April 28, 2015  

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Southern Miss Vice Provost for Research Dr. Gordon Cannon notes that the state's universities work in collaboration more often than the average citizen realizes.

Mississippi Commissioner of Higher Education Dr. Hank Bounds notes that inspiring teachers and professors made his educational experience more rewarding.

Mississippi Commissioner of Higher Education Dr. Hank Bounds says the same support and maintenance drivers provide for their automobiles should be afforded to the state's educational system.

University of Southern Mississippi Provost Dr. Denis Wiesenburg discusses the importance of recent legislation passed by the U.S. Congress that will help restore the Gulf of Mexico to its pre-oil spill beauty.

A group of Southern Miss social work participating in the The Point in Time Homeless Count Survey gained valuable insight into the plight of the homeless.

Research by Dr. David Lee, associate professor of educational leadership at The University of Southern Mississippi, has linked the behavior of school boards with student achievement in their districts.

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.