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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?

February 25, 2015

How can students use prefixes and suffixes to learn vocabulary and increase comprehension? How can we teach them to analyze text to increase reading comprehension?

 

Answers to these questions and more will be provided at Missing Links in Academics, a two-day seminar offered March 24-25 from 8:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m. at the DuBard School for Language Disorders on the Hattiesburg campus of The University of Southern Mississippi.

How can students use prefixes and suffixes to learn vocabulary and increase comprehension? How can we teach them to analyze text to increase reading comprehension?

Answers to these questions and more will be provided at Missing Links in Academics, a two-day seminar offered March 24-25 from 8:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m. at the DuBard School for Language Disorders on the Hattiesburg campus of The University of Southern Mississippi.

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 23, 2015

Dr. Michael Forster, dean of the College of Health and professor of social work at The University of Southern Mississippi, will be a guest speaker at the 79th Annual Mississippi Academy of Sciences Meeting.

Dr. Michael Forster, dean of the College of Health and professor of social work at The University of Southern Mississippi, will be a guest speaker at the 79th annual Mississippi Academy of Sciences Meeting.

Forster will present “Public Health-Related Implications of Climate Change” Thursday, Feb.26 at 10:30 a.m. in the Thad Cochran Center. His presentation is part of the population health symposium, titled “Improving Health Outcomes in Mississippi” held from 8:45 a.m. - noon.

February 23, 2015

Dr. Tamara Hurst, assistant professor in The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Social Work, has been appointed to Gov. Phil Bryant’s task force on human trafficking.

Dr. Tamara Hurst, assistant professor in The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Social Work, has been appointed to Gov. Phil Bryant’s task force on human trafficking.

The task force was created in December 2014 and is facilitated by the Mississippi Department of Homeland Security. Hurst’s current role is to educate other members about opportunities, challenges and research related to trafficking. She has also been asked to chair a subcommittee responsible for reviewing call center practices and reporting protocols.

February 20, 2015

State Treasurer Lynn Fitch lauded the vision and leadership that helped fuel designs for a new College of Nursing building currently under construction at The University of Southern Mississippi during a visit to the Hattiesburg campus on Thursday, Feb. 19.

State Treasurer Lynn Fitch lauded the vision and leadership that helped fuel designs for a new College of Nursing building currently under construction at The University of Southern Mississippi during a visit to the Hattiesburg campus on Thursday, Feb. 19.

Asbury Hall, with an estimated construction cost of $31 million, is on schedule to be completed by May, 2016. The new building will increase the square footage dedicated to the College of Nursing by 135 percent and allow for an increase in nursing enrollment from the current 550 students to more than 800.