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Southern Miss News – Tuesday, October 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 message includes news releases about the USM College of Business and Economic Development hosting its 5th Inspired Leaders Series and a preview of the 100th anniversary celebration of the University newspaper The Student Printz. In addition, geography and geology Professor Andy Reese is available to discuss a recent U.N.-sanctioned report on 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 ord.g.tisdale@usm.edu.

Today’s Top Story

USM College of Business and Economic Development to Host 5th Inspired Leaders Series

The College of Business and Economic Development at The University of Southern Mississippi is set to host its fifth Inspired Leaders Series this fall with the first presentation set for Oct. 25. The series is free and open to the public. 

Maxine Coleman, a retired executive from Mars, Incorporated, has been invited to engage students in conversations about what inspired her as a successful professional from 9:45 a.m. – 11 a.m. in Scianna Hall, McDonnell Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus.

http://news.usm.edu/article/usm-college-business-and-economic-development-host-5th-inspired-leaders-series

Additional News Release

USM to Mark School Newspaper’s 100th Anniversary Oct. 18

A century of student journalism will be recognized at The University of Southern Mississippi's (USM) 2018 Mass Communication and Journalism (MCJ) Symposium on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the university’s school newspaper, the Student Printz.

http://news.usm.edu/article/usm-mark-school-newspaper-s-100th-anniversary-oct-18

Photo/Video Opportunity

As part of national National Campus Sustainability Month, USM’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach is featuring a series of week-long events. Today, a Microplastics Presentation and Sample Viewing with EcoEagles will be held from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at the Fleming Education Center Room 104. To schedule coverage, contact Jenny Tate at 228.865.4574 or jenny.tate@usm.edu.

Media Expert Availability

A landmark report from the United Nations’ scientific panel on climate change suggests a strong risk of global crisis by the year 2040. USM geography and geology Professor Andy Reese is available today to discuss the report and the effects of climate change. 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?

Winning national scholarships is a proud tradition at USM. 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.

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.