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The University of Southern Mississippi has 104 graduates on the nursing staff at Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi, which recently received the nation’s top honor for nursing excellence. The Magnet designation is granted by the credentialing center of the American Nurses Association and considered worldwide as the "ultimate seal of quality."

 

Only 7 percent of hospitals in America have earned Magnet recognition. Baptist is the only hospital in Mississippi to receive this designation.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Civic Chorale will conclude its 22nd concert season with songs from popular theatrical productions in “Broadway Traditions,” scheduled for May 12 and 14.

The University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra presents the winners of the William T. Gower Scholarship Competition in its last concert of the season, Future Stars, on Thursday, May 4, at 7:30 p.m. at Main Street Baptist Church in Hattiesburg.

 

Abagail Bryant looks forward to enhancing the skills she’s gained as a psychology major at The University of Southern Mississippi by serving as a mentor for fellow students in the fall 2017 semester as a Psychology Scholar.

University of Southern Mississippi future Hacking for Defense (H4D) program students heard from guest speaker and advisor Major General, (Ret.) Buford Blount III during a special presentation last week on the Hattiesburg campus. Blount is a Southern Miss graduate and was commissioned from the ROTC program as an armor officer in 1971.

You may think you know something about Mississippi. But what you may not know is that students from around the nation are finding their way to Mississippi, through online learning.

The University of Southern Mississippi held its annual Awards Day ceremony for students, faculty and staff at the University’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach on Tuesday, April 25. The ceremony recognizes award recipients for their outstanding scholastic performance and service to the University.

William Carey University has presented University of Southern Mississippi (USM) President Rodney D. Bennett with an honorary degree for his work in communities across south Mississippi, including his leadership of USM’s response to a January 2017 tornado that struck William Carey.

We’ve all seen or heard the conventional rap on collegiate student-athletes: preferential treatment while taking the easiest courses offered. At The University of Southern Mississippi, that long-held stereotype has been expelled.

 

Enter Cameron Tom, Picasso Nelson Jr., Parker Adamson, Brittany Taylor, and Randall Dias II – scholarship student-athletes who are making distinct marks in the highly demanding banking and finance program. With just two weeks remaining in the 2017 spring semester, this group owns five of the 10-highest GPA’s among banking and finance seniors.

The School of Kinesiology at The University of Southern Mississippi is updating the application process for two of its online master’s programs.

Two University of Southern Mississippi Honors College students recently participated in Posters on the Hill, an event in which 60 undergraduates from nearly every state in the nation shared their research with legislators and administration officials in the U.S. Capitol April 25-26.

As part of his graduate thesis at The University of Southern Mississippi, theatre student Corey Bradberry is directing an American classic play that has spoken to many generations - Arthur Miller's The Crucible - which was the first production performed in USM's Martha Tatum Theatre in 1999.

Terri (Cookie) Smith, DBH, MSW, social worker and service coordinator at The Children's Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi, was chosen recipient of the 2017 Woman of the Year award April 23 by the Jasper County chapter of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clibs (NANBPWC).

The College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi honored students and faculty during its annual Awards Ceremony held Friday, April 21 in the Scianna Hall McDonnell Auditorium. A reception followed the ceremony. Southern Farm Bureau Insurance sponsored the event.

Jerry B. DeFatta Jr., Executive Director of the Alumni Association at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been named to the prestigious Top 50 Under 40 list for 2017 by the Mississippi Business Journal. Honorees were recognized during a ceremony held Thursday, April 21 at the Old Capitol Inn in Downtown Jackson, Miss.

The Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences' Doctor of Audiology program at The University of Southern Mississippi held its annual White Coat Ceremony on Friday, April 22 at the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg campus.

 

With seven successful conferences already under their belts, officials at the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi expect the eighth edition to be even better with the addition of several new highlights this year.

The School of Social Work at The University of Southern Mississippi recently teamed up with Kids Hub, a child advocacy center, to create a pinwheel garden on the Hattiesburg campus to raise awareness about services the agency provided during 2016.

As the spring 2017 semester comes to an end, students at The University of Southern Mississippi will notice two key changes in dining on the Hattiesburg campus.

As the first research and development center specifically focused on sport event security management, The University of Southern Mississippi’s 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 staff: the Certified Sport Venue Staff (CSVS) certification.

Representatives from the Mississippi Early Childhood Inclusion Center (MECIC) at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Institute for Disability Studies have been invited to speak at the 2017 National Early Childhood Inclusion Institute hosted by the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Local residents are invited to attend a Wag n’ Walk fitness event at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus, Saturday, April 29. 

The work of students in The University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of Art and Design will be on display April 25 - May 12 in the Gallery of Art and Design, located in the George Hurst Building on the Hattiesburg campus, for the annual Senior Show in Graphic Design and Sculpture. The show’s opening reception is set for April 25 from 5-7 p.m., and the public is invited.

Leading human resource development through research was the focus of this year's Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) International Research Conference, held last month in San Antonio, Texas.