Southern Miss News Monday, July 23, 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 a USM doctoral candidate's internship with the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness for the City of New Orleans, and a reminder about the annual Eagle Fanfare event set for next month. In addition, Dr. David Lee, associate professor of educational research and administration is available to discuss the performance and behaviors of K-12 school district boards and their members.
Today's Top Story
Homeland Security Internship Provides Communications Studies Student With Unique Opportunity
A University of Southern Mississippi Ph.D. candidate in communication studies, Sean Fourney wanted to better understand how risk communication is managed in larger levels of discourse beyond interpersonal interactions.
He found what he believes is the perfect opportunity to do just that in a summer internship with the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness for the City of New Orleans.
Additional News Release
Southern Miss Alumni Association Set to Host 20th Annual Gulf Coast Beach Bash
The Southern Miss Alumni Association, in conjunction with the Department of Athletics, will hold the 20th Annual Gulf Coast Beach Bash on Thursday, from 6-8 p.m. at the Biloxi Civic Center. All Southern Miss fans are invited to visit with Southern Miss coaches, athletes, cheerleaders and Seymour.
Media Expert Availability
Dr. David Lee, associate professor of educational research and administration is an expert on performance and behaviors of K-12 school district boards and their members. He is available today to discuss any of those topics. He is director of the newly-formed Center for Board Behavior Reform (www.Boardsthatwork.org) To schedule an interview, contact David Tisdale or Van Arnold. For a full list of USM media experts visit: http://news.usm.edu/resource/usm-faculty-experts-media-requests.
Photo and/or Video Opportunities
The University of Southern Mississippi, through a cooperative effort with the Duke University Talent Identification Program, is hosting a three-week Summer Program for Academically Talented Youth that runs through July 27. The program is designed for exceptional students who are currently enrolled in grades 7, 8, 9 and 10. The Summer Program's goal is to provide a balance of educational, cultural and recreational experiences. 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 usm.edu.