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Labat Project Visits New Orleans African American Museum

Celestine Labat at her First Communion

The Katrina Research Center at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, along with the Mississippi Humanities Council and Mississippi Gulf Coast artist Lori K. Gordon, announce the exhibition of The Labat Project at the New Orleans African American Museum Nov. 27 – Dec. 28. An opening reception is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 15 from 3-5 p.m. [Learn More]

Dr. Steven Jackson Receives Business Award

Dr. Steven JacksonDr. Steven Jackson has received the 2012 Joseph A. Greene Excellence in Teaching Award from the College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi. Jackson is associate professor in the School of Accountancy. He was a member of the Gulf Coast faculty from 1992-1996 and returned to his current position at the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach in 2007. [Learn More]

Wheelchair Basketball Team Wins Tournament for 2012-2013
The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Technology Learning Center (TLC) Golden Eagles wheelchair basketball team has captured its first tournament of the 2012-13 season. The Capitol City Classic was held November 3 at the Jackson State University Walter Payne Center. The Golden Eagles won four of their five games in tournament play finishing with a 28-18 win over New Orleans. The Golden Eagles welcomed Allen Champagne who joins Coach Ashley-Nicole Flowers on the coaching staff this season. [Learn More]

Southern Miss Gulf Coast Professor Assists Houston PD

Dr. Tom PayneDr. Thomas Payne, associate professor in the School of Criminal Justice at The University of Southern Mississippi, has consulted with the Houston (Texas) Police Department on groundbreaking research into the best methods for conducting eyewitness lineups. [Learn More]

Southern Miss Gulf Park Co-Sponsored Social Change Film Festival Dec. 3
The College of Arts and Letters at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus partnered with the Mississippi Center for Justice to co-sponsor the 2012 Social Change Film Festival and Institute Monday, Dec. 3 at the Fleming Education Center on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. [Learn More]

Southern Miss Gulf Coast Research Laboratory Partners to Release Red Snapper Fingerlings
The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources and Aqua Green LLC are partnering to produce popular recreational fish such as spotted sea trout, red snapper, and cobia for release into Mississippi waters. The group released hundreds of red snapper fingerlings onto offshore artificial reefs during the week of Dec. 3-7. [Read More]

Sigma Delta Tau Hosted Book Exhibition
Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus presented “Ex Libris” Booth Exhibition: From Our Library to Yours on Dec. 4 at the Gulf Park campus library. Professor Damon Franke’s Analysis of Literature class has been inspired by Anne Fadiman’s “Ex Libris,” a witty collection of essays about books and idiosyncratic ways people interact with books.
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Employee Spotlight

Woody Nave

On the Gulf Park campus, you may have seen CHALFIN “WOODY” NAVE working in either the library or the Fleming Education Center. Woody, a custodian with the Southern Miss Gulf Coast Physical Plant, started with the university in July and says he likes working at the university and its beach side environment.

Long before joining the university family, Woody served in the Marine Corps in the 1980s. While stationed in San Diego, he worked at the military jail. Although he grew up in Noxubee County, Woody made the Mississippi Gulf Coast his home and spent 18 years working at the Armed Forces Retirement Home until his retirement following Hurricane Katrina.

As a New Orleans Saints fan, Woody, like many of us, has a weekly tradition of sorts to support the team. Woody’s preference is drinking from a special cup during games. When he’s not watching sports, Woody and his wife like driving along the coast or taking time to visit their children. These travels vary since he has a son at Hinds Community College who is studying communications, a daughter in Birmingham who is a resident anesthesiologist at the University of Alabama Hospital, and two stepchildren living in Houston.

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Southern Miss Gulf Coast "In The Shade" E-newsletter | December 12, 2012

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