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The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) celebrated the opening of the new $16.1-million Marine Education Center (MEC) early Monday morning with a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory’s (GCRL) Cedar Point site in Ocean Springs.

 

“This facility is the crown jewel of marine education at USM,” said Dr. Monty Graham, Director for the USM School of Ocean Science and Technology (SOST). “I have been to many marine laboratories around the world. The MEC is by far the best of all of them. It will catapult us far ahead of some very prestigious marine education powerhouses.”

A graduate of The University of Southern Mississippi’s Human Capital Development Doctoral Program has earned an award from one of the world’s top auditing firms for her research in ethics.

Four University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park students won honorable mention recognition for their presentation at the Sigma Tau Delta International Convention held last month in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Dr. Gary A. Stringer, a University of Southern Mississippi Professor Emeritus of English, was presented the 2017 Modern Language Association (MLA) Prize for a Scholarly Edition at the association's annual convention in January in New York City.

The University of Southern Mississippi is reminding prospective students about upcoming deadlines for summer admission.

Two University of Southern Mississippi students recently were awarded study abroad grants worth $1,000 each from The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi — the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. The students are part of a select group of 50 students nationwide to receive the award.

Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker visited with students, faculty and staff in the Department of Medical Laboratory Science at The University of Southern Mississippi Monday, April 23, proclaiming April 23-27 as National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week in the city.

Medical Laboratory Professionals Week increases public understanding of and appreciation for clinical laboratory personnel. The program at Southern Miss offers bachelor and master’s degree programs, and enjoys a high job placement rate for its graduates. For information about the USM Department of Medical Laboratory Science, visit https://www.usm.edu/medical-laboratory-science%20.

The Office of Leadership and Student Involvement at The University of Southern Mississippi recently recognized and celebrated the accomplishments of its 217 student organizations at the Student Organization Awards and Recognition (SOAR) ceremony April 17. Nominations were collected and a review committee determined the winners.

The University of Southern Mississippi celebrated the scholarly work of its students April 21 when it hosted the annual Undergraduate Symposium on Research and Creative Activity. Supported by Southern Miss alumnus Donald Drapeau, the event showcased undergraduate student research in a wide array of disciplines through oral and poster presentations, as well as creative and performance art.

The University of Southern Mississippi Graduate School announced its two most prestigious awards at the Susan A. Siltanen Graduate Student Research Symposium Awards Luncheon held March 26 on the Hattiesburg campus.

Readers who enjoy fantasy books or movies will be familiar with the Harry Potter series.  Harry Potter fans are familiar with the sport of Quidditch. Yes, it’s the sport played on brooms in which players throw the Quaffle and attempt to catch the tiny, golden Snitch to end the game.

The transition to kindergarten is an exciting time for little ones and parents alike, but with that excitement also comes feelings of anxiety and uncertainty. And for families of children with disabilities, it can be downright scary.

“She sings silly songs to calm wailing toddlers, makes rapid clinical decisions when children decide to throw her activities rather than participate, and has probably gotten one too many callouses on her fingers from cutting out project materials,” says Hannah Sanders, speech-language pathologist at The Children’s Center for Communication Development, and direct supervisor to graduate assistant Elizabeth Kubik.

LYON, France – Senior police officials from 24 countries are participating in a hands-on training course this week in order to prepare for some of the biggest challenges in securing major sporting events.

College students in today’s world are busier than ever. Between work, friends, family, and community obligations, students today are always looking for a way to maximize their time. 

 

One way students at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) can manage their time is by using summer school to their advantage. Both undergraduate and graduate students can enroll in summer classes to help them stay on track to graduation and perform at their academic best.  

 

The University of Southern Mississippi School of Music Connoisseur Series presents famed musicians of Doreen’s Jazz New Orleans, Friday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m. in Marsh Auditorium on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Dr. Andrew Wiest, professor of history and founding director of The University of Southern Mississippi Department of History’s Dale Center for the Study of War and Society, gives a talk on the Vietnam War to 10th-grade students from Simpson (Miss.) Academy, Wednesday, April 18 at historic College Hall on the Hattiesburg campus. The students are taught by one of Wiest’s former students and Southern Miss alumnus, Amie Green Jr., who earned teaching licensure in history from USM (University Communications photo by David Tisdale).  

 

University of Southern Mississippi doctoral student Abagail Williams has been chosen to receive a prestigious Graduate Student Research Program (SCGSR) award from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Williams is one of only 60 graduate students nationwide to earn the honor.

University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Steven R. Moser has announced the appointment of Dr. Chris Winstead as the founding dean of the University’s College of Arts and Sciences. The appointment is effective July 1, pending approval from the Board of Trustees of the Institutions of Higher Learning.

The University of Southern Mississippi celebrated outstanding achievements by its students in the areas of academics, leadership and service April 11 during the school’s annual Student Awards Ceremony at Bennett Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus. President Rodney D. Bennett, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Steven Moser, and Vice President for Student Affairs and Vice Provost Thomas Burke were on hand for the event to present awards and congratulate students on their accomplishments.  

The University of Southern Mississippi Office of Sustainability is hosting a series of events associated with Earth Week 2018, April 16th - April 21st on the Hattiesburg campus. 

ACT testing at The University of Southern Mississippi, scheduled for Saturday, April 14, has been cancelled due to the threat of severe weather in the Hattiesburg area.

The 2018 Ezra Jack Keats Book Award winners are creating a legacy in accord with that of the honor’s namesake.

The Keats Book Award, presented since 2012 at the Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival at The University of Southern Mississippi, recognizes promising new authors and artists in children’s literature and is given by the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation.

It sounds counterintuitive, Karie Chatham admits, but when the number of reports of abused children go up, it’s actually a good thing.

 

Chatham and colleague Riley Herrin of the Kids Hub Child Advocacy Center in Hattiesburg teamed up with the University of Southern Mississippi School of Social Work to recognize abused children by planting a “pinwheel garden” on campus earlier this month.