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Southern Miss News - Monday, November 19, 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 includes news releases about a USM student capturing the grand prize in a faith-based national video competition and a USM student selected to receive a scholarship from The National Association of Women in Construction.

Media inquiries can be directed to Van Arnold at 601.266.5568 or van.arnold@usm.edu or David Tisdale at 601.266.4499 ord.g.tisdale@usm.edu.

Today’s Top Story

USM Student Captures $20,000 Grand Prize in National Video Contest

University of Southern Mississippi film student Kyle Churchwell knew he had a compelling idea for national contest. He had no way of knowing how impactful his short video would become.

Churchwell, a Lucedale, Miss, native joined forces with his brother Jaron to enter the Film Your Faith competition sponsored by Faith Counts, a leading multi-faith online platform. The contest requires participants to submit videos of two minutes or less showcasing the power of faith in a positive light.

http://news.usm.edu/article/usm-student-captures-20000-grand-prize-national-video-contest

Additional News Release

USM international student recognized by The National Association of Women in Construction

University of Southern Mississippi student Shelsea Perez, a senior majoring in Architectural Engineering Technology, was selected as the state recipient of a scholarship from a local chapter of The National Association of Women in Construction this fall.

http://news.usm.edu/article/usm-international-student-recognized-national-association-women-construction

Photo/Video Opportunity

The Gulf Coast Library at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach is hosting “The Gulf of America,” an art exhibit featuring the work of award-winning Bay St. Louis artist Herb Willey. Sixty original transparent watercolor paintings, set on the Gulf Coast, will be on display until Tuesday, Nov. 22. To schedule coverage, contact Jenny Tate at 228.865.4574 or jenny.tate@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?

Southern Miss is home to the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) – the nation’s leader in sports security management research and solutions. 

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 16 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit usm.edu.