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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?

September 22, 2014

The Historic Hattiesburg Neighborhood Association (HHNA) recently presented The University of Southern Mississippi's Community Counseling and Assessment Clinic with a gift of $2,000 to support reduced cost mental health services to individuals living in the Hattiesburg area. The gift comes from proceeds raised at the HHNA’s annual Downtown Crawfish Jam. On hand for the presentation of the gift included, from left, Brian Saffle, HHNA; Dr. Michael Madson, Department of Psychology; Andrea Saffle, HHNA; Lauren Osborne and David Gavel, doctoral students in counseling psychology. (University Communications photo by David Tisdale)

The Historic Hattiesburg Neighborhood Association (HHNA) recently presented The University of Southern Mississippi's Community Counseling and Assessment Clinic with a gift of $2,000 to support reduced cost mental health services to individuals living in the Hattiesburg area. The gift comes from proceeds raised at the HHNA’s annual Downtown Crawfish Jam. On hand for the presentation of the gift included, from left, Brian Saffle, HHNA; Dr. Michael Madson, Department of Psychology; Andrea Saffle, HHNA; Lauren Osborne and David Gavel, doctoral students in counseling psychology.

September 19, 2014

University of Southern Mississippi graduate student Jeremy Noble used the Alumni Association’s “Leave a Legacy” program to create a lasting memory for himself and his new bride.

University of Southern Mississippi graduate student Jeremy Noble used the Alumni Association’s “Leave a Legacy” program to create a lasting memory for himself and his new bride.

It all started with a brick. Kellie Stonecypher’s parents of Saraland, Ala., bought her a brick as part of the “Leave a Legacy” program when she graduated from Southern Miss with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science in 2010. However she had never had the opportunity to find it on campus.

September 16, 2014

Efforts to better serve the students, faculty and staff at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus have been enhanced with the filling of two associate dean positions so that each of the University’s six academic colleges now have a full-time academic administrator working locally in Long Beach.

 

Efforts to better serve the students, faculty and staff at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus have been enhanced with the filling of two associate dean positions so that each of the University’s six academic colleges now have a full-time academic administrator working locally in Long Beach.

September 10, 2014

The University of Southern Mississippi announced today that its Fall 2014 entering class is the most academically talented in the institution’s recorded history.

 

With a renewed focus on student recruitment, retention, progression and graduation, the University’s newest students have the highest grade point average of any entering class. In addition, retention and graduation rates have improved.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi announced today that its Fall 2014 entering class is the most academically talented in the institution’s recorded history.

With a renewed focus on student recruitment, retention, progression and graduation, the University’s newest students have the highest grade point average of any entering class. In addition, retention and graduation rates have improved.

September 10, 2014

A graduate student and one of his mentor professors at The University of Southern Mississippi are featured authors of a new weblog for an academic journal, following a positive response to an article the two wrote for the publication.

A graduate student and one of his mentor professors at The University of Southern Mississippi are featured authors of a new weblog for an academic journal, following a positive response to an article the two wrote for the publication.

September 9, 2014

University of Southern Mississippi student Keeyuania Pannell has seen her commitment to education pay off handsomely in the form of a $5,000 scholarship from Blackboard Inc.

University of Southern Mississippi student Keeyuania Pannell has seen her commitment to education pay off handsomely in the form of a $5,000 scholarship from Blackboard Inc.

Pannell, a junior psychology major from Waynesboro, Miss., entered an online competition sponsored by Blackboard, an education software developer. She finished second in the voting with her submission to the question: “How will you use your education to make the world a better place?”

September 3, 2014

The University of Southern Mississippi’s doctoral program in Counseling Psychology tops the rankings of similar programs in the U.S. according to California-based Korpis, a data analytics company.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s doctoral program in Counseling Psychology tops the rankings of similar programs in the U.S. according to California-based Korpis, a data analytics company.

Korpis builds objective data set websites on academic programs based on information from accredited boards and government/public entities, with the goal of providing potential post-secondary students accurate and reliable information about degree programs in higher education.

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: