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Southern Miss News – Thursday, February 7, 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 upcoming Visual Arts Revelry hosted by USM’s School of Performing and Visual Arts and a preview of the McCarthy Lecture Series, featuring USM Associate Professor of History Allison Abra.

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 School of Performing and Visual Arts Revelry Set for this Month

The University of Southern Mississippi School of Performing and Visual Arts presents its inaugural Revelry event, a multi-arts project that boasts over 40 events on Feb.15-23 at various locations.

The USM School of Performing and Visual Arts will dedicate nine days to special programming of artistic and creative activities, including master classes, workshops, guest and visiting artists, family-friendly events, and formal productions.


Additional News Release

Associate Professor of History Abra to present for McCarthy Lecture Series Feb. 12

The 14th annual Richard McCarthy Lecture Series at The University of Southern Mississippi  continues Tuesday, Feb. 12 when associate professor of history Dr. Allison Abra presents “Those Very Gallant Women: Gender and Espionage in World War II Europe." Presented by USM’s Dale Center for the Study of War and Society, this program will be held at 6 p.m. in the Liberal Arts Building, room 101, on the Hattiesburg campus.


Photo/Video Opportunity

The University of Southern Mississippi will host its annual Arbor Day celebration on Friday, Feb. 8, at 1 p.m. with the unique edible orchard serving as the event site and focus of the ceremony. The orchard is located just south of the Payne Center on the Hattiesburg campus. Originally planted in 2016, the expanded orchard will include 16 new additions of fruit trees and berry bushes, including plum, olive, avocado, satsuma, and trellised apple trees, plus blueberries, grapes, and muscadine bushes. To schedule coverage, contact Van Arnold or David Tisdale.

Expert Availability

The University of Southern Mississippi provides a wide array of faculty experts who can offer insights on newsworthy topics. To schedule an interview, email mediaexperts@usm.edu. For a full list of USM media experts visit:http://news.usm.edu/resource/usm-faculty-experts-media-requests

Did You Know?

With a research focus on the Gulf of Mexico and a fleet of five vessels, The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Ocean Science and Engineering offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in marine and coastal sciences.

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 usm.edu.