Tuesday's Tidbits

Tuesday October 13, 2015


  1. Advisement Sign-up, Oct. 14

  2. MCJ Symposium, Oct. 15

1. Advisement Sign-up, Oct. 14


Advisement for the spring semester begins Monday, October 19 and runs through Friday, October 30th. MCJ/EI students, graduate and undergraduate, can begin signing up for advisement appointments with their respective adviser beginning tomorrow, October 14 in the MCJ Main Office--CH-106.


Registration for the spring term begins in SOAR on the 19th, and students’ registration windows open on various days/times depending on his/her classification. Please log onto your SOAR account to check your student center and verify your adviser and when your registration window opens.


How to prepare for advisement…


Upon signing up for an advisement time, students will pick up an advisement prep sheet. Each student must take ownership of their advisement and fill out the form prior to meeting with your adviser. Students will then be able to discuss the possible schedule with their adviser to verify that he/she is in fact on the right track in their major.


Degree track sheets are available via the MCJ website under the Academics tab. They are listed on the right-hand side of each major webpage. Go to www.usm.edu/mcj then click Academics to select your major from there to print your degree track sheet if you should need it to prepare for your advisement sessions.


Other questions regarding advisement can be answered via the Registrar’s website at https://www.usm.edu/registrar/what-academic-advising.


2. MCJ Symposium, Oct. 15


The 2015 MCJ Symposium panel discussion, Hometown Heroes: Stories of Communicators and Their Communities will be held Thursday, October 15 in the Thad Cochran Center, room 218 at 9:30 am. The panel will consist of the 2015 Hall of Fame inductees:

Ronnie Agnew,  Executive Director, Mississippi Public Broadcasting

Kurt Brautigam, Manager of Member Services, Pearl River Valley Electric Power Association

William “Bud” Krikpatrick, former Director of Public Relations, University of Southern Mississippi

Stan Tiner, former Executive Editor and Vice President, The Sun Herald

Alice Tisdale, Publisher, The Jackson Advocate


Bios and photos of each panelist can be viewed via the MCJ website: www.usm.edu. All MCJ/EI students are encouraged to attend the panel discussion, and sign-in sheets will be available for those classes meeting as part of the panel.


Questions? Contact the MCJ Main Office at 601.266.4258 or email mcj@usm.edu.