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Southern Miss News – Monday, December 17, 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 message include news releases about a schedule of workshops in January of next year hosted by USM’s Small Business Development Center and a look ahead at the lineup for the 2019 University Forum Series.

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

Small Business Development Center Workshops Scheduled for January 2019

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in Hattiesburg will join forces with the Gulf Coast center to conduct a series of Business 101 workshops in January, 2019.

The SBDC programs are designed to assist small businesses and entrepreneurs with education and training opportunities for development of business plans and concepts. In addition, trained professionals at the center help clients secure small business loans for their ventures.

https://news.usm.edu/article/small-business-development-center-workshops-scheduled-january-2019

Additional News Release

Southern Miss Spring 2019 University Forum Schedule Set

The spring 2019 University Forum series at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) will feature some of the most influential writers, policy makers, and scientists in the U.S., whose work shines a light on things hidden to most of us. All spring 2019 University Forums will be held on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. on the Hattiesburg campus.

http://news.usm.edu/article/southern-miss-spring-2019-university-forum-schedule-set

Photo/Video Opportunity

Situated on 100 acres in Ocean Springs, USM’s Marine Education Center serves as the education and outreach arm of the University’s School of Ocean Science and Engineering and provides a unique experience for participants in a natural coastal setting. Included in the 32,000-square-foot facility are public exhibits, laboratories and meeting spaces, as well as outdoor learning experiences featuring trails, outdoor and floating classrooms, and a pedestrian suspension bridge. To schedule coverage, contact James Skrmetta at 228.872.4254 or james.skrmetta@usm.edu

Expert Availability

The University of Southern Mississippi provides a wide range of faculty experts who can address topics of local, national, and international interest. For a full list of USM media experts visit: http://news.usm.edu/resource/usm-faculty-experts-media-requests.

Did You Know?

As the leading research institution for the Gulf South, The University of Southern Mississippi educates nearly 15,000 students, supports approximately 7,000 jobs, and has an annual economic impact of more than $600 million on the state.

About The University of Southern Mississippi

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites in central and southern Mississippi, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 76 public universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Foundation’s "higher research activity" designation for doctoral universities, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and sport venue safety and security, among others. USM is also one of only 40 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of approximately 15,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 35 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 21 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit usm.edu.