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Southern Miss News – Tuesday, June 12, 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 the availability of history professor and U.S. foreign policy expert Heather Stur to analyze the historic U.S.-North Korea summit. Also included is a news release to announce the new director of the Institute for Disability Studies’ Family to Family Project.

Media inquiries can be directed to Van Arnold at 601.266.5568 or van.arnold@usm.eduor David Tisdale at 601.266.4499 or

Media Expert Availability

The historic summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea Dictator Kim Jong-un has concluded. USM history Professor Heather Stur is available today to discuss highlights and significant developments from the summit. Stur is an expert on U.S. foreign policy and relations. To schedule an interview, email For a full list of USM media experts visit:

News Release

LaVergne Named Director of IDS’ Mississippi Family to Family Project

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The Southern Experience Showchoir Choral Camp is continuing on the Hattiesburg campus today through Friday. The camp features a week of instruction dedicated to the art of show choir and choral music. Nationally recognized choreographers, music educators and composers are on hand to give campers the “Southern Experience” of a lifetime. Participants will sing and dance a complete show, and will learn concert choir music as well. To schedule coverage, contact David Tisdale or Van Arnold.