February 22, 2019  

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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 (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 Connoisseur Series with Presidio Brass on Thursday, Feb. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus. This free concert is presented in part by the generous support of Partners for the Arts.

University of Southern Mississippi alum Aimee Murry will serve as guest speaker for the first International Business Speaker Series of the spring semester from 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21 at Scianna Hall on the Hattiesburg campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi will host its annual Arbor Day celebration on Friday, Feb. 8, at 1 p.m. with the unique edible orchard serving as the event site and focus of the ceremony. The orchard is located just south of the Payne Center on the Hattiesburg campus.

The Dale Center for the Study of War & Society at the University of Southern Mississippi is pleased to announce that legendary journalist and war correspondent Dan Rather will deliver the 2019 Lt. Col. John H. Dale Distinguished Lecture in International Security and Global Policy on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, at 7 p.m.

Teens and young adults with disabilities can be surprisingly direct about their futures. Some want to go to college. Some want to work. All want to be independent and make decisions about how they will live their lives. Some young people simply need some guidance to help them decide how to achieve their choices.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in Hattiesburg will join forces with the Gulf Coast center to conduct a series of Business 101 workshops in February.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) School of Music will host all-day events of the Vocal Arts and Science Symposium on Feb. 1-2 in both Marsh Auditorium and the Intermezzo @ Woods Gallery on the Hattiesburg campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi continues to excel as a resource for military veterans by virtue of the latest rankings by VIQTORY, which lists USM at No. 3 nationwide among research institutions in its 2019-20 survey of Military Friendly® Schools. USM is also the highest-ranked college or university in Mississippi.

On Saturday, Feb. 23, University of Southern Mississippi alumni across the Southeast are invited to participate in community service as part of the Southern Miss Alumni Association’s Doing GOLD Work initiative.

The University of Southern Mississippi presents its Connoisseur Series with O Sole Trio on February 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mannoni Performing Arts Center (MPAC).

Coming off a year that saw an impressive uptick in productivity, The University of Southern Mississippi’s Office of Sustainability is gearing up for another run in the 2019 RecycleMania Tournament.

 

Nobel Laureate Dr. Randy Schekman will share his research related to cell membrane vesicle trafficking during a guest lecture on Jan. 23 at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Joe Paul Student Theater. The free lecture, which begins at 3 p.m., is sponsored by the School of Polymer Science and Engineering, Mississippi IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE), Honors College – University Forum, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Vice President for Research.

The School of Music at The University of Southern Mississippi is once again using its talents to raise awareness and generate donations for the on-campus Eagle’s Nest food pantry.

 

A benefit concert will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 23, at University Baptist Church, 3200 W. Arlington Loop, Hattiesburg. It was rescheduled from mid-February.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus premieres its spring 2019 Cultural Arts Series, "Representing the Experiences of Women, From the English Renaissance to Right Now," on Monday, Jan. 28 at 5:30 p.m. with a pop-up art exhibition and gallery talk. This is the first of three events in the Cultural Arts Series.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies will hold a week-long Alternative Spring Break training event for youth and young adults with disabilities on March 11-15, on the Southern Miss Hattiesburg campus.

Economic trends and forecasts will be the focal point for the Economic Outlook 2019 Forum hosted by The University of Southern Mississippi on Thursday, Feb. 14 at the Thad Cochran Center on USM’s Hattiesburg campus.

In an effort to increase interest and diversity in technology fields and computer science, The University of Southern Mississippi and Craig Newmark Philanthropies have organized their first- ever Women in Technology speaking tour, which will reach more than 750 high school girls across Mississippi between Jan. 25 and Feb. 22.

The Arts Institute of Mississippi (AIM) at The University of Southern Mississippi is accepting nominations for the 2019 AIM Awards, which seek to recognize and honor high school level arts teachers, schools, and organizations that are making an impact through exemplary achievements in arts education throughout the state of Mississippi.

Four years ago, The University of Southern Mississippi launched a Small Business Development Center (SBDC) focused on providing comprehensive assistance to start-up companies in the Pine Belt area. The center’s growth and success have been eye-popping.

The head of the United Methodist Church (UMC) in Mississippi will serve as the keynote speaker for the 13th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Ecumenical and Multicultural Prayer Breakfast Monday, Jan. 21 at 7:30 a.m. in the ballroom of The University of Southern Mississippi’s (USM) Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg campus.

It was a late August evening in south Alabama. The winds had already begun to blow, and the waves were already crashing onto shore. And CNN reporter and University of Southern Mississippi (USM) alumna Kathleen Koch was exactly where she needed to be to help tell the story of Hurricane Katrina, which was barreling through the Gulf of Mexico.

 

But she really wanted to be in Bay Saint Louis, where she grew up. Her family had owned an ice cream parlor for many years, and the seven members of her family once lived in a house on the beach.