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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.

Accounting students at The University of Southern Mississippi will have a unique opportunity to interact with professionals in the field as part of a “Meet the Firms” event set for Thursday, Sept. 1 at the Trent Lott Center on the Hattiesburg campus.

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is widely regarded as one of the safest and most effective methods for treating children with autism. ABA methods allow children to achieve basic skills such as reading and conversing at an earlier age, and in some cases, more involved educational skills. 

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.

The Center for Community and Civic Engagement (CCCE) at The University of Southern Mississippi will join several organizations throughout the Pine Belt to participate in #WeAreHattie -- a citywide community service and outreach project set for Friday, Sept. 9 and Saturday, Sept. 10.

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.

College of Business faculty members at The University of Southern Mississippi got their Fall 2016 Semester kick-started on Monday, Aug. 22 with a special presentation from Paul Harper, regional sales manager for AT&T in North Carolina.

The University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Association, in conjunction with the Department of Athletics and local alumni chapters, recently hosted its annual Big Three Summer Parties across the state. Presented by Keesler Federal Credit Union, these events were held for Southern Miss alumni and fans to celebrate the upcoming 2016 Golden Eagle football season.  


“The excitement surrounding the University and Southern Miss Athletics this season is contagious,” said Lauren Richards, manager of constituent relations for the Southern Miss Alumni Association.

The University of Southern Mississippi will host seven influential scholars, artists, activists, and scientists in 2016 and 2017 as part of its featured lecture series, University Forum and the Armstrong-Branch Lecture. From an actress whose beloved characters have become part of our cultural legacy to a scientist who wants to change how we think about humans’ origins, this year’s speakers are guaranteed to spark conversations.

University of Southern Mississippi students, faculty, and staff were on hand Friday, Aug. 19 to help first-year students move into numerous residence halls on the Hattiesburg campus as the fall 2016 semester draws ever closer. The Move-In activities continue on Saturday.


The first full day of classes is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 24. To learn more about the fall 2016 semester, visit: https://www.usm.edu/registrar/fall-2016-full-term-academic-calendar


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The 6th annual WUSM Tailgate Concert Series will return this fall to The University of Southern Mississippi home football games with a great line-up of local and regional favorites of WUSM-Southern Miss Radio and its listeners.

Marathon and endurance event officials from across the country will converge on Dec. 12-14 in Biloxi, Miss. for the National Marathon Safety and Security Summit, hosted by The University of Southern Mississippi’s National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4).

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.

The DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi is hosting the 20th Annual DuBard Symposium: Dyslexia and Related Disorders on September 14-15, 2016 at the Cochran Center at the Southern Miss Hattiesburg campus.

As part of its continuing mission to make higher education accessible and affordable for military veterans, The University of Southern Mississippi is initiating a new program for the fall 2016 semester entitled: “Textbooks for Troops.”


The Office of Admissions at The University of Southern Mississippi is ramping up student recruitment efforts with a series of Go Gold Information Nights planned across the state in the coming weeks.


The University of Southern Mississippi recently honored 13 students with a ceremony for completing the rigorous, one-year hydrographic science program.


Family and friends gathered Aug. 4 in the Fleming Education Center (FEC) Auditorium on the University’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach to recognize 13 students who successfully completed the Master of Science degree in hydrographic science, which covers all aspects of geodesy and hydrographic science during a continuous 50-week curriculum.

The University of Southern Mississippi's Institute for Disability Studies, in collaboration with Metro Area Community Empowerment (MACE) Foundation, have teamed up to present this year's 40th Annual Wheelchair Softball World Series.

The Gulf Coast Library presents “3 Views,” a photographic exhibit now on display at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach.

“We do not fear the future, for we are the future,” was the theme featured on the inaugural Project SEARCH University of Southern Mississippi Class of 2016 graduation invitation.

The Sport Management degree program at The University of Southern Mississippi has been ranked among the nation’s most affordable programs by OnlineU, an education resource for ranking U.S. online college and universities.


The Southern Miss Alumni Association, in conjunction with The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Athletics and the Southern Miss South Central Mississippi Alumni Chapter, will host the 21st Annual Eagle Fanfare on Saturday, August 13 from 2 – 4 p.m. at the Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg.


Asbury Hall, future home of the College of Nursing at The University of Southern Mississippi, is growing ever closer to completion on the Hattiesburg campus.


According to University officials, the project is on track to be substantially finished by October, with classes scheduled to begin for the spring semester next year. Groundbreaking on the $31 million, state-of-the-art facility was held in September of 2014.