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Southern Miss News – Friday, August 10, 2018

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Welcome to the daily email for media members that includes news and notes from The University of Southern Mississippi. Today’s email includes news releases about a cohort of graduate students earning their master’s degrees in the Hydrographic Science program; history Professor Andrew Wiest taking on a dual role this fall as he prepares to teach a college-level course to student at Hattiesburg’s Sacred Heart High School, and USM student Anthony Wenzel winning the Human Capital Development Most Outstanding Undergraduate Award. In addition, Marine Science Professor Jessica Pilarczyk is available to discuss the effects that natural disasters – such as hurricanes – have on our environment.

Media inquiries can be directed to Van Arnold at 601.266.5568 or van.arnold@usm.edu or David Tisdale at 601.266.4499 or d.g.tisdale@usm.edu.

Today’s Top Story

USM’S Master of Science in Hydrographic Science Program Honored in Graduation Ceremony

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) celebrated nine students in a graduation ceremony held Aug. 2 for their completion of the Master of Science in hydrographic science program.

The program, worth 36 graduate credit hours, provides students with technical and practical expertise in advanced hydrographic methods and standards. The advanced curriculum covers all aspects of geodesy and hydrographic science.

Additional News Releases

Wiest Teaching Dual Enrollment History Course at Local High School

Dr. Andrew Wiest, distinguished professor of history at USM, will take on a dual role this fall as prepares to teach a version of USM’s world civilizations course to students at Hattiesburg’s Sacred Heart High School. Students in the class earn college credit while meeting requirements for high school graduation.


Wenzel Earns Human Capital Development Most Outstanding Undergraduate Award

University of Southern Mississippi (USM) student Anthony Wenzel was recently awarded the Human Capital Development Most Outstanding Undergraduate Award for the 2017-18 academic year.


Media Expert Availability

Marine Science Professor Jessica Pilarczyk has conducted extensive research on how natural disasters affect our environment. With hurricane season approaching its peak time, Pilarczyk is available today to discuss the potential for hurricanes along the Gulf Coast. To schedule an interview, email mediaexperts@usm.edu. For a full list of USM media experts visit: http://news.usm.edu/resource/usm-faculty-experts-media-requests.

Photo/Video Opportunity

The 23rd annual Eagle Fanfare will be held on Saturday, August 11, from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. at the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg campus. Southern Miss coaches, athletes, cheerleaders and Seymour will be on hand to help kickoff the 2018 football season as they visit with Golden Eagle fans.

Did You Know?

USM’s undergraduate elementary teacher preparation program is ranked in the top 3 percent in the nation according to the National Council on Teacher Quality. 

About The University of Southern Mississippi

Founded in 1910, The University of Southern Mississippi is a comprehensive doctoral and research-driven university with a proud history and an eye on the future. A dual-campus university, Southern Miss serves students on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, in addition to five teaching and research sites in Mississippi and through Online at Southern Miss. Since 2006, our students have collected three Truman Scholarships and 18 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. USM students also lead Mississippi with 21 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Our Drapeau Center for Undergraduate Research affords our students meaningful research opportunities, and as a proven leader in innovation, we conduct transformative research that translates into real-world solutions. As one of only 36 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music, we are a haven for creativity and artistic expression. In the classroom or lab, on the playing field, or in the performance hall, we strive to have a positive impact not only on our students, but also the world around us. Further information is found at usm.edu.