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April 1, 2015

The University's acquisition of the unique Point Sur research vessel helps Southern Miss not only enhance the high-quality education and research opportunities we provide as the leading marine science institution in the state of Mississippi, but it will also provide valuable benefits to our community and associated marine economy.

Recently, I had the opportunity to experience a significant milestone in the growth and development of The University of Southern Mississippi’s research program as the research vessel Point Sur made its way across the Panama Canal. As I traveled to the country of Panama, entered the waters of both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, and explored the most recent addition to USM’s fleet, I was struck by the impact this vessel will have on our marine science research initiatives.

August 1, 2014

Our ability and willingness to come together and talk through issues will build a solid foundation for the University and the coastal community to become a much more economically progressive area.

As President of The University of Southern Mississippi, I am deeply troubled that USM’s commitment to meeting the needs of the Mississippi Gulf Coast has been called into question. I am aware of the historical tension surrounding access to higher education in the coastal community, and I respect each community member who has worked tirelessly to ensure that the coast is not marginalized or overlooked but is instead recognized as a critical region that deserves access to quality educational opportunities.

September 25, 2012

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September 20, 2012

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September 7, 2012

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September 12, 2011

Southern Miss student, faculty and staff participate in the Fall 2011 Convocation at Bennett Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus.

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May 28, 2015

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) has named Pam Moeller the new Director of External Relations.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) has named Pam Moeller the new Director of External Relations.

Moeller, who previously served as the assistant to the Director of GCRL for 8 years, will be in charge of developing and fostering relationships with local and regional businesses, governmental groups, non-governmental associations, and residents to promote the research and educational capabilities of the GCRL. Moeller will take over her new role on June 1st.

May 26, 2015

Several University of Southern Mississippi staff members were honored for their work at the College Public Relations Association of Mississippi (CPRAM) Conference held May 18-19 in Tupelo, Miss. The CPRAM awards recognizes exceptional work by communications, marketing and public relations professionals at colleges and universities across the state of Mississippi.

Several University of Southern Mississippi staff members were honored for their work at the College Public Relations Association of Mississippi (CPRAM) Conference held May 18-19 in Tupelo, Miss. The CPRAM awards recognizes exceptional work by communications, marketing and public relations professionals at colleges and universities across the state of Mississippi.

Southern Miss took home a total of 13 awards in the senior division of the competition, which is open to all of the state’s four-year universities and colleges.

May 22, 2015

Elections were held during the spring semester at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus for the 2015 – 2016 Student Government Association (SGA).

Elections were held during the spring semester at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus for the 2015 – 2016 Student Government Association (SGA).

SGA officers promote students' rights and responsibilities, address student concerns and encourage university pride. The Southern Miss Gulf Coast student body elected the following students as 2015 – 2016 SGA officers:

May 15, 2015

The University of Southern Mississippi, in collaboration with the United States Coast Guard, announced today the establishment of a Coast Guard Auxiliary University Program (AUP) located on the university’s Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach.

The University of Southern Mississippi, in collaboration with the United States Coast Guard, announced today the establishment of a Coast Guard Auxiliary University Program (AUP) located on the university’s Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach.

May 14, 2015

The graduate nursing program at The University of Southern Mississippi has been ranked as the state’s best and also included among the top programs nationwide in a recent assessment by U.S. News & World Report.

The graduate nursing program at The University of Southern Mississippi has been ranked as the state’s best and also included among the top programs nationwide in a recent assessment by U.S. News & World Report.

A total of 503 nursing schools with master’s or doctoral programs accredited by either the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education or the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing were surveyed. The newly expanded rankings mark the first time U.S. News has rated graduate nursing programs.

May 14, 2015

From left to right, University of Southern Mississippi representatives Janeal McKee, student services coordinator; Mary Maner, alumna and vice president of the Women’s and Gender Studies Student Organization; and Kady Pietz, executive assistant to the Gulf Park campus vice president; present a check for $1,005 to Gulf Coast Women’s Center for Nonviolence representatives Sandra Morrison, executive director, and LaDona Schwertman, transitional to permanent housing case manager.

 

From left to right, University of Southern Mississippi representatives Janeal McKee, student services coordinator; Mary Maner, alumna and vice president of the Women’s and Gender Studies Student Organization; and Kady Pietz, executive assistant to the Gulf Park campus vice president; present a check for $1,005 to Gulf Coast Women’s Center for Nonviolence representatives Sandra Morrison, executive director, and LaDona Schwertman, transitional to permanent housing case manager.

May 13, 2015

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach will offer a full schedule of events for the Summer Session. In addition to 40 classes, seminars, field trips and special events during the summer semester, a couple of events are new and unique on the schedule.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach will offer a full schedule of events for the Summer Session. In addition to 40 classes, seminars, field trips and special events during the summer semester, a couple of events are new and unique on the schedule.

May 11, 2015

University of Southern Mississippi students working toward a Master of Business Administration (MBA) have a number of options — and not just in terms of job opportunities post-graduation.

 

Southern Miss students have been able to take classes at the University’s campuses in Hattiesburg and in Long Beach for many years, and now the first students have begun working toward their MBA entirely through online offerings.

University of Southern Mississippi students working toward a Master of Business Administration (MBA) have a number of options — and not just in terms of job opportunities post-graduation.

May 1, 2015

Having already accepted a job out of state, Joe Paul was unable to participate in graduation exercises after earning his bachelor’s degree from The University of Southern Mississippi.

 

But the longtime Southern Miss administrator will have an opportunity to amend that regret as the keynote speaker for Southern Miss’s spring 2015 commencement on Friday, May 8. He will also serve as the speaker for commencement at the University’s Gulf Park Campus on Saturday, May 9.  

Having already accepted a job out of state, Joe Paul was unable to participate in graduation exercises after earning his bachelor’s degree from The University of Southern Mississippi.

“I finished in the mid-year term in March, and by the May 1975 commencement I was working at a full-time job in Louisiana,” said Paul, who is Vice President for Student Affairs at Southern Miss.