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The University of Southern Mississippi has been recognized as one of the state’s top institutions of higher learning by BestColleges.com – a renowned online resource guide for prospective students and their families.

 

BestColleges.com ranked USM as the top public university in the state for online education and the second best four-year public university in the state overall.

The University of Southern Mississippi invites Gulf Coast high school and community college students to experience what it is like to be a Golden Eagle during the fourth annual Showcase event on the University’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

Hosted by the Office of Admissions, Showcase 2017 is a free annual event that highlights the many opportunities available at Southern Miss for prospective freshmen and transfer students. The event will take place Tuesday, March 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., beginning at the Fleming Education Center on the Gulf Park campus.

Students and alumni of The University of Southern Mississippi are invited to attend “Careers on the Coast,” a networking and job fair slated for Tuesday, March 7 at the University’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. 

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Civic Chorale continues to celebrate the value of long-lived musical practices in its upcoming concert “Choral Traditions” March 3 and March 5.

The College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi has maintained elite status internationally with re-accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). The accreditation covers a five-year period.

 

The 20th anniversary of the Hurricane Bowl at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) will offer students a rare hands-on glimpse at what their future may hold in marine science.

Science Café on the Coast, hosted by The University of Southern Mississippi's Gulf Coast Library, will present “Wild Harvest: Foraging on the Gulf Coast” Thursday, Feb. 23, at 6 p.m. at the Gulf Coast Library on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

More than 225 business leaders, students, and community members gathered on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus recently for the annual Economic Outlook 2017 Forum hosted by the University’s College of Business.

In celebration of Black History Month, the Division of Student Affairs at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus will host an array of programming during the month of February to honor African-American culture, beginning with a kick-off event Tuesday, Feb. 7.

The Institute for Disability Studies (IDS) at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus is recruiting new members for TRIAD AmeriCorps. Training, Resources and Information for the Advancement of Disability (TRIAD) Service AmeriCorps is an inclusive service program funded through Volunteer Mississippi.

Students at The University of Southern Mississippi are seizing opportunities to participate in community-level research across the Mississippi Gulf Coast, thanks to a collaborative partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Gulf of Mexico Program (EPA GMP).

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus has been given a golden opportunity to help students, faculty and staff achieve their New Year’s resolution fitness goals, thanks to a grant renewal in support of a campus-wide health initiative.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Nurse Anesthesia Program welcomed its newest cohort to the Hattiesburg campus for orientation earlier this month. The new class consists of 20 students, forming the program’s fifth group since being established in 2012.

 

 

For the next three years, these students will learn didactic anesthesia principles in the classroom and practice their skills in clinical settings throughout the State of Mississippi. 

 

Dr. Marjorie Geisz-Everson, assistant professor and interim director of the Nurse Anesthesia Program in The University of Southern Mississippi College of Nursing, has been elected to Distinguished Fellowship of the National Academies of Practice (NAP) in Nursing.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Nursing has been recognized as one of the nation’s best online graduate nursing programs in rankings recently released by U.S. News & World Report. In its 2017 rankings edition, U.S. News places the Southern Miss College of Nursing at No. 57 nationally – the highest spot for any Mississippi college or university.

Two University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park undergraduates have been awarded grants to advance their research ideas through the Eagle Scholar Program for Undergraduate Research (Eagle SPUR).

Science Café on the Coast, hosted by The University of Southern Mississippi's Gulf Coast Library, will present “Dogs vs. Cats – Their Noses Know” on Monday, Jan. 23 at 6 p.m. at Margaret Sherry Memorial Library in Biloxi.

Students, ninth through 12th grade, are invited to attend the Science Careers and Research Encounters program slated for Saturday, Jan. 14 at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach.

Economic trends and forecasts will take center stage during the Economic Outlook 2017 Forum hosted by The University of Southern Mississippi at two different venues this year -- the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach on Thursday, Jan. 12 and the Hattiesburg campus on Thursday, Feb. 2.

The University of Southern Mississippi plans to obtain an existing hatchery and aquaculture facility that will allow the University to lead oyster restoration efforts in an effort to boost the state of Mississippi’s oyster population and grow the state’s Blue Economy.

 

In a project proposed by Governor Phil Bryant, the state of Mississippi will provide $7.7 million in funding from requested BP settlement dollars for USM to acquire the Aqua Green hatchery facility located in Perkinston, Miss.

A $900,000 grant from the Kellogg Foundation has been awarded to the University of Southern Mississippi’s Dr. Julie Cwikla, Director of Creativity & Innovation in STEM.  Funds will be used to help school children along the Gulf Coast learn math in new and exciting ways. 

The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Ocean Science and Technology  (SOST) has named Dr. Kelly Lucas director of the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory’s Thad Cochran Marine Aquaculture Center (TMAC).

In an effort to expand strong academic programs in high-demand Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields, The University of Southern Mississippi will soon offer two new Bachelor of Science degrees through its College of Science and Technology.

University of Southern Mississippi Vice President for Finance and Administration Dr. Douglas Vinzant has announced the hiring of Krystyna Varnado as Associate Vice President for Human Resources. Varnado will be responsible for all aspects of human resources and serve as the University’s chief human resources officer.