Chuck Scianna, fifth from left, cuts the ribbon on the new College of Business building that bears his family's name during a dedication ceremony held Friday, Sept. 4 at The University of Southern Mississippi. Gov. Phil Bryant, to Scianna's left, and USM President Rodney D. Bennett, fifth from right, joined in the ribbon-cutting. (Photo by Kelly Dunn)
Moving into the space age — that’s how Southern Miss alumnus Chuck Scianna describes the University of Southern Mississippi College of Business’ move from Joseph Greene Hall into the building that bears his family’s name.
Another way to describe it is transformative.
The 93,000-square-foot facility has already taken its place along Highway 49 as one of the Hattiesburg campus’ signature buildings, but it’s the effect the facility will have on current and future business students that promises to change south Mississippi, the region and perhaps the nation.
The University of Southern Mississippi's Department of Dance will host the 4th annual Mississippi Dance Festival (MDF) Sept. 11-13. The event will be held at the Theatre and Dance building on the Hattiesburg campus. This year's guest artist is DeShona Pepper Robertson of the Stivers School for the Art in Dayton, Ohio.
The Office of the Vice President for Research and the Center for Undergraduate Research at The University of Southern Mississippi hosted a reception Aug. 21 recognizing the fall 2015 class of Eagle Scholars. The faculty recipients of the 2015 Donald Drapeau Undergraduate Mentorship Award were also honored.
The University of Southern Mississippi was well represented by its Department of English at the inaugural Mississippi Book Festival in Jackson Aug. 22. Attended by more than 3,500 literary enthusiasts, the festival featured celebrated writers such as John Grisham and Bill Ferris. Guests visited exhibitor tents on the grounds of the Capitol and attended presentations at the festival, which was a weekend feature on C-SPAN.
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at The University of Southern Mississippi is Hattiesburg will host a fall meeting and social Thursday, Sept. 3 at 1:30 p.m. The event is open to those interested in learning more about the organization.
Ellen Ruffin serves as an associate professor and curator for University Libraries at the University of Southern Mississippi, and is passionate about the unique items that can be found in its renowned de Grummond Children's Literature Collection.
What’s our story? That question is asked by and of marketing and public relations professionals on a daily basis. It is an important question because the best narrative is a factor in what sells the most, whether it’s at the box office, the record store or higher education admissions. Of the four “Ps” of Marketing 101, promotion is the one that often gains the most scrutiny.