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Scientists and teachers, business leaders and policy makers, and officers for the US Army. The University of Southern Mississippi and its Army ROTC program prepare students to be innovators and leaders for the 21st century. We produce lieutenants for the active Army, the National Guard, and the US Army Reserves, each with a breadth of perspective who:

  • Demonstrate a capacity for excellence
  • Confident they will be competent Army leaders because of the rigor of the program
  • Committed to the Army for the duration and open-minded about further service

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USM Professor Bob Press speaks with current human rights activist Javan Owala. (photo by Betty Press)


USM Professor Conducting Human Rights Research in Kenya

An abiding love for Kenya and its people has drawn University of Southern Mississippi Associate Professor Bob Press back to the African nation to research past and present non-violent, human rights social movements.

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Richard Perry, tuba, with Ellen Elder, piano at Marsh Auditorium

The Faculty Artist Series features our distinguished faculty who perform on world-class stages and teach at festivals and conferences around the globe. Come see them live as they share their artistry with the community and perform recitals, solo repertoire, chamber music, premieres of new works and more! This free performance features Richard Perry, tuba, with Ellen Elder, piano.


10:00 am

Dixie Darling Clinics at Payne Center

Learn everything you need to know to become a Dixie Darling at the Dixie Darling Clinic in the Payne Center. The clinic will be offered on two separate dates: January 25, 2020 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and February 23, 2020 from 2 - 5 p.m. A $30 fee is required and must be paid at the door.


7:30 pm

Community Flute Recital: Danilo Mezzadri, flute at Marsh Auditorium

The Faculty Artist Series presents a Community Flute Recital. This recital will feature a collaboration of four Hattiesburg flutists, Rachel Ciraldo, Lindsey Keay, Danilo Mezzadri, and Susie Ruggiero Mezzadri, in a fun and varied program of solo and ensemble repertoire. This event is free and open to the public.


10:00 am

"Slide" an Exhibit by Visiting Artist Mary McDonnell at George Hurst Building - Gallery of Art and Design

An opening reception will be held on January 30, 2020 at 5 p.m. Mary McDonnell’s expressive abstract paintings visualize her sensory experience of the natural world. McDonnell’s practice is at once meditative and active: her painstakingly layered washes of ink, paint, and turpentine suggest ambient noise or variegated light, while vigorous marks made with unconventional tools like bamboo, sticks, and rubber convey staccato notes and earthy physicality.


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Southern Flute Festival at Marsh Auditorium

The 7th edition of the Southern Flute Festival features USM alumnus Dr. Jesus Castro, and several other guest artists. Participants will enjoy two days of activities devoted to all things related to flute and flute music. Recitals are free, however the event requires registration. For more information, contact Dr. Mezzadri.

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