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September 9, 2015

Recent Southern Miss graduate and reigning Miss Mississippi Hannah Roberts is tearing down stereotypes as a contestant in this week's Miss America pageant.

I’d been waiting on this conversation for eight months. Then it happened on Sunday, and I couldn’t be more pleased. Here’s the short version.

“Why do you have pink goggles in your office?” my 6-year-old asked me.

“It’s because we’re supporting Miss Hannah in the Miss America Pageant, and she wears pink goggles when she’s learning about science,” I said.

“She likes science?” my daughter inquired.

April 1, 2015

The University's acquisition of the unique Point Sur research vessel helps Southern Miss not only enhance the high-quality education and research opportunities we provide as the leading marine science institution in the state of Mississippi, but it will also provide valuable benefits to our community and associated marine economy.

Recently, I had the opportunity to experience a significant milestone in the growth and development of The University of Southern Mississippi’s research program as the research vessel Point Sur made its way across the Panama Canal. As I traveled to the country of Panama, entered the waters of both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, and explored the most recent addition to USM’s fleet, I was struck by the impact this vessel will have on our marine science research initiatives.

September 2, 2014

SGA President Jeffrey George is dedicated to the idea of inspiring fellow students to get involved in campus activities and organizations.

Student Government Association President Jeffrey George plans to leave Southern Miss better than he found it by encouraging other students to reach to the top. George, of Covington, Louisiana, is a junior political science major pursuing a minor in marketing.

Q: What led you to attend The University of Southern Mississippi?

August 1, 2014

Our ability and willingness to come together and talk through issues will build a solid foundation for the University and the coastal community to become a much more economically progressive area.

As President of The University of Southern Mississippi, I am deeply troubled that USM’s commitment to meeting the needs of the Mississippi Gulf Coast has been called into question. I am aware of the historical tension surrounding access to higher education in the coastal community, and I respect each community member who has worked tirelessly to ensure that the coast is not marginalized or overlooked but is instead recognized as a critical region that deserves access to quality educational opportunities.

March 7, 2014

Ellen Ruffin serves as an associate professor and curator for University Libraries at the University of Southern Mississippi, and is passionate about the unique items that can be found in its renowned de Grummond Children's Literature Collection.

Q: What is the de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection?

A: The collection is one of the top research collections of children’s literature in the country. It contains American and British works. The collection consists of 1,300 authors and illustrators and over 160,000 books, dating as far back as 1530. We encompass contemporary and historic pieces, original manuscripts and illustrations.

Q: When and how was it founded?

February 26, 2014

New campaign shines spotlight on health of Southern Miss community.

Health is Golden. That’s the message we’re trying to get across to students, faculty, and staff at Southern Miss with a campaign of the same name. 

For students, college is a place to learn not only about academics but skills that will help them be successful in their future.  For faculty and staff, college is the place we come to work and spend most of our days fulfilling the goals of our University.