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Paige Powell of Petal, a graduate student pursuing a master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology at The University of Southern Mississippi, received one of five assistantships with the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences for the 2013-14 academic year.

As a graduate assistant, Powell gains hands-on experience in early intervention while working with a certified speech-language pathologist and occupational, physical and behavioral therapists at The Children's Center for Communication and Development with groups infants, toddlers and preschoolers.

University of Southern Mississippi business student Blythe Dunaway expects her third visit to London to be a charm - and a whirlwind – as she serves an internship with one of England’s largest accounting firms.

University of Southern Mississippi doctoral candidate Amanda Leimer of Mandeville, La., recently was awarded a Love of Learning award worth $500 by The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi -- the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. She is one of 147 recipients nationwide to receive the award.

International Development doctoral program students at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach were authors of a recently published article and book chapter.

Ed Bee of Mandeville, La., recently had his article, “Beyond the First Decade in U.S. Shale Gas,” published in the Global Energy Monitor, a monthly publication of the Center for Energy Governance and Security at Hangyang University in Seoul, Korea.

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 department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The University of Southern Mississippi is celebrating six years of project SEED, a high school chemistry mentoring program, with its biggest group of participants. 

A new semester began Wednesday, August 21 at The University of Southern Mississippi, as freshmen became acquainted with their new home and returning students took the next step toward graduation.

 

Faculty, staff and students were positioned across the Hattiesburg campus to answer new students’ questions concerning directions and where their classes are located, while also providing information about student resources and the various campus organizations that match their interests.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s College Panhellenic Council (CPC) is the recipient of the National Panhellenic Conference’s (NPC) Excellence Award for 2012-2013. Southern Miss is one of only 14 College Panhellenics in the country to earn the honor.

University of Southern Mississippi President Rodney Bennett challenged students gathered for Freshman Convocation on Sunday, Aug. 18 to complete the academic requirements necessary to earn their degrees in four years.

 

“It is my desire and hope that I will have the opportunity to shake your hands and hand each of you a degree from this fine institution in four years,” said Bennett to an enthusiastic turnout of approximately 1,200 students at Reed Green Coliseum. “You have been given an invaluable gift as a college student. It is your responsibility to make the most of your time here.”

Unseasonably cool weather and overcast skies greeted approximately 1,500 incoming freshmen as they moved into residence halls on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus Friday, August 16 to begin the fall 2013 semester and the next chapter in their lives.

 

University employees and students, along with community members, welcomed the new students and their parents while also helping them move into their rooms in Century Park, Wilber Hall, Roberts Hall and Jones Hall.

University of Southern Mississippi senior Lauren Bartlett, of Long Beach, Miss., has been awarded a $1,000 Chapter Scholarship from the Gulf Coast Human Resource Association.

The University of Southern Mississippi chapter of the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) will host a program Wednesday, Sept. 11 to recognize and promote charitable services and other community outreach efforts that honor the victims of the 2001 terrorist attacks.

In the corner of an Alaskan high school classroom hangs a bulletin board adorned with enough University of Southern Mississippi references to make any alumnus black and gold with envy.

 

The school is North Pole High -- and the teacher is Sherri Young, a 1984 Southern Miss graduate and mother of three students currently enrolled at the university. Katie Young, 22, is a senior English licensure major; Emma, 20, is a junior advertising major and Matthew, 19, is an incoming freshman who plans to major in history.

There is no better way to learn about international development than to travel to Europe for a firsthand lesson. Students and faculty in the International Development Doctoral Program (IDV) at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus recently returned from a two-week study abroad trip in Brussels, Belgium, and Munich, Germany.

Three University of Southern Mississippi international business students have been recognized by the French American Chamber of Commerce-Gulf Coast Chapter (FACC) for their efforts in producing a critical economic development report and for developing directories and promotional materials for the organization.

Caleb Faulkner, an incoming freshman chemistry and biochemistry major at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been awarded a $5,000 scholarship from the American Chemical Society (ACS) Project SEED program. This is the first SEED scholarship awarded to a Southern Miss student.

Hannah Roberts, a University of Southern Mississippi sophomore from Mount Olive, Miss. performs on the violin Tuesday, June 25 during her trunk show in advance of her competition in the Miss Mississippi Pageant, set for July 10-13 in Vicksburg. Roberts, a Goldwater Scholar and student in the university's prestigious Honors College, qualified to compete in the event by winning the Miss University of Southern Mississippi Pageant in October 2012. (Southern Miss photo by Kelly Dunn)

An online fundraiser to assist those impacted by the tornado that devastated Moore, Okla. in May is being promoted by the Greek Life community at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Dylan Harris, a 2012 University of Southern Mississippi graduate, has received a prestigious Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship award that will be used in his post-graduate studies.

The Department of Casino, Hospitality and Tourism Management at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast congratulates the first two graduates of the department’s fully online casino management certificate program.

University of Southern Mississippi students who participate in the school’s Greek Life system are more likely to be among the school’s highest academic achievers and most active in community service.

University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast students, Virginia Hutchinson of Long Beach and Erika Hosler of Gulfport, were both named spring 2013 scholarship recipients in the university’s NASA Space Grant program.

For University of Southern Mississippi student David Sliman, the tornado that struck Moore, Okla. last week wasn’t just some distant event of passing concern.

Each year, University of Southern Mississippi students receive scholarships through funds raised by student affairs during the Southern Miss Comcast Golf Classic. Due to Comcast’s support of Southern Miss and the Golf Classic as title sponsor, students are able to receive scholarships and professional development stipends for conferences.