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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.

February 26, 2014

New campaign shines spotlight on health of Southern Miss community.

Health is Golden. That’s the message we’re trying to get across to students, faculty, and staff at Southern Miss with a campaign of the same name. 

For students, college is a place to learn not only about academics but skills that will help them be successful in their future.  For faculty and staff, college is the place we come to work and spend most of our days fulfilling the goals of our University. 

November 5, 2013

Gorgeous fall weather creates perfect atmosphere to celebrate National Disability Mentoring Day at Southern Miss.

Fall is the best season of the four. Of course, this statement is just my opinion. However, many people who share this opinion know that fall trumps the other three seasons with the Pumpkin Spice Latte alone. Well played, Starbucks! Well played. 

Fall offers a cornucopia of events for all to enjoy. Whether you are a Halloween enthusiast with a flair for the dramatic or an amateur chef who can’t wait to unveil a new recipe on Thanksgiving Day, this season has it. Fall brings amazing opportunities to celebrate.

October 30, 2013

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October 17, 2013

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May 31, 2013

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March 28, 2013

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March 5, 2013

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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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October 8, 2012

An innovative program is bringing together staff at the University of Southern Mississippi with a targeted group of women living in the Delta region of Mississippi.

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September 13, 2012

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October 12, 2011

A commitment to community service drives Dr. Royal Walker in his position as executive director of the Institute for Disability Studies at Southern Miss.

Dr. Royal Walker serves as the executive director of the Institute for Disability Studies at The University of Southern Mississippi. Recently, Walker 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?

October 4, 2011

Dr. Denis Wiesenburg, Vice President for Research at Southern Miss, has been to Alaska and back as a university administrator.

 

Denis Wiesenburg serves as the Vice President for Research at The University of Southern Mississippi. A Pascagoula, Miss., native, Wiesenburg spent seven years teaching in Alaska before returning to his home state. Recently, Wiesenburg 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?

June 27, 2011

Dr. Susan Bone, assistant director wellness in Recreational Sports, wishes more people in our area cared about health and fitness as much as they do football.

Dr. Susan Bone serves as the assistant director wellness in the Department of Recreational Sports at The University of Southern Mississippi. Recently, Bone 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?

June 1, 2011

Dr. Michael Forster, dean of the College of Health at Southern Miss, still enjoys the energetic atmosphere of a classroom setting.

Dr, Michael Forster serves as the dean of the College of Health at The University of Southern Mississippi. Recently, Forster 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 what were your interests as a young man growing up?

March 20, 2015

The Children's Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi and Hattiesburg's Half Shell Oyster House will continue a successful partnership that began in 2014 with another benefit event set for Thursday, March 26 at the restaurant.

The Children's Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi and Hattiesburg's Half Shell Oyster House will continue a successful partnership that began in 2014 with another benefit event set for Thursday, March 26 at the restaurant.

As part of its ongoing commitment to the center, Half Shell will give The Children's Center a percentage of the total evening sales collected between 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. on March 26.

March 13, 2015

For the past 25 years, Dr. Virginia Crawford has held fast to the dream of a new health clinic at The University of Southern Mississippi. Now that her fondest wish has become a glorious reality, Crawford concedes that the Moffitt Health Center surpasses all of her expectations.

 

“This facility is better than I could have ever expected,” said Crawford, director of Student Health Services. “It is here to enhance the wellness culture for our campuses. I can’t wait for students, faculty, and staff to utilize it.”

For the past 25 years, Dr. Virginia Crawford has held fast to the dream of a new health clinic at The University of Southern Mississippi. Now that her fondest wish has become a glorious reality, Crawford concedes that the Moffitt Health Center surpasses all of her expectations.

“This facility is better than I could have ever expected,” said Crawford, director of Student Health Services. “It is here to enhance the wellness culture for our campuses. I can’t wait for students, faculty, and staff to utilize it.”

March 10, 2015

Students representing the School of Social Work at The University of Southern Mississippi will conduct a research study on March 21 and 28 visiting residences in Hancock, Harrison and Jackson Counties.

The data collected will be used for a research study on the adaptation and resilience of Mississippi Gulf Coast residents with regard to psychological implications of different hazards, such as Hurricane Katrina and the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster.

For questions, contact Dr. Bret Blackmon at 228.214.3275.

March 6, 2015

A generous stock gift with proceeds nearing $100,000 from Joe and Kathy Sanderson to The University of Southern Mississippi Foundation will help the DuBard School for Language Disorders continue its renowned legacy of providing assistance for children with speech and hearing disabilities.

A generous stock gift with proceeds nearing $100,000 from Joe and Kathy Sanderson to The University of Southern Mississippi Foundation will help the DuBard School for Language Disorders continue its renowned legacy of providing assistance for children with speech and hearing disabilities.

Sanderson, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Sanderson Farms, Inc., and his wife, Kathy, have been longtime supporters of the DuBard School which began operation on the Hattiesburg campus in 1962.

March 5, 2015

Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree, right, presented Dr. Tim Rehner, director of the School of Social Work at The University of Southern Mississippi, with a proclamation recognizing March 2015 as National Social Work Month on March 4. DuPree read the proclamation, “Social Work Paves the Way for Change,” to social work faculty. He urged the community to join with the National Association of Social Workers in celebration and support of the social work profession.

Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree, right, presented Dr. Tim Rehner, director of the School of Social Work at The University of Southern Mississippi, with a proclamation recognizing March 2015 as National Social Work Month on March 4. DuPree read the proclamation, “Social Work Paves the Way for Change,” to social work faculty. He urged the community to join with the National Association of Social Workers in celebration and support of the social work profession.