October 24, 2014  

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A new book produced by University of Southern Mississippi historian and alumnus Dr. Chester M. “Bo” Morgan detailing the institution’s 100-year history is now available for purchase.

“Treasured Past, Golden Future: The Centennial History of The University of Southern Mississippi”commemorates the university’s 100th anniversary, outlining its evolution from a small teacher’s college to a distinguished, comprehensive research institution. It includes more than 300 color and black and white illustrations

The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Biological Sciences’ fall plant sale will take root Saturday, Sept. 25 from 8 a. m. - 2 p.m. in front of the Biological Sciences Teaching Garden, located on the east side of Walker Science Building on the Hattiesburg campus.

Topics ranging from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in children to long-term impacts of the Gulf oil spill will be discussed during the 5th Annual Public Health Symposium set for Wednesday, Sept. 29 at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Displaced workers looking to start their own small businesses can get headed in the right direction through the Mississippi Entrepreneur Training Program.

From across the decades, former University of Southern Mississippi student leaders returned to their alma mater this past weekend to reconnect with old friends, marvel at the growth of the university and also share memories and insights with their successors.

One simple survey conducted by the College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi has led to a significant enhancement within the department.

In response to concerns about potential roadblocks to student achievement on campus, the College of Business unveiled the Business Academic Success & Excellence (BASE) Center earlier this month. Located on the first floor of Joseph Greene Hall, the center includes private study rooms, larger group accommodations, staff counselors and the use of office equipment.

Elizabeth Fucich, a University of Southern Mississippi biochemistry major, knows all too well that one scholarship rejection does not necessarily indicate a trend of any kind.

The opening night of The University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra’s 91st season will be an evening of celebrations.

Two Southern Miss alumni and renowned musicians are returning to perform with the Symphony Orchestra on Thursday, Sept. 23 to kick off the opening of its latest season titled, “Timeless.”

Known simply as The Accelerator, The University of Southern Mississippi’s unique business incubator is providing an enormous boost to start-up companies in the Gulf South region.

“This state-of-the-art facility represents opportunities for students, researchers and companies to take an idea and carry it to its fruition as a useful product or service,” said U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.). “In the end, it is a process – which now has a home in The Accelerator – that can lead to more job creation and economic growth in Mississippi.”

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Pride of Mississippi Marching Band and Dixie Darlings will use their halftime performance to fight a deadly illness Friday, Sept. 17 at the Southern Miss vs. University of Kansas football game.

University of Southern Mississippi senior Whitney Miller of Poplarville has proven she’s a culinary master.

Wednesday night, Miller won the title of “MasterChef” on the Fox reality television show of the same name after being selected to compete on the show through an audition in New Orleans in July. She won $250,000 and her own cookbook deal along with the title.

Retention and expansion of existing businesses is a key strategy in economic development and, in this knowledge-driven economy, universities are in a prime position to make significant contributions.

Student Health Services (SHS) at The University of Southern Mississippi has added a new, more-convenient way for students to access records and schedule appointments through an online health portal.

Developed over the summer and available now, the comprehensive information portal can be utilized at https://shsweb.usm.edu/PyramedPortal/Login.aspx

An 18k white gold and diamond, South Sea pendant/pearl enhancer will be auctioned at “Gold” - The University of Southern Mississippi 2010 Centennial Arts Gala Thursday, Sept. 16 at the Lake Terrace Convention Center.

The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Biological Sciences will host outreach activities this fall, including unique “overnight adventures” at its popular science museum that include opportunities to learn about the natural world on campus and at a nature preserve managed by the university.

As celebrities walk the red carpet at the Sept. 15 premiere of “Twist,” the musical set to debut at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Ga., several University of Southern Mississippi alumni will be among them.