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August 14, 2017

Newly elected Student Government Association President Cameron Cloud wants Southern Miss to feel like home for all students.

Cameron Cloud is a junior biology and communication studies double major at The University of Southern Mississippi and the newly elected Student Government Association (SGA) president. Before being elected as president, Cloud served with the Freshman Forum and as an assistant director of Eaglepalooza. He is also a Luckyday Scholar and Honors College student.  We spent some time asking Cloud questions about his plans and goals as the new SGA president for the 2017-18 school year.  

February 14, 2017

By the time she reached her sophomore year in college, Dr. Sherita L. Johnson knew that she wanted to be an English professor.

Dr. Sherita L. Johnson is an associate professor of English at The University of Southern Mississippi, where she specializes in 19th-century African-American Literature, black women writers, Jim Crow literature and cultural studies. She has also taught study abroad courses of Caribbean literature in Jamaica with USM’s International Programs.

November 22, 2016

Dr. Westley "Lee" Follett, associate professor of history, stresses that education is valuable not because of where it might lead you but rather for what it makesyou.

Dr. Westley “Lee” Follett is an associate professor of history at The University of Southern Mississippi, who was recently named the University’s Teacher of the Year by the Mississippi Humanities Council. At the University’s Gulf Park campus, Follett specializes in religious history, with emphases on monasticism, hagiography, liturgy and manuscript studies, and a geographical focus on pre-Norman Ireland.

July 22, 2016

Southern Miss musician and instructor Mike Lopinto believes that life is about experiences and interactions.

Dr. Mike Lopinto is the PR/Marketing Coordinator for the School of Music at The University of Southern Mississippi. Under his professional leadership, Lopinto has brought a high level of recognition to the arts programs at the University, as well as the state of Mississippi.

March 28, 2016

Acclaimed history professor and author Dr. Andrew Wiest cannot imagine doing anything else with his life.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Dr. Andrew Wiest is a University Distinguished Professor of History at Southern Miss. He is also the founding director of the Dale Center for the Study of War and Society. In this special feature, Wiest shares some insight into his personal and professional achievements.

Q. What is your hometown and educational background?

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?

August 1, 2014

Our ability and willingness to come together and talk through issues will build a solid foundation for the University and the coastal community to become a much more economically progressive area.

As President of The University of Southern Mississippi, I am deeply troubled that USM’s commitment to meeting the needs of the Mississippi Gulf Coast has been called into question. I am aware of the historical tension surrounding access to higher education in the coastal community, and I respect each community member who has worked tirelessly to ensure that the coast is not marginalized or overlooked but is instead recognized as a critical region that deserves access to quality educational opportunities.

February 13, 2013

Dr. Rodney Bennett, incoming president at The University of Southern Mississippi, addresses a large group of students who turned out for a campus cleanup project on Wednesday, Feb. 13. The student-led project was coordinated in response to the EF-4 tornado that struck the Southern Miss campus and the Hattiesburg area on Sunday, Feb. 10.

If you cannot view the embedded video above, watch it on YouTube.

May 22, 2012

Dr. Steven Moser, recently named Dean of the College of Arts & Letters, says that spreading news about the college's attributes and achievements is a top priority.

Dr. Steven Moser was recently named Dean of the College of Arts & Letters at The University of Southern Mississippi. He has also served as director of the Pride of Mississippi and conductor of the Symphonic Winds. In this Q&A feature Moser reflects on his current responsibilities and outside interests.

Q: What is your hometown and educational background?

November 21, 2011

Dr. Chris Campbell, director of the School of Mass Communication and Journalism, says today's students will dictate the course of news media in the future.

Chris Campbell serves as the director of the School of Mass Communication and Journalism at Southern Miss. Recently, Campbell 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’m from Dayton, Ohio. I have a BA in English from Webster University in St. Louis, an MS in mass communication from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and a Ph.D. in mass communication from Southern Miss.

October 18, 2011

Dr. Wendy Atkins-Sayre, director of the Speaking Center at Southern Miss, says there is no substitute for experience when it comes to speaking in public.

Dr. Wendy Atkins-Sayre is an assistant professor of communication studies and director of the Speaking Center at The University of Southern Mississippi. Recently, Atkins-Sayre took a few moments to reflect on her current responsibilities and outside interests in a question-and-answer format.

Q: What is your hometown and educational background?

A: I grew up in Portland, Texas. I have a BA and MA from Texas State University and a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia.

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?

March 20, 2019

Special guest percussionist and composer Mike Waldrop is set to perform with the University of Southern Mississippi’s (USM) Jazz Lab Band on March 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Thirsty Hippo in Hattiesburg.

Special guest percussionist and composer Mike Waldrop is set to perform with the University of Southern Mississippi’s (USM) Jazz Lab Band on March 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Thirsty Hippo in Hattiesburg.

From Eastern Washington University, Mike Waldrop is an amazing performer on drumset as well as on mallet instruments, being equally at home in both classical and jazz settings. Waldrop’s recent release entitled Time Within Itself by the Mike Waldrop Big Band on Origin records was nominated for a Grammy award by NARAS.

March 19, 2019

The Arts Institute of Mississippi (AIM) at The University of Southern Mississippi, established the AIM Awards to salute and honor the accomplishments of outstanding high school level arts teachers, schools, and organizations that are making an impact through exemplary achievements in arts education throughout the state of Mississippi.

The Arts Institute of Mississippi (AIM) at The University of Southern Mississippi, established the AIM Awards to salute and honor the accomplishments of outstanding high school level arts teachers, schools, and organizations that are making an impact through exemplary achievements in arts education throughout the state of Mississippi.

March 18, 2019

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Connoisseur Series presents the Texas Guitar Quartet on March 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Marsh Auditorium in the Hattiesburg area. The free concert is presented in part by the generous support of Partners for the Arts.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Connoisseur Series presents the Texas Guitar Quartet on March 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Marsh Auditorium in the Hattiesburg area. The free concert is presented in part by the generous support of Partners for the Arts.

March 15, 2019

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Symphonic Winds presents its third performance of the 2018-2019 academic year on Tuesday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mannoni Performing Arts Center Auditorium. This concert is free and open to the public.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Symphonic Winds presents its third performance of the 2018-2019 academic year on Tuesday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mannoni Performing Arts Center Auditorium. This concert is free and open to the public.

The program opens with Henk van Lijnschooten’s energetic Overture 2000, which was written in honor of the 2,000th publication of the Molenaar publishing house.

March 12, 2019

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) School of Music has a long and prestigious reputation for preparing some of the world’s finest music educators. With an eye toward the classroom of the future, the school is pleased to welcome Ashley Allen, Assistant Professor of Music Education (choral), and Melody Causby, Assistant Professor of Music Education (instrumental).

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) School of Music has a long and prestigious reputation for preparing some of the world’s finest music educators. With an eye toward the classroom of the future, the school is pleased to welcome Ashley Allen, Assistant Professor of Music Education (choral), and Melody Causby, Assistant Professor of Music Education (instrumental).

March 11, 2019

The smooth sounds of local jazz and blues musicians will soon fill the coastal air as The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Gulf Park Campus hosts its 11th Annual Jazz and Blues Festival on Saturday, March 30, 2019.

The smooth sounds of local jazz and blues musicians will soon fill the coastal air as The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Gulf Park Campus hosts its 11th Annual Jazz and Blues Festival on Saturday, March 30, 2019.

From 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., on the South Lawn of the University’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach, festival attendees can expect to enjoy live music performances; art, products and food; and family- and child-friendly activities during this year’s festivities.

March 11, 2019

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Art & Design program will exhibit its Annual Student Show from March 21 through April 4 in the Gallery of Art & Design, George Hurst Building on the Hattiesburg campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Art & Design program will exhibit its Annual Student Show from March 21 through April 4 in the Gallery of Art & Design, George Hurst Building on the Hattiesburg campus.

An opening reception and awards ceremony will take place on Thursday, March 21 at 5 p.m. All aspects of this event are free and are open to the public.

March 1, 2019

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Wind Ensemble presents its Concerto Concert on March 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mannoni Performing Arts Center (MPAC) on the Hattiesburg campus. This event is free and is open to the public.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Wind Ensemble presents its Concerto Concert on March 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mannoni Performing Arts Center (MPAC) on the Hattiesburg campus. This event is free and is open to the public.

The winners from the concerto competition that was held in the 2018 Fall semester have earned an opportunity to perform with the prestigious Wind Ensemble for this performance.