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Southern Miss News Monday June 4, 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 announcing USM earning Military Friendly Gold Status for the second consecutive year; dates for annual summer parties sponsored by the USM Alumni Association; and the Gulf Park campus earning recycling bins through a Coca-Cola/Keep America Beautiful grant program.

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

USM Veterans Center Earns Military-Friendly Gold Status for Second Straight Year

For the second consecutive year The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) has been designated a “Gold Status” Military Friendly School by Victory Media for 2018-19.

The designation recognizes USM for its continued extraordinary commitment in caring for and providing engaged assistance to support military veterans, service members and their families. Over the last four years Victory Media has designated USM as a Military Friendly institution.

Additional News Releases

USM Alumni Association Announces Dates for Annual Summer Parties

USM Gulf Park Earns Recycling Bins through Coca-Cola/Keep America Beautiful Grant Program

Photo and/or Video Opportunities
The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection is one of North America's leading research centers in the field of children's literature. The Collection holds the original manuscripts and illustrations of more than 1,300 authors and illustrators, as well as 180,000+ published books dating from 1530 to the present. The collection is located on the second floor of Cook Library on the Hattiesburg campus. To schedule coverage, call Van Arnold or David Tisdale.

The “Let's Build Hattiesburg” STEAM camp is being held this week at the Lake Thoreau Environmental Center. This camp, for rising 3rd grade and 6th grade students, will introduce kids to all of the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) elements involved with planning and building a community. They will begin by learning a bit about the history of Hattiesburg and trying to understand how the 'Burg came to be. Campers will meet planners, engineers, architects, scientists, artists, and many other people who are necessary for planning and creating a vibrant city. To schedule coverage, call Van Arnold or David Tisdale.