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April 3, 2013

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April 4, 2014

More than 150 students, parents, faculty and staff gathered for The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Health annual student awards night, held April 1 at the Thad Cochran Center. Each school and department in the college awards its students for outstanding academic success and extracurricular activities.

More than 150 students, parents, faculty and staff gathered for The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Health annual student awards night, held April 1 at the Thad Cochran Center. Each school and department in the college awards its students for outstanding academic success and extracurricular activities.

April 1, 2014

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus celebrated the university’s Founders’ Day with a reception honoring employees for continuous service of 10, 20, and 30 years to Southern Miss. In recognition of their service, honored employees received a commemorative pin from the university.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus celebrated the university’s Founders’ Day with a reception honoring employees for continuous service of 10, 20, and 30 years to Southern Miss. In recognition of their service, honored employees received a commemorative pin from the university.

March 26, 2014

More than 120 students were recognized for academic achievement by the College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi during the College’s annual awards banquet held Monday, March 24 at the Thad Cochran Center.

More than 120 students were recognized for academic achievement by the College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi during the College’s annual awards banquet held Monday, March 24 at the Thad Cochran Center.

March 20, 2014

Human Capital Development Attend Academy of Human Resource Development Program Excellence Network Meeting

LONG BEACH, Miss. – Dr. Cyndi Gaudet, professor and chair of the Department of Human Capital Development at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus, and Dr. Heather Annulis, professor of human capital development, participated in the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) Program Excellence Network (PEN). 

March 17, 2014

University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus Vice President Frances Lucas will serve as the keynote speaker for the 8th Annual Celebration of Caring Women luncheon to be held April 22 at Beau Rivage Resort and Casino in Biloxi.

University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus Vice President Frances Lucas will serve as the keynote speaker for the 8th Annual Celebration of Caring Women luncheon to be held April 22 at Beau Rivage Resort and Casino in Biloxi.

March 11, 2014

University of Southern Mississippi communications specialists Catherine Lott and Hanna Knowles have been included in a national list of 17 PR Students to Watch as compiled by public relations expert Arik Hanson.

Each year Hanson spotlights what he deems to be the next generation of PR professionals. His list is based upon nominations made by professors at universities across the country.

January 16, 2014

The University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Association recently welcomed Shea Kidd Houze as the organization’s new associate director for external affairs.

 

Houze earned a degree in speech communication from the university in 2002. Upon graduation, she was employed in the sales industry until deciding to pursue a career in higher education.

The University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Association recently welcomed Shea Kidd Houze as the organization’s new associate director for external affairs.

Houze earned a degree in speech communication from the university in 2002. Upon graduation, she was employed in the sales industry until deciding to pursue a career in higher education. Subsequently, she completed a master’s degree in college student affairs administration from the University of Georgia in 2006.

January 14, 2014

University of Southern Mississippi department chairs and directors are reminded that applications for the 2014 Faculty Senate Junior Faculty Awards are due to the Office of the Provost by Jan. 27, with applications for the Nina Bell Suggs Endowed Professorship award due by March 17.

University of Southern Mississippi department chairs and directors are reminded that applications for the 2014 Faculty Senate Junior Faculty Awards are due to the Office of the Provost by Jan. 27, with applications for the Nina Bell Suggs Endowed Professorship award due by March 17.  

Faculty Senate Junior Faculty Awards include:

*Outstanding Teacher Award

*Creative Activity Award

*Research Award

December 19, 2013

The Mississippi Polymer Institute (MPI) will enter a transition phase at the conclusion of this year with the departure of Director Dr. Bryan Brister, who has accepted a position as chief operating officer with Voltea, an international water purification company. MPI Operations Leader Robert Thompson will assume the role of interim director.

 

The Mississippi Polymer Institute (MPI) will enter a transition phase at the conclusion of this year with the departure of Director Dr. Bryan Brister, who has accepted a position as chief operating officer with Voltea, an international water purification company. MPI Operations Leader Robert Thompson will assume the role of interim director.

December 17, 2013

Dr. Heather Pearson and Dr. Giselle Marks, both graduates of The University of Southern Mississippi doctoral program, took home significant awards from the New York Cosmetic Technology Transfer Conference held last month in Iselin, N.J.

Dr. Heather Pearson and Dr. Giselle Marks, both graduates of The University of Southern Mississippi doctoral program, took home significant awards from the New York Cosmetic Technology Transfer Conference held last month in Iselin, N.J.

Pearson captured first place for Best New Technology for her presentation titled, “The phage-bacterium war on polymeric surfaces: can surface-anchored bacteriophages eliminate microbial infections?” Pearson is a 2013 doctoral graduate from the School of Polymers and High Performance Materials at Southern Miss.

December 11, 2013

The University of Southern Mississippi has received a favorable ruling from U.S. District Court in a wrongful termination lawsuit filed by a former professor.

The University of Southern Mississippi has received a favorable ruling from U.S. District Court in a wrongful termination lawsuit filed by a former professor.

U.S. District Court Judge Keith Starrett dismissed all claims against the University, its former President Martha Saunders and former Provost Robert Lyman in a July 2012 lawsuit filed by Scott L. Klingler.

December 10, 2013

Dr. Denis Wiesenburg, Provost at The University of Southern Mississippi, has announced that Dr. Daniel Norton will join the University as Associate Provost for International Programs, beginning March 1, 2014. He takes over for Dr. Rafael Sánchez-Alonso, who has served in an interim capacity.

Dr. Denis Wiesenburg, Provost at The University of Southern Mississippi, has announced that Dr. Daniel Norton will join the University as Associate Provost for International Programs, beginning March 1, 2014. He takes over for Dr. Rafael Sánchez-Alonso, who has served in an interim capacity.

November 15, 2013

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast presented the 2013 Outstanding Staff Awards to three staff members for the integral role they play in providing support to the university on the Gulf Coast.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast presented the 2013 Outstanding Staff Awards to three staff members for the integral role they play in providing support to the university on the Gulf Coast.

November 8, 2013

In an effort to create better synergy, while strengthening the overall administrative structure, the School of Human Performance and Recreation (HP&R) at The University of Southern Mississippi has instituted a significant reorganization plan.

In an effort to create better synergy, while strengthening the overall administrative structure, the School of Human Performance and Recreation (HP&R) at The University of Southern Mississippi has instituted a significant reorganization plan.

Under the new restructuring, the School will include three assistant directors, three administrative assistants and a coordinator of student services. Previously, the organizational chart featured one director, two assistant directors, two administrative assistants and a coordinator of student services.

October 28, 2013

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Healthcare Sales and Marketing, the Trent Lott Center and Dr. Mike Wittmann, associate professor of marketing, will host a presentation The Evolution of Science and Surgery on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 4 p.m. in the Trent Lott Center.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Healthcare Sales and Marketing, the Trent Lott Center and Dr. Mike Wittmann, associate professor of marketing, will host a presentation The Evolution of Science and Surgery on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 4 p.m. in the Trent Lott Center.

Targeting nursing, healthcare marketing and chemistry students, the event will host Intuitive Surgical to discuss the role of science and innovation in improving patient outcomes.

October 10, 2013

University of Southern Mississippi Police Chief Bob Hopkins will be the featured speaker for an in-service program on workplace violence Tuesday, Oct. 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Thad Cochran Center, room 218-A on the Hattiesburg campus.

University of Southern Mississippi Police Chief Bob Hopkins will be the featured speaker for an in-service program on workplace violence Tuesday, Oct. 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Thad Cochran Center, room 218-A on the Hattiesburg campus.

With incidents of workplace violence increasing across the country, administrative office professionals must have the skills to sense and respond to danger. Hopkins will speak on best practices for assessing and responding to threats in the workplace.

October 9, 2013

Dr. Trent Gould, who has served in a variety of roles during his 10 years at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been named associate dean in the College of Health.

Dr. Trent Gould, who has served in a variety of roles during his 10 years at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been named associate dean in the College of Health.

An associate professor in the School of Human Performance and Recreation, Gould has also served as the school’s interim director for the past year while splitting duties as the assistant school director for graduate studies.

September 30, 2013

The Office of Admissions at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach recently hired Dr. Kimberly C. Scherlofsky as an admissions counselor to focus on university recruiting and community outreach in the business, government, and industry sectors along the Gulf Coast.

 

The Office of Admissions at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach recently hired Dr. Kimberly C. Scherlofsky as an admissions counselor to focus on university recruiting and community outreach in the business, government, and industry sectors along the Gulf Coast.

As a Southern Miss admissions counselor, Scherlofsky will assist potential students, work closely with employers to determine the educational needs for their employees and highlight the Southern Miss Gulf Coast degree offerings.

September 25, 2013

Dr. Douglas Bristol, associate professor of history at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus, was named one of two finalists representing the university in a national competition for a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) summer stipend.

September 25, 2013

Dr. Marie des Neiges Léonard, assistant professor of sociology at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus, recently presented the paper, “Census and Racial Identity in France: Invisible Categories and Color-Blind Politics,” while attending the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting in New York City.

 

Dr. Marie des Neiges Léonard, assistant professor of sociology at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus, recently presented the paper, “Census and Racial Identity in France: Invisible Categories and Color-Blind Politics,” while attending the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting in New York City.

September 17, 2013

Dr. Bill Smith, a veteran member of the College of Business faculty at The University of Southern Mississippi, was recently appointed chairman of the college’s Department of Economic Development and Tourism. The appointment was announced by Dr. Faye Gilbert, dean of the college.

Dr. Bill Smith, a veteran member of the College of Business faculty at The University of Southern Mississippi, was recently appointed chairman of the college’s Department of Economic Development and Tourism. The appointment was announced by Dr. Faye Gilbert, dean of the college.

August 19, 2013

A memorial service will be held Sunday, August 25 at 4 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of Ascension in Hattiesburg for Virginia Alice Price Shands Covington, a former professor of speech communication at The University of Southern Mississippi, who died at her home in Hattiesburg July 29. She was 84.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, August 25 at 4 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of Ascension in Hattiesburg for Virginia Alice Price Shands Covington, a former professor of speech communication at The University of Southern Mississippi, who died at her home in Hattiesburg July 29. She was 84.

A Southern Miss alumna, Covington taught courses in organizational and interpersonal communication. She also served on the faculties at William Carey University and Mississippi College.

August 2, 2013

University of Southern Mississippi Provost Dr. Denis Wiesenburg has announced that Dr. Patricia Biesiot, associate dean in the College of Science and Technology, will serve as interim dean during the college’s period of transition.

 

University of Southern Mississippi Provost Dr. Denis Wiesenburg has announced that Dr. Patricia Biesiot, associate dean in the College of Science and Technology, will serve as interim dean during the college’s period of transition.

Biesiot will take over the dean’s role from Dr. Joe B. Whitehead, Jr., who left Southern Miss on July 31 to accept a position as Provost at North Carolina A&T State University. Whitehead was appointed interim dean of the College of Science and Technology in August 2009 and became dean in March 2010.