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Southern Miss News Monday, October 22, 2018

Welcome to the daily email for media members that includes news and notes from The University of Southern Mississippi. Today's message includes news releases about a USM business student winning the Mississippi Young Bankers Leadership Scholarship and a preview of the University's annual silent movie featuring organist Dr. Douglas Rust. In addition, USM biology Professor Donald Yee is available to discuss a recent report indicating that insect depletion could be reaching a crisis level.

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 Student Wins 2018 Mississippi Young Bankers Leadership Scholarship

Brandon Cade, a junior finance major at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been awarded the 2018 Mississippi Young Bankers (MYB) Leadership Scholarship by the Mississippi Bankers Association.

A finance professor from each of the state's eight public universities nominates a single student for the MYB Leadership Scholarship. Only one student in the state is chosen to receive the scholarship. Cade is the sixth USM student to win the $2,000 scholarship in the last eight years.

Additional News Release

Annual Silent Movie featuring Dr. Douglas Rust Set for Oct. 30

The University of Southern Mississippi presents its annual silent movie featuring organist Dr. Douglas Rust on October 30 at 7:30 p.m. in Marsh Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus. This event is free and is open for all to attend.

Photo/Video Opportunity

The Gulf Coast Library at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach is hosting “The Gulf of America,” an art exhibit featuring the work of award-winning Bay St. Louis artist Herb Willey. Sixty original transparent watercolor paintings, set on the Gulf Coast, will be on display until Nov. 22. This exhibit, based on Willey's project, “Along Beach Boulevard,” depicts everyday scenes along Mississippi's Highway 90. To schedule coverage, contact Jenny Tate at 228.865.4574 or jenny.tateFREEMississippi.

Expert Availability

Insects around the world are in a crisis, according to a small but growing number of long-term studies showing dramatic declines in invertebrate populations. A new report suggests that the problem is more widespread than scientists realized. USM biology Professor Donald Yee is available today to discuss the potential impacts from massive insect declines. To schedule an interview, email mediaexpertsFREEMississippi. For a full list of USM media experts visit:

Did You Know?

Southern Miss is home to a diverse student body representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi.

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