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Job hunting has become easier and less stressful for students at The University of Southern Mississippi because of a new resource provided by Career Services.

Launched this summer, Handshake is an online recruitment tool for current students and alumni that helps connect qualified candidates with employers looking to fill open positions and internship opportunities. Through this new software system, employers can create accounts to post jobs for students to view.

The Mississippi Alpha Chapter of Pi Beta Phi Sorority at The University of Southern Mississippi will host its first “Wing Ching” fundraiser Monday, Oct. 16 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at its house on the Hattiesburg campus, benefitting its philanthropy “Read>Lead>Achieve!”

The Golden Eagle family is celebrating homecoming week at The University of Southern Mississippi, which will culminate in the Saturday, Oct. 14 Conference USA football matchup at 6 p.m. with the University of Texas at El Paso. Students, alumni, faculty and staff and friends of USM are invited to participate in the wide array of activities marking the occasion, with the homecoming theme “Behold the Gold.”

The Miss University of Southern Mississippi Scholarship Pageant will feature nine contestants vying for its crown Saturday, Oct. 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center on its Hattiesburg campus. The winner advances to the Miss Mississippi Pageant in Vicksburg next year.

The Alpha Omicron chapter of Phi Mu sorority at The University of Southern Mississippi will host its annual fall festival, BonnaMU, on Saturday, Sept. 23 from 2-5 p.m. at Spirit Park on the Hattiesburg campus. The event is a fundraiser for Batson Children’s Hospital in Jackson, Miss.

Destiney Morgan, a student in the Family Nurse Practitioner program at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been awarded the Eileen S. & Earl C. Whittemore Jr. Scholarship. The $2,500 award is administered through the Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce and the Mississippi Nurse’s Foundation.

University of Southern Mississippi undergraduate Latisha Swygert has been accepted to two national programs designed to promote diversity in psychology graduate education.

Students who wish to pursue a legal career will have the opportunity to meet with law school representatives and legal professionals during Pre-Law Week at The University of Southern Mississippi. Hosted by the Department of Political Science, International Development and International Affairs, Pre-Law Week will be held Sept. 11-14 on the Hattiesburg campus and Gulf Park campus of Southern Miss.

When the task before them seemed too daunting, Cam Kenney and Will Ford took inspiration from those with greater challenges to meet theirs to the end.

The University of Southern Mississippi is far and away the state’s leader in the securement of Gilman scholarships with eight more students earning the prestigious award in the past year. This brings the University’s total number of Gilman Scholars to 16 over the past two years, while Mississippi as a whole has produced 34.

Lalah McElhenney, left, a junior at The University of Southern Mississippi, helps her friend Tabitha Wilson, a senior, during Move-In Day Friday, Aug. 11 at the Hattiesburg campus. McElhenney and Wilson are both from Hickory, Miss. The first day of classes for the fall 2017 semester at USM is Aug. 16. (University Communications photo by David Tisdale)

University of Southern Mississippi graduate Brooke Boisseau of Hattiesburg, Miss., has been selected as a recipient of the Marcus L. Urann Fellowship by The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi — the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.

University of Southern Mississippi alums Bradley Floore and Stephen Broome received the Gold and Silver honors respectively at the annual convention of the Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA) last month. 

Brandon Bergeron, a junior at University of Southern Mississippi, has been selected to participate in the undergraduate portion of the Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship Program (MRPSP). He is the grandson of William and Rannah Rushing of Tylertown, Miss.     

Campus Link AmeriCorps at The University of Southern Mississippi recently received approximately $380,000 in federal funding for 2017-18 to continue its work providing tutoring and mentoring for disadvantaged youth through its public school and non-profit agency partnerships in the Pine Belt. The funding award comes through the Corporation for National and Community Service and the Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Service (MCVS).

Loretta Williams, a student in the Master or Professional Accounting program at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been awarded a Newton D. Becker Scholarship.

The College of Business chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) at The University of Southern Mississippi inducted 48 students and one faculty member this spring. Beta Gamma Sigma is a business honorary that recognizes academic excellence in business studies only at schools that are AACSB accredited (Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business).

This summer 13 USM undergraduates will receive financial support to pursue crucial pathway experiences that might have otherwise been difficult to pursue due to travel costs and other financial demands.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s graduate programs in School Psychology, Counseling Psychology and Clinical Psychology continue to enjoy a 100 percent internship placement rate for their doctoral students at some of the top American Psychological Association (APA)-accredited institutions in the U.S.

University of Southern Mississippi graduate student Victoria L Brown was recently selected as one of 30 students to participate in the National Communication Association’s (NCA) Doctoral Honors Seminar in Bowling Green, Ohio. She will be the first Southern Miss student to attend this particular program.

Recalling the adviser shortage she faced as a high school student in Independence, Mo., Abagail Williams takes immense pride in serving as a mentor to younger students while pursuing her doctoral degree in polymer science and engineering at The University of Southern Mississippi.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi College of Arts and Letters recently held its annual awards ceremony on the Hattiesburg campus of Southern Miss in the Thad Cochran Center Ballroom. Students were recognized for academic excellence at the event.

Spring commencement at The University of Southern Mississippi promises to be special for Willie Tubbs and Dr. David R. Davies, with Tubbs set to receive his Ph.D. and Professor Davies serving as commencement grand marshal.

A senior English Licensure major at The University of Southern Mississippi is the university’s winner of the Mississippi Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (MACTE) Outstanding Student Teacher Award. This prestigious annual award is delivered to students who display exceptional talent and dedication within their field of study.