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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.

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.

The University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Association installed its executive committee for the 2018-19 fiscal year on July 1, with Hattiesburg native Kim Bradley assuming the duties of president. The committee is comprised of alumni who are accomplished leaders in their communities and demonstrate strong commitment to the betterment of the University.

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop Saturday, July 14, for any residents in Forrest and surrounding counties interested in buying a home.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Science and Mathematics Education will host a unique and interactive forum regarding human genetic editing from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 12 at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) on the Hattiesburg campus.

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, 2018.

The Southern Miss Alumni Association, in conjunction with the Department of Athletics has announced the date for the 20th Annual Gulf Coast Beach Bash. All Southern Miss fans are invited to visit with Southern Miss coaches, athletes, cheerleaders and Seymour on Thursday, July 26 from 6-8 p.m. at the Biloxi Civic Center.

Over the past several months, Training, Resources and Information for the Advancement of Disability (TRIAD) members have been responsible for giving as well as receiving nutrition trainings for high school students and other community members in the Hattiesburg and Gulf Coast areas through use of the HealthMatters curriculum.

A study of the economic impact of restoration of rail service along the Gulf Coast was presented by University of Southern Mississippi (USM) professor Dr. Yuanyuan Zhang June 18 during a press conference hosted by the Southern Rail Commission (SRC) at the Gulfport (Miss.) Train Depot.

The SRC partnered with USM’s Trent Lott National Center for the study, examining the potential for economic growth that European-style rail service would have in Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana. Dr. Zhang is a research professor working with the Trent Lott Center and USM’s Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation.

The Epsilon Delta Chapter of Chi Omega at The University of Southern Mississippi capped off an impressive 2017-18 academic year by capturing the prestigious Founders’ Cup presented to the organization’s top-5 performing chapters. Winning chapters are announced every two years.

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop Wednesday, July 11, for any residents in Harrison and surrounding counties interested in buying a home.

 

The Southern Miss Alumni Association, in conjunction with the Department of Athletics and the Central Mississippi Alumni Chapter, has announced the date for the 35th Annual Jackson All-Star Party sponsored by First Bank and Atmos Energy. All Southern Miss fans are invited to visit with Southern Miss coaches, athletes, cheerleaders and Seymour on Thursday, July 19 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Mississippi Trade Mart in Jackson, Miss.

The University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Association has announced the creation of the GOLD Council – a volunteer leadership council comprised of graduates of the last decade. Members of the GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade) Council represent the University’s young alumni and will serve the Association in creating unique opportunities for this important segment of the alumni base to remain connected to Southern Miss.

Dennis Cunningham, Executive Vice President/Director of Security for the National Hockey League (NHL), will be presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award during the 2018 National Sports Safety and Security Conference & Exhibition on July 12-14 in Louisville, KY. The award is presented annually by the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) and the City of Hattiesburg have announced the details of a new Hub City Transit route that would provide convenient and safe transportation on the University’s Hattiesburg campus, as well as connect to the city’s existing network of transit routes.

 

Hub City Transit’s “Gold Route” will include 14 stops on campus, two of which will offer opportunities to transfer to the city’s existing transit system. Location of the stops can be found at https://www.usm.edu/gold-route

Challenge by choice. It is an empowering, yet frightening concept. On one hand, individuals decide whether to take a risk to overcome specific obstacles. On the other hand, they have the daunting task of facing their fears with the possibility of disappointment by not achieving their goal.

Youth and young adults completing high school, including young people with disabilities, have many decisions to make:  continuing their education, finding employment, deciding to live more independently.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies (IDS) new project, Transition of Teens to Adult Life (ToTAL) Tech Training, should help to ease the employment decision for some young people with disabilities.

Dr. Leslie LaVergne has been named project director of the statewide Mississippi Family to Family Health Information and Education Center (MS F2F) at The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies (IDS) effective June 1.

In the words of English author A.A. Milne, “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” This inspirational message was featured on the third annual Project SEARCH University of Southern Mississippi Class of 2018 graduation invitation.