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February 13, 2013

Dr. Rodney Bennett, incoming president at The University of Southern Mississippi, addresses a large group of students who turned out for a campus cleanup project on Wednesday, Feb. 13. The student-led project was coordinated in response to the EF-4 tornado that struck the Southern Miss campus and the Hattiesburg area on Sunday, Feb. 10.

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September 9, 2011

Student Government Association President Erick Brown hopes to leave a legacy of inclusion at Southern Miss.

Erick Brown serves as the president of the Student Government Association at The University of Southern Mississippi. Brown, a senior sociology major, recently took a few moments to reflect on his current responsibilities and outside interests in a question-and-answer format.

Q: What is your hometown and educational background?

A: I am from Columbus, Mississippi and attended Columbus High School.

Q: What were your dreams and ambitions as a small child?

July 13, 2011

Dr. Ann Blackwell, dean of the College of Education and Psychology at Southern Miss, takes pride in her Hattiesburg roots and this university's legacy as a teacher's college.

Ann Blackwell serves as dean of the College of Education and Psychology at The University of Southern Mississippi. A Southern Miss alumna, Blackwell taught in the Hattiesburg Public School System before taking on her current role. She took a few moments recently to reflect on her current responsibilities and outside interests in a question-and-answer format.

Q: What is your hometown and educational background?

July 28, 2014

Dr. Karen S. Coats, a decorated scholar with nearly 25 years as an educator and administrator, has been named the new dean of the Graduate School at The University of Southern Mississippi. She will begin work in Hattiesburg on Aug. 1, pending IHL Board approval.

Dr. Karen S. Coats, a decorated scholar with nearly 25 years as an educator and administrator, has been named the new dean of the Graduate School at The University of Southern Mississippi. She will begin work in Hattiesburg on Aug. 1, pending IHL Board approval.

Coats, a native of Springfield, La., comes to Southern Miss from Mississippi State University in Starkville where she has spent the past three years as associate dean of the Graduate School. A professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, she has served as a member of the university’s faculty since 1990.

July 11, 2014

Dr. Stan Kuczaj, professor of psychology and director of the Marine Mammal Behavior and Cognition Laboratory at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been elected president of the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Division 6.  He will become President-Elect at the August 2014 APA meeting, take over as President in August 2015 and become Past President in August 2016.

Dr. Stan Kuczaj, professor of psychology and director of the Marine Mammal Behavior and Cognition Laboratory at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been elected president of the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Division 6.  He will become President-Elect at the August 2014 APA meeting, take over as President in August 2015 and become Past President in August 2016.

July 8, 2014

The Department of Educational Leadership and School Counseling at The University of Southern Mississippi is accepting applications for admission into the fall 2014 master of education in school counseling and guidance services degree program offered at the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

The Department of Educational Leadership and School Counseling at The University of Southern Mississippi is accepting applications for admission into the fall 2014 master of education in school counseling and guidance services degree program offered at the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

The deadline for applications into the fall 2014 cohort is July 18. Admittance into the Gulf Park campus cohort is only offered during the fall semester each year.

June 10, 2014

One of the country’s most successful educators will be the keynote speaker for the second annual Making Connections Conference, an event sponsored in part by The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Education and Psychology. Designed for teachers and school administrators, it will be held June 11-13 at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi.

One of the country’s most successful educators will be the keynote speaker for the second annual Making Connections Conference, an event sponsored in part by The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Education and Psychology. Designed for teachers and school administrators, it will be held June 11-13 at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi.

May 16, 2014

A new book by a University of Southern Mississippi professor examines the roots and formation of Jesuit institutions of higher learning in the American South.

A new book by a University of Southern Mississippi professor examines the roots and formation of Jesuit institutions of higher learning in the American South.

Dr. Eric Platt, assistant professor of higher education in the university’s Department of Educational Studies and Research, examines the roots and formation of Jesuit higher education in the American South in his new book Sacrifice and Survival: Identity, Mission, and Jesuit Higher Education in the American South. It is published by University of Alabama Press.

May 12, 2014

Three graduate students from The University of Southern Mississippi have completed extensive training through the  Institute for Disability Studies’ Leadership Education in Neurodevelopment and Related Disabilities (LEND) program.

Three graduate students from The University of Southern Mississippi have completed extensive training through the  Institute for Disability Studies’ Leadership Education in Neurodevelopment and Related Disabilities (LEND) program.

May 9, 2014

Rex Moak, 53, of Moss Point, and a graduate student at The University of Southern Mississippi, died suddenly in March of 2013 while working toward his dream of achieving a doctorate in higher education administration. But his dream did not end there.

With another commencement season at hand, most call to mind a vision of those students who have worked so hard to walk the stage in their caps and gowns to receive hard-earned diplomas. But what about those unable to attend the ceremony, despite having labored so hard for a degree?

Rex Moak, 53, of Moss Point, and a graduate student at The University of Southern Mississippi, died suddenly in March of 2013 while working toward his dream of achieving a doctorate in higher education administration.

April 21, 2014

The University of Southern Mississippi Counseling Psychology Student Government will hold the second annual Voodoo Run 5K Saturday, April 26 at Walthall Park, located at the corner of Walnut and Rebecca Avenues in downtown Hattiesburg. The event is a fundraiser for the university's Community Counseling and Assessment Clinic to help it provide mental health services to Southern Miss students and community members.

The University of Southern Mississippi Counseling Psychology Student Government will hold the second annual Voodoo Run 5K Saturday, April 26 at Walthall Park, located at the corner of Walnut and Rebecca Avenues in downtown Hattiesburg. The event is a fundraiser for the university's Community Counseling and Assessment Clinic to help it provide mental health services to Southern Miss students and community members.

April 2, 2014

The University of Southern Mississippi Clinical Psychology Graduate Student Organization (CPGSO) will be host "BBQ & Blues" at the Keg and Barrel April 5 from 12 – 4 p.m. to raise money for its Client Assistance, Retention, & Enrichment (C.A.R.E.) fund, which pays for therapy and assessment services for clients unable to pay due to financial hardships.

The University of Southern Mississippi Clinical Psychology Graduate Student Organization (CPGSO) will be host "BBQ & Blues" at the Keg and Barrel April 5 from 12 – 4 p.m. to raise money for its Client Assistance, Retention, & Enrichment (C.A.R.E.) fund, which pays for therapy and assessment services for clients unable to pay due to financial hardships.

April 1, 2014

University of Southern Mississippi student Lindsey Pellittieri has been recognized with one of the Governor’s Initiative for Volunteer Excellence (GIVE) Awards, presented annually by Volunteer Mississippi and the Office of Gov. Phil Bryant to reward Mississippians who make a difference in their communities and state.

University of Southern Mississippi student Lindsey Pellittieri has been recognized with one of the Governor’s Initiative for Volunteer Excellence (GIVE) Awards, presented annually by Volunteer Mississippi and the Office of Gov. Phil Bryant to reward Mississippians who make a difference in their communities and state.

March 24, 2014

Diane Halpern, dean of Social Sciences at the Minerva Schools at Keck Graduate Institute and the McElwee Family Professor of Psychology at Claremont McKenna College, will be the guest speaker for The University of Southern Mississippi’s 2014 Hildman Colloquium in Psychology.

Halpern will present "Knowns and Unknowns About Cognitive Sex Differences" Wednesday, April 9 at 2 p.m. in the Trent Lott Center, rooms 103A-D on the Hattiesburg campus. Admission is free and the public is invited.

Diane Halpern, dean of Social Sciences at the Minerva Schools at Keck Graduate Institute and the McElwee Family Professor of Psychology at Claremont McKenna College, will be the guest speaker for The University of Southern Mississippi’s 2014 Hildman Colloquium in Psychology.

March 7, 2014

The University of Southern Mississippi School of Mass Communication and Journalism is accepting applications for the Remembering “Freedom Summer” Multimedia High School Journalism Workshop, which will be held on the Hattiesburg campus June 15-22.

The University of Southern Mississippi School of Mass Communication and Journalism is accepting applications for the Remembering “Freedom Summer” Multimedia High School Journalism Workshop, which will be held on the Hattiesburg campus June 15-22.

Selected participants will study under professional journalists and the Southern Miss journalism faculty.  They will meet with newsmakers and cover timely stories, produce television and radio newscasts, a newspaper and a website.

February 25, 2014

Dr. Gentry McCreary, associate dean of students at the University of West Florida, will present “The Impact of Moral Judgment and Moral Disengagement on Hazing Attitudes and Bystander Behavior in College Males” Wednesday, March 5 at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus. This free event will be from 5:15-6:15 p.m. in room 105 of Owings-McQuagge Hall, and is open to the university community.

Dr. Gentry McCreary, associate dean of students at the University of West Florida, will present “The Impact of Moral Judgment and Moral Disengagement on Hazing Attitudes and Bystander Behavior in College Males” Wednesday, March 5 at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus. This free event will be from 5:15-6:15 p.m. in room 105 of Owings-McQuagge Hall, and is open to the university community.

February 17, 2014

The Frances Karnes Center for Gifted Studies at The University of Southern Mississippi will host its annual summer youth programs this year in Leadership Studies, Gifted Studies and its program for the Academically Talented on the Hattiesburg campus. Parents and guardians are encouraged to register for the programs soon, as space is limited.

The Frances Karnes Center for Gifted Studies at The University of Southern Mississippi will host its annual summer youth programs this year in Leadership Studies, Gifted Studies and its program for the Academically Talented on the Hattiesburg campus. Parents and guardians are encouraged to register for the programs soon, as space is limited.

A description of each program follows:

February 13, 2014

Research by Dr. David Lee, associate professor of educational leadership at The University of Southern Mississippi, has linked the behavior of school boards with student achievement in their districts.

Research by Dr. David Lee, associate professor of educational leadership at The University of Southern Mississippi, and his research team have linked the behavior of school boards with student achievement in their districts. This ground-breaking study suggests that school board behavior does matter, and if gains are to be made in low performing districts, behaviors must change at the board level. Lee will make a presentation on his team’s work to the National School Boards Association Annual Convention in April.

February 13, 2014

University of Southern Mississippi student Jasmine Thomas was awarded the Mary Peterson Scholarship to attend the Association of Fraternal Leadership Values National Black Greek Letter Conference held earlier this month in Indianapolis, Ind. The conference is designed to teach leadership skills to those involved in Greek life.

University of Southern Mississippi student Jasmine Thomas was awarded the Mary Peterson Scholarship to attend the Association of Fraternal Leadership Values National Black Greek Letter Conference held earlier this month in Indianapolis, Ind. The conference is designed to teach leadership skills to those involved in Greek life.

Thomas was selected from more than 200 applicants for her academic achievement, leadership positions and involvement in the community.

February 10, 2014

On Monday, Feb. 10, The University of Southern Mississippi marked a year since a destructive EF-4 tornado struck its Hattiesburg campus, damaging buildings and destroying trees, primarily at its front entrance next to Hardy Street.

University officials are pleased with progress to restore the campus and look forward to completing all work connected with recovery from the storm by the end of 2014.

On Monday, Feb. 10, The University of Southern Mississippi marked a year since a destructive EF-4 tornado struck its Hattiesburg campus, damaging buildings and destroying trees, primarily at its front entrance next to Hardy Street.

University officials are pleased with progress to restore the campus and look forward to completing all work connected with recovery from the storm by the end of 2014.

February 7, 2014

Dr. Stan Kuczaj, professor of psychology and director of The University of Southern Mississippi’s Marine Mammal Behavior and Cognition Laboratory, was recently a guest on a broadcast of the Scholars' Circle, a syndicated public affairs radio show in Los Angeles.
 

Dr. Stan Kuczaj, professor of psychology and director of The University of Southern Mississippi’s Marine Mammal Behavior and Cognition Laboratory, was recently a guest on a broadcast of the Scholars' Circle, a syndicated public affairs radio show in Los Angeles.

January 16, 2014

A group of graduate students at The University of Southern Mississippi used what they learned in the classroom to help local community service organizations in their efforts to obtain financial support for their work in the Pine Belt.

A group of graduate students at The University of Southern Mississippi recently used what they learned in the classroom to help local community service organizations in their efforts to obtain financial support for their work in the Pine Belt.

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.

December 5, 2013

A University of Southern Mississippi Department of Psychology graduate student is soliciting participants for her research on the impacts of autism.

Elizabeth Fair, a doctoral student in clinical psychology from Mobile, Ala., is examining processing styles in children and adolescents with autism, including how they process information and how that relates to various behaviors and symptoms of autism.

A University of Southern Mississippi Department of Psychology graduate student is soliciting participants for her research on the impacts of autism.

Elizabeth Fair, a doctoral student in clinical psychology from Mobile, Ala., is examining processing styles in children and adolescents with autism, including how they process information and how that relates to various behaviors and symptoms of autism.