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Southern Miss News – Thursday, August 2, 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 a news release announcing new officers for the Partners for the Arts. In addition, psychology Professor Michael Madson is available to discuss the growing drug addiction crisis in the U.S. and why relapse occurs so often.

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

Partners for the Arts Announces New Chair, Board Member Additions

Partners for the Arts recently announced Ron Hancock, alumnus of The University of Southern Mississippi, as chair for 2018-2019. Five recent board member additions were also announced.

Hancock, an American-born composer, arranger and performer, earned his Bachelor of Music degree with an emphasis in Arts Administration from Southern Miss in 1993. He moved to Atlanta, Ga., to pursue a career in the music industry, where he landed a position in corporate sales & marketing with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

Media Expert Availability
The recent drug overdose of pop star Demi Lovato has focused increased attention on drug addiction treatment and relapse. USM psychology Professor Michael Madson is available today to discuss the proliferation of drug addiction in the U.S. and the reasons why relapse after treatment occurs so frequently. To schedule an interview, contact David Tisdale or Van Arnold. 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

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.