August 17, 2017  

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Bob Hopkins, chief of police at The University of Southern Mississippi, will readily accept all the help he can get when it comes to protecting the sprawling Hattiesburg, Miss., campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s electronic message board at the corner of Hwy. 49 and Hardy St. has been upgraded as part of an initiative to accommodate fiber switching necessary to connect The Garden and main Southern Miss telecommunication infrastructure. The updated board is set to begin operation on Wednesday, Oct. 6.

When she inquired about a teaching position with The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Education and Psychology more than 20 years ago, Mary Beth Evans wasn’t lacking in experience.

By then, she already had half a century of service in the field of education, from working as a teacher in a rural country day school to high school principal to professor at universities in the Midwest. But even after she and her husband retired to Hattiesburg, she still longed to continue working in her chosen field.

An expert on the cultural origins of New Orleans will present at The University of Southern Mississippi’s University Forum Tuesday, Oct. 5 at 6:30 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium.

Mike Forster, dean of the College of Health at The University of Southern Mississippi summed up the significance of the recently completed Public Health Symposium with a succinct, yet profound, declaration.

“No state needs to focus on health more than Mississippi,” said Forster.

Kelly Hill of Gretna, La., was selected to serve as a College of Health Ambassador for the 2010-11 academic year at The University of Southern Mississippi. 

Students are selected to represent the College of Health as an Ambassador based on the student’s academic achievement and leadership qualities. Ambassadors represent the college at a variety of campus and community events and are dedicated to expanding the College of Health by increasing the college student body and promoting health and excellence through research, teaching, and service.

Grammy award-winning trumpeter Terence Blanchard will kick off Homecoming weekend at The University of Southern Mississippi Oct. 7 in the Mannoni Performing Arts Center.

Avigilon, the performance and value leader in high definition and megapixel video surveillance systems, announced today that the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at the University of Southern Mississippi has deployed the Avigilon HD Surveillance System as a permanent laboratory tool for the purpose of studying techniques to mitigate the security risks inherent with large spectator sport venues.

Nurses from several Gulf South and Mid-South states will converge in Hattiesburg Oct. 7-9 for the second Biennial Region 8 Conference of the international nursing honor society – Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI).