UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI NEWS
Southern Miss Students Finalists for Prestigious Truman Scholarship
Two University of Southern Mississippi students have been named finalists for a prestigious Truman Scholarship and have been preparing for the challenging interview process required of applicants. Jessica Shackleford, a chemistry major from Senatobia, and Paul Saputo, a psychology major from New Orleans, La., meet with Truman regional interview committees through March 10 in Nashville, Tenn., and Fort Worth, Texas. Both are students in the university's prestigious Honors College. Outside of the classroom, both Saputo and Shackleford have been active in serving their communities. Saputo, a Presidential Scholar at Southern Miss, has worked as a community activist to help his native New Orleans recover from the impact of Hurricane Katrina's storm surge. He founded Conversations for Change, through which he has engaged in helping communities address social issues in Hattiesburg, New Orleans, and on campus. To prepare for the interview stage, which includes questions on a variety of topics of the panel's choosing, both students have engaged in mock interviews with the help of faculty, administrators, and community members. Named in honor of the late U.S. President Harry S. Truman, the Truman Scholarship is awarded to high-achieving college juniors who show commitment to public service and potential to continue that service beyond graduation. It provides $30,000 for graduate study and leadership training.
Southern Miss ACCESS Recreation Brings Wheelchair Tennis to Pine Belt
Southern Miss MCAT Preparation Class Increases Exam Scores
Former MCI Manager to Share Story of Financial Fraud
Southern Miss Dedicates Newest Campus Residence Community
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST NEWS
Long Beach High Teams Take Top Honors in Regional Ocean Sciences Bowl
teams of Long Beach High School students took top honors in the regional ocean sciences bowl at the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) Feb. 9, placing first and fifth respectively. The J.L. Scott Marine Education Center, located at GCRL since Hurricane Katrina, hosted 16 teams of high school students from Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, and Mississippi. The central Gulf competition - the Hurricane Bowl - is a rapid-fire question-and-answer competition focusing on ocean sciences. The regional competition is part of the National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB), a program of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership headquartered in Washington, D.C.
Gaston Point Elementary Visits Southern Miss Gulf Coast for Well Bear Clinic
ALCORN STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
Alcorn Students Visit Visualization Research Center
Alcorn State University's Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIS&T) students (Kia Alexander, Rosner Buie, Ebony Franklin, Jatoria Jones, Roberta Laing, Jessica Whitney, Bennetta Robinson, Ronesha Ulmer, Edward Anthony, Jimmie Baker, Warren Rowan, and Jared Williams) paid a visit on February 27 to the Trent Lott Geospatial and Visualization Research Center (TLGVRC) at the Jackson State University e-Center. The trip was part of the course requirement to enhance students' exposure to Geospatial Technology and acquaint them with some of the cutting edge technology in the field of Geoinformation Science. Students were accompanied by Dr. Yaw Twumasi and Dr. Steve Adzanu. At TLGVRC, students listened to lecture series and observed demonstrations in visualization, GIS, and remote sensing conducted by faculty and staff at the center.
Alcorn Students Participate in Veterinary Conference
Alcorn State University Concert Choir Goes on Spring Tour
Alcorn State University Enters Cooperative Agreement with Mississippi Prison Agricultural Enterprises
DELTA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
Delta State Chorale to Perform at Washington National Cathedral
The Delta State University Chorale will sing at Washington National Cathedral on Sunday, March 9 at 3:30 p.m. The choir will present a 25-minute prelude prior to the 4 p.m. Evensong service. The choir had to submit a recent recording in order to be considered to sing at the Cathedral. The Cathedral music staff reviewed the recording, and in April 2007, the Chorale received an invitation to come to Washington.
Delta State's Green Selected President-elect of the Alabama/Mississippi Sociological Association
Delta State's Brown Elected to the Board of the Mississippi Humanities Council
DSU Top-ranked Lady Statesmen Set to Begin Postseason at GSC Tournament Thursday
JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
JSU Selected as Homeland Security Center of Excellence
Bennie G. Thompson recently announced Jackson State University (JSU) has been selected by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as a Center of Excellence for Natural Disasters, Coastal Infrastructure, and Emergency Management. The Center of Excellence will be funded at $3.5 million per year for six years. JSU will partner with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the area of Natural Disasters, Coastal Infrastructure, and Emergency Management. JSU is the co-lead for education, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the co-lead for research. "Through this designation, JSU will develop and manage education programs regarding natural disasters and emergency management, collaborate with other institutions, and receive $1 million per year in federal funds during the next six years," Thompson said in a press release. The Centers of Excellence program brings together leading experts and researchers to conduct multidisciplinary research and education for homeland security solutions. Congress authorized the creation of these centers, and the Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate chose participants through a competitive selection process. Each center is led by a university in collaboration with partners from other institutions, agencies, laboratories, think tanks, and the private sector.
Jackson State University's WJSU Radio Station Debuts New Programming
Jackson State Graduate Student Wins First Place at MAS Conference
JSU Seeking Judges for Regional Science, Engineering Fair
Jackson State to Celebrate Margaret Walker Alexander's Legacy
March 11 - JSU/NASA Educator Resource Center will teach K-12 teachers to use Geographic Information Systems in their classrooms from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the main campus. For more information, call (601) 979-2662 or (601) 979-1177. Learn more.
March 15 - The Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station will auction surplus equipment at 9:00 a.m. at MSU's Mississippi Horse Park and AgriCenter. Items include vehicles (primarily trucks), tractors, combines, sprayers, field equipment, trailers, mowers, 4-wheelers, and miscellaneous agricultural-use equipment. Learn more.
March 17 - Historian Helen Horowitz will speak about her book
Rereading Sex as part of Women's History Month activities
at Southern Miss. The address will take place at 6 p.m. in
Cook Union, Rooms B and C. For more information, visit http://www.usm.edu/wstudies/announcements.html.