky" at the Hartwig Theatre in the Hattiesburg campus, with performances set for Feb. 21, 22, and 23 at 7:30 p.m. and on Feb. 23 and 24 at 2 p.m.

More than 700 young innovators from across the state will converge at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) March 1-2 for the annual Mississippi VEX Robotics State Championship.

 

University of Southern Mississippi (USM) students in Hattiesburg and at the Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach will serve a cause bigger than themselves through “The Big Event” Saturday, Feb. 23 when they assist community agencies, schools and charities with a variety of service initiatives.

Students and faculty members at Mississippi Public Universities represent a powerful force for good when they devote their time and talent to numerous community service opportunities. In the 2018 fiscal year, more than 15,000 student and staff volunteers gave more than 400,000 hours of their time to work on more than 3,700 projects. This equates to more than $33,000,000 in volunteer time. University volunteers raised almost $650,000 through their efforts.

Dr. Kevin Greene, assistant professor of history and director of the Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) recently made a presentation based on his first book, "The Invention and Reinvention of Big Bill Broonzy" in the Craig H. Neilsen Auditorium at the Two Mississippi Museums (Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum) as part of the “History is Lunch” series Feb. 13.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s first-of-its-kind fully online Nursing Leadership Ph.D. program has extended the application for fall 2019 admission to March 1. The program, which is designed to bring nurses into leadership roles, offers students a unique way to complete their Ph.D. from the comforts of their home.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Art and Design Visiting Professionals Series presents artist Sarah Lutz on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 11:30 a.m. in the George Hurst Building, room 123. This free event is presented in part by the generous support of Partners for the Arts.

More than 800 scientists and students from across the state will convene at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Thad Cochran Center on Feb. 21-22 for the 83rd Annual Mississippi Academy of Sciences Meeting.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Library at its Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach is presenting the exhibit “Fun-Da-Mental Adventure in Art, Studies from the Last Three Years,” by Gulf Coast artist Milton Williams. The exhibit is on display on the first and second floors of the Gulf Coast Library through April. 

Atlanta-based Resurgens Theatre Company will present Thomas Middleton and William Rowley’s The Changeling on Monday, Feb. 25 at 5:30 p.m. in the Fleming Education Center Auditorium on The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach.

A small abandoned cemetery in east Hattiesburg is easily overlooked, but those buried within its boundaries are part of the history of the earliest years of the city. The Anthropology Program in The University of Southern Mississippi’s (USM) School of Social Science and Global Studies, in conjunction with the city’s Department of Parks and Recreation, is now working to help tell its story.
 

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) School of Music presents its Connoisseur Series featuring Jovino Santos Neto and his Quinteto on Wednesday, Feb. 20. This free concert is set for 7:30 p.m. in Marsh Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi’s international business program has been ranked among the nation’s Top-50 in a recent surveyed published by online resource guide Study.com.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) School of Social Science and Global Studies will host a candidate forum Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 6:30 p.m. in room 108 (Gonzales Auditorium) of the Liberal Arts Building on the USM Hattiesburg campus. This forum, which is open to the public, will feature those running in the Mississippi House of Representatives District 101 special election, which is set for Tuesday, March 12.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) School of Music proudly presents the final concert of the International Percussion Festival on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 8 p.m. at The Thirsty Hippo in Hattiesburg, Miss. The concert will feature a performance by guest artists Oscar Albrieu Roca and Javier Nandayapa as well as the Southern Miss Percussion Ensemble.

Kathleen N. Cleaver, a prominent and influential figure in the American Civil Rights Movement who continues to fight for social justice across the country and around the world, will be the keynote speaker for the 2019 Armstrong-Branch Distinguished Lecture Series at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m., in Bennett Auditorium on the University’s Hattiesburg campus. Admission is free and open to the public.

Too few social workers in South Mississippi is a problem – but also an opportunity, judging from the results of a recently completed grant project between the University of Southern Mississippi and Coastal Family Health Center.