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April 3, 2019

Thirteen new honorees were inducted into The University of Southern Mississippi’s (USM) Graduate Student Hall of Fame during a special ceremony held Tuesday, April 2 on the Hattiesburg campus. As part of the celebration, portraits for each of the inductees were unveiled at McCain Library.

 

Thirteen new honorees were inducted into The University of Southern Mississippi’s (USM) Graduate Student Hall of Fame during a special ceremony held Tuesday, April 2 on the Hattiesburg campus. As part of the celebration, portraits for each of the inductees were unveiled at McCain Library.

April 2, 2019

The University of Southern Mississippi has named Dr. Missy Schraeder as director of the DuBard School for Language Disorders, effective August 1. Schraeder has served as interim director of the DuBard School since July 2017, following the retirement of former director Dr. Maureen Martin.

The University of Southern Mississippi has named Dr. Missy Schraeder as director of the DuBard School for Language Disorders, effective August 1. Schraeder has served as interim director of the DuBard School since July 2017, following the retirement of former director Dr. Maureen Martin.

March 28, 2019

Dr. Julie Cwikla, Director of Creativity & Innovation in STEM at The University of Southern Mississippi, experienced a day like no other earlier this week. 

 

At 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26, hand to her chest with tears in her eyes, Cwikla walked on stage to receive the 2019 Ada Lovelace Award in New Orleans. Cwikla was honored with the 2019 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Educator Award. She was the only Mississippi educator to be nominated.

Dr. Julie Cwikla, Director of Creativity & Innovation in STEM at The University of Southern Mississippi, experienced a day like no other earlier this week. 

At 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26, hand to her chest with tears in her eyes, Cwikla walked on stage to receive the 2019 Ada Lovelace Award in New Orleans. Cwikla was honored with the 2019 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Educator Award. She was the only Mississippi educator to be nominated.

December 18, 2018

The University of Southern Mississippi’s National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) and Duke University will bring together top safety and security industry leaders representing commercial sport and entertainment facilities during the week of Feb. 19-21, 2019 at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) and Duke University will bring together top safety and security industry leaders representing commercial sport and entertainment facilities during the week of Feb. 19-21, 2019 at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

December 18, 2018

It was a late August evening in south Alabama. The winds had already begun to blow, and the waves were already crashing onto shore. And CNN reporter and University of Southern Mississippi (USM) alumna Kathleen Koch was exactly where she needed to be to help tell the story of Hurricane Katrina, which was barreling through the Gulf of Mexico.

 

But she really wanted to be in Bay Saint Louis, where she grew up. Her family had owned an ice cream parlor for many years, and the seven members of her family once lived in a house on the beach.

It was a late August evening in south Alabama. The winds had already begun to blow, and the waves were already crashing onto shore. And CNN reporter and University of Southern Mississippi (USM) alumna Kathleen Koch was exactly where she needed to be to help tell the story of Hurricane Katrina, which was barreling through the Gulf of Mexico.

But she really wanted to be in Bay Saint Louis, where she grew up. Her family had owned an ice cream parlor for many years, and the seven members of her family once lived in a house on the beach.

December 17, 2018

The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business and Economic Development has earned a Top-50 ranking for “Best Online Business Schools” by online resource guide SuccessfulStudent.org. USM, slotted at No. 36, is the only Mississippi school ranked on the list.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business and Economic Development has earned a Top-50 ranking for “Best Online Business Schools” by online resource guide SuccessfulStudent.org. USM, slotted at No. 36, is the only Mississippi school ranked on the list.

SuccessfulStudent.org selected the business schools based on academic excellence, types of courses offered, faculty strength, awards, rankings, reputation, and the range of online business degree programs. To be eligible, business schools need to offer at least three online degrees.

November 29, 2018

In a partnership like no other at The University of Southern Mississippi, the Luckyday Foundation of Ridgeland, Miss., is continuing its support of the Luckyday Citizenship Scholars Program at Southern Miss with an additional commitment of more than $8.7 million through The USM Foundation. The Luckyday Foundation has provided over $35.7 million to the program to date, making it the University’s most generous benefactor.

 

Founded by the late Frank R. Day of Jackson, Miss., the Luckyday Foundation funds scholarships for Mississippi high school seniors who are exemplary students with outstanding leadership skills and community involvement.

In a partnership like no other at The University of Southern Mississippi, the Luckyday Foundation of Ridgeland, Miss., is continuing its support of the Luckyday Citizenship Scholars Program at Southern Miss with an additional commitment of more than $8.7 million through The USM Foundation. The Luckyday Foundation has provided over $35.7 million to the program to date, making it the University’s most generous benefactor.

November 29, 2018

A University of Southern Mississippi (USM) educator long prized for her talents in the classroom and as an administrator has been honored with a noteworthy role in the school’s fall 2018 graduation ceremonies.

A University of Southern Mississippi (USM) educator long prized for her talents in the classroom and as an administrator has been honored with a noteworthy role in the school’s fall 2018 graduation ceremonies.

November 12, 2018

The University of Southern Mississippi has named Allyson Easterwood as Vice President for Finance and Administration, effective January 1, 2019, pending approval by the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning.

The University of Southern Mississippi has named Allyson Easterwood as Vice President for Finance and Administration, effective January 1, 2019, pending approval by the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning.

November 12, 2018

Ashleigh Bristol, a doctoral student in polymer science and engineering, captured the Grand Champion award in the University of Southern Mississippi’s annual Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) competition held last week on the Hattiesburg campus.

 

The competition invites graduate students to describe the significance of their thesis or dissertation to a general audience in three minutes or less.

Ashleigh Bristol, a doctoral student in polymer science and engineering, captured the Grand Champion award in the University of Southern Mississippi’s annual Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) competition held last week on the Hattiesburg campus.

The competition invites graduate students to describe the significance of their thesis or dissertation to a general audience in three minutes or less.

November 2, 2018

The University of Southern Mississippi will take part in a $4.73 million contract with the U.S. Department of Defense’s Domestic Preparedness Support Initiative (DPSI). The initiative coordinates Department of Defense efforts to identify, evaluate, deploy, and transfer technology, items, and equipment to federal, state, and local first responders.

 

Dr. Joshua Hill, assistant professor of criminal justice and forensic science at The University of Southern Mississippi, USM’s National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security and Kopis Mobile will lead this year-long project to identify Department of Defense technology and equipment that can enhance public safety and improve homeland security.

The University of Southern Mississippi will take part in a $4.73 million contract with the U.S. Department of Defense’s Domestic Preparedness Support Initiative (DPSI). The initiative coordinates Department of Defense efforts to identify, evaluate, deploy, and transfer technology, items, and equipment to federal, state, and local first responders.

November 1, 2018

Three different online degree programs offered by The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business and Economic Development have received Top-20 rankings nationally by online publications in their 2018-19 surveys.

Three different online degree programs offered by The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business and Economic Development have received Top-20 rankings nationally by online publications in their 2018-19 surveys.

The University earned a No. 16 ranking for its bachelor’s degree in business program in the 2019 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Business list. The same online publication rated USM at No. 18 for Most Affordable Online Colleges for Sports Management.

October 31, 2018

A sure sign of the upcoming holiday season is the return of Songfest, the annual music celebration hosted by the Epsilon Delta chapter of Chi Omega Sorority at The University of Southern Mississippi. This year marks the 67th edition of the event, to be held at Reed Green Coliseum on the Hattiesburg campus Thursday, Nov. 15, with doors opening at 5:30 p.m.

A sure sign of the upcoming holiday season is the return of Songfest, the annual music celebration hosted by the Epsilon
Delta chapter of Chi Omega Sorority at The University of Southern Mississippi. This year marks the 67th edition of the event, to be held at Reed Green Coliseum on the Hattiesburg campus Thursday, Nov. 15, with doors opening at 5:30 p.m.

October 29, 2018

To celebrate 25 years of providing comprehensive, transformative service to clients throughout South Mississippi, the Mississippi Polymer Institute (MPI) is holding a special anniversary open house that will include guest speakers, tours and an after-hours reception.

To celebrate 25 years of providing comprehensive, transformative service to clients throughout South Mississippi, the Mississippi Polymer Institute (MPI) is holding a special anniversary open house that will include guest speakers, tours and an after-hours reception.

The event is set for Nov. 15 from 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. with a business-after-house reception from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at The Accelerator in The University of Southern Mississippi’s Innovation and Commercialization Park.

October 4, 2018

Jonathan Brent, a University of Southern Mississippi senior accounting student and honors scholar, has accepted a 10-week internship with KPMG in Dallas, Texas, beginning in January. 

 

Jonathan Brent, a University of Southern Mississippi senior accounting student and honors scholar, has accepted a 10-week internship with KPMG in Dallas, Texas, beginning in January. 

September 23, 2018

With the 2018 hurricane season at its peak, students, faculty and staff are advised to prepare now in the event a hurricane threatens The University of Southern Mississippi's campuses, teaching and research sites. Hurricane season will continue through November 30.

This is a very important message; please read it in its entirety.

Hurricane Preparedness Information

With the 2018 hurricane season at its peak, students, faculty and staff are advised to prepare now in the event a hurricane threatens The University of Southern Mississippi’s campuses, teaching and research sites. Hurricane season will continue through November 30.

September 13, 2018

The Class of 2022 at The University of Southern Mississippi is already making their mark, and with it the promise of a bright future for themselves and the institution.

 

For the first time in University history, more than 2,000 first-time, full-time freshmen have enrolled at USM. This year’s 2,115 freshmen are 11 percent more than the 1,903 new freshmen who enrolled in Fall 2017. The 2018 freshman total also represents a 35 percent increase over the 2016 mark of 1,558.

The Class of 2022 at The University of Southern Mississippi is already making their mark, and with it the promise of a bright future for themselves and the institution.

For the first time in University history, more than 2,000 first-time, full-time freshmen have enrolled at USM. This year’s 2,115 freshmen are 11 percent more than the 1,903 new freshmen who enrolled in Fall 2017. The 2018 freshman total also represents a 35 percent increase over the 2016 mark of 1,558.

August 27, 2018

Imagine a treasure trove of artifacts so vast that you could not accurately pinpoint the exact number of items on hand. Such is the cavernous amount of historical memorabilia stored in the Special Collections wing of The University of Southern Mississippi’s McCain Library & Archives.

 

From a hardcover copy of “Aesop’s Fables” printed in 1530, to an original manuscript of “A Wrinkle in Time,” to a campaign poster for then-presidential candidate Abraham Lincoln, USM’s collection of historical material is uniquely special.

Imagine a treasure trove of artifacts so vast that you could not accurately pinpoint the exact number of items on hand. Such is the cavernous amount of historical memorabilia stored in the Special Collections wing of The University of Southern Mississippi’s McCain Library & Archives.

From a hardcover copy of “Aesop’s Fables” printed in 1530, to an original manuscript of “A Wrinkle in Time,” to a campaign poster for then-presidential candidate Abraham Lincoln, USM’s collection of historical material is uniquely special.

August 21, 2018

The University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Association is excited to announce four Eagle Landing tailgate locations for the 2018 Golden Eagle football season. In conjunction with the Eagle Club, the Alumni Association will host Eagle Landing tailgates prior to away football games in Auburn, Ala.; Denton, Texas; Charlotte, N.C.; and Birmingham, Ala.

The University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Association is excited to announce four Eagle Landing tailgate locations for the 2018 Golden Eagle football season.

August 7, 2018

A statewide effort to combat, and bring awareness to, the problem of child maltreatment has an ally in The University of Southern Mississippi (USM).

USM’s Child Advocacy Studies (CAST) minor, offered through its School of Social Work, is open to all majors at the university and has close curriculum ties with social work, criminal justice, psychology, nursing, education and other disciplines whose graduates enter careers providing services to children.

A statewide effort to combat, and bring awareness to, the problem of child maltreatment has an ally in The University of Southern Mississippi (USM).

USM’s Child Advocacy Studies (CAST) minor, offered through its School of Social Work, is open to all majors at the university and has close curriculum ties with social work, criminal justice, psychology, education and other disciplines whose graduates enter careers providing services to children.

August 3, 2018

Employers looking for advice on starting an internship program or hoping to improve upon an existing one will have an opportunity to gain insight into both by attending a Total Internship Management Workshop set for Aug. 22 at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus.

Employers looking for advice on starting an internship program or hoping to improve upon an existing one will have an opportunity to gain insight into both by attending a Total Internship Management Workshop set for Aug. 22 at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus.

July 31, 2018

With private support from alumni and friends, The University of Southern Mississippi Foundation’s endowment has reached $100 million. In fiscal year 2018, over 3,900 donors contributed gifts totaling $21.3 million, including $15.5 million in outright gifts and $5.8 million in deferred gifts through estate planning.

With private support from alumni and friends, The University of Southern Mississippi Foundation’s endowment has reached $100 million. In fiscal year 2018, over 3,900 donors contributed gifts totaling $21.3 million, including $15.5 million in outright gifts and $5.8 million in deferred gifts through estate planning.

Through the Foundation, $7.6 million was disbursed to the University in fiscal year 2018 to support various scholarships and programs, which included $3.9 million awarded through nearly 2,200 scholarships.

July 23, 2018

WUSM FM-88.5 radio station at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) invites residents from the surrounding area and beyond to celebrate the vibrant culture of the Pine Belt region at the Leaf River Fall Fests at Chain Park in Hattiesburg, occurring the Saturdays of Sept. 8 and 29, and Oct. 6, 13 and 27. 

WUSM FM-88.5 radio station at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) invites residents from the surrounding area and beyond to celebrate the vibrant culture of the Pine Belt region at the Leaf River Fall Fests at Chain Park in Hattiesburg, occurring the Saturdays of Sept. 8 and 29, and Oct. 6, 13 and 27.  

These free, family-friendly events will celebrate an array of music genres this fall, with each festival highlighting a specific genre of music and culture, from Latin to Folk and everything in between.

July 17, 2018

Dr. Sandra Nichols has been named the director of The University of Southern Mississippi (USM)’s new School of Education.

 

Nichols, a native of Ellisville, will oversee one of the largest academic schools at the university with almost 1,000 students enrolled in three undergraduate degree and 13 graduate degree programs. Her role began July 1.

Dr. Sandra Nichols has been named the director of The University of Southern Mississippi (USM)’s new School of Education.

Nichols, a native of Ellisville, will oversee one of the largest academic schools at the university with almost 1,000 students enrolled in three undergraduate degree and 13 graduate degree programs. Her role began July 1.