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The continued hard work and progress exhibited by the Center for Military Veterans, Service Members and Families at The University of Southern Mississippi has led to prestigious recognition for the University from two national military publications.

 

Military Advanced Education & Transition (MAE&T) has awarded Southern Miss the designation of a Top School in its 2016 Guide to Colleges & Universities, measuring best practices in military and veteran education. Additionally, Victory Media Inc., a veteran-owned ratings entity whose work includes identifying organizations, including schools, which engage in practices supportive of active duty military, veterans and their families, has designated Southern Miss a Military Friendly School.

The Luckyday Foundation Citizenship Scholars Program at The University of Southern Mississippi has been selected for the Jon C. Dalton Institute on College Student Values 2016 Best Practices Award. The award will be presented during the Institute’s annual meeting Feb. 4-6 at Florida State University.

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 January, 2016.

 

Like most young adults, Antonio “Tony” Norwood is making plans for his future. He is deciding what courses to take in college, how to get his driver’s license, and what he wants to do for a career. What sets Norwood apart is that he has made a major effort to be a self-advocate to promote opportunities for others with disabilities.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s fall 2015 commencement speaker joined his audience as a new alumnus of the school.

Gregory Favre, former executive editor of the Sacramento Bee and a vice president for McClatchy Newspapers, addressed graduates at both ceremonies held at Reed Green Coliseum on the Hattiesburg campus. Approximately 1,300 students were candidates for degrees this fall.

A University of Southern Mississippi student was arrested Friday, Dec. 11 in connection with an incident reported to have occurred at the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity house on the Hattiesburg campus.

In taking her doctorate in history from The University of Southern Mississippi at commencement Dec. 11, Tonya De’Nee Blair also made history in the same year the school marked the 50th anniversary of its desegregation.

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 Master of Public Health at The University of Southern Mississippi ranks No.20 among the 30 most affordable public health master’s programs in a list compiled by Healthcare Administration Degree Programs.

eVerifile’s partner, The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4), offers the nation’s first comprehensive sport and special event security credential for front line venue and event staff.  

The masters in Sport Management online degree program at The University of Southern Mississippi has been ranked among the nation’s best in a recent report by OnlineColleges.net

University of Southern Mississippi doctoral students Dave Krzeminski and Nadine Lippa earned internships at Adidas headquarters in Germany.

Krzeminski and Lippa presented their research in the United Kingdom at the 2014 Conference of the International Sports Engineering Association (ISEA). After presenting, they were approached by the senior director of engineering at Adidas, Tim Lucas, and asked on the spot if they were interested in completing a six-month internship at the world headquarters in Herzogenaurach, Germany.

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.

Students from The University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of Theatre recently attended a special workshop at Mississippi State University in Starkville as part of the “Mississippi Cotton: Weaving Futures” partnership.

The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies’ advisory council, the Community Partnership Advisory Council (CPAC), was recognized at the 2015 Association for University Centers on Disability (AUCD) Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. on November 23.

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).

Career Services at The University of Southern Mississippi recently received a $2,500 gift from Enterprise Holdings Foundation.

An assistant professor and two graduate students from The University of Southern Mississippi recently were awarded a Love of Learning award worth $500 each from The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi — the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. The awards were given to 80 Phi Kappa Phi members nationwide.

The School of Music at the University of Southern Mississippi has been selected as an official site for the National String Project Consortium (NSPC). This coalition of string project sites based at colleges and universities across the United States is dedicated to increasing the number of children playing stringed instruments and addressing the critical shortage of string teachers across the country.

Since 2009, the Learning Enhancement Center (LEC) at The University of Southern Mississippi has hosted a free conference for educators on teaching and learning called Educators Connect.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Civic Chorale will present its holiday performances titled “Oh Light, Everlasting” on Friday, Dec. 11 and Sunday, Dec. 13.

 

The Chorale will perform Friday, Dec. 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the Fleming Education Center Auditorium on the Gulf Park campus (730 East Beach Boulevard) in Long Beach. A second performance will be held Sunday, Dec. 13 at 2 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (870 Howard Avenue) in Biloxi. 

 

Whether it’s for a college graduate or someone special this holiday season, the Pottery and Art Sale at The University of Southern Mississippi promises distinctive, one-of-a-kind artistry created by students in the University’s Department of Art and Design.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) is participating in the Audubon Nature Institute’s OCEARCH Shark Week Nov. 30 through Dec. 6 in New Orleans, La.

An American media magnate whose career began in the Magnolia State will serve as the fall 2015 commencement speaker at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Gregory Favre, a former executive editor of the Sacramento Bee and vice president for McClatchy Newspapers, will give the keynote address to graduates at two commencement exercises Friday, Dec. 11 at Reed Green Coliseum on the Hattiesburg campus.