Acclaimed actress and activist Jasmine Guy was the guest speaker for the annual Armstrong-Branch Distinguished Lecture Series at The University of Southern Mississippi, held Feb. 21 on the Hattiesburg campus. (Photo by Danny Rawls)
“Who are you? Who are you separate from your parents, your teachers? . . . I want you all to know yourselves,” stated acclaimed actress and activist Jasmine Guy at The University of Southern Mississippi’s 2017 Armstrong-Branch Distinguished Lecture Series.
On Feb. 21, many from the Southern Miss and Hattiesburg community gathered in Bennett Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus to hear Guy, best known for her role as Whitley Gilbert on the popular television sitcom A Different World, give an engrossing presentation titled “Making Your Own Different World” for the 2017 lecture series.
The University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Military Veterans, Service Members and Families honored the service of Maj. Gen. Rexford H. Dettre Jr. with the unveiling of a memorial plaque during a special ceremony held Monday, Feb. 27. Center Director Jeff Hammond (Maj. Gen. U.S. Army, retired) made the presentation alongside Dettre’s wife, Betty Dettre.
The College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi has maintained elite status internationally with re-accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). The accreditation covers a five-year period.
In recognition of Black History month, Dr. Mohamed Elasri, Associate Dean for The College of Science and Technology and Professor of Microbiology, has been awarded the Diversity Award for Excellence as part of the annual Diversity celebration sponsored by the Mississippi Board of Trustees of the State Institutions of Higher Learning.
On Saturday, March 4 the men of Delta Tau Delta and women of Pi Beta Phi at The University of Southern Mississippi, along with the Mississippi Chapter of Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, will host the annual Cystic Fibrosis-Hattiesburg 5K Run for Breath.
Cancer drug delivery, solar cell innovation, and developing a better helmet for U.S. Army soldiers — University of Southern Mississippi faculty and students are ambitious and innovative in their current research. Those projects promise to change, and in some cases, save lives. And the value of discoveries can be measured in numerous ways, including monetary.
Nearly 700 students came to the Southern Miss Career Fair last week in the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg Campus. There were nearly 100 employers in attendance ready to hire Southern Miss students and alumni.