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For a third time in four years, a University of Southern Mississippi faculty member has won the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools Outstanding Mentor Award. The award acknowledges and honors a full-time, tenured faculty member from its 106 CSGS-member institutions who has successfully mentored graduate students at the master’s or doctoral level in the Southern region.

The 14th annual Richard McCarthy Lecture Series at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM), continues Tuesday, Feb. 12 when associate professor of history Dr. Allison Abra presents “Those Very Gallant Women: Gender and Espionage in World War II Europe." Presented by USM’s Dale Center for the Study of War and Society, this program will be held at 6 p.m. in the Liberal Arts Building, room 101, on the Hattiesburg campus.

The theme for this year's McCarthy Lecture Series is “Spy Games: War & Espionage in the Twentieth Century." These events are free and open to the public.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) School of Performing and Visual Arts presents its inaugural Revelry event, a multi-arts project that boasts over 40 events on Feb.15-23 at various locations.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Humanities will host a reading by novelist and historian Katy Simpson Smith at 7 p.m. on Feb. 7 in the International Center, Room 101 on the Hattiesburg campus. The event, which is part of the school’s Visiting Writer Series, is free and open to the public.

The Dale Center for the Study of War & Society at the University of Southern Mississippi is pleased to announce that legendary journalist and war correspondent Dan Rather will deliver the 2019 Lt. Col. John H. Dale Distinguished Lecture in International Security and Global Policy on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, at 7 p.m.

The University of Southern Mississippi Advanced Trumpet Ensemble, along with Master of Music student Dayvison Costa, will compete in the Live Rounds at The National Trumpet Competition, to be held at The University of Kentucky next month.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in Hattiesburg will join forces with the Gulf Coast center to conduct a series of Business 101 workshops in February.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) School of Music will host all-day events of the Vocal Arts and Science Symposium on Feb. 1-2 in both Marsh Auditorium and the Intermezzo @ Woods Gallery on the Hattiesburg campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi presents its Connoisseur Series with O Sole Trio on February 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mannoni Performing Arts Center (MPAC).

Pam Moeller, Director of External Relations for The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Ocean Science and Engineering, has been selected to take part in the 2019 Class of Leadership Mississippi.

Paige Whiting, a senior marketing major at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been hired as one of 10 leadership development consultants by Kappa Delta Sorority for the 2019-20 academic year.

 

The newly remodeled Math Zone on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus reflects efforts over the past two years at redesigning the university’s College Algebra course.

Tiara Watson, a University of Southern Mississippi (USM) senior psychology major and student in its prestigious Honors College, has been chosen to present her research at the Southeastern Psychological Association Conference (SEPA) March 20-23 in Jacksonville, Florida.

Four members of The University of Southern Mississippi’s Eagle Connection student ambassador group had the opportunity to present at the Student Development Institute hosted by CIVSA (Collegiate Information and Visitor Services Association) earlier this month in Birmingham, Ala.

Nobel Laureate Dr. Randy Schekman will share his research related to cell membrane vesicle trafficking during a guest lecture on Jan. 23 at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Joe Paul Student Theater. The free lecture, which begins at 3 p.m., is sponsored by the School of Polymer Science and Engineering, Mississippi IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE), Honors College – University Forum, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Vice President for Research.

Sharing fascinating subject matter with a broader audience, while gaining valuable research and exhibit production skills, is central to the purpose of the Student Curator Program offered through University Libraries’ Special Collections at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM). 

The School of Music at The University of Southern Mississippi is once again using its talents to raise awareness and generate donations for the on-campus Eagle’s Nest food pantry.

 

A benefit concert will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 23, at University Baptist Church, 3200 W. Arlington Loop, Hattiesburg. It was rescheduled from mid-February.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) has been recognized as one of the nation’s leading research institutions by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, the pre-eminent classification of top doctoral research universities.

 

USM’s inclusion in the “R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity” category places the University in the distinguished company of institutions like Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Johns Hopkins, and others. Only 130 institutions in the nation are classified as R1, which represents the highest level of research activity for universities.

U.S. News & World Report has recognized a group of online programs at The University of Southern Mississippi among the nation’s best in the publication’s 2019 Best Online Rankings.

 

In its rankings announced earlier this week, U.S. News rated USM’s online graduate nursing program at No. 59; the undergraduate bachelor’s degree program at No. 93 and the Master of Business Administration program at No. 119. The list includes more than 350 colleges and universities.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus premieres its spring 2019 Cultural Arts Series, "Representing the Experiences of Women, From the English Renaissance to Right Now," on Monday, Jan. 28 at 5:30 p.m. with a pop-up art exhibition and gallery talk. This is the first of three events in the Cultural Arts Series.

 

University of Southern Mississippi nursing student Tamecia Herbert has been awarded The Hiawatha and Eunice Northington Memorial Scholarship.

 

Herbert, a native of Crystal Springs, Miss., currently works at the G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery V.A. Medical Center in Jackson, Miss., as a registered nurse. The scholarship is administered through the Mississippi Nurses Foundation.

Barely two years old, an innovative faculty development initiative at The University of Southern Mississippi has blossomed into a resounding success.

 

USM’s ACUE (Association of College and University Educators) Faculty Development Institute is an intensive, 10-week program featuring participants engaged in a subset of ACUE’s Course in Effective Teaching Practices, which focuses on research-based techniques for promoting active learning, improving assessment techniques, and designing effective courses.

Economic trends and forecasts will be the focal point for the Economic Outlook 2019 Forum hosted by The University of Southern Mississippi on Thursday, Feb. 14 at the Thad Cochran Center on USM’s Hattiesburg campus.

In an effort to increase interest and diversity in technology fields and computer science, The University of Southern Mississippi and Craig Newmark Philanthropies have organized their first- ever Women in Technology speaking tour, which will reach more than 750 high school girls across Mississippi between Jan. 25 and Feb. 22.