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Southern Miss News – October 1, 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 the University’s Professional Sales Education Program earning a national ranking and the unveiling of a new merchandise trailer to be stationed at various outside venues. In addition, criminal justice Professor Alan Thompson is available to discuss the recent fatal shootings of three Mississippi law enforcement officers.

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

Today’s Top Story

USM Earns National Ranking for Professional Sales Education Program

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) has been ranked in the Top 50 Universities for Professional Sales Education in the United States in the 2017 Sales Education Foundation Annual Report. 

Southern Miss has been widely recognized for its 100 percent placement regarding the undergraduate Healthcare Marketing Program. Students have accepted sales positions at Eli Lilly, medical equipment companies, and in the veterinarian pharmaceutical industry, along with others. 


Additional News Release

USM Provides Bookstore Merchandise Trailer for Outside Sales Venues

In an effort to better accommodate University of Southern Mississippi patrons, Barnes & Noble bookstore has purchased a merchandise trailer that will be fully stocked and positioned at various outside sales venues around the Hattiesburg campus.


Photo/Video Opportunity

Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker will gather with staff at the DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi and dyslexia education specialists from throughout the city to proclaim October as Dyslexia Awareness Month in Hattiesburg. The event will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 10:30 a.m. at the DuBard School on USM’s Hattiesburg campus. To schedule coverage, contact Van Arnold or David Tisdale.

Media Expert Availability

Criminal Justice Professor Alan Thompson is available today to discuss the recent fatal shootings of three Mississippi law enforcement officers. Thompson’s current research project is titled: “Circumstances Surrounding the Felonious Killing of and Aggravated Assaults upon Law Enforcement Officers.” To schedule an interview, emailmediaexperts@usm.edu. For a full list of USM media experts visit:http://news.usm.edu/resource/usm-faculty-experts-media-requests.

Did You Know?

Southern Miss students have earned 21 Goldwater Scholarships, the most of any Mississippi institution. Scholarships are awarded to college sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue research careers in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering.

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.