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Southern Miss News – Tuesday, August 28, 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 news releases about the vast array of artifacts on file in Special Collections at USM’s McCain Library & Archives and Golden Eagle Welcome Week activities. In addition, political science Professor Joseph Weinberg is available to discuss the preliminary trade agreement between the United States and Mexico.

Media inquiries can be directed to Van Arnold at 601.266.5568 or or David Tisdale at 601.266.4499 or

Today’s Top Story

USM’s Special Collections Offer Intriguing Look at State’s History

Imagine a treasure trove of artifacts so vast that you could not accurately pinpoint the exact number of items on hand. Such is the cavernous amount of historical memorabilia stored in the Special Collections wing of The University of Southern Mississippi’s McCain Library & Archives.

From a hardcover copy of “Aesop’s Fables” printed in 1530, to an original manuscript of “A Wrinkle in Time,” to a campaign poster for then-presidential candidate Abraham Lincoln, USM’s collection of historical material is uniquely special.

Additional News Release

Freshmen, New Students Participate in Golden Eagle Welcome Week

The University of Southern Mississippi prepared a welcome nest for its newest flock of Golden Eagles this past weekend. Golden Eagle Welcome Week (GEWW) is the official welcome event for first-year students to Southern Miss, along with Move-In Days for residence halls. GEWW takes place during the week prior to the start of fall semester classes starting.

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Day and night classes for the 2018 Fall Semester begin on Wednesday at the Hattiesburg and Gulf Park campuses. To schedule coverage, contact Van Arnold or David Tisdale.

Media Expert Availability

On Monday, President Trump announced a preliminary trade agreement between the United States and Mexico. USM political science Professor Joseph Weinberg is available today to discuss the potential impacts from the proposed agreement. To schedule an interview, email For a full list of USM media experts visit:

Did You Know?

In 2017, the College of Nursing celebrated 50 years of providing high-quality healthcare education to our communities.  Since the inaugural class of 1967, the USM nursing program has produced more than 8,000 graduates, while evolving into a national leader in health care research, community service, and innovative best practices. 

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