The following update was sent out to the Southern Miss faculty/staff email listserve Sunday afternoon 8/26/2012:
“Tropical Storm Isaac continues on a path to enter the Gulf of Mexico. It has been difficult to pin point where Isaac will make landfall and currently locations from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle should be monitoring the storms activities and be on alert and prepared to act if instructed to do so.
The university’s Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) is being updated as information becomes available.
Updates and information concerning day-to-day operations of the university will be distributed through the Eagle Alert emergency notification system and will also be available at http://www.SouthernMiss.info.
To sign up for Eagle Alert or ensure your contact information is current, visit http://www.usm.edu/safety/eagle-alert.
Take this time to prepare for possible severe weather and impact of the storm. Review your preparedness and plan accordingly. More information regarding preparedness can be found at http://www.redcross.org and http://www.nhc.noaa.gov;
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The College of Science and Technology at Southern Miss is committed to having an impact on our local, state, and national community. Faculty at Southern Miss are experts in the classroom as well as the larger community.
One of our own, Max van Norden, program coordinator for the hydrographic science master’s program in the Southern Miss Department of Marine Science at Stennis Space Center, was featured as a call-in expert on NPR’s Science Friday program on Jan. 20 from 2:30-3 p.m.
Van Norden answered questions on electronic charting and surveying technology in the wake of the Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster off the coast of Italy.
Click to see the Science Friday archive of van Norden’s discussion.
Garrett Wright, a construction engineering graduate from Gulfport, Miss., has received national recognition as a recipient of the Pearson Prize for Higher Education. Wright was one of 20 students honored as Pearson Prize National Fellows.
Garrett is featured on our Southern Miss website home page, as the example of our “Achieve” feature. He has gone on to pursue a masters degree in economic development.
Garrett Wright, featured as "Achieve" example on University website
Construction Engineering Graduate, Garrett Wright
Watch Garrett’s video about his success as a Southern Miss student through campus and community involvement.
Marine Science’s Kjell Gundersen of the University of Southern Mississippi collaborated on new study led by University of Georgia researchers concerning oncreasing acidification in coastal waters compromising the ability of oysters and other marine creatures to form and keep their shells.
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