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Southern Miss News Tuesday, August 7, 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 Registered Piano Technician Lonnie Young serving as a featured presenter at an International Piano Institute and Dr. Carol Connell being named Associate Dean of the University's College of Education and Human Sciences. In addition, Dr. Ward Sayre, associate professor economics, is available to discuss the possibility of another recession in the U.S. 

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 Registered Piano Technician Featured Presenter at International Institute

Lonnie Young, Registered Piano Technician in The University of Southern Mississippi's School of Music, was a featured presenter to more than 670 attendees, including piano service specialists, manufacturers and suppliers from around the world, at the 61st annual Piano Technicians Guild Convention and Technical Institute in Lancaster, Pa.

Nearly 100 technicians attended their first PTG convention, and the tradeshow featured ten first time exhibitors.

Additional News Release

Connell Named Associate Dean of USM College of Education and Human Sciences Dr. Carol Connell, professor of nutrition in the School of Kinesiology and Nutrition, has been named Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education in the College of Education and Human Sciences at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Media Expert Availability
Numerous economic experts have warned that the United States could be headed for a downturn similar to The Great Recession of 2008. USM Associate Professor Ward Sayre, director of the Economics Undergraduate Program, is available today to discuss the possibility of a looming recession. To schedule an interview, contact Van Arnold or David Tisdale. For a full list of USM media experts visit:

Photo and/or Video Opportunity
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.To schedule coverage, call Van Arnold or David Tisdale.

Did You Know?

Southern Miss has partnered with Boeing to lead research and development on next-generation composite materials to make aircraft lighter and safer. 

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