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The Thad Cochran Marine Aquaculture Center at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory in Ocean Springs made a donation of live seatrout this week to the Scranton Museum in Pascagoula.



The School of Human Performance and Recreation at The University of Southern Mississippi has adopted a new name - The School of Kinesiology - and a new director in Dr. Scott Piland.  


After a year-long process, the name change was officially approved in April by the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning.


A total of 7 sport security professionals will be recognized for their leadership in addressing safety and security issues as part of the 2015 National Sports Safety and Security Conference and Exhibition set for July 6-9, in Orlando, Fla. More than 450 security professionals and 55 vendor exhibits are expected for the national conference.


“Leave your mark on Southern Miss.”


It’s a statement heard often around The University of Southern Mississippi campus. Freshmen are asked how they will leave their mark, and seniors are asked: “how did they leave their marks” on the University? Few students, however, have left a mark to match that of 2015 graduate Wilton C. Jackson, II.


The Shafer Center for Crisis Intervention and The University of Southern Mississippi will host a Green Dot bystander intervention training session Tuesday, June 30 from 1-5 p.m. in room 102 of the Trent Lott Center on the Hattiesburg campus. Training will be facilitated by staff from the Shafer Center.


Hannah Roberts is fully aware of the first impression some will have of her as she travels the country as Miss Mississippi—it comes with the crown.

And that’s not all good; nor is it entirely bad. State titleholders in the Miss America pageant are viewed by supporters as the best of the best, talented, beautiful and intelligent young women—but by cynics as possessing the polar opposite of many of those positive traits.


Former astronaut Bernard A. Harris Jr., reminded a group of attendees at a summer camp bearing his name that the same wide-eyed wonder they exhibit today helped catapult him to heights he once considered unrealistic.


Harris addressed a group of 46 elementary and middle school students on Friday, June 26 to close out the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp at The University of Southern Mississippi. The Southern Miss camp, held June 14-27, featured rising 6th, 7th and 8th grade students from 33 different schools in 21 cities across the state.


Dr. Davin Wallace, an assistant professor in the Department of Marine Science at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been awarded a prestigious Early-Career Research Fellowship by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Gulf Research Program.