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Spring Registration today on Gulf Park campus

Southern Miss Gulf Park Campus Hosts Spring Registration Today

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus will host spring semester 2014 registration and advisement for new and returning students Wednesday, Jan. 8, from 2 - 6 p.m. in the Fleming Education Center at the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. [Learn More]

Gulf Park Campus Charters Two New Student Organizations

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach chartered two new student organizations during the fall semester. The Alliance for Equality and Student Veteran’s Association were both approved by the Student Organizations Council to serve as organizations for Southern Miss Gulf Coast students. [Learn More]

Dr. Bob Pauly

Dr. Robert Pauly Grants Radio Interview on Middle East

Dr. Robert J. Pauly, associate dean of the College of Arts and Letters at Southern Miss Gulf Coast, was interviewed on Coast News Radio 104.9 FM over the holiday break on the subject of the Middle East. [Listen to the Podcast]

Southern Miss Gulf Coast Hosts 'Showcase' for Student Prospects

Showcase is a free event for prospective undergraduate students and their families to visit the Gulf Park Campus and discover what we have to offer. Slated for Thursday, Feb. 13 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., the event will begin in the Hardy Hall Ballroom with campus tours, workshops and presentations and a complimentary lunch. [Learn More]


CCCL Hosts Scottish Researcher on Dolphin Communication

The Comparative Cognition and Communication Lab extends an open invitation to a lecture by Dr. Vincent Janik, a prominent researcher on dolphin communication from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, on Friday, January 10, 5 p.m. at Hardy Hall 316. Dr. Janik will be presenting "Vocal learning under the sea: Acoustic communication in bottlenose dolphins." [Learn More]

Employee Spotlight

The saying, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life,” seems to apply to Robert Turnbull. As a biology instructor, Robert says he likes working at Southern Miss Gulf Coast because it does not feel like “work” and that he truly loves what he does.

Robert Turnbull

“I was hired right before Hurricane Katrina hit, and if you were here, then you know that it was something you can only experience to understand,” said Robert. “In my own situation, I had been recently laid off. I was concerned that the job that was the answer to a prayer might have been washed away with the storm. What I found after the storm was the hope, drive and determination of the people at USM, and I knew I had found a home, and eight short years later a new Science building.”

Although he was trained and educated as an animal behaviorist and field biologist, Robert worked as a bank manager, commercial lender and bank auditor for fifteen or so years prior to coming to Southern Miss Gulf Coast. 

When away from work, Robert and his wife love to travel. They have been all over the U.S. and to Europe. While traveling, Robert and his wife make it a point to visit nearby zoos. At home, Robert plays a number of musical instruments, engages in wildlife photography, fishes and works in his garden.

“My passions in life are my family, my Scottish heritage and Auburn football -- and depending on the season, not necessarily in that order.”


Lucas, Bordelon Recognized for Heart Walk Fundraising, Shirt Contest

The American Heart Association celebrated their 2013 Heart Walk t-shirt contest winners, top fundraisers and top sponsors on Friday during a luncheon at the Four Points Sheraton in Biloxi. Among those recognized were Dr. Frances Lucas, University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast vice president and campus executive officer, and Shanna Bordelon, secretary for the university’s Gulf Coast College of Education and Psychology. [Learn More]


> Jan 10: Vocal Learning Under the Sea, 5 p.m., Hardy Hall 316
> Jan 30, From the Flatlands to the Coast Roundtable Discussion, 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.,
Third Floor, Gulf Coast Library
> Jan 31,
Mississippi Delta Blues, 6 p.m., Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, Ocean Springs
> Feb 10, The Loving Story, 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m., Gulf Coast Library 204
> Feb 12, Slavery by Another Name, 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m., Gulf Coast Library 204
> Feb 13, Southern Miss Gulf Coast Showcase, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Hardy Hall Ballroom.

> Feb 20, The Freedom Riders, 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m., Gulf Coast Library 204

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Southern Miss Gulf Coast "In The Shade" E-newsletter | January 8, 2014

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