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Southern Miss Now is the official news and information source of the University Communications Office at the University of Southern Mississippi. It is the arm of University Communications that communicates stories of the university through our web site. We also tell our stories through the media, by pitching news and feature stories; by providing the media with faculty members, scientists and researchers who can provide expert information and opinions; and by providing information to media representatives for stories on which they are working. Our goal is to work with the media to promote Southern Miss and to inform the university's local, state and national audiences about the research, teaching, programs and events taking place on campus.

The University Communications staff can assist you with finding information for a story, finding a faculty member who can provide an expert opinion, arranging interviews with university administrators, as well as finding possible story ideas and photo opportunities. Each day, we send out media advisories and news releases, plus news and feature articles to media outlets.

In the event of campus emergency or crisis, our staff provides the news media with updated information and official statements.

University Communications
118 College Drive 5016
Hattiesburg, MS   39406

Phone: 601.266.4491
Fax: 601.266.5347
www.usm.edu/news
southernmissnow@usm.edu

Jim Coll
Chief Communication Officer
Hickman Hall 418
Office: 601.266.5722
james.coll@usm.edu

David Tisdale
Senior Writer
Hickman Hall 405
Office: 601.266.4499
d.g.tisdale@usm.edu

Van Arnold
Assistant Director for News and Media Relations
Hickman Hall 403
Office: 601.266.5568
van.arnold@usm.edu

Landy Laird
Distribution Coordinator
Hickman Hall 405
Office: 601.266.4493
landy.laird@usm.edu

Chloe Rouse
Student Assistant
Hickman Hall 414
Office: 601.266.6307
chloe.rouse@eagles.usm.edu