January 21, 2019  

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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.

The College of Business and Economic Development at The University of Southern Mississippi is encouraging students to begin the Spring 2019 semester by applying for the Eagle Scholars program.

Four years ago, The University of Southern Mississippi launched a Small Business Development Center (SBDC) focused on providing comprehensive assistance to start-up companies in the Pine Belt area. The center’s growth and success have been eye-popping.

From the opening of new facilities, to a substantial enrollment increase, to success on the athletic fields, the year 2018 proved to be dynamic and memorable at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM).

The School of Marketing, housed in The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business and Economic Development, strives to incorporate client-based projects into its curriculum.

 

Many 300 and 400 level courses have partnered with alumni and other business owners, enabling students to use the skills that they have learned over the course of their college career, putting them into action to solve real problems that organizations face. 

The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business and Economic Development has earned a Top-50 ranking for “Best Online Business Schools” by online resource guide SuccessfulStudent.org. USM, slotted at No. 36, is the only Mississippi school ranked on the list.

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, 2019.

The University of Southern Mississippi Sport Management program collaborated with the National Center for Spectator Sport Safety & Security (NCS4) in its Sport Facility and Event Management class this fall semester that enabled undergraduate students to become more aware of the center’s goals and objectives.

Four sport professionals offer insights and ideas as part of a Sport Management Symposium hosted by The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business and Economic Development Sport Management faculty on Thursday, Nov. 15. 

The Business Advisory Council and the College of Business and Economic Development at The University of Southern Mississippi has selected Joy Lightsey as the 2018 Boardman Alumna of the Year. She will be honored during the annual Alumna of the Year Luncheon set for Friday, Nov. 16 at the Trent Lott National Center on the Hattiesburg campus. 

Programs within The University of Southern Mississippi College of Business and Economic Development strive to be relevant, engaging, and connected with the professional community. Hosting business professionals inside the classroom enriches the minds of business students by providing interactive education and cultivating long-lasting relationships. 

University of Southern Mississippi business students Nishu Gupta and John (Trey) Haire will be representing the USM Beta Gamma Sigma Chapter at the 2018 Beta Gamma Sigma Global Leadership Summit in Chicago, Ill. later this November. 

 

Graduate students at The University of Southern Mississippi will have an opportunity to showcase their research and compete for significant prizes during the 5th Annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition set for Nov. 7-9 at the Trent Lott National Center on USM’s Hattiesburg campus.

 

Three different online degree programs offered by The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business and Economic Development have received Top-20 rankings nationally by online publications in their 2018-19 surveys.

James Wilcox, the Director of the Center for Economic and Entrepreneurship Education (CEEE) at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been elected by his peers to a three-year term (2019-2022) on the Executive Committee for the National Association of Economic Educators (NAEE). 

 

University of Southern Mississippi students with aspirations of becoming an entrepreneur are encouraged to attend the “Eagles Engaged in Entrepreneurship” event set for Nov. 13 in the Thad Cochran Center on USM’s Hattiesburg campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business and Economic Development utilized collaboration with three departments -- Economic Development, Hospitality and Tourism Management, and Sports Management -- to assist the city of Grenada on a recent sports complex feasibility study.

Brandon Cade, a junior finance major at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been awarded the 2018 Mississippi Young Bankers (MYB) Leadership Scholarship by the Mississippi Bankers Association.

The Southern Entrepreneurship Program (SEP) is set to kick off its 12th annual series of youth trainings and competitions on Tuesday, Oct. 23rd at Hinds Community College in Raymond, Miss.

The College of Business and Economic Development at The University of Southern Mississippi is set to host its fifth Inspired Leaders Series this fall with the first presentation set for Oct. 25. The series is free and open to the public. 

Jonathan Brent, a University of Southern Mississippi senior accounting student and honors scholar, has accepted a 10-week internship with KPMG in Dallas, Texas, beginning in January. 

 

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) has been ranked in the Top 50 Universities for Professional Sales Education in the United States in the 2017 Sales Education Foundation Annual Report. 

University of Southern Mississippi senior accounting student, Paige Dillistone, has been accepted into The Global Internship Program through her internship with KPMG, one of the Big Four Accounting Firms, in Jackson, Miss. During this internship, she will be completing a four-week rotation in Sydney, Australia.