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Southern Miss News – Monday, August 6, 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 an employer internship workshop scheduled for later this month on the Hattiesburg campus and a longtime Registered Piano Technician in the USM School of Music participating in an international piano institute.

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 to Host Employer Internship Management Workshop

Employers looking for advice on starting an internship program or hoping to improve upon an existing one will have an opportunity to gain insight into both by attending a Total Internship Management Workshop set for Aug. 22 at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus.

The workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Trent Lott National Center for Economic Development and Entrepreneurship. The event is being sponsored by USM, the Area Development Partnership, the Mississippi Society of Human Resource Management and the Center for Pathway Experiences at USM.

Additional News Release

USM Registered Piano Technician Participates in International Institute

Lonnie Young, Registered Piano Technician in The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Music, was among more than 670 attendees, including piano service specialists, manufacturers and suppliers from around the world who attended the 61st annual Piano Technicians Guild Convention and Technical Institute in Lancaster, Pa.


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USM’s College of Business and Economic Development has joined with the Small Business Administration and the Area Development Partnership to host a Small Business Roundtable from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. today, August 6 at Scianna Hall on USM’s Hattiesburg campus. The roundtable is designed to help the Small Business Administration in identifying challenges that small businesses face with federal regulations and statutes. To schedule coverage, call Van Arnold or David Tisdale.

Did You Know?

USM’s Medical Laboratory Science program is the sole source of medical laboratory scientists in South Mississippi with a 97% pass rate on the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) certification exam. 

Media Expert Availability
The University has a wide range of faculty who can offer expertise in their chosen fields. For a full list of USM media experts visit:http://news.usm.edu/resource/usm-faculty-experts-media-requests.

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.