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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?

July 2, 2015

Dr. Sabrina Bryant, assistant professor in The University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of Medical Laboratory Science, has been elected president of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science –– Mississippi (ASCLS-MS). She served as president-elect during 2014, and will become president in July.

Dr. Sabrina Bryant, assistant professor in The University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of Medical Laboratory Science, has been elected president of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science –– Mississippi (ASCLS-MS). She served as president-elect during 2014, and will become president in July.

July 1, 2015

Mississippi residents now have another way to support the Fannie Lou Hamer Cancer Foundation by purchasing a historic automobile license plate that bears the foundation’s name.

Mississippi residents now have another way to support the Fannie Lou Hamer Cancer Foundation by purchasing a historic automobile license plate that bears the foundation’s name.

The foundation applied for a specialty license plate to help further raise awareness of the issues of cancer as well to raise funds to support the construction of a new headquarters which will be located in Ruleville, Miss., the hometown of the late Civil Rights leader, Fannie Lou Hamer, who died from untreated breast cancer.

June 30, 2015

The School of Human Performance and Recreation at The University of Southern Mississippi has adopted a new name - The School of Kinesiology - and a new director in Dr. Scott Piland.  

 

After a year-long process, the name change was officially approved in April by the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning.

The School of Human Performance and Recreation at The University of Southern Mississippi has adopted a new name - The School of Kinesiology - and a new director in Dr. Scott Piland.  

After a year-long process, the name change was officially approved in April by the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning.

June 23, 2015

Youth education initiatives – that included guidance from The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Social Work – helped the City of Hattiesburg earn recognition as a “Most Livable” City in America by the 2015 City Livability Awards Program.

Youth education initiatives – that included guidance from The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Social Work – helped the City of Hattiesburg earn recognition as a “Most Livable” City in America by the 2015 City Livability Awards Program.

Mayor Johnny DuPree received the award on behalf of the city during the U.S. Conference of Mayor's 83rd Annual Meeting in Dallas. The award recognizes mayoral leadership in developing and implementing programs that improve quality of life, focusing on leadership, creativity, and innovation.