November 27, 2014  

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Shortly after 8 a.m. on Friday Sept. 7, three vans pulled out from the Trent Lott Center on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus bound for the Mississippi Delta. Two sections of CMS 111H (Oral Communication) plus three faculty members/drivers set out in search of experience, information and insights into the Civil Rights Movement, the influence of The Blues on popular music, and the meaning of The Delta for the state and nation—all in the interest of developing speaking topics for the rest of the fall semester.

Southern Miss associate professor Stacy Reeves spent part of her winter break helping students and their parents at a school in Kenya assess literacy development. The experience reminds her that no matter where they are in the world, children need strong support systems to help them meet their educational goals.

Setting goals for the New Year is one thing; establishing realistic and measurable ones is quite another.

Hattiesburg continues to buck national trends with impressive job growth.

The University of Southern Mississippi will soon become home to an important part of U.S. history.

From swimming coach to Recreational Sports director, Mike Giles provided valuable mentoring and service to Southern Miss.

Former student Dr. Hassan Aziz expresses mixed emotions about the impending retirement of longtime Southern Miss Professor Jane Hudson.

Showing care and concern for others requires little effort, but can have far-reaching consequences.

Southern Miss legend and former NFL star Ray Guy is continually overlooked when it comes to Hall of Fame voting. And that makes no sense.