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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.

December 18, 2017

Dr. Jason Azoulay, assistant professor in the School of Polymers and High Performance Materials at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been awarded a coveted research prize by the Nokia Bell Labs.

 

Dr. Jason Azoulay, assistant professor in the School of Polymers and High Performance Materials at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been awarded a coveted research prize by the Nokia Bell Labs.

Azoulay shared the $50,000 second-place honor with his collaborator Dr. Tse Nga (Tina) Ng, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of California at San Diego. Their research led to the invention of new photosensitive polymer materials that can be used for health and medical monitoring through-the-skin with wearable, thin, flexible devices.

November 27, 2017

Dr. Amy C. Miller, professor and Vice Provost for Academic Affairs at The University of Southern Mississippi, is a featured essayist in the latest edition of Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning.

Dr. Amy C. Miller, professor and Vice Provost for Academic Affairs at The University of Southern Mississippi, is a featured essayist in the latest edition of Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning.

Miller joined other higher education officials from across the country in sharing insight on the topic, “Teaching and Student Success: ACUE (Association of College and University Educators) makes the link.” 

July 26, 2017

Dr. Shea Kidd Houze, director of New Student and Retention Programs at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been selected to serve as one of seven national faculty members for the Orientation Professionals Institute, which is part of the National Orientation Directors Association (NODA).

Dr. Shea Kidd Houze, director of New Student and Retention Programs at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been selected to serve as one of seven national faculty members for the Orientation Professionals Institute, which is part of the National Orientation Directors Association (NODA).

The institute is an educational program designed to serve new full-time professionals (with less than 4 years of total professional experience) who are responsible for orientation programming.

July 11, 2017

A research paper regarding the effects of alcohol-related cues on racial discrimination co-authored by Dr. Elena Stepanova, assistant professor of psychology at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been accepted for publication by the European Journal of Social Psychology: Stepanova, E. V., Bartholow, B. D., Saults, J. S., and Friedman, R. S. (2017) Effects of Exposure to Alcohol-related Cues on Racial Discrimination. Eur. J. Soc. Psychol., doi: 10.1002/ejsp.2325

A research paper regarding the effects of alcohol-related cues on racial discrimination co-authored by Dr. Elena Stepanova, assistant professor of psychology at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been accepted for publication by the European Journal of Social Psychology: Stepanova, E. V., Bartholow, B. D., Saults, J. S., and Friedman, R. S. (2017) Effects of Exposure to Alcohol-related Cues on Racial Discrimination. Eur. J. Soc.

June 15, 2017

University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Ocean Science and Technology (SOST) Director Monty Graham was recently announced as chairman of the newly formed Ocean Task Force by Gov. Phil Bryant on June 1.

University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Ocean Science and Technology (SOST) Director Monty Graham was recently announced as chairman of the newly formed Ocean Task Force by Gov. Phil Bryant on June 1.

“I am incredibly honored to chair the Ocean Task Force for Governor Bryant,” Graham said. “This is a visionary step toward enhancing our nation’s advantage in the design, development, testing and application of unmanned maritime systems.”

May 24, 2017

It has been one year since The University of Southern Mississippi took steps to meet the growing needs of its online students with the establishment of a new Office of Online Learning. Since then, the University has been named to many “best-of” lists for bringing academic excellence to online students.

 

It has been one year since The University of Southern Mississippi took steps to meet the growing needs of its online students with the establishment of a new Office of Online Learning. Since then, the University has been named to many “best-of” lists for bringing academic excellence to online students.

One of the biggest reasons the university is so successful is faculty commitment. That is why the Office of Online Learning created the Innovation in Online Teaching award to recognize the dedication of their faculty.

May 8, 2017

Michael McGee, Senior Veterans Affairs Certification Official at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been elected President of the Veterans Affairs Administrators of Mississippi (VAAMS). 

Michael McGee, Senior Veterans Affairs Certification Official at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been elected President of the Veterans Affairs Administrators of Mississippi (VAAMS). 

VAAMs is a statewide organization consisting of college and universities dedicated to improving services to student-veterans, service members and their families. VAAMs was created in 2006 for the purpose of promoting and providing for student-veterans to ensure their VA-related educational support services are met.