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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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February 27, 2015

The College of Arts and Letters at The University of Southern Mississippi celebrates Black History not just in February, but also throughout the year in its faculty research, courses and internships, sponsored readings and performances and exhibits.

The College of Arts and Letters at The University of Southern Mississippi celebrates Black History not just in February, but also throughout the year in its faculty research, courses and internships, sponsored readings and performances and exhibits.

As Dean Steven R. Moser affirmed, “The College is dedicated to exploring and learning more about the lives and contributions of African Americans in our nation's history, literature, music, art and politics.”

February 25, 2015

After introducing a fitness center and offering healthier food options at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus, the university’s campus in Long Beach has now been recognized as a Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association. This designation was awarded to the Southern Miss Gulf Park campus for providing opportunities for employees to live a healthier lifestyle.

After introducing a fitness center and offering healthier food options at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus, the university’s campus in Long Beach has now been recognized as a Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association. This designation was awarded to the Southern Miss Gulf Park campus for providing opportunities for employees to live a healthier lifestyle.

February 25, 2015

The University of Southern Mississippi has added a valuable resource to its exploration and research efforts beneath the Gulf waters with the purchase of the “Point Sur” vessel from the San Jose State University Research Foundation.

The University of Southern Mississippi has added a valuable resource to its exploration and research efforts beneath the Gulf waters with the purchase of the “Point Sur” vessel from the San Jose State University Research Foundation.

The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning approved the purchase of the vessel in a special called meeting today (Feb. 25). The University acquired the state-of-the-art research vessel through a $1 million grant provided by the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality.

February 19, 2015

For the fifth year in a row, local artist Elizabeth Huffmaster has been commissioned to provide a one-of-a-kind painting representing this year’s Southern Miss Jazz and Blues Festival. Held at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach, this year’s festival will take place Saturday, April 4 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

For the fifth year in a row, local artist Elizabeth Huffmaster has been commissioned to provide a one-of-a-kind painting representing this year’s Southern Miss Jazz and Blues Festival. Held at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach, this year’s festival will take place Saturday, April 4 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

The painting, which represents the 6th annual Jazz and Blues Festival, will be featured on T-shirts, along with signed and numbered poster prints, which will all be available for purchase at the festival.

February 17, 2015

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Library, in partnership with the Alliance for Equality student organization, has established a Diversity Book Club. For the club’s first meeting, the award-winning documentary, “The Times of Harvey Milk,” will be featured Monday, Feb. 23 beginning at 12:15 p.m. in the Learning Commons, located on the first floor of the library on the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Library, in partnership with the Alliance for Equality student organization, has established a Diversity Book Club. For the club’s first meeting, the award-winning documentary, “The Times of Harvey Milk,” will be featured Monday, Feb. 23 beginning at 12:15 p.m. in the Learning Commons, located on the first floor of the library on the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

February 17, 2015

Dr. Shahdad Naghshpour, professor of international development at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus, led a contingent of current International Development doctoral program students to participate in the 52nd annual Academy of Economics and Finance Conference held earlier this month in Jacksonville, Fla.

Dr. Shahdad Naghshpour, professor of international development at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus, led a contingent of current International Development doctoral program students to participate in the 52nd annual Academy of Economics and Finance Conference held earlier this month in Jacksonville, Fla.

February 17, 2015

Dr. Robert Pauly, associate professor of international policy and development at The University of Southern Mississippi, Dr. Tom Lansford, professor of political science at Southern Miss, and Jack Covarrubias, director of the Southern Miss Gulf Park campus Learning Commons, served as co-authors for the paper, “The Obama Administration’s Homeland Security Policy and the 2012 Campaign.”

Dr. Robert Pauly, associate professor of international policy and development at The University of Southern Mississippi, Dr. Tom Lansford, professor of political science at Southern Miss, and Jack Covarrubias, director of the Southern Miss Gulf Park campus Learning Commons, served as co-authors for the paper, “The Obama Administration’s Homeland Security Policy and the 2012 Campaign.”

February 13, 2015

University of Southern Mississippi President Dr. Rodney D. Bennett and Dr. Steven G. Miller, interim vice president for the Gulf Park campus at Southern Miss, presented the Outstanding Staff Awards as well as the inaugural Students’ Choice Award at the 2015 Employee Appreciation Luncheon held Feb. 12 in the Hardy Hall ballroom.

University of Southern Mississippi President Dr. Rodney D. Bennett and Dr. Steven G. Miller, interim vice president for the Gulf Park campus at Southern Miss, presented the Outstanding Staff Awards as well as the inaugural Students’ Choice Award at the 2015 Employee Appreciation Luncheon held Feb. 12 in the Hardy Hall ballroom.

February 10, 2015

The Student Government Association at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus is hosting the second annual Krewe of Southern Miss Mardi Gras Ball on Friday, Feb. 13, from 7 until 11 p.m. in the Hardy Hall Ballroom, located on the university’s campus in Long Beach.

The Student Government Association at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus is hosting the second annual Krewe of Southern Miss Mardi Gras Ball on Friday, Feb. 13, from 7 until 11 p.m. in the Hardy Hall Ballroom, located on the university’s campus in Long Beach.

February 10, 2015

The Gulf Coast Library at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach is featuring a new exhibit by artist Joy Jennings. “The Art of Joy Jennings,” which is currently on display, is a collection of her oil on canvas artwork.

The Gulf Coast Library at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach is featuring a new exhibit by artist Joy Jennings. “The Art of Joy Jennings,” which is currently on display, is a collection of her oil on canvas artwork.

January 30, 2015

Cagney Weaver, a Biloxi native and University of Southern Mississippi alumna, is the first Biloxi School District teacher to be recognized with the prestigious Milken Educator Award. Only 40 teachers across the United States receive the Milken Award annually.

Cagney Weaver, a Biloxi native and University of Southern Mississippi alumna, is the first Biloxi School District teacher to be recognized with the prestigious Milken Educator Award. Only 40 teachers across the United States receive the Milken Award annually.

“For me to be one of the 40 award recipients is a testament that what (we) do as teachers truly matters,” said Weaver, a 2009 Southern Miss graduate and fourth grade teacher at North Bay Elementary School.

January 29, 2015

Local artists and crafts vendors are invited to be part of the 6th Annual Southern Miss Jazz and Blues Festival on Saturday, April 4, at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

Local artists and crafts vendors are invited to be part of the 6th Annual Southern Miss Jazz and Blues Festival on Saturday, April 4, at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

Vendors with the application postmarked on or before March 1 will receive a $40 rate for the 10’ x 10’ space. Applications postmarked March 2 – 14 will be subject to an increased rate of $80 per space. There is a limit of two spaces per vendor.