April 26, 2018  

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The transition to kindergarten is an exciting time for little ones and parents alike, but with that excitement also comes feelings of anxiety and uncertainty. And for families of children with disabilities, it can be downright scary.

College students in today’s world are busier than ever. Between work, friends, family, and community obligations, students today are always looking for a way to maximize their time. 

 

One way students at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) can manage their time is by using summer school to their advantage. Both undergraduate and graduate students can enroll in summer classes to help them stay on track to graduation and perform at their academic best.  

 

The University of Southern Mississippi School of Music Connoisseur Series presents famed musicians of Doreen’s Jazz New Orleans, Friday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m. in Marsh Auditorium on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus. The event is free and open to the public.

The University of Southern Mississippi Office of Sustainability is hosting a series of events associated with Earth Week 2018, April 16th - April 21st on the Hattiesburg campus. 

It sounds counterintuitive, Karie Chatham admits, but when the number of reports of abused children go up, it’s actually a good thing.

 

Chatham and colleague Riley Herrin of the Kids Hub Child Advocacy Center in Hattiesburg teamed up with the University of Southern Mississippi School of Social Work to recognize abused children by planting a “pinwheel garden” on campus earlier this month.

Dr. Maureen K. Martin spent more than four decades serving students with language disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi through various roles. In June of 2017, Martin retired as the director of the DuBard School for Language Disorders.

An entrepreneurial spirit has served as a cornerstone of economic development in the State of Mississippi for more than 100 years. At The University of Southern Mississippi, entrepreneurship is recognized and heralded as a catalyst for the state’s continued success.

It was nearly a clean sweep for The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Social Work at the state’s largest professional conference for social workers.

As part of autism awareness month, the Mississippi Early Childhood Inclusion Center at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Institute for Disability Studies will hold a “Screening for Autism Day” in seven cities throughout the state. 

The Southern Opera and Musical Theatre Company at The University of Southern Mississippi has announced plans for two main-stage productions during the 2018-19 school year.

The Business Advisory Council for The College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi will honor Chuck Scianna (’75) as the 2018 Entrepreneur of the Year during a luncheon on Friday, April 6th in the Trent Lott National Center on the Hattiesburg campus. Scianna is the owner, founder, and President of Sim-Tex, a leading firm in the oil country tubular goods (OCTG) industry.

 

Scianna completed an undergraduate degree in finance from USM, an MBA from University of Houston, and a distinguished record of service in the U.S. Marine Corps.

One wants Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker’s job, another Gov. Phil Bryant’s, and a third would like to be a legislator for her home county. A fourth is drawn toward politics but also wary of the negative connotations.

 

The four are social work students from The University of Southern Mississippi who in early March attended a two-day “campaign school” in Hartford, Connecticut, that prepares social workers for the political arena as candidates, campaign workers, volunteers or advocates for social change.

Beautiful spring weather greeted more than 600 University of Southern Mississippi students who volunteered their services as part of the 8th Annual Big Event on Saturday, March 24. Students from the Hattiesburg and Gulf Park campuses spent part of their day offering assistance to a variety of South Mississippi entities.

Student Counseling Services at The University of Southern Mississippi is sponsoring “ALIVE! Mental Health Fair & Suicide Prevention Tour” from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27 at the Hattiesburg campus.

Bring your lawn chairs, family and friends for a day of music and fun on the Mississippi Gulf Coast as The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) hosts the 10th Annual Jazz and Blues Festival on the University’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies is hosting a free nutrition education workshop for people with disabilities and their families in the Greenwood on Wednesday, March 28. The Nutrition is for Everyone workshop will be held in the conference room at the Greenwood Leflore Hospital at 1401 River Road in Greenwood at 1 p.m.

Those who frequent Newk’s Eatery in Hattiesburg already know about the restaurant’s top-notch menu, but what might be less obvious to the Newk’s patron is the local business’ impact on the community. Well beyond filling hungry bellies.

 

Since 2011, Newk’s has been partnering with The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at USM for “Third Thursdays.” On the third Thursday of every month, Newk’s donates 10 percent of its profits between the hours of 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to The Children’s Center.

The College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi continues its Inspired Leaders series on Wednesday, April 4 with a presentation by Angela Loehr Chrysler, CEO of Team National. The Inspired Leaders Series provides industry leaders the opportunity to present their insights in large- and small-group settings with students.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Military Veterans, Service Members and Families has added a significant new resource with the placement of a vocational rehabilitation counselor through the Department of Veterans Administration (VA).

The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies is hosting a free nutrition education workshop for people with disabilities and their families in the Jackson area on Wednesday, March 21. The Nutrition is for Everyone workshop will be held at 1 p.m. in the conference room of the G. Chastaine Flynt Memorial Library at 103 Winners Circle in Flowood, Miss.

The University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra will present a program featuring The Southern Chorale, Concert Choir, Oratorio Chorus, and the Southern Miss Gulf Coast Civic Chorale on Monday, March 26, at 7 p.m. at Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church, in Bay St. Louis. 

Presentation of exciting new research and laboratory tours are just part of the festivities planned for the first annual Polymer Science and Engineering Conference set for Friday, March 23 at The University of Southern Mississippi.

 

On Tuesday, March 13, the National Sports Security Laboratory (NSSL) at the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) tested and evaluated an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), commonly known as a drone, at The University of Southern Mississippi.

The University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra will present two evenings of concerts featuring Southern Miss Choral Activities on Tuesday, March 27 and Thursday, March 29 at Parkway Heights United Methodist Church in Hattiesburg. Each program begins at 7:30 p.m. and is ticketed.