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The boat launch at the University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, which has been open for public use during weekends, will close March 11 due to the beginning of a construction project.

With deadlines approaching to apply for financial aid and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach will host FAFSA Day by offering free sessions for high school seniors and college students who need assistance to complete federal and state forms for college financial aid.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach will host a special SHOWCASE event on Tuesday, March 8 highlighting the myriad opportunities for prospective undergraduate students and their families. The event will be held from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The University of Southern Mississippi has been rated as a 2016 Top Military Friendly Online College – one of only 81 to receive that designation nationally – by Military Advanced Education & Transition (MAET).

Dr. Cyndi Gaudet, Chair and Professor in the Department of Human Capital Development at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus, led a group of faculty, students and alumnus as participants in the 2016 Academy of Human Resource Development International Research Conference in the Americas Feb. 18-22 in Jacksonville, Fla.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach has been recognized as a Platinum Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association. This is the only Platinum Level designation awarded to a Gulf Coast business or organization in 2016.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in Hattiesburg will join forces with the Gulf Coast center to conduct a series of Business 101 workshops in March.

Inspired by the theme, “Rise Up, O Flame,” The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Civic Chorale will perform two concerts this weekend that celebrate the spirit of those who have given their lives to the recovery of Hurricane Katrina -- both in death and life.

Students from 15 different high schools will converge on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory in Ocean Springs early Saturday for the 2016 Hurricane Bowl.

As part of an ongoing commitment to student engagement and success, The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business will host a multi-faceted Executives On: Lecture Series over the next three months at the University’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

The University of Southern Mississippi Research Foundation and Pelagic Research Systems are announcing the signing of a joint asset and expertise collaboration. The pairing of resources in the Gulf of Mexico will greatly expand ocean research capabilities for offshore works.

Nationally recognized speakers and round table discussions will highlight the 3rd Annual Gulf Coast ADVANCE faculty retreat set for Friday, Feb. 26 at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Cedar Point research facility in Ocean Springs.

A $196,800 grant from the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation is helping to extend a culture of wellness on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. The extension of the Health is Golden campaign, originally launched on USM’s campus in Hattiesburg, is providing recreational activities, wellness programs and educational services to students, faculty and staff.

 

On Thursday, February 11, Southern Miss officials launched the Health is Golden at Gulf Park campaign with a check presentation by the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation to the University.

The R/V Jim Franks made its way from New Iberia, La. after a 12-hour journey to the Point Cadet Marina in Biloxi last week. The 60-foot research vessel is the newest addition to The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) fleet and will replace the R/V Tom McIlwain, which is being retired later this year.

 

Planning for the R/V Jim Franks began in 2012 with the actual on-site construction at the GEO Shipyard beginning in early 2015.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s doctoral program in Clinical Psychology has been ranked among the nation’s Top 50 graduate programs by the resource guide CounselingPsychology.org. The Southern Miss program stands at No. 13 in the national rankings.

Live Oak Writing Project teacher consultants Sarah Bailey and Jennifer Butler have successfully mentored three students to prestigious writing awards by the Eudora Welty Foundation. The students were participants in a Scholastic Writing Workshop held last fall and sponsored by the Live Oak Writing Project (LOWP).

The University of Southern Mississippi’s online master’s degree program in Political Science has been recognized as one of the nation’s foremost in a recent ranking by TheBestSchools.org.

The spring semester at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) will touch a wide variety of interests and enjoyments, with more than 100 course offerings planned.

External funding for research and sponsored programs at The University of Southern Mississippi totaled $72,976,047 for fiscal year 2015 – a 24.1 percent increase from the previous year.

 

Primary funding for FY 2015, which covers the time period of July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015, came from federal agencies (64 percent). Business and industry awarded the next largest percentage (25 percent). For FY 2014, Southern Miss received $58,790,269 in research and other sponsored program funding.

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the most prestigious award in journalism, The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus will host several Pulitzer Prize winners for a panel discussion on Jan. 21 at 5 p.m. in the Hardy Hall Ballroom.

 

Frustration fueled inspiration which led University of Southern Mississippi professor Scott Milroy to author his first textbook -- “Field Methods in Marine Science: From Measurements to Models,” available now and published through Garland Science.

The Gulf Research Program of the National Academies of Sciences awarded a project led by University of Southern Mississippi researchers with $507,000 in data synthesis grants. The two-year grant will go towards a project working to advance marsh preservation and restoration in the northern Gulf of Mexico.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business co-sponsored the Minority Women Entrepreneurs’ Forum on December 1, 2015 at the Island View Casino Beach Tower in Gulfport, Miss.

After three arduous years of classroom and clinical requirements, 18 students have excelled to become the inaugural graduates of the Nurse Anesthesia Program in The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Nursing.

 

The graduates will receive their doctorate of nursing practice during the University’s 2015 Fall Commencement ceremony on Friday, Dec. 11 at Reed Green Coliseum on the Hattiesburg campus. Having completed the program, the graduates are eligible to take the national certification exam to become Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA).