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August 26, 2016

Dr. Suzanne McKee-Waddell’s long history of working with exceptional students makes her the clear-cut choice to serve as interim director of the Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Dr. Suzanne McKee-Waddell’s long history of working with exceptional students makes her the clear-cut choice to serve as interim director of the Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies at The University of Southern Mississippi.

During her 30-year career McKee-Waddell has served in numerous educational roles in Mississippi. She has held various facilitator roles in the elementary, middle, and academically gifted classrooms of the state’s educational system, while also teaching undergraduate and graduate courses on the university level.

August 19, 2016

The College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi will feature some new faces among its faculty when the 2016-17 academic year begins on Wednesday, Aug. 24.

The College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi will feature some new faces among its faculty when the 2016-17 academic year begins on Wednesday, Aug. 24.

The five new additions include:

August 4, 2016

The Society for Science & the Public recently announced that ­­­­University of Southern Mississippi Professor Dr. Douglas Masterson has been accepted into the Society’s 2016-2017 Advocate Grant program. Masterson is one of 31 Advocates selected from 240 applications from 45 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and Guam.

The Society for Science & the Public recently announced that ­­­­University of Southern Mississippi Professor Dr. Douglas Masterson has been accepted into the Society’s 2016-2017 Advocate Grant program. Masterson is one of 31 Advocates selected from 240 applications from 45 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and Guam.

July 25, 2016

University of Southern Mississippi Vice President for Finance and Administration Dr. Douglas H. Vinzant has announced the selection of Dr. Latonya Guillory as Director of Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity, effective August 8, 2016. The appointment follows a national search.

University of Southern Mississippi Vice President for Finance and Administration Dr. Douglas H. Vinzant has announced the selection of Dr. Latonya Guillory as Director of Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity, effective August 8, 2016. The appointment follows a national search.

July 14, 2016

The College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi will have three new department chairs in place when the 2016 fall semester begins – although each is certainly no stranger to the college, or the University.

 

The College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi will have three new department chairs in place when the 2016 fall semester begins – although each is certainly no stranger to the college, or the University.

July 8, 2016

Officials at The University of Southern Mississippi did not have to look far in finding a new executive director for the Moffitt Health Center on the Hattiesburg campus.

 

Dr. Melissa Brown Roberts, who has served as assistant director for the past five years, has been named the University’s health services leader following the retirement of Dr. Virginia Crawford last month. Crawford had served in that capacity since 1989.

Officials at The University of Southern Mississippi did not have to look far in finding a new executive director for the Moffitt Health Center on the Hattiesburg campus.

Dr. Melissa Brown Roberts, who has served as assistant director for the past five years, has been named the University’s health services leader following the retirement of Dr. Virginia Crawford last month. Crawford had served in that capacity since 1989.

June 27, 2016

The legacy of James “Jim” S. Franks, senior research scientist at The University of Southern Mississippi, was featured Saturday, June 18 as guests gathered at the Point Cadet Marina in Biloxi to celebrate the commissioning of the University’s newest research vessel.

The legacy of James “Jim” S. Franks, senior research scientist at The University of Southern Mississippi, was featured Saturday, June 18 as guests gathered at the Point Cadet Marina in Biloxi to celebrate the commissioning of the University’s newest research vessel.

Naval flags danced in the breeze along the R/V Jim Franks as Southern Miss faculty, local and state officials, and marine science experts took the stage to honor the newest vessel and its namesake.

June 16, 2016

Dr. Shannon Campbell, Director of the Trent Lott National Center for Economic Development and Entrepreneurship at The University of Southern Mississippi, participated in the U.S. Army War College 62nd Annual National Security Seminar in Carlisle, Pa., June 6-9.

Dr. Shannon Campbell, Director of the Trent Lott National Center for Economic Development and Entrepreneurship at The University of Southern Mississippi, participated in the U.S. Army War College 62nd Annual National Security Seminar in Carlisle, Pa., June 6-9.

June 15, 2016

University of Southern Mississippi Assistant Director of University Communications and Gulf Park Campus Communication Officer Jenny Tate was recently elected president of the College of Public Relations Association of Mississippi (CPRAM).

University of Southern Mississippi Assistant Director of University Communications and Gulf Park Campus Communication Officer Jenny Tate was recently elected president of the College of Public Relations Association of Mississippi (CPRAM).

Tate was voted unanimously to serve as the 2016-17 president during the annual CPRAM statewide conference held May 23-24 at the Gulf Hills Hotel and Conference Center in Ocean Springs, Miss.

June 14, 2016

Identifying solutions to some of Mississippi’s most pressing problems was the focus of the “Advancing Mississippi: Research for a Better Mississippi for More Mississippians” Conference held last week in Jackson.

 

Identifying solutions to some of Mississippi’s most pressing problems was the focus of the “Advancing Mississippi: Research for a Better Mississippi for More Mississippians” Conference held last week in Jackson.

University of Southern Mississippi faculty members and students delivered presentations during the conference. Five Southern Miss students earned recognition for their research papers.

May 12, 2016

University of Southern Mississippi Police Capt. Lisa Carter has been recognized by The Hattiesburg Hundred as part of the group’s inaugural push to honor area law enforcement officers and first responders.

University of Southern Mississippi Police Capt. Lisa Carter has been recognized by The Hattiesburg Hundred as part of the group’s inaugural push to honor area law enforcement officers and first responders.

Carter was presented her award during the first annual ceremony held earlier this month at the Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg. Each year, members of the Hattiesburg Hundred will meet for an annual dinner to join with the heads of agencies who will each select an honoree from their force to receive special recognition for meritorious service. 

May 6, 2016

The University of Southern Mississippi has selected Dr. Cyndi Huff Gaudet to represent the University as Grand Marshal during the 2016 Spring Commencement ceremonies for the Hattiesburg and Gulf Park campuses, May 13 and 14.

The University of Southern Mississippi has selected Dr. Cyndi Huff Gaudet to represent the University as Grand Marshal during the 2016 Spring Commencement ceremonies for the Hattiesburg and Gulf Park campuses, May 13 and 14.

Nominated by colleagues and students, the Grand Marshal award is bestowed upon a Southern Miss faculty member with a minimum of 10 years of experience. The awardee is selected based on their research, teaching and service to the University and will serve as Grand Marshal during commencement ceremonies for one calendar year.

May 4, 2016

The Department of Human Capital Development at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus hosted its third annual awards ceremony Friday, April 29 on the University’s campus in Long Beach. 

The Department of Human Capital Development at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus hosted its third annual awards ceremony Friday, April 29 on the University’s campus in Long Beach. 

Held in the Hardy Hall University Club, the awards ceremony recognized students, alumni and community partners for their outstanding performance and service to the Department of Human Capital Development.

May 2, 2016

University of Southern Mississippi Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Steven R. Moser has announced the appointment of Dr. Casey Malone Maugh Funderburk as Associate Provost for the Gulf Park Campus, effective May 10.  Maugh Funderburk’s appointment is pending IHL Board approval.

University of Southern Mississippi Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Steven R. Moser has announced the appointment of Dr. Casey Malone Maugh Funderburk as Associate Provost for the Gulf Park Campus, effective May 10.  Maugh Funderburk’s appointment is pending IHL Board approval.

April 28, 2016

The College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi honored students and faculty during its annual Awards Ceremony held Friday, April 22 in the Scianna Hall McDonnell Auditorium.

The College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi honored students and faculty during its annual Awards Ceremony held Friday, April 22 in the Scianna Hall McDonnell Auditorium.

Overall, for Spring 2016, the college honored 48 students with 60 awards.  In addition there were two faculty awards presented: Dr. Steven Stelk--Joseph A. Greene Excellence in Teaching Award, and Dr. Leisa Flynn—Louis K. Brandt Publication Award. 

Student Awards:

Parker Adamson -- Finance Faculty Award

April 26, 2016

University of Southern Mississippi Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Steven R. Moser has announced the appointment of Dr. Maureen Ryan as Dean of the College of Arts and Letters, effective May 1. Ryan’s appointment is pending IHL Board approval.

University of Southern Mississippi Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Steven R. Moser has announced the appointment of Dr. Maureen Ryan as Dean of the College of Arts and Letters, effective May 1. Ryan’s appointment is pending IHL Board approval.

April 20, 2016

The University of Southern Mississippi represented well at the annual state conference for the Public Relations Association of Mississippi (PRAM), held April 6-8 in Jackson, taking home nine awards, including a sweep of the competition’s top prizes. The Judges’ Choice Award, the Professional Achievement Award and the Student of the Year Award, were among the honors won by USM.

The University of Southern Mississippi represented well at the annual state conference for the Public Relations Association of Mississippi (PRAM), held April 6-8 in Jackson, taking home nine awards, including a sweep of the competition’s top prizes. The Judges’ Choice Award, the Professional Achievement Award and the Student of the Year Award, were among the honors won by USM.

April 12, 2016

Dr. Faye Gilbert, dean of the College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been recognized with the inaugural “Dean of the Year” award by Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) honor society.

 

Dr. Faye Gilbert, dean of the College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been recognized with the inaugural “Dean of the Year” award by Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) honor society.

The new award honors one outstanding dean who made significant contributions to the success of the Beta Gamma Sigma chapter at his/her respective school, while also supporting the society’s mission throughout the course of the academic year. 

March 8, 2016

The 11th International Conference on the Evolution of Language (Evolang) will be held March 21-24, 2016 in New Orleans, La. University of Southern Mississippi faculty members will represent the University at this biennial meeting.

The 11th International Conference on the Evolution of Language (Evolang) will be held March 21-24, 2016 in New Orleans, La. University of Southern Mississippi faculty members will represent the University at this biennial meeting.

The conference’s local organizing committee is chaired by Dr. Heidi Lyn, assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at Southern Miss.

February 29, 2016

Dr. Cyndi Gaudet, Chair and Professor in the Department of Human Capital Development at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus, led a group of faculty, students and alumnus as participants in the 2016 Academy of Human Resource Development International Research Conference in the Americas Feb. 18-22 in Jacksonville, Fla.

Dr. Cyndi Gaudet, Chair and Professor in the Department of Human Capital Development at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus, led a group of faculty, students and alumnus as participants in the 2016 Academy of Human Resource Development International Research Conference in the Americas Feb. 18-22 in Jacksonville, Fla.

February 18, 2016

Dr. Kevin Greene, associate professor of Interdisciplinary Studies and History at The University of Southern Mississippi, received special recognition today (Feb. 18) by the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning during a Black History Month celebration in Jackson.

Dr. Kevin Greene, associate professor of Interdisciplinary Studies and History at The University of Southern Mississippi, received special recognition today (Feb. 18) by the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning during a Black History Month celebration in Jackson.

The IHL Board celebrates Black History Month each year by honoring university faculty and staff from the state’s eight public institutions of higher learning, along with one distinguished community leader.

February 16, 2016

Challenged to develop a plan for combating obesity and health issues in Mississippi, a team of students from The University of Southern Mississippi devised a strategy that propelled them to victory in the second annual Social Business Challenge competition held earlier this month in Jackson.

Challenged to develop a plan for combating obesity and health issues in Mississippi, a team of students from The University of Southern Mississippi devised a strategy that propelled them to victory in the second annual Social Business Challenge competition held earlier this month in Jackson.

February 12, 2016

The University of Southern Mississippi has named Robert D. Gholson its new General Counsel, effective March 7, 2016, pending completion of a successful background check. Mr. Gholson will succeed Jon Mark Weathers, who won the post of Circuit Court Judge, Place 2, in last November’s election.

The University of Southern Mississippi has named Robert D. Gholson its new General Counsel, effective March 7, 2016, pending completion of a successful background check. Mr. Gholson will succeed Jon Mark Weathers, who won the post of Circuit Court Judge, Place 2, in last November’s election.

February 12, 2016

Samantha McCain, APR, recently joined The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi as the new communications coordinator.

Samantha McCain, APR, recently joined The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi as the new communications coordinator.

McCain, a resident of Hattiesburg, has extensive experience in strategic planning and tactical implementation with a variety of industries. Prior to joining The Children’s Center, she was employed with The Focus Group as the public relations and content manager, where she managed strategic communication plans and content messaging for a variety of clients.