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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.

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March 21, 2017

Russ Willis, a management and human resources professor of practice at The University of Southern Mississippi, spent his spring break as a guest lecturer at Keele University, located just outside Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, England.

Russ Willis, a management and human resources professor of practice at The University of Southern Mississippi, spent his spring break as a guest lecturer at Keele University, located just outside Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, England.

Willis offered instruction to Keele students who are majoring in Human Resources Management. In addition to being in the classroom, he visited with students informally. Willis called the experienced “fantastic,” noting that he met and interacted with faculty and students from across the world.

March 21, 2017

Senior banking and finance major Zachary Irons has extended an impressive streak for The University of Southern Mississippi by capturing the prestigious 2017 Orrin W. Swayze Scholarship.

Senior banking and finance major Zachary Irons has extended an impressive streak for The University of Southern Mississippi by capturing the prestigious 2017 Orrin W. Swayze Scholarship.

March 17, 2017

The University of Southern Mississippi’s part-time Master of Business Administration degree program has been recognized among the nation’s best in rankings just released by U.S. News & World Report. The USM program is the only part-time program from Mississippi ranked in the Top 200.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s part-time Master of Business Administration degree program has been recognized among the nation’s best in rankings just released by U.S. News & World Report. The USM program is the only part-time program from Mississippi ranked in the Top 200.

February 27, 2017

The College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi has maintained elite status internationally with re-accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). The accreditation covers a five-year period.

 

The College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi has maintained elite status internationally with re-accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). The accreditation covers a five-year period.

February 23, 2017

Nearly 700 students came to the Southern Miss Career Fair last week in the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg Campus. There were nearly 100 employers in attendance ready to hire Southern Miss students and alumni.

Nearly 700 students came to the Southern Miss Career Fair last week in the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg Campus.

There were nearly 100 employers in attendance ready to hire Southern Miss students and alumni.  These employers came from Lake Tahoe to the East Coast and in between. They were hiring for part-time jobs, internships and full-time professional positions.  There were also several graduate schools present from across the southeast.

February 23, 2017

Cancer drug delivery, solar cell innovation, and developing a better helmet for U.S. Army soldiers — University of Southern Mississippi faculty and students are ambitious and innovative in their current research. Those projects promise to change, and in some cases, save lives. And the value of discoveries can be measured in numerous ways, including monetary.

Cancer drug delivery, solar cell innovation, and developing a better helmet for U.S. Army soldiers — University of Southern Mississippi faculty and students are ambitious and innovative in their current research. Those projects promise to change, and in some cases, save lives. And the value of discoveries can be measured in numerous ways, including monetary.

February 22, 2017

High school students from across South Mississippi explored the intricacies of market research during a regional youth symposium held Tuesday, Feb. 21, at The University of Southern Mississippi and sponsored by the Southern Entrepreneurship Program.

High school students from across South Mississippi explored the intricacies of market research during a regional youth symposium held Tuesday, Feb. 21, at The University of Southern Mississippi and sponsored by the Southern Entrepreneurship Program.

The central component of the “SEP Strive” workshop involved helping students gauge the need for market research and “validation” to determine whether a market truly exists for a product.

February 7, 2017

More than 225 business leaders, students, and community members gathered on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus recently for the annual Economic Outlook 2017 Forum hosted by the University’s College of Business.

More than 225 business leaders, students, and community members gathered on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus recently for the annual Economic Outlook 2017 Forum hosted by the University’s College of Business.

Held Feb. 2 at the Thad Cochran Center, the forum brought together experts from banking, finance, and academia to explore a number of issues and research related to the economic outlook for 2017.

February 6, 2017

The Sport Management master’s degree program at The University of Southern Mississippi has been recognized among the nation’s best in rankings released recently by two online publications.

The Sport Management master’s degree program at The University of Southern Mississippi has been recognized among the nation’s best in rankings released recently by two online publications.

The Sports Management Degree Guide ranks the Southern Miss online program at No. 8 nationally, while Bestcolleges.com places the University’s online program as the country’s 16th best.

January 3, 2017

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 this month.

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 this month.

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:

December 21, 2016

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) Board of Trustees reaffirmed the accreditation of The University of Southern Mississippi (USM), during its annual meeting in Atlanta, Dec. 3-6, 2016.

 

SACSCOC is the acknowledged accrediting body for degree-granting institutions (public, private for-profit and private not-for-profit) in the southeastern United States and is recognized by the United States Department of Education to conduct accreditation activities. SACSCOC, through a peer review process, conducts a comprehensive review of its nearly 800 member institutions every 10 years.

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) Board of Trustees reaffirmed the accreditation of The University of Southern Mississippi (USM), during its annual meeting in Atlanta, Dec. 3-6, 2016.

December 21, 2016

Victoria Brodbeck, a banking and finance major in the College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been awarded the 2016 Mississippi Young Bankers (MYB) Leadership Scholarship. She is the fifth USM student to win the $2,000 scholarship in the past six years.

Victoria Brodbeck, a banking and finance major in the College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been awarded the 2016 Mississippi Young Bankers (MYB) Leadership Scholarship. She is the fifth USM student to win the $2,000 scholarship in the past six years.

December 21, 2016

Economic trends and forecasts will take center stage during the Economic Outlook 2017 Forum hosted by The University of Southern Mississippi at two different venues this year -- the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach on Thursday, Jan. 12 and the Hattiesburg campus on Thursday, Feb. 2.

Economic trends and forecasts will take center stage during the Economic Outlook 2017 Forum hosted by The University of Southern Mississippi at two different venues this year -- the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach on Thursday, Jan. 12 and the Hattiesburg campus on Thursday, Feb. 2.

The USM College of Business is coordinating the annual forum that brings together experts from banking, finance, and academia to explore a number of issues and research related to the economic outlook for 2017.

December 7, 2016

Several students in the College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi have been recognized for outstanding academic achievement during the fall 2016 semester.

Several students in the College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi have been recognized for outstanding academic achievement during the fall 2016 semester. Those honorees and their awards include:

Dean’s Excellence Awards

Maria Saylor, Biloxi, Miss. – Accounting, BSBA

Miranda L. Donnell, Hattiesburg, Miss. – Management, Business Administration

William Flurry, Vancleave, Miss. – Marketing

Jennifer Redding, Biloxi, Miss. – Management, Human Resources

November 30, 2016

Todd Gregory and Brandt Schmersahl, both executives with the Cintas Corporation, have been recognized as Alumni of the Year by the College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Todd Gregory and Brandt Schmersahl, both executives with the Cintas Corporation, have been recognized as Alumni of the Year by the College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Gregory, a 1981 graduate, and Schmersahl, a 1976 graduate, were honored during an awards ceremony held earlier this month on the Hattiesburg campus. Gregory serves as vice president for the south central territory of the U.S. at Cintas, while Schmersal is regional human resources director for the company.

November 23, 2016

Dr. Edward Nissan, a Professor Emeritus of Economics in The University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of Political Science, International Development and International Affairs, died Nov. 19 in New York. He was 90.

Dr. Edward Nissan, a Professor Emeritus of Economics in The University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of Political Science, International Development and International Affairs, died Nov. 19 in New York. He was 90.

A funeral service for Nissan was held Nov. 21 at Riverside-Nassau North Chapel in Great Neck, N.Y.