Fall 2018 Deadlines

Class Dates
  • Intersession: AUG 6th – AUG 23rd
  • Full Term: AUG 29th – NOV 30th
  • Summer Session 1: AUG 29th – OCT 10th
  • Summer Session 2: OCT 15th – NOV 29th

Last Day to add/drop without Academic/Financial Penalty
  • Intersession: AUG 7th
  • Full Term: SEPT 6th
  • Summer Session 1: AUG 31st
  • Summer Session 2: OCT 17th

Last day to receive 100% refund
  • Intersession: AUG 7th
  • Full Term: SEPT 6th
  • Summer Session 1: AUG 31st
  • Summer Session 2: OCT 17th

Last day to drop classes without instructor permission
  • Intersession: AUG 7th
  • Full Term: SEPT 6th
  • Summer Session 1: AUG 31st
  • Summer Session 2: OCT 17th

All approved drops will result in grade of “W” within these dates
  • Intersession: AUG 8th – AUG 17th
  • Full Term: SEPT 7th – NOV 1st
  • Summer Session 1: SEPT 1st – SEPT 26th
  • Summer Session 2: OCT 18th – NOV 9th

Last day to make and add/drop course request or withdraw from the University and receive a grade of “W”
  • Intersession: AUG 17th
  • Full Term: NOV 1st
  • Summer Session 1: SEPT 26th
  • Summer Session 2: NOV 9th
 
After the last day to withdraw from the University, students are academically obligated and will receive a grade for all enrolled courses.

Making Their Mark!

  • Damon Franke, Gulf Coast faculty, whose Panel Proposal, Natural Disasters and the Sublime, has been accepted for the Thirteenth Biennial Conference of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment, to be held June 26-30, 2019, at the University of California, Davis. 
  • Dr. Christopher Foley, Gulf Coast faculty, his NEH Summer Stipend proposal to research "Environmental Theatre in Shakespeare’s London" has been selected by the College of Arts and Sciences as the USM candidate for NEH funding. 
  • Joseph Sigurdson, MA Creative Writing candidate, recently had his poem published on poets.org.
  • Erica Brown-Tanner, English alumni, was selected as the recipient of the Mississippi Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (MACTE) Outstanding Professional Educator Award (2017-2018) by Alcorn State University. 
  • Sreerupa Sengupta, PhD Literature alumni, his recently accepted a tenure-track position in 20th British and Global Anglophone Literature at University of Central Missouri.
  • Robin Atwood, Director of South Mississippi Writing Project, winner of the 2017-2018 Arts & Letters Staff Person of the Year Award.
  • Dr. Angela Ball, selected to receive the 2018 University Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • Bryana Fern, PhD Creative Writing candidate, awarded the Ben Mounger Rawls Award for Excellence in Creative Writing.
  • Todd Osborne, PhD Creative Writing candidate, awarded the Joan Johnson Award in Poetry.
  • Karla Keffer, PhD Creative Writing candidate, awarded the Joan Johnson Award in Fiction.
  • Matthew Schmidt, PhD Creative Writing candidate, awarded the Garth Avant Award for Poetry. 
  • John Duncan, PhD Creative Writing candidate, awarded the Garth Avant Award for Fiction.
  • Jonathan Riccio, PhD Creative Writing candidate, awarded the Jeremy Lespi Award for Poetry.
  • Anastasia Stelse, PhD Creative Writing candidate, awarded the Inaugural Miranda Merklein Award for Graduating Poet. 
  • Andrew Gretes, PhD Creative Writing candidate, awarded the Inaugural Miranda Merklein Award for Graduating Fiction Writer. 
  • Dr. Rebecca Powell, received the Butch Oustalet Distinguished Professorship Service Award, 2018.
  • Dr. Christopher Foley, winner of the Faculty Senate Junior Faculty Outstanding Teacher Award, 2018.
  • Hunter Joplin, PhD Literature candidate won the James Sims Award for his essay “Sing Along with Monsieur Rey: The Ingenuity of H. A. Rey’s Musical Picturebooks.” 
  • Crystal Veronie, PhD Literature candidate won the Linwood Orange Award for her essay “‘When Who Can Uncreate Thee Thou Shalt Know’: Divine Violence in Paradise Lost.” 
  • Karlie Herndon andCrystal Veronie, PhD graduate candidate in Literature were awarded the Howard and Helen Bahr Graduate Research Awards to present papers at conferences. 
  • Carlton McGrone, undergraduate English major, has been selected to participate in this year’s week-long Rutgers English Diversity Institute, at the New Brunswick campus of Rutgers University, NJ.
  • Jessica Guzman, PhD Creative Writing candidate, 2018 Graduate Assistant of the Year.
  • Hunter Joplin, PhD Literature candidate, recipient of a travel award for Professionals in Preparation (PIP) by the USM Graduate School.
  • Chad Foret, PhD Creative Writing candidate, recipient of a scholarship from the Karen M. Yarbrough Graduate Education Scholarship Endowment.
  • Nick Rupert, PhD Creative Writing candidate, won the 2018 Creative Writing Emerging Artist award by the Partners for the Arts.
  • Crystal Veronie, this year’s winner of the Committee on Services and Resources for Women’s Kathanne Greene Essay Award for her submission, “’When my hands are empty / I will be full’: Rhetorical Erasure and Chrystos’s Not Vanishing”.
  • Read about other USM English department majors, faculty and alumni who have Made Their Mark!

School of Humanities Fall Events

September 11th

Two If By Sea

War & Society Roundtable

Presented by Jim Walsh

Book: Theodore Roosevelt and the Great White Fleet: American Sea Power Comes of Age by Kenneth Wimmel

Hattiesburg Library – 6:00pm

 

September 19th

Visiting Writers Series

Ada Limon

7:30pm

LAB 108

 

September 25th

Philosophy & Religion Forum

Dr. Anthony Neal

6:30pm

LAB 108

 

September 27th

McCarthy Lecture Series

Kathryn Barbier

5:30pm

LAB 101

 

October 3rd

Visiting Writers Series

Eduardo Corral

7:30pm

LAB 108

 

October 9th

Two If By Sea

War & Society Roundtable

Presenter: Kenneth Swope

Book: Like Froth Floating on the Sea: The World of Pirates and Seafarers in Late Imperial South China by Robert J. Antony

Hattiesburg Library – 6:00pm

 

November 6th

Philosophy & Religion Forum

Dr. Ted Ammon

6:30pm

LAB 108

 

November 13th

Two If By Sea

War & Society Roundtable

Presenter: Jeremy Maxwell

Book: Granuaile: Grace O‘Malley – Ireland’s Pirate Queen by Anne Chambers

Hattiesburg Library – 6:00pm

 

November 15th

Visiting Writers Series

Hanif Abdurraqib

7:30pm

IC 101