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From a young girl doodling on her notepad to shaping steel as an art student at The University of Southern Mississippi, Kelsey Wishik has engaged in creative action as long as she can remember.

University of Southern Mississippi residential students have an opportunity to donate up to two guest “swipes” from their Eagle Dining meal plans as part of a new campaign to Swipe Out Hunger.

U.S. News & World Report has ranked the nation’s best online higher education programs and The University of Southern Mississippi’s online Nursing and Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs have received high praise.

Dr. Kelly Lucas, Director of The University of Southern Mississippi’s Thad Cochran Marine Aquaculture Center, spoke in Washington recently on the importance of aquaculture in the United States.

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, 2018.

 

Dr. Katherine Cochran, associate professor of English at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been named editor of The Southern Quarterly, a prestigious independent journal published at Southern Miss since 1962 that focuses on the interdisciplinary study of Southern culture.

John Little has been there himself.

“I grew up a (University of North Dakota) Fighting Sioux fan,” says Little, 30, the co-director of a documentary about the appropriation of Native American names and images by sports teams. The film, “More Than a Word,” was screened Jan. 30 at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Comprised of soloists from around the country, the Austin (Texas)-based, Grammy Award-winning and internationally recognized Conspirare will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 28, in the Mannoni Performing Arts Center on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg Campus.

 

As the southern-most stop on its nationwide tour, the ensemble presents, Considering Matthew Shepard, composed by the group’s founder and artistic director, Craig Hella Johnson.

A University of Southern Mississippi faculty member has received a prestigious recognition from his graduate school alma mater.

Dr. Michael Madson, professor of counseling psychology and director of undergraduate studies in the Southern Miss Department of Psychology, was named recipient of the Marquette (Wisc.) University National Award Recipient with an achievement award from its College of Education’s Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology program. He is a previous recipient of the college’s Young Alumnus of the Year Award.

The Children’s Center for Communication and Development (CCCD) at The University of Southern Mississippi will hold its annual TCC Classic I CAN! Run Saturday, Feb. 17, with the race beginning at 9 a.m. and starting and ending at Pride Field on the Southern Miss Hattiesburg campus. Race-day registration begins at 7:30 a.m.

The University of Southern Mississippi has joined a Department of Energy funded university consortium led by the University of Louisiana at Lafayette that will address knowledge gaps connected to the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale (TMS).

Perhaps, it is a stretch to say The University of Southern Mississippi has developed an employment pipeline for students with Fortune 500 company Cintas. Then again, maybe not. Especially when considering the fact that 147 USM graduates have been hired by Cintas over the past 10 years.

Dr. John Lambert, associate professor of International Business at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been appointed to serve on the Mississippi District Export Council. 

Despite preparing to travel nearly 6,000 miles from Hattiesburg to Ghana, Cooper Robinson thought she had a handle on spending three months abroad for field experience as a social work student.

 

After all, she was used to being apart from family after coming to The University of Southern Mississippi from Edmond, Oklahoma - which, granted, is only about 600 miles away.

They didn’t engage the enemy on the battlefield, but many of the loved ones left behind by soldiers serving in the Vietnam War were wounded emotionally by the conflict.

Students enrolled in the International Business capstone class at The University of Southern Mississippi began the 2018 spring semester on a special note as attendees in a French American Chamber of Commerce Reception at the residence of the Consul General of France in New Orleans on Jan. 10.

 

University of Southern Mississippi alumna Christopher Leigh hopes to change people’s perceptions and impressions of the flute with her debut album “Infrared.”

 

The self-published album, released last month, features songs combining classical flute with a pop/rock flare. Leigh, who earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from USM in 2012, notes that the album also includes “big” songs that sound as though they burst from a movie soundtrack.

O’Rourke Elementary School Pre-K teacher Allison Peavy uses words like “exciting,” “unbelievable” and “phenomenal” to describe the unexpected receipt of Samsung tablets fitted with the multi-faceted Speakaboos app for her students.

 

The tablets were provided by The University of Southern Mississippi through a $900,000 grant from the Kellogg Foundation. More than 700 students at four elementary schools in the Mobile (Ala.) County Public School System have received the tablets, which helps them learn concepts in language, mathematics, and science.

The 2018 AIM Awards, presented by the Arts Institute of Mississippi (AIM) at The University of Southern Mississippi, seek to recognize and honor outstanding high school level arts teachers and organizations throughout the state of Mississippi.

Economic trends and forecasts will be the focal points during the Economic Outlook 2018 Forum hosted by The University of Southern Mississippi at two different venues this year – the Hattiesburg campus on Jan. 25, and Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (MGCCC) on Feb. 1.

Dr. Wayne Kelly, Chair of the Department of Finance, Real Estate, and Business Law at The University of Southern Mississippi, offers expert analysis about credit scores as part of a feature by personal finance website WalletHub (https://wallethub.com/).

The American Association of Suicidology (AAS) will honor University of Southern Mississippi associate professor of psychology Dr. Michael Anestis with its prestigious Shneidman Award at its 51st annual conference April 18-21 in Washington, D.C.

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 January, 2018.

Dr. Jason Azoulay, assistant professor in the School of Polymers and High Performance Materials at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been awarded a coveted research prize by the Nokia Bell Labs.