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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?

May 9, 2011

New Student Printz Executive Editor Mary Margaret Halford is following in her uncle's footsteps and enjoying every second of the journey.

Southern Miss sophomore Mary Margaret Halford was recently named the Executive Editor of the Student Printz campus newspaper. Recently, Halford took a few moments to reflect on her new role at the university and other interests in a question-and-answer format.

Q: What is your hometown and educational background?

October 17, 2014

If you've ever wondered if graduate school was for you or wondered what it was all about, The University of Southern Mississippi's Department of Anthropology and Sociology will host "Thinking about Going to Grad School? Application and Beyond" Oct. 21 from 12:15 - 1 p.m. in the Liberal Arts Building, room 204 on the Hattiesburg campus.

 

If you’ve ever wondered if graduate school was for you or wondered what it was all about, The University of Southern Mississippi's Department of Anthropology and Sociology will host "Thinking About Going To Grad School? Application and Beyond" Oct. 21 from 12:15 - 1 p.m. in the Liberal Arts Building, room 204 on the Hattiesburg campus. 

October 14, 2014

Hannah Roberts, a senior biochemistry major at The University of Southern Mississippi, was crowned Miss Southern Miss 2015 at the annual Miss University of Southern Mississippi Scholarship Pageant preliminary Oct. 11 on the Hattiesburg campus. Roberts also won the title in 2013.

Hannah Roberts, a senior biochemistry major at The University of Southern Mississippi, was crowned Miss Southern Miss 2015 at the annual Miss University of Southern Mississippi Scholarship Pageant preliminary Oct. 11 on the Hattiesburg campus. Roberts also won the title in 2013.

“I had the opportunity to represent USM at the state level as a sophomore, and it means so much more to me now as a senior,” Roberts said. “I am so humbled to represent our Southern Miss again and can't wait for Miss Mississippi.”

October 7, 2014

The 70th annual Miss University of Southern Mississippi Pageant will feature 14 students competing for the event title at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11 in Bennett Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus. General admission is $7 and $5 for students.

The event, hosted and produced by the Southern Miss Student Government Association, is a preliminary to the Miss Mississippi Pageant. Participants also compete for valuable scholarship funds.

The 70th annual Miss University of Southern Mississippi Pageant will feature 14 students competing for the event title at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11 in Bennett Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus. General admission is $7 and $5 for students.

The event, hosted and produced by the Southern Miss Student Government Association, is a preliminary to the Miss Mississippi Pageant. Participants also compete for valuable scholarship funds.

Contestants include:

October 3, 2014

Jasmine Thomas, a senior at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been awarded a study abroad grant from the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society that will provide an opportunity to teach elementary school students in London next year.

 

Thomas, a native of Picayune, Miss., is one of 50 students nationwide to receive the award from Phi Kappa Phi – the country’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.

Jasmine Thomas, a senior at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been awarded a study abroad grant from the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society that will provide an opportunity to teach elementary school students in London next year.

Thomas, a native of Picayune, Miss., is one of 50 students nationwide to receive the award from Phi Kappa Phi – the country’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. An elementary education major, she plans to student teach at an upper elementary school in London in spring, 2015.

September 30, 2014

With approximately 86,000 cases and 11,000 deaths per year in the United States, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), better known as Staph infection, is a threat that graduate students at the University of Southern Mississippi have taken to task.

 

With approximately 86,000 cases and 11,000 deaths per year in the United States, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), better known as Staph infection, is a threat that graduate students at the University of Southern Mississippi have taken to task.

With funding from Mississippi INBRE, Gyan Sahukhal and Dhritiman Samanta, graduate students working under Southern Miss Professor Mohamed Elasri, director of Mississippi INBRE, have been able to publish their research on Staph infections. This research is a key step in finding a cure for Staph infections.

September 30, 2014

Oak Grove middle school student Jonathan Myers, who excelled in regional science fairs held at The University of Southern Mississippi, was recently named a semifinalist in the 2014 Broadcom MASTERS program for his project: “The Effect of Ocean Acidification on the Bioluminescence of Pyrocystis fusiformis.”

Oak Grove middle school student Jonathan Myers, who excelled in regional science fairs held at The University of Southern Mississippi, was recently named a semifinalist in the 2014 Broadcom MASTERS program for his project: “The Effect of Ocean Acidification on the Bioluminescence of Pyrocystis fusiformis.”

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 17, 2014

Kimberly Docter, a junior marketing and international business double major at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus, spent two months in Kenya and Uganda earlier this spring working with the organization - Know Think Act.

Kimberly Docter, a junior marketing and international business double major at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus, spent two months in Kenya and Uganda earlier this spring working with the organization - Know Think Act.

September 16, 2014

Blake Dunaway, who is pursuing a double major in finance and pre-med in the College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been awarded the 2014 Mississippi Young Bankers (MYB) Leadership Scholarship.

Blake Dunaway, who is pursuing a double major in finance and pre-med in the College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been awarded the 2014 Mississippi Young Bankers (MYB) Leadership Scholarship.

Each year the MYB committee, a sector of the Mississippi Bankers Association, present a scholarship to an outstanding student majoring in banking and finance. The MYB Leadership Scholarship is given to a junior banking and finance major at a state-supported university. Applicants must be nominated by their banking professor.

September 15, 2014

University of Southern Mississippi student Julian Walker, featured alongside Oscar winning actress Mo’Nique and Isaiah Washington in the movie “Blackbird,” is the guest speaker at University Forum Tuesday, Sept. 16. His presentation will be held in the Thad Cochran Center, Ballroom II at 6:30 p.m. on the Hattiesburg campus, and admission is free.

University of Southern Mississippi student Julian Walker, featured alongside Oscar winning actress Mo’Nique and Isaiah Washington in the movie “Blackbird,” is the guest speaker at University Forum Tuesday, Sept. 16. His presentation will be held in the Thad Cochran Center, Ballroom II at 6:30 p.m. on the Hattiesburg campus, and admission is free.

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 8, 2014

The University of Southern Mississippi’s fall 2014 University Forum begins Tuesday, Sept. 9 with James Inabinet, director of the La Terre Bioregional Center. Inabinet will present "Human Ecology, Pathways to Sustainability, and the Earth Circle Exhibit.”

The University of Southern Mississippi’s fall 2014 University Forum begins Tuesday, Sept. 9 with James Inabinet, director of the La Terre Bioregional Center. Inabinet will present "Human Ecology, Pathways to Sustainability, and the Earth Circle Exhibit.”

The program will be held in the Thad Cochran Center, Ballroom II, at 6:30 p.m. on the Hattiesburg campus. Admission is free and the public is invited.

September 5, 2014

Annalise Hays is getting support for her study of the effects of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) on preschool students through the University of Southern Mississippi's Eagle Scholars Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR).

Annalise Hays is getting support for her study of the effects of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) on preschool students through the University of Southern Mississippi's Eagle Scholars Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR).

August 26, 2014

Eagle Dining strives to give The University of Southern Mississippi a taste of home with the launch of the “Just Like Home Recipe Contest” for the 2014-2015 academic year.

 

The contest invites all students, faculty and staff to pick his or her favorite recipe from home and submit it to Eagle Dining. The top five finalists will be featured in a cookbook at the end of the Spring 2015 semester.

Eagle Dining strives to give The University of Southern Mississippi a taste of home with the launch of the “Just Like Home Recipe Contest” for the 2014-2015 academic year.

The contest invites all students, faculty and staff to pick his or her favorite recipe from home and submit it to Eagle Dining. The top five finalists will be featured in a cookbook at the end of the Spring 2015 semester. Entrants will also have an opportunity to have recipe submissions prepared and served in The Fresh Food Company on the last Friday of each month.

August 20, 2014

The first day of the fall semester is underway at The University of Southern Mississippi, bringing with it the promise of a fresh start, the excitement of endless possibilities and inspiration to achieve new goals.

The first day of the fall semester is underway at The University of Southern Mississippi, bringing with it the promise of a fresh start, the excitement of endless possibilities and inspiration to achieve new goals.

On a university campus many students begin the semester with plans to get more involved and meet new people, but this is particularly important to Rashauna Watts, a freshman mathematics major from Ohio.

August 19, 2014

Daniel Murin is using the research skills he honed in the biochemistry laboratories at The University of Southern Mississippi in the fight against one of the world’s most feared diseases.

 

Murin, a doctoral student at the renowned Scripps Research Institute in San Diego, is on a team of scientists that contributed to the development of a treatment for the Ebola virus known as ZMapp. The antibody cocktail, which showed promise in animal models, was recently used to treat two patients who contracted the disease in Africa.

Daniel Murin is using the research skills he honed in the biochemistry laboratories at The University of Southern Mississippi in the fight against one of the world’s most feared diseases.

Murin, a doctoral student at the renowned Scripps Research Institute in San Diego, is on a team of scientists that contributed to the development of a treatment for the Ebola virus known as ZMapp. The antibody cocktail, which showed promise in animal models, was recently used to treat two patients who contracted the disease in Africa.

July 16, 2014

This summer, Mississippi INBRE Research Scholars are proving that ground-breaking research is not solely conducted by those with a doctorate degree. This dedicated group of 31 undergraduate students from all parts of Mississippi is making biomedical research discoveries that could save lives in the future and will further them in their goals of entering the biomedical research field.

 

One such student is Terra Parker, recent graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi with a degree in biology and a chemistry minor.

This summer, Mississippi INBRE Research Scholars are proving that ground-breaking research is not solely conducted by those with a doctorate degree. This dedicated group of 31 undergraduate students from all parts of Mississippi is making biomedical research discoveries that could save lives in the future and will further them in their goals of entering the biomedical research field.

July 11, 2014

Two University of Southern Mississippi alumni with experience as administrators in the school’s Division of Student Affairs have been named to manage its Greek Life operations.

Charles Childress, assistant director of Conference and Fraternity Housing at the university, will serve as director of the Office of Greek Life. Megan Wilkinson, currently the operations manager for the Union Complex, will take on the role of assistant director. Both will begin their duties August. 1.

Two University of Southern Mississippi alumni with experience as administrators in the school’s Division of Student Affairs have been named to manage its Greek Life operations.

Charles Childress, assistant director of Conference and Fraternity Housing at the university, will serve as director of the Office of Greek Life. Megan Wilkinson, currently the operations manager for the Union Complex, will take on the role of assistant director. Both will begin their duties August. 1.

July 3, 2014

The Epsilon Delta Chapter of Chi Omega Fraternity at The University of Southern Mississippi was recognized with the “Chapter of Excellence” Award and the “Founder’s Cup” at the fraternity’s national convention in Orlando, Fla., June 25-29.

 

The Epsilon Delta Chapter of Chi Omega Fraternity at The University of Southern Mississippi was recognized with the “Chapter of Excellence” Award and the “Founder’s Cup” at the fraternity’s national convention in Orlando, Fla., June 25-29.

July 3, 2014

Lorenzo Spencer, a junior at University of Southern Mississippi, was recently selected to participate in the undergraduate portion of the Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship Program (MRPSP). Lorenzo is the son of Lorenzo and Cheryl Spencer of Hattiesburg, Miss.

Lorenzo Spencer, a junior at University of Southern Mississippi, was recently selected to participate in the undergraduate portion of the Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship Program (MRPSP). Lorenzo is the son of Lorenzo and Cheryl Spencer of Hattiesburg, Miss.

July 2, 2014

Thomas Schmidt of Ocean Springs, Miss. received a second lieutenant commission into the U.S. Army after completing the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program at The University of Southern Mississippi during the spring 2014 semester. ROTC helps train college students to become an officer in the U.S. military.

Thomas Schmidt of Ocean Springs, Miss. received a second lieutenant commission into the U.S. Army after completing the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program at The University of Southern Mississippi during the spring 2014 semester. ROTC helps train college students to become an officer in the U.S. military.

Schmidt graduated from Southern Miss with a bachelor of arts in history. His first assignment is with the 184th Sustainment Command in Laurel, Miss.