Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus student Stephanie McCracken, left, received official word from Southern Miss President Rodney Bennett that she was selected as a 2014 Truman Scholar. McCracken is the only recipient chosen from a Mississippi institution. (Southern Miss University Communications photo by Charmaine Schmermund)
~~After weeks of anticipation, University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus student Stephanie McCracken was “shocked and honored” to receive official word from Southern Miss President Rodney D. Bennett that she was selected as a 2014 Truman Scholar. McCracken is the only recipient chosen from a Mississippi institution.
“Pictures that Made a Difference: The Civil Rights Movement,” a rare set of photographs by Charles Moore, will be on display in College Hall on the Hattiesburg campus of the University of Southern Mississippi from April 29 to Sept. 15.
The University of Southern Mississippi will host the Gulf Coast Celebration of the Inauguration of Dr. Rodney D. Bennett as the tenth president of the university on Thursday, May 1, from 4 – 6 p.m. in the Hardy Hall ballroom on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.
The University of Southern Mississippi is hoping to gain valuable input regarding mid-and-long-range needs from campus constituents and members of the Hattiesburg community during a pair of open forums scheduled for Tuesday, April 29 and Wednesday, April 30.
Some 376 miles from the Gulf of Mexico sharks were spotted in downtown Memphis, Tenn. But not to worry, these sharks were preserved specimens taken to Memphis area elementary and middle schools as part of an outreach program by the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory’s Marine Education Center (MEC).
He’s not just the best in Mississippi. Now, University of Southern Mississippi U.S. Army Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC) cadet and National Guardsman Sgt. William Landrum is also the top solider in the Southeast.
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.