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April 2, 2014

The Mississippi Legislature honored former University of Southern Mississippi football star Ray Guy, who was recently elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, with a plaque and resolution during a special ceremony held Tuesday, April 1 at the State Capitol in Jackson. Guy took a few moments to address the legislators and also posed for photos with members of the Legislature who are Southern Miss graduates. Guy serves as director of the University’s M-Club/Community Relations.

(Photo Courtesy of Southern Miss Athletics)

The Mississippi Legislature honored former University of Southern Mississippi football star Ray Guy, who was recently elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, with a plaque and resolution during a special ceremony held Tuesday, April 1 at the State Capitol in Jackson. Guy took a few moments to address the legislators and also posed for photos with members of the Legislature who are Southern Miss graduates. Guy serves as director of the University’s M-Club/Community Relations.

(Photo Courtesy of Southern Miss Athletics)

March 14, 2014

Dr. Eric Powell, director of The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) in Ocean Springs has been selected to be part of this year’s 2014 Masters Program announced by the Gulf Coast Business Council Research Foundation.

Dr. Eric Powell, director of The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) in Ocean Springs has been selected to be part of this year’s 2014 Masters Program announced by the Gulf Coast Business Council Research Foundation.

The Masters Program, developed in 2007 to identify and develop emerging leaders of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, is a one year commitment which will cover a variety of topics and consists of eight sessions.

February 17, 2014

University of Southern Mississippi Professor Scott Milroy is not ready to prove life exists on Mars. However, he is one giant leap closer to discovering whether or not a living organism could survive on the Red Planet.

 

Milroy recently learned that his NASA-funded “Pioneering Mars” project has been selected for payload integration and flight aboard the International Space Station. Milroy’s project is one of only two chosen from the NASA ISS National Laboratory Education Project (NLEP) for transport to the ISS sometime in 2015.

University of Southern Mississippi Professor Scott Milroy is not ready to prove life exists on Mars. However, he is one giant leap closer to discovering whether or not a living organism could survive on the Red Planet.

Milroy recently learned that his NASA-funded “Pioneering Mars” project has been selected for payload integration and flight aboard the International Space Station. Milroy’s project is one of only two chosen from the NASA ISS National Laboratory Education Project (NLEP) for transport to the ISS sometime in 2015.

February 10, 2014

Olivia Ann Hurst and Catherine Lott, staff members at The University of Southern Mississippi, were recognized at the Pine Belt chapter of Public Relations Association of Mississippi (PRAM) annual awards banquet held last month in Hattiesburg, Miss.

Olivia Ann Hurst and Catherine Lott, staff members at The University of Southern Mississippi, were recognized at the Pine Belt chapter of Public Relations Association of Mississippi (PRAM) annual awards banquet held last month in Hattiesburg, Miss.

Hurst received the Burlian O’Neal Walker Professional Promise Award which recognizes potential in the field of public relations. She serves as the Social Media Specialist in the Office of University Communications at Southern Miss.

January 8, 2014

Five members of The University of Southern Mississippi staff received the Department of Human Resources’ Staff Excellence Award for 2013 during the University Staff Council’s Holiday Open House in December, held at the Trent Lott Center.

Five members of The University of Southern Mississippi staff received the Department of Human Resources’ Staff Excellence Award for 2013 during the University Staff Council’s Holiday Open House in December, held at the Trent Lott Center.

The awards are presented annually to nominated staff members who have demonstrated excellent leadership ability and professionalism in their job performance. Stipends of $1,200 and a certificate of appreciation are given to the recipients.

Awards recipients and the category they represent include:

December 19, 2013

Dr. Mark Miller, professor in The University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of Geography and Geology, has been selected as the recipient of the Mississippi World Trade Center’s (MSWTC) 2013 “Excellence in International Education Award.” Miller received the award at the MSWTC annual meeting in Jackson, Miss.  

Dr. Mark Miller, professor in The University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of Geography and Geology, has been selected as the recipient of the Mississippi World Trade Center’s (MSWTC) 2013 “Excellence in International Education Award.” Miller received the award at the MSWTC annual meeting in Jackson, Miss.  

December 5, 2013

For students seeking help in navigating the mountainous paperwork associated with healthcare career planning, The University of Southern Mississippi offers an answer.

 

The Healthcare Preprofessional Office, which advises more than 500 Southern Miss students in health care preprofessional fields, is now led by Dr. Jeffrey Evans, a former Southern Miss faculty member. 

For students seeking help in navigating the mountainous paperwork associated with healthcare career planning, The University of Southern Mississippi offers an answer.

The Healthcare Preprofessional Office, which advises more than 500 Southern Miss students in health care preprofessional fields, is now led by Dr. Jeffrey Evans, a former Southern Miss faculty member. 

 “I am glad to be available to students helping them prepare for entrance into professional careers,” said Evans. 

November 27, 2013

Discussing the topic “To Serve and How to Serve?” Dr. Douglas Bristol, associate professor of history at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, served as the panel chair and presenter at the Biennial Meeting of the Inter-University Seminar (IUS) on Armed Forces and Society in Chicago.

Discussing the topic “To Serve and How to Serve?” Dr. Douglas Bristol, associate professor of history at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, served as the panel chair and presenter at the Biennial Meeting of the Inter-University Seminar (IUS) on Armed Forces and Society in Chicago.

November 25, 2013

Freddie White-Johnson, program director of the Mississippi Network for Cancer Control and Prevention (MNCCP) at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been recognized as a 2013 Rural Health Champion by the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

Freddie White-Johnson, program director of the Mississippi Network for Cancer Control and Prevention (MNCCP) at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been recognized as a 2013 Rural Health Champion by the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

The award is given annually to honor those who have made notable contributions to health, healthcare, or a healthcare delivery system in a rural Mississippi community, area, or region.

November 19, 2013

Jamie O’Quinn, resource development coordinator for The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi, is contributing author and photographer for two books making their debut in December.

November 19, 2013

How can emergency officials communicate effectively with the most at-risk populations on Mississippi’s Gulf Coast? That is the question two University of Southern Mississippi professors are working to answer. 

 

Assistant Professor Bandana Kar and Associate Professor Joby Bass, faculty members in the Department of Geography and Geology, are directing the project. Doctoral student Joslyn Zale of Sinking Spring, Pa. and master’s student James Dickens of West Monroe, La. are also supporting the project.

How can emergency officials communicate effectively with the most at-risk populations on Mississippi’s Gulf Coast? That is the question two University of Southern Mississippi professors are working to answer. 

Assistant Professor Bandana Kar and Associate Professor Joby Bass, faculty members in the Department of Geography and Geology, are directing the project. Doctoral student Joslyn Zale of Sinking Spring, Pa. and master’s student James Dickens of West Monroe, La. are also supporting the project.

November 13, 2013

Dr. Royal Walker, executive director of the Institute for Disability Studies at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been invited to participate in a ceremony marking the 50th Anniversary of the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act set for Friday, Nov. 15 at the White House.

 

The event will be held from Noon-3:30 CST in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building of the White House and feature senior Administration officials, special guests and a series of panel discussions about the past, present and future for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Dr. Royal Walker, executive director of the Institute for Disability Studies at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been invited to participate in a ceremony marking the 50th Anniversary of the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act set for Friday, Nov. 15 at the White House.

November 6, 2013

Sharon Catledge, family nurse practitioner in Student Health Services at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been elected president of the Mississippi Board of Nursing.

Sharon Catledge, family nurse practitioner in Student Health Services at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been elected president of the Mississippi Board of Nursing.

Catledge, who lives in Hattiesburg, Miss., has spent the past two years working in Student Health Services at Southern Miss. Before that she served as a nursing instructor at Itawamba Community College.

November 5, 2013

Dr. J. Paige Buchanan, associate professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been named Chemist of the Year by the Mississippi Section of the American Chemical Society. Buchanan received the award at the organization’s awards banquet at Jackson State University.

Dr. J. Paige Buchanan, associate professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been named Chemist of the Year by the Mississippi Section of the American Chemical Society. Buchanan received the award at the organization’s awards banquet at Jackson State University.

November 1, 2013

Dr. Frances Lucas, vice president and campus executive officer for The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, was named the 2013 Woman of the Year by the Lighthouse Business and Professional Women during their Women of Achievement Awards Ceremony held in October at the Biloxi Civic Center.

Dr. Frances Lucas, vice president and campus executive officer for The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, was named the 2013 Woman of the Year by the Lighthouse Business and Professional Women during their Women of Achievement Awards Ceremony held in October at the Biloxi Civic Center.

October 30, 2013

University of Southern Mississippi President Rodney D. Bennett joins an illustrious group of honorees named recently to EBONY’s annual Power 100 list of the nation’s most influential African-Americans.

University of Southern Mississippi President Rodney D. Bennett joins an illustrious group of honorees named recently to EBONY’s annual Power 100 list of the nation’s most influential African-Americans.

In the December/January issue hitting newsstands the week of Nov. 4, EBONY reveals the 2013 Power 100, featuring an impressive listing of game-changers including President Barack Obama, entertainment mogul Oprah Winfrey and basketball legend Magic Johnson.

October 22, 2013

In spreading awareness in October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, The University of Southern Mississippi recently produced a news story detailing the research of Dr. Rebecca Fillmore, assistant professor of biology, as she looks to research the gene believed to play a role in the development of breast cancer.

In spreading awareness in October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, The University of Southern Mississippi recently produced a news story detailing the research of Dr. Rebecca Fillmore, assistant professor of biology, as she looks to research the gene believed to play a role in the development of breast cancer.

The video is available on YouTube or as a download from the university. For more information about Dr. Rebecca Fillmore and her research, please contact the Southern Miss Gulf Coast Office of University Communications at 228.865.4573.

August 27, 2013

Dr. Tom Lansford, academic dean and professor of political science at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, was editor for the “Political Handbook of the World 2013.”

Dr. Tom Lansford, academic dean and professor of political science at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, was editor for the “Political Handbook of the World 2013.”

August 13, 2013

University of Southern Mississippi Police Capt. Rusty Keyes will appear on the Discovery ID program “Wicked Attraction” Wednesday night (Aug. 14) to discuss a murder case that captured national headlines. The program airs at 8 p.m. central time.

University of Southern Mississippi Police Capt. Rusty Keyes will appear on the Discovery ID program “Wicked Attraction” Wednesday night (Aug. 14) to discuss a murder case that captured national headlines. The program airs at 8 p.m. central time.

August 5, 2013

Dr. Tulio Sulbaran, director of the Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation at The University of Southern Mississippi, served as one of the key presenters during the Naval Air Systems Command's International Transportation Compliance and Hazardous Material (HAZMAT) meeting held July 30-31 at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi.

Dr. Tulio Sulbaran, director of the Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation at The University of Southern Mississippi, served as one of the key presenters during the Naval Air Systems Command's International Transportation Compliance and Hazardous Material (HAZMAT) meeting held July 30-31 at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi.

Sulbaran provided insight about the Center’s history and mission, as well as an update on the master’s degree program.

July 15, 2013

Jason Powell, a Collins, Miss. native who is a detective with The University of Southern Mississippi Police Department, received the department’s prestigious Medal of Valor during a ceremony held on the university’s Hattiesburg campus in June.

Jason Powell, a Collins, Miss. native who is a detective with The University of Southern Mississippi Police Department, received the department’s prestigious Medal of Valor during a ceremony held on the university’s Hattiesburg campus in June.

Powell earned the award for his actions on Nov. 28, 2012 when he responded to a report of a fight on campus involving a firearm. He began investigating the area and encountered three suspects coming across Centennial Lawn.

July 15, 2013

Patricia Munn, an instructor in the School of Accountancy at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been named the 2013 Outstanding Educator by the Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA).

Patricia Munn, an instructor in the School of Accountancy at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been named the 2013 Outstanding Educator by the Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA).

Munn was recognized during the business meeting portion of the organization’s annual convention last month in Destin, Fla. Munn represents the eighth instructor from Southern Miss to be honored by the MSCPA since the award began in 1988.

July 10, 2013

Dr. Casey Maugh, assistant professor of communication studies at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, recently had her book chapter “Blogging for Peace: Realistic job preview strategies from the 21st century Peace Corps volunteer” published in Volunteering and Communication: Studies from Multiple Contexts.