April 25, 2019  

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The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) School of Music presents the Southern Mississippi Steel Pan Orchestra (SoMiSPO) featuring Andy Narell on April 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mannoni Performing Arts Center. This concert is free and is open to the public.

 

For the 10th year, FestivalSouth® events return to venues across the Pine Belt this June, with a fun-filled line-up of activities, performances, and opportunities.

 

Presented by the Hattiesburg Concert Association (HCA), FestivalSouth is Mississippi’s only multi-week, multi-genre festival, offering both free and ticketed events that showcase the area’s rich creative economy. Featuring many University of Southern Mississippi faculty, staff, students, and alumni, and happening in several Hattiesburg campus venues, there is something for everyone.
 

The School of Marketing and the School of Performing and Visual Arts at The University of Southern Mississippi have partnered to offer a unique experience for a diverse group of students looking to practice their skills. Dr. Chris Balaski, professor of sales, and Dr. Monica Hayes, professor of theatre, oversee the initiative. 

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Gulf Park Cultural Arts Series will conclude its Spring 2019 programming on Monday, April 29 at 6:30 p.m. with “Gotta Dance” in the Fleming Education Center Auditorium.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Symphony Orchestra and the Southern Mississippi Southern Chorale proudly present the final concert of the 2018-19 season, “Music of the Night,” on April 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the Main Street Baptist Church in Hattiesburg. This is an encore performance of part of the program from New York City’s Carnegie Hall the previous week.

Governor Phil Bryant appointed Dr. Read Hendon, Associate Director for the School of Ocean Science and Engineering’s (SOSE) Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL), to the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission (GSMFC). Hendon will serve as the citizen representative on the Commission for Mississippi.

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.

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 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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

Even faculty can get tired of their own lesson plans. But a quick fix can be hard – even when you’ve got a great idea.

 

Rachel Lahasky, a clinical instructor in the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) School of Social Work, understands this quandary firsthand. But she was patient and finally introduced a new, semester-long assignment for her Social Work Grief and Bereavement class in fall 2018.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) will host a discussion on cybersecurity and cyberattacks on Thursday, April 11 at the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. The event is set for 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the Fleming Education Center Auditorium.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Theatre program 2019-2020 season promises to be packed with exciting projects and plays that will entertain audiences of all ages.

 

Beginning the 2019-2020 season is American playwright August Wilson’s Gem of the Ocean in October. Directed by Amanda Washington, this drama is about a man’s spiritual journey in search of a new life.

Thirteen new honorees were inducted into The University of Southern Mississippi’s (USM) Graduate Student Hall of Fame during a special ceremony held Tuesday, April 2 on the Hattiesburg campus. As part of the celebration, portraits for each of the inductees were unveiled at McCain Library.

 

Morgan Bradwell alternately – and unapologetically – describes herself as a nerd and a unicorn.

 

But that’s a good combination for a graduate student who loves research and data.

 

So much so that the social work master’s student from Mobile was one of 13 graduate students honored by the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) on Tuesday, April 2. Bradwell and 11 others were inducted into the Graduate School Hall of Fame, while a 13th was named Graduate Assistant of the Year.

Longtime economic development professional William “Skip” Scaggs will be the featured guest as part of the International Business Speaker Series on Thursday, April 4 at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus. Scaggs’ address is set for 11 a.m. in Scianna Hall’s McDonnell Auditorium.

You’ve heard about the increasing need for qualified teachers in Mississippi. The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is helping to fill this need by offering a fully online Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree, which leads to a Mississippi teaching license.