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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. 

May 2, 2017

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Dr. Kimberly Ward, assistant professor and audiology clinic coordinator in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, recently attended the 2017 Leadership Academy of the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CAPCSD).

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Dr. Kimberly Ward, assistant professor and audiology clinic coordinator in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, recently attended the 2017 Leadership Academy of the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CAPCSD).

April 28, 2017

William Carey University has presented University of Southern Mississippi (USM) President Rodney D. Bennett with an honorary degree for his work in communities across south Mississippi, including his leadership of USM’s response to a January 2017 tornado that struck William Carey.

William Carey University has presented University of Southern Mississippi (USM) President Rodney D. Bennett with an honorary degree for his work in communities across south Mississippi, including his leadership of USM’s response to a January 2017 tornado that struck William Carey.

Among other assistance, USM has provided classroom and laboratory space, as well as residential facilities for William Carey students, as that university, located just a few miles south of USM in Hattiesburg, continues its recovery.

April 25, 2017

Jerry B. DeFatta Jr., Executive Director of the Alumni Association at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been named to the prestigious Top 50 Under 40 list for 2017 by the Mississippi Business Journal. Honorees were recognized during a ceremony held Thursday, April 21 at the Old Capitol Inn in Downtown Jackson, Miss.

Jerry B. DeFatta Jr., Executive Director of the Alumni Association at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been named to the prestigious Top 50 Under 40 list for 2017 by the Mississippi Business Journal. Honorees were recognized during a ceremony held Thursday, April 21 at the Old Capitol Inn in Downtown Jackson, Miss.

As executive director, DeFatta leads the association’s 11-person staff, manages the overall administration of the organization and serves as secretary and treasurer of the Association's Board of Directors.

March 27, 2017

Xavier L. Agee, simulation & IT specialist in The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Nursing, has earned unique distinction as the state’s only Certified Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialist (CHSOS).

Xavier L. Agee, simulation & IT specialist in The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Nursing, has earned unique distinction as the state’s only Certified Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialist (CHSOS).

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 15, 2017

Dr. Katherine Nugent, Dean of the College of Nursing at The University of Southern Mississippi, has added another sparkling honor to her illustrious career with induction in the Mississippi Nurses’ Association Hall of Fame.

Dr. Katherine Nugent, Dean of the College of Nursing at The University of Southern Mississippi, has added another sparkling honor to her illustrious career with induction in the Mississippi Nurses’ Association Hall of Fame.

Nugent was recognized during the 11th Nightingale Awards Gala hosted by the Mississippi Nurses’ Association and the Mississippi Nurses’ Foundation on March 6 in Jackson, Miss. Nurses throughout the state were nominated in 18 award categories and four inductions into the distinguished Hall of Fame were announced.

March 14, 2017

University of Southern Mississippi Senior Research Scientist Harriet Perry was recently honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Mississippi Chapter of the American Fisheries Society on Feb. 23 in Biloxi.

University of Southern Mississippi Senior Research Scientist Harriet Perry was recently honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Mississippi Chapter of the American Fisheries Society on Feb. 23 in Biloxi.

Perry’s career spans 50 years at USM’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory where she filled the role of graduate student, biologist, faculty member, and ultimately Director of the Center for Fisheries Research and Development.

February 24, 2017

In recognition of Black History month, Dr. Mohamed Elasri, Associate Dean for The College of Science and Technology and Professor of Microbiology, has been awarded the Diversity Award for Excellence as part of the annual Diversity celebration sponsored by the Mississippi Board of Trustees of the State Institutions of Higher Learning.

In recognition of Black History month, Dr. Mohamed Elasri, Associate Dean for The College of Science and Technology and Professor of Microbiology, has been awarded the Diversity Award for Excellence as part of the annual Diversity celebration sponsored by the Mississippi Board of Trustees of the State Institutions of Higher Learning.

Each year during the month of February, the Board recognizes campus and community leaders for the impact they have made in advancing diversity and encouraging understanding and respect.

February 17, 2017

Dr. Kimberly Ward, assistant professor in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been elected chair of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Medicaid Committee.

Dr. Kimberly Ward, assistant professor in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been elected chair of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Medicaid Committee.

December 5, 2016

A $900,000 grant from the Kellogg Foundation has been awarded to the University of Southern Mississippi’s Dr. Julie Cwikla, Director of Creativity & Innovation in STEM.  Funds will be used to help school children along the Gulf Coast learn math in new and exciting ways. 

A $900,000 grant from the Kellogg Foundation has been awarded to the University of Southern Mississippi’s Dr. Julie Cwikla, Director of Creativity & Innovation in STEM.  Funds will be used to help school children along the Gulf Coast learn math in new and exciting ways. 

August 30, 2016

Dr. Ellen Weinauer, dean of the Honors College at The University of Southern Mississippi, represented the University’s chapter of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at the 44th Biennial Convention held July 28-30 in Atlanta, Ga.

Dr. Ellen Weinauer, dean of the Honors College at The University of Southern Mississippi, represented the University’s chapter of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at the 44th Biennial Convention held July 28-30 in Atlanta, Ga.

Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Weinauer currently serves as President of the Southern Miss chapter and attended the convention as the chapter's voting delegate.