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Southern Miss News – Friday, June 22, 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 recent USM graduate being named a Phi Kappa Phi Fellow and a new grant program in the College Nursing designed to help patients in an underserved area of Hattiesburg. In addition, Dr. Chad Miller, associate professor in Economic Development, Tourism and Sport Management, is available to discuss Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling that allows states to collect income taxes from Internet retailers.

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

Southern Miss Graduate Elliott Named Phi Kappa Phi Fellow

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi — the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines — has named University of Southern Mississippi graduate Ariel Elliott a Phi Kappa Phi Fellow, awarding her $5,000 toward the first year of graduate or professional study.

Phi Kappa Phi currently awards six fellowships of $15,000 each and 51 fellowships of $5,000. USM has had nine fellowship recipients in the past decade, including a seven-year streak from 2009 to 2015.

Additional News Release

Grant Program Enables USM Nursing Faculty, Students to Help Underserved Patients

A grant made possible through the Asbury Foundation Distinguished Professor in Nursing fund is helping University of Southern Mississippi nursing faculty and students provide healthcare to an under-served area of Hattiesburg. Elizabeth Tinnon, assistant professor in the USM College of Nursing, along with several nursing students are lending assistance to the Fellowship Health Clinic (FHC), located on Edwards Street in southeast Hattiesburg.


Media Expert Availability

The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that states can compel retailers to collect sales taxes even if they don't have a physical presence in the state. Dr. Chad Miller, associate professor in Economic Development, Tourism and Sport Management, is available today to discuss the impacts of this important ruling. 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 de Grummond Children's Literature Collection is one of North America's leading research centers in the field of children's literature. The Collection holds the original manuscripts and illustrations of more than 1,300 authors and illustrators, as well as 180,000+ published books dating from 1530 to the present. The collection is located on the second floor of Cook Library on the Hattiesburg campus. To schedule coverage, call Van Arnold or David Tisdale.