Fall 2016 Deadlines

Class Dates
  • Mini Session: August 8th - 19th
  • Full Term: August 24th - December 9th  
  • 8W1: August 24th - October 14th
  • 8W2: October 17th - December 9th
Last Day to add/drop without Academic/Financial Penalty
  • Mini Session: August 8th
  • Full Term: August 31st
  • 8W1: August 26th
  • 8W2: October 19th 
Last day to receive 100% refund
  • Mini Session: August 8th
  • Full Term: August 31st
  • 8W1: August 26th
  • 8W2: October 19th
Last day to drop classes without instructor permission
  • Mini Session: August 8th
  • Full Term: August 31st
  • 8W1: August 26th
  • 8W2: October 19th

 All approved drops will result in grade of “W” within these dates

  • Mini Session: August 9th - August 16th
  • Full Term: September 1st - November 4th
  • 8W1: August 27th - September 28th
  • 8W2: October 17th - November 22nd
Last day to make and add/drop course request or withdraw from the University and receive a grade of “W”
  • Mini Session: August 16th
  • Full Term: November 4th
  • 8W1: September 28th
  • 8W2: November 22nd
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!

  • Jessica Guzman, PhD student in creative writing, was chosen out of 115 poets to be awarded the Tinhouse Winter Workshop Scholarship in her genre. 
  • Hiba Tahir, English major, her Student Printz article, "In a world of frat bros, Muslim student tries her luck on Tinder", has been republished in several national newspapers, including the Sun Herald. 
  • Jonathan Puckett, English major, was recently featured in The Wall Street Journal on his exciting work and discoveries tracing his ancestry
  • Paige Gray, English Literature PhD alumni. Her article "Kids Don't Need to Understand 'Grit'" was recently published in Time Magazine.
  • Nathaniel Schumann, undergraduate English major, has been selected to intern at the University Press of Mississippi.
  • Dr. Emily Stanback, published her chapter "Disability, Sympathy, and Encounter in Wordsworth' Lyrical Ballads (1798)" in the collection Disabling Romanticism: Body, Mind & Text by Palgrave/MacMilliam (2016).
  • Dr. Alexandra Valint, published her article "'Wheel me over there!' Disability and Colin's Wheelchair in The Secret Garden" by the Children's Literature Association Quarterly, Fall 2016.
  • Dr. Luis Iglesias, published his essay, "James Fenimore Cooper as Art Critic and Connoisseur," in the James Fenimore Cooper Society Journal, Spring/Summer 2016.
  • Dr. Philip C. Kolin, University Distinguished Professor Emeritus, was the Featured Poet for the Spring 2016 issue of Third Wednesday which published nine of his new poems.
    Kolin also published reviews in the Summer 2016 issue of African American Review and in the June 20th-27th issue of America
  • Lauren Vierling, undergraduate English major on USMGC and Sigma Tau Delta member. Her short story "Surrogates" has been selected for publication in Sigma Tau Delta's award winner journal Rectangle.
  • Dr. Jonathan Barron, recently had an article, titled "How Billy Collins Breathes Light Into the Post-9/11 Darkness" published online by Public Square
  • Dr. Eric Tribunella, introduced and edited Left to Themselves, the rediscovered and republished novel by Edward Prime-Stevenson.
  • Joe Holt, PhD student, won a 2016 AWP Intro Journal Award for his short story "Make It Yours".
  • Allison Campbell, PhD student, won a 2016 AWP Intro Journal Award in creative non-fiction for her essay "What Work Is".
  • Meredith McPhail, honors college student and english major. We are proud of Meredith and her acceptance into a number of prestigious law schools.
  • Dr. Joyce Inman, was named the recipient of the 2015-2016 Arts & Letters Junior Faculty Member of the Year Award by the College Awards Committee.
  • Dr. Jonathan Barron, was named the recipient of the 2015-2016 Arts & Letters Researcher of the Year Award by the College Awards Committee.
  • Mary Beth Wolverton, won 1st place for her oral presentation at the USM graduate symposium.
  • Alli Tharp, selected the 2016 Graduate Assistant of the year by USM graduate school.
  • Allison Campbell, winner of the 2016 Graduate Teaching Award.
  • Mary Stephens, received the Children's Literature Association's Honor Essay Award in the doctoral student category for her essay "Judy Blume's Big Fat Problem: Bullying, Femininity, and Weight in Blubber."
  • Anastasia Stelse, a PhD student in creative writing, won the Kathanne W. Green Essay Award, given annually by the Committee on Services and Resources for Women (CSRW). 
  • Dr. Alexandra Valint, has been awarded the Aubrey Keith Lucas and Ella Ginn Lucas Endowment for Faculty Excellence for the 2016-2017 academic year .
  • Caroline Bradley, sophomore English major, elected USM SGA president.
  • Allison Tharp, PhD student in literature, awarded 2nd place overall at the National 3 Minute Thesis Competition in Charlotte, NC. She was the highest place Humanities Winner at this competition and the Grand Champion winner at the USM 3 Minute Thesis competition. 
  • Destini Williams, winner of the English Department's Gwendolyn Brooks Award for an Original Poem at the "For My People" poetry event. 
  • Deja Moore, winner of the Frances Harper Award for the Delivery of a Historical Poem at the "For My People" poetry event. 
  • Professor Emeritus Dr. Philip Kolin has published a new book of 50 poems entitled Emmett Till in Different StatesThe book commemorates the 60th anniversary of Till's savage murder that ignited the Civil Rights Movement.
  • Dr. Rebecca Powellcoordinator of Live Oak Writing Project. This is a collaborative program of The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus and Mississippi coastal schools and its purpose is to help teachers improve as writers and effective teachers of writing. Read more about the project here.
  • Mary Ryan Karnes, mentored by Andrew Milward, won the 2015-2016 SPUR (Scholars Program for Undergraduate Research) Award.
  • Kristy Cleveland Burkhart, alumni, won Teacher of the Year for 2015/2016 at Theodore High School in  Mobile, Alabama.
  • Trey Price, alumni, won Teacher of the Year for 2015/2016 at Gaushen High School in Troy, Alabama.

FALL 2016 Events

Digital Archives Research Group presents
Archives and Digital Humanities 101
Wednesday, September 14th from 3:30 to 5:00 in LAB 203 
Digital Archives Research Group presents
Special Collections Open House
Wednesday, October 12th from 3:00 to 5:00 in McCain Library, room 305
Pre-Performance Talk Series
Next to Normal, by Bran Yorkey and Tom Kitt
talk by Dr. Martina Sciolino, Department of English
Thursday, October 13th @ 6:30pm
Woods Theatre
Visiting Writers Series welcomes
Aimee Nezhukumatathil
Wednesday, October 26th @ 7:30pm
Gonzales Auditorium 
Eagles Write! 
Student Reading and Reception
Thursday, October 27th, 2016
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Speaking Center Workshop room
Sigma Tau Delta Halloween Game Night
Thursday, October 26th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
LAB 205
Digital Archives Research Group presents
Teaching with Archives: A Pedagogy Workshop
Friday, November 4th from 2:00 to 4:00 in LAB 203
Thursday, November 17th @5pm in the Theatre and Dance Building, Studio 115
Pre-Performance Talk Series
Silent Sky, by Lauren Gunderson
talk by Dr. Sabine Heinhorst, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Sunday, December 6th @ 1pm
Woods Theatre
Pre-Performance Talk Series
Peer Gynt, by Henrik Ibsen
talk by Dr. Angela Ball, Department of English
Sunday, December 4th @ 1pm
Woods Theatre