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Southern Miss News – Friday, July 13, 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 the University’s Delta Gamma Sorority winning major awards at a national convention and the renowned USM Symphony Orchestra undergoing leadership changes. In addition, Dr. Heather Stur, associate professor of history, is available today to discuss President Trump’s recent visit to NATO.

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 Delta Gamma Sorority Earns Awards at Biennial Convention

The Delta Pi chapter of Delta Gamma sorority at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) took home four major awards from Delta Gamma’s 68th Biennial Convention, held recently in Phoenix. Criteria for the awards includes excellence in programming, retention, recruitment, and financial stability. Founded in 1873, Delta Gamma has 152 collegiate chapters and more than 200 alumnae chapters. More than 250,000 women having been initiated into the sorority. The Delta Pi chapter of Delta Gamma sorority at USM was founded in 1973.


Additional News Release

University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra Announces Passing of the Baton at 2018-19 Season

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Symphony Orchestra plans historic 99th concert season for 2018-19.  In the season, titled “Tribute,” the Symphony pays homage to a variety of composers, performers, conductors and cultures. With a renewed dedication to provide the very best in orchestral performances for our community and region, the orchestra transfers from the incredible leadership of Dr. Jay Dean to the interim direction of longtime collaborator, professor of music, Dr. Michael Miles.


Media Expert Availability

President Donald Trump recently completed a tumultuous two-day visit to NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) headquarters in which defense spending became a primary focal point. Dr. Heather Stur, associate professor of history, is available via phone today to discuss the historical context of NATO and the impact from Trump’s visit. 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 and/or Video Opportunities
The Marine Education Center at USM’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory is hosting a series of camps for students this summer. The popular Sharkheads Shark Fest camp (for grades 7-12) continues today and again next week. Spend a week learning all about one of the ocean’s apex predators. Shark Fest participants may encounter Atlantic sharp nose, bonnethead, blacktip, spinner, hammerhead and bull sharks. To schedule coverage, contact James Skrmetta at 228.872.4254.

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.