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Southern Miss News Thursday, July 12, 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 the annual Eaglepalooza event returning to Downtown Hattiesburg and the USM Alumni Association announcing a new executive committee for 2018-19. In addition Dr. Joseph Weinberg, assistant professor in the Department of Political Science, International Development & International Affairs, is available to discuss how the escalating tariff war between the U.S. and China is impacting our economy.

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

Today's Top Story

Popular Eaglepalooza Set for Return to Downtown Hattiesburg in 2018

One of The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Student Government Association's premier community events is returning to downtown Hattiesburg for the first time since 2015, University and City of Hattiesburg officials announced on Wednesday.

With Front Street as the announcement's backdrop, Student Government Association (SGA) President McKenna Stone announced the concert event will be held Saturday, Sept. 15, beginning at 3 p.m. and continuing into the evening.

Additional News Release

Bradley Appointed to Lead Southern Miss Alumni Association Executive Committee

The University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Association installed its executive committee for the 2018-19 fiscal year on July 1, with Hattiesburg native Kim Bradley assuming the duties of president. The committee is comprised of alumni who are accomplished leaders in their communities and demonstrate strong commitment to the betterment of the University.

Media Expert Availability

The tariff war between the United States and China continues to escalate with U.S. soybean prices hitting a 10-year low. Dr. Joseph Weinberg, assistant professor in the Department of Political Science, International Development & International Affairs at USM, is available today to explain the significance of tariffs and why they are so important to countries around the world. To schedule an interview, emailmediaexpertsFREEMississippi. For a full list of USM media experts visit:

Photo and/or Video Opportunities
Midsummer Musical Theatre Experience is being held on USM's Hattiesburg campus until July 20. The camp is designed to help children ages 8-15 develop acting, singing and dancing skills. The campers will perform Giants in the Sky, winner of the 2017 Children's Musical Theatre Festival, New York City. The camp is held from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the Department of Theatre. To schedule coverage, Van Arnold or David Tisdale.

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