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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.

September 27, 2016

The College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi has invited two successful CEOs to offer their insights about leadership as part of the Inspired Leaders series which kicks off at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29 in Scianna Hall’s McDonnell Auditorium.

The College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi has invited two successful CEOs to offer their insights about leadership as part of the Inspired Leaders series which kicks off at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29 in Scianna Hall’s McDonnell Auditorium.

The series, which is free and open to the public, will begin with presentations from Rich Pascoe, CEO of Apricus Biosciences and Patrick Daly, CEO of Cohera Medical Inc.

September 20, 2016

The College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi is sponsoring a leadership training series led by corporate trainers from poultry giant Sanderson Farms on Friday, Sept. 23 at Scianna Hall on the Hattiesburg campus. The event is set for 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi is sponsoring a leadership training series led by corporate trainers from poultry giant Sanderson Farms on Friday, Sept. 23 at Scianna Hall on the Hattiesburg campus. The event is set for 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The same corporate trainers used by Sanderson Farms to provide training to the company’s employees will be on hand to offer guidance to the Southern Miss College of Business family. The training will primarily cover effective communication skills and building trust with co-workers.

September 20, 2016

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Small Business Development Center has helped businesses in the region create and/or retain more than 175 jobs since October of last year.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Small Business Development Center has helped businesses in the region create and/or retain more than 175 jobs since October of last year.

During that span, the SBDC has also supported business owners in generating $3.2 million in capital formation, while helping educate hundreds of others in the steps to start a business.

September 12, 2016

More than 35 companies participated in the annual Experience Business Casually event sponsored by the College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi. The event was held on Thursday, Sept. 8 at Scianna Hall on the Hattiesburg campus.

More than 35 companies participated in the annual Experience Business Casually event sponsored by the College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi. The event was held on Thursday, Sept. 8 at Scianna Hall on the Hattiesburg campus.

A total of 215 Southern Miss business students attended the event – a 90 percent increase from the previous year. Company representatives made presentations to 16 business classes as part of the program, with 684 students in those classes.

September 8, 2016

Economic Driver. Employment Generator. Community Partner. The University of Southern Mississippi fills many roles for the state of Mississippi above and beyond its primary mission as an educator and research leader. And the extent to which it successfully fills those roles has now been revealed.

 

The results of an independent economic and social impact study are in, and USM officials have announced the University generates $603.3 million per year in Mississippi.

Economic Driver. Employment Generator. Community Partner. The University of Southern Mississippi fills many roles for the state of Mississippi above and beyond its primary mission as an educator and research leader. And the extent to which it successfully fills those roles has now been revealed.

The results of an independent economic and social impact study are in, and USM officials have announced the University generates $603.3 million per year in Mississippi.

September 7, 2016

The College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi is sponsoring an “Experience Business Casually” event designed to help students develop the traits and etiquette necessary for a successful career in business. The event is set for 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8 in the lobby of Scianna Hall.

The College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi is sponsoring an “Experience Business Casually” event designed to help students develop the traits and etiquette necessary for a successful career in business. The event is set for 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8 in the lobby of Scianna Hall.

September 6, 2016

Accounting students at The University of Southern Mississippi took full advantage of an opportunity to interact with prospective employers during a “Meet the Firms” event held Sept. 1 at the Trent Lott Center on the Hattiesburg campus.

Accounting students at The University of Southern Mississippi took full advantage of an opportunity to interact with prospective employers during a “Meet the Firms” event held Sept. 1 at the Trent Lott Center on the Hattiesburg campus.

A total of 24 firms/organizations participated in the event with approximately 110 accounting students and alumni in attendance. The event was co-sponsored by the College of Business and Career Services at Southern Miss.

September 1, 2016

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in Hattiesburg will join forces with the Gulf Coast center to conduct a series of Business 101 workshops in September.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in Hattiesburg will join forces with the Gulf Coast center to conduct a series of Business 101 workshops in September.

The SBDC programs are designed to assist small businesses and entrepreneurs with education and training opportunities for development of business plans and concepts. In addition, trained professionals at the center help clients secure small business loans for their ventures.

The workshop schedule is as follows:

August 30, 2016

Accounting students at The University of Southern Mississippi will have a unique opportunity to interact with professionals in the field as part of a “Meet the Firms” event set for Thursday, Sept. 1 at the Trent Lott Center on the Hattiesburg campus.

Accounting students at The University of Southern Mississippi will have a unique opportunity to interact with professionals in the field as part of a “Meet the Firms” event set for Thursday, Sept. 1 at the Trent Lott Center on the Hattiesburg campus.

More than 20 accounting firms are scheduled to attend the event, which will be held from 5-7 p.m. This marks the fifth year that the College of Business has sponsored the program.

August 23, 2016

College of Business faculty members at The University of Southern Mississippi got their Fall 2016 Semester kick-started on Monday, Aug. 22 with a special presentation from Paul Harper, regional sales manager for AT&T in North Carolina.

College of Business faculty members at The University of Southern Mississippi got their Fall 2016 Semester kick-started on Monday, Aug. 22 with a special presentation from Paul Harper, regional sales manager for AT&T in North Carolina.

Classes for the fall semester officially begin Wednesday, Aug. 24 on the Hattiesburg and Gulf Park campuses.

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 9, 2016

Hannah Cole’s passion for interior design provided the impetus for an unexpected, life-changing experience this summer as an intern with global architectural firm Gensler in New York City.

 

Cole, a University of Southern Mississippi senior from Belleville, Ill., spent 10 weeks (June 1-August 5) working with Gensler’s Digital Design Team. The company, which boasts more than 2,700 clients worldwide, occupies three floors of famed Rockefeller Center in New York.

Hannah Cole’s passion for interior design provided the impetus for an unexpected, life-changing experience this summer as an intern with global architectural firm Gensler in New York City.

Cole, a University of Southern Mississippi senior from Belleville, Ill., spent 10 weeks (June 1-August 5) working with Gensler’s Digital Design Team. The company, which boasts more than 2,700 clients worldwide, occupies three floors of famed Rockefeller Center in New York. Gensler operates 46 offices in 16 different countries.

August 2, 2016

The Sport Management degree program at The University of Southern Mississippi has been ranked among the nation’s most affordable programs by OnlineU, an education resource for ranking U.S. online college and universities.

 

The Sport Management degree program at The University of Southern Mississippi has been ranked among the nation’s most affordable programs by OnlineU, an education resource for ranking U.S. online college and universities.

All schools considered for tthe ranking offer fully online sports management degrees at the bachelor's level or higher. The Southern Miss program is listed at No. 8 among the Top-25 schools ranked by OnlineU.

July 26, 2016

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in Hattiesburg will join forces with the Gulf Coast center to conduct a series of Business 101 workshops in August.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in Hattiesburg will join forces with the Gulf Coast center to conduct a series of Business 101 workshops in August.

The SBDC programs are designed to assist small businesses and entrepreneurs with education and training opportunities for development of business plans and concepts. In addition, trained professionals at the center help clients secure small business loans for their ventures.

The workshop schedule is as follows:

July 19, 2016

The University of Southern Mississippi has been awarded a $3 million grant by the United States Department of Defense’s Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) to develop three pilot programs to aid regions whose economic health is dependent upon defense initiatives.

The University of Southern Mississippi has been awarded a $3 million grant by the United States Department of Defense’s Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) to develop three pilot programs to aid regions whose economic health is dependent upon defense initiatives.

Mississippi was selected for the $3 million pilot program development due to USM’s expertise in economic development and the state’s dependence on Department of Defense spending with $5.5 billion per year spent in the state.

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 1, 2016

As the number of students taking online courses continues to grow, The University of Southern Mississippi has initiated steps to meet their academic needs with the establishment of a new Office of Online Learning.

As the number of students taking online courses continues to grow, The University of Southern Mississippi has initiated steps to meet their academic needs with the establishment of a new Office of Online Learning.

In the fall of 2014, approximately 600 students were enrolled in fully online degree programs at Southern Miss. This past semester enrollment eclipsed 1,200, and University officials anticipate the number will likely increase.