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A packed audience heard leaders in banking, finance and academia share ideas about economic development as part of a comprehensive business forum held Thursday, Jan. 20 at The Trent Lott National Center for Excellence in Economic Development and Entrepreneurship.

Noetic Technologies Inc., and The University of Southern Mississippi were recently awarded the John I. Rucker Community Innovation Leadership Award at the 11th Annual Conference on High Technology hosted by the Mississippi Technology Alliance.

Experts in banking, finance and economic development will converge as part of Impact Southern Miss: Turning Knowledge into Innovation set for Jan. 20 at the Trent Lott National Center for Excellence in Economic Development and Entrepreneurship.

Students in the creative marketing course at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast took their creative freedom and ran with it for a project partnership involving Gulfport BoardSports, a locally owned water sport company.

Five  University of Southern Mississippi business students got a personal glimpse of the ripple effect created by the multi-billion-dollar gaming industry during a two-day trip to Tunica, Miss., in late November.

Those attending the special visit included Casino, Hospitality & Tourism Management (CHTM) seniors Whitney Hammons of Long Beach, Miss.; Kristen Livingston of Ocean Springs, Miss.; Andrew Lohnes of Picayune, Miss.; Joe Burrage of Picayune, Miss.; and DeWanda Green of Waynesboro, Miss.

Could downtown Hattiesburg become a veritable Margaritaville?

A group of creative marketing students at The University of Southern Mississippi certainly think so and pitched that very idea to Historic Hattiesburg Downtown Association Executive Director Betsy Rowell recently. Rowell served as the “client” while 11 teams of Southern Miss students delivered presentations designed to rejuvenate and invigorate downtown Hattiesburg.

College of Business students at The University of Southern Mississippi collected more than 2,100 items in a canned food drive to benefit the Edwards Street Fellowship Center in Hattiesburg.

Angela Brav, chief operating officer of InterContinental Hotels Group North America, implored students to “be relentlessly self-aware” during an hour-long address at the Thad Cochran Center on the University of Southern Mississippi campus.

Brav spoke to a packed room composed primarily of business students on Thursday, Nov. 4 before making another stop in Hattiesburg to address a women’s leadership conference.

Longtime Harrah’s Entertainment executive J. Carlos Tolosa could only shake his head in disbelief while gazing upon his likeness displayed on the giant scoreboard at M.M. Roberts Stadium.

“My grandkids noticed it first,” said Tolosa, who was in town to accept the Boardman Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award from The University of Southern Mississippi College of Business. “That’s really amazing. You know, I used to play soccer on that very field many years ago.”

Angela Brav, COO of InterContinental Hotels Group, North America, will share her experiences as a business executive during two appearances in Hattiesburg on Thursday, Nov. 4.

With no oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico from the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform and 90 percent of federal waters open to fishing, consumers are left to decide if they will eat the delectable delicacies of the deep.

For the third time since the deadly explosion and spill, a team of University of Southern Mississippi business experts is researching whether customers are buying and eating Gulf Coast shrimp versus imported shrimp.

Busy is the ideal catchword to describe the agenda within the College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi over the next couple of weeks.

The frenzy begins with the inaugural Business Week Lecture Series set for Oct. 26-28.

In the past year, the Department of Casino, Hospitality and Tourism Management at Southern Miss has provided instruction for not only hundreds of students, but dozens of U.S. soldiers as well.

One simple survey conducted by the College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi has led to a significant enhancement within the department.

In response to concerns about potential roadblocks to student achievement on campus, the College of Business unveiled the Business Academic Success & Excellence (BASE) Center earlier this month. Located on the first floor of Joseph Greene Hall, the center includes private study rooms, larger group accommodations, staff counselors and the use of office equipment.

Retention and expansion of existing businesses is a key strategy in economic development and, in this knowledge-driven economy, universities are in a prime position to make significant contributions.

A small group of students from The University of Southern Mississippi took advantage of a big opportunity as recent participants in the Emerging Minority Business Leaders (EMBL) program held on the campus West Liberty University in West Liberty, W. Va.