Buoyed by a record of excellence in research and leadership at The University of Southern Mississippi, Associate Professor Jeffrey Wiggins has been named the new director of the School of Polymers and High Performance Materials.
The Student Government Association at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, along with the university’s chapter of Young Americans for Liberty, will host a United States Senate Candidates’ Forum Wednesday, March 19, from 6 – 8 p.m. in the university’s Fleming Education Center auditorium on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.
The forum, which is open to the public, will feature candidates Bill Marcy (D) and State Sen. Chris McDaniel (R) as they discuss current and relevant issues. For more information, contact Shea Dobson at email@example.com.
The world premier of a film about the exploits of an American military unit in the Vietnam War includes expert consultation from University of Southern Mississippi distinguished professor of history Dr. Andrew Wiest.
Wiest, founding director of the university’s Dale Center for the Study of War and Society, was contacted more than three years ago by Lou Reda productions to serve as a consultant on the documentary “Brothers in War” which is based on Wiest’s book “The Boys of ’67: Charlie Company’s War in Vietnam.”
Vanessa Murphree, associate professor and graduate coordinator in the University of Southern Mississippi School of Mass Communication and Journalism, is one of 17 professors, administrators and communications professionals chosen to participate in the seventh annual Scripps Howard Academic Leadership Academy to be held June 1-5 at Louisiana State University’s Manship School of Mass Communication.
Two years ago, the leadership at the Mississippi High School Association (MHSAA) took the lead to enhance risk management for their interscholastic athletic programs and after-school activities. Several school districts in Mississippi were involved in state-wide pilots to identify security areas for improvement.
The University of Southern Mississippi College of Arts and Letters and the Center for Undergraduate Research (CUR) will co-host the 2014 Undergraduate Symposium on Research and Creative Activity. The symposium will be held April 11 from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Theatre and Dance Building and on April 12 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Liberal Arts Building on the Southern Miss Hattiesburg Campus.
Graduate students in the Speech-Language Pathology program at Southern Miss recently took part in Special Olympics’ annual “Spread the Word to End the Word” campaign by participating in a pledge drive.
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.