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Southern Miss News Thursday, May 17, 2018

Welcome to the daily email for media members that includes news and notes from The University of Southern Mississippi. Today's email includes a news release about a USM professor's contributions to the Poor People's Campaign; the addition of three patient simulators in the College of Nursing; and the availability of a media expert to speak to the legalization of sports betting across the country.

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

Today's Top Story

University of Southern Mississippi Nursing Unveils State-of-the-Art Patient Simulators

“Harvey” isn't much of a talker, but as the newest patient simulator in The University of Southern Mississippi's College of Nursing Clinical Simulation Lab, his contributions to educating the next generation of nurses will speak volumes.

“The Next Generation Harvey®” is one of three patient simulators purchased by the College of Nursing with the support of a generous donation from Southern Miss benefactors Chuck and Rita Scianna.

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Additional News Releases
Social Work Professor Helps Pick up MLK's Baton with New Poor People's Campaign
Home of Your Own Workshop Set for June 9 in Jackson, Miss.

Media Expert Availability
Dr. Deanne Stephens is a noted authority on the history of gambling in Mississippi. She is located at the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach and is available to speak to media about the impact of the recent Supreme Court ruling that paves the way for sports betting across the country. Dr. Stephens' best availability today is from 8:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. If you would like to arrange for an interview, email%20mediaexpertsFREEMississippi.

A full list of USM media experts can be found at:

Upcoming Photo and/or Video Opportunities

The DuBard School for Language Disorders is hosting an Awards Day to recognize outstanding students, especially 15 students who are exiting the DuBard School's full-time enrollment program. The program is set for 10 a.m., Friday, May 18, at the University's Payne Center.