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August 14, 2017

Newly elected Student Government Association President Cameron Cloud wants Southern Miss to feel like home for all students.

Cameron Cloud is a junior biology and communication studies double major at The University of Southern Mississippi and the newly elected Student Government Association (SGA) president. Before being elected as president, Cloud served with the Freshman Forum and as an assistant director of Eaglepalooza. He is also a Luckyday Scholar and Honors College student.  We spent some time asking Cloud questions about his plans and goals as the new SGA president for the 2017-18 school year.  

February 14, 2017

By the time she reached her sophomore year in college, Dr. Sherita L. Johnson knew that she wanted to be an English professor.

Dr. Sherita L. Johnson is an associate professor of English at The University of Southern Mississippi, where she specializes in 19th-century African-American Literature, black women writers, Jim Crow literature and cultural studies. She has also taught study abroad courses of Caribbean literature in Jamaica with USM’s International Programs.

November 22, 2016

Dr. Westley "Lee" Follett, associate professor of history, stresses that education is valuable not because of where it might lead you but rather for what it makesyou.

Dr. Westley “Lee” Follett is an associate professor of history at The University of Southern Mississippi, who was recently named the University’s Teacher of the Year by the Mississippi Humanities Council. At the University’s Gulf Park campus, Follett specializes in religious history, with emphases on monasticism, hagiography, liturgy and manuscript studies, and a geographical focus on pre-Norman Ireland.

July 22, 2016

Southern Miss musician and instructor Mike Lopinto believes that life is about experiences and interactions.

Dr. Mike Lopinto is the PR/Marketing Coordinator for the School of Music at The University of Southern Mississippi. Under his professional leadership, Lopinto has brought a high level of recognition to the arts programs at the University, as well as the state of Mississippi.

March 28, 2016

Acclaimed history professor and author Dr. Andrew Wiest cannot imagine doing anything else with his life.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Dr. Andrew Wiest is a University Distinguished Professor of History at Southern Miss. He is also the founding director of the Dale Center for the Study of War and Society. In this special feature, Wiest shares some insight into his personal and professional achievements.

Q. What is your hometown and educational background?

September 2, 2014

SGA President Jeffrey George is dedicated to the idea of inspiring fellow students to get involved in campus activities and organizations.

Student Government Association President Jeffrey George plans to leave Southern Miss better than he found it by encouraging other students to reach to the top. George, of Covington, Louisiana, is a junior political science major pursuing a minor in marketing.

Q: What led you to attend The University of Southern Mississippi?

August 1, 2014

Our ability and willingness to come together and talk through issues will build a solid foundation for the University and the coastal community to become a much more economically progressive area.

As President of The University of Southern Mississippi, I am deeply troubled that USM’s commitment to meeting the needs of the Mississippi Gulf Coast has been called into question. I am aware of the historical tension surrounding access to higher education in the coastal community, and I respect each community member who has worked tirelessly to ensure that the coast is not marginalized or overlooked but is instead recognized as a critical region that deserves access to quality educational opportunities.

February 13, 2013

Dr. Rodney Bennett, incoming president at The University of Southern Mississippi, addresses a large group of students who turned out for a campus cleanup project on Wednesday, Feb. 13. The student-led project was coordinated in response to the EF-4 tornado that struck the Southern Miss campus and the Hattiesburg area on Sunday, Feb. 10.

If you cannot view the embedded video above, watch it on YouTube.

May 22, 2012

Dr. Steven Moser, recently named Dean of the College of Arts & Letters, says that spreading news about the college's attributes and achievements is a top priority.

Dr. Steven Moser was recently named Dean of the College of Arts & Letters at The University of Southern Mississippi. He has also served as director of the Pride of Mississippi and conductor of the Symphonic Winds. In this Q&A feature Moser reflects on his current responsibilities and outside interests.

Q: What is your hometown and educational background?

November 21, 2011

Dr. Chris Campbell, director of the School of Mass Communication and Journalism, says today's students will dictate the course of news media in the future.

Chris Campbell serves as the director of the School of Mass Communication and Journalism at Southern Miss. Recently, Campbell took a few moments to reflect on his current responsibilities and outside interests in a question-and-answer format.

Q: What is your hometown and educational background?

A: I’m from Dayton, Ohio. I have a BA in English from Webster University in St. Louis, an MS in mass communication from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and a Ph.D. in mass communication from Southern Miss.

October 18, 2011

Dr. Wendy Atkins-Sayre, director of the Speaking Center at Southern Miss, says there is no substitute for experience when it comes to speaking in public.

Dr. Wendy Atkins-Sayre is an assistant professor of communication studies and director of the Speaking Center at The University of Southern Mississippi. Recently, Atkins-Sayre took a few moments to reflect on her current responsibilities and outside interests in a question-and-answer format.

Q: What is your hometown and educational background?

A: I grew up in Portland, Texas. I have a BA and MA from Texas State University and a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia.

May 9, 2011

New Student Printz Executive Editor Mary Margaret Halford is following in her uncle's footsteps and enjoying every second of the journey.

Southern Miss sophomore Mary Margaret Halford was recently named the Executive Editor of the Student Printz campus newspaper. Recently, Halford took a few moments to reflect on her new role at the university and other interests in a question-and-answer format.

Q: What is your hometown and educational background?

January 16, 2019

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus premieres its spring 2019 Cultural Arts Series, "Representing the Experiences of Women, From the English Renaissance to Right Now," on Monday, Jan. 28 at 5:30 p.m. with a pop-up art exhibition and gallery talk. This is the first of three events in the Cultural Arts Series.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus premieres its spring 2019 Cultural Arts Series, "Representing the Experiences of Women, From the English Renaissance to Right Now," on Monday, Jan. 28 at 5:30 p.m. with a pop-up art exhibition and gallery talk. This is the first of three events in the Cultural Arts Series.

January 14, 2019

Barely two years old, an innovative faculty development initiative at The University of Southern Mississippi has blossomed into a resounding success.

 

USM’s ACUE (Association of College and University Educators) Faculty Development Institute is an intensive, 10-week program featuring participants engaged in a subset of ACUE’s Course in Effective Teaching Practices, which focuses on research-based techniques for promoting active learning, improving assessment techniques, and designing effective courses.

Barely two years old, an innovative faculty development initiative at The University of Southern Mississippi has blossomed into a resounding success.

USM’s ACUE (Association of College and University Educators) Faculty Development Institute is an intensive, 10-week program featuring participants engaged in a subset of ACUE’s Course in Effective Teaching Practices, which focuses on research-based techniques for promoting active learning, improving assessment techniques, and designing effective courses.

January 9, 2019

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Wind Ensemble and its conductor Dr. Catherine Rand will be performing at the College Band Directors National Conference on Wednesday, Feb. 20 in the Tempe Center for the Arts, Tempe, Arizona at 1:30 p.m. Admission is free.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Wind Ensemble and its conductor Dr. Catherine Rand will be performing at the College Band Directors National Conference on Wednesday, Feb. 20 in the Tempe Center for the Arts, Tempe, Arizona at 1:30 p.m. Admission is free.

Through a rigorous audition process, the USM Wind Ensemble was one of only 10 college ensembles to be chosen to perform at this national conference. It is a prestigious opportunity for the USM School of Music and University Bands.

January 8, 2019

The Arts Institute of Mississippi (AIM) at The University of Southern Mississippi is accepting nominations for the 2019 AIM Awards, which seek to recognize and honor high school level arts teachers, schools, and organizations that are making an impact through exemplary achievements in arts education throughout the state of Mississippi.

The Arts Institute of Mississippi (AIM) at The University of Southern Mississippi is accepting nominations for the 2019 AIM Awards, which seek to recognize and honor high school level arts teachers, schools, and organizations that are making an impact through exemplary achievements in arts education throughout the state of Mississippi.

The 2019 AIM Awards mark the 2nd year in which exceptional individuals, schools, and organizations will be honored for commendable service to students and/or community within Mississippi.

December 20, 2018

From the opening of new facilities, to a substantial enrollment increase, to success on the athletic fields, the year 2018 proved to be dynamic and memorable at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM).

From the opening of new facilities, to a substantial enrollment increase, to success on the athletic fields, the year 2018 proved to be dynamic and memorable at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM).

Paring the list of noteworthy accomplishments to a concise list is difficult at best, but listed below are some of the more distinguished highlights from the past year:

New Facilities Open

December 13, 2018

University of Southern Mississippi students Sumar Beauti, Jackson Jones, and Brielle Shegog have added their names to the growing list of Gilman Scholarship winners. This brings USM’s total of Gilman scholars over the past three years to 32.

 

University of Southern Mississippi students Sumar Beauti, Jackson Jones, and Brielle Shegog have added their names to the growing list of Gilman Scholarship winners. This brings USM’s total of Gilman scholars over the past three years to 32.

Beauti is a spring 2019 recipient, while Jones and Shegog are both early summer 2019 winners.

December 11, 2018

Opening the 2019 Spring semester, The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) English and Theatre programs will proudly host the 2019 Blaine Quarnstrom Playwright Series featuring playwright Robert Icke from Jan. 24 – 27.

Opening the 2019 Spring semester, The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) English and Theatre programs will proudly host the 2019 Blaine Quarnstrom Playwright Series featuring playwright Robert Icke from Jan. 24 – 27.

This limited engagement will include two public Q&A sessions regarding Icke’s artistic process and his reflection on the current industry trends on Jan. 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the Tatum Theatre and Jan. 25 at 10 a.m. in the Hartwig Theatre.

November 26, 2018

The University of Southern Mississippi Symphony presented its 2018-19 Themis Award to University Event Planner Carl Ledyard “Rusty” Rolison University during a special ceremony held earlier this month.

The University of Southern Mississippi Symphony presented its 2018-19 Themis Award to University Event Planner Carl Ledyard “Rusty” Rolison University during a special ceremony held earlier this month.

The award is presented annually to an outstanding USM administrator, professor, staff member, or other individual who has contributed to the success of this orchestra and its members.