THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI NEWS
UM Literacy Instruction Center to Host Reading Conference
conference for elementary school administrators and teachers, scheduled for Monday, March 3, at the University of Mississippi, will address issues related to instructing diverse learners in reading. The inaugural "Reaching Our Diverse Learners" conference, coordinated by the university's Center for Excellence in Literacy Instruction, "is designed to assist teachers and administrators in providing research-based instructional strategies to help students learn to read more effectively," said Angela Rutherford, CELI director and assistant professor of elementary education. "This is the first conference sponsored by the new center, and it's the only reading conference of its type in north Mississippi," Rutherford said. "We hope to address issues related to instructing diverse learners as these learners negotiate the tasks of learning to read and reading to learn." Robert Cooter, Jr., distinguished professor of urban literacy research at the University of Memphis, delivers the keynote address at 9 a.m. His research focus pertains to research-based reading instruction for children living in poverty. The conference also includes a luncheon featuring an address by Claiborne Barksdale, CEO of the Barksdale Reading Institute in Oxford, and presentation of the CELI Children's Literature Award to children's author Laurie Parker of Starkville. Afternoon conference sessions are to address assessment, comprehension, early literacy, vocabulary, and literature.
Journalism Student Awarded State Public Relations Assn. Scholarship
Two Business School Faculty Given New Titles, Added Responsibilities
Women's History Month Includes Gender Conference, Women's Day Speaker
Alum's Gift of Music Lives on in Gifts of Scholarship and Rare Flutes
THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI MEDICAL CENTER NEWS
New Center Offers Glimpse at Future of Health Care Training
Medical professionals trained at the University of Mississippi Medical Center may one day have the capability of saving a patient's life without ever having treated a live person. A new simulation center lets students and professionals hone vital health care skills without having to practice on live patients. Located in the classroom wing, the Medical Advanced Skill and Simulation Center provides a safe environment that lets trainees concentrate on improving their ability to perform critical procedures and allows instructors to focus on training without having to worry about patient outcomes.
Ceremony Recognizes Record Number of Scientists for Research Funding
Longtime PT Chair's Bequest Helps Department Improve Training, Care
THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI NEWS
Southern Miss Develops Human Performance Exchange Program to Brazil
By this time next year, a group of University of Southern Mississippi students may be learning their human performance and recreation (HPR) curriculum from a sunny classroom in the south of Brazil. College of Health officials are in negotiations with the Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina for the development of the School of Human Performance and Recreation Brazil Educational Cultural Exchange. This will be the first Southern Miss international exchange program initiated by an entity within the College of Health. Two human performance and recreation professors are scheduled to travel to Brazil for further talks in March. The school has already received a number of visits from representatives of the Brazilian university. "This brings an understanding of challenges found in other countries, an appreciation for opportunities in this country, and an understanding of global sport and physical activity," said Dr. Susan Hubble Burchell, the HPR interim director. Besides developing the exchange program, Dr. Dan Drane, the school's assistant director, said he and other faculty members will conduct research in Brazil on how sports can be used to help disadvantaged youth.
Lyman to Join Southern Miss Leadership Team as Provost
Southern Miss School of Nursing to Hold Gala Recognizing 40 Years of Excellence
Student Printz Staffers Earn Awards in Regional Journalism Competition
Southern Miss Offers Study Abroad Program in Tibet
THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST NEWS
Southern Miss WLPI to Host Cruise and Learn
The faculty and staff of the Jack and Patti Phillips Workplace Learning and Performance Institute (WLPI) at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus will host the Cruise and Learn program for students and industry professionals aboard a Carnival cruise ship to Mexico, June 23-28. The WLPI Cruise and Learn program, "Coaching and Mentoring in the Workplace," will feature Dr. Sandra Dugas, a professional executive coach and adjunct faculty member for the Southern Miss Department of Economic and Workforce Development. Dugas will provide "interactive, experiential learning activities that attendees will take part in." "Cruise and Learn really serves two purposes," said Dr. Heather Annulis, assistant director of the WLPI. "One, it can be taken as an elective for master's and doctoral students so long as their advisers approve the cruise for academic credit. Second, it serves a broader audience, such as human resource development professionals or anyone responsible for creating a positive culture within an organization."
ALCORN STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
Executive Assistant to the President/Chief of Staff Announced
Alcorn State University President Dr. George E. Ross announced the hiring of Mrs. Brenda T. Square as his Executive Assistant/Chief of Staff and welcomed her to Alcorn State University in his memo of February 19. Square will provide senior-level leadership in the Office of the President with responsibility for managing and setting the tone for communication from the Office of the President. She will coordinate, manage, and build internal relationships and ensure follow-through. Mrs. Square understands the importance of implementing policy and procedure within an organization to guarantee both structure and protocol. Her strong communication, administrative, and human relations skills will be an asset in the revitalization and establishment of ASU as the premier university in the state of Mississippi and the nation. She will also oversee and assist Dr. Ross in the leadership, management, and coordination of intercollegiate athletics, public relations, development and fundraising, governmental relations, and IHL Board meetings and related functions.
Alcorn State Advanced Technology Student Passes the CCNA Exam
DELTA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
Delta State to Hold Dedication Ceremony for the Louis Baioni Conference Center
The Delta State University College of Business will hold a dedication ceremony for The Louis Baioni Conference Center on Thursday, Feb. 28, at 2 p.m. in Room 132 of Broom-Kenner Hall on the campus. The center was established by the Delta State University Alumni Foundation in honor of Mr. Louis Baioni for his service to the university.
Delta State's Wright Art Center Gallery to Present New Exhibit
Delta State to Host Mike Wiley in His One Man Show 'Dar He: The Lynching of Emmett Till'
Delta State University's Top-Ranked Lady Statesmen Set for GSC Battle with Golden Suns
Feb. 29 - The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast and
the Sun Herald present U.S. Representative Gene Taylor for the Issues + Answers lecture, "The Insurance Crisis: A Case for Multi-Peril Coverage," at 7 p.m. in the Advanced Education Center auditorium in Long Beach, Miss. Learn more.
- March 1 - Hundreds of high-school and junior-high students flock to the University of Mississippi to share their knowledge of the classics and compete in assorted competitions at the Junior Classical League State Convention. Other activities include readings and lectures. Learn more.
March 1 - Southern Miss officials and national sorority representatives will hold formal dedication ceremonies for the university's newest women's residence complex on the Hattiesburg campus at 2 p.m. For more information, call (601) 266-4491. Learn more.
March 1-2 - The Southern Miss production of "Songs for a New World" is
underway at the Martha R. Tatum Theatre in Hattiesburg. Shows are at
7:30 p.m. on March 1, and 2 p.m. on March 2. For tickets, call
(601) 266-5418 or (800) 844-8425.
March 3 - The National Council of Negro Women, Inc. ASU Student Chapter hosts the "Importance of African American Studies" lecture by Harold E. Charles from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Math & Science Building, Room 107. Learn more.
March 3 - Mississippi State University's Stennis-Montgomery Association presents a Third Congressional District candidate debate at Lee Hall at 7 p.m. The free event organized by the student organization will allow candidates for the open seat to discuss differences. For more information, call (662) 325-3328. Learn more.
March 4 - Mississippi State University's College of Business and Industry presents career chats in McCool Hall from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. This gathering brings MSU business alumni and business professionals to campus to share their career paths and advice to business students. Learn more.
March 4 - Mississippi State University's Lyceum Series presents Preservation Hall Jazz Band at 7:30 p.m. in Lee Hall Auditorium. Admission for the concert is free to MSU students with an I.D., $15 for adults, $10 for senior citizens, and $8 for children ages 3-12. For more information, call (662) 325-4201. Learn more.
March 4 - The critically acclaimed St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre's performance of "Romeo and Juliet" comes to the University of Mississippi Ford Center for the Performing Arts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $27, $24, and $12. For more information, call (662) 915-7411. Learn more.
March 6 - Award-winning poet Kim Addonizio visits Ole Miss as part of the John and Renee Grisham Visiting Writer Series. She is to give a 7 p.m. reading in Bondurant Hall auditorium and sign books immediately following the event, which is free to the public. Learn more.
March 7 - The Southern Miss School of Polymers and High Performance Materials will host a polymer science high school recruitment day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Hattiesburg campus. The event is for high school juniors and seniors. To register, call (601) 266-4868. Learn more.
March 7-April 18 - The University of Mississippi Medical Center's Rowland Medical Library presents the national traveling exhibition, "Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America's Women Physicians," at the Jackson Medical Mall. Learn more.
March 12 - Jackson State University is sponsoring the 28th Annual Social Work Month Workshops and Dinner Celebration at the Mississippi e-Center @ JSU, located at 1230 Raymond Road. Learn more.
March 30 - Delta State University will present
"Chicago" in the Delta and Pine Land Theatre of its Bologna Performing
Arts Center at 3:30 p.m. For ticket information, please call the
Box Office at (662) 846-4626, or order tickets online at http://bolognapac.ticketsxchange.com. Learn more.