November 21, 2017  

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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.

The Mississippi Department of Human Services (MDHS) has contracted with The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies (IDS) for the Mississippi Early Childhood Inclusion Center (MECIC). The MECIC is a statewide program that will provide quality training and technical assistance to early childhood educators who teach infant, toddler, and preschoolers and serve young children with disabilities in their childcare centers and preschool programs.

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) Board of Trustees reaffirmed the accreditation of The University of Southern Mississippi (USM), during its annual meeting in Atlanta, Dec. 3-6, 2016.

 

SACSCOC is the acknowledged accrediting body for degree-granting institutions (public, private for-profit and private not-for-profit) in the southeastern United States and is recognized by the United States Department of Education to conduct accreditation activities. SACSCOC, through a peer review process, conducts a comprehensive review of its nearly 800 member institutions every 10 years.

Richard Saniga, a retired professor from the University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, died Dec. 7. He was 71.  A private graveside service was held prior to his interment in Prairie Cemetery in Harrisville, Pa.

A strategic teaching initiative launched in September by The University of Southern Mississippi has enabled faculty participants to hone skills that will enhance their classroom instruction and foster student success.

 

The first major deadline of the Affordable Care Act open enrollment period is Thursday, Dec. 15. Uninsured Mississippians who want to enroll in quality, affordable health coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace must enroll by this date if they want their new coverage to begin Jan. 1. For consumers who need to renew their coverage, Dec. 15 is the deadline to choose a plan so they do not experience any gap in coverage for the start of 2017.

Janette Hreish, a graduate student in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been selected for a competitive internship in the Inpatient Rehabilitation Department at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

Sounds of the season will reverberate throughout the sanctuary at Main Street Baptist Church in Hattiesburg as The University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra presents its Holiday Choral Spectacular at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 6 and Thursday, Dec. 8.

 

Faculty and staff in the College of Nursing at The University of Southern Mississippi began moving into the spacious confines of their new home – Asbury Hall – on Monday, Nov. 21. The new building is located on the western edge of the Hattiesburg campus.

The School of Kinesiology at The University of Southern Mississippi will host a Doctoral Visit Day highlighting its Ph.D. programs on Monday, Dec. 12. The event is an opportunity for prospective doctoral students to meet with kinesiology faculty members, current doctoral students, tour research facilities and more.

Dr. Susan Mayfield-Johnson of The University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of Public Health has been honored as a 2016 Health Care Hero by the Mississippi Business Journal.

The College of Nursing’s Department of Advanced Practice at The University Southern Mississippi has been awarded a traineeship grant for nearly $350,000 through Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to fund 50 Advanced Practice Registered Nurses for the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 academic years.

The University of Southern Mississippi has been recognized as having one of the nation’s top online master’s in nutrition programs in rankings for 2016-17 by TopMastersinHealthcare.com. The USM program checked in at No. 13 on the list.

At the recent DuBard School Speakeasy, the DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi presented awards to four members of the community who have made a positive impact on the organization throughout the years.

College of Nursing students at The University of Southern Mississippi completed a service learning project recently in conjunction with a program to assist the homeless population of the Hattiesburg area.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Kinesiology, in conjunction with the College Athlete Network, will host a fully online graduate information fair Wednesday, Nov. 16 between 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. CT.

In celebration of the success of the Educate, Enroll, Empower (E³) Health Initiative, The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Social Work will host an open house at its downtown Hattiesburg location on Friday, Oct. 28 from 9-10:30 a.m.

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.

Southern Miss alumnus, U.S. Congressman Steven Palazzo, visited The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi on Wednesday, Oct. 12.

 

Students in the School of Kinesiology at The University of Southern Mississippi hosted their annual RecFest event Oct. 12 at Chain Park in Hattiesburg.

The College of Nursing’s Department of Advanced Practice at The University Southern Mississippi is achieving excellence in its nurse practitioner programs. The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program celebrated a 100 percent pass rate from the American Nurses Credentialing Center in the 2015 calendar year.

 

Elise Jordan, of Baton Rouge, La., a doctoral student in The College of Nursing at The University of Southern Mississippi, presented her poster titled “Nurse Martyrdom: A Concept Analysis,” at the Annual Evidence-Based Practice/Research last month in New Orleans.

Tomekia Earl, of Summit, Miss., and Tiffany Zyniewicz, of Seattle, Wash., both doctoral students in The College of Nursing at The University of Southern Mississippi, represented the University as Rising Stars at Sigma Theta Tau International’s Leadership Conference last month in Indianapolis, Ind.

The College of Nursing at The University of Southern Mississippi is set to graduate its second cohort of Nurse Anesthesia students in December. This current class consists of 19 students who began their doctoral endeavor in the spring of 2014.