Retired Army Maj. Gen. Jeff Hammond, director of veteran and military student services at Southern Miss, stands outside the facility that will serve military students on the Hattiesburg campus. (Photo by Kelly Dunn)
A commitment to providing high quality educational and career opportunities to those who defend our freedoms has earned The University of Southern Mississippi a prestigious accolade.
Victory Media Inc., a veteran-owned ratings entity whose work includes identifying organizations, including schools, which engage in practices supportive of active duty military, veterans and their families, has designated Southern Miss a Military Friendly School.
Whitney Miller, a University of Southern Mississippi alumna who won the inaugural title of “MasterChef” on the Fox reality television show of the same name, will be the guest speaker at the Oct. 7 University Forum. The program will be held at the Trent Lott Center, room 103 A-D at 6:30 p.m. on the Hattiesburg campus. Admission is free.
Oak Grove middle school student Jonathan Myers, who excelled in regional science fairs held at The University of Southern Mississippi, was recently named a semifinalist in the 2014 Broadcom MASTERS program for his project: “The Effect of Ocean Acidification on the Bioluminescence of Pyrocystis fusiformis.”
The University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of Art and Design is hosting the Gallery of Art and Design Inaugural Exhibit: Faculty Works, featuring faculty artists. The exhibit, which runs through Oct. 9, is being held on the Southern Miss Hattiesburg campus in the newly renovated gallery space of George Hurst Building. Admission is free and the exhibit is open to the public.
The College of Arts and Letters at The University of Southern Mississippi recently announced five new department chairs and directors, including Dr. Ann Marie Kinnell, Anthropology and Sociology; Dr. David L. Butler, Political Science, International Development and International Affairs; Dr. David R. Davies, School of Mass Communication and Journalism; Professor Stacy Reischman Fletcher, School of Music; and Dr. Marek D. Steedman, Interdisciplinary Studies.
With approximately 86,000 cases and 11,000 deaths per year in the United States, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), better known as Staph infection, is a threat that graduate students at the University of Southern Mississippi have taken to task.
The deadline to register to vote in Mississippi's Nov. 4th General Election is Saturday, October 4, 2014.
“Every Mississippian should be registered to vote,” says Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann. “This is a privilege that comes at the cost of countless men and women who have given their lives for our Country. You can honor their sacrifice by registering to vote today.”
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.