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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.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory recently received a $10,000 donation from Blossman Gas toward outdoor kitchen equipment for the new Marine Education Center (MEC).

Educators from Harrison Central High School and The University of Southern Mississippi recently kicked off a yearlong professional development opportunity facilitated by the Live Oak Writing Project (LOWP) on the University’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. 

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.

The University of Southern Mississippi made history on June 1 with 15 students completing a first-of-its-kind certification in Unmanned Maritime Systems (UMS).

 

“This is akin to what NASA first did with spaceflight,” Rear Admiral Timothy Gallaudet said. “This class should be mighty proud because the national impact of this certification and the skills taught throughout the course will be felt for decades.”

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.