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Southern Miss News Wednesday, August 22, 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 Tri Delta sorority raising more than $86,000 for its longtime charity St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and the Southern Miss Alumni Association announcing dates for Eagle Landing tailgate locations for away football games this year.

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

Tri Delta's Support of St. Jude Hospital Tops $86,000 for 2017-2018

The Phi Epsilon chapter of Delta Delta Delta (Tri Delta) at The University of Southern Mississippi raised more than $86,000 during the fundraising cycle of July 2017- July 2018 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, its longtime charity and service beneficiary.

Founded in 1962, St. Jude Hospital specializes in the treatment and research of catastrophic illnesses affecting children. The Phi Epsilon Chapter was named Overall St. Jude Chapter of the Year in 2016, the highest philanthropy award that can be bestowed upon a chapter.

Additional News Release

Southern Miss Alumni Association to Host Eagle Landing Tailgates

The University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Association is excited to announce four Eagle Landing tailgate locations for the 2018 Golden Eagle football season. In conjunction with the Eagle Club, the Alumni Association will host Eagle Landing tailgates prior to away football games in Auburn, Ala.; Denton, Texas; Charlotte, N.C.; and Birmingham, Ala.

Photo/Video Opportunity

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop Wednesday, Aug. 22, for any residents in Harrison and surrounding counties interested in buying a home. The workshop will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the briefing room of the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII at 10430 Three Rivers Road in Gulfport. To schedule coverage, contact Alma Ellis at 601.432.6975.

Did You Know?

Equipped for both day cruises and overnight trips, the R/V Jim Franks expands the high-quality education and research opportunities the University provides as a leading marine science institution. The vessel features both wet and dry laboratories and allows University researchers to conduct projects such as water testing, trawling, long-lining, surveying and research trips to the Mississippi barrier islands. 

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