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A University of Southern Mississippi Ph.D. candidate in communication studies, Sean Fourney wanted to better understand how risk communication is managed in larger levels of discourse beyond interpersonal interactions.

He found what he believes is the perfect opportunity to do just that in a summer internship with the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness for the City of New Orleans.

University of Southern Mississippi students Elizabeth Lee Karajman of Jackson, Miss.; Blake Dunaway of Summit, Miss.; and McKayla Butler of Harrisville, Miss., have been selected to participate in the undergraduate portion of the Mississippi Rural Dentists Scholarship Program (MRDSP).

A nationally competitive internship facilitated by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is giving a University of Southern Mississippi (USM) undergraduate valuable research experiences she can leverage in graduate school and her career.   

Latisha Swygert, a senior psychology major from Clinton, Miss. and student in its prestigious Honors College, earned a spot in the NIH’s National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) 2018 Summer Research Internship Program. The program introduces students to the field of drug abuse and addiction research through participation in eight-week research internships, working with NIDA’s distinguished scientists at universities across the country. Interns also receive a stipend and support for travel and housing.  

The Delta Pi chapter of Delta Gamma sorority at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) took home four major awards from Delta Gamma’s 68th Biennial Convention, held recently in Phoenix. Criteria for the awards includes excellence in programming, retention, recruitment, and financial stability.

One of The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Student Government Association’s premier community events is returning to downtown Hattiesburg for the first time since 2015, University and City of Hattiesburg officials announced on Wednesday.

 

With Front Street as the announcement’s backdrop, Student Government Association (SGA) President McKenna Stone announced the concert event will be held Saturday, Sept. 15, beginning at 3 p.m. and continuing into the evening.

University of Southern Mississippi graduate students in its Department of Human Capital Development (HCD) recently learned about succession management and planning in an executive format, three-week mini session course at the university’s Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach.

The Epsilon Delta Chapter of Chi Omega at The University of Southern Mississippi capped off an impressive 2017-18 academic year by capturing the prestigious Founders’ Cup presented to the organization’s top-5 performing chapters. Winning chapters are announced every two years.

Nazanin Bani Amerian is steadfast in her belief that race, sex, nationality and age shouldn’t determine one’s goals.

Amerian, a communication studies doctoral student at The University of Southern Mississippi, is a 2018 Alliance for Women in Media (AWM) Foundation & Ford Motor Company Fund Emerging Voices Scholarship recipient. The AWM Foundation’s partnership with the Ford Motor Company Fund supports scholarships for two female students based on essays written on a suggested topic. Winning applicants receive a scholarship of $2,000 and an opportunity to write four blog posts for AWM.

Madison Pike, a senior at The University of Southern Mississippi and a native of Philadelphia, Miss., has been selected to participate in the pre-matriculation portion of the Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship Program (MRPSP).

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Child Development (CCD) helps low-income parents meet their goal of securing a postsecondary education with the provision of campus-based child care services via a CCAMPIS (Child Care Access Means Parents In School) project grant through the U.S. Department of Education.

The idea of living and studying overseas might seem a bit too foreign for many college students. But at The University of Southern Mississippi, study abroad programs remain a vibrant, popular option for students hoping to expand their academic and cultural horizons.

University of Southern Mississippi student Lindsey Hargrave recently became $100 richer for having participated in a survey examining student attitudes toward the advisement process at the school. 

Lindsey Hargrave of Lafayette, La., a junior in the Southern Miss Honors College majoring in interdisciplinary studies and political science, was picked as the winner of a gift card randomly from the approximately 1,400 students responding to the survey conducted by students in a marketing class taught by Dr. Melinda McLelland. The students partnered with the USM Office of the Provost, which served as the ‘client’ for the project. 

Three veteran University of Southern Mississippi educators with distinguished records of achievement in teaching, research and service will serve as grand marshals for the university’s spring 2018 commencements.

Thirteen students at The University of Southern Mississippi have been selected to receive Pathway Scholarships that will help finance summer internships at locations throughout the United States. The scholarships range from $1,000 - $3,000.

The Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences' Doctor of Audiology program at The University of Southern Mississippi presented white coats to seven students during its annual ceremony held April 14th in the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s polymer program has a renowned reputation for cultivating some of the country’s brightest young research scholars. As the 2017-18 academic year winds down, five more high-achieving polymer students have earned distinction from several national scholarship programs.

 

The honorees include senior William "Blake" Martin; senior Sarah Swilley; senior Nathaniel Prine; sophomore Erin Crater; and sophomore Michael Sandoz.

Four University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park students won honorable mention recognition for their presentation at the Sigma Tau Delta International Convention held last month in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Two University of Southern Mississippi students recently were awarded study abroad grants worth $1,000 each from The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi — the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. The students are part of a select group of 50 students nationwide to receive the award.

The Office of Leadership and Student Involvement at The University of Southern Mississippi recently recognized and celebrated the accomplishments of its 217 student organizations at the Student Organization Awards and Recognition (SOAR) ceremony April 17. Nominations were collected and a review committee determined the winners.

The University of Southern Mississippi celebrated the scholarly work of its students April 21 when it hosted the annual Undergraduate Symposium on Research and Creative Activity. Supported by Southern Miss alumnus Donald Drapeau, the event showcased undergraduate student research in a wide array of disciplines through oral and poster presentations, as well as creative and performance art.

The University of Southern Mississippi Graduate School announced its two most prestigious awards at the Susan A. Siltanen Graduate Student Research Symposium Awards Luncheon held March 26 on the Hattiesburg campus.

“She sings silly songs to calm wailing toddlers, makes rapid clinical decisions when children decide to throw her activities rather than participate, and has probably gotten one too many callouses on her fingers from cutting out project materials,” says Hannah Sanders, speech-language pathologist at The Children’s Center for Communication Development, and direct supervisor to graduate assistant Elizabeth Kubik.

University of Southern Mississippi doctoral student Abagail Williams has been chosen to receive a prestigious Graduate Student Research Program (SCGSR) award from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Williams is one of only 60 graduate students nationwide to earn the honor.

Six University of Southern Mississippi students presented their scholarly projects at the annual National Conference of Undergraduate Research in Edmond, Okla. April 4-7, along with 4,000 other students from across country. The event, which featured participants from more than 400 institutions, was first established in 1987 by the Council on Undergraduate Research as a way to both celebrate and promote the research and creative activities of undergraduates.