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October 13, 2014

The University of Southern Mississippi Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation (CLTT) has received a grant from the United State Department of Transportation Research and Innovative Technology Administration to develop tools and techniques to assess the impact of potential reshoring on transportation infrastructure.

The University of Southern Mississippi Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation (CLTT) has received a grant from the United State Department of Transportation Research and Innovative Technology Administration to develop tools and techniques to assess the impact of potential reshoring on transportation infrastructure.

October 13, 2014

James Wilcox, director for the Center of Economic and Entrepreneurship Education (CEEE) at The University of Southern Mississippi, received the Rising Star Award at the 53rd Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference Awards dinner earlier this month in Dallas, Texas.

James Wilcox, director for the Center of Economic and Entrepreneurship Education (CEEE) at The University of Southern Mississippi, received the Rising Star Award at the 53rd Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference Awards dinner earlier this month in Dallas, Texas.

October 10, 2014

The Department of Economic Development and Tourism within the College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi has received a federal grant to study the impact of the increased use of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) on freight transportation distribution patterns.

The Department of Economic Development and Tourism within the College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi has received a federal grant to study the impact of the increased use of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) on freight transportation distribution patterns.

October 8, 2014

For the first time, the College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi will offer online courses in its acclaimed MBA program, beginning in January, 2015.

For the first time, the College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi will offer online courses in its acclaimed MBA program, beginning in January, 2015.

October 1, 2014

A U.S. Small Business Administration award of $523,742 will help the Mississippi Enterprise for Technology (MSET) at Stennis Space Center fortify its mission to put Mississippi on the map as a “center of activity” for the nation’s marine science and technology industry.

A U.S. Small Business Administration award of $523,742 will help the Mississippi Enterprise for Technology (MSET) at Stennis Space Center fortify its mission to put Mississippi on the map as a “center of activity” for the nation’s marine science and technology industry.

September 19, 2014

More than 50 participants recently took part in The University of Southern Mississippi's annual True South Economic Development Course, presented by the Department of Economic Development and Tourism in the College of Business, Sept. 15-18. The course, hosted by the university's Trent Lott Center, exposes participants to the fundamentals and practice of creating jobs, increasing wealth, improving the tax base and enhancing a community’s quality-of-life. It can also be applied as credit toward securing certification as an economic developer. For more information, visit http://www.usm.edu/professional-development-educational-outreach/true-so....

More than 50 participants recently took part in The University of Southern Mississippi's annual True South Economic Development Course, presented by the Department of Economic Development and Tourism in the College of Business, Sept. 15-18. The course, hosted by the university's Trent Lott Center, exposes participants to the fundamentals and practice of creating jobs, increasing wealth, improving the tax base and enhancing a community’s quality-of-life. It can also be applied as credit toward securing certification as an economic developer.

September 18, 2014

James Wilcox, director of the Center for Economic and Entrepreneurship and Education at The University of Southern Mississippi, delivered a guest presentation to a gathering of economic and community developers last month in Greenwood, Miss., as part of the Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis event “Saving Your Small Town: Homegrown Community and Economic Development.”

September 12, 2014

The College of Nursing at The University of Southern Mississippi will move significantly closer to seeing a longtime dream become a reality with the official groundbreaking of Asbury Hall set for 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 17.

The College of Nursing at The University of Southern Mississippi will move significantly closer to seeing a longtime dream become a reality with the official groundbreaking of Asbury Hall set for 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 17.

The event will begin inside the Martha R. Tatum Theatre of the University’s Theatre and Dance Building, then move to the building site for the ceremonial groundbreaking.

September 8, 2014

The Mississippi Polymer Institute provided technical assistance to six Mississippi-based manufacturing companies yielding over $4 million in direct financial impact and resulting in the creation of 36 new jobs in Mississippi, according to data compiled by InnovateMEP Mississippi.

The Mississippi Polymer Institute provided technical assistance to six Mississippi-based manufacturing companies yielding over $4 million in direct financial impact and resulting in the creation of 36 new jobs in Mississippi, according to data compiled by InnovateMEP Mississippi.

The analysis included third party national surveys of manufacturers by NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership for survey periods Quarter 2 2013 – Quarter 1 2014.

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.