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Dr. Aubrey Lucas and Dr. Rodney Bennett

Dr. Rodney Bennett Named 10th President of Southern Miss
Dr. Rodney Bennett, who on Feb. 7 became the 10th president of The University of Southern Mississippi, said one of his primary duties as the school’s leader will be helping its students succeed in meeting their academic goals through “pathways for completion.” [Learn More]

Civil Rights Leader James Meredith Gives Book Talk March 7
Author and civil rights figure, James Meredith, will give a book talk and sign copies of his latest publication, “A Mission from God: A Memoir and Challenge for America,” at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

James Meredith

Hosted by the Gulf Coast Libraries, the book talk and signing will be held Thursday, March 7, at 4 p.m. on the third floor of the library. [Learn More]

Independent Filmmaker's Festival Continues March 22
The next installment in the Southern Circuit 2012-2013 Tour of Independent Filmmakers happens March 22 with the screening of "Free China: The Courage to Believe." The film tells a story of widespread human rights violations in China through the stories of some of the people who lived them. [Learn More]

Dr. Bob Pauly is Named the Associate Dean for Arts and Letters

Dr. Bob Pauly

Dr. Robert J. Pauly, associate professor of international policy and development at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, has been appointed to a two-year term as associate dean for the Gulf Coast operations of the College of Arts and Letters. [Learn More]

GCRL donates fish tanks to Bel-Air Elementary School in Gulfport
Thanks in part to a donation of approximately $10,000 worth of equipment from the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Research Laboratory’s (GCRL) Marine Education Center (MEC), Bel-Aire Elementary School in Gulfport has opened the only elementary science laboratory of its kind in the Harrison County School District. [Learn More]

'Psalm for Broken Bones' Opens February 28 at GC Library
Artist Andres Hill will exhibit his work, "Psalm for Broken Bones: a compendium," beginning February 28 with a premiere at the Katrina Research Center, Gulf Coast Library on the Gulf Park campus. The art will be on display through May 3 along with a special piece of artwork which has been donated to The University of Southern Mississippi by the artist. The premiere will be from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on February 28. For more information, call 228.214.3423.

Employee Spotlight

Ashley Halferty started out as a Southern Miss Gulf Coast student who enjoyed being at the university so much, she became an employee. Her beginnings as a student worker for the College of Business expanded into something more after she applied for a full-time position.

Asheley Halferty
A student since spring 2011, Ashley is planning to graduate this May with her bachelor of science in business administration degree with an emphasis in accounting.
Spending time with her husband, son, and her “furry babies” tops Ashley’s list of favorite activities. As the adventurous type, Ashley’s newest accomplishment is stand up paddleboard racing where she has competed in three races in the past year. 
Growing up on a farm, Ashley had a variety of animals. Her love of animals has never waned and her family now has a chicken, three ducks, two dogs, a cat and a rabbit. Ashley’s family farm also features a variety of crops.
“It inspired me to be as organic as I can be. I am very excited to start this year’s gardening season soon!  Gardening is great way to entertain my active toddler and improve the overall health of my family.”

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Southern Miss Gulf Coast "In The Shade" E-newsletter | February 26, 2013

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