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Southern Miss News – Thursday, August 9, 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 about a USM graduate student earning a prestigious Public Company Accounting Oversight Board scholarship. In addition, geography Professor Mark Puckett is available to discuss the effects of climate change.

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

USM Graduate Student Earns Public Accounting Scholarship

University of Southern Mississippi graduate student Kameshia Mays has been awarded a prestigious, merit-based scholarship from the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) for 2018-19. Mays is currently pursuing her Masters of Public Accounting degree.

A native of Greenville, Miss., Mays graduated this past May from USM with an undergraduate degree in accounting. She was nominated for the PCAOB scholarship by members of the accounting faculty within the University’s College of Business and Economic Development.

Geography Professor Mark Puckett is available today to discuss climate change and how it affects the nation’s weather patterns. To schedule an interview, contact Van Arnold or David Tisdale. For a full list of USM media experts visit: http://news.usm.edu/resource/usm-faculty-experts-media-requests.

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The 23rd annual Eagle Fanfare will be held on Saturday, August 11, from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. at the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg campus. Southern Miss coaches, athletes, cheerleaders and Seymour will be on hand to help kickoff the 2018 football season as they visit with Golden Eagle fans.

Did You Know?

The Southern Miss College of Nursing has the first and only Nurse Anesthesia Program in 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.