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Southern Miss News Monday, July 16, 2018

Welcome to the daily email for media members that includes news and notes from The University of Southern Mississippi. Today's email includes news releases about an upcoming Small Business Roundtable event on the Hattiesburg campus and USM's Marine Education Center receiving new corporate sponsorships from coast businesses. In addition, history professors Kevin Greene and Rebecca Tuuri, are available today to discuss the Justice Department's reopening of the Emmett Till murder case.

Media inquiries can be directed to Van Arnold at 601.266.5568 or van.arnoldFREEMississippi or David Tisdale at 601.266.4499 or d.g.tisdaleFREEMississippi.

Today's Top Story

Small Business Roundtable Event Set for August 6 at USM's Scianna Hall

The College of Business has joined with the Small Business Administration and the Area Development Partnership to host a Small Business Roundtable from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. on Monday, August 6 at Scianna Hall on The University of Southern Mississippi's Hattiesburg campus.

The roundtable is designed to help the Small Business Administration in identifying challenges that small businesses face with federal regulations and statutes.

Additional News Release

USM's Marine Education Center Receives New Corporate Sponsorships from Coastal Businesses

The University of Southern Mississippi's (USM) Marine Education Center (MEC) has received two new sponsorships from Biloxi-based businesses, Sharkheads and Killer Bee Bait, towards the future development of summer camp programming. The MEC serves as the education and outreach arm of USM's School of Ocean Science and Engineering (SOSE).

Media Expert Availability

The Justice Department announced last week that it was reopening the investigation into the 1955 murder of Emmett Till, a 14-year-old Mississippi youth whose mutilated body was found in the Tallahatchie River. USM history professors Kevin Greene and Rebecca Tuuri, both experts in the area of Civil Rights, are available today to discuss the Emmitt Till case. To schedule an interview, email mediaexpertsFREEMississippi. For a full list of USM media experts visit:

Photo and/or Video Opportunities

USM's Lake Thoreau Environmental Center is hosting River Camp II this week. The center is partnering with Georgia Pacific Leaf River Cellulose to offer free camp tuition to rising 3rd-6th grade students in Perry County. This camp will explore the ecology of the singing river of south Mississippi, the Pascagoula Watershed. Students will explore the Pascagoula Watershed including the headwaters at Lake Thoreau, Black Creek, Leaf River, and the Pascagoula River itself as it flows into the Gulf of Mexico. To schedule coverage, contact David Tisdale or Van Arnold.

About The University of Southern Mississippi

Founded in 1910, The University of Southern Mississippi is a comprehensive doctoral and research-driven university with a proud history and an eye on the future. A dual-campus university, Southern Miss serves students on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, in addition to five teaching and research sites in Mississippi and through Online at Southern Miss. Since 2006, our students have collected three Truman Scholarships and 18 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. USM students also lead Mississippi with 21 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Our Drapeau Center for Undergraduate Research affords our students meaningful research opportunities, and as a proven leader in innovation, we conduct transformative research that translates into real-world solutions. As one of only 36 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music, we are a haven for creativity and artistic expression. In the classroom or lab, on the playing field, or in the performance hall, we strive to have a positive impact not only on our students, but also the world around us. Further information is found at