July 22, 2014  

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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.

Dr. Mina Li, coordinator for health services and research at the Institute for Disability Studies (IDS) at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been selected to serve on the Health Equity Board of Region IV of the Office of Minority Health of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

More than 300 high school-age young men from across the state arrived on The University of Southern Mississippi's Hattiesburg campus Sunday for Boys State.

More than 200 young women from across the state are on The University of Southern Mississippi campus this week for the 63rd session of the American Legion Auxiliary Magnolia Girls State. The weeklong program teaches delegates about the mechanics of democracy through simulated political campaigns, legislative and judicial processes in the fictitious state of “Magnolia.”

"I've got boats to build" is a familiar lyric on the License to Chill album of Southern Miss alumnus Jimmy Buffett, and building boats was on his mind as he visited the USM Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) in Ocean Springs Sunday.

Josanne Francis, a University of Southern Mississippi music major from Trinidad and Tobago, has been named the new director of the Hattiesburg Community Steel Band, as well as the newly formed Junior Steel Band.