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August 26, 2014

Students from Mississippi Public Universities will have the opportunity to do well by doing good as they develop business plans to tackle some of Mississippi’s most pressing problems and help reach the goals established by Blueprint Mississippi.

 

The Blueprint Mississippi Social Business Challenge was announced by Gov. Phil Bryant, Mississippi Economic Council President and CEO Blake A. Wilson and Commissioner of Higher Education Dr. Hank M. Bounds at a press conference held today in Jackson.

Students from Mississippi Public Universities will have the opportunity to do well by doing good as they develop business plans to tackle some of Mississippi’s most pressing problems and help reach the goals established by Blueprint Mississippi.

The Blueprint Mississippi Social Business Challenge was announced by Gov. Phil Bryant, Mississippi Economic Council President and CEO Blake A. Wilson and Commissioner of Higher Education Dr. Hank M. Bounds at a press conference held today in Jackson.

August 12, 2014

The School of Polymers and High Performance Materials at The University of Southern Mississippi has been recognized with a prestigious Boeing Performance Excellence Award. The Boeing Company presents the award annually to honor partners who have achieved superior performance.

The School of Polymers and High Performance Materials at The University of Southern Mississippi has been recognized with a prestigious Boeing Performance Excellence Award. The Boeing Company presents the award annually to honor partners who have achieved superior performance.

For nearly 10 years Southern Miss and Boeing have enjoyed a mutually beneficial research relationship. Boeing currently employs several doctoral graduates from the University’s polymer science program. Additionally, Boeing regularly hosts internships for Southern Miss polymer graduate students.

July 3, 2014

The University of Southern Mississippi Panama Study Abroad Group – which included students focused on business, logistics and human capital development -- visited the offices of InfosGroup in the City of Knowledge in Panama recently.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi Panama Study Abroad Group – which included students focused on business, logistics and human capital development -- visited the offices of InfosGroup in the City of Knowledge in Panama recently.

Infosgroup is an Information Technology business offering the full value chain to integrate people, processes and technology in public and private organizations. Infosgroup is focused on making their customers more competitive.

June 5, 2014

Leaders with a vested interest in the economic potential of maritime industries and marine technologies along the northern Gulf Coast gathered on Thursday, June 5 for the 2014 Marine Technologies Economic Forum hosted by The University of Southern Mississippi on its Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

 

Leaders with a vested interest in the economic potential of maritime industries and marine technologies along the northern Gulf Coast gathered on Thursday, June 5 for the 2014 Marine Technologies Economic Forum hosted by The University of Southern Mississippi on its Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

May 15, 2014

Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center (CSJFTC) has signed an agreement with the University of Southern Mississippi, formalizing an accord that will bring together the two major South Mississippi entities to address military transportation, logistics, and freight-based economic development innovations across the Gulf South.

Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center (CSJFTC) has signed an agreement with the University of Southern Mississippi, formalizing an accord that will bring together the two major South Mississippi entities to address military transportation, logistics, and freight-based economic development innovations across the Gulf South.

May 5, 2014

The Southern Entrepreneurship Program (SEP) concluded its current series of educational high school events and competitions on Wednesday, April 30, with its 7th annual SEP Statewide Business Plan Competition.

The Southern Entrepreneurship Program (SEP) concluded its current series of educational high school events and competitions on Wednesday, April 30, with its 7th annual SEP Statewide Business Plan Competition.

The event was sponsored by the Mississippi Department of Education and hosted by the Center for Economic and Entrepreneurship Education, an educational outreach unit housed within The University of Southern Mississippi College of Business.

April 24, 2014

The University of Southern Mississippi is hoping to gain valuable input regarding mid-and-long-range needs from campus constituents and members of the Hattiesburg community during a pair of open forums scheduled for Tuesday, April 29 and Wednesday, April 30.

The University of Southern Mississippi is hoping to gain valuable input regarding mid-and-long-range needs from campus constituents and members of the Hattiesburg community during a pair of open forums scheduled for Tuesday, April 29 and Wednesday, April 30.

The sessions will be held from 3-5 p.m. in room 218 of the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg campus. The presentations will be shown twice during those times and will include updates to the Master Campus Facility Plan and University space planning. 

April 8, 2014

The University of Southern Mississippi College of Health, in conjunction with Hattiesburg Clinic, will present a Spring Health Forum from noon-3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15 at the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg campus.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi College of Health, in conjunction with Hattiesburg Clinic, will present a Spring Health Forum from noon-3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15 at the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg campus.

The forum’s theme will be “Hattiesburg ‘Midtown’: Health-Enhancing Economic and Community Development.” Admission and lunch are free, but registration is required.

March 31, 2014

The Southern Entrepreneurship Program (SEP) launched its annual series of regional qualifier business plan competitions on March 25-26 at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus. 

 

The Southern Entrepreneurship Program (SEP) launched its annual series of regional qualifier business plan competitions on March 25-26 at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus. 

Drawing student participation from surrounding high schools, each regional event offers students the opportunity to qualify for the SEP Statewide Business Plan Competition scheduled for April 30. The March 25-26 event included budding entrepreneurs from Mississippi’s southern counties.

February 13, 2014

The oil and gas industry will be the focal point of Spring Lecture Series presented at The University of Southern Mississippi on Feb. 21, Feb. 28 and March 7 on the Hattiesburg campus.

The oil and gas industry will be the focal point of Spring Lecture Series presented at The University of Southern Mississippi on Feb. 21, Feb. 28 and March 7 on the Hattiesburg campus.

The lecture series will be held at the Thad Cochran Center Ballroom, beginning at 11:45 a.m. with a complimentary lunch. The lecture presentation will follow at 12:30 p.m. The series concludes with a question-and-answer session with the audience from 1-1:15 p.m.

February 4, 2014

More than 100 high school students participated in a hands-on business symposium hosted by The University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Economic and Entrepreneurship Education (CEEE) on Tuesday, Feb. 4.

More than 100 high school students participated in a hands-on business symposium hosted by The University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Economic and Entrepreneurship Education (CEEE) on Tuesday, Feb. 4.

The event was the second in an annual series of youth symposiums sponsored by CEEE’s statewide Southern Entrepreneurship Program. Several high schools from central and south Mississippi were represented at the event.

January 23, 2014

Experts from the Gulf South region offered economic updates and projections for the New Year during the Economic Outlook 2014 symposium held Jan. 23 at the Thad Cochran Center on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus.

 

A packed audience at the Thad Cochran Center ballroom heard the latest in economic developments and forecasts from several guest speakers.

Experts from the Gulf South region offered economic updates and projections for the New Year during the Economic Outlook 2014 symposium held Jan. 23 at the Thad Cochran Center on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus.

A packed audience at the Thad Cochran Center ballroom heard the latest in economic developments and forecasts from guest speakers that included:

January 15, 2014

While the state of Mississippi faces a teacher shortage in critical needs areas throughout the state, The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast is working to help alleviate those shortages through customized licensure programs, as well as promoting financial aid incentives for students offered by both the university and the state.

While the state of Mississippi faces a teacher shortage in critical needs areas throughout the state, The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast is working to help alleviate those shortages through customized licensure programs, as well as promoting financial aid incentives for students offered by both the university and the state.

January 7, 2014

Economic trends and forecasts will take center stage during the Economic Outlook 2014 symposium set for Thursday, Jan. 23 at the Thad Cochran Center on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus.

Economic trends and forecasts will take center stage during the Economic Outlook 2014 symposium set for Thursday, Jan. 23 at the Thad Cochran Center on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus.

Hosted by the Southern Miss College of Business and the Trent Lott National Center, the event will run from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. The First Bank of Hattiesburg is serving as the title sponsor. The event is free but seating will be limited.

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 4, 2013

The Southern Entrepreneurship Program (SEP), an outreach initiative by The University of Southern Mississippi Center for Economic and Entrepreneurship Education, kicked off its seventh annual program series last month with the high school symposium “Getting Connected.”

The Southern Entrepreneurship Program (SEP), an outreach initiative by The University of Southern Mississippi Center for Economic and Entrepreneurship Education, kicked off its seventh annual program series last month with the high school symposium “Getting Connected.”

The statewide event, hosted at the Jackson State University e-Center, introduced high school students to the basics of entrepreneurship, business development, and opportunity recognition through a series of interactive speakers and competitive activities.

December 3, 2013

The Trent Lott National Center at The University of Southern Mississippi, in partnership with the Stennis Institute at Mississippi State University, will host an inaugural workshop titled, “Basic Community Economic Development: Practical Tools for Elected Officials” on Wednesday, Dec. 11 on the Hattiesburg campus.

The Trent Lott National Center at The University of Southern Mississippi, in partnership with the Stennis Institute at Mississippi State University, will host an inaugural workshop titled, “Basic Community Economic Development: Practical Tools for Elected Officials” on Wednesday, Dec. 11 on the Hattiesburg campus.

The workshop will begin at 9 a.m. and run until approximately 2:30 p.m. A similar workshop will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 18 at MSU’s Hunter Henry Center on the campus in Starkville.

November 27, 2013

The Mississippi Polymer Institute provided technical assistance to four Mississippi-based manufacturing companies yielding $3.6M in direct financial impact and resulting in the creation of 22 new jobs in Mississippi, according to data compiled by InnovateMEP Mississippi during survey period Quarter 3 2012 – Quarter 2 2013.

The Mississippi Polymer Institute provided technical assistance to four Mississippi-based manufacturing companies yielding $3.6M in direct financial impact and resulting in the creation of 22 new jobs in Mississippi, according to data compiled by InnovateMEP Mississippi during survey period Quarter 3 2012 – Quarter 2 2013.

November 20, 2013

The Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation at The University of Southern Mississippi is now accepting registration for the 2014 Logistics, Trade, and Transportation (LTT) Symposium set for Feb. 26-27 on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach, Miss.

The Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation at The University of Southern Mississippi is now accepting registration for the 2014 Logistics, Trade, and Transportation (LTT) Symposium set for Feb. 26-27 on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach, Miss.

The symposium features speakers from around the globe to provide insight and expertise to help the organizations and the region grow.

November 18, 2013

Students in The University of Southern Mississippi Master of Science in Economic Development program recently presented their summer 2013 capstone project, the Southwest Mississippi Cluster Analysis, to community leaders at the Southwest Community College in Summit. 

Students in The University of Southern Mississippi Master of Science in Economic Development program recently presented their summer 2013 capstone project, the Southwest Mississippi Cluster Analysis, to community leaders at the Southwest Community College in Summit. 

At the beginning of the summer, the Southwest Mississippi Partnership and Entergy commissioned Southern Miss to analyze the potential for oil and gas/chemical and polymer clusters to develop in the southwestern region of Mississippi and eastern region of Louisiana.

November 7, 2013

The University of Southern Mississippi today announced its membership in the University-Industry Demonstration Partnership (UIDP), a national organization of universities and companies who seek to build stronger working relationships.

The University of Southern Mississippi today announced its membership in the University-Industry Demonstration Partnership (UIDP), a national organization of universities and companies who seek to build stronger working relationships.

Convened by the National Academies, the UIDP represents stakeholders in university-industry relations nationally and engages with government interests and foundations such as the National Science Foundation and the Kauffman Foundation.

October 23, 2013

The Mississippi Polymer Institute has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the WIINTECH group, which signifies the first official step in moving local Mississippi businesses toward international collaboration with the companies that are a part of that network.

The Mississippi Polymer Institute has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the WIINTECH group, which signifies the first official step in moving local Mississippi businesses toward international collaboration with the companies that are a part of that network.

October 22, 2013

With a focus on eliminating barriers to degree completion, The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business has implemented significant changes to its Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) program.

With a focus on eliminating barriers to degree completion, The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business has implemented significant changes to its Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) program.

The most beneficial change involves scaling back the prerequisites for enrollment in the MBA program – especially for students who do not have an undergraduate degree in a business field. The new prerequisites for the program include a three-hour course (undergraduate or graduate) in each of three fields: statistics, accounting and finance.

October 16, 2013

In an effort to better equip students for professional success, The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business is offering a new graduate certificate program in the foundations of business.

In an effort to better equip students for professional success, The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business is offering a new graduate certificate program in the foundations of business.

The certificate program is available to students from all academic disciplines seeking business education on the graduate level. Four online courses are required to complete the certificate requirements: