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09.26.2016

In 1910, when the City of Hattiesburg was growing as a lumber and railroad town, Mississippi Normal College was founded on the western outskirts of town as a teacher-training college. Though the institution’s name changed from Mississippi Normal College to State Teacher’s College and later to Mississippi Southern College and finally in 1962 to The University of Southern Mississippi, its long-standing tradition of educating and training tomorrow’s teachers continues today.

One needs to look no further for that example than the Department of English, which was recently awarded National Recognition without Conditions by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).

09.26.2016

Adam “Buck” Buckalew, a University of Southern Mississippi alumnus who serves as a professional staff member on the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Health, will be the keynote speaker for Mississippi Scholastic Press Association (MSPA) Day and South Mississippi Fall High School Journalism Workshop Thursday, Sept. 29 in the Thad Cochran Center on the USM Hattiesburg campus.  

09.26.2016

At USM, we must continue to expand enrollment strategies by developing targeted recruitment tactics to attract top-performing students from across our state and from out-of-state markets.

09.26.2016

Dr. Ellen Elder and Dr. Elizabeth Moak, piano faculty from The University of Southern Mississippi School of Music, will travel to Lima, Peru, where they have been invited to perform at the National Conservatory of Music.

09.23.2016

The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety (NCS4) and Security at The University of Southern Mississippi recently completed new editions of the Intercollegiate, and Marathon Safety and Security Best Practices guides.

09.23.2016

The University of Southern Mississippi School of Social Work, Mississippi Health Access Collaborative, La Mexicana, and the City of Hattiesburg will host the third annual El Grito Latin Festival, a free multicultural event that celebrates Mexican Independence (Sept. 16) and Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 – Oct. 15). The event will be held Saturday, Sept. 24 from 1-8 p.m. in Hattiesburg’s Town Square Park, located at 100 Main St.

09.23.2016

The 13th Annual Southern Invitational Choral Conference (SICC) will take center stage next week at the Thad Cochran Center on the University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus. The conference will feature a pair of concerts in the Hattiesburg area.

 

09.22.2016

The life of Sylvester Magee has intrigued many over the past several decades and the man who claimed to be 130 years old at the time of his death was something of a national sensation. Though dozens of accounts have been written about him, not much is actually known about the man who claimed to be the last surviving American slave in the early 1960s.