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02.27.2018

The path to living the American Dream can prove a little rockier for people with disabilities. Oftentimes, the idea of homeownership is as remote as any uninhabited desert.

 

But thanks to a unique program offered by The University of Southern Mississippi’s institute for Disability Studies, many underserved state residents have an opportunity to purchase their first homes. Since its inception in 1997, the Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) program has assisted more than 700 homebuyers across 66 of the state’s 82 counties in obtaining a new home.

02.26.2018

The spring 2018 Day of Sharing for Teachers of the Gifted will be held Friday, March 9 on the Hattiesburg campus of The University of Southern Mississippi. Sponsored by Southern Miss’s Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies, this event is designed to educate teachers on current curriculum and instructional issues in gifted education.

02.26.2018

“This is one of our favorite days of the year,” said Sarah Case-Price, director of The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi. “Every year we are overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from the community, and this year is no exception.”

02.23.2018

A University of Southern Mississippi faculty member’s exemplary scholarship in Civil War history has earned her a spot on the editorial board of one the most respected journals examining the subject.

02.21.2018

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop Saturday, Mar. 10, for any residents in Forrest and surrounding counties interested in buying a home.

02.20.2018

The movie inspired by his book brought an American president to tears.

02.20.2018

A new documentary on the life of a civil rights pioneer who sought to desegregate higher education in Mississippi is the result of a collaborative research effort by a group of faculty members at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM).

02.20.2018

Graduation, first jobs, first college classes, a pageant winner, a national conference presenter, guest on national YouTube series, a local YouTube program host, state and national awards – these are just a few of the significant life accomplishments made by the Starting Today Empowering Peers through Uniting and Participating (STEP UP) to Leadership Council members during the last 10 years.

02.16.2018

The Mississippi Board of Trustees of the State Institutions of Higher Learning celebrated Black History Month by holding its annual Diversity Awards ceremony at the meeting held yesterday in Jackson. Campus and community leaders were recognized for their efforts in advancing diversity and encouraging understanding and respect.