October 26, 2014  

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University of Southern Mississippi vocal student Elliot Yates hit the highest of notes on Thursday night as the big winner on the popular TV game show "Wheel of Fortune."

Katelyn Shaughnessy, a senior in the School of Nursing at The University of Southern Mississippi, recently received the $1,000 Sadler-Lions Club Scholarship presented by the Biloxi Lions Club.

In January of last year, the world watched as the small country of Haiti was rocked by a catastrophic earthquake that left thousands dead, millions homeless and communities in ruin. 

A professor considered a technology education pioneer and an Honors College student with a 4.0 grade point average are The University of Southern Mississippi’s recipients of this year’s Higher Education Appreciation Day, Working for Academic Excellence (HEADWAE) award.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Southern Chorale and its men’s a cappella ensemble, Spirit of Southern, will perform throughout Jamaica during a special concert tour Jan. 6-13.

A total of 1,199 students were candidates for graduation at The University of Southern Mississippi Friday, including a young man by the name of Austin Davis.

Mary Libby Payne’s commencement address Friday at The University of Southern Mississippi included her own words, but they also reflected the timeless values and spirit of humanity passed on by her grandfather, Joe Cook, the university’s first president. 

The University of Southern Mississippi has proven to be an exception to the rule concerning graduation rates for black and white football players, according to a new study released Monday.

Kristy Cleveland, a sophomore majoring in English Licensure at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been awarded the 2010 Coca-Cola Classic Rodeo Scholarship.

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.

It’s been a frenzied pace since Saturday for the Pride of Mississippi Marching Band and The University of Southern Mississippi Dixie Darlings in their efforts to get to New York City for this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Want to know how to say ‘Happy Birthday USM – 100 Years!” in a different language? Then join The University of Southern Mississippi as it celebrates International Education Week Thursday, Nov. 18 on the Hattiesburg campus.

An advisement center launched this semester by The University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of Psychology is a convenient resource for undergraduate students seeking assistance with course scheduling and issues related to graduation requirements.

Members of the Air Force ROTC at The University of Southern Mississippi are holding a 24-hour vigil to honor local veterans at Veterans Memorial Park in downtown Hattiesburg.

The University of Southern Mississippi is doing its part to encourage people to give up smoking as part of the Great American Smokeout campaign set for Nov. 18.

 

Jill Duckworth sang ‘Love is Where You Find It” for the talent competition at The Miss University of Southern Mississippi Pageant Saturday.

The pageant judges obviously loved Duckworth, awarding the senior communications studies major from Clinton the pageant title which comes with a $1,500 scholarship and opportunity to compete in the Miss Mississippi Pageant June 29-July 2, 2011 in Vicksburg. 

Approximately 100 nursing students at The University of Southern Mississippi will participate in an online disaster preparedness workshop sponsored by the American Red Cross.