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The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Center for Writers program presents The Visiting Writer Series with Ada Limón on Sept. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Liberal Arts Building (LAB), room 108 on the Hattiesburg campus. The event is free and open to the public.

The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop Wednesday, Sept. 19, for any residents in Jones and surrounding counties interested in buying a home.

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 September.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s mission of educating students, conducting research and providing outreach in support of the growing business and industry in the Pine Belt and Gulf Coast regions were discussed during the University of Southern Mississippi visit that was held last week as part of the Commissioner’s Listening Tour. Dr. Alfred Rankins Jr., Commissioner of Higher Education, learned more about how Southern Miss serves its students, the state and the Gulf South region.

Companies and students turned out in record numbers this year for the annual “Meet the Firms” event hosted by the College of Business and Economic Development at The University of Southern Mississippi.

 

What began four years ago as a promising idea in the imagination of Maj. Gen. Jeff Hammond has sprouted into a vibrant, prestigious and heralded Center for Military Veterans, Service Members and Families at The University of Southern Mississippi.

 

Housed on USM’s Hattiesburg campus, the Veterans Center provides a comprehensive "military-friendly" education support program (application, admission, matriculation, graduation and professional placement) that successfully attracts military veterans, service members, dependents (family members) and survivors to pursue academic and professional development interests.
 

As the 2018 Fall semester begins at The University of Southern Mississippi, students will notice a new, mobile dining option on campus. A new food truck, The GrubSlinger, will offer a wide variety of menus items.

 

Imagine a treasure trove of artifacts so vast that you could not accurately pinpoint the exact number of items on hand. Such is the cavernous amount of historical memorabilia stored in the Special Collections wing of The University of Southern Mississippi’s McCain Library & Archives.

 

From a hardcover copy of “Aesop’s Fables” printed in 1530, to an original manuscript of “A Wrinkle in Time,” to a campaign poster for then-presidential candidate Abraham Lincoln, USM’s collection of historical material is uniquely special.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Pride of Mississippi Marching Band and the Dixie Darlings are ready to kick off the 2018-19 football season with the annual Pride Preview performance.

University of Southern Mississippi students will have an opportunity to enhance their professional wardrobes during a special “Suit Up Event” hosted by national retail giant JC Penney.

The University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Association is excited to announce four Eagle Landing tailgate locations for the 2018 Golden Eagle football season. In conjunction with the Eagle Club, the Alumni Association will host Eagle Landing tailgates prior to away football games in Auburn, Ala.; Denton, Texas; Charlotte, N.C.; and Birmingham, Ala.

When Martha D. Saunders began her tenure as The University of Southern Mississippi’s (USM) ninth president in 2007, she hoped she could lead an institution that would become, in her words, “a little bigger, a litter richer, and a little more beautiful.”

 

At the conclusion of her presidency in 2012, those hopes had been realized.

 

On Friday, Aug. 17, USM honored Saunders, the current president of the University of West Florida in Pensacola, with a commissioned portrait that will hang in a prominent location in the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg campus.

Anyone traversing The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus will quickly notice the emphasis placed on greenery and green spaces. Live oak trees, flowering shrubs and lush lawns adorn the University’s landscape.

SouthernCare Hospice Services of Hattiesburg recently presented a financial gift to the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Center for Military Veterans, Service Members and Families to provide supplemental program funding to assist deserving student-veterans enrolled at the University. 

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop Wednesday, Aug. 22, for any residents in Harrison and surrounding counties interested in buying a home.

Employers looking for advice on starting an internship program or hoping to improve upon an existing one will have an opportunity to gain insight into both by attending a Total Internship Management Workshop set for Aug. 22 at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus.

Partners for the Arts recently announced Ron Hancock, alumnus of The University of Southern Mississippi, as chair for 2018-2019. Five recent board member additions were also announced.

 

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.

WUSM FM-88.5 radio station at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) invites residents from the surrounding area and beyond to celebrate the vibrant culture of the Pine Belt region at the Leaf River Fall Fests at Chain Park in Hattiesburg, occurring the Saturdays of Sept. 8 and 29, and Oct. 6, 13 and 27. 

The Southern Miss Alumni Association, in conjunction with the Department of Athletics and the South Central Mississippi Alumni Chapter, has announced the date for the 23rd Annual Eagle Fanfare sponsored by First Bank.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM)’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program in the College of Business and Economic Development has been ranked as one of the top 50 online programs in the United States, according to bestcollegereviews.org.

Commissioner of Higher Education Dr. Al Rankins Jr. will spend his first hundred days in office touring the campuses to gain insights and perspectives on the university system from students, faculty, staff, elected officials and community leaders.

 

The College of Business has joined with the Small Business Administration and the Area Development Partnership to host a Small Business Roundtable from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. on Monday, August 6 at Scianna Hall on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus.

One of The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Student Government Association’s premier community events is returning to downtown Hattiesburg for the first time since 2015, University and City of Hattiesburg officials announced on Wednesday.

 

With Front Street as the announcement’s backdrop, Student Government Association (SGA) President McKenna Stone announced the concert event will be held Saturday, Sept. 15, beginning at 3 p.m. and continuing into the evening.