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Graduate students at The University of Southern Mississippi will have an opportunity to showcase their current thesis and dissertation efforts as part of the challenging Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition to be held on the Hattiesburg campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Police Department is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of a program to maintain national accreditation by verifying it meets professional standards.

The Saturday Gifted Studies Program at The University of Southern Mississippi will be held Jan. 20- Feb. 17, 2018 on the Hattiesburg campus. The application deadline is Nov. 27.  

As Halloween approaches, many Mississippians prepare to be spooked by friends and neighbors with frighteningly realistic haunted houses and other ghostly tricks, but nothing can be scarier than having your personal data compromised in real life.

 

Mississippi Public Universities are observing National Cyber Security Awareness Month with training for staff members on best practices for managing data and avoiding phishing scams.

The various ways segregationists in Mississippi fought to silence the voices of civil rights activists will be the subject of a panel discussion, titled “Massive Resistance in Mississippi” Thursday, Nov. 16 at 6 p.m. in the Cook Library Art Gallery at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg.
                         

 

Several members of the TRIAD AmeriCorps program at The University of Southern Mississippi served as volunteers for the Hub City Special Olympics held earlier this month at Camp Shelby.

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop Saturday, Nov. 11, for any residents in Panola and surrounding counties interested in buying a home.

High school students from across the Pine Belt participated in demonstrations, quizzes, and other activities in celebration of Mole Day on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at USM sponsored the event.

The Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) master’s degree program at The University of Southern Mississippi is marking a variety of accomplishments, just two years after it was established.

Twelve students from across Mississippi presented their research at the 2017 Southeast Regional IDeA Conference in Morgantown, West Virginia earlier this month.

The University of Southern Mississippi is partnering with three other major universities on a unique initiative designed to benefit mid-level to senior level economic development practitioners.

Dr. Karen L. Cox, professor and founding director of the graduate public history program at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, will be among a group of historians providing testimony at a briefing for the U.S. Congress on the history of Civil War monuments. The briefing, organized by the National History Center, will be held Monday, Oct. 23 beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C. 

Job hunting has become easier and less stressful for students at The University of Southern Mississippi because of a new resource provided by Career Services.

Launched this summer, Handshake is an online recruitment tool for current students and alumni that helps connect qualified candidates with employers looking to fill open positions and internship opportunities. Through this new software system, employers can create accounts to post jobs for students to view.

Two history professors at The University of Southern Mississippi gathered leading scholars of women and minorities in the military to investigate military integration. They sought to answer three questions: “Why and how did the military change the way it dealt with service personnel who were not white, heterosexual men between World War II and the present?”; “How did minorities and women adapt to being part of an institution that had once been closed to them?” and “How similar was the military experience of African Americans, Japanese Americans, Native Americans, women and LGB+ people?”

More than 100 high school students from the Pine Belt area will congregate on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus Monday, Oct. 23 in celebration of Mole Day – a day devoted to the wonders of chemistry.

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop Saturday, Oct. 28, for any residents in Forrest and surrounding counties interested in buying a home.

The University of Southern Mississippi will celebrate the rich and vibrant culture of Hispanic and Latino Americans during Hispanic Heritage Week, slated for Oct. 23 – 28 on the University’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

Registered Nurses (RNs) are essential for creating a healthier Mississippi and a healthier nation. For increased quality care, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) says one way to secure our state and nation’s health care is by increasing the number of nurses with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree.

Get the costumes ready, bring a big bag for the goodies, and bring your little ghosts, ghouls, and goblins for a Spooky Hollow Halloween event.

At the recent DuBard School Speakeasy, the DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi presented awards to three members of the community who have helped the organization throughout the years.

A firsthand account of the life of an undocumented immigrant in America is the topic for the next program in the fall 2017 University Forum series at The University of Southern Mississippi.

The University of Southern Mississippi School of Music’s production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera has completely sold out. Capacity crowds will enjoy this mega-hit musical October 26 – Nov. 4 in the Mannoni Performing Arts Center.

The University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Association recognized former presidents of the organization during a special event held on Sept. 29, 2017, in the historic Ogletree House on the Hattiesburg campus. More than 60 people attended the dinner, including 19 former presidents of the Alumni Association.

 

Students at The University of Southern Mississippi now have the opportunity to use the free Pocket Points mobile app that incentivizes them to not use their phone in class.

 

Pocket Points works by partnering with local and online businesses to offer student incentives, like free food or other discounted items, that students can earn when they don’t use their mobile phone in the classroom.