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October 30, 2013

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September 7, 2012

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February 1, 2016

Concerns about textbook costs are on the rise among college students nationwide. Each semester begins with finding which textbooks are required, price-comparison, and the daunting decision of whether to rent or buy. 

 

Concerns about textbook costs are on the rise among college students nationwide. Each semester begins with finding which textbooks are required, price-comparison, and the daunting decision of whether to rent or buy. 

Dr. Michael Vera, associate professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at The University of Southern Mississippi, has created a proposal to ease the burden for students called “Electronic Resources for Introductory Physics.” The idea is to help encourage the use of free online texts.

January 25, 2016

University of Southern Mississippi Professor Douglas Masterson has been awarded the 2015 Conference of Southern Graduate Schools (CSGS) Mentor Award. Masterson serves as an associate professor of organic and bioorganic chemistry and associate dean for undergraduate affairs in the College of Science and Technology at Southern Miss.

 

Last spring, Masterson was selected as Southern Miss’s inaugural recipient of the Graduate Mentor of the Year Award, which is supported by the Southern Miss Graduate School and the Office of Research. Masterson was then nominated for the CSGC award.

University of Southern Mississippi Professor Douglas Masterson has been awarded the 2015 Conference of Southern Graduate Schools (CSGS) Mentor Award. Masterson serves as an associate professor of organic and bioorganic chemistry and associate dean for undergraduate affairs in the College of Science and Technology at Southern Miss.

January 20, 2016

Several University of Southern Mississippi faculty and staff members have been honored by the Pine Belt Chapter of the Public Relations Association of Mississippi as part of the organization’s 2015 Spark Awards program. The Spark Awards recognize outstanding work in the field of public relations in six categories.  

Several University of Southern Mississippi faculty and staff members have been honored by the Pine Belt Chapter of the Public Relations Association of Mississippi as part of the organization’s 2015 Spark Awards program. The Spark Awards recognize outstanding work in the field of public relations in six categories.  

January 20, 2016

The Inaugural Gala for Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves held earlier this month in Jackson provided an opportunity for Freddie White-Johnson, program director of the Mississippi Network for Cancer Control at The University of Southern Mississippi, to discuss health disparities with many of the state’s elected leaders.

White-Johnson, who also serves as director of the Fannie Lou Hamer Cancer Foundation, emphasized the need for additional fund to address cancer (breast, cervical, colorectal, and prostate) health disparities – particularly in the Mississippi Delta.

January 19, 2016

Dr. Song Guo, assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been awarded the National Science Foundation’s Early Career Development Award (CAREER) for his project “Morphology and Property Correlations of Chemically Doped 1D Conjugated Polymer Aggregates.”

Dr. Song Guo, assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been awarded the National Science Foundation’s Early Career Development Award (CAREER) for his project “Morphology and Property Correlations of Chemically Doped 1D Conjugated Polymer Aggregates.”

January 5, 2016

Frustration fueled inspiration which led University of Southern Mississippi professor Scott Milroy to author his first textbook -- “Field Methods in Marine Science: From Measurements to Models,” available now and published through Garland Science.

Frustration fueled inspiration which led University of Southern Mississippi professor Scott Milroy to author his first textbook -- “Field Methods in Marine Science: From Measurements to Models,” available now and published through Garland Science.

December 9, 2015

The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business co-sponsored the Minority Women Entrepreneurs’ Forum on December 1, 2015 at the Island View Casino Beach Tower in Gulfport, Miss.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business co-sponsored the Minority Women Entrepreneurs’ Forum on December 1, 2015 at the Island View Casino Beach Tower in Gulfport, Miss.

December 7, 2015

An assistant professor and two graduate students from The University of Southern Mississippi recently were awarded a Love of Learning award worth $500 each from The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi — the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. The awards were given to 80 Phi Kappa Phi members nationwide.

An assistant professor and two graduate students from The University of Southern Mississippi recently were awarded a Love of Learning award worth $500 each from The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi — the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. The awards were given to 80 Phi Kappa Phi members nationwide.

Those from USM receiving awards include:

November 20, 2015

Megan Burkes, manager of annual giving and special projects at The University of Southern Mississippi Foundation, was named one of the Top 10 Under 40 at the One Coast Awards held on Tuesday, Nov. 18 at the Beau Rivage in Biloxi, Miss.

 

Megan Burkes, manager of annual giving and special projects at The University of Southern Mississippi Foundation, was named one of the Top 10 Under 40 at the One Coast Awards held on Tuesday, Nov. 18 at the Beau Rivage in Biloxi, Miss.

The ceremony, which also honored ten Top Community Leaders, recognized those who dedicate their time to bring a positive and lasting impact to the community of South Mississippi. More than 70 individuals were nominated for the awards. 

November 6, 2015

Dr. Scott Milroy, assistant chair and associate professor in the Department of Marine Science at The University of Southern Mississippi, will be one of the featured speakers for the TEDxJackson “Ideas Worth Spreading” series set for Thursday, Nov. 12 at the Jackson (Miss.) Convention Complex.

Dr. Scott Milroy, assistant chair and associate professor in the Department of Marine Science at The University of Southern Mississippi, will be one of the featured speakers for the TEDxJackson “Ideas Worth Spreading” series set for Thursday, Nov. 12 at the Jackson (Miss.) Convention Complex.

November 5, 2015

The Mississippi Science Teacher’s Association has named Dr. Sherry Herron, associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and Director of the Center for Science and Mathematics Education at The University of Southern Mississippi, Outstanding College Science Teacher for 2015.

The Mississippi Science Teacher’s Association has named Dr. Sherry Herron, associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and Director of the Center for Science and Mathematics Education at The University of Southern Mississippi, Outstanding College Science Teacher for 2015.

“While being an educator for nearly 40 years, this award validates my work. It makes me feel very rewarded for my lifelong efforts,” said Herron.

November 3, 2015

University of Southern Mississippi Professor Cyndi Huff Gaudet employs a simple, yet inspiring, mantra to guide her efforts as chair of the Department of Human Capital Development – “Work Hard, Have Fun, and Make a Difference.”

 

Her commitment to that theme paved the way for Gaudet to receive the 2015 Karen Sock Woman of the Year Award, presented last weekend at the Success Women’s Conference in Biloxi.

University of Southern Mississippi Professor Cyndi Huff Gaudet employs a simple, yet inspiring, mantra to guide her efforts as chair of the Department of Human Capital Development – “Work Hard, Have Fun, and Make a Difference.”

Her commitment to that theme paved the way for Gaudet to receive the 2015 Karen Sock Woman of the Year Award, presented last weekend at the Success Women’s Conference in Biloxi.

October 26, 2015

Dr. Cyndi Gaudet and Dr. Heather Annulis, faculty members at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus, are among 40 finalists selected by Gulf Coast Woman magazine for its 2015 Woman of the Year Award.

Dr. Cyndi Gaudet and Dr. Heather Annulis, faculty members at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus, are among 40 finalists selected by Gulf Coast Woman magazine for its 2015 Woman of the Year Award.

Gaudet is a professor and director of the Human Capital Development program at the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. Annulis is a professor in the Human Capital Development program.

September 29, 2015

The National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) recently named Dr. Claire Kimberly, an assistant professor in the Department of Child and Family Studies at The University of Southern Mississippi, as the 2015 recipient of the Cindy Winter Scholarship Award.

The National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) recently named Dr. Claire Kimberly, an assistant professor in the Department of Child and Family Studies at The University of Southern Mississippi, as the 2015 recipient of the Cindy Winter Scholarship Award.

The biannual honor is presented to a student or new professional member of NCFR who has shown outstanding leadership or service in family studies, human ecology, human development, family science, or a related field.

August 21, 2015

Dr. Faye Gilbert, dean of the College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the Mississippi Council on Economic Education. Her three-year term became effective July 30.

Dr. Faye Gilbert, dean of the College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the Mississippi Council on Economic Education. Her three-year term became effective July 30.

Gilbert took over as dean of the Southern Miss College of Business in July, 2013 – becoming the first woman to hold that title. She previously served as dean of the College of Business and Economics at Radford (Va.) University.

July 29, 2015

Pro Football Hall-of-Famer Ray Guy joked that he knows “there is one street name I will never forget” after a roadway bearing his name was dedicated on Tuesday, July 28 at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus.

 

Guy, a former first-team All-American punter at Southern Miss, watched with pride as University workers unveiled “Ray Guy Way” on a signpost fronting the Duff Athletic Center.

Pro Football Hall-of-Famer Ray Guy joked that he knows “there is one street name I will never forget” after a roadway bearing his name was dedicated on Tuesday, July 28 at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus.

Guy, a former first-team All-American punter at Southern Miss, watched with pride as University workers unveiled “Ray Guy Way” on a signpost fronting the Duff Athletic Center.

July 24, 2015

A documentary inspired by a University of Southern Mississippi history professor’s book on the famed Vietnam combat infantry unit “Charlie Company” has been nominated for a coveted Emmy award.

 

Dr. Andrew Wiest, founding director of the university’s Dale Center for the Study of War and Society, is the author of “The Boys of ’67: Charlie Company’s War in Vietnam,” on which the National Geographic documentary “Brothers in War” is based. It has been nominated for the award in the Outstanding Historical Programming-Long-Form category.

A documentary inspired by a University of Southern Mississippi history professor’s book on the famed Vietnam combat infantry unit “Charlie Company” has been nominated for a coveted Emmy award.

July 24, 2015

For Dr. Faye Gilbert, serving as president of the Southern Business Administration Association (SBAA) means honoring a commitment to provide students with the most rewarding college experience possible.

 

For Dr. Faye Gilbert, serving as president of the Southern Business Administration Association (SBAA) means honoring a commitment to provide students with the most rewarding college experience possible.

Gilbert, dean of the College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi, has spent the first half of 2015 as the SBAA president after serving as vice president of Programs last year and as secretary/treasurer in 2012-13. She is the first Southern Miss dean to occupy the president’s chair since Dean Emeritus Dr. Joseph Greene held the office in 1967-68.

July 7, 2015

The College of Nursing at The University of Southern Mississippi has received a $1.6 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to support advanced nursing education and practice.

The College of Nursing at The University of Southern Mississippi has received a $1.6 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to support advanced nursing education and practice.

Funded through the HRSA Bureau of Health Workforce Advanced Nursing Education program, the three-year award will provide support to educate and train nurse practitioners – at the doctorate level – through academic-practice partnerships.

June 26, 2015

Dr. Davin Wallace, an assistant professor in the Department of Marine Science at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been awarded a prestigious Early-Career Research Fellowship by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Gulf Research Program.

Dr. Davin Wallace, an assistant professor in the Department of Marine Science at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been awarded a prestigious Early-Career Research Fellowship by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Gulf Research Program.

The Early-Career Research Fellowships recognize professionals at the critical pre-tenure phase of their careers for exceptional leadership, past performance, and potential for future contributions to improving oil system safety, human health, or the environment in the Gulf region.

June 3, 2015

The United States Army has awarded a $4.9 million research contract to The University of Southern Mississippi for development and evaluation on a helmet liner designed to provide enhanced head protection for warfighters.

 

The Southern Miss Pneumatic Cushioning helmet liner was developed in the laboratories of Dr. Jeff Wiggins, director of the School of Polymers and High Performance Materials, in collaboration with Dr. Trent Gould, associate dean in the College of Health and professor in the School of Kinesiology, and Dr. Scott Piland, assistant director and associate professor in the School of Kinesiology. The primary objective of this two-year program is to develop next generation pneumatic cushioning systems which exceed the blunt impact performance standard of current Army helmets in cold, ambient, and hot testing conditions.

The United States Army has awarded a $4.9 million research contract to The University of Southern Mississippi for development and evaluation on a helmet liner designed to provide enhanced head protection for warfighters.

May 26, 2015

Several University of Southern Mississippi staff members were honored for their work at the College Public Relations Association of Mississippi (CPRAM) Conference held May 18-19 in Tupelo, Miss. The CPRAM awards recognizes exceptional work by communications, marketing and public relations professionals at colleges and universities across the state of Mississippi.

Several University of Southern Mississippi staff members were honored for their work at the College Public Relations Association of Mississippi (CPRAM) Conference held May 18-19 in Tupelo, Miss. The CPRAM awards recognizes exceptional work by communications, marketing and public relations professionals at colleges and universities across the state of Mississippi.

Southern Miss took home a total of 13 awards in the senior division of the competition, which is open to all of the state’s four-year universities and colleges.