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August 23, 2011

Larry Fedora, the fourth-year head football coach at Southern Miss, likes the idea of working with blueprints.

If he wasn’t coaching football, Larry Fedora says he’d love to work as a builder. Many football prognosticators believe he’s done just that with the 2011 edition of the Golden Eagles, constructing a team that should vie for this year’s Conference USA title.

The head coach of the Southern Miss football team took a few moments recently to discuss the upcoming season.

Q: How is the team looking going into the 2011 campaign?

August 15, 2011

A native New Yorker, Richard "Dick" Vogel has found a comfortable, rewarding home as Executive Director of the Southern Miss Eagle Club.

Richard "Dick" Vogel serves as Executive Director of the Eagle Club and Associate Director of Athletics at The University of Southern Mississippi. Vogel, who once commanded U.S. Army troops in Germany, took a few moments recently to reflect on his current responsibilities and outside interests in a question-and-answer format.

Q: What is your hometown and educational background?

October 11, 2018

LYON, France – Senior police officials from 22 countries are participating in a hands-on training course next week in order to prepare for evacuation challenges in securing major sporting events.

 

Taking place on October 16-19, the three-day course, Evacuation Challenges for Major International Sporting Events, has been developed and co-organized by The University of Southern Mississippi’s National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) and INTERPOL's Project STADIA.

LYON, France – Senior police officials from 22 countries are participating in a hands-on training course next week in order to prepare for evacuation challenges in securing major sporting events.

Taking place on October 16-19, the three-day course, Evacuation Challenges for Major International Sporting Events, has been developed and co-organized by The University of Southern Mississippi’s National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) and INTERPOL's Project STADIA.

October 9, 2018

Marathon and running/endurance event officials from across the country will converge on Dec. 11-13 in Orlando, Fla. for the fifth annual National Marathon and Running Events Safety and Security Summit, hosted by The University of Southern Mississippi’s National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4).

Marathon and running/endurance event officials from across the country will converge on Dec. 11-13 in Orlando, Fla. for the fifth annual National Marathon and Running Events Safety and Security Summit, hosted by The University of Southern Mississippi’s National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4).

October 9, 2018

The University of Southern Mississippi welcomes the Dixie Darlings for Homecoming, Friday, Oct. 19 through game day, Saturday, Oct. 20 at The Rock. Dixie Darling alumnae rehearse and perform with the current Dixie Darlings and The Pride of Mississippi for the Homecoming halftime show.

The University of Southern Mississippi welcomes the Dixie Darlings for Homecoming, Friday, Oct. 19 through game day, Saturday, Oct. 20 at The Rock. Dixie Darling alumnae rehearse and perform with the current Dixie Darlings and The Pride of Mississippi for the Homecoming halftime show.

This unique event is an important part of homecoming tradition as it includes many generations of Dixie Darlings performing once more at The Rock. Over 64 years of Dixie Darlings will be represented.

October 2, 2018

In response to the constantly evolving threat to mass spectator gatherings and public assembly areas, The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi conducts adaptable and responsive comprehensive training courses that are designed to build resilience in communities and venues.

In response to the constantly evolving threat to mass spectator gatherings and public assembly areas, The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi conducts adaptable and responsive comprehensive training courses that are designed to build resilience in communities and venues.

September 28, 2018

In an effort to better accommodate University of Southern Mississippi patrons, Barnes & Noble bookstore has purchased a merchandise trailer that will be fully stocked and positioned at various outside sales venues around the Hattiesburg campus.

In an effort to better accommodate University of Southern Mississippi patrons, Barnes & Noble bookstore has purchased a merchandise trailer that will be fully stocked and positioned at various outside sales venues around the Hattiesburg campus.

Kathy Hayman, general manager of Barnes & Noble @ Southern Miss, notes that the trailer will be used primarily during athletic events. The new trailer has a large opening that allows customers to shop with a full view of merchandise.

September 21, 2018

Legendary USM quarterback and NFL Hall of Famer Brett Favre spoke to attendees of a Transition Camp that wrapped up today (Friday, Sept. 21) at the University. Approximately 125 students from schools in Lamar, Forrest, and Jones counties participated in the unique camp.

 

Sponsored by the Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services, the camp was designed to help students make a more successful move from high school to careers or college. Students had the opportunity to interact with Favre following his address.

(Photos by Kelly Dunn)

Legendary USM quarterback and NFL Hall of Famer Brett Favre spoke to attendees of a Transition Camp that wrapped up today (Friday, Sept. 21) at the University. Approximately 125 students from schools in Lamar, Forrest, and Jones counties participated in the unique camp.

 

Sponsored by the Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services, the camp was designed to help students make a more successful move from high school to careers or college. Students had the opportunity to interact with Favre following his address.

September 4, 2018

The University of Southern Mississippi Pride of Mississippi Marching Band will welcome hundreds of area band students, their directors and families to All-South Marching Band Day on Saturday, Sept. 8. Participants will experience a full day of activities with the Pride, culminating in a performance at M.M. Roberts “The Rock” Stadium.

The University of Southern Mississippi Pride of Mississippi Marching Band will welcome hundreds of area band students, their directors and families to All-South Marching Band Day on Saturday, Sept. 8. Participants will experience a full day of activities with the Pride, culminating in a performance at M.M. Roberts “The Rock” Stadium.

All-South Marching Band Day is a proud tradition held by The Pride where high-school level musicians get a fantastic opportunity to experience collegiate marching band.

July 25, 2018

The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business and Economic Development, in conjunction with the University’s National Center for Spectator Sports Safety & Security (NCS4), recently created a video highlighting opportunities for the defense industry in sport security.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business and Economic Development, in conjunction with the University’s National Center for Spectator Sports Safety & Security (NCS4), recently created a video highlighting opportunities for the defense industry in sport security.

July 9, 2018

Dr. Alan Thompson, Associate Professor and Distinguished Teaching Fellow in the School of Criminal Justice, Forensic Science and Security, has been named The University of Southern Mississippi’s NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR).

Dr. Alan Thompson, Associate Professor and Distinguished Teaching Fellow in the School of Criminal Justice, Forensic Science and Security, has been named The University of Southern Mississippi’s NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR).

June 27, 2018

Six outstanding professionals will be recognized for their leadership in addressing safety and security issues as part of the 2018 National Sports Safety and Security Conference and Exhibition set for July 10-12, in Louisville, KY.

Six outstanding professionals will be recognized for their leadership in addressing safety and security issues as part of the 2018 National Sports Safety and Security Conference and Exhibition set for July 10-12, in Louisville, KY.

This year’s theme is Enhancing Situational Awareness in the sports safety and security industry. More than 450 security professionals and 60 vendor exhibits are expected for the national conference.

June 25, 2018

The Southern Miss Alumni Association, in conjunction with the Department of Athletics and the Central Mississippi Alumni Chapter, has announced the date for the 35th Annual Jackson All-Star Party sponsored by First Bank and Atmos Energy. All Southern Miss fans are invited to visit with Southern Miss coaches, athletes, cheerleaders and Seymour on Thursday, July 19 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Mississippi Trade Mart in Jackson, Miss.

The Southern Miss Alumni Association, in conjunction with the Department of Athletics and the Central Mississippi Alumni Chapter, has announced the date for the 35th Annual Jackson All-Star Party sponsored by First Bank and Atmos Energy. All Southern Miss fans are invited to visit with Southern Miss coaches, athletes, cheerleaders and Seymour on Thursday, July 19 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Mississippi Trade Mart in Jackson, Miss.

June 25, 2018

A total of 10 sport and entertainment facilities will be recognized for their leadership in addressing safety and security issues as part of the 2018 National Sports Safety and Security Conference and Exhibition set for July 10-12, in Louisville, KY. This year’s theme is Enhancing Situational Awareness in the sports safety and security industry. More than 400 security professionals and 60 vendor exhibits are expected for the national conference.

A total of 10 sport and entertainment facilities will be recognized for their leadership in addressing safety and security issues as part of the 2018 National Sports Safety and Security Conference and Exhibition set for July 10-12, in Louisville, KY.

This year’s theme is Enhancing Situational Awareness in the sports safety and security industry. More than 400 security professionals and 60 vendor exhibits are expected for the national conference.

June 22, 2018

Five sports security professionals under the age of 40 will be recognized for their leadership in addressing safety and security issues as part of the 2018 National Sports Safety and Security Conference & Exhibition on July 9-12 in Louisville, KY.

Five sports security professionals under the age of 40 will be recognized for their leadership in addressing safety and security issues as part of the 2018 National Sports Safety and Security Conference & Exhibition on July 9-12 in Louisville, KY.

This year’s theme is Enhancing Situational Awareness in the Sports Safety and Security Industry. More than 400 security professionals and 60 vendor exhibits are expected for the national conference.

June 19, 2018

Dennis Cunningham, Executive Vice President/Director of Security for the National Hockey League (NHL), will be presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award during the 2018 National Sports Safety and Security Conference & Exhibition on July 12-14 in Louisville, KY. The award is presented annually by the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Dennis Cunningham, Executive Vice President/Director of Security for the National Hockey League (NHL), will be presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award during the 2018 National Sports Safety and Security Conference & Exhibition on July 12-14 in Louisville, KY. The award is presented annually by the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi.

June 13, 2018

Andrea Cunningham, the former Corporate & West Coast Security Operations Director for The Walt Disney Company and current Vice President of Security for NBC Universal, will be presented with the safety and security Champion of Change Award during the 2018 National Sports Safety and Security Conference & Exhibition on July 12-14 in Louisville, KY.

Andrea Cunningham, the former Corporate & West Coast Security Operations Director for The Walt Disney Company and current Vice President of Security for NBC Universal, will be presented with the safety and security Champion of Change Award during the 2018 National Sports Safety and Security Conference & Exhibition on July 12-14 in Louisville, KY.

The award is presented annually by the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi.

June 11, 2018

Peter Ciaccia, President, Events for New York Road Runners and Race Director of the TCS New York City Marathon will be presented with the Distinguished Leadership in Safety and Security Award during the 2018 National Sports Safety and Security Conference & Exhibition on July 9-12 in Louisville, KY.

Peter Ciaccia, President, Events for New York Road Runners and Race Director of the TCS New York City Marathon will be presented with the Distinguished Leadership in Safety and Security Award during the 2018 National Sports Safety and Security Conference & Exhibition on July 9-12 in Louisville, KY.

The award is presented annually by the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi.

April 19, 2018

LYON, France – Senior police officials from 24 countries are participating in a hands-on training course this week in order to prepare for some of the biggest challenges in securing major sporting events.

LYON, France – Senior police officials from 24 countries are participating in a hands-on training course this week in order to prepare for some of the biggest challenges in securing major sporting events.

With criminal groups looking to capitalize on increased border traffic and large crowds, violence and terrorism are just some of the risks associated with hosting such events.

March 23, 2018

The University of Southern Mississippi’s National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) has received a financial gift from the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic Foundation (MGRC Foundation), establishing an endowment on behalf of the MGRC Foundation and the Rapiscan Systems Classic.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) has received a financial gift from the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic Foundation (MGRC Foundation), establishing an endowment on behalf of the MGRC Foundation and the Rapiscan Systems Classic.

The MGRC Foundation operates with a stated mission to promote tourism on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. This is the ninth year that the MGRC Board has held the Rapiscan Systems Classic, a PGA TOUR Champions event, and the first with new title sponsor Rapiscan Systems.

March 14, 2018

On Tuesday, March 13, the National Sports Security Laboratory (NSSL) at the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) tested and evaluated an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), commonly known as a drone, at The University of Southern Mississippi.

On Tuesday, March 13, the National Sports Security Laboratory (NSSL) at the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) tested and evaluated an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), commonly known as a drone, at The University of Southern Mississippi.

The evaluation took place at M.M. Roberts Stadium on USM’s Hattiesburg campus and included a team of subject matter experts in the field of sports safety and security.

March 1, 2018

The University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Association is pleased to announce Homecoming 2018 is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 20, when the Golden Eagle football team battles the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) in M. M. Roberts Stadium.

The University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Association is pleased to announce Homecoming 2018 is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 20, when the Golden Eagle football team battles the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) in M. M. Roberts Stadium.

A full week of activities and tradition will be hosted across all areas of campus beginning as early as Monday, Oct. 15. Trademark events include the 20th Annual Southern Miss Alumni Homecoming Scholarship Golf Tournament and the prestigious Alumni Hall of Fame Banquet.

January 23, 2018

University of Florida’s Chief of Police Linda J. Stump-Kurnick was recently recognized during the National Intercollegiate Athletics Safety and Security Summit in Orlando, Fla. on Jan. 16, hosted by The University of Southern Mississippi’s National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4).

University of Florida’s Chief of Police Linda J. Stump-Kurnick was recently recognized during the National Intercollegiate Athletics Safety and Security Summit in Orlando, Fla. on Jan. 16, hosted by The University of Southern Mississippi’s National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4).