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Southern Miss News Tuesday, September 11, 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 two accounting students earning Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants scholarships and a USM faculty member's recent work in the Philippines teaching Lessac Kinesensics Practice-Based Research. In addition, geology/geography Professor Tommy Patterson is available to discuss the potential impacts of Hurricane Florence hitting the U.S. East Coast.

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 Accounting Students Earn MSCPA Scholarships

University of Southern Mississippi accounting students Jenna VanDan and Aubrey Sanders have been awarded the Rhyne E. Neubert Scholarship by the Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA) Foundation.

VanDan is a senior from Summit, Miss., while Sanders is a Hattiesburg, Miss. native currently pursuing her Master in Professional Accountancy at USM.

Additional News Release

Theatre Professor, Program Alumna Continue International Advancement of Lessac Kinesensics

A University of Southern Mississippi (USM) faculty member widely renowned for her expertise in the holistic and creative voice and body development known as Lessac Kinesensics Training, taught and conducted Lessac Kinesensics Practice-Based Research in Manila, Philippines recently along with a USM alumna.

Media Expert Availability

Dr. Tommy Patterson, visiting professor in geology and geography, is available today to discuss the potential impacts of Hurricane Florence as it moves closer to landfall along the East Coast. An expert in climate and weather, he can also provide insight into how and why waves coming off the coast of Africa ultimately develop into tropical storms. To schedule an interview, emailmediaexpertsFREEMississippi. For a full list of USM media experts visit:

Photo/Video Opportunity

USM's Gulf Park campus in Long Beach is hosting “Welcome Week 2018” festivities Sept. 11-13. Today's events include:

-Student Employment and Resource Fair from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on the third floor of the Gulf Coast Library. Students can meet with representatives and apply for various positions on campus.

-Stress Less Day program from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. in the Fleming Education Center rotunda. Chair yoga sessions and complimentary chair massages will be provided. Students can learn valuable stress management techniques.

To schedule coverage, contact Jenny Tate, Gulf Park Campus Communication Officer, at 228.865.4574, jenny.tateFREEMississippi

Did You Know?

As the leading research institution for the Gulf South, The University of Southern Mississippi educates nearly 15,000 students, supports approximately 7,000 jobs, and has an annual economic impact of more than $600 million on the state.

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