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Southern Miss News – Wednesday, June 20, 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 a USM nursing instructor being chosen for an inaugural Apple Digital Innovation Bootcamp; a Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the National Center for Sports Safety and Security to Dennis Cunningham, Director of Security for the National Hockey League, and a grant program developed by USM's Center for Child Development. In addition, Dr. Edward A. Sayre, associate professor of Economics and Chair of the Department of Political Science, International Development and International Affairs, is available to discuss gas prices in the Pine Belt area.

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 Nursing Professor Chosen for Apple Digital Innovation Bootcamp

Rebecca Newton, assistant professor in the College of Nursing at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been chosen to participate in the inaugural AACN-Apple Digital Innovation Bootcamp: From Content to Action, set for July 9-12 in Austin, Texas. Newton is one of 30 nursing faculty from across the nation – and the only educator from Mississippi -- selected for the bootcamp.

In keeping with its strategic goal to serve as the driving force for innovation and excellence in academic nursing, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) launched the initiative to provide new opportunities for nursing faculty to leverage the latest technology to enhance learning in the classroom, laboratory, and clinical settings.

http://news.usm.edu/article/usm-nursing-professor-chosen-apple-digital-innovation-bootcamp

Additional News Releases

National Hockey League's Cunningham Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
http://news.usm.edu/article/national-hockey-league-s-cunningham-receives-lifetime-achievement-award

Center for Child Development Supporting USM Student Parents through CCAMPIS Project Grant
http://news.usm.edu/article/center-child-development-supporting-usm-student-parents-through-ccampis-project-grant

Media Expert Availability

Gas prices have remained a high levels in South Mississippi for several months now. Will they come down as the summer travel season gets into full swing? Dr. Edward A. Sayre, associate professor of Economics and Chair of the Department of Political Science, International Development and International Affairs, is available today to discuss the cause and effect of high gas prices. 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

Photo and/or Video Opportunities
USM’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory in Ocean Springs is holding its annual Sea Camp this week for students in grades 1-6. Participants explore coastal salt marshes with educators aboard the university research vessel, the Miss Peetsy B. Activities include live animal encounters with coastal wildlife and opportunities to fish, crab, seine and sieve. Students will participate in field trips appropriate for their ages, such as exploring beach habitats or a day at Ship Island. To schedule coverage, contact James Skrmetta at 228.872.4254.