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The Student Government Association and the Office of Sustainability at The University of Southern Mississippi have partnered on an initiative to raise awareness about the importance of recycling by providing additional receptacles at home football games.

University of Southern Mississippi Police have arrested a suspect related to last Sunday’s hit-and-run accident on 4th Street in Hattiesburg that left one student injured.

Ocean Springs, MS– Local residents and visitors can celebrate the beauty of South Mississippi by participating in Nature Quest, a new series of free outdoor events in some of the most amazing places on the Gulf Coast. The events are described in the calendar below. 

Make plans to explore the bayous, bays and beaches of our area. People of all ages are encouraged to get outside and learn more about the environment, investigate the plants and animals that live here, and enjoy active recreation such as ropes courses, hiking and kayaking.

Mississippi Gaming Commission Chairman Jerry St. Pé, fifth from left, is presented original artwork from University of Southern Mississippi students, graduates and faculty of the Casino, Hospitality and Tourism degree program. The piece, unveiled to St. Pé at his last meeting of the Mississippi Gaming Commission Sept. 20 at the Beau Rivage in Biloxi, was presented the artwork for his dedication to the tourism and gaming profession which inspired Southern Miss students and alumni. Artist Katherine Miller, to the right of the piece, is a senior working on her bachelor’s degree in hotel, restaurant and tourism management. Miller incorporated various aspects of Mississippi gaming and tourism, as well as St. Pé’s image, throughout her artwork. (Southern Miss University Communications photo by Charmaine Schmermund)

The University of Southern Mississippi Police Department seeks the public’s assistance regarding information related to an accident on 4th Street that has left one student injured.

When pianist Monica Echols surveyed the damage caused by Hurricane Isaac to her Hammond, La., home, the loss was extensive. However, the loss of her piano and life-long music collection was even more devastating.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business has reached an historic milestone with inclusion among the country’s Top-200 undergraduate business programs as ranked by U.S. News & World Report.


The magazine’s 2012 rankings put Southern Miss in elite company. According to the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), there are approximately 13,000 business programs worldwide. Of that total only 655 (less than five percent) have qualified for AACSB accreditation. This marks the first time Southern Miss has climbed inside the Top-200 list.

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop Saturday, Oct. 6, for residents with and without disabilities in Monroe and surrounding counties.

TO: News editors, directors

WHAT:  The Gulf Coast Research Laboratory’s Marine Education Center is proud to announce the fall schedule of workshops for the public. These Explore a Seashore workshops are like educational vacations for people who want a better understanding of their coastal habitat. 

WHERE: Gulf Coast Research Laboratory

                 703 East Beach Drive

Recent changes in income eligibility requirements for the Institute for Disability Studies (IDS) Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) now allow for more families to purchase homes in the city of Jackson.

University of Southern Mississippi Board Search Committee Chair Robin Robinson and members announced Tuesday, Sept. 18 the Campus Search Advisory Committee to aid in the search for the next president of the University of Southern Mississippi.

Students who take their seats in classrooms at The University of Southern Mississippi on Thursday, Sept. 20 will be part of a milestone moment in the institution’s storied history.


On that day Southern Miss will mark 100 years since classes first began at what was then known as Mississippi Normal College. Though the college’s legislative founding was established in 1910, regular classes did not commence on the Hattiesburg campus until Sept. 20, 1912.

More students than ever before have entered Mississippi Public Universities, where they will begin building careers in everything from aerospace engineering to urban and regional planning. Across Mississippi's eight public universities, preliminary fall 2012 enrollment figures show an increase of 457 students from fall 2011 numbers. System-wide enrollment has increased annually since 1994.

Nearly 500 singers from across the South will come to the University of Southern Mississippi on Sept. 24-25 to get SICC. That's not s - i - c - k, but instead SICC, the Southern Invitational Choral Conference that attracts talented singers from around the globe in an almost cult-like fashion.

The Southern Miss Gulf Coast Civic Chorale will present the fifth anniversary concert, “Festival of Choirs - A Choir of 500,” on Thursday, Oct. 4, at 7 p.m. at the Mississippi Coast Convention Center Hall D in Biloxi.

Eagle Dining has formed a partnership with Southern Miss Activities Council (SMAC) that will offer the Southern Miss Community free cooking classes for the fall semester.


The cooking classes are presented in a fun and informative format, and feature delicious meals taught by Eagle Dining culinary experts. Two classes are scheduled during the fall semester, 9 p.m. to 11p.m. at the Fresh Food Company and include: Mother Sauces on Sept. 26 and Caribbean on Oct. 24.

University of Southern Mississippi Interim President Aubrey Lucas greeted faculty, staff and students at the institution’s fall 2012 convocation Sept. 12, thanking them for their service to the university and noting various individual and institutional accomplishments from the previous academic year.


An increase in freshmen enrollment, expansion of state-of-the art student housing, advancements in academic research that have garnered national and international media notice, individual student, faculty staff achievements and groundbreaking on new buildings for the Colleges of Business and Nursing were among many accomplishments Lucas cited as he expressed hopes for more in the future.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Film Department will present a free screening of the film, “Small, Beautifully Moving Parts,” at 6:45 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28 in the Fleming Education Center auditorium on the University’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

University of Southern Mississippi head football coach Ellis Johnson, members of his coaching staff and several Golden Eagle players had an opportunity to visit the DuBard School for Language Disorders on Wednesday, Sept. 12 as part of the school’s annual Black and Gold Day festivities.

University of Southern Mississippi senior Tyokia Parker offered a simple, yet succinct, reason for wanting to participate in preliminary construction of a Habitat for Humanity home as part of a national day of service on Tuesday, Sept. 11.


“I like the idea of being able to help people, especially when it involves giving them a new home,” said Parker, a Lumberton, Miss., native majoring in psychology. “I want to make an impact on someone else’s life.”

Teaching and learning math isn’t always as easy as 1-2-3.  The DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi is offering a multisensory math workshop to educate teachers on this hands-on method of teaching mathematics to students of all levels.

For the second consecutive year, The University of Southern Mississippi football Golden Eagles are ranked among the nation’s top programs in the Wall Street Journal’s annual “Grid of Shame” review.

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop Saturday, Sept. 29, for residents with and without disabilities in Copiah and surrounding counties.

Members of the Board Search Committee leading the search for the next president of The University of Southern Mississippi will hear from constituency groups in Campus Listening Sessions on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012. The discussions will center on the qualities and qualifications stakeholders believe the next institutional executive officer should possess.