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Southern Miss News – Tuesday, November 6, 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 message includes news releases about the upcoming Three-Minute Thesis competition for graduate students and the USM Symphony Orchestra’s presentation of ¡Viva Mexico! set for Thursday, Nov. 8. In addition, political science Professor Ward Sayre is available to discuss the potential impacts from today’s med-term elections.

Media inquiries can be directed to Van Arnold at 601.266.5568 or or David Tisdale at 601.266.4499 or d.g.tisdale@usm.ed.

Today’s Top Story

USM Graduate School Set to Host Three-Minute Thesis Competition

Graduate students at The University of Southern Mississippi will have an opportunity to showcase their research and compete for significant prizes during the 5th Annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition set for Nov. 7-9 at the Trent Lott National Center on USM’s Hattiesburg campus.

Preliminary rounds will be held Nov. 7-8 from 2-5 p.m. with the finals set for Friday, Nov. 9 from 2-4 p.m. The competition invites graduate students to describe the significance of their thesis or dissertation to a general audience in three minutes or less.

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USM Symphony Orchestra presents ¡Viva Mexico! on Nov. 8

The University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra continues its 2018-2019 season with ¡Viva Mexico! on Thursday, Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus.

Photo/Video Opportunities

The University of Southern Mississippi School of Music presents its Guest Artists Series featuring trombonist Dr. Alex van Duuren on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 6 p.m. in Marsh Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus. This event is free and is open to the public. Dr. van Duuren is the Assistant Professor of Trombone at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. To schedule coverage, call Mike Lopinto at 601.266.5620,

Expert Availability

USM political science Professor Ward Sayre is available to discuss the potential impacts from today’s mid-term elections. To schedule an interview, email For a full list of University of Southern Mississippi media experts visit:

Did You Know?

USM is home to North America's flagship hydrographic science program, where students learn the science of measuring and depicting the parameters necessary to describe the precise nature and configuration of the seabed, its geographical relationship to the land mass, and the characteristics and dynamics of the sea. 

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