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Mike Bonnette has been named the new Associate Director for Development of The University of Southern Mississippi Foundation as its development staff transitions from college-based fundraising to initiative-based fundraising.

A story of camaraderie, loss, rebirth, transformation, attraction and sacrifice will be presented Aug. 27-28 at the Centennial Dance Concert.

“Have You Passed Through This Night?” is unlike other University of Southern Mississippi dance concerts. The individual dances of this evening-length performance are combined to create a complete, interwoven viewing experience.

The University of Southern Mississippi has appointed Dr. Chris Crenshaw to serve as director of its Physical Plant, beginning Sept. 1. Crenshaw is currently director of the university’s Department of Residence Life, a position he has held the past five years.

A convincing sales pitch from her stepfather helped freshman Hilary Stanfield make the decision to attend The University of Southern Mississippi.

“He kept talking about how great it was here and how much fun he had as a student,” said Stanfield, a Columbia, Mo., native. “So I decided to come check it out, and I would have to agree that this is the place for me.”

Swine may not be so divine to the winner of a pig kissing contest at The University of Southern Mississippi, but the cause is worthy.

In support of this year’s annual Start! Heart Walk, set for Saturday, Sept. 25 at the university’s Pride Field, members of the university community will choose a campus celebrity in the “Kiss a Pig” fundraiser.

University of Southern Mississippi junior Ashley Barber freely admits that she neglected a wonderful opportunity by passing on a chance to live in the College of Business Honors House last year.

The accounting major from Picayune did not make the same mistake twice.

Employment in Mississippi’s three coastal counties had not yet fully recovered from Hurricane Katrina before it was hit with the recession of 2008, according to a study conducted by two University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast professors.

A new 15-mile per hour school zone speed limit is being strictly enforced from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on the section of West Fourth Street that runs through The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi and the Technological University of Panama Wednesday (Aug. 11) signed a memorandum of understanding between the two institutions, opening the doors for enhanced collaboration on new academic and economic development opportunities.

“This trip is all about building relationships with one of the most dynamic countries in the Western Hemisphere,” stated Dr. Martha Saunders, president of The University of Southern Mississippi. “Partnerships developed here can mean a lot to Mississippi.”

The Sertoma Club of Hattiesburg made its largest philanthropic contribution to date by presenting the DuBard School for Language Disorders with a check for $18,000 on Thursday, Aug. 12.

Football season is right around the corner at The University of Southern Mississippi and The Pride of Mississippi Marching Band is ready to bring game day spirit to Golden Eagles fans.

A Preview Concert will be presented on the Hattiesburg campus at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 20 to give audiences a sneak peek at this season’s line-up. The free concert, to be held on the green space at the center of campus next to Cook Library, will include traditional Southern Miss favorites such as Southern Miss to the Top, Are You From Dixie and Pride Fanfare

The Southern Miss Alumni Association has worked to preserve the great traditions of The University of Southern Mississippi, with perhaps the greatest tradition being the Southern Miss family whose generations have donned the black and gold.

Universityof Southern Mississippi faculty, staff, administrators and current students will welcome freshmen and transfers to their new home during Freshman Move-In Days and Golden Eagle Welcome Weekend (GEWW) as the university begins a new academic year.

Nearly half of all respondents claim they are leery of buying Gulf of Mexico shrimp, according to very preliminary results in a study conducted by researchers at The University of Southern Mississippi.

The past month has produced impressive accolades for University of Southern Mississippi accounting professor Michael Dugan.

Dugan, who joined the Southern Miss faculty in June, received the 2010 “Best Paper” Award for his co-authored article that appeared in the December 2009 issue of the American Accounting Association (AAA) journal Accounting Horizons. On top of that, Dugan recently learned that he is ranked among the top five percent of the most prolific accounting researchers over the past 50 years.

Two University of Southern Mississippi business students with political aspirations have been granted a unique opportunity to get a first-hand look at how the political machinery operates in Washington D.C.

As the nation’s worst oil spill continues to unfold, a team of archaeologists from The University of Southern Mississippi worry about the future of their research along the fragile marshes of Grand Bay, east of Pascagoula, Miss.

Two University of Southern Mississippi business students have discovered that paradise includes much more than just a tasty cheeseburger.

Seniors Alison Cox and Tiffany Glavan, both tourism management majors, are spending their summer break from the rigors of classroom instruction as interns with LuLu’s at Homeport Marina in Gulf Shores, Ala.

United States Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano stressed the importance of “shared responsibility” during her address at the inaugural National Sports Safety and Security Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans.

Napolitano spoke to a packed audience of more than 325 security professionals on the opening day of the three-day (Aug. 2-4) conference hosted by the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi.