August 23, 2014  

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Bulldozers, backhoes, cranes and dump trucks have become a familiar sight at The University of Southern Mississippi in recent months, and the construction frenzy shows no signs of slowing down.

 

Whether it be the demolition of aging residence halls; the renovation of facilities or breaking ground on new buildings, the Hattiesburg campus has seldom seen a busier time for construction-related projects. To date a total of 23 projects are in progress, scheduled to begin, or recently completed, with an estimated cost of approximately $149 million.

 

One recent graduate and another current student at The University of Southern Mississippi helped organize an important one-day gathering of 13 federal, state and local agencies to discuss the criteria necessary for the Port of Gulfport to become designated a “strategic port” by the Defense Department.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi chapter of the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) and the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) will host a “9/11 Observance Reception” Wednesday, Sept. 11 to recognize and promote charitable services and other community outreach efforts that honor the victims of the 2001 terrorist attacks.

The online Master of Science for Logistics, Trade and Transportation at The University of Southern Mississippi has been approved by the American Society of Transportation & Logistics Board of Examiners as an approved Certified in Transportation and Logistics academic program.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation (CLTT) recently held its Fall 2013 Industry Advisory Council Roundtable at the Trent Lott National Center on the Hattiesburg Campus.  

Dr. Tulio Sulbaran, director of the Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation at The University of Southern Mississippi, served as one of the key presenters during the Naval Air Systems Command's International Transportation Compliance and Hazardous Material (HAZMAT) meeting held July 30-31 at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi.

A Netherlands based software firm, INCONTROL Simulation Solutions, has announced intentions to open an office in Hattiesburg, Miss., and operate out of the Trent Lott National Center for Economic Development and Entrepreneurship at The University of Southern Mississippi campus.

 

The firm’s new office location is a result of a partnership with the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi. 

 

Dr. Frances Lucas, left, vice president and campus executive officer at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, and Dr. Tulio Sulbaran, right, director of the Southern Miss Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation (CLTT), meet with Dr. Albert White, director of logistics and transportation at the Chamber of Commerce for Industry and Agriculture of Panama.

When GE Aviation announced its selection of Ellisville, Miss., for a new aircraft engine composite parts production facility, the Mississippi Polymer Institute at The University of Southern Mississippi and Jones County Junior College partnered to support the prestigious company’s hiring and workforce development needs.

Dr. Shannon Campbell, a veteran of economic development at all levels, has been named the new director of The Trent Lott National Center for Excellence in Economic Development and Entrepreneurship.

The Center for Logistics, Trade, and Transportation (CLTT) at the University of Southern Mississippi recently hosted a two-day workshop titled, “Intermodal Transportation Curriculum Development for Secondary Education.”

The University of Southern Mississippi, along with VISITHATTIESBURG™ and the Hattiesburg Convention and Tourism Commission, will host the 2012 Leadership Mississippi class for its final excursion on Nov. 15-16.

Retired businessman Spencer Adams and budding entrepreneur Jared Loftus were honored as Alumni of the Year by The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business during a luncheon on Friday, Nov. 2 at Southern Oaks in Hattiesburg.

 

Adams, former president and CEO of Pickett & Adams Insurance, received the Boardman Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award. Loftus, president and CEO of online apparel store College District, was presented the Outstanding Young Alumnus of the Year Award.

The task of finding a good job can prove daunting in these stringent economic times. The 2012 Pine Belt Job Fair, set for Wednesday, Nov. 7 at the Hattiesburg Lake Terrace Convention Center, can certainly help.

The Southern Entrepreneurship Program, an educational outreach initiative housed within the University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Economic and Entrepreneurship Education (CEEE), commenced its sixth year of youth education during a statewide symposium held on Sept. 27. 

The Department of Casino, Hospitality and Tourism Management at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast is offering a fully online program to earn a certificate in casino management.

Several University of Southern Mississippi students currently involved in solar cell research will be recognized for their efforts as part of Gov. Phil Bryant’s “Energy and Economic Development in the 21st Century” summit set for Oct. 4 at the Jackson Convention Complex.

The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Economic and Workforce Development is offering the True South Economic Development Course Sept. 17-20 on the Hattiesburg campus.

Dr. Brent Hales, interim chair of the Department of Economic and Workforce Development at The University of Southern Mississippi, recently published a text entitled “Entrepreneurship Economics” targeted to high school entrepreneurship teachers.

Dr. Bridget Hayden, associate professor of Anthropology, and Dr. Michael Wittmann, associate professor of Marketing, have been selected to become the 2012 Trent Lott National Center Fellows at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Elected officials from practically every corner of Mississippi were on hand for the “Basic Community Economic Development” course held April 24 at the Trent Lott National Center for Excellence in Economic Development and Entrepreneurship.

The University of Southern Mississippi will offer an introductory course emphasizing elected officials’ role in community and economic development on Tuesday, April 24 on the Hattiesburg campus. The course is the first of its kind to be offered in this region of the state.

The Trent Lott National Center for Excellence in Economic Development and Entrepreneurship at The University of Southern Mississippi hosted a Creative Economy event on March 29.

Malcolm White, executive director of the Mississippi Arts Commission, spoke to an audience of more than 75 Southern Miss administrators, faculty, staff and students about the Creative Economy study and the role universities can play.

In 2011, the Mississippi Economic Council highlighted the Creative Economy in its Blueprint Mississippi report.

Experts in banking, finance and academia will converge on The University of Southern Mississippi campus for the 2nd Annual IMPACT Southern Miss: Turning Knowledge into Innovation forum, set for Jan. 26 at the Trent Lott National Center for Excellence in Economic Development & Entrepreneurship.