November 21, 2017  

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11.21.2017

Although The University of Southern Mississippi's impacts extend well beyond the Hub City and the Mississippi Gulf Coast, USM is most influential close to home. And in July, three men who are passionate not only about the City of Hattiesburg, but also The University of Southern Mississippi, took office in the Hub City. Together, Mayor Toby Barker, and new councilmembers Jeffrey George and Nicholas Brown, are ushering in a change in leadership, and they hope, mindset in the Hub City. They are all Southern Miss alumni, and all are new to their roles in city government.

11.21.2017

For students stuck on campus for the holiday break, it was a taste of home. For international students who likely were experiencing their first Thanksgiving, it was a time to sample an American tradition.

11.20.2017

Students in The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business were recognized for outstanding academic achievement during the fall 2017 honors program held Friday, Nov. 17 on the Hattiesburg campus.

11.20.2017

A grant-funded program administered through The University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of Nutrition and Food Systems is helping underserved fifth-grade students in a tri-county area of the state improve their self-esteem and develop better eating habits.

11.20.2017

The Southern Miss Alumni Association is pleased to announce the promotion of BayLee Long to the position of assistant director for programs and constituent relations. Long has served as the Association’s manager of programs since February 2015 and coordinated many of the organization’s internal functions, including Homecoming festivities, planned Eagle Landing tailgates and managed rental operations of the Ogletree house.

11.17.2017

Longtime Sanderson Farms executive and former State College Board President Robin Robinson was honored as the 2017 Boardman Alumna of the Year by The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business in a special ceremony held Friday, Nov. 17 on the Hattiesburg campus.

11.17.2017

Leaders of Mississippi’s public universities received The Seven Seals Award at the Board of Trustees meeting held Thursday, Nov. 16 in Jackson. The Award was presented by the Mississippi Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (MSESGR) in recognition of significant individual or organizational achievement, initiative, or support that promotes and supports the ESGR mission. Major General Janson D. Boyles, Adjutant General of Mississippi, presented the awards.

11.16.2017

Small businesses are an important economic driver in Mississippi. The Mississippi Small Business Profile, 2017, published by the U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy, reports that Mississippi small businesses employed 432,231 people, or 47.7 percent of the private workforce, in 2014 and that small businesses created 5,423 net jobs in 2014.