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September 7, 2012

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March 28, 2019

Dr. Julie Cwikla, Director of Creativity & Innovation in STEM at The University of Southern Mississippi, experienced a day like no other earlier this week. 

 

At 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26, hand to her chest with tears in her eyes, Cwikla walked on stage to receive the 2019 Ada Lovelace Award in New Orleans. Cwikla was honored with the 2019 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Educator Award. She was the only Mississippi educator to be nominated.

Dr. Julie Cwikla, Director of Creativity & Innovation in STEM at The University of Southern Mississippi, experienced a day like no other earlier this week. 

At 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26, hand to her chest with tears in her eyes, Cwikla walked on stage to receive the 2019 Ada Lovelace Award in New Orleans. Cwikla was honored with the 2019 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Educator Award. She was the only Mississippi educator to be nominated.

March 14, 2019

For the second consecutive year, The University of Southern Mississippi School of Social Work has captured five top honors at the annual conference of the National Association of Social Workers-Mississippi chapter.

For the second consecutive year, The University of Southern Mississippi School of Social Work has captured five top honors at the annual conference of the National Association of Social Workers-Mississippi chapter.

March 13, 2019

Dr. Rebecca Newton, assistant professor in the School of Professional Nursing Practice at The University of Southern Mississippi, won the Mississippi Nursing Association Faculty Member of the Year Award at the 14th annual Nightingale Awards Gala held earlier this month in Jackson, Miss.

Dr. Rebecca Newton, assistant professor in the School of Professional Nursing Practice at The University of Southern Mississippi, won the Mississippi Nursing Association Faculty Member of the Year Award at the 14th annual Nightingale Awards Gala held earlier this month in Jackson, Miss.

February 27, 2019

The National Association of Social Workers-Mississippi state conference in March couldn’t have a more perfect theme for the University of Southern Mississippi: Elevate Social Work.

The university’s School of Social Work will be taking it to the top with a large number of presenters who are faculty, staff, students, alumni or former adjunct professors – the most of any university or college. The conference is March 6-8 in Natchez.

The National Association of Social Workers-Mississippi state conference in March couldn’t have a more perfect theme for the University of Southern Mississippi: Elevate Social Work.

The university’s School of Social Work will be taking it to the top with a large number of presenters who are faculty, staff, students, alumni or former adjunct professors – the most of any university or college. The conference is March 6-8 in Natchez.

February 26, 2019

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Scientist Danielle Bailey was recently selected to join the 2019 Ocean Exploration Trust’s (OET) Science Communication Fellowship Program.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Scientist Danielle Bailey was recently selected to join the 2019 Ocean Exploration Trust’s (OET) Science Communication Fellowship Program.

The Ocean Exploration Trust’s Science Communication Fellowship Program works to immerse educators in the Nautilus Corps of Exploration and encourages them to bring ocean exploration to a global audience. 

February 26, 2019

Dr. Steve Miller, Vice President for The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Gulf Park campus and Pam Moeller, Director of External Affairs for USM’s School of Ocean Science and Engineering, have been selected for the 403rd Wing Honorary Commander Program at Keesler Air Force Base (AFB).

Dr. Steve Miller, Vice President for The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Gulf Park campus and Pam Moeller, Director of External Affairs for USM’s School of Ocean Science and Engineering, have been selected for the 403rd Wing Honorary Commander Program at Keesler Air Force Base (AFB).

November 1, 2018

James Wilcox, the Director of the Center for Economic and Entrepreneurship Education (CEEE) at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been elected by his peers to a three-year term (2019-2022) on the Executive Committee for the National Association of Economic Educators (NAEE). 

 

James Wilcox, the Director of the Center for Economic and Entrepreneurship Education (CEEE) at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been elected by his peers to a three-year term (2019-2022) on the Executive Committee for the National Association of Economic Educators (NAEE). 

NAEE is a nonprofit corporation developed to advance economic, financial, and entrepreneurial literacy by serving educators.

August 10, 2018

Amy Rosonet-Lebert, clinical instructor in the School of Speech & Hearing Sciences at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been selected as a Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) site visitor for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

Amy Rosonet-Lebert, clinical instructor in the School of Speech & Hearing Sciences at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been selected as a Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) site visitor for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

Rosonet-Lebert, who serves as the director of USM’s Speech Pathology Clinic, is one of three certified CAA site visitors in Mississippi from the approximately 126 across the United States. Her appointment is for four years.

August 3, 2018

Lonnie Young, Registered Piano Technician in The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Music, was a featured presenter to more than 670 attendees, including piano service specialists, manufacturers and suppliers from around the world, at the 61st annual Piano Technicians Guild Convention and Technical Institute in Lancaster, Pa.

Lonnie Young, Registered Piano Technician in The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Music, was a featured presenter to more than 670 attendees, including piano service specialists, manufacturers and suppliers from around the world, at the 61st annual Piano Technicians Guild Convention and Technical Institute in Lancaster, Pa.

June 12, 2018

Rebecca Newton, assistant professor in the College of Nursing at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been chosen to participate in the inaugural AACN-Apple Digital Innovation Bootcamp: From Content to Action, set for July 9-12 in Austin, Texas. Newton is one of 30 nursing faculty from across the nation – and the only educator from Mississippi -- selected for the bootcamp.

Rebecca Newton, assistant professor in the College of Nursing at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been chosen to participate in the inaugural AACN-Apple Digital Innovation Bootcamp: From Content to Action, set for July 9-12 in Austin, Texas. Newton is one of 30 nursing faculty from across the nation – and the only educator from Mississippi -- selected for the bootcamp.

June 4, 2018

Marketing and public relations professionals at The University of Southern Mississippi have captured more than two dozen awards as part of annual competitions held by the College Public Relations Association of Mississippi (CPRAM) and the Public Relations Association of Mississippi (PRAM).

Marketing and public relations professionals at The University of Southern Mississippi have captured more than two dozen awards as part of annual competitions held by the College Public Relations Association of Mississippi (CPRAM) and the Public Relations Association of Mississippi (PRAM).

USM took home 16 awards – including a Grand Award in print media – at the annual CPRAM conference held last month in Ridgeland, Miss.

May 9, 2018

University of Southern Mississippi chemistry Professor and Associate Provost Dr. Doug Masterson has been chosen as one of 50 national Advocates by the Society for Science & the Public who will work to assist underrepresented students in finding opportunities to participate and compete in science research competitions.

University of Southern Mississippi chemistry Professor and Associate Provost Dr. Doug Masterson has been chosen as one of 50 national Advocates by the Society for Science & the Public who will work to assist underrepresented students in finding opportunities to participate and compete in science research competitions.

Masterson will serve as one of six Lead Advocates who will mentor groups of Advocates. He will help other scientists and educators prepare high school students to enter their research into competitions, while also working closely with students themselves.

May 8, 2018

Approximately 400 audiologists and speech-language pathologists from across the state gathered for the Mississippi Speech Language Hearing Association Annual Continuing Education Conference last month in Natchez, Miss.

Approximately 400 audiologists and speech-language pathologists from across the state gathered for the Mississippi Speech Language Hearing Association Annual Continuing Education Conference last month in Natchez, Miss.

Dr. Kimberly Ward, an assistant professor in the Speech and Hearing Sciences Department at The University of Southern Mississippi, served as chair for the conference. Amy Rosonet Lebert, clinical instructor in the Speech and Hearing Sciences Department, serves as president for the state organization.

April 26, 2018

State Sen. John Polk, left, and State Rep. Missy McGee presented Dr. Jay Dean with a RESOLUTION on the occasion of his retirement as conductor of the University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra on Tuesday, April 24. The presentation was made at the conclusion of the Turandot performance at the Mannoni Performing Arts Center on USM’s Hattiesburg campus. (Photo by Kelly Dunn) 

 

State Sen. John Polk, left, and State Rep. Missy McGee presented Dr. Jay Dean with a RESOLUTION on the occasion of his retirement as conductor of the University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra on Tuesday, April 24.

The presentation was made at the conclusion of the Turandot performance at the Mannoni Performing Arts Center on USM’s Hattiesburg campus. (Photo by Kelly Dunn) 

 

April 11, 2018

Exciting research conducted by University of Southern Mississippi geology Professor Mark Puckett will be featured during a special TV presentation “35 Million Years Down the Chickasawhay” set to air on Mississippi Public Broadcasting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 26.

Exciting research conducted by University of Southern Mississippi geology Professor Mark Puckett will be featured during a special TV presentation “35 Million Years Down the Chickasawhay” set to air on Mississippi Public Broadcasting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 26.

April 9, 2018

On Tuesday, April 3, Mayor Toby Barker presented Dr. Jay Dean with a key to the city in honor of his storied 30-year career at The University of Southern Mississippi, and for his commitment as a pioneer of the arts in the Hub City.

On Tuesday, April 3, Mayor Toby Barker, left, presented Dr. Jay Dean with a key to the city in honor of his storied 30-year career at The University of Southern Mississippi, and for his commitment as a pioneer of the arts in the Hub City.

March 27, 2018

With a mention of the word “engineering,” one’s thoughts might drift to images of bridges, roads, and railways under construction. At the University of Southern Mississippi, a unique and transformative type of engineering is making news – that of plants.

With a mention of the word “engineering,” one’s thoughts might drift to images of bridges, roads, and railways under construction. At the University of Southern Mississippi, a unique and transformative type of engineering is making news – that of plants.

Dr. Philip Bates, assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has taken his interest in lipids to a comprehensive level while researching the oil metabolism of certain plants.

March 7, 2018

Dr. Casey Maugh Funderburk, Vice Provost for The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus, has been selected to the 81st Training Wing Honorary Commander Program at Keesler Air Force Base (AFB).

Dr. Casey Maugh Funderburk, Vice Provost for The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus, has been selected to the 81st Training Wing Honorary Commander Program at Keesler Air Force Base (AFB).

The Honorary Commander Program offers an opportunity for local civic and community leaders to gain insight and experience about the U.S. Air Force and Keesler AFB operations and programs. In addition, Air Force commanders and personnel have the opportunity to connect to the local community and its key leaders.

February 14, 2018

Dr. SherRhonda Gibbs, associate professor of management at The University of Southern Mississippi, was named Volunteer of the Year during the 2018 United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) conference held earlier this month at California State University-Northridge.

Dr. SherRhonda Gibbs, associate professor of management at The University of Southern Mississippi, was named Volunteer of the Year during the 2018 United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) conference held earlier this month at California State University-Northridge.

February 12, 2018

University of Southern Mississippi (USM) staff members swept top honors at the 2018 Spark Awards, annual honors presented by the Pine Belt Chapter of the Public Relations Association of Mississippi (PRAM). USM staff members won the Judges’ Choice Award, signifying the top work in the competition; the Bud Kirkpatrick Practitioner of the Year Award, and the Burlian O’Neal Walker Professional Promise Award.

University of Southern Mississippi (USM) staff members swept top honors at the 2018 Spark Awards, annual honors presented by the Pine Belt Chapter of the Public Relations Association of Mississippi (PRAM). USM staff members won the Judges’ Choice Award, signifying the top work in the competition; the Bud Kirkpatrick Practitioner of the Year Award, and the Burlian O’Neal Walker Professional Promise Award.

January 5, 2018

Dr. Wayne Kelly, Chair of the Department of Finance, Real Estate, and Business Law at The University of Southern Mississippi, offers expert analysis about credit scores as part of a feature by personal finance website WalletHub (https://wallethub.com/).

Dr. Wayne Kelly, Chair of the Department of Finance, Real Estate, and Business Law at The University of Southern Mississippi, offers expert analysis about credit scores as part of a feature by personal finance website WalletHub (https://wallethub.com/).

WalletHub is a personal finance website that launched in early August 2013. The site is based in Washington, D.C. and owned by Evolution Finance, Inc. – parent company of the credit card website CardHub.com.

December 20, 2017

Jenny Tate, Assistant Director for University Communications and Campus Communication Officer for the Gulf Park Campus of The University of Southern Mississippi, has been selected to take part in the 2018 Class of Leadership Mississippi.

Jenny Tate, Assistant Director for University Communications and Campus Communication Officer for the Gulf Park Campus of The University of Southern Mississippi, has been selected to take part in the 2018 Class of Leadership Mississippi.