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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.

The Center for Community and Civic Engagement (CCCE) at The University of Southern Mississippi has been awarded a $379,076 federal grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service to implement the Campus Link AmeriCorps Program. The funds will support the program for year one of a three-year cycle.

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop Saturday, Aug. 13, for any residents in Hinds and surrounding counties interested in buying a home.

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop Saturday, July 23, for any residents in Warren and surrounding counties interested in buying a home. The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Vicksburg Housing Authority at 131 Elizabeth Circle in Vicksburg. The workshop is co-sponsored by the City of Vicksburg.

Officials at The University of Southern Mississippi did not have to look far in finding a new executive director for the Moffitt Health Center on the Hattiesburg campus.

 

Dr. Melissa Brown Roberts, who has served as assistant director for the past five years, has been named the University’s health services leader following the retirement of Dr. Virginia Crawford last month. Crawford had served in that capacity since 1989.

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop Saturday, July 23, for any residents in Forrest and surrounding counties interested in buying a home.

Heritage Vision Center, a longtime friend of The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi, is holding its annual eyeglasses sale throughout July with a portion of sales going back to the Center.

 

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 July.

The Lake Thoreau Environmental Center at The University of Southern Mississippi is hosting three week-long camps next month as a means of helping kids establish a closer connection with nature.

 

Whether facing a hot stove, or a bank of TV cameras, Katie Dixon feels right at home in the kitchen. Any kitchen.

 

Dixon, a 2005 University of Southern Mississippi graduate, has parlayed her love of cooking into a spot among the Top 17 contestants remaining on the current season of Fox TV’s hit series “MasterChef.” The winner will receive a cookbook deal and the $250,000 grand prize.

The University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Association, in conjunction with the Department of Athletics and local alumni chapters, has announced the dates for its annual Big Three Summer Parties presented by Keesler Federal Credit Union. Southern Miss coaches, administrators, athletes, cheerleaders, and school mascot Seymour will all be on hand to visit with fans.

 

Half a dozen sports security professionals under the age of 40 will be recognized for their leadership in addressing safety and security issues as part of the 2016 National Sports Safety and Security Conference and Exhibition set for July 12-14, in Phoenix, Arizona. This year’s theme is Achieving the Gold Standard.

Major upgrades to practice facilities – which include a new viewing tower and synthetic turf – are striking a harmonious chord for everyone affiliated with The University of Southern Mississippi’s marching band (The Pride of Mississippi).

Representatives from The University of Southern Mississippi and the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) gathered for a grant check presentation totaling $160,000 from MDOT and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) on Tuesday, June 21.

The DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi received 15 new iPads and 19 computers thanks to a gift from the Walmart State Giving Program, totaling $25,000.

TRX, an innovative total body resistance exercise program, has come to the Payne Center at The University of Southern Mississippi. The program is the largest TRX install in Mississippi.

Dr. Shannon Campbell, Director of the Trent Lott National Center for Economic Development and Entrepreneurship at The University of Southern Mississippi, participated in the U.S. Army War College 62nd Annual National Security Seminar in Carlisle, Pa., June 6-9.