First-year University of Southern Mississippi student Ashley Hite characterized her emotions as both “excited, but a little nervous” while waiting for class to begin Wednesday morning on the opening day of the fall 2016 semester.
Hite, a Soso, Miss., native, is a transfer student from Jones County Junior College in Ellisville who plans to major in Elementary Education. She joined hundreds of students crisscrossing the Hattiesburg campus for the first official day of classes. Classes also began Wednesday on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.
The University of Southern Mississippi will celebrate its annual Welcome Week event Aug. 29 to Sept. 2, to welcome new incoming freshmen and transfer students to the University’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.
Target of Hattiesburg has partnered with The University of Southern Mississippi Physical Plant to extend its relief supplies collection drive for victims of flooding in southeast Louisiana and southwest Mississippi.
Dr. Suzanne McKee-Waddell’s long history of working with exceptional students makes her the clear-cut choice to serve as interim director of the Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies at The University of Southern Mississippi.
The University of Southern Mississippi’s Pride of Mississippi Marching Band and the Dixie Darlings will kick off the 2016-17 season with Pride Preview. This free concert will be held Friday, Sept. 2 at 7 p.m. at Centennial Green on the Southern Miss Hattiesburg campus, and all are invited to bring lawn chairs and picnic dinners to enjoy an evening of music and entertainment.
University of Southern Mississippi police officers recently trained with colleagues from Forrest General Hospital using the latest nationally recognized best practices developed to respond to an active shooter situation.
The Center for Community and Civic Engagement (CCCE) at The University of Southern Mississippi will join several organizations throughout the Pine Belt to participate in #WeAreHattie -- a citywide community service and outreach project set for Friday, Sept. 9 and Saturday, Sept. 10.