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College of Business faculty members at The University of Southern Mississippi got their Fall 2016 Semester kick-started on Monday, Aug. 22 with a special presentation from Paul Harper, regional sales manager for AT&T in North Carolina.

The University of Southern Mississippi will host seven influential scholars, artists, activists, and scientists in 2016 and 2017 as part of its featured lecture series, University Forum and the Armstrong-Branch Lecture. From an actress whose beloved characters have become part of our cultural legacy to a scientist who wants to change how we think about humans’ origins, this year’s speakers are guaranteed to spark conversations.

University of Southern Mississippi students, faculty, and staff were on hand Friday, Aug. 19 to help first-year students move into numerous residence halls on the Hattiesburg campus as the fall 2016 semester draws ever closer. The Move-In activities continue on Saturday.


The first full day of classes is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 24. To learn more about the fall 2016 semester, visit:


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The 6th annual WUSM Tailgate Concert Series will return this fall to The University of Southern Mississippi home football games with a great line-up of local and regional favorites of WUSM-Southern Miss Radio and its listeners.

Marathon and endurance event officials from across the country will converge on Dec. 12-14 in Biloxi, Miss. for the National Marathon Safety and Security Summit, hosted by The University of Southern Mississippi’s National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4).

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Civic Chorale is in search of new members to join its community choir.


Based on the University's Gulf Park campus in Long Beach, the Southern Miss Gulf Coast Civic Chorale is a local community singing group organized and orchestrated through the University’s School of Music.

The DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi is hosting the 20th Annual DuBard Symposium: Dyslexia and Related Disorders on September 14-15, 2016 at the Cochran Center at the Southern Miss Hattiesburg campus.

As part of its continuing mission to make higher education accessible and affordable for military veterans, The University of Southern Mississippi is initiating a new program for the fall 2016 semester entitled: “Textbooks for Troops.”


The Office of Admissions at The University of Southern Mississippi is ramping up student recruitment efforts with a series of Go Gold Information Nights planned across the state in the coming weeks.


The University of Southern Mississippi recently honored 13 students with a ceremony for completing the rigorous, one-year hydrographic science program.


Family and friends gathered Aug. 4 in the Fleming Education Center (FEC) Auditorium on the University’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach to recognize 13 students who successfully completed the Master of Science degree in hydrographic science, which covers all aspects of geodesy and hydrographic science during a continuous 50-week curriculum.

The University of Southern Mississippi's Institute for Disability Studies, in collaboration with Metro Area Community Empowerment (MACE) Foundation, have teamed up to present this year's 40th Annual Wheelchair Softball World Series.

The Gulf Coast Library presents “3 Views,” a photographic exhibit now on display at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach.

“We do not fear the future, for we are the future,” was the theme featured on the inaugural Project SEARCH University of Southern Mississippi Class of 2016 graduation invitation.

The Sport Management degree program at The University of Southern Mississippi has been ranked among the nation’s most affordable programs by OnlineU, an education resource for ranking U.S. online college and universities.


The Southern Miss Alumni Association, in conjunction with The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Athletics and the Southern Miss South Central Mississippi Alumni Chapter, will host the 21st Annual Eagle Fanfare on Saturday, August 13 from 2 – 4 p.m. at the Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg.


Asbury Hall, future home of the College of Nursing at The University of Southern Mississippi, is growing ever closer to completion on the Hattiesburg campus.


According to University officials, the project is on track to be substantially finished by October, with classes scheduled to begin for the spring semester next year. Groundbreaking on the $31 million, state-of-the-art facility was held in September of 2014.

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 August.

Students at The University of Southern Mississippi performed more than 97,500 service hours in the previous fiscal year (July 2015-June 2016) according to statistics compiled by the University’s Center for Community and Civic Engagement (CCCE). Approximately 55,650 hours were performed by individuals who served at one location throughout the year.

College Choice, an independent online publication dedicated to helping students and their families find the right college, has ranked The University of Southern Mississippi’s online nurse practitioner degree program among the most affordable options nationwide. In its Top 10 listing, Southern Miss ranked No. 4 in affordability.

Robbie Ingram, Manager of The University of Southern Mississippi’s Innovation and Commercialization Accelerator, shared his expertise in technology-based economic development as a participant in an international roundtable held last month in Lyon, France.


The University of Southern Mississippi has been awarded a $3 million grant by the United States Department of Defense’s Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) to develop three pilot programs to aid regions whose economic health is dependent upon defense initiatives.

This upcoming football season, New Orleans Saints fans from across the Gulf South can expect to see a familiar face or two as six University of Southern Mississippi alumnae have joined the NFL organization as new members of the Saintsations.


Competing against approximately 150 women for a chance to become a member of the renowned Saintsations, aspirants underwent a three-part audition held in April that included a dance audition, formal interview and football quiz, respectively. In the end, 33 finalists were chosen, with six of those from Southern Miss.

The College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi will have three new department chairs in place when the 2016 fall semester begins – although each is certainly no stranger to the college, or the University.


Jeffrey Miller, Senior Vice President at MSA Security, was presented with the Distinguished Leadership Award during the 2016 National Sports Safety and Security Conference & Exhibition July 12-14 at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort in Phoenix, AZ. The event is presented annually by the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi.