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December 7, 2017

The University of Southern Mississippi’s University Police Department (UPD) has again earned the confidence of the state’s lead accrediting agency for law enforcement entities.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s University Police Department (UPD) has again earned the confidence of the state’s lead accrediting agency for law enforcement entities.

Earlier this year, UPD earned unanimous approval from the commissioners of the Mississippi Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission (MSLEAC) to be awarded four more years of Mississippi State Re-Accreditation, following the completion of a successful MSLEAC on-site assessment.

December 4, 2017

The University of Southern Mississippi has been ranked among the nation’s best values for music majors by online resource guide Great Value Colleges. USM is the only Mississippi college or university to earn a spot among the top 60 schools listed.

The University of Southern Mississippi has been ranked among the nation’s best values for music majors by online resource guide Great Value Colleges. USM is the only Mississippi college or university to earn a spot among the top 60 schools listed.

Great Value Colleges developed the ranking by starting with a list of 100 schools, colleges and universities regarded as having high quality music programs. The list was ultimately narrowed down to the 60 most affordable colleges, which were ranked through a points system.

December 4, 2017

Jack Hoda of Petal, Miss., has been awarded a Study Abroad Grant worth $1,000 from The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi — the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Hoda is one of 25 students nationwide to receive the award.

Jack Hoda of Petal, Miss., has been awarded a Study Abroad Grant worth $1,000 from The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi — the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Hoda is one of 25 students nationwide to receive the award.

Currently a junior majoring in English at The University of Southern Mississippi, Hoda will use the grant to study abroad at The University of Exeter in England.

November 21, 2017

Although The University of Southern Mississippi's impacts extend well beyond the Hub City and the Mississippi Gulf Coast, USM is most influential close to home. And in July, three men who are passionate not only about the City of Hattiesburg, but also The University of Southern Mississippi, took office in the Hub City. Together, Mayor Toby Barker, and new councilmembers Jeffrey George and Nicholas Brown, are ushering in a change in leadership, and they hope, mindset in the Hub City. They are all Southern Miss alumni, and all are new to their roles in city government.

Did you know that The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) has an annual economic impact on the State of Mississippi of more than 600 million dollars? Not only is the University one of the area’s largest employers, but USM’s arts and athletic events attract thousands of visitors to the region. USM’s research enterprise brings the best and brightest from all over the world to south Mississippi, where faculty and students make discoveries every day that improve lives in the state, region, and country.

November 13, 2017

J. Theresa Bush, assistant professor of costume design at The University of Southern Mississippi, played an instrumental role in helping the renowned stage production “Fly” garner eight nominations for the 27th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards. The awards will be presented on Feb. 26 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, Calif.

J. Theresa Bush, assistant professor of costume design at The University of Southern Mississippi, played an instrumental role in helping the renowned stage production “Fly” garner eight nominations for the 27th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards. The awards will be presented on Feb. 26 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, Calif.

November 10, 2017

Determining the ultimate fate of the thousands of American military personnel unaccounted for in World War II is central to Jason Dawsey’s work with The National World War II Museum in New Orleans.

Dawsey, a University of Southern Mississippi alumnus, recently joined the museum as special projects historian in residence with its Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency. He is also involved in the museum’s new Institute for the Study of War and Democracy.

Determining the ultimate fate of the thousands of American military personnel unaccounted for in World War II is central to Jason Dawsey’s work with The National World War II Museum in New Orleans.

Dawsey, a University of Southern Mississippi alumnus, recently joined the museum as special projects historian in residence with its Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency. He is also involved in the museum’s new Institute for the Study of War and Democracy. 

November 9, 2017

Longtime Sanderson Farms executive and former State College Board President Robin Robinson has been named the 2017 Boardman Alumna of the Year by The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business. She will be honored during a special ceremony set for Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. in Scianna Hall’s McDonnell Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus.

Longtime Sanderson Farms executive and former State College Board President Robin Robinson has been named the 2017 Boardman Alumna of the Year by The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business. She will be honored during a special ceremony set for Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. in Scianna Hall’s McDonnell Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus.

The award, sponsored through an endowment by the late Joseph F. Boardman, is presented annually during the college’s Fall Honors ceremony.

November 8, 2017

For the past 17 years, approximately 425 graduate students have benefitted from the prestigious McNair Scholars Program at The University of Southern Mississippi. A recent five-year grant renewal worth $1.16 million ensures that those benefits will keep coming for students who might otherwise miss post-graduate opportunities.

For the past 17 years, approximately 425 graduate students have benefitted from the prestigious McNair Scholars Program at The University of Southern Mississippi. A recent five-year grant renewal worth $1.16 million ensures that those benefits will keep coming for students who might otherwise miss post-graduate opportunities.

November 8, 2017

From the Wright Brothers’ first flight in 1903 to putting man on the moon in 1969, the 20th Century was a remarkable time for the aerospace field. In the 21st Century, we have even greater opportunities for more incredible progress in flight and space. Through education, research and service, Mississippi Public Universities are at the leading edge of that progress. Seizing these opportunities takes teamwork of many, including government, military, business and academia.

From the Wright Brothers’ first flight in 1903 to putting man on the moon in 1969, the 20th Century was a remarkable time for the aerospace field. In the 21st Century, we have even greater opportunities for more incredible progress in flight and space. Through education, research and service, Mississippi Public Universities are at the leading edge of that progress. Seizing these opportunities takes teamwork of many, including government, military, business and academia.

November 7, 2017

Rahul Shankar, a doctoral student in polymer science and engineering, took home the title of Grand Champion in the 4th Annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition held Nov. 1-3 on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus. Shankar, a native of Mumbai, India, also collected a cash prize of $1,000.

Rahul Shankar, a doctoral student in polymer science and engineering, took home the title of Grand Champion in the 4th Annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition held Nov. 1-3 on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus. Shankar, a native of Mumbai, India, also collected a cash prize of $1,000.

November 6, 2017

University of Southern Mississippi sophomore Madalyn Mares has been there – confused, intimidated, overwhelmed, and struggling as a first-year college student. And that is why the Covington, La., native pounced at the chance to be a member of the University’s Learning Assistant pilot program.

 

“Being that I was a freshman just a year ago, I totally understand the stresses of being a first semester college student,” said Mares, a mathematics licensure major. “Being able to relate to other students definitely builds a stronger trust and makes it so much easier for students to open up to and learn from you as a learning assistant.”

University of Southern Mississippi sophomore Madalyn Mares has been there – confused, intimidated, overwhelmed, and struggling as a first-year college student. And that is why the Covington, La., native pounced at the chance to be a member of the University’s Learning Assistant pilot program.

October 3, 2017

Winning the war on terror and advancing democratic ideals around the world cannot happen on the cheap or with quick fixes, but rather with a sustained commitment to those goals and implementation of sustainable strategies with global partners.

That was the assessment given by retired Army Gen. David Petraeus, former commander of the Surge in Iraq and U.S. Central Command and former director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), of how America needs to approach foreign policy goals going forward in his 2017 Lt. Col. John H. Dale Distinguished Lecture in International Security and Global Policy, given Sept. 26 at the historic Saenger Theater in downtown Hattiesburg.

Winning the war on terror and advancing democratic ideals around the world cannot happen on the cheap or with quick fixes, but rather with a sustained commitment to those goals and implementation of sustainable strategies with global partners.

September 27, 2017

The Department of Energy (DOE) announced grants for The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) totaling $1 million toward researching the use of seaweed to produce energy.

The Department of Energy (DOE) announced grants for The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) totaling $1 million toward researching the use of seaweed to produce energy.

DOE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) approved $500,000 for research on an adjustable depth seaweed growth system called AdjustaDepth and an additional $500,000 to develop a seaweed ranching paddock.

August 16, 2017

The University of Southern Mississippi is far and away the state’s leader in the securement of Gilman scholarships with eight more students earning the prestigious award in the past year. This brings the University’s total number of Gilman Scholars to 16 over the past two years, while Mississippi as a whole has produced 34.

The University of Southern Mississippi is far and away the state’s leader in the securement of Gilman scholarships with eight more students earning the prestigious award in the past year. This brings the University’s total number of Gilman Scholars to 16 over the past two years, while Mississippi as a whole has produced 34.

August 8, 2017

The University of Southern Mississippi announced a pair of updated safety measures for its 2017-18 home athletic events, Friday, with the implementation of both a clear bag and golf cart policy.

The University of Southern Mississippi announced a pair of updated safety measures for its 2017-18 home athletic events, Friday, with the implementation of both a clear bag and golf cart policy.

CLEAR BAG POLICY

The clear bag policy enhances safety and expedites fan entry at Southern Miss athletic events, beginning with the Sept. 2 football contest against Kentucky at Carlisle-Faulkner Field at M.M. Roberts Stadium. The policy will be in effect for all athletic venues.

August 7, 2017

On Friday morning, the Friendship Oak at The University of Southern Mississippi's Gulf Park campus in Long Beach suffered a branch break in the same area as the 2016 branch failure. The previous branch failure was determined to be due to recent hurricanes and a lightning strike that occurred post-Katrina.

On Friday morning, the Friendship Oak at The University of Southern Mississippi's Gulf Park campus in Long Beach suffered a branch break in the same area as the 2016 branch failure. The previous branch failure was determined to be due to recent hurricanes and a lightning strike that occurred post-Katrina.

July 21, 2017

In its latest rankings of the Best Four-Year Colleges in Mississippi, online resource guide Schools.com has placed The University of Southern Mississippi at No. 2 among the state’s eight public institutions.

In its latest rankings of the Best Four-Year Colleges in Mississippi, online resource guide Schools.com has placed The University of Southern Mississippi at No. 2 among the state’s eight public institutions.

To identify the best four-year colleges in the United States, the site gathered data from the U.S. Department of Education and analyzed it through a rigorous 13-point system. Schools.com ranked more than 1,600 schools across the country based on affordability, flexibility, and other quantitative factors.

June 26, 2017

University of Southern Mississippi President Rodney D. Bennett has been named chair of the Conference USA Board of Directors. Bennett, who will serve a two-year term as chair, was elected by his peers from among the league’s university presidents at the June board meeting.

University of Southern Mississippi President Rodney D. Bennett has been named chair of the Conference USA Board of Directors. Bennett, who will serve a two-year term as chair, was elected by his peers from among the league’s university presidents at the June board meeting.

The chair provides leadership for the Board of Directors as they set policy to further advance the strategic objectives, innovative practices and new initiatives of the conference membership.

June 21, 2017

Larry Buendorf, Chief Security Officer for the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC), will be presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award during the 2017 National Sports Safety and Security Conference & Exhibition on July 11-13 in Orlando, Fla. The event is presented annually by the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Larry Buendorf, Chief Security Officer for the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC), will be presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award during the 2017 National Sports Safety and Security Conference & Exhibition on July 11-13 in Orlando, Fla. The event is presented annually by the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi.

June 6, 2017

Some of the region’s top middle school students were honored June 3 on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus when the Duke Talent Identification Program (TIP) held its ‘Draping of the Medals’ ceremony at Bennett Auditorium. The annual event recognizes seventh-grade students for scoring as well as entering college freshmen on the ACT or SAT, and showing promise for future academic success.

Some of the region’s top middle school students were honored June 3 on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus when the Duke Talent Identification Program (TIP) held its ‘Draping of the Medals’ ceremony at Bennett Auditorium. The annual event recognizes seventh-grade students for scoring as well as entering college freshmen on the ACT or SAT, and showing promise for future academic success.

May 17, 2017

Recalling the adviser shortage she faced as a high school student in Independence, Mo., Abagail Williams takes immense pride in serving as a mentor to younger students while pursuing her doctoral degree in polymer science and engineering at The University of Southern Mississippi.

 

Recalling the adviser shortage she faced as a high school student in Independence, Mo., Abagail Williams takes immense pride in serving as a mentor to younger students while pursuing her doctoral degree in polymer science and engineering at The University of Southern Mississippi.

A first-generation college student, Williams has spent the past two years working the lab of USM Polymer Science Assistant Professor Dr. Joseph Lott. She is quick to point out that continuing her education experience has produced abundant rewards as both student and teacher.

May 5, 2017

Fifteen students began classes earlier this week at The University of Southern Mississippi, where they are expected to be the first class in the nation to earn a certification in Unmanned Maritime Systems (UMS).

Fifteen students began classes earlier this week at The University of Southern Mississippi, where they are expected to be the first class in the nation to earn a certification in Unmanned Maritime Systems (UMS).

May 4, 2017

As part of its 100-year anniversary celebration, the University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Association is pleased to award a record number of 100 Pierce Legacy Scholarships to incoming 2017 freshmen who are children and grandchildren of Southern Miss alumni.

As part of its 100-year anniversary celebration, the University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Association is pleased to award a record number of 100 Pierce Legacy Scholarships to incoming 2017 freshmen who are children and grandchildren of Southern Miss alumni.

May 3, 2017

The University of Southern Mississippi has been ranked as the nation’s top “Military-Friendly Online College” as determined by AffordableCollegesOnline.org in its 2017 ratings.

 

Researchers and higher education experts collected and analyzed data from every accredited postsecondary institution in the United States to find the online colleges with the most notable balance of academic rigor, military student services, program variety, and affordability.

The University of Southern Mississippi has been ranked as the nation’s top “Military-Friendly Online College” as determined by AffordableCollegesOnline.org in its 2017 ratings.

Researchers and higher education experts collected and analyzed data from every accredited postsecondary institution in the United States to find the online colleges with the most notable balance of academic rigor, military student services, program variety, and affordability.