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August 3, 2018

Employers looking for advice on starting an internship program or hoping to improve upon an existing one will have an opportunity to gain insight into both by attending a Total Internship Management Workshop set for Aug. 22 at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus.

Employers looking for advice on starting an internship program or hoping to improve upon an existing one will have an opportunity to gain insight into both by attending a Total Internship Management Workshop set for Aug. 22 at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus.

July 31, 2018

With private support from alumni and friends, The University of Southern Mississippi Foundation’s endowment has reached $100 million. In fiscal year 2018, over 3,900 donors contributed gifts totaling $21.3 million, including $15.5 million in outright gifts and $5.8 million in deferred gifts through estate planning.

With private support from alumni and friends, The University of Southern Mississippi Foundation’s endowment has reached $100 million. In fiscal year 2018, over 3,900 donors contributed gifts totaling $21.3 million, including $15.5 million in outright gifts and $5.8 million in deferred gifts through estate planning.

Through the Foundation, $7.6 million was disbursed to the University in fiscal year 2018 to support various scholarships and programs, which included $3.9 million awarded through nearly 2,200 scholarships.

July 23, 2018

WUSM FM-88.5 radio station at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) invites residents from the surrounding area and beyond to celebrate the vibrant culture of the Pine Belt region at the Leaf River Fall Fests at Chain Park in Hattiesburg, occurring the Saturdays of Sept. 8 and 29, and Oct. 6, 13 and 27. 

WUSM FM-88.5 radio station at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) invites residents from the surrounding area and beyond to celebrate the vibrant culture of the Pine Belt region at the Leaf River Fall Fests at Chain Park in Hattiesburg, occurring the Saturdays of Sept. 8 and 29, and Oct. 6, 13 and 27.  

These free, family-friendly events will celebrate an array of music genres this fall, with each festival highlighting a specific genre of music and culture, from Latin to Folk and everything in between.

July 17, 2018

Dr. Sandra Nichols has been named the director of The University of Southern Mississippi (USM)’s new School of Education.

 

Nichols, a native of Ellisville, will oversee one of the largest academic schools at the university with almost 1,000 students enrolled in three undergraduate degree and 13 graduate degree programs. Her role began July 1.

Dr. Sandra Nichols has been named the director of The University of Southern Mississippi (USM)’s new School of Education.

Nichols, a native of Ellisville, will oversee one of the largest academic schools at the university with almost 1,000 students enrolled in three undergraduate degree and 13 graduate degree programs. Her role began July 1.

July 12, 2018

The Delta Pi chapter of Delta Gamma sorority at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) took home four major awards from Delta Gamma’s 68th Biennial Convention, held recently in Phoenix. Criteria for the awards includes excellence in programming, retention, recruitment, and financial stability.

The Delta Pi chapter of Delta Gamma sorority at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) took home four major awards from Delta Gamma’s 68th Biennial Convention, held recently in Phoenix. Criteria for the awards includes excellence in programming, retention, recruitment, and financial stability.

The honors include:

Fraternity–wide awards:

*Outstanding Chapter Award- Division II
*Barbara Griswold Laederach Recruitment Award – Runner-up

Regional Awards:

July 5, 2018

In the dozen years since its inception, the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) has grown to become a recognized authority in training and education for security professionals across the globe.

In the dozen years since its inception, the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) has grown to become a recognized authority in training and education for security professionals across the globe.

In the aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001, the United States Department of Homeland Security identified sport venues as potential soft targets for terrorism. In 2006, The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) established NCS4 in response to the nation’s emerging security needs.

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 21, 2018

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi — the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines — has named University of Southern Mississippi graduate Ariel Elliott a Phi Kappa Phi Fellow, awarding her $5,000 toward the first year of graduate or professional study.

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi — the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines — has named University of Southern Mississippi graduate Ariel Elliott a Phi Kappa Phi Fellow, awarding her $5,000 toward the first year of graduate or professional study.

Phi Kappa Phi currently awards six fellowships of $15,000 each and 51 fellowships of $5,000. USM has had nine fellowship recipients in the past decade, including a seven-year streak from 2009 to 2015.

June 20, 2018

A grant made possible through the Asbury Foundation Distinguished Professor in Nursing fund is helping University of Southern Mississippi nursing faculty and students provide healthcare to an under-served area of Hattiesburg.

A grant made possible through the Asbury Foundation Distinguished Professor in Nursing fund is helping University of Southern Mississippi nursing faculty and students provide healthcare to an under-served area of Hattiesburg.

May 22, 2018

University of Southern Mississippi (USM) School of Ocean Science and Engineering Director Monty Graham has recently been named to the national Board of Directors for Ocean Exploration Trust, Inc.

University of Southern Mississippi (USM) School of Ocean Science and Engineering Director Monty Graham has recently been named to the national Board of Directors for Ocean Exploration Trust, Inc.

May 16, 2018

“Harvey” isn’t much of a talker, but as the newest patient simulator in The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Nursing Clinical Simulation Lab, his contributions to educating the next generation of nurses will speak volumes.

“The Next Generation Harvey®” is one of three patient simulators purchased by the College of Nursing with the support of a generous donation from Southern Miss benefactors Chuck and Rita Scianna.

“Harvey” isn’t much of a talker, but as the newest patient simulator in The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Nursing Clinical Simulation Lab, his contributions to educating the next generation of nurses will speak volumes.

April 23, 2018

The University of Southern Mississippi celebrated the scholarly work of its students April 21 when it hosted the annual Undergraduate Symposium on Research and Creative Activity. Supported by Southern Miss alumnus Donald Drapeau, the event showcased undergraduate student research in a wide array of disciplines through oral and poster presentations, as well as creative and performance art.

The University of Southern Mississippi celebrated the scholarly work of its students April 21 when it hosted the annual Undergraduate Symposium on Research and Creative Activity. Supported by Southern Miss alumnus Donald Drapeau, the event showcased undergraduate student research in a wide array of disciplines through oral and poster presentations, as well as creative and performance art.

April 13, 2018

The 2018 Ezra Jack Keats Book Award winners are creating a legacy in accord with that of the honor’s namesake.

The Keats Book Award, presented since 2012 at the Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival at The University of Southern Mississippi, recognizes promising new authors and artists in children’s literature and is given by the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation.

The 2018 Ezra Jack Keats Book Award winners are creating a legacy in accord with that of the honor’s namesake.

The Keats Book Award, presented since 2012 at the Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival at The University of Southern Mississippi, recognizes promising new authors and artists in children’s literature and is given by the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation.

April 12, 2018

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) has awarded a contract to ASV Global for the provision of a C-Worker 5 Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV). The 18’ USV will be used for testing, training, and establishing procedures and protocols for use of the system by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on future hydrographic programs. 

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) has awarded a contract to ASV Global for the provision of a C-Worker 5 Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV). The 18’ USV will be used for testing, training, and establishing procedures and protocols for use of the system by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on future hydrographic programs. 

March 21, 2018

The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Nursing has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report in its 2019 ranking of Best Graduate Schools. USM is ranked among the nation’s top 150 colleges/universities for its Master’s in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs.

 

Each year, U.S. News evaluates graduate programs across six major disciplines: business, education, engineering, law, medicine and nursing

The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Nursing has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report in its 2019 ranking of Best Graduate Schools. USM is ranked among the nation’s top 150 colleges/universities for its Master’s in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs.

March 8, 2018

University of Southern Mississippi junior Jack Hoda, an English major from Petal, Miss., can add one more impressive honor to his already gleaming academic portfolio – Truman Scholarship finalist. Hoda is the only USM student to be nominated for the Truman Scholarship this year.

University of Southern Mississippi junior Jack Hoda, an English major from Petal, Miss., can add one more impressive honor to his already gleaming academic portfolio – Truman Scholarship finalist. Hoda is the only USM student to be nominated for the Truman Scholarship this year.

A brief recap of Hoda’s impressive list of achievements reads like a who’s-who of collegiate recognitions.

March 7, 2018

University of Southern Mississippi students, faculty and staff in Hattiesburg and at the Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach will leverage their passion to serve others during “The Big Event” Saturday, March 24. Since 2010, Southern Miss has participated in The Big Event, which is also held at other colleges and universities across the country during which service projects benefiting local communities are undertaken by university volunteers.

University of Southern Mississippi students, faculty and staff in Hattiesburg and at the Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach will leverage their passion to serve others during “The Big Event” Saturday, March 24. Since 2010, Southern Miss has participated in The Big Event, which is also held at other colleges and universities across the country during which service projects benefiting local communities are undertaken by university volunteers.

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.

February 28, 2018

The Committee on Services and Resources for Women (CSRW) at The University of Southern Mississippi is sponsoring events and activities to mark national Women's History Month, beginning with a talk March 1 by accomplished corporate and private attorney, Paige Goldman, from 5:30-7 p.m. at Asbury Hall, room 124 on the Hattiesburg campus. Admission is free, and a reception will follow.  

The Committee on Services and Resources for Women (CSRW) at The University of Southern Mississippi is sponsoring events and activities to mark national Women’s History Month, beginning with a talk March 1 by accomplished corporate and private attorney, Paige Goldman, from 5:30-7 p.m. at Asbury Hall, room 124 on the Hattiesburg campus. Admission is free, and a reception will follow. 

February 5, 2018

Dr. Kelly Lucas, Director of The University of Southern Mississippi’s Thad Cochran Marine Aquaculture Center, spoke in Washington recently on the importance of aquaculture in the United States.

Dr. Kelly Lucas, Director of The University of Southern Mississippi’s Thad Cochran Marine Aquaculture Center, spoke in Washington recently on the importance of aquaculture in the United States.

January 23, 2018

Despite preparing to travel nearly 6,000 miles from Hattiesburg to Ghana, Cooper Robinson thought she had a handle on spending three months abroad for field experience as a social work student.

 

After all, she was used to being apart from family after coming to The University of Southern Mississippi from Edmond, Oklahoma - which, granted, is only about 600 miles away.

Despite preparing to travel nearly 6,000 miles from Hattiesburg to Ghana, Cooper Robinson thought she had a handle on spending three months abroad for field experience as a social work student.

After all, she was used to being apart from family after coming to The University of Southern Mississippi from Edmond, Oklahoma - which, granted, is only about 600 miles away.

January 22, 2018

The University of Southern Mississippi has earned Gold status as a Military Friendly® School for 2018 by Victory Media, Inc., one of only 10 research institutions in the U.S. to receive that distinction. Gold Award winners have programs that scored within 20 percent of the 10th-ranked institution within a given category.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi has earned Gold status as a Military Friendly® School for 2018 by Victory Media, Inc., one of only 10 research institutions in the U.S. to receive that distinction. Gold Award winners have programs that scored within 20 percent of the 10th-ranked institution within a given category.

January 12, 2018

EDITOR'S NOTE: Read more about The University of Southern Mississippi’s economic impact here: http://news.usm.edu/article/independent-study-reveals-university-southern-mississippi-s-6033-million-annual-economic-imp

 

In economic development terms, landing either big or small fish is no easy task. It takes a team approach, involving local and state economic developers, local and state elected officials and many others. Mississippi Public Universities play an important role on this team.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Read more about The University of Southern Mississippi’s economic impact here: http://news.usm.edu/article/independent-study-reveals-university-southern-mississippi-s-6033-million-annual-economic-imp

January 11, 2018

The 2018 AIM Awards, presented by the Arts Institute of Mississippi (AIM) at The University of Southern Mississippi, seek to recognize and honor outstanding high school level arts teachers and organizations throughout the state of Mississippi.

The 2018 AIM Awards, presented by the Arts Institute of Mississippi (AIM) at The University of Southern Mississippi, seek to recognize and honor outstanding high school level arts teachers and organizations throughout the state of Mississippi.

Nominees may be teachers, schools, or organizations, who have made noteworthy contributions that enhance education in, and through the arts.