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TOP LOBBYIST VISITS USM, CALLS MIDTERM ELECTIONS "BIG POSITIVE" FOR MISSISSIPPI

A top lobbyist in Washington, D.C. spoke to a nearly full house Thursday at the University of Southern Mississippi about his communication strategies that influence the nation's policy. [More]

DR. DAVID GOFF, FORMER SCHOOL OF MASS COMMUNICATION AND JOURNALISM DIRECTOR, DIES

A memorial service is set for 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4 at St. Johns Family Funeral Home in St. Augustine, Fla. for Dr. David Goff, former director of The University of Southern Mississippi School of Mass Communication and Journalism, who died Sept. 30 at St. Augustine Health and Rehabilitation Center. [More]

ARTS AND LETTERS WELCOMES NEW DEPARTMENT CHAIRS, DIRECTORS

The College of Arts and Letters at The University of Southern Mississippi recently announced five new department chairs and directors, including Dr. Ann Marie Kinnell, Anthropology and Sociology; Dr. David Butler, Political Science, International Development and International Affairs; Dr. David R. Davies, School of Mass Communication and Journalism; Professor Stacy Reischman Fletcher, School of Music; and Dr. Marek D. Steedman, Interdisciplinary Studies. [More]

 

ANNUAL WUSM TAILGATE SERIES RETURNS FOR HOME FOOTBALL GAMES

The 4th annual WUSM tailgate Concert Series will return this fall to the University of Southern Mississippi home football games with a unique line-up of artists heard and requested on WUSM-Southern Miss Radio, including one of USM's own, Jarekus Singleton. [More]

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HONORS SOUTHERN MISS STUDENT WITH RESOLUTION

University of Southern Mississippi student Wilton Jackson received a special surprise recently with a resolution for the Mississippi House of Representatives honoring his scholastic achievements and internship as a USA Today correspondent. [More]

WORKSHOP TO FEATURE SCREENING OF FREEDOM SUMMER DOCUMENTARY

A free public screening of the documentary "Freedom Summer" is planned for 7 p.m. June 16 at Stout Hall B at The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. [More]

SOUTHERN MISS NAMES PARTICIPANTS FOR HIGH SCHOOL JOURNALISM WORKSHOP

The School of Mass Communication and Journalism at The University of Southern Mississippi has announced the participants for the Remembering "Freedom Summer" Multimedia High School Journalism Workshop. [More]

MASS COMMUNICATION GRADUATE STUDENT RECIPIENT OF OPEN SOCIETY FELLOWSHIP

A University of Southern Mississippi graduate student is the recipient of a fellowship from the Open Society Foundations, an organization dedicated to social justice around the world. [More]  

MCJ HOSTS ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET FOR TOP STUDENTS

The School of Mass Communication and Journalism at The University of Southern Mississippi recognized its top students at its annual awards banquet Wednesday, April 23. [More]

SOUTHERN MISS BROADCAST JOURNALISM STUDENTS WIN AWARDS AT AP COMPETITION
University of Southern Mississippi broadcast journalism students took home the lion’s share of awards at the latest Associated Press college competition in a variety of categories among the TV and Radio divisions. [More]

BROADCAST JOURNALISM STUDENTS EARN PRESTIGIOUS RAYCOM FELLOWSHIPS
Two University of Southern Mississippi students studying broadcast journalism have earned highly competitive fellowships from Raycom Media, Inc. [More]

CIVIL RIGHTS PHOTOS ON DISPLAY IN SCHOOL OF MASS COMMUNICATION AND JOURNALISM
“Pictures that Made a Difference:  The Civil Rights Movement,” a rare set of photographs by Charles Moore, will be on display in College Hall on the Hattiesburg campus of the University of Southern Mississippi from April 29 to Sept. 15. [More]

SCHOOL OF MASS COMMUNICATION AND JOURNALISM HOSTING MAB DAY APRIL 23
On Wednesday, April 23, mass communication professionals from across the state will visit with students from The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Mass Communication and Journalism from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. for Mississippi Association of Broadcasters (MAB) Day. [More]

MUSIC INDUSTRY WRITER TO SPEAK TO SOUTHERN STUDENTS
University of Southern Mississippi students will hear from a renowned professional journalist who covers the music industry Tuesday, April 8 on the Hattiesburg campus. [More]

WUSM-FM SLUMGULLION CAMPAIGN BEGINS MARCH 14 AT KEG & BARREL
University of Southern Mississippi radio station WUSM-FM is kicking off the third annual Slumgullion Campaign at the Keg & Barrel Friday, March 14. [More]

LOTT, KNOWLES RECEIVE RECOGNITION AS PR STUDENTS TO WATCH
University of Southern Mississippi communications specialists Catherine Lott and Hanna Knowles have been included in a national list of 17 PR Students to Watch as compiled by public relations expert Arik Hanson. [More]

SOUTHERN MISS RADIO STATION CAPTURES NATIONAL AWARD
Southern Miss Today, WUSM’s daily news and public affairs show, took home a first-place award for Best Community News Coverage at the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System’s annual awards ceremony held March 8 in New York. [More]

MURPHREE SELECTED FOR SCRIPPS HOWARD ACADEMIC LEADERSHIP ACADEMY
Vanessa Murphree, associate professor and graduate coordinator in the University of Southern Mississippi School of Mass Communication and Journalism, is one of 17 professors, administrators and communications professionals chosen to participate in the seventh annual Scripps Howard Academic Leadership Academy to be held June 1-5 at Louisiana State University’s Manship School of Mass Communication. [More]

SOUTHERN MISS SEEKING APPLICANTS FOR HIGH SCHOOL JOURNALISM WORKSHOP
The University of Southern Mississippi School of Mass Communication and Journalism is accepting applications for the Remembering “Freedom Summer” Multimedia High School Journalism Workshop, which will be held on the Hattiesburg campus June 15-22. [More]

STUDENT GOVERNMENT OFFICERS ELECTED AT SOUTHERN MISS HATTIESBURG CAMPUS
Executive officers for the Student Government Association at The University of Southern Mississippi were chosen during an election held on the Hattiesburg campus Feb. 18. [More]

MASS COMMUNICATION STUDENT SELECTED TO NEW YORK TIMES STUDENT INSTITUTE
Crystal Garner, a junior broadcast journalism and computer science major from Meridian, Miss., was recently selected to attend the New York Times Student Journalism Institute, which will be held this summer on the campus of Dillard University in New Orleans, La. [More]

TWO SOUTHERN MISS STAFFERS RECEIVE PRAM AWARDS
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. [More]

SOUTHERN MISS STUDENT JACKSON SELECTED AS USA TODAY CORRESPONDENT
Wilton Jackson, a junior broadcast journalism major at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been chosen to participate in the USA Today Collegiate Correspondent Program which runs from Jan. 13 – May 9. [More]

PUTNAM GIVES MASTER CLASS LECTURE TO MASS COMMUNICATION STUDENTS
Norbert Putnam, left, a bassist-producer who has worked with some of the biggest names in popular music, spoke to University of Southern Mississippi School of Mass Communication and Journalism students in the school’s recording industry program about his experiences in and knowledge of the music industry Friday, Jan. 24 during a master class on the Hattiesburg campus. [More]

STUDENTS AWARDED LUCKYDAY STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS
Ten Luckyday Citizenship Scholars at The University of Southern Mississippi are recipients of the 2014 Luckyday Study Abroad Scholarships, chosen by a committee that reviewed applications and recommendations. [More]

MASS COMMUNICATION GRADUATE NAMED CHIPS QUINN SCHOLAR

Monicia Warner, a fall 2013 highest honors graduate from The University of Southern Mississippi School of Mass Communication and Journalism, was recently selected as a Chips Quinn Scholar for their 2014 Spring Class. [More]

SOUTHERN MISS STUDENT RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS HOLLOWAY SCHOLARSHIP
Wilton C. Jackson II, a junior broadcast journalism major at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been awarded the $1,500 Hiliary H. Holloway Scholarship on behalf of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated. [More]