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September 9, 2015

Recent Southern Miss graduate and reigning Miss Mississippi Hannah Roberts is tearing down stereotypes as a contestant in this week's Miss America pageant.

I’d been waiting on this conversation for eight months. Then it happened on Sunday, and I couldn’t be more pleased. Here’s the short version.

“Why do you have pink goggles in your office?” my 6-year-old asked me.

“It’s because we’re supporting Miss Hannah in the Miss America Pageant, and she wears pink goggles when she’s learning about science,” I said.

“She likes science?” my daughter inquired.

September 2, 2014

SGA President Jeffrey George is dedicated to the idea of inspiring fellow students to get involved in campus activities and organizations.

Student Government Association President Jeffrey George plans to leave Southern Miss better than he found it by encouraging other students to reach to the top. George, of Covington, Louisiana, is a junior political science major pursuing a minor in marketing.

Q: What led you to attend The University of Southern Mississippi?

April 3, 2013

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September 9, 2011

Student Government Association President Erick Brown hopes to leave a legacy of inclusion at Southern Miss.

Erick Brown serves as the president of the Student Government Association at The University of Southern Mississippi. Brown, a senior sociology major, recently took a few moments to reflect on his current responsibilities and outside interests in a question-and-answer format.

Q: What is your hometown and educational background?

A: I am from Columbus, Mississippi and attended Columbus High School.

Q: What were your dreams and ambitions as a small child?

May 9, 2011

New Student Printz Executive Editor Mary Margaret Halford is following in her uncle's footsteps and enjoying every second of the journey.

Southern Miss sophomore Mary Margaret Halford was recently named the Executive Editor of the Student Printz campus newspaper. Recently, Halford took a few moments to reflect on her new role at the university and other interests in a question-and-answer format.

Q: What is your hometown and educational background?

February 2, 2017

The University of Southern Mississippi chapter of the Association of Office Professionals (AOP) has launched an office supply collection drive to provide William Carey University office professionals with supplies needed to continue supporting their faculty, staff and students following the recent tornado that damaged the WCU Hattiesburg campus. The drive will continue through Feb. 28.

The University of Southern Mississippi chapter of the Association of Office Professionals (AOP) has launched an office supply collection drive to provide William Carey University office professionals with supplies needed to continue supporting their faculty, staff and students following the recent tornado that damaged the WCU Hattiesburg campus. The drive will continue through Feb. 28.

February 1, 2017

On Jan. 1, Dr. Neil Shubin spent his winter ‘holiday’ searching for fossils in below zero temperatures in Antarctica. On Tuesday Feb. 7, at 6:30 p.m. he will present the lecture “Your Inner Fish: Evolutionary Biology” at the Thad Cochran Center (third floor) on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus for the first spring 2017 University Forum.

On Jan. 1, Dr. Neil Shubin spent his winter ‘holiday’ searching for fossils in below zero temperatures in Antarctica. On Tuesday Feb. 7, at 6:30 p.m. he will present the lecture “Your Inner Fish: Evolutionary Biology” at the Thad Cochran Center (third floor) on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus for the first spring 2017 University Forum.

January 30, 2017

He’s known by many as “America’s teacher,” and he’s taught the country a lesson on how to better educate its youth.

Ron Clark, founder of the Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta, shared the story of his career path and while also giving a pep talk to University of Southern Mississippi Luckyday Scholars Jan. 26 on the Hattiesburg campus.

He’s known by many as “America’s educator,” and he’s taught the country a lesson on how to better educate its youth.

Ron Clark, co-founder along with his friend Kim Bearden of the Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta, shared the story of his career path and vision for his school while also giving a pep talk to University of Southern Mississippi Luckyday Scholars Jan. 26 on the Hattiesburg campus. 

January 18, 2017

The University of Southern Mississippi’s entertainment industry program is searching for promising musicians to compete for the South City Records Artist Development Project 2017. This project could lead to one or more qualified artists being signed with South City Records.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s entertainment industry program is searching for promising musicians to compete for the South City Records Artist Development Project 2017. This project could lead to one or more qualified artists being signed with South City Records.

January 13, 2017

The Drapeau Center for Undergraduate Research at The University of Southern Mississippi has awarded funding for research project proposals made by 18 students through the Eagle Scholar Program for Undergraduate Research (Eagle SPUR).
 

The Drapeau Center for Undergraduate Research at The University of Southern Mississippi has awarded funding for research project proposals made by 18 students through the Eagle Scholar Program for Undergraduate Research (Eagle SPUR).

December 21, 2016

Victoria Brodbeck, a banking and finance major in the College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been awarded the 2016 Mississippi Young Bankers (MYB) Leadership Scholarship. She is the fifth USM student to win the $2,000 scholarship in the past six years.

Victoria Brodbeck, a banking and finance major in the College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been awarded the 2016 Mississippi Young Bankers (MYB) Leadership Scholarship. She is the fifth USM student to win the $2,000 scholarship in the past six years.

December 16, 2016

Now with their degree in hand, graduates of The University of Southern Mississippi should take the next steps using what they’ve learned to secure successful careers or advance their education through professional and graduate degree programs.

Now with their degree in hand, graduates of The University of Southern Mississippi should take the next steps using what they’ve learned to secure successful careers or advance their education through professional and graduate degree programs.

December 7, 2016

Dr. William C. “Bill” Smith, a recently retired University of Southern Mississippi College of Business marketing professor who earned several honors for teaching, research and service in his 37-year tenure at the school, will give the keynote address for its fall commencement ceremonies.

Dr. William C. “Bill” Smith, a recently retired University of Southern Mississippi College of Business marketing professor who earned several honors for teaching, research and service in his 37-year tenure at the school, will give the keynote address for its fall commencement ceremonies.

The ceremonies are at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16 at Reed Green Coliseum on the Hattiesburg campus. Approximately 1,100 students are degree candidates for the fall 2016 semester.

December 7, 2016

Several students in the College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi have been recognized for outstanding academic achievement during the fall 2016 semester.

Several students in the College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi have been recognized for outstanding academic achievement during the fall 2016 semester. Those honorees and their awards include:

Dean’s Excellence Awards

Maria Saylor, Biloxi, Miss. – Accounting, BSBA

Miranda L. Donnell, Hattiesburg, Miss. – Management, Business Administration

William Flurry, Vancleave, Miss. – Marketing

Jennifer Redding, Biloxi, Miss. – Management, Human Resources

November 29, 2016

The annual “Lighting the Way” event returns Wednesday, Nov. 30 to The University of Southern Mississippi to help usher in the holiday season and support the charitable outreach work of Hattiesburg’s Aldersgate Mission and Edwards Street Fellowship Center. Scheduled for 6-8 p.m. at the front entrance of the Hattiesburg campus, it will be presented by the Student Government Association, and members of the university and local communities are invited to participate.

The annual “Lighting the Way” event returns Wednesday, Nov. 30 to The University of Southern Mississippi to help usher in the holiday season and support the charitable outreach work of Hattiesburg’s Aldersgate Mission and Edwards Street Fellowship Center. Scheduled for 6-8 p.m. at the front entrance of the Hattiesburg campus, it will be presented by the Student Government Association, and members of the university and local communities are invited to participate.

November 23, 2016

The 65th edition of a holiday tradition at The University of Southern Mississippi is set for Sunday, Dec. 4 when Chi Omega sorority hosts Songfest at Reed Green Coliseum on the Hattiesburg campus. Featuring seasonal music favorites performed by members of the USM Greek Life community, the event begins at 5:30 p.m. and admission is free.

The 65th edition of a holiday tradition at The University of Southern Mississippi is set for Sunday, Dec. 4 when Chi Omega sorority hosts Songfest at Reed Green Coliseum on the Hattiesburg campus. Featuring some of the favorite sounds of the season performed by members of the USM Greek Life community, the event begins at 5:30 p.m. and admission is free.

November 18, 2016

Mississippi college sports inspire traditions and loyalty throughout the state and all schools contend for the coveted championships in their divisions. Students and alumni proudly support their schools but only a few obtain the status of campus heroes.

However, Mississippi Blood Services (MBS) knows everyone has a hero inside of them.

Mississippi college sports inspire traditions and loyalty throughout the state and all schools contend for the coveted championships in their divisions. Students and alumni proudly support their schools but only a few obtain the status of campus heroes.

November 18, 2016

University of Southern Mississippi student Cameron Cloud has been awarded a Study Abroad Grant worth $1,000 from The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi — the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Cloud, a Hattiesburg, Miss., native, is one of 26 students nationwide to receive the award.

University of Southern Mississippi student Cameron Cloud has been awarded a Study Abroad Grant worth $1,000 from The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi — the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Cloud, a Hattiesburg, Miss., native, is one of 26 students nationwide to receive the award.

November 14, 2016

The Mississippi Gamma chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon will host its 11th annual Chili Cook-Off Saturday, Nov. 19 from 2:30-6 p.m. at Pete Taylor Park. All proceeds will benefit Extra Table and the USM Eagle’s Nest.

The Mississippi Gamma chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon will host its 11th annual Chili Cook-Off Saturday, Nov. 19 from 2:30-6 p.m. at Pete Taylor Park. All proceeds will benefit Extra Table and the USM Eagle’s Nest.

Extra Table is a Hattiesburg-based non-profit agency that works in partnership with Sysco Corporation to get new, healthy food to soup kitchens and food pantries throughout the state of Mississippi. One of those pantries is the USM Eagle’s Nest Food Pantry.

November 10, 2016

Tamara Wright of Pickens was recently announced as a member of the 2017 class of Kennard Scholars at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Tamara Wright of Pickens was recently announced as a member of the 2017 class of Kennard Scholars at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Named in honor of Clyde Kennard, who attempted to integrate Southern Miss in the 1950s, the Kennard Scholars program is designed for students committed to academic excellence and leadership. The program gives particular attention to first generation students, students from underrepresented communities, and/or students who demonstrate a need.

November 4, 2016

A leading national security analyst frequently called upon by media for her expertise is the guest speaker for the final installment of The University of Southern Mississippi’s fall 2016 University Forum series.

A leading national security analyst frequently called upon by media for her expertise is the guest speaker for the final installment of The University of Southern Mississippi’s fall 2016 University Forum series.

Juliette Kayyem, a former assistant secretary for intergovernmental affairs in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), will present “Security Mom: Homeland Security in An Age of Mayhem” Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 6:30 p.m. in the Thad Cochran Center Ballrooms on the Hattiesburg campus. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.

November 4, 2016

University of Southern Mississippi students interested in pursuing a career in publishing are invited to hear a panel of editors from the University Press of Mississippi (UPM) discuss their careers and how to follow in their footsteps in a discussion at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8 in R.C. Cook Union Room B on the Hattiesburg campus.
 

University of Southern Mississippi students interested in pursuing a career in publishing are invited to hear a panel of editors from the University Press of Mississippi (UPM) discuss their careers and how to follow in their footsteps in a discussion at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8 in R.C. Cook Union Room B on the Hattiesburg campus.

November 1, 2016

Acclaimed R&B and hip-hop artist Keri Hilson is the featured performer for The University of Southern Mississippi’s annual Eaglepalooza Saturday, Nov. 5 beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Spirit Park on the Hattiesburg campus. This event is free and follows USM’s home 2:30 p.m. Conference USA football game against the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. 

 

Acclaimed R&B and hip-hop artist Keri Hilson is the featured performer for The University of Southern Mississippi’s annual Eaglepalooza Saturday, Nov. 5 beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Spirit Park on the Hattiesburg campus. This event is free and follows USM’s home 2:30 p.m. Conference USA football game against the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. 

October 25, 2016

Students at The University of Southern Mississippi recently selected their 2016 homecoming court and Mr. and Miss USM during elections held on the Hattiesburg and Gulf Park campuses. Those selected include, from left, Jacqueline Michelle McMillian, Graduate Maid (Moss Point, Miss.); Terrie Jackson, Junior Maid (Slidell, La.); Kathryne Lewis, Student Body Maid (Mobile, Ala.); Melissa David, Miss USM (Saucier, Miss.); Jaylen Hackett, Mr. USM (Mobile, Ala.); Rodnecia Joiner, Homecoming Queen (Raymond, Miss.); Amber McCullum, Senior Maid (Taylorsville, Miss.); Ta'Nika Williams, Freshman Maid (Meridian, Miss.); Keylee Morgan, Gulf Coast Maid (Wesson, Miss.); and Brooke Bullock, Sophomore Maid (Petal, Miss.). (Photo courtesy of Southern Miss Athletics)

Students at The University of Southern Mississippi recently selected their 2016 homecoming court and Mr. and Miss USM during elections held on the Hattiesburg and Gulf Park campuses. Those selected include Jacqueline Michelle McMillian, Graduate Maid (Moss Point, Miss.); Terrie Jackson, Junior Maid (Slidell, La.); Kathryne Lewis, Student Body Maid (Mobile, Ala.); Melissa David, Miss USM (Saucier, Miss.); Jaylen Hackett, Mr.