Eric Duckworth’s love for the New Orleans Saints did not prevent The University of Southern Mississippi business student from serving an internship with the NFL team’s division rival.
Duckworth, a senior business management major, spent the first quarter of this year working as an unpaid intern with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers organization in Tampa, Fla. He considers the unique experience “a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that I was very blessed to receive.”
Jerry Holt, a 1983 graduate of The University of Southern Mississippi’s photojournalism program and longtime member of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune photo staff, recently reflected on his coverage of the election of Nelson Mandela as president of South Africa.
Holt was part of a news team the Star-Tribune sent to South Africa to cover the historic event, in which non-whites were allowed for the first time to vote in a presidential election. Mandela, who died Dec. 5, is the icon of the country’s anti-apartheid movement and was imprisoned for 27 years on charges of attempting to overthrow the government.
M.K. Turk, the winningest men’s basketball coach in the history of Southern Miss, passed away Friday morning. He was 71.
Turk spent 20 seasons as the head basketball coach at The University of Southern Mississippi and finished his career as the all-time winningest coach in school history with 301 Golden Eagle victories, one NIT championship, two NCAA appearances and six NIT appearances.
Norbert Putnam, a bassist-producer who has had one of the most extraordinary careers in the history of popular music, has joined the University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Mass Communication and Journalism as a distinguished lecturer in the school’s recording industry program.
A University of Southern Mississippi Department of Psychology graduate student is soliciting participants for her research on the impacts of autism.
Elizabeth Fair, a doctoral student in clinical psychology from Mobile, Ala., is examining processing styles in children and adolescents with autism, including how they process information and how that relates to various behaviors and symptoms of autism.