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Presidential search narrowed to six Committee aims for February announcement Tyler Hill News Editor

The University of Southern Mississippi is getting closer to finding the person who will replace interim president Aubrey K. Lucas, with a visit to campus by the preferred candidate visit expected in early February. In September the Institutions of Higher Learning kicked into high gear in their search for the next

president, following the abrupt resignation of former president Dr. Martha Saunders in spring 2012, and they are now interviewing applicants. Last week, the IHL Board of Trustees met in Jackson to conduct the first round of interviews with the applicants. According to the office of the Commissioner on Higher Education Hank Bounds, the field has been narrowed down to six candidates. The names of the candidates have not been revealed because of confidentiality

rules. They also could not answer whether any in-house candidate, such as faculty or staff from USM, has applied for the position. The first round of interviews concluded on Monday. The board’s next step is to conduct reference contacts and background checks on candidates prior to the second round of interviews. Once complete, the second round of interviews will occur, and the Board Search Committee (BSC) will once again narrow the field of candidates. The Board of Trustees

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Eaglepalooza date set, co-headliners TBA In years past, Eaglepalooza has fallen on the weekend of a home football game, but this year the annual event is planned for the same weekend as several popular events in Hattiesburg. However, Southern Miss Student Government Association Event Programmer Tim Wells says the event will be well worth everyone’s time. Scheduled for April 5, Eaglepalooza will conflict with Live at Five downtown, a conference baseball game against Tulane, Art Walk, HubFest and Greek Life’s spring parties. “We realize that it falls on an important and busy weekend,” Wells said. “It was the best possible choice we had during the spring semester.”

In addition to moving to the spring, the event will be a little different this year in that SGA is planning to have “co-headliners” instead of one main act. At this time SGA will not announce the lineup, but plans to reveal the headliners next week. “Instead of having one big act, we decided to go with two ‘coheadliners,’” Wells said. “ We are also trying to get a local band, but because of time changes, we’re still looking into whether or not we have time for another band.” After scheduled headliner Karmin was a no-show at Eaglepalooza last fall, students expressed outrage over the event, but Wells is confident this year will be different. “Our directors realize students have not been pleased with it in the past, but I’m fairly certain that they will love the show this year,”

Wells said. “We’re very excited.” Traditionally, Eaglepalooza has taken place in the fall semester of every year, but this time SGA officials moved it to the spring to help with timing and scheduling issues, also allowing themselves time to get more sponsorship money. Eaglepalooza directors only had about five months to prepare for the event when it took place in the fall because SGA elections happen in the spring. This year, however, SGA will have had an entire year to prepare when the event takes place in April. Wells said moving it to the spring helped tremendously in the planning. “Extending our time has helped put things into perspective with what has worked and what hasn’t worked,” Wells said. “We asked

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will meet to hear candidate recommendations from the BSC, followed by the formal announcement of the preferred candidate. Depending on certain factors such as scheduling and availability, the board’s goal is to have the preferred candidate visit USM in early-to-mid February to engage in open interviews with various campus constituency groups, according to the commissioner’s office. If the board deems the preferred candidate to be a viable choice based on feedback from the constituency

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Golden Eagles guard Cedric Jenkins reaches for a rebound during their home game against Marshall on Wednesday night at Reed Green Coliseum. USM won the game 102-46.

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groups, he or she will be named the 11th president of the University of Southern Mississippi. Many students, especially those graduating in May, are wondering who will shake their hands as they cross the stage at graduation to receive their diploma; however, it is too early to determine what date the candidate will take office. For now, the university will assume the man administering diplomas will be the bow-tie wearing, jolly guy President Lucas.

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

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Business Services announces fee change Mary Margaret Halford Executive Editor

Because the University Southern Mississippi can no longer afford to “absorb the additional costs” related to using debit and credit cards at Business Services, an extra 2.75 percent charge will be tacked onto all student account payments with cards beginning March 1.

“After careful review, it was determined by the university that the high cost of processing payments by credit cards unfairly penalized students who paid by lower cost methods,” said Barbara Madison, USM bursar. Madison added that USM paid more than $500,000 last year in credit card processing fees. “The processing costs are borne by the entire university and represent money that could

be used to fund university programs,” Madison said. In addition to the fee change, debit and credit card payments will no longer be accepted over phone, mail, fax or in person. Those payments can be made on computers, and there will be computer access on site at the Business Services office. Madison said the fees will not be kept by the university, but collected by the credit card companies immediately after

about this fall was C-Spire Wireless, but Wells said SGA was unable to secure those funds. A C-Spire source said SGA was difficult to contact regarding getting the money earlier in October, but no word was available as to whether or not they were cooperative later on in the process. However, Wells said SGA tried working with C-Spire. “For some reason, they did not keep in touch with us at all,” Wells said. “We were really hoping for that sponsorship.” After SGA elections are held, the president chooses two directors for Eaglepalooza, but this year SGA president Jazmyne Butler chose seven directors to plan the event in hopes to ease the burden and split the

resources. The directors are sophomore Lyeneal Griffin, senior Katherine Miller, sophomore Bailey Montgomery, senior Christian Myrick, senior Yuronda Powell, senior Ashley Taber and senior Christopher Thompson-Walls. Wynde Fitts said students need to give Eaglepalooza a chance despite the busy weekend, and enjoy not only the show but Hattiesburg. “You can stay on campus and have a great time if you want, but this is a great chance to get out and see an artist or two you’ve never seen before,” Fitts said. “I hope the other events that weekend are great, but Eaglepalooza will be better. It’s gonna be a great.”

processing the payments. “The fee will be collected by the credit card processor at the time of the sale,” Madison said. “USM does not keep any of these fees.” In an e-mail sent out to all students, Madison said the money Southern Miss saves on cutting its costs to the credit card companies will be used to “support the academic mission of the university and help ensure the quality of the edu-

cational experience for our students.” Madison said despite the plans to allocate the money elsewhere, there is no one targeted area of the university that will benefit from the savings. “There is not a specific program that will be funded, but eliminating these costs will allow university funds to be channeled to other areas,” Madison said.

EAGLEPALOOZA, from 1 ourselves ‘how can we make this better,’ and I think we have put together a great show.” Each year, SGA is allocated funds from the university, which derives from the state’s public funds. This year, SGA’s yearly budget was $160,600, and Eaglepalooza was distributed $58,500, which is funding without any corporate or local business sponsorships. Currently, SGA is awaiting a “large” sponsorship, one they say is the biggest they will receive this year, so without that figure, the budget for Eaglepalooza stands at approximately $63,000. Assistant Dean of Student Wynde Fitts said that the final amount will be the most Eaglepalooza has ever raised. One big sponsor being talked

News in brief: USM faculty and student to be honored for academic excellence On Tuesday, Feb. 26, University of Southern Mississippi faculty member Amal Mitra and student John Caleb Grenn will be honored during a ceremony for the Higher Education Appreciation Day, Working for Academic Excellence (HEADWAE) award, which recognizes faculty and students who have contributed to academic excellence.

Mitra is a professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at USM, and Grenn is a Presidential Scholar at USM who plans to attend medical school in the fall Mitra has worked as a scientist and medical doctor and focuses on childcare in the United States. “I am grateful to my fellow colleagues and my students at

Southern Miss, and am proud to represent them at this auspicious event,” Mitra said. “I’m really honored to have been nominated by the campus committee for this award,” Grenn said. Mitra and Grenn will be recognized for their efforts during an event in Jackson.

Street on campus. Watson died of heart failure at the age of 60 on Jan. 18. He served in the Department of English in the College of Arts and Letters as an expert on 19th century British literature.

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Memorial service to be held Saturday for English professor Memorial services for recently deceased University of Southern Mississippi associate professor Kenneth Watson have been scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Peck House, located at 3601 Pearl

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In lieu of flowers, family and friends may donate to a memorial scholarship by contacting the English department at 601-266-4320.

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Polymer Science prof. receives research grant Carly Tynes Printz Writer

A University of Southern Mississippi professor in the School of Polymers and High Performance Materials received a grant to continue progressive research on solar cells. Sarah Morgan, an associate professor in the School of Polymers and High Performance Materials, received a $60,000 grant from the Ray C. Anderson Foundation, which is a part of a $270,000 group of grants for sustainability programs, which was issued to other schools, such as Auburn University, Arizona State

University and Georgia Institute of Technology. Morgan said she believes research is an incredibly important part of the student’s education. “The generous funding from the Ray C. Anderson Foundation will support undergraduate and graduate students to pursue research in polymeric solar cells,” Morgan said. “Research is an integral part of the students’ education. Research focused on renewable resources is of paramount importance for a sustainable future.” Morgan, alongside a team of researchers, is working to create a portable energy source through gathering light from the

sun, which will then produce organic solar cells. The goal of the research is to transform light from the sun into Morgan electricity that can be used for basic needs in all aspects of daily life. Kelly McLeod, an undergraduate researcher in Morgan’s lab, explained their research process and intent in depth. “We are working on organic photovoltaic cells,” McLeod said.

“These will be cheaper to make and take less processing (and less energy) to produce. The current problem is that our cells are not efficient enough in the electricity they produce to be able to be economically competitive with the inorganic cells. So we are researching ways to increase the efficiency of organic photovoltaics so we can get to that point.” McLeod went on to explain the different uses for the solar cells the lab is hoping to accomplish. “We also hope to be able to put them on flexible substrates so that, for example, you could roll a sheet of solar cells, hang it on a wall, and then roll it up at night,” McLeod said. “You could also at-

tach it to the material of a backpack and use the energy gained while walking around campus to charge your phone.” The School of Polymers and High Performance Materials at USM is known for its progressive research and has been nationally recognized and widely used across the world. The Ray C. Anderson Foundation was launched in 2012 as a tribute to the late Ray C. Anderson, who is the founder of Interface, Inc., which has been globally recognized as a pioneer for the environment. To learn more about the foundation, visit www. raycandersonfoundation.org

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NPHC honors MLK Day with acts of service Arielle Edwards Printz Writer In honor of a man who spent his life redefining the face of American Civil Rights, the University of Southern Mississippi National Pan-Hellenic Council hosted a community-wide day of service on Monday, the federal holiday set aside to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Southern Miss Greeks started their day with an Interracial and Ecumenical Prayer Breakfast at Jackie Dole Sherrill Community Center in Hattiesburg and followed up with community service projects throughout the day across the city. “We wanted to enhance our outreach in the community and also include all members of the NPHC,” said Candace Pickett, Vice President of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. and philanthropy chair for the NPHC executive board. Pickett organized three events that were interested in participating with this day of remembrance. “The MLK prayer breakfast was hosted by the Mu Gamma Lambda chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.,” Pickett said. The Mount Zion Baptist Church also hosted a breakfast, and there was another service project at Edwards Street Food Pantry. Representatives from each NPHC chapter were dispersed to

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volunteer at the three venues. Pickett estimated that there were a total of 76 organizations participating throughout the service day. “I am extremely proud because this is my first major project holding the position of philanthropy chair,” Pickett said. “I believe that in the future we will continue to enhance and innovate this MLK Day of service.” Pickett added that MLK day is a day that individuals strive to live up to their founding purposes, which includes service to others. “This was also a great networking and bonding opportunity for Greeks and Non-Greeks,” Pickett said. Jazmyne Butler was one of the representatives chosen from her sorority. Participating in the Day of Service was a great experience for her. “We are unified as NPHC at Southern Miss to give back,” Butler said. “We commemorate this day with service and reflect on our growth as a community.” Butler said that everyone in attendance was privileged to be part of such wonderful service organizations. “I truly believe that we must be humble stewards over what we’ve been given,” Butler said. The day of service was a time for NPHC leaders to get together and recognize why they serve as leaders: for the betterment of their chapters and as individuals.

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Left: Takara Calagan, a member of the Mu Nu chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., helps clean windows at the Edwards Street Food Pantry as part of Dr. Martin Luther King Day of Service activities.


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TO the idiot who believes being pro 2nd amendment makes me a slave owner... Explain the correlation?! #liberalstudents#GO MS! Attention USM Students, Please be on the look at for Southern Miss Activities Council( SMAC) Retail Therapy Fashion Show Try Outs. Hey now, Hey now. This is what dreams are made of. Sooo.... We just gonna pretend that Eaglepalooza isn’t happening this year? Or are we gonna get an announcement that Smaash is the headliner pretty soon? To the one that does not “believe in gun control,” The AMENDMENTS that abolished slavery have a common denominator with the 2nd amendment: Freedom. Save the word “bigot” for yourself. #movetochinaorrussia #theyhaveguncontrol The Iota Kappa Chapter and Theta Sigma Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated invites you to our PINK Goes RED program Feb. 1 in TCC Room 216 at 11:00 am. Guest speaker will be there along with information on Heart Disease. Had there been gun control in the 1860s, there would still be slavery in the U.S. Shout out to that new Village parking gate! No more annoying beeping, and no more hearing it smack into the brick archway all the time! Hipster guy with dreads.. Will you be my boyfriend? Your smile melts my heart and your bicycle is sexy. Profit share night at Caliente grille supporting the A21 Campaign to help stop human trafficking. Monday Jan 28th. Come to The Real! Thursday @ 7 in Union Room C

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

New fantasy series, new ‘Twilight’? Caitlin Seale

Opinion

With the “Twilight” saga, “Harry Potter” series and “The Hunger Games” trilogy complete, readers have been searching for a new set of books to occupy their time. One series that has captured the attention of these young readers comes from author Cassandra Clare. “The Mortal Instruments” novels have found their place on the New York Times Bestseller list, and now the series has been picked up by Sony Pictures for a movie adaptation due out August of this year. The first book of the series, “City of Glass,” centers on main character Clary Fray as she discovers that she comes from a line of Shadowhunters when her mother is mysteriously kidnapped. Shadowhunters are a line of half-angel, half-human warriors. This group of soldiers has

been sent to earth to protect humans from the demons that invade our world. Demons, vampires, witches, warlocks and even a werewolf or two are all a part of “The Mortal Instruments” world. What would a teen book series without a good love connection? That is right, Clary finds herself falling for the bad boy Shadowhunter, Jace Wayland. Not to worry though, their dynamic is not nearly so pathetic as the Edward Cullen and Bella Swan romance in the Twilight series. However, similar to the series from author Stephenie Meyer, Clary not only finds herself attracted to Jace, but also to her awkward best friend, Simon. Oh, hey, love triangle. Amid all of this relationship drama, Clary trains up to be a Shadowhunter herself in order to win her mother back from the demons who stole her away. Clary takes the supernatural world that has been tapped into by so many

authors over the years and puts her own personal twist on it. The story line is interesting and unique, considering some of the obvious similarities that it has among the Twilight saga and other similar novels. Just when it seems like everything begins to go right in the lives of the young Shadowhunters in the novel, Clare throws another twist that sends the characters on yet another adventure. The sixth and final book in the series, “City of Heavenly Fire,” is due out September 2014. Courtesy Photo

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On the fence about the fence Rachel Beech Printz Writer

Anyone who has driven or walked around the University of Southern Mississippi has surely noticed the stark gray posts surrounding campus. The funding was provided via grant by the Mississippi Department of Transportation. Thanks, MDOT, for the grant, but your fence makes

our campus look like absolute dung. The penitentiary style fence makes the open feel to campus far less inviting and cold—scary, even. Sophomore Hannah Harvell thinks the idea of a fence is great, but she is unsure if it will be effective. “I don’t understand why they built a fence around the fence at Century Park,” Harvell said. Harvell is also confused as to why the Hillcrest residence hall across from U.S. 49 is not being protected by a fence like the rest of campus. “I don’t understand why they started building a fence around

Century, yet Hillcrest is open domain to all neighborhoods surrounding the dormitory,” Harvell said. People have expressed mixed feelings about the fence, ranging from laid-back to rage. One woman’s Facebook status gained notoriety from several people around Hattiesburg who disagree with the administration’s approval of the new fence. This status was posted before she was informed of the funding by MDOT. “Can someone please explain to me why USM is erecting a gigantic penitentiary-style fence around the entire campus? And also riddle me the f*** how that fits into the budget, which the University doesn’t have to begin with. All of the piss-poor decision-making that has gone on recently is ruining what was once a great institution and it really infuriates me.”

Her status speaks for many people who think the fence is distasteful and unbecoming, but others, such as senior Zac Ducote, think the fence is going to be attractive. “I think it is going to look nice, but it is going to ruin a lot of shortcuts,” Ducote said. With the new fence impending, all we can do is wait to see what it is going to look like. It might not turn out like Yale’s fence, but I am going to give it a chance for now.


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Golden Eagles beat down Herd Ben Welch Printz Writer

If football season got fans down, Southern Miss basketball head coach Donnie Tyndall and the men’s basketball team have the cure. The Golden Eagles set the Conference-USA record for margin of victory with a 102-46 win over conference foe the Marshall Thundering Herd on Wednesday. “The score was not indicative of these two teams,” said Southern Miss head coach Donnie Tyndall. “Tonight just happened to be our night. We made some shots early which allowed us to get into our press and turn them

over, and it just kind of avalanched after that. We just started the game the right way and it’s a tribute to our guys and the way they have practiced.” The win pushed their overall record to 16-4 with an unblemished 5-0 record in conference and extended their already school record 23 game home winning streak. Marshall hit the opening bucket of the game to take a 3-0 lead, but a 21-point run for Southern Miss let the Herd know they were in for a long night. Southern Miss stretched their lead to 33 points in the blink of an eye and went into half-up by a score of 51-14.

Stingy defense and 20 points from guard Jerrold Brooks led the Eagles to the 56-point victory. Neil Watson chipped in nine assists, and Rashard McGill led the way with seven rebounds. An interesting statistic is that Southern Miss’s lowest scoring half was 49 points in the second; Marshall scored 46 points for the entire game. Southern Miss will now hit road for a three-game road trip in which they will face conference foes Tulsa, UAB and UCF. The next home game will be on Saturday, Feb. 2 against the Memphis Tigers.

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Right: Senior guard Rashard McGill shoots over a Marshall player during their home game against the Marshall Thundering Herd on Wednesday.

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USM releases 2013 football opponents Ben Welch Printz Writer Conference USA had several big announcements Wednesday. The first was the release of the new con-

ference division structure. Southern Miss will stay in the East division of the conference and will be joined by returning conference members ECU, Marshall and UAB, and new members Florida Atlantic, Florida International and Middle Tennessee. The West will be comprised of Lou-

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of Texas State. Southern Miss will travel to conference foes East Carolina, Marshall, UAB and Louisiana Tech. Nonconference road opponents for this upcoming season are Boise State, Arkansas and Nebraska for the second-straight year. The 2013 home schedule leaves little to be desired for fans, but it does give the Eagles an opportunity to have a winning record at home and potentially end the season undefeated at home. The five home foes went a combined 22-38 last season. Dates and times have yet to be released for the season.

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