February 21, 2017  

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High school cadets from the Jackson Public Schools System and the Mobile County Public Schools System will take part in the first JROTC STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Invitational set for Nov. 4-5 at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus.

Faculty and students from The University of Southern Mississippi recently attended the 34th annual Gulf South History and Humanities Conference in Mobile, Ala.

 

The Institute for Disability Studies (IDS) at The University of Southern Mississippi will sponsor a Haunted House and Fall Carnival Oct. 28 and 31.

Select faculty at The University of Southern Mississippi are currently participating in a national development initiative designed to dramatically expand the use of evidence-based teaching practices shown to promote college student completion and success.

Over the past year, The University of Southern Mississippi has dedicated time and effort to further developing its online degree programs. These efforts have paid off with Affordable Colleges Online (ACO) recognizing Southern Miss as the best in the United States for its ability to bring academic excellence to online students with a more manageable price tag.

 

Online at Southern Miss offers academically rigorous, quality online degree programs that include support for students, even though they are not physically on campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi will host the fourth annual Mississippi Geospatial Conference October 20-21 on the University’s Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach.

The University of Southern Mississippi Department of History, through sponsorship from the Mississippi Humanities Council, is hosting an instructional workshop on National History Day in Mississippi on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Southern Miss Gulf Park Campus.

In conjunction with The University of Southern Mississippi’s Campus Sustainability Month during October, Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) will host a discussion on climate change Wednesday, Oct. 12, on the University’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

In a partnership between The University of Southern Mississippi and the Mississippi Veterans Affairs Board (MSVAB), a new service position has now come available on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach to be of assistance to military veterans along the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Biloxi native and University of Southern Mississippi alumna Christy Pickering will appear in a self-entitled presentation called “Girl, You Deserve Better: A Night with Christy Pickering” Wednesday, Sept. 21, at the University’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. 

 

As part of a concerted Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), Eagles Engaged, The University of Southern Mississippi has selected April Gonzalez as Director of Pathway Experiences after completion of a national search.

The University of Southern Mississippi was visited by American energy expert Dr. Jay Hakes last week for a dialogue concerning the consumption and expansion of energy in a panel discussion and lecture held at the University’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

Science Café on the Coast, a collaboration among The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Library, Harrison County Library System, Long Beach Public Library and Hancock County Library System, will host “Flesh-Eating Bacteria: Separating Facts from Fiction about Vibrio!” on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 6 p.m. at the Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library.

The University of Southern Mississippi has enrolled the most academically talented freshman class in the institution’s recorded history for the third year in a row. The highest recorded ACT scores and grade point averages for incoming freshmen; record enrollment at the University’s Gulf Park campus and other coastal locations; and an increase in new students show that USM’s ongoing efforts to recruit and retain high-achieving students are proving successful.

 

For the seventh straight year, the median grade point average for first-time, full-time freshmen at Southern Miss is the highest ever recorded – 3.33, compared to 3.27 in fall 2015. The average ACT score of new freshmen also increased from 22.73 in fall 2015 to 22.94 this year.

Economic Driver. Employment Generator. Community Partner. The University of Southern Mississippi fills many roles for the state of Mississippi above and beyond its primary mission as an educator and research leader. And the extent to which it successfully fills those roles has now been revealed.

 

The results of an independent economic and social impact study are in, and USM officials have announced the University generates $603.3 million per year in Mississippi.

The University of Southern Mississippi will present leading American energy expert Jay Hakes in a panel discussion and formal lecture Thursday, Sept. 8, on the University’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

Accounting students at The University of Southern Mississippi took full advantage of an opportunity to interact with prospective employers during a “Meet the Firms” event held Sept. 1 at the Trent Lott Center on the Hattiesburg campus.

University of Southern Mississippi students, faculty and staff are lacing up their shoestrings in preparation for Health and Fitness Week, beginning today, Sept. 6 through Sept. 9, at the University’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. 

University of Southern Mississippi film students were offered the opportunity to capture history this summer in a developing documentary detailing a space relic’s journey from Louisiana to Mississippi.

 

In early June, 13 basic and advanced film studies students from the University’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach began filming the voyage of a forgotten spacecraft known as the S-IC-15, or Saturn V rocket stage, from NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans to the INFINITY Science Center in Pearlington.

The University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Association is excited to announce its lineup for pre-game tailgates during the 2016 Golden Eagle football season.

 

In conjunction with the Eagle Club, the Alumni Association will host four Eagle Landing tailgates, sponsored by Triton Stone Group, First Bank, ServiceMaster Restore by Charley Wallace, Jason Wesley – State Farm and Hederman Brothers.

The University of Southern Mississippi prides itself on having one of the most diverse student bodies in the region, if not the nation. The University’s campuses in Hattiesburg and in Long Beach host students from all corners of Mississippi, every region in the United States and more than 70 foreign countries. Approximately 37 percent of the University’s students are from underrepresented groups.

The University of Southern Mississippi will celebrate its annual Welcome Week event Aug. 29 to Sept. 2, to welcome new incoming freshmen and transfer students to the University’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

First-year University of Southern Mississippi student Ashley Hite characterized her emotions as both “excited, but a little nervous” while waiting for class to begin Wednesday morning on the opening day of the fall 2016 semester.

 

Hite, a Soso, Miss., native, is a transfer student from Jones County Junior College in Ellisville who plans to major in Elementary Education. She joined hundreds of students crisscrossing the Hattiesburg campus for the first official day of classes. Classes also began Wednesday on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Civic Chorale is in search of new members to join its community choir.

 

Based on the University's Gulf Park campus in Long Beach, the Southern Miss Gulf Coast Civic Chorale is a local community singing group organized and orchestrated through the University’s School of Music.