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Sheena Allen knew the Silicon Valley CEO stereotype when she moved out west a few years ago. She knew that stereotype looked very little like her. She came from a different place and did not receive an Ivy League education.

 

She knew those differences could be — in marketing speak — her unique selling proposition. And it was clear that Sheena Allen Apps was never going to be the typical Silicon Valley tech company.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) and Northshore Technical Community College (NTCC) have entered into a Pathway to Applied Technology Bachelor of Science Agreement. This agreement establishes a transferable pathway for NTCC students to become eligible for direct admission into USM.

College of Business students at The University of Southern Mississippi will have an opportunity to hear from one of the country’s top executives when R. Chad Gober, vice president of finance for the McKesson Corporation, visits the Hattiesburg campus on Thursday, Nov. 9. The appearance, set for 5:30 p.m. at Scianna Hall, is sponsored by the Financial Management Association at USM.

The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies currently has grant funds available statewide for people with disabilities and their families interested in becoming homeowners. A community grant workshop will be held Friday, November 10, from 4:30 to 5:30 at the Bountiful Blessings Community Room at 2363 Carrollton Road in Grenada.

College of Business students in sport marketing at The University of Southern Mississippi were treated to a presentation recently by Miranda Black, Director of Tickets and Communications for the Mississippi Braves baseball organization.

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.