July 25, 2017  

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University of Southern Mississippi Senior Research Scientist Jim Franks was recently presented a $5,000 donation from Release Marine, Inc. to help further the pelagic fish research being done in the University’s School of Ocean Science and Technology (SOST). The donation was made last month at the 2017 Mississippi Gulf Coast Billfish Classic fishing rodeo.

Local residents are invited to participate in another Wag n’ Walk fitness event slated for Saturday, July 8, on The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach. 

University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Ocean Science and Technology (SOST) Director Monty Graham was recently announced as chairman of the newly formed Ocean Task Force by Gov. Phil Bryant on June 1.

Seven hydrography experts with ties to The University of Southern Mississippi will convene next month in Paris, France to begin the process of revising the Standards for Hydrographic Surveys (S-44) – an instructional guide that has not been updated since 2008.

The 2017 Mississippi Coast Area III Special Olympic Summer Games, hosted by the Institute for Disability Studies (IDS) at The University of Southern Mississippi, will be held Saturday, June 10, on the University’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

The Gulf Coast Library at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach is currently exhibiting illustrations by local artist Tracy Williams.

 

With 15 ports, major shipbuilders, coastal tourism and substantial fisheries, Mississippi’s “blue economy” contributes billions of dollars to the state’s annual revenues. While these maritime industries dominate the state’s economy and support at least 35 percent of its entire workforce through “blue” jobs, the sector is often overlooked as a source of economic development for the state.

Fifteen students began classes earlier this week at The University of Southern Mississippi, where they are expected to be the first class in the nation to earn a certification in Unmanned Maritime Systems (UMS).

A senior research scientist at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL), internationally recognized for his longtime study of Gulf Coast marine life, will serve as the school’s spring 2017 commencement speaker.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Civic Chorale will conclude its 22nd concert season with songs from popular theatrical productions in “Broadway Traditions,” scheduled for May 12 and 14.

You may think you know something about Mississippi. But what you may not know is that students from around the nation are finding their way to Mississippi, through online learning.

The University of Southern Mississippi held its annual Awards Day ceremony for students, faculty and staff at the University’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach on Tuesday, April 25. The ceremony recognizes award recipients for their outstanding scholastic performance and service to the University.

Local residents are invited to attend a Wag n’ Walk fitness event at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus, Saturday, April 29. 

Leading human resource development through research was the focus of this year's Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) International Research Conference, held last month in San Antonio, Texas.

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 May.

Dr. Cyndi Gaudet, professor and chair of the Department of Human Capital Development at The University of Southern Mississippi, was recently recognized for her leadership at the 2017 Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) International Research Conference of the Americas in San Antonio, Texas.

Students at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus recently elected a new assembly of peers for offices within the Student Government Association (SGA) on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. The students will assume their posts in late April.  

In observance of Earth Day on April 22, The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus will celebrate the worldwide event with weeklong programming April 17-22 for Earth Week.

On Monday, April 10, The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus hosted an art reveal and signing, featuring Gulf Coast artist Elizabeth Huffmaster.

A book by University of Southern Mississippi alumna Dr. Holly Burkett, which features case studies from two Southern Miss professors and one alumnus, has earned special recognition.

The University of Southern Mississippi will host New Orleans broadcast journalist Norman Robinson to speak at the University’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach, Thursday, April 6.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of Human Capital Development will launch the Professional Development Series, a new workshop series designed for training and human resource professionals, March 30-31. All sessions will be held on the Gulf Park campus.

Access to health care services provided by The University of Southern Mississippi is becoming more accessible for students along the Mississippi Gulf Coast thanks to the use of telehealth technology.

In a conscious effort to “see the world from a different angle,” students, faculty and staff at The University of Southern Mississippi will celebrate Diversity and Civility Week, March 27-31, on the University’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.