November 21, 2017  

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Faculty and student musicians from The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Music will present Mozart’s Gran Partita on Saturday, Nov. 11 at 6 p.m. in the Fleming Education Center Auditorium on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) and Northshore Technical Community College (NTCC) have entered into a Pathway to Applied Technology Bachelor of Science Agreement. This agreement establishes a transferable pathway for NTCC students to become eligible for direct admission into USM.

Job hunting has become easier and less stressful for students at The University of Southern Mississippi because of a new resource provided by Career Services.

Launched this summer, Handshake is an online recruitment tool for current students and alumni that helps connect qualified candidates with employers looking to fill open positions and internship opportunities. Through this new software system, employers can create accounts to post jobs for students to view.

The University of Southern Mississippi will celebrate the rich and vibrant culture of Hispanic and Latino Americans during Hispanic Heritage Week, slated for Oct. 23 – 28 on the University’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

The Alpha Pi Eta chapter of Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus was recently recognized as an outstanding chapter among 880 chapters worldwide.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi will celebrate the fall season with a Golden Eagle Pumpkin Patch, Oct. 16 – 31, on the University’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

University of Southern Mississippi officials have issued an all-clear for coastal operations at the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach, Gulf Coast Research Laboratory in Ocean Springs and Stennis Space Center in Hancock County following Hurricane Nate. Regularly scheduled classes and operations will resume at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 10.

For the second consecutive year, The University of Southern Mississippi has captured one of the top three awards at the Southern Public Relations Federation (SPRF) Lantern Awards program.

 

In observance of Sustainability Month in October, The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus will celebrate Campus Sustainability Month, beginning today, Oct. 2. 

The Department of Energy (DOE) announced grants for The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) totaling $1 million toward researching the use of seaweed to produce energy.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Civic Chorale returns this fall with another host of crowd-pleasing performances in its 23rd season, employing the theme “An American Classic.”

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop Saturday, Sept. 30, for any residents in Harrison and surrounding counties interested in buying a home.

In honor of the 16th anniversary of 9/11, members of TRIAD AmeriCorps at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus conducted a community service project for the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance.

The University of Southern Mississippi will host a scholarly talk, featuring Dr. Sam Hyde of Southeastern Louisiana University, Tuesday, Sept. 19, on the University’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

The University of Southern Mississippi will host Health and Fitness Week Sept. 25-29 on the University’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

Organized by the Fitness Center on the Gulf Park campus, Health and Fitness Week offers students, faculty and staff a weeklong schedule of programming designed to renew one’s mind, body and spirit. Throughout the week, participants are provided with a variety of opportunities that will motivate them to make healthier choices and live a healthier lifestyle.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Library will present a watercolor exhibit by the late Finnish artist Osmo Visuri. The exhibit will be on display, Sept. 6 – Nov. 30, on the third floor of the Gulf Coast Library on the University’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. An opening reception will also be held on Thursday, Sept. 21, from 4:30 – 6 p.m.

 

The Gulf Coast Library at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus will host a book talk, featuring Dr. Deanne Stephens, associate dean in the College of Arts and Letters, Thursday, August 31.

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.

In a newly announced multi-year sponsored research agreement with Perciformes Group, the University of Southern Mississippi will develop methods to culture and breed Tripletail (scientific name Lobotes surinamensis) for commercial production in land-based aquaculture facilities.

The Dale Center for the Study of War and Society at The University of Southern Mississippi and the Mississippi Humanities Council will co-sponsor an event Sept. 1 featuring a screening by Mississippi Public Broadcasting (MPB) of excerpts from renowned filmmaker Ken Burns' new documentary television series on the Vietnam War.

To kick off the new academic year, The University of Southern Mississippi will host its annual Welcome Week event, Aug. 21 – 24, to welcome incoming freshmen and transfer students to the University’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

The Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning approved The University of Southern Mississippi (USM)’s Plan for Academic Reorganization: Vision 2020 on Thursday, a plan the University expects will be a catalyst toward realization of its vision to become the model for public higher education across the country.

 

“Our ability to evolve will determine our level of success in today’s competitive landscape of higher education,” said University President Rodney D. Bennett. “I am excited about the transformative potential of the Plan for Academic Reorganization, and I appreciate the hard work of all who were involved in developing this strategic path forward for academic affairs at USM.”

The portal to a better future is just a click away for thousands of Mississippians. The Complete 2 Compete website provides information and resources available to help Mississippi adults who have completed some college, but no degree, to return to college and complete the requirements necessary to earn their degrees.

The University of Southern Mississippi recently honored 12 students in a graduation ceremony held Aug. 3, upon completion of the rigorous Master of Science in hydrographic science program.