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Southern Miss News – Monday, January 28, 2019

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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 includes news releases about the Alumni Association launching a community service initiative and a preview of the Dale Center’s McCarthy Lecture Series featuring a presentation by Dr. Jeremy Black entitled “The World of James Bond: The Life and Times of 007.”

NOTE: University officials are monitoring a winter weather system that has the potential to impact the Hattiesburg area later tonight and early Tuesday. More information can be found here:

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Today’s Top Story

Southern Miss Alumni Association Launches Community Service Initiative

On Saturday, Feb. 23, University of Southern Mississippi alumni across the Southeast are invited to participate in community service as part of the Southern Miss Alumni Association’s Doing GOLD Work initiative.

Held on the same day as the University’s annual community service day, The Big Event, alumni have the opportunity to serve their local communities while representing Southern Miss.

Additional News Release

Dale Center’s McCarthy Lecture Series Returns Jan. 29 with “The World of James Bond: The Life and Times of 007”

“Spy Games: War and Espionage in the 20th Century” is the theme for the 14th annual Dale Center for the Study of War and Society’s Richard McCarthy Lecture Series, featuring a presentation by Dr. Jeremy Black Tuesday, Jan. 29 entitled “The World of James Bond: The Life and Times of 007.” This free event will be held at 6 p.m. in the Liberal Arts Building, room 108 on the Hattiesburg campus.

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The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus premieres its spring 2019 Cultural Arts Series, "Representing the Experiences of Women, From the English Renaissance to Right Now," today at 5:30 p.m. with a pop-up art exhibition and gallery talk. This is the first of three events in the Cultural Arts Series. The exhibition will feature works by Mississippi Gulf Coast artists Paulette Dove, Ellen Ellis Lee and Julia Reyes. Following the unveiling of the exhibition, USM professor Jennifer Torres, MFA, will present a 6 p.m. exhibition talk entitled “Women, Art, and Society.” To schedule coverage, contact Jenny Tate at 228.865.4574 or

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The University of Southern Mississippi provides a wide range of faculty experts who can offer insights on various newsworthy topics. To schedule an interview, For a full list of USM media experts visit:

Did You Know?

The University of Southern Mississippi is home to the only blue crab hatchery in production in the U.S.

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 130 universities in the nation to earn the CarnegieClassification of Institutions of Higher Education’s "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity” designation, 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